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NEW HYBRID CARNATIONS By L. M. BENNINGTON. Thanks to the skill of the hybridist we now have races of lovely, fragrant, ever-blooming carnations, dwarf and bushy in growth, that show buds and f wers in four or five months after the seeds are sown. The flowers, too, are not only borne in abundance, but are of all the lead ing shades of color, from white through shades of pink to dark crim son, and from cream to bright yellow, as well as striped and blotched. These new carnations are as easily grown as Japan pinks. The seeds may be sown in a box in the window dur ing March or April, and the plants set out where they are to bloom when the weather becomes warm and settled. * Give them a sunny bed, and if you wish a fine show of flowers from each plant, pinch off the first stem that pushes up to bloom. This will cause the plant to stool out, and develop sev eral stalks, each of which will bear a cluster of buds and flowers. A rich, rather tenacious soil suits the plants, and they should stand eight Inches apart In the row or bed. For winter blooming sow the seeds in May or June and grow in pots, shift A Fine Example of New 8triped Car nation. Ing Into larger pots as the plants de velop. The seedlings are rarely troubled with rust, which is the bane of the florist’s plants, grown from cuttings. The seeds mostly germinate in from five to seven days MULCH YOUR PLANTS If the season is warm, and the soil seems likely to dry out rapidly, water your plants well, and mulch about them with road dust. This will pre vent the rapid evaporation of mois lure from about^ the roots of the plants. Larger plants can be mulched with grass clippings from the lawn FLOWER LIST FOR AMATEUR By L. R. O’BRIEN Among the most desirable plants for the amateur I would place the sweet pea flret. This flower has great value Doth for garden decoration and also for Snapdragon One of the Old-Fashioned Favorites. cutting. If care is taken not to allow it to develop seed, it will blossom during the entire season. Plant at least three inches deep and as early as possible. Be sure and give a support of brush or of wire netting. The brush is preferable. Among the old standbys is the petunia, which begins to bloom in June and keeps on blooming until frost. The flowers are showy and easily grown. Phlox drummondi and the verbena are both profuse bloomers with a wide range of color and no garden should be without them. Nasturtium, calllopsis, the poppy and marigold are old tried and true favorites and should not be over looked. The most fragrant of flowers, the mignonette, the pansy, the ten week stock, the aster and the snapdragon should all find a place in the garden, however small it may be. A corner ot bachelor’s button, the ragged robin, requires little care and makes a glori ous splotch of color. These are all old favorites, all are good, easily grown, and all are kinds that the beginner in gardening will soon get on friendly terms with. FOOD FOR THOUGHT. St. Joseph, Mo., Sept. 24.—A Local League in Action.—A report from the Local Business League of St. Joseph, Mo., says in part: “The Local League here has in creased its membership threefold and is endeavoring to fill the place in the community for which it is ordained. The outlook to that end is very en couraging. The basic plan of action as adopted is ‘one thing at the time.’ For the present the task before us is that of getting our institution of charity, a hospital and orphanage for Northwestern Missouri, organized and endowed. Of course there are many niner activities engaging our atten tion from time to time as our leagu6 s becoming the clearing horse for all ideas, projects and efforts of a 3ocial and economic nature.” CHRISTIANITY. Christianity is the one religion which proffers to save a man without eliminating, mutilating or starving some part of his essential nature. Christianity saves men wholly. Bud dha called upon men to realize their nothingness; Jesus helped men to be come all that it was possible for them ‘o become. Buddha said that life was evil and promised men a heaven of unending sleep. Jesus said that life was good and promised men a heaven of unending growth. Epictetus bid men suppress their emotions and urg ed them to deny gratification to their feelings. Jesus aided men to deepen and to strengthen and to direct their tmotions. Christianity is not a re pressive religion; it enables men to express themselves fully and finely. Christianity does not impoverish life; it enriches it. Christianity does not narrow life; it expands and enlarges it. Men become not less but more their real selves as they become di sciples of Jesus. A petty starved na ture is not that of a Christian. An emasculated anoemic life is not a Christian life. Christ imparts both vitality and virility. He awakens un dreamed of depths of vitality in our beings. He makes our personalities deep and rich. He imparts to us life and life evermore abundantly. A thor ough-going Christian should have a healthier body, a stronger reason, a kinder heart, a firmer will, and a rich er imagination than his fellows. Be ing a Christian means being increas ingly broad-minded anl large-hearted and deep-spirited. It means being an exuberant son of God. Christianity is not self-denial; it is self-realization. It is not primarily a creed or a chore or a ceremony; it is life becoming full, free and fine, and rich, radiant and rejoicing. It is life journeying toward wholesomeness.—W. T. McEl even, in “The Advance.” The managing editor wheeled his chair around and pushed a button in the wall. The person wanted entered. "Here,” said the editor, “are a num ber of directions from outsiders as to the best way to run a newspaper. See that they are all carried out”—and the office boy, gathering them all into a large waste basket, did so.—Wash ington Life. ' Sow Grass Seed Now! STEWART SEED STORE 119 North 16th Street (Opposite Post Office) CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING RATES—1% cents a word for single insertions, 1 cent a word for two or more insertions. No advertisement for less than 15c. Cash should ac company advertisement. HOUSES FOR RENT. Good five-room cottage, modern ex cept bath and furnace, 2018 Clark st. $16.00 a month. Western Real Estate Co., Doug. 3607. A good nine-room house, suitable for roomers, modern except heat, $25 a month. 207 South 28th avenue. Phone Walnut 1301. FURNISHED ROOMS FOR RENT. Modern furnished rooms, 1819 Izard street. Tyler 2519. Newly painted and papered modern furnished rooms, $6.00 a month. Call Webster 3184. One modern desirable, furnished room, close in. 2824 Douglas street. Harney 4822. “Nicely furnished rooms, with hot and cold water, at reasonable rates. 2417 Caldwell street. Webster 5434. Furnished rooms with hot and cold water; furnace heat. 1810 No. 23rd street. Webster 3401. Desirable furnished rooms; hot and cold water; reasonable rates. 2408 Erskine street. Nicely furnished roms; modern; for gentlemen only; $2.00 a week in ad vance. Mrs. Fanny Roberts, 2103 No. 27th street. Webster 7099. Clean, modern furnished room, close to both Dodge and 24th street carlines. Mrs. Ellen Golden, 2302 North 25th street. Webster 448. Clean, modern, furnished rooms, with hot and cold water. On Dodge and Twenty-fourth car lines, walk ing distance business center. Mrs. A. Ranks, 912 North 20th Street. Doug las 4379. Mrs. L. M. Bentley-Webster, first class modern furnished rooms, 1702 N. 26th St. Phone Webster 4769. Nicely furnished rooms, $1.50 and up per week. Mrs. Hayes, 1836 No. 23rd St. Webster 5639. FOR SALE—MISCELLANEOUS. CORSETS made to measure, $3.50 and up. Mrs. Hayes, 1826 No. 23d St. If you have anything to dispose of, a Want Ad in The Monitor will sell it. HAIR GOODS, all kinds. Fine line straightening combs. Mrs. Hayes, 1826 No. 23rd St. FOR SALE—Large hard coal heater in excellent condition; size No. 17. Harney 4360. WANTED. WANTED—Correspondents and sub scription solicitors for The Monitor in Nebraska cities and towns. WANTED—A middle-aged woman who desires a nice home. For fur ther information call Webster 996. 15 SHOES made like new with our rapid shoe repair methods, one-fifth the cost. Sold uncalled-for shoes. We have a selection; all sizes, all prices. Men’s half soles.75c Ladies’ half soles.50c FRIEDMAN BROS. 211 South 14th St., Omaha. No. 9 South Main St., Council Bluffs.