Anecdotes of the Deaf Speed Of Manual Spelling
In reply to a question "What is the number of words a good...
A Deaf And Dumb Boy Not Afraid To Die
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A Happy Death Bed
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A good story is told of ex-governor Magottin, of Kentucky, wh...
Sir Walter Scott On The Deaf & Dumb
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In Derby Police Court
A few years since the Head Master of the Deaf and Dumb Ins...
A Deaf And Dumb Lawyer
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A Deaf And Dumb Boy And His Brother
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A Clever Gymnast
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Like The Copy
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A Young Genius
(From the Journal of the Society of Arts, May 1, 1874.)
A Naval Chef D'euvre
Gervase Murray, a deaf and dumb young man, the son of a po...
Portobello Swimming Club
On the mornings of Wednesday and Thursday the deep-diving med...
A few years since an aged man, who had long been a sincere...
A Will Made By Pantomime
The Supreme Court of Maine recently, after a six days trial, ...
A Deaf And Dumb Sexton Robbed
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The following particulars showing the trades of the Deaf and ...
Monograph Of The Colleonbola & Thysanura
BY SIR JOHN LUBBOCK, BART, M.P., &C.
This work is one of t...
A Deaf And Dumb Man In The Revision Court
On Thursday afternoon a singular scene was witnessed during the
proceedings of the Revision Court, at Ashton-under-Lyne. A man named
James Booth, of 3, Dog Dungeon, Hurst polling district, was objected to
by the Conservatives, and Mr. Booth, their solicitor, announced that the
man was deaf and dumb, but just able to utter a monosyllable now and
then. Mr. Chorlton, the Liberal solicitor: What can I do (laughter)? Mr.
Booth first by writing asked what the man's name was, and then began to
talk to him with his fingers, but being an indifferent chirologist he
made very poor progress. He had merely elicited that the man was the
owner when Mr. Chorlton began to grow impatient, and inquired, Why
don't they both go to the Isle of Man for a week (laughter)? Nothing
more could be got out of the man except a "yes" or "no" after questions
had been patiently propounded by Mr. Booth in the dactyologic alphabet.
At length the Barrister spied a rent book, and this was pounced upon and
the vote allowed very joyfully, to save further trouble. The dumb man
then spake, stuttering, and with great effort, I claim my expenses. Mr.
Chorlton: He's got those words all right, at any rate (laughter.) Mr.
Booth: He can talk a little but hear nothing. Recourse was again had by
Mr. Booth to his digits, and he interpreted to the court that the man
was a hat body maker, and wanted 5s. 6d. The Barrister: I will allow 5s.
The money was handed to the man, and he went away smiling.--Newcastle
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