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HE'S A REGULAR COPPER ON HIS BEAT, BUT
ONLY A HUSBAND IN HJS HOME
"Keep movin' and don't give me
any back talk or I'll run you in. Go
right on now. Wiifttf-s. that you said?
Well, you gave me a nasty look. Take
it off your face this minute and move
or I'll take' you to the station."
"You, there! Didn't you hear the
whistle? I don't care if it didn't
blow till you got started. You back
up and stay where you belong or I'll
take you off the wagon and run you
Thats the way it sounds when the
copper's on the beat, but occasional
ly, as yesterday, sidelights of the way
the copper gets his at home;' where
his order don't go, come out in the
court of domestic relations. John
Morrison was on the police force so
long that he's now getting a pension
while he works as a special officer
in a loop hotel. He is a copper with
ideas of the obedience due an officer.
He listened as Mrs. Morrison said
they were living separate lives, Mor
rison sleeping, at home in the flat
building he owns on W. Monroe st,
with his door barricaded, and eating
his meals at the hotel, the while he
didn't turn any money over to her
and was suing the tenants of the top
v flat of the building because they paid
"I had $1,150 in the bank," said
Morrison, when his turn came, "and
she had me put it in both our names
- and when I went to the bank to see,
how much there was there she had
spent it all."
"Well, it was part of my mdney,"
said Mrs. Morrison. "The money I
had when we were married he stuck
into the flat building and now he says
it's his building."
"And she wouldn't let me have any
thing to do with the raising of my
son,",said Morrison. "The boy's now
17, he's over six feet tall and weighs
165 pounds, and when I got him a
job at Farwell's she got him out of
it because she said it was too hard
work for mm. -
"I am paying for him to have a mu
sical career," said Mrs. Morrison. "He
takes his music lessons at 12:30 twice
a week and it interferes if he has ;
other work. Besides he's grown so
tall for his age' that he isn't very
"I'd- like to know what she did with
my $1,150," almost sobbed Morrison.
"She won't say what she did with it."
"I lived on it the year you ran a.way
'and left me without supporting me,
and since you haven't given -me any
money for two years I "have been liv- ,
ing on that and giving my son .his
"I couldfi't get along at atf at
home," pleaded the ex-copper, "and'
I went -away, but I just boarded "in
the city for ten months, and when
I went back to the house she Invited
me to stay for dinner and I did, and
then in July I went to the bank and
my money was spent"
Mrs. Morrison, who has a very
meek, sweet expression, made no
"Why'djd you leave?" asked Ass't
State's Att'y Roeinia.
"She ordered me out and locked
the door on me," said the copper.
"Morrison told Judge Newcomer he
would like to collect the""rehtvof the
top flat, that he gets $55 pensionand
$50 a month from-his Job, and is will
ing to give, his wife $7.50 a week and
buy fiie coal for her flat
Mrs. Morrison agreed, and while
she 'listened to the admonition of the
judge that she should make the 17-year-old'get
a real jab the expression
on her face was quite as non-committal
as one could 'imagine it was
when Morrison tried to be a copper
at home and found It didn't work. ,
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