Reports of Cases Determined in the Appellate Courts of Illinois Volume 181

Reports of Cases Determined in the Appellate Courts of Illinois Volume 181

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...SMITH delivered the opinion of the court. This appeal is from a judgment of the Superior court of Cook county, entered upon a verdict in favor of the plaintiff, Emma Dietze, administratrix of the estate of Adolph Dietze, deceased, against the Riverview Park Company, defendant, appellant here. The declaration avers that the defendant, on June 28, 1908, was possessed of a certain inclosure called "Riverview Park," located at or near the intersection of Belmont and Western avenues in the city of Chicago, and that it gave and conducted in the inclosure a public exhibition or show called the "Little Big Horn, ' ' and invited the public at large thereto, charging and receiving an admission fee, and in the exhibition or show firearms were used; that plaintifl's intestate, Adolph Dietze, paid an admission fee to defendant on that day and attended said exhibition or show, and was seated upon a certain seat provided by the defendant for spectators; that the defendant negligently failed to exercise any care to protect the deceased from injury in the use of said firearms, and negligently permitted a certain firearm to be discharged in a negligent manner at and toward him whereby pieces of metal and wadding were discharged against and into his left leg, inflicting severe injuries and causing him to be afliicted with tetanus from which he died on July 5, 1908. The second count of the declaration is substantially the same as the first. The appellant filed a plea of not guilty and a special plea denying that it was possessed of the inclosure mentioned in the declaration, and that it gave, conducted and provided seats for the show called the "Little Big Horn." The evidence on behalf of the plaintiff tended to...show more

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  • Paperback | 246 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 445g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236950550
  • 9781236950550