Scandanavians in America

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Scandanavians in America - MEN'S CLOTHES THIS YEAR Things Noticeable! in...
MEN'S CLOTHES THIS YEAR Things Noticeable! in tile Horse Show Croud at Mew York. the single sti prevailed a f name "dude" a clars of men who wei a glance wherever they -.i -.i eral years Hie dandy uf tl -. ijl like every other class. He veds pictured nei spapers'. and he wr is: The diversity of itlies, which lias leon rd of fashion which .-ears .-ears .-ears ago. When the 5 coined it described 10 were recognized at i his the sani for one with a j every i dressed yi-l yi-l - at in mental-cultivation. j io of of so To elusive-ness, a lis in and tact- .:rLL'K-:iLi::yj .:rLL'K-:iLi::yj :u. Thi- Thi- luyUy: Iol in--:!':, in--:!':, in--:!':, in--:!':, '. l-iLho:- l-iLho:- ere rridW extreme than they are now. Muit'ovef. a man .tv.h a rtesU'e. to dress hi the fashion was not ex pec-ted pec-ted pec-ted to wear the style of clothe which most became htm. He must fol low tlin- tlin- single :U;cn.iard Set up by liv men whose names became known be cause of their clothes. He might not go to thcieitremc- thcieitremc- rrf" those I'l.iiUbn::, but he must approximate them. . For iastaiHv, the- the- fashion of having trous-cis trous-cis trous-cis cut so tigtai thai the wearer goi into into 'Them with difficulty was csticmc-ly csticmc-ly csticmc-ly trying for men who were thin enough to he conspicuous in these garments or had the misfortune to be knock kneed or bow-legged, bow-legged, bow-legged, ami yet rathei than be behind the fashion they wore -.iiL-.-L- -.iiL-.-L- -.iiL-.-L- -.iiL-.-L- ilL-'ly ilL-'ly ilL-'ly riLLiir: tioilvjrs. Thore e uniformity in hats. The style season resembled a pancake slight suggestion of brim, and nan who wuuied io be well' wore such a hat. The skirts of cut-away cut-away cut-away coats suddenly increased In length until they reached far below ihe knees! and when worn by fat men they suggested the tail of a. kite.' There hae.lKStn in recent years a Miadnai breaking away from set fashions fashions in liter's L-lothes, L-lothes, L-lothes, and it would he difficult to describe the typicil dandy of the day. "' because the horse show at a time when a new season is Just opening, its sartorial styles are looked upon -as -as decisive. There were .lore varieties of .men's clothes worn x the show this year by men .who are eeognlzed as leaders' -in. -in. dress than :ver before, and: a -.visitor-might -.visitor-might -.visitor-might -.visitor-might safe ly draw thecoh'olusibn -that. -that. the -well -well dressed mart: in : New York'now:wa ;iic lli:tr. who. war ;;ui'dc"--l ;;ui'dc"--l only Bishop Hill colonoy In 'Illinois, and de serted her when he went to Texas in ,d his tombstone ooars the not I urhful statement that' he wasl the first Norwegian immigrant to America and came here In Ifc'Jl. peculiarity of this advance guard was that they called themselves Quakers and illil, as a mat ter of. fact, belong to some branch or' that sect. On the arrival of the Restau-i-ation Restau-i-ation Restau-i-ation Restau-i-ation Restau-i-ation in Mew York mi ihe immigrants were In praeiic-ally praeiic-ally praeiic-ally a destitute condition, condition, and were Helped with fcod, clothing clothing ami money by members of the Society or" Friends in that city. Their sloop, with its c-nrgu, c-nrgu, c-nrgu, which had cose something like HMD. ihey sold for about u quarter of that amount, and then turned Iheir faces' inland io seek their fortunes. Mr. Nelson remarks lhal, with the single exception of the bravr-Coloncl bravr-Coloncl bravr-Coloncl Olson, an Illinois soldier in the war of the rebellion,' not one of the " sloop party," or any ot their descendants, descendants, has distinguished himself in any line during lhe seventy-live seventy-live seventy-live years that have elapsed since the Jlestauration ur- ur- Mr. Xelsnti n.;:ms tinu up to 1S0O fully l.aOC'.L'j Scandinavians had settled settled in this country since. colonization began. The .Scandinavian Immigration, as compared with that of other races, did not begin seriously until very late. The AO! O Cb'loi! L'.OiKh V. :', LLLLJ lJIOl"-! lJIOl"-! lJIOl"-! exceed i,ui)) a y lo.-jihi lo.-jihi lo.-jihi io ov.aii!;: iaioi:-!!',:. iaioi:-!!',:. ,1'in jlll.t:-: jlll.t:-: jlll.t:-: : 1 ior l.liIo l i:l K'fWtl theSi jo iih: lis v.':i 'individual taste anil .style. Almost" every "cph-t:eivabie "cph-t:eivabie "cph-t:eivabie ..blotk" "ot". a derby hat was : tpresent&l .by. tr.e.: meh vrlto.-ajn vrlto.-ajn vrlto.-ajn a: -1 -1 in the'.sU'tjrt -satk." -satk." cut-away cut-away cut-away coat. . whic h :ii.r i::i'i.-!y. i::i'i.-!y. i::i'i.-!y. a slirbi modmcjitior. Ot til'-' til'-' naKlnt'y:: .iint." ..'l'hty ranged '. from the small crowned hat. "which was piit t'dr-waid t'dr-waid t'dr-waid early'; in the. fail by the' liaiters as the. prr' article of . liead-wear, liead-wear, liead-wear, to I::-- I::-- nl.l f?jhi..:i,-il f?jhi..:i,-il f?jhi..:i,-il high oioek vv'ora by several nV?rjuf fashion who now wear the sanie'.iityle of hat year after year. the Swedish did not exceed l.uoo a ye until US::, and the Danish noi until IS Th, yv.iLidn.a', l.n i.niiiia-i.Liion i.niiiia-i.Liion reached aximuui in when nearly 65.- 65.- 000 Swedes, 20, GOO Norwegians and Yl,- Yl,- yoo Danes arrived In this uouniry S:::t i: llicn ::ie mm .i:;ral ii ni from all northern cou..: has id .dined. From 1S21 to '1650. the Scandinavian constituted constituted 7 per cent of the total immigration. Sixty-two Sixty-two Sixty-two per cent of the northern immigrants immigrants are maie; 05 per cent arrlvi between tile ages of 33 and -JO, -JO, a pet cent are children under IS. and 11 per cent are more than -10 -10 years old. About one-half one-half one-half of the Swedish initnigra come here for ihe piirpnsc.n; engaging in agricultural pursuits, and in ibis respect, H3 indeed in many others, they c-ompare c-ompare c-ompare very favorably with the representatives representatives of oil other nationalities thai come here from' abroad. 'Tc is a notable fact," says Mr. Nelson, "'that one out of every four Scandinavians engage In agriculture, while only one out of six- six- of the native Americans, one ouL of seven of the Germans and one out twelve of the Irii-h Irii-h Irii-h f..-.l!.av,' f..-.l!.av,' f..-.l!.av,' Li t same occupation. In 1S90 only i- i- per tent of the Swedes, 23 per cent nf the Danes and 21 per cent of the Norwegians Norwegians in' this country lived in cities of over., 23.000 inhabitants." -Mr. -Mr. Nelson also cites statistics of the defective' classes as giving a very favorable favorable showing for his race. For Instance, Instance, in 1670 one out of every G70 of i.d- i.d- hui: id ilii.s raaiiiiry was either deaf or dumb or blind; one out of 5B2 The two' ireth ts v. Iu w ,.:,s rtLLjLdLdtdi'."- rtLLjLdLdtdi'."- yeara ago lear-anye lear-anye lear-anye th-y th-y th-y y-uri: y-uri: LLi'd'.-Lysyh LLi'd'.-Lysyh LLi'd'.-Lysyh peculiar model-of. model-of. model-of. derby hat and latS: became 'known1 for- for- other :hi:i:y: would .attract now no pi ml :.H-nLlr,iL--hy :.H-nLlr,iL--hy :.H-nLlr,iL--hy :.H-nLlr,iL--hy -their -their - derbies. -In -In fact: die ladividtal ybloei:. If becoming to the v.eaW.irmay notv he ' used, yea'rjin and yearj out'- out'- '. - "' ' The daehd ia an. ; .vhidh . n npe-dreU npe-dreU npe-dreU in unusually laige numbers' vary . In a general way fr'omnhe :;rl 'coats of-. of-. of-. a't vear ago. They are- are- a little shorter 1 d therms' just. it; suggestion a sprlng Hare from 'ihe' waist "to ihe bottoin of the. coat. The- The- m.-n m.-n m.-n v.lio .ii.igge.;-- ntes in his clothes wears a sack coat that suggests a French soldier's army Lunic-TdeyLieaisei'S Lunic-TdeyLieaisei'S are ali larger around hips and in some cases almost bag gy. They are cut to hang stralgnt to the foot, narrowing down to a peg-lop peg-lop peg-lop effect. Tfilh-proptrly Tfilh-proptrly Tfilh-proptrly stiuared shoulders shoulders 'a"' nan dressed in this style looks about twenty pounds' over weight." It gives ninv'an athletic appearance and cry desirable, ineie when the men who appeared atthe horse show in the afternoon afternoon witiiout frock coats were lhe xceptious,'" This year they have great- great- "v increased i" numbers. Til e average man dislikes a r"rtick coat. Those who did ..ear :ten;. uf tavrse. were numer ous. Their eclats did' not reach the knees In length, and like the sack coat, ther was a! decided' suggestion of a spring in them. The' waistcoats were yearly all "double-breasted "double-breasted "double-breasted and made either of" the same material as the coat or of subdued pattern in fancy styles. A few men appeared wearing high-cut high-cut high-cut double-breasted double-breasted double-breasted while walst-eoiits. walst-eoiits. walst-eoiits. ti was a noticeable fact, also, that the men who were the most for-' for-' for-' molly dressed in frocks wore with them soft, colored shirts of bright designs. This may have been merely a concession concession to the fact tliat the occasion' was a horse show, or it may mean that the colored shirt may appropriately worn with oceasions. : evening clothes ra mtio'nal long-tailed long-tailed long-tailed coat with : or black single or double-breast-alsteoats, double-breast-alsteoats, double-breast-alsteoats, double-breast-alsteoats, double-breast-alsteoats, to the short dinner In the matter of overcoats tne range ff stvles was wide, i'lie loose retail hich has been i ou: ot 1.H2 of t:ie Brit :-'". :-'". :-'". ..:.:::....: :.e out Of l.iSO Ct the Cermaus. send one out of 1.S10 ut a.:: a. nans. In 1SS0 one ia 165 of the Spaniards was a pauper, one in 15: of the Chinese: one in 207 of the to In wo of the Italians', one la K50 of the Irish; one in ill of the Scotch one in J33 of:the French; one In -156 -156 o -dish; -dish; one -in -in 530 of lhe British Americans.:. one h-. h-. h-. sli nf the Portu-;ruese; Portu-;ruese; Portu-;ruese; one j.-i"; j.-i"; j.-i"; lr ' 0 ol the Hussions; or.'- or.'- in 940 of the' native Americans and Germans; Germans; one-ia one-ia one-ia i.Ooi; of the roles:-one" roles:-one" roles:-one" In J.lTa of -the -the Welsh., one ::i .T.105 of the Belgians: one in l.Jedl-of l.Jedl-of l.Jedl-of the Swiss; one fa ss; of tne. Hbilniiders, and one !n l.i2S ot trie Scandinavians. The census census of lS5i. says Mr. Nelson, is very faulty in .regard to the defective classes. classes. Yet it appears that only one in nf the Scandinavians is a pauper, while for die liiheruiajid. there is one-pauper one-pauper in every GOO; for the In every 37; for the Germans, on About a handsome-' handsome-' iHe The , : .- long i-J i-J i-J turn-back West with cloth frock on the -most -most formal from the for the nbered all other styles. SCANDINAVIANS 'IN AMERICA. Irie ofadilrwnig'a110" ' K.lena a..,W."'il ' half of the Scandinavian reach this country maa.'iN of rircpald' tickets bought and forwarded lo them by relatives' here. During each year between 1600 and lCO, the postal money orders Issoed ia toe United Stales, payable counties, aiaoonled to about and it is estimated thai S6.a00.000 besides was in one year sen: to the Scandinavian countries by mean; of postal orders. Of course a considerable considerable proportion of these sums were set for business transactions: ye the United States pcstofKce rcpn-ta rcpn-ta rcpn-ta as aert that ihe excess noted is mainly du io the fact that the imnliginnis CC-nlri CC-nlri CC-nlri bute liberally 'to the support of thel friends across the ocean, ed in round numbers that val between 1S20 and 1S30 something 10 has btea'senL in small sum: by Scandinavian Immigrants here their friends In the old country. There is an offset to these figures however, and 3Ir. Nelson presents It follows: "Each immigrant hrings with him certain sum which Smith estimates average hetween SES and S00. 'It costs,' to quote the same authority, "about 2.-0 2.-0 2.-0 to bring up a child in Europe 15 years 6r age. In this country costs twice as much. But this timate does not mean lhe real value they arc not valued In dollars But'every immigrant must t labor rapacity worth at the value of the slave, which was or 51.000 before the war. but being a not choose to work. it is figured that each immigrant worth 5S75- 5S75- Assuming that each Scandinavian Scandinavian immigrant has brought hich. added to "B75, the value of labor capacity, amonts to 5'j.'0. multiplying this by the whole number of Immigrants, we lind that the Scandinavian Scandinavian countries have sent or permitted lo be transferred to United States Sl.-1-O.000.000 Sl.-1-O.000.000 Sl.-1-O.000.000 Sl.-1-O.000.000 Sl.-1-O.000.000 worth property in the form of human hat valuables these have with them. Even subtracting the So: hich has been returned in form of prepaid tickets, presents a: yet leaves the United Slates debt of -l.oOT.MO.OOO -l.oOT.MO.OOO lo the Scandlnav who herself the also Began . With .je'rsotTs Sloop Party. :ly .revised eomun ui andhiavians in the Uni- Uni- '-' '-' '-' V Xelson of Minneapo- Minneapo- lli nr., fif?;fc ii i - re'slliig facts concerning concerning thejtf eviiopment of the Sc'andinav- Sc'andinav- , v ia- ia- I d Int'eratha data concerning' the on- on- 4 i at of" the Northmen , rtloTrfto this country. Without follftwiag-dsif'.. follftwiag-dsif'.. follftwiag-dsif'.. Selsoa' into his remote eatc!pncernlns lhe discovery of A iri :. i iL- byl.Lhy levlandcrs. "about the ea. PAM"''r even dwelling upon the sykaatnaiii clni- clni- in aAAd "Delawara and the stroni croups be .Swedes, the NbraeEians ant Idipr. !rhVisirii?sla to those shores Pii..r i e;'rt'('mning.or the nineteenth fenti:rd:-.u;ir.ay fenti:rd:-.u;ir.ay be said generally that tha real, fi of Scandinavian immi- immi- yratuin hith-r'a. hith-r'a. hith-r'a. began. with Kleng -Person's, -Person's, or Peerson"s. "sloop party," v.h.ah ..need on the Ki ataoralion from Stavanger. for ibis country on July i. 1SJ5. Kleng Vet-rson Vet-rson Vet-rson was an adventurer. and w;is regardi.-d regardi.-d regardi.-d in his own country as akin to a tramp, and the "sloop par ty,"'is called, which came with him was not .made up precisely of the salt of the Scandinavian earth. It was very 'generally reported that Kleng .deserted his wife and family when he sei out. as a Hoses to lead his countrymen countrymen lo the promised land, and It i very' well known that at the mature ap: of ta he married another wife in the j Scandinavians are the dominant It will be Tather startling persons to know that there are In country one-half one-half one-half as many Norwegians as there are in Norway. Norweidans lead all the rest of the inhabitants the Scandinavian peninsula In this dency to come to America, although rest are not at all slow and some them are crowding close upon the- the- weglans themselves in the matter numbers. For instance, there are third as many Sedes in the States as there are In Swetlen. and fifth as many Danes ai there are Denmark. Two-fifths Two-fifths Two-fifths of the total ulalmn of Minnesota are Stand ad in some localities ot the

Clipped from The Cedar Rapids Republican16 Dec 1900, SunPage 14

The Cedar Rapids Republican (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)16 Dec 1900, SunPage 14
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