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TTTTC fWATT.Y SUNDAY W.F.: MAY T. 1010.
4 Harmonizing" With Hues V.any a home builder, after giving muchful. thought to what he considers the ei tiai, finds something lacking when the work In done. He is, perhaps, at a loss to know where the difficulty In, and often must wait for tome chance remark to clear the mystery. As a matter of fact, the trouble with mot homes Is that tlicie is a lack of harmony In the yard, the house and Its color, and the Interior, for even Rood architects often fall to realize the need of this harmony. "The union a happy marriage It should be-between the hou.e beautiful and the (round near It Is morthy of more thought than It has had In the past; and the best ways of effecting that union artistically should Interest men more and more an our cities grow larger and our lovely landscape shrinks back from them." Whether the grounds then be large or small, the house a mansion or a cottage, the surroundings a lawn or a grove, there should be harmony in the plan and In the result. The difficulty Is that the plan of the house Is made at one time the color of the outside Is decided upon when the house Is up, the Interior Is settled at an other time, and the yard Is graded and planted at haphazard or when convenient. To secure real harmony the builder should think of his house, the color, the Interior and Its decoration, and the lawn all at the same time when making the plan; then when completed the picture will be har monious and beautiful. Few builders have the advantage of expert advice In deter mining these questions. However, only taste and some knowledge are essential, for It Is not money alone which makes a beautiful home. This article is not a treatise on land scape gardening, but Is a suggestion re tarding the painting of a house that it may be in harmony with tho surroundings, the style of architecture and tho pluiiB of the Interior. Incldcntalry, it may be Bald that the yard should not be bare, nor spotted with specimen bushes and plants; rather the planting should follow the sim ple rules of keeping the center of the lawn open, planting along the borders and the foundation; of planting In masses, sur rounding the yard with clumps of trees and ahrubbery; and of avoiding straight lines, using even the slightest curves to break the monotony. The beat designed house, poorly placed or poorly painted, Is always a failure; an ordinary house, prup- NOTHING IIS 000 INT 00 MINH eriy located and tastefully painted becomes attractive; while a well-designed or well fmlslwd house with good color, whether large or email, will be beautiful and home like. ' Securing the harmony desired Is not al ways as easy as it may seem. Too often the home builder, having seen somewhere a house he liked, 1.1 inclined to reproduce It, not thinking that the location and color effect are essential to the succtss. The result Is a Colonial house on a mountain slope and a Swiss chalet on a city lot, or a highly ornamented building on a narrow city "eighteen feet" and a plain box In the midst of a prodigality of tall forest treed. None the less Important is the selection of the color scheme for the house 'and Its outbuildings. The style of architecture the presence or absence of trees or shrub bery, the nearness or distance of neigh boring houses and their color all ought to affect the decision in the proper paint ing of the home. The tendency to avoid the extra orna- mentation of a generation ago makes painting a much easier problem today. Unquestionably, simplicity is tho first rule of good decoration, whether outside or In side. Originality, combined with a sense of fitness, nxani vigor and life; but originality, with large, grotesque orna mentation and striking colors, Is out of place anywhere. It naturally follows that fewer colors are used today than formerly, nd those In harmony railier than in con tract. Indeed, many of tho best houses, both lare and small, particularly of the various modifications of the Colonial style, re painted entirely one color, usually light Ivory, worm tray or similar tone the roof color and the sash or blinds supplying sufficient contrast. When painting the exterior, particularly, the simple laws of color should be remem bered. Many wonder why the house looks different from whst was expected wh?n studying the color cards, which usually form the basts of the combination. Tills difference Is due largely to the failure to remember 'm few simple facts. A lighter and a darker shade Increase In difference when brought together. When a light color Is placed next to a dark color, tho light appears lighter than It is and tho dark color darker. For example, when red and green are placed side by side, the red ap pears redder than it actually is and the green greener. These differences become trreater when seen from a little distance. Shades and color must seem to belong together if satisfactory results are to be secured. Colors may be inharmonious be cause they are too bright, snd, therefore, too harsh: red and orange, blue and giecn, yellow and crimson are bad combinations, particularly In exterior decoration. The most attractive effects In painting today are secured through harmony by gradual gradations of color. The simplest harmony is that of tones of one color. Brown In shades from light to dark, and green and gray In' similar gradations w ill ghe best results. It Is true that contrasts are often heip- ' 4aooMult HL ! "ii. y, 5 4r yjy I to House Color of Landscape but llirm mi i requires gi e.it ate In the choice of coloi. These colors must he restful or they will really "make us tirtd." Tills rfFiliilnrss is proiluoed in house painting rather by low, dull colors than by the use of strong or striking colors. It Is often difficult to choose be tween several colors that would give Rood effects. 11 Is well even thou not to choose a color for painting the house simply be cause it Is the fashion. Instead. study your conditions and surroundings, Including the rolor of the nearest house, the shrub bery or trees or lack of them in your yard, not forgetting the color on the roof of the house, which .ii'1 greatly affect your color scheme. I'se as few colors as possihle. Hud select tlinso with a view not only to their popularity, but to their dur ability and effectiveness when used on your house. A building In the country or on a large building lot, with an abundance of .shrubbery should be light rather than dark in color. Colors like cream, Colonial yellow, itallan gray, Bllver gray, sand stone and russet are generally successful when used cither as solid colors or trimmed with white or dark harmonious colors. Dark red often looks well on a large, plain house, either In the open or surrounded by trees. The effect Is to diminish the house in size rather than to cnlargo It. Grays and drabs are associated In the mind with slates und stones, and, therefore, give a solid appearance. Ivory la a very popular color, not so old as white, but giving the effect of strength and permanence. In printing a hoise on a city lot avoid prom inent colors. Quiet tones with slightly darkfr trimming, or the same color throughout, are better than numerous colors. Here, particularly, it Is Important to note carefully the color of neighboring houses In order to avoid monotony and of fensive contrast. Tho obtaining of desired colors for paint ing in these days is not so difficult as formerly, for the manufacturers of good paint all give very careful attention to lliis problem of attractive colors. Their color cards show the great variety, and no house owner needs to hesitate to use their products, especially when a well-known brand, bought from a reputable local dealer. Such prepared paints are not sur passed by any "hand-made" pulnt to be obtained. By Kdwin D. Phuey In "Beau tiful Homes." Brick Notes Hew Manager for Sunderland'! Bom Beauties of Brick as It la Now Being- Laid In Walls In Omaha Mr. A. D. Klein has become manager of the brick department of Sunderland Brithers. Coming from a family of brick milvcrs, Mr. Klein's first experience was wheeling brick from kilns in his father's btJck yard In Baltimore. n recent years, Mr. Klein has been with ttye Hydraulic Press Brick company at Cleveland, earning an enviable reputation as a salesman and learning every phase of face brick business. "One of the determining factors in con sidering the Sunderland offer," said Mr. Klein, "was the spirit of loyalty to Omaha on the part of the many business men met on my first trip. "1 concluded that Omaha does things and decided to entrust my future to this city. I find that the Omaha schools are fine and, with a family of six, this is an Important item. Besides, you see, I arrived in time to boost the census quite a bit. "Cleveland Is a fine city, but has no such outlook us. Omaha's." As tho walls of the new City National bank building reach toward the overhang ing cornice the architectural beauty of the pure white brick and terra cotta be comes moro striking. The great white shaft towers high enough to bo seen from any point within the city limits and travel ers on incoming trains are Impressed with tho truly metropolitan appearance that this skyscraper gives to the lino of massive but lower buildings In the wholesale und re tail districts. Chancellor Avery of the Nobraska State university was In Omaha last week inves tigating residence architecture. Tho chan cellor Is about to build a fine residence in Lincoln and has decided upon brick construction. The exterior brick will be similar to those used in the new S. A. li'age rtsldcnce at northwest corner of J hli ly-seventli and raclfic slrteis, only that the color will bo nccrcr a deep, rich ivd. I'hancvllor Avery expressed tho opin ion that he had never before fully appre ciated the artistic possibilities through the right use of fine l'aco brick. The new residence being erected north of the Field club for R. K. Sundtrland is attracting unusual attention on account of the peculiar brick used In the outside walla. The effect Is that of a hege oriental rug. Tho rich hues of red, brown, blue and green and black seem to be Interwoven into indistinct patterns. A close study of tills brick work, taking note of the lights and shadows, reveals a different effect from each different uugle of view. Tho brick work is unique In that the mortar Joints are double, the usual thick ness and are raked out to a depth of a half huh. Tho rtsult is to throw a shadow under each brick and Intensify the color production. Another result is to harmonize and modify the various shades of brick by inserting a uniform, color of mortar. The mortar Joint constitutes a harmoniz ing clement and has as much to do with the architectural beauty of the wall as docs tho brick itself. This particular example of artistic brick work has been Inspected by architects, owners and building committees from sev eral different towns. The manufacturer from whose kilns these brick was snipped came to Omaha recently to see this resi dence and has complimented Mr. Sunder land uon tho way the brick lias been laid In tho wall. The brick work is in the hands of Booth St Landfenberg. who have been requested to take charge of a large contract at Min den. Neb.. In which the same face brick is to be used. I I'ersistent Advertising is the Koad to Blr Returns. H t " palp n n n : c 0 n n n l - o a keeps pure air conslauuy wliolesonio. 1 KiSS'LErJ New Spring Styles in Complete Line of Lowels, Wiltons and Body Brussels DOME TIMELY REAL ESTATE GOSSIP Union Pacific Closes Deal for Freight Depot Site. START ON THE HEADQUARTERS i;cnvailon for IIlK Itailvtay Office Structure Marts Within Week. nichardson Company Starts an Addition. Formal transfer of the property procured for the Union l'acific company to build a f i eight depot at the north end of the Tenth street viaduct, extending from Eleventh street to Ninth street and from Jackson to Jones, was made last week. The amount ! expended in the purchase of this property is $070,001). Negotiations were carried on through the McCaguo Investment com pany. Added to the amount that was paid for the property will be the cost of erect-, lug the freight depot, making the total over $1,200,000. Actual work of razing the big building at the corner of Fifteenth and I lodge streets for the erection of the Union Pa cific headquarters was started last week and much headway has been made so far. It is expected that the entire building will be torn down within two weeks and the work of excavation will begin. All tho buildings east of the corner structure have been razed and excavation on that side will start this week. The Richardson Drug company will build an addition to Its building at Ninth and Jackson streets, i'ions have been drawn for a two-story brick building, with a double basement, that will be lluxl32 feet. The addition will be erected in such a manner that next year three more stories can be added, making that part as high as the main building. Two stories are to be erected now, us the Imperative need of room demands it. it is estimated that the addition will cost $!0.0uo. Work w dl start at once on tho structure. General indications point to the fact that there will be more residem." building In the north and northwest part of Omaha this year than in any oilier section. There is a general mowment to build in tho West Farnam street district and many tine resi dences will be erected in 1U10. In the north west section of the city a number of pretty bungalows ure in course of construction and others aro btiiir; planned. Kxcavation has been completed at Twelfth street and .Capitol uveiiue for the big storage warehouse to be erected for W. A. Gordon and the work on the build ing has started. The outside brick work on the City Na tional ban building is almost lompletid and the loof will be readied this week. While the work on the outside hss been progressing, a corps of artisans have been following the upwurd course on the in side. The plastering, installation of elec tric wires, heating apparatus and finish ing of the wuudwoilt has been going on. so that when the roof is completed the building will pie-tent an ai peai unee of be ing finished from the outside. However, the finishing touches will require much time. ' A Frlabtful lisnerleni-e with biliousness, malaria and constipation is quickly overcome by taking Dr. King's New I,if Pills. dc For sala by Beaton Drug Co. WHERE YOU SAVE 2.0 ON FURNITURE "lea sr. ' .iS - Wo 'riMllllif - Wii - . lallnomr. runnnunt t. fejsggjL W au-zasT. Wg- $4- - 38 for refrigerator same make as illustration When it eomcs to rcfrigcr- !'jators xq not only sell lower iy several dollars on eaeh box, hut we carry the very finest line shown in this sec iion. They are built to save ice and thev do it. Complete ventilating system in each circulating and food always 9x12 Bagdad Wilton luxuriouspatterns and perfect designs, nnr nrir-p nnlv ' . W our price only.'. 9x12 Genuine Bagdad Body Brussels, in most beautiful patterns. These would cost you $10 more in Omaha, our nrice lftQ x only. Flynn Bemoans Lack of Water Mains in City Street Commissioner Cites Parts of the City Which Have No Water Protection. "Right in line with what The Bee has been printing about the serious need for better water supply in Omaha are several recent Instances coming to my attention," said Street Commissioner Flynn. "This office has been receiving requests for the loan of sprinkling wagons to fill cisterns in various parts of the town. We have no wagons for such purpose and are compelled to refer the sufferers from the want of rain to tho private contractor, who sprinkles the business streets under agree ment with tho merchants. But the thing that struck me as especially worthy of at tention at this time Is that some of these requests come from locations that anybody, at first thought, would say have water con nections with the city supply. One request this morning cr from 421 Dorcas street and on lnvestigs on we find the mains do not extend that far, stopping a block and a half away. "Then consider tho fact that South Thirty-second, fnm Slarcy to the south city limits, is already beautifully paved and Is lined with costly residences, yet has no city water supply, and no gas mains. Some of those residences are far away from a fire plug, which is a serious matter; but beyond that one of these days the fine pavement will have to be practically de stroyed to permit of the laying of mains and conduits. I guess It Is safe to say that tills is but one of many such cases." Rcdick Hands Lawyer Retort Judge Sitting as Witness in Land Controversy Proves Match for Examining Attorney. Judt.e W. A. Redlck occupied the witness stand himself jsatuiday morning in a suit nctween John T. fathers and the Mcf agues befoie Judge Troup In district court. Judgo Iteduk was called to testify rc Sardir.;r some mining property which he sold In Ism und which has become in voked In the present suit. In examination John F. Stout referred to the property as a "so-called mine." and Judiie Kedick promptly icmarked that "half of it sold for JlO.eoo." Charles Battolle, u-sH.iatcd with Stout, moved to sir ke tills out as not responsive. Judgu Troup smiled and chuckled: "I'll let It stand," said lie. "Mr. Stout rather brought that on himself." i STEEL WORKER'S WIDOW SUES Mrs. James tudrrmn Asks for Fifty Thousand ItulUri Brcanse of llualiaud's Death. Suit for $00,000 damages Is brought in dis trict court for the death of James Ander son, the structural steel worker whp was killed January 20 at the City National bank building. Mrs. Mary Anuti-:;on of Minne apolis, widow of James Anderson, Is plaintiff and the James Black Masonry and Contracting company is defendant. 0- FUMIT Lawn Furniture Specials for this hard wood, neatly painted lawn bench. Weather or hard usage will not harm it. Size 36 inches. 42-inch bench, like above, $1.25 48-inch bench, like above, $1.60 Porch Furniture Rockers and chairs, like cut, strongly made of wicker and rattan, from $2.50 down to "We also sell the beau tiful and popular Porch F u r n i t u r e, made of grasses. OMAnA BAMS SnOW BIC CAINS Increase of $43,626,677 for the First Four Month of the Year. APRIL COMES TO THE FRONT Banks Are Doing a Larger Volume of Business Each Month, Ac cording; to tbe Clearaneo Figures. Omaha's bank clearings still continue to make steady gains and the month of April of the present year shows an increase of $10.4G9,M2 over the corresponding month in 25 URE MOO, while the week Just ended was $2,202,044 belter than the corresponding period last year. During April, 1910, the clearings amounted to $71,1129,238, as analnst $(W.SD9,29j for April, 1909. The Increase In Omaha's bank clearings has been steady since the first of the year and week by week and month by month the figures rise. During the first four months of the present year there has been a gain of $4:1,626,677 over the corresponding period last year. The following tables show the rapid strides which are being made in bank clearings: Comparison by Mouths. 1910. 1909. January $ SMH4.1KS 7,1W.7G8 Kebruary 62.iMi.l2ii . 47.972.7li2 March W. 861,213 71.769,302 April 71.329.2uS 0O.S.9.29j Totals $281.411. 77G $2i;7,7Si.OJ9 Gain during the first four months of 1910 over the same period a year ago. $4.'i,62d,677. Sbunlng for tbe Mouth. April, April, 1:i10. I'HW. 1 $ 2.So2.2!H) $ 2 606,8,'d i 2,0j9,22S 2.47, S76 a 2...0U.I-.2 4 8.174.613 n 2,62 V. 14S 2.519.54 6 2,606,fiS5 2,47s..sijj 7 2,917, 7S." 2,.'.72.3ci4 H 2.Vii.;i;l 2.340.332 9 2 : 73.36 1 2.292,ii'i2 10 2,OM,04(j 11 2.9M.101 12 2.i)7u.l'3 2.4ASS6 13 8,lo2,:S 2.2:2.640 14 2.4"."i.:i7.i 2.Hn7.7il 3,0:7.119 2,u;,i.i7 16 i'.oJti.rn, 2.41M3 17 1,9!.-, .vol 15 3.021. 0 19 2.474 403 2.3H0.722 20 tt.013.lM 2, 13ri.Mil 21 3.147.760 2 360.994 'H 2.!.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'!.'.'.' 4!G26.3i .27:e5e4 21 S!,723,!S7S 25 3.491. 4U 26 2.414.199 2,60.031 27 2.7.0 247 2.044. lf.9 2.1 2 440.M9 S.4M.113 2"! 2..-.49.771 . 124,211 U) 2,216.593 2,2'3,226 Totals $71,329.2:: $60.(9.295 Increase for the month of April, 1910, over the corresponding period a year ago, $10,46J',942. SMITH TAKEN TO ILLINOIS Fugitive from Juallee Captured la Omaha and is Started Hack Iv4. Dan N. KuiUii, nero. wanted In Gales burg, 111., on a criminal charge, is on his way back to trial after an escape and flight from the officers which led him to Omaha. T. J. Wheeler, deputy sheriff from Gales burg, took Kmlth In charge Saturday morn ing and started east. The negro was ar rested here by Detectives Mitchell and Sul livan. They recognized him as answering Uie description lssjcd by the Illinois sheriff. Urass Beds Bpfiuliful, HtmrtRly ennstruotnd Flrnfl Hid with hrnvy 2-lni'li im'- briKlit nr nalln ruiisli nir inii'p. only See our llirn of chillis Iron 20 In-low Chnalut priirs. m- ii'i ' "nT'i c Felt Mattresses Not ' etuffi (1 mnttrpRspB." hut hand niHfle of th finest unallty of ppc tally srlei'ted Ioiik filler felt. Wo know thlH mnttrt'HR will never he conio lumpy nor form Into hills and hollows hh poorly made ones do. In Omaha you pay $10.00 for nn nrllrlp not ns pood, our price Your frequrnt attention called to this arliclo. lt is liURO harRaln and we know It. that'M why. Just shop around a. Mt, and jret prices on pouches like this. We waner nono will hn priced to you below $4.00 It's certainly worth investigating ai; $2.45, this sleep producing, cumfortuhle Kiinltury coucli. Brandeis Wall Paper Department Our Spring Patterns are the Talk of the Town. Be Sure and Sec Our Line Before Purchasing. i,iw ,u sHii.T'tywi 'aiHHrwMtis., nari"Ai,ng,mv;r,"fliCTOBE BRANDEIS Paiint Department Kasjistorod "WEARS LIKE IRON". Revives old woodwc rk. furniture, floors, etc.. by covering the mars and scratches, at tho same time pro diteing a briliant and durable finish. Kasily applied, quickly dried No home is complete without Ja-a-lac. Loots Homes in Guise of Cook Mandy, Alias Dinah, Waffle Builder, Held on Charge of Robbing Em ployers' Residences. The operations of "Mandy." a colored cook, whose extraordinary ability lias at tracted the police, have developed a n.w phate of the Servant problem. Keporta to police headquarters indicate the woman has a system of getting a posi tion as cook and disappearing with valu ables from the scene of her work a few houi-8 after entering It. From all accounts, Mandy has held twelve position in twelve days and has collected enough money, silverware and cut gla.s to keep her in comfort for a year. The experience of Mrs. H. B. nartcll, 2110 Douglas street, brought the situation to the notice of Captain Bavage of the detective department. Mandy came to Mrs. Kartell's house In response to an advertisement for a good cook, and was Joyfully welcomed to the position. The colored woman told a glowing story of the fine batter cakes, waffle dressen 'possum and other tooth- I! 4 To So. Omaha Residents Vt t ih ko Jii simply Inspect our ( k Ix-foro tunkliikC a pur rlitiNp an m lint". t'i all Hxlit to look olscw lint', but ilon't Iniy un til yon liave our prices, wlilcli nvc-raRO W'.'o l"li' tlnko iliarurd in Omttltn. To Omaha Residents Tnmsfor fmtn any Omnliii car to ny South Onuilm cur, get off at 2Uh ami I,, nntl you nro at our sliu e. All Sou tli Omiilwt cm it pasN our door. It takes nlxnit 1( or 15 iiiliiiitis' cr rldo to rrnrli there, lu It's worth wliile. You'll find tin Immense stock; mid our low rent ami low expeiiie emihle us to sell 20 below Oiitiiha prices. Sanit&ry Springs Tho kimi that Is ronlly uprliiBv and alvny IioIiIm Its shii,ie. It's tlm moat tttlsfac tnry Kprlnpr on tho nmrki't. tf flf " 1 11 $6,ld for only .... $12.50 lieds at The Whole Story is One of Low Operating Expenses $6.75 Sanitary Couch SD45 or 24th and L Sts., South Omaha ESSE THE MACHINE THAT DOES THIS WOKX Ready to do your housecleaning This Is our second year In this business. Last year we hei veil thous ands of satisfied customers and we ure dally booking reorders from these same people for this year's cleaning Nothing excels our duslless sys tem of cleaning by compressed air or vacuum. Kntlre residences cleaned in one day or a few hours, according to size. Draperies, mattresses, upholstered furniture, etc., cleaned without re moval. 1'rices very reasonable, only 8o per running yard for carpets on tbe floor. Bugs according to sis. Phone or write for free estimate. THE IDEAL AIR CLEANING CO. 300 Douglas Block. Doug. 745, A-1938. K. H. VIB MIHBIN, Manager. mmo things she could prepare. Inside of threo hours after Mandy had been in stalled as quM n of the kitchen she dis appeared. Mrs. itartell learned in a few inlnut- s that her purse containing HOG had illnappea red coincided tally. Captain Kavttgu then developed evlih'V that the colored woman had has a rtign of success In robbing distracted house keepers who have hailed her witli de l.ght. It was found that rcores of homes in the city aie in need of a cook Just half us capable as Mainly claimed t,, he, and are easy prey to the wily "Dinah." k ii.,...-,. ...Km. .. 1 Prominent Itelu.man Dead. PHII.ADKI.l'lflA, April 30.-Stoughton H. Clark, a prominent horseman, died at his home at Klourtown, near here, last night, aged 4!) years. "Stole" Clark, a he was called, was one of tlm best known trainers and drivers of light names horses In the east and was known to many of the followers of the grand circuit. I'ersistent Advertising la tl ?Koad to B.g Ue turns.