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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 01, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 30

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EIGHT-YEAR BOARD BILL IS CONTESTED POINT
IN McCORMICK-EDWARDS MESS
A bill for eight years' board and
lodging, which Edward S. Adams, the
Board of Trade man, alleges is owed
him by Robert R. McCormick, pub
lisher of the Chicago Tribune, is a
contested point in the federal court
action now on between those two
parties.
Frank L. Wean, referee in bank
ruptcy, today fixed 10 o'clock next
Monday as the time McCormick's at
torney can put Edward S. Adams on
the stand for a special examination
on assets and liabilities.
Edward S. Adams, in affidavits filed
today, states: "For a period of eight
years said petitioner (Robert R. Mc
Cormick) resided at the home of this
respondent (Adams) at Lake Forest,
M., and at Tower Court, Chicago,
with the family of this respondent;
during said entire period he, the said
Robert R. McCormick, paid no com
pensation to your petitioner for his
board or lodging; it was during said
period of time that the notes de
scribed in said petition in bankruptcy
were executed."
Adams' statement then goes on
with allegations of what was hap
pening a few days before and a few
days after the date on which Mrs.
Amie Irwin Adams was granted a di
vorce. The statement:
"During the latter part of Febru
ary, 1914, or early March, 1914, the
respondent had a conversation with
Morrill Dunn, who stated he had
talked with Robert R. McCormick
concerning his cancellation of said
obligation and made the request that
McCormick cancel said obligations in
consideration of the fact that he, the
said McCormick, had for a long time
lived at the home of the aid re
spondent, a period of about ten
years, without any contribution on
the part of his, the said McCormick's,
for board and lodging."
"McCormick stated he then and
there cancelled the obligation and
would return the notes. Early in
March this respondent (Adams) re
ceived from McCormick a pencil
communication on the letterhead of
Shepard, McCormick & Thomasson, .
934 Tribune Bldg., reading: ,
" 'Dear Ed: I had a bad night last
night due to the trip to the country,
perhaps. Hence I have not been able
to get to the bank. Don't let that
bother you. I will send the notes as
soon as I get back. Yours as ever,
Bert.'
"The notes were not returned pur-1
suant to promise in the said pencil
note."
Talks with Cyrus H. Adams and
Morrill Dunn held with Robert R. Mc
Cormick are reported, both claiming
McCormick told them he had destroy
ed the notes.
"The relationship sustained by said
petitioner (McCormick) to thp wife
of this respondent (E. S. Adams)" is
given as the cause of a "controversy"
which has been existing between the
two men since July 6, 1914, and the
petition in bankruptcy, it is claimed,
"has been brought for the purpose of
seeking evidence in possession of the
respondent relating to the contro
versy so pending in the Superior
Court"
McCormick's side of the case will
come out more fully when he is sum
moned to testify in Judge Landis'
court next week following the exam
ination Monday of Edward S. Adams
before the bankruptcy referee.
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Mrs. H. C. Newton, 2454 Indiana vj
av., has quit 21 clubs, to which she
belongs, to take care of home
Mt. Clemens, Mich. Village of
New Haven, near here, destroyed by
fire. Two missing.
Weeping Water, Neb. Town gone
crazy over game of horseshoes. Col
lection taken up to install playing
grounds with electric light for night
playing.
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