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About The daily gazette-times. (Corvallis, Benton County, Or.) 1909-1921 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 13, 1909)
GROWTH OF ST. LOUIS
Changes Made In City's Century
of Existence. .
CELEBRATING ITS CENTENNIAL
Missouri Metropolis, One Little Set
tlement and Now Country's Fourth
". City) Rejoices in Its Advancement.
Some Ancient Customs. . i-, ;v ,.,.-, J.
St. Louisans are rejoicing at present
over the completion of the first century
of their city's incorporated existence.
Naturally the thing that gives them
the greatest joy is the comparison of
the growth of the Missouri metropolis
from a little settlement to the splen
did position of fourth among American
cities. St. Louis now ranks after New
York, Chicago and Philadelphia.,
St. Louis has always been noted for
its civic pride. But as in 1809 St
Louis bad less than 200 houses it is not
easy to understand now how its lead
ing citizens could meet on the corners
of its only two thoroughfares and dis
cuss it then as one of the most impor-
. tant towns in the country. This some J
of them certainly did. They left the
record of their prophecies to be read
now, when, in the last ten years about
half a million more people have come
Into the United States across the At
lantic; than the total number of "the
American people" in the year after St.
Xouis was first incorporated.
.Had Good Opinions of Themselves.
i With not quite 7,250,000 people in th$
United States and not quite a thou
sand of them in St. Louis a hundred
years ago, they were certainly the
most important people in the world
then. Even thou the world suspected
It. It was almost convinced that they
nrttiiA .-. 1 - .. tit v.. . if tliAnioallrna11 OTnft
Jbuila up their country, 'mere 'is no
Ylnnhf .. it Inft vh..n with nvpr f).0OO.-
000 people in the United States. St.
Tennis in one vear of its twentieth cen
tury growth has spent over $20,000,000
for new buildings. This is several mil
lions in cash more than the total
amount of cash ia the United States
In the St. Louis of 1809 the visitor
Sby walking np one street and down an
other could see every house in the
jtowa m les man an uour. tt wouui
;le a strange world to return to. but
some might still be charmed with it.
There was no roar and no rattle in it
or in a thousand miles of it. - There
might have been so many as half a
V If r.H I li-M 111 I Ml 11 V 111 I Ifli: ITn I, J
the kind George Washington used to
ride in. out tney were usea oniy uu
state occasions. The two , wheeled
charette. or ,Frehch cart, drawn by a
single Canadian pony, satisfied the
speed mania in business during the
week and sufficed for most people's
pleasure on holidays. The very first
of the first colonial families of the
town used one of these same carts
while it was in process of arriving. It
had acquired a carriage in 1809 with
out becoming ashamed of the cart or
of the neighbors Who still sat in it,
with the blouse of the driver worn over
his - trousers if ; he wore - trousers . in
MEN TO BE GAY BIRDS
; . : ' ' -
Masculine Raiment Will Resemble
; Lilies of the Field.
BRIGHT COLORS THE FASHION
- Wore Breeches, Not" Trousers- ""
,In that year gentlemen, of the; best
breeding and family still thought trou
sers undignified. They wore breeches,
not "pants."" The- breeches stili had
silver buckles" at "the knees, and the
shoes had silver .buckles. . There were
still old school 'gentlemen' of great
dignity who wore their, dress swords
when they promenaded in public. Wen
tlenien of the Jeffersonian school fol
lowed the "Jacobin" fashion of wear
ing trousers with legs long enough to
fall over their shoe tops, and the fash
ion was gaining fast. It was supposed
in some mysterious way to stand for
liberty, fraternity ana equality, ana
some Federalist gentlemen of the old
school held out in their knee breeches
against it-as long as possible on that
account. " But they were not too haughty
to stop on the corner and beg the lat
est tiews from some one. who had-be-
come prominent by getting a letter
three weeks old from Philadelphia or
New York. The man who knew the
latest national politics was a promi
nent man even if it had been a month
coming by mail from Philadelphia.
They thought two weeks long enough
to wait for a mail, but if they had to
wait a-month they enjoyed the news
all the more when It came.
' Not Much Excitement Then:
With no paved streets, no water
works, no street lights, no steam whisr
ties, no phonographs, no living picture
shows and nothing modern to excite it
during the day, the town snuffed out
its tallow candles soon after dark and
went to sleep. It seldom grew as
much excited about anything -whatever
as it now does every day on Broad
way, during the baseball season when
the score is being bulletined. The
greatest business excitement was seen
when'some one -caught the noise of
sonsrs and shouting as a fleet of keel
boats and canoes returned from the
Missouri or the Arkansas after six
months or more of trading. The rush
for the river front then might have
suggested the modern interest in a
baseball score, but there was nothing
else approaching It :
With Reversions to Old and Elaborate
Styles, Men Will Be Able to Rival
" Women In Dress Display Back to
. the Early Victorian Era.
If the leaders of men's fashions are
to be believed there promises to come
soon the "most bizarre season in mas
culine raiment which th? history " of
fashion has known since men laid
aside knee breeches, satin waistcoats
and ;.ce jabots. Men are going in for
colors anything but somber and cloth
ing cuts anything but conventional. ;
No less a personage than Frank A.
Vahderlip, president of the National
City bank of New York, led the rebel
lion against conventionality in purple
and fine .linen, and this long before
nature began to turn leaves gay colors
and suggest that rich red and brown
ties are good to the eye. '
" When the Long Beach season was at
its height Mr. Vanderlip appeared at
the Nassau hotel wearing evening
clothes of pure white serge. Men In
black dinner coats .or bine serge witn
white flannel trousers sat up to.take
notice, but -women followed, after In
admiration the full length of Long
Beach's "peacock alley."
. . All In White.
The trousers were the regulation
dress cut, and the waistcoat followed
the usual V shaped lines.- - The front
of the coat followed conventional lines,
but the back was quite short and point
ed. White silk facings were used on
lapels and collar, and white linen, a
white- silk, bow tie and sort wnite
leather shoes completed the makeup. .
Comfort cannot account for the strike
Ing design of the new evening clothes
which Caruso, the tenor, is wearing.
These are made of royal purple broad
cloth and cut upon conventional lines.
with the silk braid stripe down the
trousers lees. The coat Is cut a trifle
smaller in the front, the better to dis
play a startling waistcoat of old fash
ioned brocade in flower patterns. With
this Caruso -wears a silk tie.
Certain Victorian tendencies are
shown in the fall fashions for men.
Waistcoats of gayest patterns and rich
est fabrics are being offered at all the
smart shops where apparel for men is
sold Many of the new cravats are
also large butterfly effects, but the
band around the neck is not quite so
wide as in tne Tictonan period Tne
seal or eyeglass bung on a ribbon is
becoming quite a familiar adjunct of
masculine dress, especially among the
older beaus. . , ' .
Striking Color Combinations.
. But perhaps it is taoreln color com
bination than in fabric or cut that the
mascuiine tastf now runs to striking
effects. Hosiery and "cravats ' must
match to a nicety, in vivid blue, .green
and crimson, to say nothing of half a
dozen striking : shades varying" from
violet to deep purple. Sometimes the
socks are plain weave. Jn color match
ing the silk-tie. Again, the tie will be
a solid color and the socks, will show,
a paler' shade of the same color, with
a small figure or stripe matching the
tie. 4 A third combination . shows a
stripe, green and black or brown and
greenl so fine that both tie and hosiery
look like old Tasbiofied changeable silks
of- the Victorian age. " " " '
New materials for waistcoats are gor
geous in the extreme, and the once se
date figure of conventional design is
giving place to broad stripes, interlac
ing rings and even flowers, a bright
figure-on a neutral ground.
Jewelry now matches the prevailing
tone in neckwear, hosiery, suit or shirt.
Often all features of the wardrobe
j correspond in color. A Very popular
I color combination Is dull .olive green
with an almost invisible amethyst
stripe in the fabric, lavender striped
shirt and tie, socks matching the cuff
links and amethyst scarfpin.. v .
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National Women's Trade Union League
' to Help Its Members.
- No longer need yonng women be de
terred from joining trades unions by
the excuse that they are "about to be
married." The adoption of a system
of granting "marriage dowries" to
members of women's unions has been
decided upon by the biennial conven
tion of the National Women's Trade
Union league, held in Chicago.
1 : The plan, which was adopted to In
duce women to Join unions of their
craft, provides that when any member
of the organization marries she shall
be presented with a dowry, the amount
to be conditional on the numoer or
vears she has been a member. '
For the benefit of spinsters and
those who foe reasons of their own
mav choose to-remain single an amend
ment was addea to the plan providing
for the payment of "vacation dowers"
to them in lieu- of the "marriage aow
ries" they would have received in the
trout .thpv W entered the state of
conjugal bliss, -.
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