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20 .-,'-..-.**—..-■.',,.. •-,, .- »• ' -• «■ - V , * . NO. I—A COMBINATION HA li, AND DRAWING-ROOM. U=?|HE LUXURY of a huge drawing room shut away for stats oc casions is rarely found in the modern house of pretentious build, and the little darkened parlor with its stiff, unused look and horse hair furniture is no longer a part of the unpretentious home. The modern architect ihas effected combinations that would have startled our grandmothers, and perhaps have horrified* them, for the Idea that a portion of the house must be reserved strictly for "company" was a. deep seated principle. To-day ihouses are built to be lived in in every part, to be thrown opeu and aired and used every day; therefore the drawing room is often combined with the reception room, the library with the living room, and sometimes all these are •merged In one large room, which is also a square hall. The success of the house, artistically speaking, depends upon the manner in whioh the architect has worked out these combinations and the furnish ing of the room. When one has decided in ■what character the room is to be treated, the wall coloring and decoration, the fur niture, the floor covering, can all be se lected to fit in harmoniously with this Idea. A Snlmrlian Living-room. Mrs. Ruth. J. 8., New York, writes me •s follows: "I have a pretty little subur ban home. The reception hall, into which the front door opens, is my only parlor or living room, but it is a pretty and rather spacious apartment, being 16x20 feet and having three casement windows "with diamond panes that form a bay at one side. Under them I have a seat with «arved legs; it is of Flemish oak, like the rest of the woodwork in the room. There are heavy beams of Flemish oak on the ceiling, and I would like to know •••'■■'» .■»».;.; . ■ ■■■•.•■ HALL IN H. L. JENKINS* HOUSE, LOOKING INTO THE DINING AND LIVING ROOMS MUSIC Mine. JUilli Lehman has been obliged to lengthen iher stay In Xew York and give addi tional recitals. The seats were all Bold im mediately after the announcement of extra programs was made. This is nothing new for ■lime. Lehman. It is her habit to give six recitals in Berlin every year. Before stoe left Europe it was announced that the pro- . grama would be given in March, and the tick ets were all sold before she took the steamer. The Germans adore her, and Minneapolitans •who have spent any time in Berlin havo caught the enthusiasm and made visits to •her home. Mme. Lehman was a personal friend and pupil of Richard Wagner and sang in th« first festival at Bayreuth. Wagner was a family friend and frequently came to play his compositions to her mother, and the child became influenced by his ideas. She is acknowledged to be the greatest recital singer and Xew York people but follow the Europe ana in their enthusiasm. She is assisted in her programs by Mr. Herrman, who gives de lightful talks on th<s numbers whtoh are to be sung, and la a clever pianist as well. Min neapolis has a personal interest in Mme. Leh man, as she Is the teacher of Olive Fremstedt, the Minneapolis girl who has won such a suc cess in Europe. Miss Fremsted* is at present singing at the Royal opera-house In Munich, and next year will take Mme. Schuman Heink's place at the Metropolitan opera-house In New York. Mme. Lehman will give her recital In the Lyceum theater Jan. 25. - .The series of chamber music concerts to be begun Jan. 7 toy the Hoevel string quartet, tinder the auspices of the Men's Club of the Unitarian Society will afford an opportunity to hear some of the very best in the whole realm of music and with the very best ele ments most prominent. Mr. Hoevel and his associates 'have been in Bemiweekly rehearsal for months. Chamber music is neither writ ten' nor played in any momentary inspiration, but is only made possible by the'co-operation of genius and immense labor of self-devotion by the composer on the one hand and by. his (Interpreters on the other. * - Heroic patience has also been - shown by Mr. Hoevel, who has played chamber ' music herd for a doaea . years In private, with only FimvM snim g H o>* i: Copyright jgoj* — what color to make the walls and the plaster spaces between the ceiling beams. The finish is rough plaster, and I am given to understand that while a kalso mine wash is handsome in effect it is in expensive. '"The only thing that I have towards furnishing this room is a very handsome rattan Morris chair and some long cur tains of yellow satin brocade that I can cut in short lengths for the windows. What must I use under them? The floor is stained a dark brown and polished. Would like to use rugs on it. I also have an upright piano. What kind of cover shall I use on it? I am prepared to spend quite a little on this room, for it seems to me to have beautiful possibilities, and I do not wish to moke any mistakes in furnishing. I will tell you just what my idea is about it. I want to make it cosy and rather rich-looking; to look fully fur nished, but not crowded, bearing in mind that it is always a hall as well as a living room. My husband's room, which is also our library, opens out of it and is to have walls of chocolate brown and a Turkish rug with dark red in it." The Advice. I hope that your curtains of yellow satin brocade are of a rich and deep shade of yellow, for in this case you can color your walls orange or pumpkin yellow, making a beautiful combination with your Flemish oak. However, if your curtains are of a lighter and softer shade, color your walls to correspond with them. In the wide doorway leading to den hang a curtain of golden brown double-faced velour. This should be hung from a brass pole not too heavy. Do not use the rings ordinarily employed to fasten it on with, but make a loose casing at the top of the velour, and run your rod in this. The SOME MINNEAPOLIS EXAMPLES OF HOUSE DECORATION Photos by Edmund A. Brush, 8 and n South Fifth Street an occasional invitation to give his programs in public. The programs 'Will consist of trios, quartets and quintets, -composed by Beethoven,-Mozart, Haydn and Mendelssohn, as well as by masters of more modern times, like Brahms, Dvorak and Greig. The solo numbers by the assisting artists will be in keeping with this high standard. The sale of tickets will commence at the Metropolitan Music store on Monday. Prices will be found in another column. There is a little secret.in connection with the coming to Minneapolis of E-mil iLiebling, the great pianist, that has not yet been told. It is true that Minneapolis would have had him at any cost, but the popular prices at which tickets have been placed is the result of a dispute among the men who are respon sible for having him appear here. Several -Minneapolis men were discussing music, and pianists particularly. Some contended that it was the high prices that made people enthuse over Paderewskl, while others declared that it was his •marvelous playing. The dis cussion waxed 'warm, when one of the men well known in local musical circles, and who is in the piano business, stated that there was on opportunity to make <a test. Liebling was coming west and would pass through Minneapolis. Why not secure him and fix popular price*, to prove whether it was the playing or the prices that created enthusiasm. "'.But he will never play for any such prices as would make an illustration," said one of the party. "Easily fixed," said the first speaker. "Wire and ask him what he will take to came here, payment outright In advance." ■ (No sooner said than done. A message was dispatched, and the answer, came making an offer. It was accepted and the money banked for him.- That placed the price-making power directly in the hands of the men, and they fixed popular price*. That is how . LJebling comes to give a piano concert, with full or chestra, at prices ranging from 36 cents to 75 cents. But the men interested will have to fill the house to pay expenses. If they fill the house Sunday _ afternoon, Jan. 1 32, it will cost them nothing to prove whether It la THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL. folds are better, and the curtain is less apt to sag if put on in this way. It should just escape the floor line at bottom. Your brocade curtains at easement windows should have rather shallow under-cur tain of gray Arabian net with a narrow but rich border hung against the panes. Tie your brocade curtains back loosely or let them hang in straight folds to sill, as you prefer. Cushion your Flemish oak seat with golden brown yelour or cor duroy and use pillows of yellow silk lightly embroidered with gold. If you have oil paintings richly toned and with gilt frames, hang them in here. Furnieliinsr a Compromise. I think this compromise of a hall and living-room would be most appropriately furnished with the new and artistic fur niture which has recently appeared in the market. It Is usually called "Mission furniture," and is square and heavy in outline, though not without grace. The I wood is often stained to represent the Flemish, Belgian and Austrian oak. These run from almost black to shades of brown. It is also made in old English oak and "fumed oak." Much of it is upholstered with undressed leather fastened on with old copper, brass or iron nails. Now, while this furniture is plain and heavy looking, even to ruggedness, it is so thor oughly artistic in line and coloring that it is in place amid the richest surround ings. Silks and fine brocades show up most effectively as draperies, cushions, etc., in conjunction with it. Colonial furniture in mahogany, light and elegant in shape, would detract from the hall character of your room; nor would it suggest the serviceableness in a living room that the mission pieces do. You can find a piece of Flemish oak fur niture in a different style that is richly 14 '■'■y -flBK^SbK^ -1?v:->:<:'^SSHI - *:' : :;::;: |H^g; SB^^ I:VM ■ "raw :ySPo? A VIEW IN THE PARLOK OF G. M. B. ILAWLEVS HOUSE, LOOKING INTO THE HALL. prices or playing that proves a man's ability. The fourth concert of the Danz Symphony orchestra proved beyond question that the director has kept every promise made to his public when the series was inaugurated this season. Mr. Dar.z told the public that he wanted to gilve Minneapolis an orchestra that would soon foe worthy of making a concert tour. He promised improvement at every succeeding concert, and ali 'that he asked was popular support. The support was not wanting. Minneapo lis always responds' to a worthy cause, and never leaves it lo»outsiders to discover her great people or great institutions. The peo ple came, and the Sunday afternoons, wRh Donz and his orchestra, were affairs whero one met the best of people, r-aw pretty gowns and enjoyed a musical program. Mr. Danz kept keyed up to his task and his men were with him in enthusiasm until new they play with a dash and spirit that has quite cap tured the critics. But the height has not yet been attained. Although there were showers of compliments for the work of the orchestra at the fourth concert, the members of the organization feel that they have It in them to do still better, and they intend to do it. Minneapolis nas as good players as Chicago and as good an or chestra can be trained here. It is a better orchestra now thaja exists in any but three other cities in the United States, and it aims to eclipse them finally. Sunday afternoon, Jan. 5, the fifth concert will be given. There will be some specially strong features, as there must be, and there is a surprise in score in several ways. The ticket sale will be Thursday morning, when seats can be reserved for any part of the house. People who have attended will not fail to get their seats in advance, as they know that space is limited at these concerts. A delightful musical program will be given at the New Year's reception of the Ladies' Thursday Musicale, in its studio, Wednesday afternoon, from 2 until 6 o'clock. Mrs. Maud TJlmer Jones will sing and other artists will appear. The men ere expected as well as the women, and it will toe a charming affair in Which there will be a great deal of sociabil ity and a little music. The officers will re ceive the guests and groups of women will aid in making the afternoon pleasant. "The Nativity" will be sung to-morrow eve ning, at 7:45 o'clock, in St. Charles church. The soloists will be Maud Ulmer Jones, Ma- NO. ir-jL. ROOM IN GREEN AND OAK. carved, and in Dutch or Flemislf shapes the* would alho furnish handsomely with your brown and yellow coloring. A large lamp with a yellow shade on your table, a cloisenne jar in blue, some bits of bronze and one of two good plaster casts (if you can not afford marbles) will great ly assist the effect of this room. I wish that you could introduce near your piano a screen of old Spanish leather and place in front of it a palm in a Jap anese jardiniere. This jardiniere should not to set on the floor, but on a low stool of carved teak wood. One of the most fascinating covers for an upright piano that I heve ever seen was a Chinese skirt. It .was of white silk and embroidered all over with blue and. black silk. The fine pleats and square tabs when spread out over the piano top (fanlike) were charm ingly artistic In effect. If you cannot af ford oriental rugs for your floor, use a large Wilton with much dark blue in It end Indistinct pattern. Do not admit any flowered material in this room. A carved chest near the door leading to the vesti bule will look well, and will be a con venient place to lay hats or wraps. If you find my suggestions too expensive use the same color scheme with cheaper furni ture and materials. Spacious and Beautiful. Illustration No. 1 is of a drawing-room which is practically one with &. hall. Both are finished with a woodwork which is as white as Ivory and as polished. The floor also is as polishedi as a mirror, and the superb Turkish and Persian rugs overlaying It show to great advantage. Much of the furniture in this beautiful room is East ludian and is exquisitely carved. The embroideries, the temple lanterns of white marble, the ornaments, are oriental, yet they do not clash with Wb Bart, .<Jp gp; V 1 - V -.-MHfe- i GUISEPPE CKbiATORK, Director of Bll&ry'a Royal Italian Band, which gives six concerts at fine Lyceum next week. No./l^Some Inter^ esting Results iiv Combination Htvlls and DrOiuuing Booms a few pieces of rare old mahogany that are also used here. The walls are papered with pale yellow, Ivory and gold. The velour door hang ings are of Gobelin blue, and much of the rug coloring is in this tone. Given white paint and yellow walls and there is no better medium for bringing the various colors In the room together than blue, from a rich, dark, Indian blue, through Gobelin, which is soft and dull, to tur quoise, which strikes a note of green and defines itself distinctly whenever it ap pears. Importance of Color Scheme. If those who are ambitious to secure a certain beauty in their surroundings ■would realize that the first thing to ac complish is a satisfactory color scheme for each room they would be saved from many mistakes. When the coloring is harmonious and charming, the materials employed may be most inexpensive, and yet the room will wear an air of refine ment and beauty. It is therefore well worth while to study the effects of cer tain colors when used as backgrounds as mediums for blending other colors and as a means of "picking out" and showing up certain characteristics of a room. By means of color one can produce an effect of luxury, of cool, restfulness, of dainti neß&, etc. A Beautiful Room for Ten Dollars. I was asked recently by a correspondent for advice as to the spending of ten dol lars. She wished to beautify and brighten a dull little room, and this was all she could expend. There was an old-fashioned and rather ugly wall paper which had a dark red figure in it, some nice old-fash ioned pieces of furniture, including a couch with an old gold cover, and, what ■wrg P IP!4-;«-^' Sam#ff*'WW I : "' PHpW NO. S-iA. RECEPTION HALL, WITH ALCOVE.. is the usual bane of a common-place room, a tan-colored carpet. In my extremity, with this problem before me, I resorted to the theory of color that I have just re hearsed. With the red figure in the paper as a guide, I told her to brighten and enrich her room with this color. For a few dollars she could buy enough denim of a soft yet rich shade of mulberry red to recover her old gold couch (this, she said, had been an eyesore) and make pillows for it; to hang over simple but sheer and crisp white muslin at her windows for curtains, and to cover a low and comfort able footstool. For a few dollars more I told her she could obtain enough bur laps in precisely the same color to cur tain the expressionless doorway of this once colorless and uninteresting room. I thought she could also manage the pur purchase of a pretty growing fern to place in one of the windows. I have since re ceived a grateful acknowledgment that having strictly followed my advice she was charmed with the result. She ad mitted that she had literally transformed her room with ten dollars. A Room In Green and Oalc. Illustration No. 2 combines the elegance and grace of a drawing-room with the easy comfort of a living room. The book cases show that it also plays the part of a library. The wall coloring, which is a cold, velvety green, suits well its char acter of library, and contrasts most beau tifully with the rich tones of the English oak woodwork. The ceiling between the heavy beams is a lighter and whiter shade of green than the side walls. The Turkish rug, which covers much of the polished floor, blends all colors in its weave, but the green which runs through at intervals is brought into prominence by the conjunction of the green walls. One thing I think that gives special charm to DRAWING-ROOM IN MRS. L.. A. DAY'S COUNTRY HOUSE. Bel Lovering Waldron, William Herbert Dale and John K. Gehan of St. Paul. They will be assisted by Carl Riedelsberger, violinist; Mrs. Vienna Neel Connor, pianist; Anna ])•■ Witt Cook, organist. Mrs. Florence X. Park is director. The program will be opened with a piano and organ duet and two trios, violin, piano and organ, will be given. Mrs. Watdron will sing "In the Manger of the King," with a violin obligate A Christmas organ recital will be given to-morrow afternoon at 3:30 o'clock in Geth semane church, 'by William J. - Hail, organ ist, assisted by Edward Wiley and J. A. Wil liams. This recital is in * accordance with a plan of the rector, Rev. Irving P. Johnson, that one recital appropriate to each seaeon shall be given. The next will be en Epipha ny program. The program will be as follows: Offertoire, "Pour Noel," Grison, "The Holy Night," Collaerts, Mr. Hall; "Fear Ye Not." Buck, J. A. Williams; "Chorus of Shep herds," Lemmens, "The Shepherd's Watch," Lewid, "Mart-he dcs Rois Mages," Dubois. Mr. Hall; "Glory to Thee, My God, Thia Night, Gounod, Ed Wiley; "Toliite Hostias," Saint-Saens, "The Shepherd's Adieu," Ber lioz, Mr. Hall. "The Sultan of Sulu," the new comic op era just accepted from George Ade, the Chi cago fable-monger, by Henry W. Savage for the Castle Square opera company, is under lined for an elaborate production at the Stu debaker theater in Chicago during the sec ond week in March. Mr. Ade, whose "Fables in Slang" have attained wide popularity, has turned out what is said by those who have heard it, to be a convulsively funny libretto, for which very catchy and characteristic mu sic has been supplied by Alfred Wathall, a young Chicago composer, who occupies the ■chair of music in Northwestern university. Mr. Ade has gone to the Philippines for the scene of his lyrical drollery and has seized upon one of the incidents of the Spanish unpleasantness as the pivot round which the dramatic action of the opera revolves. A transport of school ma 'ama and promoters laad at the island of Sulu. They bring to the denizens of that remote spot civilization in its most up-to-date development. The Amer ican cocktail, the American flag and the American divorce laws. Around this subject Mr. Ade has constructed a capital libretto, full of humor and, oddly enough, absolutely devoid of that eiang for which he is famous. Incidental to the three acts of the story, there are two dozen songs and concerted num DECEMBER 28, 1901. the coloring of this room is that it opens from a h.all In Pompeiian red. As this green has no yellow apparent In it, but is absolutely cold (though medium dark in shade), the red harmonizes with it in beautiful contrast. A Reception Hall With Alcove. The walsl of Xo. 3 ere colored a deep shade of orange, the wainscoting and beams of mahogany, however, do not show much coloring on side walls. The alcove opening out to the right is covered on walsl and ceiling with deep, orange yellow burlaps, and has a settle which fills one end of it, covered with tapestry in soft colors. The mahogany piece at the top and ends of this settle outline Is hand somely set against the plain yellow walls. The scarf curtains of silk velour that hang on either side of the window here are a golden yellow-brown, and they are of that peculiar tawny shade which melts into yellow, and add much to the sun shiny effect of this fascinating al cove. It is easy to imagine the soft yet brilliant glow of color which pervades the room when one sees in the illustration the number and the richness of the oriental rugs on the floor. The carved mahogany table in the center of the room has a silken cover of antique embroidery. The architpptural construc tion of this alcove is so simple and yet so effective that I must call the attention of my correspondent to it. Mrs. M. B. W., who wroto to ask for a suggestion in re modeling her hall, would undoubtedly find that the addition of an alcove on these lines would be an improvement. The hall which now serves simply as a passageway or corridor, could then be furnished less severely than at present and the alcove would make a charming little reception room. bers -widely varied in character, as the fol lowing titles will indicate: "In the U. S. A.," "Dangle Him Lightly," "Engaged in a Sort of a Way," "The Shooting Stars," "Whoa Man Is Fancy Free," "R-E-M-O-R-S-E," "Every Animal in the Zoo," "Rosabella Clan-, oy," "Come Back to Manlstee," "Delia," "When Maidens Wait," "Foolish Wedding Bells," "The One Who "Went Away," "Of All Sad Words," etc., etc. The gay and gorgeous costumes worn by the natives will be accurate copies of the Filipino dresses, secured on the inland of Sulu by Mr. Ade, and these, together with the brilliant uni form of the sultan's "Imperial Guards" and the picturesque tropical scenery, modeled from sketches made on the spot by Mr. Ale and the war artist, John T. McCutcheon in sure correct and entrancing stage pictures. A Christmas vesper service will be given In tho First Free Baptist church, Fifteenth street and Nicollot avenue, to-morrow after noon at 1 o'clock. The program is as fol lows: Organ prelude, "Christmas Pastorale," Gustav Merkel, anthem, "Hark, What Mean Those Holy Voices," Schnecker; solo, "O Holy Night," Adam, Mr. Grosskopf; anthem, "There Were Shepherds," Gaul; violin solo, "Largo," Handel, Mr. Ried«lsberger; solo, "The Christ Child," Coombs, Mrs. Grosskopf, with violin obligato by Mr Rledelsberger; anthem, "Shout the Glad Tidings," Marston; solo, "The Virgin's Slumber Song," from 'The Holy Night," Brewer, Miss Matchen; duet, "The Holy Child " Shelley, Mr. and Mrs. Grosskopf; anthem, "Bethlehem," Coombs; organ postlude, "Pontifical March," from "Sonata Pontiflcale." Semmens. The choir includes Mrs. W. B. Grosskopf, Miss Edr.a Matohen, W. B. Grosskopf, A. F. Carl ton. Organist and director, Mrs. G. S. Lang. Carl Rierlelsber, violinist, will assist. Mrs. Ellse M. Gonet and three of her pupils will give a song recital this evening at the home of J. G. Northrop, 1900 Emerson avenue N. Edwin Northrop will -assist with a man dolin nutnhcr. The program wfll be appro priate to the Christmas season. A Preventive of Insomnia. Malt-N\itrine brings the balm of slum ber to those tortured with insomnia. It soothes the irritated nerves, makes the blood rich and lively and greatly aids di gestion. Prepared only by the Anheuser- Busch Brewing Ass'n, St. Louis, U. S. A.