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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 25, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 2

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(Pizza) would give information and make a statement concerning the re
lations between the said defendant, Robert McCormick, and Mrs. Amie L
Adams, formerly the wife of Edward S. Adams."
According to the charges made in Pizza's bill, he was arrested on a
charge of having received commissions or a bonus for the purchase of sup
plies, parts, or for work done on cer
tain automobiles owned by McCor
mick while he wa&-in McCormick's
Fitzgerald, alleged by Pizza to have
been in McCormick's employ, appear
ed before Judge Caverly on Aug. 1,
1914, and secured a warrant, which
was turned over to Michael Mills for
Then, the bill complains, instead of
being taken directly to a police sta
tion, he was brought before Nick
Hunt, who hadn't any right to ex
amine prisoners.
Then he was taken to a room in
the City Hall without his consent and
against his will and was detained
four hours, during which he was in
terrogated concerning the claim of
Edward S. Adams against Robert R.
Pizza charges that "thereafter
Michael Mills acting under orders
from or by procurement of the de
fendants, Robert R, McCormick and
Nicholas Hunt, removed him to a cell
in the detective headquarters and
notwithstanding that he made repeat
ed demands that he be informed of
the charge against him and he be al
lowed to retain counsel and that he
be booked and be allowed to get bail,
the said defendant, Michael Mills, re
fused to allow him to see counsel and
refused to inform him of the charge
against him, and refused to book him,
and refused to permit him to seek
He charges that he was so held for
ten hours, during which time he was
frequently quizzed concerning any
information he might have on any
relations between McCormick and
Mrs. Adams.
On Aug. 3 Pizza was brought be
fore" Judge Caverly The case was
continued to Aug. 13 and on that day
continued again until Aug. 20.
On the latter day, with the permis
sion of attorneys for Pizza, the com
plaint was amended. He was fined
$15. His attorneys have appealed the
Pizza complains that the actions of
the defendants "greatly injured his
credit and his reputation and he has
been brought into public scandal, in
famy and disgrace and has suffered
pain in both body and mind."
5. E. Thomasson, attorney for Mc
Cormick, when asked about the suit,
"Arrest of Pizza at instigation of
Mr. McCormick was for rebating and
Pizza was found guilty and fined in
Judge Caverly's court in August,
about August 20. Evidence against
the defendant showed he had an ar
rangement with an oil dealer by
which he was paid from 1 to 2 cents
a gallon for all oil bought for Mr.
McCormick and 10 cents a gallon on
cylinder oil.
"A suit for malicious prosecution
has no basis where the defendant has
been found guilty. I have not read
the declaration in the suit brought by
Pizza, so I don't understand clearly
what it is he charges against Mr. Mc
Cormick. But I am sure it is not a
bona-fide suit brought for bona-fide
Samuel Sklar, 1306 S. Troy st.f
found burglar in home. Gave battle.
Man escaped.
James Quinlan, blind inmate of
Oak Forest Infirmary, was left $3,000
in will of his sister over a year ago.
Found by Bureau "of Public Welfare.
Three men threw brick through
window of August Stone's jewelry
-tore ?,0 W. Division st, early to
day. Watchman chased them. Got
ki-y. ..-- -y-'

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