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PART IV. 8 PAGSa TO-DAY'S REPUBLIC brVfcasaa. EIGHT PARTS 1$ IF I? Hi NINETY-SEVENTH YEAE. SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 23, 1904. PRICE FIVE CENTS. . j WONDERS OF THE FAIR "SEEN" AND DESCRIBED BY MISS HELEN KELLER Marvelous Blind and Deaf Girl, Who Once Was Dumb, Tells Her Impressions of St. Louis Persons Who Met Her Regard Her as the Ideal Type of American Womanhood, Her Mind Triumphing Over Physical InfirmitiesSlender and Girlish, She Is the Embodiment of Grace. & m g Vf iU . ? Iff ISSS ft Yf., V M If. IS? es tsrr ZjIVVI BsFBssssssseiis$jJasMiw ill arBssseirTTrBsH tl ATfP1vMfilHPlVv 9 frV,r J&g!fleaW.MM MSUt:fhwixmw milk ' ' J WmmwMtmmmUm - ' UfMt Iff : :llH " HHHUShISH " 'V'K? -.--''----- YvA. !gr!Of3LrJ Wjn M VSJtim&Z ' MEBHIH fr NilMtfTOArKftMIW ' lSHlHHi PL ' ,uwi';pr cEmWMKMV&3 patriotic Japanese nB 'T5S!SGw''atyF5r VllSBm? confident of victory- KlfiM''jfct . "Oiijl-awiTlM Ij. , fc.f - .il- -W J MM Ull 1 BB VA. iaP' 1 Her Book, "The Story of Hy Life," Is an Cloqueat Tribute-to Her Tutor,: ilisr Sulliva Jnts-. ly Expressive Fa'c, Often Lighted by the Rarest of Smile, .Tells Her Hearers What Words Fail to Convey. ' Whan Hcln Keller, tha WlrxJ, fleai anA once nmb girl, left St Lonte, eltcr a visit to tb Woria'a Fair. JTaesday nliht. she Mid to thoaa who were "there 'to bid her JooMjyt 'It la a, ironderful ironderful place, roar WorWa Fair. I do sot think I hvo cythlna- acre beautiful." of i the- pextr looked at each ether and then at thla girl, -who had so erea with which to aee and no ears that could hear, and their own eyes grew dim with a mlat that would not go away. It waa true, however, that sbe'had aeen, and aha had mora carefully seen the won ders of 'the World's Fair thanthousands of Tialtora, possessed of all their faculties. Miss. Keller had a glorious time. She was feted and petted everywhere during herTlsIt to the World's Fair, and she saw through the eyes of" her teacher, Miss Anne Sullivan, all the beauties of the Fair and, unlike' many -visitors, she appreciated them to the' fullest extent. Thla ability 'on the part of MUs Sulli van to Impart to her pupil the finest shades of meaalnjpwith the deft touch of fingers, taking theplace of spoken Ian Koago. was the one" thing that deeply In terested those who saw Helen Keller. Miss Sullivan is all but a part of the being of Helen Kellei? In "The Story of My Life," written by Helen Keller, she says: "But for Miss Sullivan's genius, tintiring perse verance and devotion Jt could not have Progressed so far as I .haVSitoward natu ral speech." frW V, Miss Keller's fund of knowledge and the diversified character of her education also deeply interested those with whom she came In contact in St. Louis. Think of a girt who- Is totally deaf, blind and who has acquired language, without even hav ing heard It, yet who reads ('Aesop's rabies" in tha original Latin, who trans lates Schiller's wonderful poems from the OerxBaa and who can enjoy French -writ- at their best-in their own French DARLING OF THB PEOPLS. During bar stay in St Louis Helen Kel ler was the darling of the people. People followed after her wherever she went On every band her wit, her intelligence. bar beauty and grace and her perfect wwiaiiliiiixl were the theme of the hour. Tci, beside Helen Keller walked as truly a great and wonderful woman. Miss Anne Sullivan. Helen Keller's wonderful accomplish ments are bat the reflection of the mas ter mind of Anne Sullivan. Not in all the universe Js' there a more spontaneous, merry laugh than that Of Anne Sullivan. It is a rippling laugh. Miss Sullivan pos sesses a strong personality, yet charmlngj and gentle manners. Surrounded by suoh influence, how could Helen Keller help but being the perfect creature, the Ideal ' wonaan she is? T In her book, "The Story of My life." : nam Keller tells of her "Ms of temper" -'ly dominate over playmates and of her r'-j--'Tessulaueiit of her baby sister. Had one '.X ht-t m. dUferenti tenroerament than that of r?-&.K 'TAvm.a MmIII. 1UU.H. 1. M .tltA- WAIlM A-. i reseit.have been the sarna? yif83-Say Helen Keller stands as the Ideal -.Vfw.et American womanhood. The night ' la " Mr reception at the Missouri buiiamg. lrgwm m Her snowy white dross, her lace of r-i-m lArmlUnOr happy, she! reminded ono 'xsr weee-Hnes P iAad yet aaelrit still uid brisht J-Jgiii WR semsflung or .an aagd light. rSThe.:3y' an4 happinaes which Helen s"eSer;eelJls Kpressedin her face. Lsm i ef "the rarest of smiles. She her-"aeewhn speaking to anyone what her words fall to convey. Human speech cannot express what Helen Kel ler's 'face can. 'when the expression Is of joy and gratitude. HAS KEEN INTELLECT, In form she Is slender and girlish, of about the average height She is splrltuelle Jn appearance and the embodiment of grace. She does not have the shuffling, feeling steps of the blind. Her walk Is graceful and full of freedom. Her nature is srmpathetlo and her disposition lov able. Her Intellect keen and alert Her sympathetic nature was best por trayed when ahe greeted those afflicted as she herself Is. Her friends tried to shield her from meeting and shaking hands -with the public, but as if by in stinct whenever a deaf-mute or a blind person drew near, Helen Kdlcr knew It, and the willfulness of her childhood an serted Itself, and she clasped them by the hand and gave to them the message of hope and cheer. Hers is a generous dis position, and ahe would willingly tax her frail strength to cheer the darkness of an other's life, or to give words of cheer by the touch of the band to the deaf. L Her loving disposition Is best known by her manner toward ner beloved teacher. Her touch, her attitude toward Miss Sul livan Is burdened with' love and gratitude. Another striking Incident of this charac teristic was her greeting to her benefact or, William Wade. As he touched her hand she recognized him, and she threw both arms around his neck and kissed him, as a child would her father. Nor was she content, unless Mr. Wade was sitting near her, so that she might put her hand out and touch him. It was when Mr. Wade was near her that Helen Keller's face wore the most radi antly happy smiles. Words cannot ex press, nor brush paint Helen Keller's face the moment ahe met William Wado the night of her reception at the Missouri building. Her love for children seems to tell her when they are near. Frequently she would be walking, holding to the arm of her escort when she would turn and walk from him toward a mother holding her babe In her arms. She would kiss the baby and utter words of endearment to It such as only a lovable nature can utter. Chubby little hands would clasp the soft, delicate fingers unwilling to let go, for babies know people who are truly gentle and great MOST TALKED OF SPEECH. Helen Keller's address at the Hall of Congresses was perhaps the most talked of speech that has been yet delivered on the grounds. "X come notor aught that I have done. but for what has been done fob me to raise me to the level ef those who see and hear. I testify to what the good and the strong hare done tor deprivation and Infirmity. "I bring my evidence that men and women are doing their beat to unstop the ears of the deaf, open the eyes of the blind, put speech upon dumb lips and bring the light of intelligence to dark ened minds. I enter with you Into com munion of living speech, and for the Joy of speech I express my heartfelt grati tude that the Impediment of dumbness has been removed from my tongue. Such la my brief message to those who have asked me to come and. to those who alt before me." This Is the greeting whicHden Seller, who, though blind, and deaf, and once dumb, is poasessedUet gifts, accomplish ments and abilities 'Dot. within" the" scope of all the faculties jOf the more favored, gave to 'the thousands' who thronged the Congress Hall at the World's FairSn Helen Keller Day. It 1 her.'snettaaf TTZssjntmgjsxrzTzvmi. the world. It la characteristic of Helen Keller. There was nothing in the exhibits, but what she understood with a conception that made the wondering crowds gasp with amazement Her comprehension of the subjects explained to her was the marvel of all who heard her, and the de light of the person who was lucky enough to have the good fortune to talk to Miss Keller. She Is thoroughly familiar with the ag ricultural products of her country. She can tell the Staees that produce the best corn, the best wheat and the best potatoes. By the. touch she ran tell the nama of the finest gram. She can distinguish, fruit by the touch, and flowers. She is passionately fond of flowers. She loves to Inhale their fragrance. VERSED ON ALL TOPICS. Through her desire to be as seeing peo ple are. Miss Keller has acquired a re markable source of information on tha current topics of the day and of the his tory of other countries. She would ex press a desire to see certain exhibits. "Take me to the Varied Industries building. I want to see the Japanese ex hibit I have" read so much about their wonderful work. I want to see their cloisonne ware and their flna embroideries. And I want to see the rare collection of rugs, potteries and Jewels in the Persian eaMMt". ahe said. . .. ,.., "Where is the Persian exhlbitr asked one of her party. 'In the Varied Industries building." an swered Miss Keller with the assurance of one who knows, when Miss Sullivan asked Miss Keller If he knew. "The entire Exposition Is wonderful, It is beautiful, but I think the exhibit in the agricultural, line Is the greatest I never knew before that there wero so many different varieties of corn, oats and wheat It la wonderful. What fin? potatoes Ne vada has produced. I am glad they are Irrigating that waste' land and making It fertile. One would make a dinner for a large family?' "Tobacco." said Miss Keller as she sniffed the air. "We must be near Ken tucky or Virginia, perhaps It Is Tennessee. Let mo see the tobacco?" She was led to the Tennessee exhibit and there she found the tobacco which she praises as being "fine leaves." When asked why she took such a keen delight In the agricultural exhibit ahe re plied. "Because my country leads the world In agricultural products.. and I want to know an about them. Besides, it 'it were not for the agriculture of the country we could not exist The farmer Is the king of men. He does more for mankind than any other." The visit of Helen Keller and her teach er. Miss Bulllvan, to St Louis and the World's Fair, has' brought the blind that are in our midst to our attention, the pepUaof the Missouri School of the Blind, Every morning at 8:30 an Easton ave nue car stops In front of the Missouri School for the Blind, No. 1837 Morgan street, and fifty blind pupjls, ranging from the age of 8 to 20, -ftUh a corps of teachers, enter the car and are taken to the Education building at the World's Fair, where they give practical demon strations of how the blind are taught There aro classes In manual training and domestic science, in music, and in all grades of school work. Including a High School class, for four bright young men, George Dieter of St Joseph, Walderman Keitel, St Louis; Edward Golterman, St Louis, and Irwin Lindner. Every morning the principal of the High School, Miss Harriet Rees, makes a bulletin of the St Louis Ttopublla head lines in bralle. The pupils read the head lines and then tell Miss Itees the 'stories they wish to hear. The first thing- is the war news. The pupils of Miss Rees's High School class are thoroughly posted on the war news, and all that Is going on In the world, although they cannot see. They are perhaps the best posted in the city of Bt Louis upon current topics. Miss Rees Is a great believer in that tho daily newspaper should be a factor of the school education, especially in that of the blind. Each day Miss Rees takes her pupils sight-seeing through the Fair. Tbey see through her eyes and their sense of feel-, mg things that the vast crowds have not looked upon. Judging from the Interesting papers which they write dally upon the various exhibits. Thoy were present when Helen Keller made her address In Congress Hall. The next day. In the presence of several hun dred people. Miss Rees called for a paper on the address and the Impression Helen Keller had made upon them. She gae them twenty minutes In which to writs the paper. The following Is the paper written In braille by George Dieter and read by him to the visitors at the Missouri blind school exhibit It was afterward translated by little Margaret Wade, 12 years old, this being her third school year,. Margaret has had three months' Instruction In typewriting. She is totally blind, but her sense of touch is remarkable, and her intellect un usually bright: BT GEORGE DIETER. The exercises in Congress HaU In honor of Miss Helen Keller were opened by an address by President Francis, followed with one by Miss Keller herself. The following are some of the interesting and Impressive things she said: "lender stand the locomotives which an nihilate distance, there are the Irrigation processes which annhilate the desert, here are the educational exhibits, show ing the enlightmcnt brought and placed within the grasp of all, and all tha forces displayed In this great Exposition are but testimonials of what man can achieve when his spirit is willing and his arm Is free. "I come not here for aught that I have done, but for what has been done for me. The World's Fair received Its greatest compliment from her own lips when she said that a new vocabulary would be needed to describe Its beauty and greatness. Miss Keller Is an Inspiration and an eje' couragement to all who have the gw. fortune of hearing her utter one sentenne. t J&da,i Womea and Children Coatrlbata Part of Their Harming to tke War Faada. "The Japanese are confident of victory. and every woman and child who can a few yea contributes to the war fund, though to travel through the country one would see no evidence of the life-end' death struggle In which defeat for Japan means a menace of her national exist- ence," said Thomas D. McKay of Yoko hama. Oriental agent of the Union Pad do Railroad, in discUFslng'the Russo-Japanese war at the Planters Hotel yester day, i "The mills and manufactories are being operated Just as they were before the war began, but instead of men doing the work women and children arc employed to a great extent, and every one of them makes a weekly contribution to the war fund. Each lctory is celebrated with a parade, even children, headed by a band, marching through the streets singing the national anthem. These celebrations are always marked by a display of fireworks, marvelous In conception. "And when the Japanese take Port Ar thur, which they will eventually do, there will be such a demonstration as Japan has never seen. 'For some time Iron bar ' have been run along the principal streets of Yokohama, Nagasaki, Kobe. Toklo and other cities, and the moment the news la received of tho fall of Port Arthur thi roads will be strung with fireworks, which! will attract the people, and then will fol low grand parade. "The war news is conveyed to the peo pie by means of extra editions of the pa pers. These extras are delivered some times only ten minutes apart and the carriers are dressed in red. wearing a belt to which Is attached bells. Ha comes up tho street on a run. and tho ringing of the bells attracts the people to the streets to learn the news. "If the victory should be an important one the musicians are hastily summoned ar.d a parade, growing in numbers, fol lows the messenger through the streets, the band playing and the marchers sing ing and shouting. "I don't think there is any doubt about Japan having ample funds to prose cute the war, and If she hasn't there will be little difficulty for the Government to ne gotiate the necessary loan. It has cost hundreds of millions to carry on the war to date, but the Japanese troops In the field are well provided for, while the peo ple of Japan would, in their patriotism, da without themselves in order that tha fighting men might have the required pre visions, clothing, etc "The valor of the Japanese troops ha been remarkable, but with such patrio tism at home and ao much depending naess the result In Manchuria the dsr&c ef the men Is not to be wondered at Taa soldiers realise that they are Bghtraa; fM national existence, and a Japanese vie tory means much to the world. 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