San Antonio Daily Light Newspaper Archives Apr 24 1891, Page 19

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San Antonio Daily Light (Newspaper) - April 24, 1891, San Antonio, TexasFoj sctt. Friday april that she Mav head. For a a Noble Lect Mem i Oor Blind Cirl. The la Rooklyn a pretty Golden haired Blind girl of this City was the recipient of a tribute As Graceful As it was Peculiar and Pathe Iio and touching. Lord Bulwer entertaining word picture tue maid of plays a conspicuous part in the tribute. Kleven years ago a Blind girl baby was born in Brooklyn and though Iii ii operations were Perlo nned on her eyes the sight was never restored. Mentally and physically Thelitz Leone grew and developed and at an Early age she Way instructed at the Blind Asylum in this City a very Apt Pupil she became too picking up the study with remarkable aptness. So expert did she become by of the blocks and d letters she could readily Reail Auy Book. Her taste Lor a tiding increased and before Many years had passed away she had acquired much More Book learn ing Thau Many of her Sisters and or others in the big world without her Alfh Tiou. About a year and a half ago she met with an Accident that made it necessary to remove her to a Hospital. The St. Mary s institution on upper Dean Street was selected and thither the title Golden haired Rirl was taken a ambulance. At this time or. Smith Ely Jelliffe was the House surgeon. Or. Jelliffe took a deep interest m his new Ward and she was provided with As com portable a room As the Asylum afforded. It overlooked the Lawn on the West Side and was specially adapted ror Good ventilation. All that was possible was Doue for the Little one the House surgeon took special Delight and Comfort Iii looking out for her welfare. When the girl was brought to the institution she had with her a Good sized Book raised letters and during the Day she spent her Leisure time Reading its contents. One Day she was heard to remark l of i wish i had something else to read 7 or. Jelliffe heard what she said out made to reply. It happened that Only a Lew Days before he had begun j Reading Bulwer s charming Story. It tells of a Blind girl who describes in a picturesque Way her varying sensations. How the outside world appears to her is stated and the feelings Are dwelt on minutely. Later the roman e unfolds and by a Miracle the Gill s sight is restored. Then follows restored a description of her sensations and she continues to talk of the world with her eyes open Aud gifted with the Power to see. Her new impressions Are re lated Aud a comparison is drawn. Once again did tue Miracle work in the great writer s brain and again is the heroine doomed to blindness. She does not grow despondent How Ever but soliloquies optimistically Oil the fact that the world appears much More Beautiful to the Blind than to those blessed with sight that was the Case with her and the revelation is told in the writer s most pathetic and Beautiful Way. Or. Jeli Rte decided that the classic would be doubly appreciated by the Blind girl and he determined that she should read it. Accordingly he secured some of the necessary paper Ai d proceeded at intervals during the Day to copy the Book word for word. By Means of an instrument he formed the letters which were read easily by the patient. They were made by puncturing the he had Learned that the child could read from puncture As Well As the raised As he completed each Page he gave it to the girl. She read them with avidity. The doctor managed to find time to have the pages ready without keeping the Little one rating. Over four months time was put Iii on the work before the copy was Complete. Then the pages were fastened together by ribbons of Blue and made secure As Well As capable of easy hand Ling. Some Days ago the child left the Hospital and carried with her the testimonial Ottrie surgeon s kindness of heart. She had read the Book but said could never tire of its contents. Not a member of the Hospital staff Wae aware of what or. Jelliffe had done and he even refrained from mentioning the matter to his parents Aud immediate relatives. He did however to one individual and thus the interesting bit of information leaked out. The Book made sixty pages in Type. Or. Jelli Alvs father is prof. W. M. Jelliffe principal of Public school no. 45, at the Corner of Lafayette and Classon avenues instructor of elocution at the evening High school and one of the Best known men in educational circles in Brooklyn. When a citizen reporter called at his residence no. 196 sixth Avenue last night he was that or. Jel Iliffe was at present in Vienna and would not return until Spring. His brother Alfred however said he did not know the name of the girl. My brother has not spoken of the he added but to one person. How it got about i can not understand. The doctor will not talk about it to any Bill of s consumption cure. This a beyond the Suc Medicine to have i Vrr sold a few com a invariably cure the worst cases of c Ouirt. Toup and is. While its wonderful a Voss in the of consumption is without u Par Alk j in history of Medicine. Since its first discovery it i w a guaranty. A test which no other Medicine can stand. If Yon have a Couch we earnestly of you to trait. Price Loc and if yom in lips Are sore Chest or Back lame use Shioli 8 porous plaster. Sold by Adolph Dreiss. Of what a cough. Will von heed the warning. The signal nor haps of the sure approach of that More terrible disease consumption. Ask if you can afford for the Sake of

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