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That's the difference.
Lots of odd sights to be seen on
both thoroughfares these midsum
If you want tff know the very, pos
itively, undoubtedly " just-thought-of
thing in straw hats, just glimpse the
figure in the upper left-hand corner
of the picture. The brim is some
thing like a soup-plate with a ser
The gentleman, as he was
sketched, was standing in front of the
Holland House, than which there is
no more classy place to stand in 'all
N'York. Note, as exhibit B, the pres
ent mode in facial glassware the
heaviest, most disfiguring rims, of
horn or tortoise' shell, -than can be
draped around pair of lenses, and a
'ribbon just a trifle wider than the
Also, the beltless Norfolk, peg-top
trousers, square-toed, flat-soled
shoes and near-invisible cane. All are
the newest modes.
The next-to-the-latest straw hat
one which had a great vogue at the
beginning of the season has a jrery
narrow brim, a very narrow band,
and is constructed of arched straw
plaits. Any male person over 22
years of age who puts on one of these
things makes himself look more like
a hopeless idiot than he could in any
other way except having his brains
Silk shirts with inch-wide stripes
of black, dark blue or purple, on a
white ground, are being much worn.
The newest scarfs are very summery
made of some lace-like material
that is quite transparent.
Long-point collars are at the
height of their vogue, extremists dis
playing the points outside the coat
lapels. Checks are all the go in suit
ings, and men's clothes are being
made ALMOST as tight as women's.
The high stock tie, of the sort af
fected (in his portraits) by Mr. Plck
wick, wasuntil recently worn only
with evening clothes, or with the one-
button cutaway, but of late is being
seen along the Rialto in conjunction
with sack coats and negligee shirts.
Spats are perhaps THE distinguish
ing mark of the man with whom
clothes are an art rather than a pas
sion. White spats, worn with black
shoes and dark trousers, are seen
'only here and there on Fifth avenue,
and never at all on Broadway.
NEW BRITISH POET LAUREATE
IS A NICE OLD DOCTOR
Dr. Robert Bridges.
England is to have another poet
The successor to the title which
was once honored by Alfred Tenny
son and which afterward honored
Alfred Austen is to be Robert Bridges,
a retired London hospital doctor, 69
He is a physician by profession
and a poet only byway of diversion.
He hasn't written much verse, and
what he has written isn't very well
His poems are admired by critics
for their delicacy and beauty of style
and sentiment, but there's hardly
enough power or inspiration in them.