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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 12, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 5

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OLD MAN MORRISON HAS TO BE
A REGULAR RICH GUY
When a millionaire spends his
money in regular low-brow saloons,
associates with common street walk
ers, throws his cash to cab men and
gives $10 tips to waiters, he is feeble
minded, Hwds the decision of a jury
in the Morrison case yesterday.
When in addition to these a mil
lionaire would visit a leg show and
not grand opera, let fake detectives
put things over on him, liked mys
teries, carried a revolver, refused to
wearswell clothes and lived "at Har
rison 'and Halsted sts., where he was
born he needs some one to watch
him.
- That seemed to be the opinion of
the jury in the probate court when
Edward Morrison, aged millionaire,
who was different, was adjudged a
spendthrift For fear that he might
break the law'of wealth and let ome
of the cash he inherited slip back to
the pockets of the poor, his .relatives
brought the court action.
The judge will now appoint a con
servator who should tell the old man
hosv much he can spend, where he
shalf live, where he must enjpy him
self and with whom. All the cash
that can be recovered by use of the
courts will be gathered in, so that
when Morrison dies thfe estate left
him in childhood wilTb'e as nearly
intact as the law can make it
Prom now on until he passes away
Morrison is expected to lead ihe
sweet life of the regular rich guy. If
he wants to booze he will have to
join a swell club; if he wants to get
stung ie will have to buy bum se
curities and get stung in the rich
man's way; if he wants to cut up
among the women he'll have to dress
up and get into society.
As soon 'as he learns to "shake
the chemise" he may be able 'to mix
with the ladies, but first he must
learn not to swear in public. The
rich don't d6 that
' Jft'li have ty cut out chewing to
bacco. He can smoke dainty cigar
ettes-7-even the ladies do that in so
cietybut it -wouldn't look right to
spit on the, floor at a Lake Shore
drive ball.
If he wants excitement he can
make eyes at some other silkstock
ing's wife. They do that, too, in so
ciety. Old Man Morrison will have to be
more careful in the future about col
lecting, the rents of iis West Side
tenements. In fact, the Chicago
Title & Trust Co. will probably get
the job and the poor tenants will be
treated in a strictly legal manner. If
they don't pay their rent out they
go. No longer will they be able to
appeal to old man Morrison, one of
their kind, for a stay. He hasn't
anything to say about it from now
on. The C. T. & T. Co. will collect
the cash, keep part for expenses and
turn the rest into the Morrisbn bank
account and the estate will grow
stronger as the aged eccentric gets
weaker.
The C. T. & T. Co. may insist that
Morrisdh feove out of the old shack
at Harrison and Halsted, where he
had lived in contentment for most
of his 80 years. This isn't swell
enough for a regular millionaire.
Sometimes old man Morrison is
said to regret that his father bought
up most of the propertyaround Mad-
ison and Clark sts. when it was dirt
cheap. If it hadn't been worth over
seven million he might have been al
lowed to live this life as he saw fit
getting drunk where he pleas,ed, see-
Ing leg shows, mingling with street
walkers and chewing tobacco.
But now he's up against it
PLAN LABOR SCHOOL
A mass meeting of working men
and women to discuss plans f or build
ing a labor school on the Northwest
Side will be held at 2725 W. Division
(Socialist Headquarters) Saturday,
8 p. m. Aid. Rodriguez, A. R. Sha
piro, Thos. Levish and others -will
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