Anecdotes of the Deaf Portobello Swimming Club
On the mornings of Wednesday and Thursday the deep-diving med...
Observations Of Deaf & Dumb Children
A gentleman called to see some little deaf and dumb girls who...
Peter Sims, a deaf and dumb boy, was walking past a large sho...
A Deaf Mute's Beautiful Answer
The Rev. R. Stewart says: "I knew of a gentleman who went to ...
A Dumb Dog
A deaf and dumb lady living in a German city, had, as a co...
Cleansing From Sin
Matthew Jones, a poor deaf and dumb boy, once wrote the meani...
The Converted Mute
During a revival of religion in one of the New England villag...
Uneducated Deaf Mute's Ignorance Of God
Vauncey Thompson wrote after having been under instruction...
The Countess Of Orkney
The following curious anecdote is related of Mary, Countes...
Do The Deaf & Dumb Think Themselves Unhappy?
Two deaf and dumb scholars of the late Abbe Siccard were aske...
The Bible And The Deaf And Dumb
The following is taken from the British and Foreign Bible Soc...
Alexander Ferguson The Famous Deaf And Dumb Swimmer
Alexander Ferguson, a dock mason of Dundee, (though now in...
In St. Modwen's Churchyard at Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshir...
A Deaf And Dumb Clergyman
Among those who were ordained deacons on Trinity Sunday last ...
A Will Made By Pantomime
The Supreme Court of Maine recently, after a six days trial, ...
The Indians And Deaf And Dumb
We are quite sure the Indians were delighted by the recept...
A Young Genius
(From the Journal of the Society of Arts, May 1, 1874.)
At the great Exhibition in 1851 there was exhibited a set of ...
A Deaf And Dumb Man In The Revision Court
On Thursday afternoon a singular scene was witnessed during t...
A good story is told of ex-governor Magottin, of Kentucky, wh...
A Mate For Laura Bridgman
Hetty Hutson lives in the city of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, a girl
seventeen years old, who has been deaf and dumb and blind from birth.
She is active in her nature, and has a remarkably intelligent mind.
Through the one medium of gestures, as perceived by the touch, she
understands wonderfully well, and in turn makes herself understood. She
will wipe dishes and put them away with scrupulous care and exactness;
will go down the cellar alone at her mother's bidding and get apples;
then, running up with astonishing rapidity, will give them to anyone she
is bid, and put her own into her pocket. At a motion from her father she
will go upstairs and get his best hat, deciding by touching his
broadcloth suit which hat he wants. She knits and sews in a very
creditable style, and manifests a desire to learn to do other kinds of
work. She is neat and orderly in her habits, and ever acts in a ladylike
manner, while in disposition she is cheerful as a sunbeam, and as
playful as a kitten. For about one year, at irregular intervals, a young
minister of the name of J. B. Howell, devoted one hour each week to her
instruction, and she made some advancement, novel as his method was; but
in June last he went to Brazil as a missionary, since which time she has
been without instruction until recently. She is now receiving daily
instruction by means of the manual alphabet. It is, however, to be
regretted that her present teacher is an entire novice in the work she
has undertaken, but as she has large sympathy for her, and individual
experience as to the needs of her pupil, it seems safe to hope that she
may lay a substantial foundation, upon which some more accomplished
person may build an education which will make this greatly afflicted
being equal to Laura Bridgman, of world wide fame.
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