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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 5, 1909)
' HOOSE PLANTS FOR WINTER
to Choose and
TIT3 FROM AS EXPEET FLORIST
Aslarai May Ba Made t H loons All
ih nwi rliH Gnrf roil,
bat liar Keep Orchlsl
"To rnake your holiday plants remain
In attractive conditions as lone; aa possible
you should begin by selecting tha rlsht
varieties," a florist wild. 'Tor Christmas
ehoosa rich troena with red In tha highest
shades or with golden yellow. Had. and
gold are the best for winter decorations
because they accent Indoor brightness
when everything outside is cold and bare.
For Indcor decoration we choose for color
rather than fragrance.
"The neat piint Is durability, the length
of time a plant will last in or near per
ftlon. The really valuabue plant for,
Indoor decoration must be able to wlth
htutid great variations in Unlit, heat and
"The Indian azalea stands first among
the flowering plants used for Indoor
decorations. These plants are now so com
m m with us that many people believe them
natives, whereas the truth Is not ona
is actually raised here. To supply tha
.American demand a huge Industry In
azaleas has built up In Holland, Uelglum
"As a tula they came to us early In the
fall, i.re at once put into the greenhouse
and are forced for Christmas and Kaster
decoration. While there are more than
,100 varieties only a few are suitable
for the purpose of forcing for indoor deco
ration. The most popular are the Deutsche
I'irlr. which has a snowy while flower
and the Vci aemantt. a brilliant pink."
( Klad of Plant to Boy.
"When bujlug an azalea select a plant
on which the blossoms are not yet fully
opened. The plant with the mass of open
flowers may appeal to you as being the
most perfect and making the bravest
how, but you must remember that after
perfection comes the fading of the flowers
and that within a few days tha blooms
will have none and only leaves remain.
"It Is much better to have a much less
showy start with a plant that is filled with
buds Just opening. Such a plant will be
come more and more beautiful as the days
pans and will often if properly treated last
"Potted azaleas are grown in two style,
the low dome and the taller conical. By
all mens choose the tall conical style.
The low dome is by far the more common
because It makes the greater show, but the
tall shape Is not only more artistic, but,
other points being equal, lasts longer. If
a good selection Is made and supplemented
by Intelligent care an azalea bought for
Christmas will carry at least a few blos
soms through the winter and be ready to
set out in the yard or boarded with
a florist when warm weather romes,
"While azaleas urc Indoors, as the flowers
fade, tha dead corollas should be picked
off and the roots kept w:i watered so as
to encourage new growth. About once a
week a small quantity of liquid fertilizer
should be given. Such fertiliser Is to be
bought in powdued form at almost any
good seed store for a few cents. A small
package wl'.l be sufficient for half a dozen
plants for the entire season,
raring; for the Plaatt.
"When the weather Becomes sufficiently
warm and settled the plant may be set
out of doors In a slightly shaded spot
where there Is free circulation of air, but
not in the direct rays of the sun. During
the summer the object should be to keep
the roots cool and moist. Thla can best
be accomplished by sinking the pot up to
Its rim In the earth and watterlng con
"When cold wnather returns it should
be taken in ami can be easily made to
blossom with more or less freedom In the
wln'.er garden. I'nder no circumstances
should the roots of the azalea be allowed
to get dry. This will cause Mie leaves to
drop and kill all the flower buds in progress
"The Uloilo de Lorraine begonia come
next after the azalea In point of popularity
for Indoor decoration. It is so profusely
flowering a plant that often all the foliage
la entirely hidden.
"Individually the flowers are rather
small, but taitcn In the mass they make
a Korseous effect In pure light pink. When
first introduced In trt.s country It was ho
f aulitul that from being a novelty of the
f, usuii It became at once a standard holi
day plant. It lasts two long weiki. and
after flowering It should be cut back se
verely If you wish to carry It over another
"It Is normally a winter bloomer and
does best in a cool, bouyant atmosphere.
Heat, especially dry heat, will cause It
to deteriorate rapidly and under the usual
conditions it la not always possible to carry
It over lor another year. It is best where
the begonia Is intended for the living room
to buy plants that are already In bloom.
Water moderately and keep as cool .as
possible without subjecting the plant to
"The most gorgeous of all Christmas
plants Is the polnsetta. The stalk varies
from one to several feet In height and Is
adorned all Its length with rich green
leaves surmounted with a rosette of
loosely arranged brilliant carmine bracts
),rjt tile rame siie as the leaves, sup-
Our tlianioritl htock is
most carefully chosen.
Each stone is critically ex
amined for flaws. Cut,
labor and fonn must also
be right before we accept
it. In this way you get the
benefit of expert judgment
at no extra cost. Why not
get the best! CTixitmas is
16th and Harney St.
AsMrtoUe af tfee 0rgmaiso
awajaa Ala; tha fctaaa of Vs.
tertaktaft- af Oaaoota a Wemea.
cluster of Insignificant yellowish
"There should be at least two stalks In
pot and threa or even fle give a much
better effect. I know of nothing more
effective for winter Indoor decoration than
few polnsettas of varying height ar
ranged with a group of pure foliage plants.
Unfortunately these plants will not
stand draughts. When subjected to chills
the leaves shrivel and fall. Without a
greenhouse It is quite useless to try to
carry one over to aneither year. Even
with a greenhouse If good plants are de-
sired It Is necessary to raise them each
season from cuttings.
The bee heath Is the most satisfactory
winter flowering heath. The flowers are
small, but It makes up In profusion what
it lacks In size. If treated like an azalea
It will flower the following year. 1 have
known of plants that bloomed winter after
winter In window gardens, receiving only
the attention bestowed on ordinary red
It Is a showy plant and Inexpensive,
The cyclamen is another showy flowering
plant that may be had for a small price.
If one cares to take the time it can be
readily raised from seed in a window garden.
"Not only are the flowers beautiful In
both color and form, but the follago is
prettily marked and very ornamental when
tha plant la thrifty. Like the ordinary
geraniums it thrives with a minimum of
care If only protected from tha frosts. It
Is excellent at a table decoration.
Orchid for the lloase.,
"There is only one orchid that I recom
mend as a house plant under ordinary
conditions. It is the lady's slipper, with
flowers of yellowish green and browns.
Though It Is not very showy It Is an or
chid, and that fact alone makes it Inter
esting to the average flower lover.
The flowers, even when cut, last a
long time. It can be grown in the living
10 m aa easily as a geranium and will
blossom profusely In tha dead of winter.
When there -are few other flower to be
Besides these plant desirable because
of their flowers there are two red berries
shrubs especially suitable for Christmas
decorations and particularly desirable be
cause the berries endure from on year to
another. The ardlsla Is formal In appear
ance with alternate tiers of red berries
and rich green leaves.
"Besides being extremely beautiful It Is
about as hardy ss any house plant that
I know. It will endure for years, both the
leaves and berries keeping their color
and luster in the alternate heat and chill
of the ordinary living room, with a vary
ing degree of moisture and as much or as
little light as you will supply, I recom
mend it highly to persons who are look
Ing for an ornamental house plant that
will grow under adverse conditions. Its
berries are about the same size and color
as the holly, while it leaves lack the un
pleasant prickly spines.
"The second desirable red berried house
plant Is the sktmmla, which, though far
less often seen, is quite aa desirable as the
ardlsla. These plants are Imported from
Europe and are already In full berry when
they arrive. A plant of this kind should
be cared for as the azalea and will flourish
under the same conditions. If kept away
from the frosts It will do very wall In the
window of the average living room
One with Yellow Berries,
"A fitting companion for these two red
berried plants Is the small fruited Otahelte
orange, it Is the only plant with a yel
low berry to be had at this season. Un
fortunately the fiuit is neither so plentlfu
nor so lasting as either the ardlsla or th
sklmmia berries. It has, however, the ad
vantage of being easily carried over from
one season to another. It can be success
fully grown in a window, where It will
bloom and add a welcome fragrance to the
To make your holiday plants remain
attractive as long ss possible, after making
a judicious selection you must be careful
to seep mem in a coot room. if you
must keep them In a warm, dry room be
careful about opening windows near th
plants, as a draught will make them drop
their leaves and berrlea about as quickly
.k lack of water on their roots.
The following complete program has been
issurd by the National Com exposition for
Woman's day, Tuesday, December 7:
0 a m. Hound Table discussion on "Si
elk 1 Life In the Country," led by Stat"
prlilents of the lows. Knnsa. Illinois.
Minnesota and Nebraska Federations of
V oven's Clubs. Mrs. W. O. Whltmore,
president of Home Keonomlos Department
of At'llisted Agricultural Societies of Ne
l .TO i m. Concert by Mexican National
20 p. m. Mrs- K. II. Cole, president of
the Nebraska Federation of Women's
Clfjbs. p.-esldltig. "The states' Aid: Wo
man's Clubs," Mrs. Krsncls D. Everett,
president of the Illinois Feneration. "Jood
Citizenship ss Influenced by Home Train
ing." Mrs. Julian M. Richards, pres dent
Iowa Kedsratlon. "Flay and Flsvgrounds."
Mrs, C. C. Uoddard, president Kansas Fed
eration. "Value of Organization,'' Mrs. C
O. Hlgbee, president of the Minnesota
4.i0 p. in. Concert by Mexican National
i s.09 p. m. Concert by Mexican National
I band. Travelogue lecture. "Mexloo."
j Tuesday at I SO p. m. the club women of
, Omaha, South Omaha, Council Bluffs and
I Dundee will tender a reoeotton to all club
women In honor of the visiting state presi
dents. This reception will b held at the
First Congregational church, lth and Dav
enport streets, Omaha.
Wednesday at t p. m. ths club a-omen of
Council Wurrs will tender a luncheon at
the (irand hoiel, to which all club women
are welcome, and for which the plate will
be 75 rents. Application for plates should
be made to Mrs. H. J. Pen fold. KM Hamil
ton Apartments, Omaha, or Mrs. Iouls
Cutler. IS! Bluffs street. Council Bluffs,
by December f.
The social science department of the
Woman s club has arranged on of the
most Important Industrial programs of the
year for Monday afternoon. The Industrial
conditions of women and children In Ne
bin ska will afford the topic of the after
noon and Deputy State Labor Commissioner
Wllllsm Msupln will be the prlnclpsl
speaker on that subject. The approach of
the holidays and the violation at that time
of the state laws regulating woman and
child labor, inspired the meeting. Local
conditions will be presented by Local At
tendance Officers E. D. Oepson and P. A
McAuley. General discussion will follow,
led by Mrs. Halleck Rose, chairman of
th Nebraska federation's Industrial and
child labor committee, and one of tho oest
Informed women In the state in these
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POPULAR ENTHUSIASM REACHES A HIGH POINT 1(1 OUR GREAT
B. Kay Mills will also be present and will
speak on "What Can be Done for Prisons
Mrs. F. H. Maynard of Denver and the
presidents of th Iowa, Minnesota, Kansas
and Illinois federations of women's clubs
will be th guest of the afternoon. An
Invitation has also been extended to mem
ber of local labor organisations. Because
of th full program the meeting will begin
promptly at 2:30 o'clock.
The Nebiaska branch of the United BUtcs
Daughters of 1812 ha completed the first
year of ita organization and during this
brief period ha attained recognition among
tha prominent state chapters of the na
tional society. Under th direction of Mrs.
Herbert Dates of Omaha, state president,
substantial membership has been enrolled
and Interest extended that promises still
greater gain. Th annual meeting last week
held at tha horn of Mr. Charles A. Arm
strong in Omaha, was largely attended ai. i
th following officers were elected: First
vie president, Mrs. Charles Oliver Nor
ton of Kearney; second vie president,
Mrs. A. K. Oault, Omaha; recording
Secretary, Mrs. William Archibald Smith,
Omaha; historian, Miss Agnes Tabor. Kear
ney; treasurer, Mra C. E. Adams, Superior;
registrar. Miss Alice 8. Mills, Omaha;
chaplain, Mrs. Elizabeth Stearns, Omaha.
Mrs. Gate as state president Is th
superior officer of th organization and re
ceives ber appointment from ths national.
The Daughters of the American Revolu
tion will hold their December rnaetlna
Monday afternoon at the horn of Mra
Charles O. McDorald, 111 North Thirty
ighth avenue. Mrs. William Helltr and Mra
wllllam Archibald Smith will b assistant
hostesses. -A report will be made of the
recent state conference by Mrs. Smith, and
General drenvllU M. Dodge will glv a
talk of his experiences on the western
plains. Mis. N. V. Dodge, Jr., will give a
violin solo. Mrs. Thomas Metcalf. state
vice regent of Iowa, and Mra. Montgomery
of Council Bluffs will be the special guests
of the afternoon.
The regular business meeting of the
Omaha Women's Christian Temperance
unidn will be held at 1:30 o'clock, Decem
ber 8, at the Voung Women's Christian association.
The current topics department of the
W oman s club has entirely surpended Its
meeting fur Tuesday In. deference to the
woman's day program of the corn exposi
The music department will meet Thurs
day afternoon at I o'clock, when the pro
gram will be presented by the department
director. Miss Blanch Sorenson. Mr.
Vernon C. Bennett will give an Illustrated
talk on "The Fugue," and a miscellaneous
program will be given by Miss Mable Bos-
worth, Miss Ruth Oanson, Miss Grace
McBride and Miss Alice Davis.
The art department will meet at 10
o'clock Thursday morning. Mrs. William
Orlgnr, leaiW. "Renaissance In Japanese
Art" will be. the subject and racers will
be given by Mrs. A. B. Homers, Mrs. G. E.
Bryson and Mrs. George B. Davis.
THAT THE FK.OPLK AIM'KK(Y.TK A HAMv OK M'CH MAOMTl DK AS THIS OMC t Oll.ll SOT HAVK IW-.hN nf'J.,Va
KV THK KSTIH SIASM SHOWN THIS PAST WKKK 111 KAtiF.H III VKUS. HlMmF.DS YKS, THOVSAMn--OK THIUrT i I "'I-.T!
ADVANTAGE OK THIS (iKEAT OPrOHTlMTY TO SAVE OX THEIR KI UMTI KK, CARPET ANI STOVE PI IM J " K J
SIDER THAT THIS SALE REPRESENTS A DISCOUNT TO YOU OF FROM TWENTY-FIVK TO SIXTY PER CENT. THJKA H
IDEA OF THE SWEEPING REDUCTIONS OF THIS WONDERFUL SALE. YOU POSITIVELY NEVER REFORb HOiOHT OOOI) r I RNITl IvE
AT SUCH A LOW PRICE. COME HEFORE IT IS TOO LATE TOMORROW. YOUR CREDIT IS GOOD.
mm t fh I jrft, hi
FOR THIS MAGNIFICENT
THREE-PIECE PARLOR QUITE
TtBKl $100 CASH. 8ALAXCB "IAIT."
EXACTLY LIKK ILLUSTRATION and positively the biggest parlor
suite value In the city. Thev are finished In rich mahogany snd are
highly polished. The upholstering Is of Imported velour of a pretty pat
tern. These parlor suites are easily worth IJ2.00.
$4 050 For This Mas-I-
mm vi.00 cash.
EXACTLY LIKK ILLUSTRA
TION and positively the big
gest Value In the city. They
are made of carefully selected
stock and polished and fin
ished In a gUARTERED OAK
OVERSTOCK CALK OP
I1T.B0 China Clos- tin
ets, sale price. . . w I w
112.50 Dressers, SO CfY
sale price ?0.
$17. 51 I'rlncess Dressers
STORE TIIFM FREE AND
DELIVER LATER. AFTER
PAYMENTS ON GOODS
M'R"IIAKED NOW CAN
UE, MADE AFTER JANU
ARY KIRST. HAT1SFAC
TION GUARANTEED OR
M O N E Y CHEERFULLY
OVERSTOCK SALE OF
Carpets and Rugs
SOc Ingrain Carpets, strict
ly all wool, sale prloe, per
10c Brussels Carpet, strong
quality, sale price, per
$10 Brussels Rugs, large
assortment, sale price,
l Rruels Rugs, guaran
teed quality, size Jul!,
sale price $10.50
$27.60 Wilton Velvet Rugs,
very handsome, size llxt
feet, sale price . ...91.S
TOU BttAV At
-fl .f50 For i Handsome
v Combination Bookcass
ITEMS tl.OO CASH
Thev are made of solid oak.
finished in a beautiful man
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Have large hook compartment
with adjustable shelves.
closet as shown
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These dressers are
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, two small topi
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? I the two lower T
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16tU Sm fADNAM STREETS. OMAHA.
(Tbe reoples Turattare aad 'Jarpel Co, Sat. 16tT.)
plate mirror Is
of high brilliancy.
ih 4- c5
To Cut the Price- Not the Quality !
To reduce' stock and keep my tailors busy, $33.00 and $.10.00 Suitings,
now, at $25.00
MANY a man has got freckles on his reputation by carry
ing molasses home in a demijohn.
Motto Cards, Calendars, Desk Sets in Brass and Leather,
Crane's Holiday Box Papers, Leather Goods, Writing
Desks, Portfolios, Fountain Pens.
Moyer Stationery Co.
1616 Farnam Street.
1517 Douglas Street
I'omisriy iwei Jiont
Fur coats, party frocks
and evening wraps for the
A so announce a special sale of Fancy
Made of Chiffm over ?iet, handsomely
braided. ' Colors Raisin, rose, black,
white, navy and violet gray.
"IF YOU SEE IT IN OUR AD ITS SO"
E will sell during this month all the MawHinney & Ryan
stock, excepting American made watches and Sterling flat
ware, at factory cost. We are able to offer these unheard
of prices to our customers because we bought the assets
of the Mawhinney J Ryan Co. at fifty cents on the dollar.
We have quoted a few prices on our most valuable departments,
but this in no manner means that our discount is on these goods
alone. In fact we are offering 50 per cent off on CUT CLASS,
HAND PAINTED CHINA, BRIC-A-BRAC, UMBREL
LAS, ELECTROLIERS, ETC.
We cordially invite you to pay us a visit and see for yourself.
Some or our disciunt ouoiations
from our ulr a iv reasonable pi lc..
Ihfiit lirumnnd ttins $400
ilS lHamnnd King WS
3.'D Diamond Ping SK60
lnO I'lunionii Hina
i.".;U Kuby and llaiiionil Ring JOO
taut) Rul.y mid Diamond I'.ina 1150
Ji'Mi Aijiiamaiine n:i I l,avllcr.83O0
Other Cf.n Jenelrjr Prkes in Prsssriua
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Patek PhllllorM. Kepeater. 18-K Htg., f.'.on SSSO
Patelt Plilllippe if-K.. it. K......160
14-K Huntlna Case. II... Jewel I11S 9o.oo
14-K. Huntlt If.-Jewel 165 00 S43.00
li b i'yrn '''"r' T-Jewel I30 0US35.00
14-K. Open Face, 17-Jewel 4U0u JjO.OO
S5-) r., (men Fa-e. U.J,.P 15 00 Sjs fto
n model watches with choice of while or gold dials.
New Goods for the New Firm Arriving Daily
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Successors to Mawhinney & Ryan Co.
DOUGLAS and FIFTEENTH STS.
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