Anecdotes of the Deaf Exhibition 1851
At the great Exhibition in 1851 there was exhibited a set of ...
Robert S Lyons
Robert S. Lyons went about Ireland last summer visiting the d...
A Russian Deaf And Dumb Youth's Reply
A young Russian, of great talents, though deaf and dumb, who ...
At a meeting held in a country village in aid of the Deaf and...
A Deaf And Dumb Boy And His Brother
Brownlow Harrison, a bright little boy who had spent a few ye...
Corot And His Pupil
Corot the Artist had a deaf and dumb pupil. The young fellow ...
Causes Of Deaf-mutism
The intermarriage of blood-relations is doubtless one cause. ...
A Novel Situation
During the past year a gentleman had occasion to visit a c...
A Mate For Laura Bridgman
Hetty Hutson lives in the city of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvan...
Like The Copy
Florence B----, a little girl in the Deaf and Dumb Institutio...
The Bachelor Of Science
A fact without precedent has just happened at the Sorbonne. A...
The Coming Mayoralty
The state coach for the Lord Mayor elect will be furnished by...
A poor deaf and dumb man, who might be said to be entirely...
Royal Scottish Academy Exhibition For 1880
John S. Rennie Reid, a young Aberdeen lad, now resident in Ed...
Faith Cometh By Hearing
A deaf and dumb Lady said that the first time she went to chu...
A good story is told of ex-governor Magottin, of Kentucky, wh...
Peter Sims, a deaf and dumb boy, was walking past a large sho...
Her Latest And Best
A little girl was admitted to a Deaf and Dumb Institution, an...
Great Swimming Feats
1. Fourteen miles down the river with the rapid ebb tide, fro...
On entering the school room one morning, one of the little de...
A Supposed Lunatic In Derby
At the Borough Police Court this morning, a man, who said his name was
"Jim," but from whom no further information could be obtained, was
charged with being a wandering lunatic. Sergeant Parker said that, at a
quarter-past one o'clock on Monday afternoon, his attention was called
to the prisoner, who was on the Midland Railway platform. He noticed
that the prisoner was wandering about in a strange manner. After making
enquiries, he had telegrams sent to Bath, the replies to which were to
the effect that the prisoner had been found wandering about the line
there greatly excited, that they did not consider he was right in his
mind, and that they had given him written directions to enable him to
obtain a ticket for Derby, which he succeeded in doing. He spoke to the
man, and thought he wanted to go to London; but when the London train
came in he could not prevail upon him to take a ticket. He had L1 8s. in
his possession, and also some tea, a razor, basket, and other articles;
but no letters or anything from which they could find out his address.
He took him to the police station, where the police surgeon examined him
on Monday night, and pronounced him to be of unsound mind. The doctor
promised to call again this morning, but had not yet done so. The Bench
remanded the man until the following morning, so that the police surgeon
might attend and give evidence.--Derby Daily Telegraph.
The alleged lunatic,--the deaf and dumb man, whose only name was Jim,
and who had been charged with being a wandering lunatic, was again
brought up. Mr. W. R. Roe, head master of the Deaf and Dumb Institution,
said that he had been sent for, and that he had been communicating with
the prisoner by means of signs, and found that he was deaf and dumb, and
totally uneducated, but certainly of sound mind. The police surgeon
again appeared, and said he had examined the man, and had come to the
conclusion that there was no indication of insanity about him. The
prisoner was discharged and handed over to Mr. Roe, who promised to take
care of him till something was heard from his friends.--Derby Daily
The man was kept at the Deaf and Dumb Institution for a few days, when
it was found that his friends were residing on the other side of Bath.
It transpired that the man had been on a visit to some friends at Bath
and could not make the authorities understand where he wanted to go,
hence the error in sending him to Derby.--W. R. R.
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