The wall may be papered with a light ecru and gold
design, and the upper border would look well finished oif
in yellow tulips or poppies, both stylish now for such pur-
poses. A narrow gilt molding must finish the top edge
of the burlap, and the ceiling would look best in a light
cobwebby design of gold on cream paper. A picture
mold of gilt must be fastened about 3 feet or more below
the ceiling, and it will break the monotony of the wall.
There are chairs of white and yellow wicker to be had,
and if these cannot be afforded old ones can be enameled
in white and yellow. Cushions and scarfs of linen em-
broidered with yellow silk can be put to use in this room.
Tulip or poppy covered pungum or lawn, at 10 or 15 cents
a yard, may be hung at the windows in connection with
white Swiss or lace curtains, and a touch of yellow can be
added to tlie room in articles of use and of ornaments.
MONUMENTAL CITY MEMS.
Baltimore, March 26, 1896.
Carl Sommers, upholstery, has removed from Eastern
avenue to 129 South Ann street.
H. W. Hall, dry goods and upholstery, Emporia, Va.
was purchasing goods here last week.
Richard J. Barron, furniture and upholstery. West Mul-
berry street, was badly injured in a driving accident on
Lexington street the 15th inst.
King's Palace, Seventh street, Washington, D. C, which
was established more than forty years ago, has been con-
verted into a department store.
The Brown Dry Goods Company, dry goods and uphol-
stery, Portsmouth, Va., has been incorporated, with Louis
Morris, of Baltimore, president, and Louis Shrier, secre-
tary and treasurer. The capital stock is not to be more
than $5,000. R. L. E.
As in and out of warp and woof
The tireless needle goes —
The needle strung with floss of blue,
With green where scarlet shows;
It stabs the weft but tenderly,
So that the wounds soon close.
Soft healed by threads of russet brown
Where yellow envious grows.
As in and out of warp and woof
The searching needle goes.
Uprising threads of lavender
Wherefrom deep purple flows;
It paints dun colored fantaisies.
Or glad things may disclose —
Two lovers locked in soft embrace,
Perchance they've kissed ! Who knows ?
— Hartshorn's Roller.
Z. Mode, upholsterer, has removed from 336 to 991
Boylston street, Boston.
Stolte & Warnke are a new firm in the upholstery busi-
ness at 1601 Vliet avenue, Milwaukee.
The Battle Creek (Mich.) Mattress Company and the
Stillwater (Minn.) Bedding Company have recently
started in business.
Haircloth to the value of ^^118 was exported from the
consular district of Bi'adford, England, during the month
of February, 1898, as compared with ^^1,597 for the same
month of 1897.
The building at 919 Broad street, Newark, N. J., is
being altered for Morris Cohn. A shop for upholsteiy
will be fitted out in the rear, and the building will have a
driveway to Halsey street, as the lot extends right through
the block. The store at the front is to be handsomely
fitted out. The front section will be divided off from the
rest of the store by means of an attractive piece of grill
work, and the former will be used as a showroom for the
display of wall papers, shades, draperies and upholstery.
The rear part will be used as a stockroom. The front of
the building will be painted in light buff, and the interior
of the store will be decorated in ivory and gold.
On the 17th ult. fire caused a loss of $300 in William
Rosen's upholstery shop at 83 Allen street.
The accotmt of B. Walker & Co., of Nottingham, Eng-
land, has been placed in the hands of A. Staheli who has
an office at 458 Broadway.
Henry Batternmn, proprietor of the well-known Brook-
lyn department store, has given $25,000 to the Bushwick
and East Brooklyn Dispensary as a memorial of his
daughter Laiira, who died about six years ago.
Peter McLaren, of Rieser& Co.'s staff, started out again
last week for a Western trip, and will interest the trade on
the firm's strong line of fine laces, as well as in Notting-
hams, Swiss goods and the ruffled curtains of their own
The Orinoka Mills will be an even more important fac-
tor than ever before in the trade of the coming season.
The new lines of the mills will be on view next month in
the New York salesrooms, corner of Fifth avenue and
Seventeenth street, and should be seen b}^ every buyer.
Manager Smith, of W. & J. Sloane's wholesale uphol-
stery department, will have his new lines on view within a
week or ten days, and they will be the most important he
has ever shown, special care having been taken to make
these offerings surpass all the previous ones of the depart-
The firm of Schmitt Brothers, furniture dealers and
upholsterers, 355 Fourth avenue, has been incorporated.
The capital stock is $110,000 and the directors are Louis
Schmitt, Pringle Mitchell, George Schmitt, Von Beck
Canfield, Philip Schmitt and John C. Piatt, all of New
New invoices of Damascus brass goods, furniture,
lamps, tables, chairs and curtains have been received dur-
ing the past fortnight by Yardum Brothers & Co, , 594 and
596 Broadway. These goods have sold so freely that the
firm have hardly been able to keep their stock in good
assortment, hence it will pay to view the new goods early.
A splendid opportunity for inspection is offered at the
spacious and finely lighted salesrooms of this enterprising
J. Prieser & Co., manufacturers of upholstered furni-
ture, have removed from Orchard street to 94 Bowery.
The Wilkes-Barre Lace Company are now showing their
complete fall line of new styles at the salesroom of the
selling agents, Clarence Whitman & Co., 39 and 41
Leonard street. Many positive novelties and original
styles are shown in the line.
J. A. Filer & Co., manufacturers of all grades of up-
holstery and drapery trimmings, fancy fringes, tassels,
cords, &c. , will remove their factory and salesroom from
University place and Thirteenth street to 22 to 26 East
Fourteenth street, about May 1.
S. J. Tellery & Co., the East India goods manufactur-
ers, have removed from the Hartford Building to 18 East
Seventeenth street, where they occupy an entire loft.
They will carry a stock hereafter in their new quarters,
which are being appropriately fitted up under the direction
of Manager A. J. Blumberg.
Cohen Brothers & Co., 424 and 426 Broadway, have a
wonderful display of bobbinet ruffled and frilled curtains.
The line is almost endless, and yet every day something
new is added. Mr. M. Cohen says that these goods are so
beautiful and inexpensive that they will be the window
drapery of the future. Their Nottingham house is now
very busy making all kinds of nets and laces for the manu-
facture of these curtains on this side, and every steamer
brings something new. Their facilities to produce the
necessary materials for these bobbinet curtains are ex-
cellent, as they are directly connected with all the makers
in Nottingham and are represented there by Mr. Chas.
Hemsley. who has over twenty years' experience in the
lace trade ; in addition, they are making up the curtains
themselves on the Broadway premises, which enables
them to execute special orders without delay. Their win-
dow display is one unusual in the wholesale trade, being
attractive and instructive to all buyers of this new drapery.
NEW WALL PAPER PATTERNS.
fEw spring wall papers, according to the
New York Sun, contain no hint of the
gilt tracery so long in vogue. Even the
expensive drawing room papers show
no gold in the design, and those in-
tended for hall, library and dining room
are in softly blended, quiet tones, in
imitation of tapestry, cashmere and
dragon -figured canvas. Papers for bed-
rooms are colored like fine chintz in
homely direct blues, reds and greens,
but the groundwork of one and all of
these designs is lustreless and dull in finish. For the nur-
serj' come wall papers that are studies in bird and animal
life, and fairy tale papers — a delight to child eyes, with
the legends plainly indicated, and not too much detail to
tire the understanding. For the living room there are
substantial sanitary papers, comely to look at, and for all
their dainty wood coloring and dull finish capable of being
washed oiT in good earnest when soiled and of looking
never the worse for it. For the bathroom the highly
glazed tile papers (as much like Colonial and Dutch tiles
as two peas) are shown, and to vary the choice tile papers
in imitation of the French idea of their Flemish neighbors'
wares are reproduced in amber and dull blue and delicate
old rose. The figures and houses on this tile papering
stand out as if embossed, the flowers look ready to be
picked from the groundwork, and the highly glazed sur-
face can be washed and washed again and show no sign of
As for the den and studio papers, kept off to themselves,
as if they were a little too unconventional and laxlaced to
flock with the rest, the new patterns are especially unique
and interesting. Peacocks of gorgeous dyes strut over
the groundwork, but so embowered in foliage and barred
with gratings that the downright blue greens and hints of
rose color and gold, and velvet eye spots, seem subdued
and only half revealed Heraldic devices are employed on
some of these den wall papers, but not such symbols and
coats-of-arms as are grouped formally on the leather
colored hall papers and library papers. The fantastic in
heraldry is dashed in with a liberal hand in these go-as-
you-please designs that yet have method in them, but the
formality is kept in the background and the coloring in
every case is admirably blended and interwoven. Certain
of these den studio papers are unequivocally Japanese, for
all of their scope of symbol and coloring. Other patterns
are as plainly Russian in character; others again Flemish,
showing goats, peaked hats, flagons, half discernible leg-
ends, and the like. One novel pattern shows an adapta-
tion of the bagpipes, kirtles and claymores of the Scotch,
and an Italian blazonry wrought out in terra cotta, indigo
blue and decided green has serpents and arched faces and
monastic figures intermixed fantastically.
" But some won't have these studio papers, interesting as
they are," says the salesman, and he straightaway pro-
duces an alternative. He unrolls a papering as much like
green denim as anything that is not that especial thing can
be, and hangs it over the slanting screen that does for a
model exhibition board ; then he gets a piece of molding
shelf to define where the dado is to end, and gets a min-
gled green and ivory papering for the upper part of the
wall and ceiling. "There," he says, "you have a paper-
ing that will be a charming and unobtrusive background
for anything you want to hang upon it. A few tankards
and quaint old mugs and cups on the molding shelf, a pic-
ture or two, or a plaque or crossed sabres on the wall, and
there you have your room complete. Green is the great
natural background for everything, restful to the eye,
showing every object to the best advantage that is placed
against it. On the other hand, artists and would-be
artists and people who want a comfortable lounging room
and have no trophies of travel or rich bric-a-brac to set it
off with find great help in the florid, bold papers that give
the necessary air of furnishing and color to the walls."
Papers representing tapestry are especially prominent.
Some are as velvety and rich in appearance as old rugs,
having all the subdued softness of tone and tint observable
in those long woven Oriental productions. The ground-
work of many of these papers is checkered over, or lined,
or indexed to imitate the canvas on which the figures and
garlands are worked. All the varying wood tints, the
russet reds and forest greens of autumn leaves, blend in the
pattern, Chinese patterns have more than a glow of yellow
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or gleam of purple showing out here and there, and even
the rare old Gobelin tapestry has been imitated success-
fully. These papers are distinctive. Certain designs, in-
tended for a grill room or dining hall, hint unmistakably
of creature comforts, of the things that are offered up to
man's appetite ; other patterns are smaller, less bold in
character and admirably suited to library or study. On
first inspection you would never dream the admirably
matched figures of -the geometrical designs to be mere
Imitation leather papers are also numerous. The rich
gloss and warm coloring inherent in morocco and Russia
leather upholstering are cleverly reproduced. These
papers have the figures standing out from the groundwork
as though embossed, and are intended for a library or
hall, taking for granted the latter is Ught enough to admit
of such decoration. Imitation of woodwork for paneling
and wainscoting is also shown in wall paper. A design
for use in drawing room or boudoir is in shaded crimson
and rose. The groundvrork of one pattern is of a lustre-
less, pale crimson, so drill as to look almost like a staining
on a wood surface. Over this groundwork crimson roses
clamber, roses velvety red and with all the bloom of the
garden on their fresh petals. The effect is like an em-
bossed paper in that the flowers appear to stand out in
relief from the dull surface. A similar drawing-room
pattern is in old rose, only the coloring is reversed. The
deep velvet shade is the groundwork, and roses of paler
tint stray over it. Xo hint of gilding or ornate finish
appears in any one of the many new drawing room pat-
terns displayed. Only in the Lous XVI. style of decora-
tion, to which the gold is absolutely indispensable, does it
appear, and then there is only the merest tinge on the
edge of the garlands and ribbons, and the bulk of splendor
is left to the moldings and panelings that di-inde the
walls and ceiling.
The bedroom and dressing-room papers are freshest and
daintiest of all. Delicate sky blue ribbons, tied together
in bunches and mingled with scattered pink buds and
blossoms, form the attractions of one pattern, and yet
these are employed in stripes, and a half formal effect is
obtained — an effect for all the world Uke our great-great-
grandmother's best chintz bedspread, endowed with a
satia-like sheen and intrinsic beaut)', and treasured care-
fully only to be unearthed when some high and valued
guest appeared who must needs take comfort in the
' ' spare " room's benefits. A paper all in yellow and green,
a dainty spring idyl, has blossoming vines clambering
over a faintly tinted background. Another, bold in design,
with nodding poppies on slender stems and a suggestion
of wind swept grasses and breadth about it, is bound to be
popular. A pattern hinting unmistakably of the prim
linens and dainty sateens or tinted cotton draperies that
must go with it, has maiden's blush roses running up in
columns, and clustered crimson carnations for a note of
more decided color. Papers with dull, steel blue grounds
and quaint colored groupings and garlands are brought
out to match, or rather to accord with the new dimity
drapings and curtains; and perennial summer looks out
from the g^een, all-over designs, patterned after the old
time cretonnes, with brooks and bridges and lazy daw-
dling people reclining in leafy bowers under limitless skies.
One Japanese pattern has quaint little ships and lakes and
sandaled pedestrians wandering over it, done in violet and
green on a gray ground. Gray grounds, with heliotrope
and rose pink wreaths and emblems, are brought out to
harmonize with the tinted cotton draperies.
Altogether the season's opening of wall papers and
possibilities is a rare display. France sends the most
effective, most subtly wrought out patterns, but the Eng-
lish makers, while they use stronger colors and bolder
symbols, have great success with their designs.
WALL PAPER NOTES.
. . S. F. Rallya succeeds Rallya & Griffin, Franklin, Pa.
. .Eugene H. Ash, Geneseo, 111., is succeeded by Ash&
..Webb & Brown, Oelwein, la., have enlarged their
. . B. F. Coville has opened a wall paper and picture
frame establishment at Webster, Mass.
. .The Dougherty & Gallup Decorating Company is a
new concern at Tv.'enty-eighth and Olive streets, St. Louis.
. .C. F. Zoeller has sold his wall paper business at Sagi-
naw, !Mich. , to Klein & Ide. on account of his failing
. .W. K. Harwell has withdrawn from the firm of Har-
well & Armstead, dealers in wall paper and picture frames,
. .Joseph P. McHugh, Fo ty-second street and Fifth
avenue, Xew York, have increased their vrall paper sales-
room to twice its former size.
. . H. Van Allen's drug and wall paper store at Ionia,
Mich., was burned out recently, entailing a loss of $8,000,
which was covered by insurance.
. .James Payne's wall paper establishment at Minne-
apolis, Minn., was burned out recently, causing a loss of
$9,000, which was covered by insurance.
. .Dean & Emerson, dealers in wall paper, paints, &c.,
Northampton, ilass., have dissolved partnership. The
business is continued by Mr. Emerson.
. . The senior member of the wall paper and window
shade firm of Jehring & Son, Davenport, la , has retired,
and the business is continued by ilr. Jehring, Jr.
. . F. L. Drew, formerly with the Bonner- Preston Com-
pany, Hartford, Conn. , as outside man and salesman, has
opened a wall paper, paint and art materials store at 168
Main street, same citj-.
. .The W. H. Brooks Decorating Company has opened a
store in the Dunbar Block. Syracuse, X. Y. , and J. W.
Coey has opened a wall paper establishment on ilain
street, Baldwins%-ille, X. Y.
. .An attachment has been obtained in Xew York
against Joseph B. Foster, dealer in wall paper at Beloit,
Wis., for $1,-507 in favor of the Xational Wall Paper Com-
pany, on a judgment obtained against him at Beloit on
February 23 for merchandise.
. .A six; story building on Wabash avenue, ar Adams
street, opposite the Wellington Hotel, was destroyed by
fire on the 13th ult. A number of lives were lost and a
score or more of people were injured. The Decorators'
Wall Paper Company was one of the occupants of the
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No. 600,683. Extension Curtain Rack.— Frederick W. Baehn, New
York, N. y. Filed December 17, 1896. Issued March 13, 1898.
No. 600.721. Curtain Fixture.— John R, Hartraan and Micajah L.
Eldridge, Davenport, la. Filed March 23, 1897. Issued March
No. 601,032. Bolster.— Carl E. Bauer, Chicago, 111., assignor to the
Simplex Railway Appliance Company, same place Filed Feb-
ruary 4, 1898. Patent issued March 23, 1898.
No. 600,8.52. Portiere or Curtain Pole.— John F. Baisley, Brooklyn.
N. Y. Filed October 9. 1897. Issued March 22, 189 -.
An improved portiere and curtain pole, comprising two half-sec-
tions provided in their adjoining faces with relative longitudinal
recesses, the oppo-
site faces of said
sections being re-
with a longitudinal
series of projecting
pins and a series of
holes or openings
adapted to receive
the latter, and with a longitudinal projecting tongue or rib arranged
in one of the recesses below said series of pins or holes and a corre-
sponding longitudinal groove or channel in the other section adapted
to receive said tongue or rib, substantially as and for the purpose
Thomas Hannibal, upholsterer, Duluth, Minn., made a
very attractive exhibit of upholstery goods, &c., at a
recent bazar in that city.
H. W. Thurston, Salem, Mass., has sold his upholstering
business to Horace E. Coffin, who has been associated
with him for the past six years.
" Hou.sekeepers who have noticed that their bamboo
furniture cracked and warped without any apparent reason
may put it down to the heat of our living rooms," says
an observing salesman. ''Good preventive treatment
is to wipe it occasionally with cold water, and apply a
dressing made from equal proportions of linseed oil and
The John Kroder and Henry Reubel Company's Boston
branch office, at 564 Washington street, is in charge of
C. W. Ellis, and the trade will find there quite a stock of
goods which will enable them to have orders filled with
the least possible delay. The office will in this respect
b' especially convenient for the trade of Boston and the
"Downstairs," was the reply.
She sweetly smiled and grabbed her train.
And quickly hastened by.
Once down, she ventured to inquire,
" The linens, are they here ? "
"Just three rooms over to the right
And straight back in the rear."
At last she reached the point proposed.
" The linens? " — like a crash
The answer came across the shop,
" They're six rooms over — Cash! "
Again she jostled through the crowd,
And faintly asked the clerk,
" The linens, please? " " Upstairs," he said,
With tantalizing smirk.
She reached the top, quite out of breath.
'' The linens, sir? " she said,
" In the annex building, five floors up,
And then walk straight ahead."
Accomplishing the long ascent,
Her temper sorely tried.
She sharply asked the man in charge,
With wrath she could not hide :
"Will you tell me where the linens are,
Or if they're in the store? "
" We used to keep them, ma'am," he smiled.
But do not any more." — Ex.
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