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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 21, 1913, Image 8

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Coming down on the street ca with us this morning a little, flushed
faced, bewhiskered German gentleman remarked:
"By gollies, I've been in Chicago for thirty-three years and this is the
first time a snow storm hit us as early as the twenty-first of October.
"It's -the same old story, though. We've had a good hot summer and
a long stretch of it. Now we're goin' to git a good cold winter and a long
stretch of it."
It would seem that this fellow, though he is not the weather man, has
been in the Windy City long enough to know what he is talking about.
But, be that as it may
There sure was a change in the atmosphere this morning, not only
from the mercury standpoint, but in the atmosphere that the working
people's hurry-scurry actions, their laughy or grouchy natures, and their
happy or sullen moods create.
All along the line, everybody was chuck full of life; all the street
car seekers were red-cheeked; the corner newsies were full of pep; jthe
motorman, who isn't supposed to talk to passengers, at least looked the
part of full of life; his partner on the other end of the car had a snappy
"good morning and a cheery step forward, please;" the working girls seemed
willing to stand on the back platform and drink in the fresh winter air
Anyway, if that's the sort of an effect the nippy cold winter weather
and snow is going to have on our Windy City, we hope that our "little
flushed-faced, bewhiskered German friend" is correct in his prediction of a
"good cold winter and a long stretch of it."
If we need the cold weather to wake us up and bring out our smiles
and good natures do your worst Mr. Weather Man!
o o
Although the wiser ones of today
look back with" perfect security and
indifference on the trivial and ridicu
lous accidents which alternately af
forded matter of joy and sorrow to
their ancestors, even today it is con
sidered by some as unlucky to pass
under a ladder, to commence any
work or evea a journey on a Friday,
to see a new moon for the first time
through glass, to cross knives and so
Edward IV, at the battle of Mor
timer's Cross, is traditionally report-
ed to have seen three suns, whichj
blended immediately afterward into
one, and to this phenomenon is said
o be due the addition of the sun to
his coatof arms.
Had this incident happened to Ed
ward VII he would have kept it to
himself with the mental resolve to
cut out a couple of glasses of wine at
She Every one says the count is
marrying me for my money. But
really he is a great financier.
He Yes. That is what r thought
when I heard he was to marry yoiu v

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