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Hats Of Money Kings

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Day
19
Month
May
Year
1891
Copyright
Public Domain
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The procession of hats in Wall street is worth viewing. Everybody must needs visit Wall street at one time or another, so more kinds of hats are seen there perhaps than anywhere else. It is, however, to the hats worn by men f amed in finance that the most interest attaches. The hat never makes the man, but it often betrays the characteristics of a man. Asa rule the money kings are less particular about the hats they wear than are their clerks. They have more important things to think about. Hats good enough for them in one season are good enough for them in another. The consequence is some millionaires wear decidedly antiquated and rusty tiles. Jay Gould used to be very precise in his dress. His clothes, while of modest pattem, were made by a fashionable tailor, and were al'7ays correct in fit and finish. In the cold months Mr. Gould wore a high silk hat, and in the hot months a high white hat. Of i,te years Mr. trould has been less particular about his dress. He has worn dark clothes entirely, and he has worn them out too. He has ceased wearing high hats altogether. In jfche summer his head covering is a light derby and in other seasons of the year a black derby. There was a time when in the hottest spells Mr. Gould affected a Panama hat. Although this kind of hat was probably the most comfortable one he could find for the dog days he gave it up for some reason for the derby. Mr. Gould does not change his hats with the styles, but makes them do service as long as they will. It is said that when Mr. Gould was a young man he was almost a fop. He is still neat in his attire. His shirt front is always immaculate and he is always carefully brushed, but he has relapsed into staid and conventional ways of dressing. MOSTLY SILK TILES. George J. Gould, the eldest son of Jay Gould, is plain but particular iu his attire. He is a young man of athletic build, and is a ref ntation of the saying that clothes make the man. Most of the time he wears a derby like his father. Occasionally he is seen with a silk hat. In the hot spells he puts on a straw hat. Russell Sage wears a high silk hat or a high white hat according to the season. In rainy weather or when he is going for a drive he dons a derby. He generally carnes a silk handkerchief in his pocket, with which he brushes his silk hat whenever he puts it on. Mr. Sage is very exact in his dress. Both on leaving his house and his office he carefully brushes himself. He has a shoe brush in one of the desks at his office, and he gives his shoes a smart rubbing at the conclusión of business pjuih dav. Cyrua W. Field's tall f orm ia made to look taller by a high silk hat, which, however, is discarded for a straw hat in the heated term. Mr. Field is particular to see that the nap of his silk hat is wnshed the right way. but he is rather near sighted, and rarely goes to a meeting without picking np somebody elae's hat in place of his own. Once in a while he gets the best of the bargain, but as a rule, he saya, he is the loser. Collis P. Htmtington is one of the few men who wear head coverings both indoors and out. At home as well as in his office he wears a silk cap. The practice is more from force of habit than anything else. Mr. Huntington has little to fear from draughts, because he has a splendid head of hair, and f urthermore is a powerfnlly built man and has scarcely known a day of sickness in his life. In the street Mr. Öuntington wears a silk hat, except on rainy days, when he puts on a derby. D. O. Mills is a clerical looking man, and he accentuates his ministerial mien by wearing a silk hat of severe shape. In the summer he wears a tall white hat. Sidney Dillon, the president of the Union Pacific railroad, wears a derby with a broad black band, which he occasionally, in the evening or on Sunday, exchanges for a high silk hat. Mr. Dillon is a very tall man, and a silk hat makes him look a giant in comparison with the average man. J. Pierpont Morgan wears both a silk hat and a derby, and one about as much as the other. He buys his hats in London, and they always attract attention by their contrast to American shapes. Mr. Morgan does not let his hats get rusty. Addison Cammack, the bear leader in Wall street, generally wears a high silk hat in winter and a high white hat in summer. DEACON WHITE'S HAT. Deacon tí. V. White wears a straw hat in summer, but tlie rest of the year a soft black hat covers his head. The memory of Wall street runneth not back to the time when Deacon White was ever seen in any other kind of hat than those named. If he were to possess a silk hat he would probably from habit try to doublé it up and put it in his pocket. He sits on his straw hats the