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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: APRIL 4, 1D00.
Styles in Men's Hats
Not Much Change in Shape but Green Will Prevail
In Color Pearl Fedoras Still Correct for the Earl
Spring Day The New Trooper Style is Popular.
It Is Just as sure to appear each spring
as the feelings are to get contrary and as
prevalent aa wanderlust. The pearls are
trimmed with black bands, or bands the
color of the hat. A new one haa a very
dark ahade of blue which blends well with
Almost all kin: of hats will be worn
with fancy bands except the derby and
A new combination appeared in Omaha
NY old color, so long as It's
green," Is the color which suits
men best In the wny of hats
for the spring of U19, but
Omahana have not so far taken
kindly to the green headgear
a fantlfttlc, dressy, conservative and the
real sports have In other cities.
This la the opinion of Omaha hatters,
ma of whom have traveled widely In
search of hots, as there Is a hat famine
this year and the dealer who gta next to
a complete line of new hats has to hunt
Buszard'a Bay to Broken Bjw," the green
hats are selling well, just such hats as
came in last year, but the Omaha buyers
are a little slower to buy green hats than
elsewhere. Hatters ascribe this to tho fact
that spring la scarcely here, but will be
within a week, and when the lawns and
trees are green; when , the sprinklers are
nut and cherry blossoms appear, the men
will buy green hats.
Another thing is confronted by the hat
ters. Men's hats don't change In style
and shape as radically as women's hats.
"Change the shape of that man's hat and
he will not buy a new one, but will have
the old one cleaned up or wear It as It Is,"
said a hatter, pointing to a young man
measuring the width of the brim on a new
hat to see If It was wider or narrower
than the brim of the old one. "They want
something so near like' the hat they have
been wearing that It is hard to Introduce
changes or even new colors. The hatter
who advertises that he made the hat your
fathers wore seems to sell the most hats."
For this reason the trooper hats are so
for them tn out-of-the-way plaoes and tn
factories which have been enabled to run
and make a season's stock regardless of
complications artKlng between some east
ern manufacturers and the labor unions.
The green hats are In all shades, but
keep well to the three popular shapes.
put this style on the market this yesr,
though the hatters say It Is Just one year
In advance, ns the change Is a little too
radical and the square crowns will yet be
worn tor many months.
There are hats, very ordinary-looking
hats which glvo men nn opoprl unity to pnv
more than u few shillings f.r ts hut. 8 mis
men's huts, besides the silk hats, cor. fru;n
15 to 115. They lire the "western h; ts." or
the light beaver hats knon a few years
ago as "cowboy hats," and somewhat re
sembling a sombrero, but with Bilk bands.
These hats have been getting better In
quality, but remain unchanged as regards
the shspe and style. They are Just the
shape which manufacturers made for tho
fathers of the present generation of hat
buyers. The ordinary "eastern hat" Is a
$5 creation. Omaha dealers have hats of
the same style made by a standard maker
for JO, 17.50 and $li Ono jiatter who sells
these hats extensively has a hat mado
especially for ;ls trade, which Is the finest
quality "western hat" made. It sills for
IIS. The 115 hata are worn out In the coun
try towns of Nebraska, out In the state
where there Is nothing but clean dust to
soil them; and tew of the western hats sold
to the Omaha trade cost more than $7.60.
as they are soon ruined by the dust and
smoke of a city.
Fashions in Furnishings
Shirts Will Have Glad Colortl for Those Who Like
ard Ties Are to Match the Stocking in Shade for
the Fastidious Dressers Among Mankind this Season.
N TIIK blithe and gladsome
springtime certain male tiea-
tures in the lower animal world
don a gay and variegated plum
age, the effect of which Is over
whelming on the females of the
same species. In the highest order of
creation mankind has not been addicted
to very bi llllant colors In apparel, at
least In Anglo-Saxon replon-. This is for
when the spring lines were opened. It's
a "set" consisting of a fancy hat band,
with belt and necktie to match. These
come In six colors at least and as the
season advances some other shades may
be found. They will be worn when the
straw hats appear by the real airy
dressers and those who go to the lakes and
Panama hats are said to have seen their
day, but will yet be worn by many when
the straw hat season opens. They have
undergone a radical change. They will not
be broad-brimmed this season, but small,
with creased crown and resembling the felt
Silk hat have a medium bell front and
Tho. correct thing In straw hata will be
the broken braid, low crown and wide
bflm. Many of them will have fancy
bands; the black band will always be In
good form, but the tendency Is to some
' thing striped in the way of bands.
Few changes are being made In derby
known as the ' "trooper," ths "telescope"
and the soft walking hat or fedora style,
with a turned down brim, bound or raw
Shades, of green vary from the real
fcrlght "grass green" to those which might
be said to be "stone' green" , or - "olive
cjreen.". In Los Angeles and In New Tork;
in Kansas City, St. Ixiuls and Minneapolis;
In fact, from "Omaha to Idaho and from
popular. They are a creation of. the
Spanish-American war. Theodore Roose
velt always had his picture taken In one
of them when he was colonel of the Rough
IRlders brim turned up sharply on one side
and turned down Just as sharply on the
other, the top crushed In, creased as It
There's a "moose" colored hat which Is
popular In the three soft shapes. It's a
work of the hat maker's art, because It
la sort of a neutral or changeable color
which blends with most any of the spring
suits. Put It on with a green suit and the
moose hat very promptly becomes brown.
Wear it with a brown suit and the moose
becomes a green. It's a useful hat, look
ing well even with a blpck or blue suit,
but Mending better with .the fancy and
novelty suitings.'" v" '
' Tearl hats are popular for 'spring as
. usual. , There . isj no bat which looks more
Ilka a sign of changing seasons than pearl.
hata. For several years they have been
tending to become more square of crown.
Omaha dealers have the coming style. It
Is a "sugar cone" shape, tapering more
with medium full brim and sharp edges.
One of the leading hat manufacturers has
RARE HISTORICAL DOCUMENT
Original Articles In Bnrao nea gar
reader to Gates to Be
An historical document of extraordinary
Interest and value Is to be sold shortly in
New York. It is, so It Is said, the genuine
articles of surrender of the British general,
John Burgoyne, to General Horatio Gates
at Saratoga, October 17, 1777.
The document is a folio sheet, both sides
of which are covered by the thirteen di
visions, comprising the articles of Bur
render. It is signed by "J. Burgoyne," but
all the rest of the document seems to be
In the handwriting of General Gates.
It is endorsed "Articles of Convention,"
to soften the humiliation which Burgoyne
suffered In having to surrender to tho
American forces. There Is also an auto
graph statement of the number of the sol
diers who surrendered, viz: "2,442 British,
,M6 foreign and 1,200 Tories."
The statement Is made by some writers
that Burgoyne started from Three Rivers
on his Ill-fated expedition with 8,000 men,
but H. M. Stephens, an English authority,
who had access to all the matter relating
to Burgoyne'a march, defeat and surrender,
states that the British general left Three
Rivers with only 6,400 soldiers and 649 In
dians, which force was reduced to 6,000 men
when the Battle of Saratoga was fought.
The endorsement on the document gives
also the number of British and allies killed,
wounded and deserted. The articles read
that Burgoyne's troops are to march out
of their camps with the honors of war;
that the artillery and arms are to be left,
the latter to be plied by word of command
from their own officers; that a free pas
sage to Great Britain is to be granted to
Burgoyne's army upon condition of the men
not serving again in America- during the
The document ends as follows:
"These articles are to be mutually signed
and exchanged tomorrow morning at 9
o'clk, (sic) and the troops under I.t. G. B.
are to march out of their entrenchments
at I o'clk. p. m."
The signature "J. Burgoyne" Is slightly
blotted, the document is somewhat time
stained, its edges have been strengthened
and a few words are missing.
It is as if the most Important his
torical document ought to be in the United
States government library, but whoever
gets It will undoubtedly have to pay a
very big price, as very seldom Indeed is
such a chance offered to the autograph
collectors of this country to secure so
valuable an autograph. New York Times.
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of style, fit and material depends
on the workmanship the basis
of our reputation. The most
substantial of our tailoring lies
beneath the surface.
Our clothing is not "the cheap
est" but it is the most econom
ical to buy. The seal Dame
Fashion places on men's and
young men's clothes is a copy of
our trade mark. Many a jew
eler can build a watch but the
best watches, like the best of
clothes, are made by the great
makers. Our clothes are the
"Totally Different" and are ex-
copyrigfct. 1909, elusive in stvle and floods. So
by L. ADLER, "
BROS. A CO. hnv vnnr H nefpr cnir rr rr
coat from us. Prices $40 down
to $15 Our popular sellers are
$18, $20, $22.50 and $25.-
Expert Clothes Fitters
107 South Sixteenth Street
a time, however, at least something of a
past chapter, for never before have men
had an opportunity to select hats from
so many colors. And the same Is true
of other portions of his attire. Neck
ties, shirts, underwear and suits there
are other than the old conventional som
ber shades in all.
The green hat, first scoffed at and se
cretly admired by the sume persons, has
held Its own and will be seen aguln this
Spring. Likewise the brown soft hat
and derby is in order and the gray. The
fashion for matching colors has helped
out the hat maker. Men wearing greun,
gray and brown suits will pick out head
gear to conform and those who do not
wear the new suits of these lighter colors
will in many cases buy hats of the newer
hue and abandon the stiff, old olack
The favor for the same color has, of
course, extended to neckties and bows
and four-in-hands, tucks and Ascots of
gray and green silk are to be seen In
every hnrberdasher's window In Omaha.
The four-in-hand holds its supremucy,
as for a long time. It Is made with,
wider ends this spring and as a rosult
looks more attractive unmade un than
heretofore, though the difference when
the ends are covered by the vest la not
Important. The conformity of tlo to the
color of hose worn Is now regarded as of
high Importance, although the effort to
achieve such similarities Is looked uron
with utter scorn by most upstanding,
It Is the shlrtmnker who really lias
evolved some of the prettiest offerings
of the spring, and some of the ugliest,
too. There are some genuinely pretty
fabrics In black and white and some sim
ply hideous. It depends largely upon the
width of the black lines.
The yellow shirts which first appeared
have been replaced by les startling ef
fects. The ruffled shirt Is positively the
very newest, but it will have a stiff fight
to make before It becomes well estab
lished. The shlrtmakers are attacking
somewhat cautiously, and at first the frill
Is being put on only the shirts for full
evening dress. This ruffle Is no mean
ffalr. It Is built double, one layer on top
of another, the under one being about two
Inches wide and m the other slightly nar
rower. The under ruffle Is side plaited
and Ironed flat against the bosom of the
shirt while tho other is fluted. The bosom
Is of regulation stiffness. A standing
collar is worn with this' shirt slightly
turned back at the front edges the full
width of the collar.
Japanese silk Is one of the favorite stuffs
for the more expensive shirts. It romcs
made up In pale yellows, pale pinks and
in white. Stocks will be worn somewhat
with these, tho stocks made of madras and
different kinds cf cotton goods and of
course In white.
A vigorous fancy nnd a predilection for
color has had Its highest development this
spring with regard to men's hose. There
is almost nothing which has not been
thought out In fancy silks and stripes.
One make popular this spring Is a two
tone affair for Instance black with a back
ground of yellow. To alt Intents and pur
poses It Is a black sock as the ribbing
only spreads out when once the sock Is
on the foot disclosing the background tone
of yellow or what ever color Is chosen.
The faddist Is wearing a monogram on his
hose as well as on his underwear.
The white pocket handkerchief cannot
be displaced for evening wear and colored
ones for daytime are having a battle to
get a good footing. Most of the expensive
ones have two colors woven Into the borders
which are wide and much varied.
Soma handkerchiefs actually to be seen
here have pink and green designs In del
ce.te shades. Others are yellow and gold.
Medalllnn handkerchiefs occasionally seen
lost year show larger figures this year to
make room for monograms.
As to underwear one can buy almost
anything from SO cents a garment up and
buy almost any desired quality or color.
The union suit greatly as It Is praised by
those who have tried It does not gain the
liking of the general. Vnderdrawers of
knee length which sold wonderfully well
last summer will do the same this . year,
the advertising being efficacious and the
comfort of the garment undenlabe.
Ixw shoes are of course the thing as
soon aa weather permits. Skill In making
these has been Increasing and the new
styles not very different as to toe will
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fit more snugly over the Instep snd round
the top. The Important thing for keeping
shoes In shape Is to tree them at night,
but this Is not dono by one In a hundred
men chiefly because the trees are not
The craze for green has Invaded the
realm of shoes also and there are other
novel shades, particularly of tans. The
white shoe will be seen In the evenings a
Electricity an Coal.
There is a popular delusion that the em
ployment of electricity Is reducing the de
mands made upon our coal measures, but
Frederick Sauard, editor of the Coal Trade
Journal and an authority on the subject,
says that the trolley or electric street rail
road Borvlce' business Is only fifteen to
twenty yeajrs old. and Is already consuming
. 12,000,000 tons of cool, annually, and the. de
velopment of electric lighting In this coun
try has created a demand for 10,000,000 tons
A year. The claims made for electricity as
. a savor of coal can be made good In some
Instances, but Investigation probably would
develop tho fact that tho application of
that source of energy to the usos of man
has on the whole Increased the demand for
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