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& - 'j a is i i - Li - MnM m) M M Maana a aaaul aa. immmi m m J - J PA&T AND PARCEL, PAINTY box, an exquisite wrapper, a dell - cafe color, and a clinging fragrance yet all tese will not cleanse the skin! Has it ever occur ed to you that you pay bis? prices for these things? Do you care to buy five articles or do you require only one a strictly pure soap Remember you pay for perfume whenever you buy it mixed with, soap.' .Don't you think it is wiser to make your own selection of perfume and buy it separately? It is certainly the metnod adopted by' most persons of cultivated taste, thoe who bathe with pure Ivory Soap. j - " IVORY SOAP 9?$, PER CENT. - PURE. little diplomacy had been usod. We should. perhaps, have felt better and made a better appearant - e had w received sufficient notice to wash our faces, comb our hair and put on clean. Fh:rts. As It ai, e tre astonished and IniHg - nant. I was greatly disposed to declare my Independence, anfl have nothing to do with this new mother. My brother waa of a milder spirit, and argued with me so that we went back a second time and look a good look at her. She was then very young, only nine years older than myself. She seemed To understand us. to appreciate our feelings, and managed accordingly. She showed Infinite gentleness and tact, soon made It apparent that she was Interested In us. Won the Boys to Her. "It was not long until she had won us to her completely. It was troublesome at first to call her mother, She left us to ourselves In that, and It was not long until both of us were using the term easily and naturally. Soon after this my father remoTed from Crawfordsvllle to Indianapolis, as he had been elected Governor. The Legislature had bought a convenient residence for the Governor. My fathur was the first Governor, as my stepmother was the first Governor's wi.'p. to occupy tills house. The last o'ecupant wbs (Jovcrnir Morton. It stooo in the the presidency. Much of - i this national lecturer of the woman department. In which position 'she traveled e xtnslv - !y. Her muCner of presenting the suffrage question was exceedingly happy, and she got a from Southern people - who we're inclined to the movement. $he the question from the Bible of Christian right and duty rather as a matter of abstract right. She little, tut extract from some lectures have been takes) down stenographers, and these have been printed and circulated in leaflet. She wrota her lectures, but talkd them even to large audiences, In the and unstudied way In whlah she Rddrvaa a small party. Shei was so Informed and so ready with jher Information that she did not require make preparation, as most lecturers Mrs. McWhirter on Mrs. Mrs. F. T. McWhirter. an active In the State W. C. T. I'., of which Wallace was so prominent a member, who Is now editor of the State publication of the W. C. T. L. the paid this morning: "I Rave Often with Mrs! Wallace, and the last committee on which she served was before I.egls lature, to raise the age of ZERELDA iVALUCE. Continued t feta Page Ob. the first president of tht W. C. t'. l - la Indiana ud served mtm years. 6b also served aa president of Ihj fcuffrag Society of Indianapa is. - ; Mrs. Wallace did not Ilk to talk of fcerself. and never related her reminis cences tonics almost forced to do so. ' 'Young and eld folks alias spent hoars In - ltrAng to her, talk .or In discussing i ' - ' - As a, Sneaker1. . - - I . : . J the could completely fascinate an audi - j I erice. - For ; oyer, twenty - flv years Mrs. j 1 Wallace waa one of the foremost speak - j ' art la the cabs of temperance. Boon J - after the, crusade pf 1S7I aha became ln - - Teres tea m in work, ana since that tin C livened thousands of address In the n Eastern, Southern and Mississippi Taller 1 States). . 4 '. , - " am la earnest. just simply In. earn - i et, said Mrs.. Wallace, some time ago, . as sh aat In her Ubrary, sewing and an - ; J t wericg th writer's questions about her happened In this way. A number of us went to Indianapolis to work for th retention pf th Sailer local option law, when th question of Its repeal was up before th Indiana Legislature. During the rot on the question a Dr. Thompson, an elder In the Presbyterian church, and a member of the Senate, rope in his place to explain his vote. He said that although personally opposed to the' liquor traffic, he .must, as th representative of his constituency, and th taxpayer, cast his ballot In favor of th repeal of that local option law. Then I thought to myself, who compos his constituency and the taxpayers whom he represents. I was then a widow with six little ckUdrea and X had tny taxes to pay and we all "had to obey the laws. A light broke over me, and I came to the conclusion that I was a part - of tha constituency of which tpe senator tameri, ana so was every other woman In his district. After the session - that day I went up to Senator Thompson. I and, shaking bands with him, thanked him for that speech, as I told him for' the reason that It had mad woman's anffraglst of me. From that day my speeches bar been tor both temper ance and th right of women to tn bal lot box," . - Mrs. Wallace believed .little is ever ac complished by beratlnsr one's opponents or beaplnsT maledictions on the, dealers Mrr.. Wallace's age and her gray north lie of Market street, immediately ! well aj her manner, made it west of where the Miller Ltiock now , for her to npeak to men as: none stands. "In course of time my stepmother came to have a family of her own. Thos who lived to adult age were David. Agnes, now Mrs. John A. Ptelner. and Mary, who married William W. Leathers, but w ho has been dead many years. looklng back. I can not recall a. single Instance in which my stepmother manifested any difference In treatment between my brothers and hr own children. She wa careful. paJnutikln. Just in every rule of government, for she was systematic, and each rule hud Its application to her children as well as to us. I was disposed to be wild. My father had the old - fashioned Idea that It was the rod that saved the boy. I would have suffered at his hands a great many times but for my new mother's Interference. 8h could b strict without cruelty, and wherever there was the least propriety in doing so. her voice waa always for kindness. other members could. At Christmas tho national officers of the W. C. sent her a letter telling, of their appreciation of, all that she had done for the work, and with "the letter went handsome a box of flowers as they buy. ' POORFARM AND WORKHOUSE. . 1L :: i - i .'1 i - i - r : MRS. ZEKLXA WALLACE. - Ufa and work, 1 have spoken a great imany times I really don't know how ' tnsny end tny audiences - have always i given m attention. But I am not aware that I hava anr exceptional ability a a ' "J 'tut full of my subject, and apeak rrom u neart, l never make a not before talking. - but ' depend on , clrcum - . stances to afford me a suggestion for my J Jwt com tip aa rabidly aa Z can, discuss them, and th time flies by until almost ejr - v w Ba - s w a w vs 4t vii r aasjs w : rasd Perhaps 1 may say, without con - c - u. I - nearer bear - a. watch snapped In an aulenca wMl I waa Speaking. Boon 'after taking us th. temperance work X became a woman suftraglrt. . It Religion and Literature. She was a woman cf religious Ideas. She was exacting only In the matter of attendance at church. She would take no excuse. Once, at least, on . Sundays, we had to go. Her Intellectual growth was continuous. She was herself a reader. There was a custom at my father's house which probably furnished her more pleasure than the intellectual vo - man of to - day derives from lectures and receptions. Every evening, especially In the winter, when the lamr were lighted and the bfe wood was renewed, my fath er would get out a book, and, with the family around him, - would read to us. He had a - clear, musical voice, a keen appreciation of th fine points In what be read, whether pros or poetry. He read everything sermons, speeches, history, novels, poetry. jOf those who sat as auditors, I can see my mother (I have long ceased to think, of her as a stepmother) as she sat on the opposite stde of the table from the reader. She usually had In her hands some b't of work she would be knitting. darning or repairing some garment. I ean see that this was not only education for the children, but for her. "Often at the conclusion of there readings my 'elder brother or myself, - sometimes both, were called to stand up and recite pieces that bad been given us to memorise. My - mother, I remember, always remained as a listener as we were pouring; out, sometimes in stentorian tones, extracts from Byron or Scott, the Corsair or the "Lay of the Last Minstrel.' No matter how these occasions were prolonged, she never showed any sotrn of weariness or Impatience. Aa a Platform Speaker. "I do not think at that time it ever entered my father's head that she would eventually become a platform speaker. On th contrary, I think If someone had predicted that not only would she be a platform speaker, but one of extraordinary ability, he would have been greatly surprised and doubtless quite Incredulous. Such came to pass, however, as Is known not only to the people of this State, but to the people of the rnlted States, North and South. The peculiarity of her platform life was an entire ab - sense of personal ambition She seemed to be governed entirely by the sentiment of humanity. She loved her kind. She loved the poor and unfortunate, especially those who were addicted to the In temperance of strong drink. There never a time when she wouia not nave gone to the rescue of a man drunk and In the ditch. 'She loved children with an Jnflnlte love. She took the platform orlfjlnally as a temperance speaker. She . never was extreme. Sh believed In the efficacy or reasonable laws and above all in per suasion. After a time, however, she became a woman suffragist. The motive which attracted her to that position was the conclusion that temperance could not be effective unless women became voters. She Drobablv carried this Idea more near ly to an extreme than any other by which she was governed. - From first, to last she was a religious woman. She was a member of the Christian denomination, more familiarly known, as CamVoellites. In the course of her life even in the nfstter of religion she grew more and more lib eral. It wa enough for her to km.w that person was a believer In God and In Jesus Christ to prepare her for the further belief that such a person was a good man or a good woman. She absolutely eradicated from her nature the faintest trace of sectarianism or religious prejudice. I am well assured that when the good men and women are set apart and recognised as I believe they will be, her place will be clearly defined among the highest." County Council Refused to for Their Removal. IN MISS WILL ARB'S BOOK. LADIES IXT. XXXSICO. r Csdos by CeVe Fotaoaiag - . Dcrwn In the City of Mexico, in th Country that raises Its wa coffee, they have plenty cf stomach trouble and nerv - cue thda - l.es brought' on by coffee ICrsfrins:. ; . . - , . A JUay writing from there says: "I . Karf used coffee for a long time and was lnor?lcstely fond - cf It. At any time I wuid cheerfully, hav given up all the raise? - tf rr meal if necessary, tn order t.nat I mfrht have the coffee, but 1 .ac - C - !red a w retched., muddy, blotchy, com - - , j.x',on, had prolonged attacks of excru - ;.ji: n.g nrrous headaches, was troubled with Insomnia, and ficaliy complete .rervous irostra'tlchf that horror of hot - ; r - - - s.. - - : ' '. "1 was corr - pe'ied - to" give. up ceffe for It was it poison that worked, my nn - Cirr. thrt I concJudt - i to take en Post - ' tsm iood .t'erfee. I did not beltev la It ar.d knew I wo - j'.d not l.k It, for I could ret t'sr it th:r cf arrthirg that was to t.e the t ace of my beloved coffee, , "f WJha invert tn Ap - mrar fc - r l!!ni r,A rr - 'wt. lr.r rr.y surprise when I t: s V Post uin CerI Coffee accDtdlns; to t.rertlons ar.1 liked u as Weil ss any erf e 1 ever rtrar.k. r - ' . "ro the r.rr - t:o was solved. I began to !w trove - In health,: couM sleep well r:r's. my heartache - s ppead, and I V'pt ic'.',:t In f:ti. UTiia I went from 3:5 r - rt'jr. - Ja to V'; r.d sm now jrfectly s."l f'l 1 have been able to do an iitr' . cfn;hf ? ex'r work that c - j 1 lav - ben T - .bWutriy imposglLtie r tr '1 c,r,..uozn. t i r - t not ti mr came In public. t i - , - run Ve given t y Po - tura Cereal C UX, 2 Crsek. ilich, - - ' i ' In liquor,' so her talk was never abasfva, ghe won by conciliating her antagonists first and appealing afterward to their reason, and humanity. j : j Ehe was the last surviving member, of the first Christian church founded In jlrc d'.anapolls, - and It was la that chujrch that she arese one Sunday; almost thlrtr years aan,'. . and crououaced the ' ban which she ih&d weeks before placed on fermented wine. During all those 'rtk on every occasion she had declined the win ep when it was passed to her. At last she could restrain her opinion no longer, and on this Bunday, which was st comnTttnlon Sabbath, after the Wine had been passed to thai congregation, Mrs; Wallace rose In her seat and gave her reasons for declining the win la a speech that, was th death knell to the m of spirituous liquor In - churches. 1 A meeting of the church's official boardj of which Mrs. ..Wallace was a member, was called at once. The energetic woman (renewed - her warfare on spirits with a Vigor that carried everything: before It, and she won 4 he da y. agreeing as long las she lived In. Indianaoolis to kee th church. suDjdled with unformented wme. The proscription " spread f until every church tn the United States discarded fermented wines. . . . i QE27. LEW WALLACE'S TRTBTJtE. His Meeting with HH Stepmother Influtnce on Hli Xarlj Life, Oen. Lew IVallace, in speaking of Mrs. Zereld Wallace, eald; (: j Zerelda VaUaca was my stepmother. V.y mother, Esther. Test Wallace, died In Covington, lacU leaving three boys. William. Xw and Edward. At that, time I was about eight years - old. t William was going to school at CrawfordsviU. and I was afterward sent there We had ho home, and were in the car of Mrs. Kerr, th mother of th lata Senator Joseph E. McDonald. - Eh was an excellent substitute' for a real mother. It waa while I was at her house that my father married a second time. He was tsen Lieutenant - Governor of ..Indiana. I remember dis tinctly 4he astonishment of my brother William and myself when th stag from Infllanapolls drev tip to th vlllag tav ern In CrawfoTcsTtll. kept by tyajor JUs - tlne.'a famous Institution la that part ef the ronntry, brtcjrtcs; my fsthef and his new wife. - We had not beeri prepared for the event.. W were summoned to the ttvern. and both of us wer In a rebel lious stat - ef mind. - a condition - thnt wouid tot, perhaps, hva taken place 1C a Description of 2rs. Wallace and a Tribute to Her Worth. Frances E. Wlllard, In her book. Wonan and Temperance,"' says of her first acquaintance with Mrs. Wallace: "In ltft, when In Cleveland, the crusade clans rallied to the slogan of organization, and we met for thai first time, gathering to the call from eighteen dlf - terent Biates, I remember whispering to a friend as Mrs. Wallace came forward to sneak, 'Who Is that senatorial and motherly - looking lady?' As she stood before us. In ber eXjCeedlns; simplicity of dress, manner and utterance. 1 .did not dream sht bad presided" at many a gubernatorial levee, gfaced the salons of Washington and 'brought up' gifted Lew Wallace. But 7there was something in that benignant face, that rich alto voice,' those earnest words and that solemnly - brandished silver spectacle - case which made a mor profound Impression on my mind than any of alt the noble personalities In the convention. To those who have read that marvelous book, 'Ben - Hur, by her stepson. General Lew Wallace upon the margin of whose credentials as minister to Turkey President Garfield wrote the name of that famous Christian romance the following Incident will illustrate the home qualities of Mrs. Wallace as. a panegyric could fail to do, The first time they met after the book was printed, the author asked his stepmother for her opinion., when she replied: "Oh, my son. it is a none - such of a story; but bo did you ever Invent that magnificent character, the mother?' 'Why, yon dear, simple heart,' he an swered with a kiss; - now couw you rati to know that the original of - that picture Is your own blessed selfT . "Well would It be If all the generous - hearted and liberal - minded women' who In this astonishing age lead the van in' workin out the deliverance oi tneir sex from traditional hindrance 'to the best development, could sum up their views In words like these of Mrs. Wallace: " The broader my views grew, and the more knowledge of the philosophy of human life I gain, the stronger la my faith In the Bible and the - firmer. Is my belief that "the fear of th Lord Is the beginning of wisdom." ' " . i , In tha W. .C T - 'TJ. Miss L. E. Reed, 6f th Wl C. T. says: "Mrs. 'Wallace was the first president of th Indiana W. C. T. V. It wa - organised In Dtf. 8h was president for seven years: not continuously, as there was aa Interval of two years In which, because of 111 health, she declined to serve. ; Her strength was cot as an organiser. , She was an Inspiration to others.. During her presidency sh was - confined to her house by home duties, and did not do much fteid work. 8h was a counselor In everything that was doae. Miss .Wlllard called her the Deborah of the temperance army. Ehe did mor public work after she declined Suggestions that the county and workhouse be sold, that more removed from the city be purchased, and that both the old b - ? replaced by new, modern, quarters, were to - day disregarded by County Council. The Council hesitated before atlcg for repairs at the poor ai - and J5.UW for establishing hocpltal the workhouse. In explaining that allowances were imperative. Greer, of the board of commissioners, told members of the Council that the practical permanent solution of the difficulty waa to dispose of both places. The poorfarm building Is the oldest the county Institutions. He said It within the near future, have to be rebuilt. The County Charities Board reported time and again Shat vriKafe. unsanitary and obsolete in particular. The commissioners asked fT.OOO for repairs, and their waa "turned down." For fear this would meet similar fate, It was exceedingly small. ' j Mr. Greer said that the property of the city now occupied by th farm was far too valuable to be used that purpoy; it could be disposed easily at t'J"JO an acre, and ground suitable for the purpose, farther the city, but nearer a railroad, for les than tluu an acre. He said same was true of the worktlouse, the exception of the figures. ; - Poorfarm - Repairs, The repairs authorised at j the farm are: One .hundred and twenty grape arbor posts. 200 fence posts, feet of fencing, three kegs of nails. yards of plastering, l,0GO tot the entire water system, 12000: for a roof on the gushouse and repilrs on roof of the main building, new; floor boiler and eoutpment in the irashhouse, new floor in the third story of1; the department, new trough for the nine closets on the men's side, seven ets on the women's side and one TThe Council also allowed $450 to In the maintenance of the Rescue Mission for nine months. This ;is at rate of $50 a month, as it wjlll hereafter be allowed. The commissioners were authorized to purchase a set of scales for the county pokver for tl'W. and to pay County j S"urvf Nelson $1.8) salary for from :Muy 1 December 31; $1.2 for hU office and $200 for his supplies, as authorised by a bill which the late Legislature passed over the protests of the commissioners. An allowance of $7,000 Was for taking the concessional 'enumeration. . ; These are the other appropriations asked, but not yet acted upont To asifHftnfnt tor drain in Perfy ship, ti,; typewriters for cointy and superintendent. JJ00; guns: and ammunition for jail, $156; comp?t(on of Qermantown pike, Emery's ford and Decatur township Goose creek; $9,000; stone arches over Dollarhlde McGulre's creeks, In Decatur township, $7,800; for a new court house j $7,100; reapproprlatlon for recopylng records In recorder's office, JCOfki; treating plant at powerhouse, electrical power for elevator. $i0; rrvcr caaal at Westfield road. $t3 - io; Bush run, at Lafayette road, j $7vr,; Indian creek, at Hickory road, !$.'?; Indian - creek, at Indian Creek road, raising grade on Westfield road, of Broad Ripple; for draining, fegrading and graveling Central avenue Thirty - fourth street. street to Thirty - GEO. P. M'DOUGALL DEAD. 7ell Known Manufacturer j Expires Suddenly of Heart Disease. George P. McDougall died suhdenly heart .disease at his home, 507 Capitol avenue, last night. II ' was the firm of George P. McDougaill & manufacturers of chairs, and was known In the business circles of the Mr1. McDougall was born here seven years ago, and his family was of the roost prominent in Indianapolis that time. Nathan ii. Palmer - waa grandfather, and he was a newhew f y - . - i . vj .j t '" - I' - ;,' - ' - - . .',''.'' i '.. - - - . , - .'. . : .: , - ; : , - ' ' - ' ; f : .: v.. :: . ; - v !: GEORGE P. McDOUGALL.1 ' To Freveat rntaaionls and Grip. LaxaUs JSromoQulnia removss ths causa. Admiral David McDougall. of the United States navy. While still s boyi he enlisted In the volunteers, and served under Col. Nicholas Ruckle until the of ths war. He then entered the! regular army as second lieutenant) of the Sixth Infantry, Serving until 1H7U when here signed and established a retail book store In Mattoon, 111. After living there a he returned to this' city with nis and brother, Frank W. McDpugll, established a printing house.' known the McDougall Brothers'. In lis), started a furniture factory, and. in took In his so,n... Charles P. McDougall. as partner. " - : - He leaves, "besides his son. a daughter, Mrs. Merrill B. Barkley, of this city, and a widew, formerly Miss Sarah Lyons. Of Edgefield. 8. C. 1 ( The funeral services will be held , the residence. Wednesday afternoon.': The. funeral will be held at the hrne to - morrow" afternoon at 3 o'clock and .4 burial which will be private, will be crown xuu. -

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