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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 09, 1913, Image 14

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r-jf. 33 Gene Morygeax
Day Dreaming is the art of lining
the clouds of life with sterling silver,
highly embossed and engraved. Also
of gilding one's topes like a circus
band wagon.
Day-dreaming is more fun than a
picnic. It's the thing that raises the
ante in anticipation.
A Chinaman Inhaling' hop may
imagine he has married into the Van
derbilt family and that he has just
bought the Hearst building for
a 1908 coon song. But he isn't any
more joyous over his yen shee than
your plain day-dreamer.
It's great to get up from a heavy
dinner and go out on the lawn, to re
cline for day dreams. You point
your knees toward the cerulean skfes
and you dig your shoulder blades in
to the grass blades.
' Then you start your mental movie
show! While day-dreaming it makes no
difference if you are poor. You rub
the wishing ring. All of a sudden you
find yourself riding in a luxurious
six-cylinder, six-seater, six-lugger,
$6,000 limousine. You are smoking
a six-bit cigar and going like sixty.
Mere pedestrians point y6u out as the
millionaire kid.
Or else, in your mind's eye you
lamp yourself strolling down a shady
lane, dressed in the height of (fashion
and a clean collar. You are propos
ing marriage to a young heiress of
14-karat beauty, who .blushes and
murmurs "You- for mine."
Or you are leading a foflorn hope
to victory with the Stars and Stripes
wrapped about your bullet-proof,
Or you-are accepting the nomina
tion for governor of the state, or you
are being honored with an LL. D. de
gree at Hah-vard, or you are bending
over the limp Torm of your; opponent
.after the wallop that made you mid
dleweight champ, of the world
Or you are finding pay dirt in
Alaskan gold fields, or you are get
ting slavish attention "from the head
waiter in a Broadway food mosque,
or you are stepping aboard your own
private yacht, or yau are receiving
ten curtain calls In vaudeville
Or you are .making the 'first pay
ment on a two-by-four chicken farm.
a, cluck!
- But the last named day-dream i3
the one that takes the pinfeathers in
the long run. Most day dreams have
arway of melting, like ice on the fore
head of a hang-over. But the chicken
farm dream comes to city men after
middie age.
As for the day-dreams of the fair
sex, we wot not. Styles In millinery
change bo often these days!
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A'lighthouse of bamboo, which is In
use in -Japan, Issaid to have great
power of resisting the waves, and
does not rot like ordinary wood. .

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