Anecdotes of the Deaf Causes Of Deaf-mutism
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A Deaf & Dumb Boy's Remarkable Dream
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Trades Of The Deaf & Dumb In England And Wales
The following particulars showing the trades of the Deaf and ...
The Right Hon W E Gladstone And The Deaf And Dumb
Mr. Gladstone, on being presented with the freedom of the Wor...
The Coming Mayoralty
The state coach for the Lord Mayor elect will be furnished by...
Julia Brace, a deaf, dumb, and blind woman, who died in Augus...
Grace Annable was deaf, dumb, and blind, and although her for...
A Deaf And Dumb Sculptor
There has just been placed outside St. Saviour's Church, for ...
Deaf And Dumb Clergymen
In America there are four deaf and dumb clergymen working in ...
A Deaf And Dumb Boy Not Afraid To Die
Bernard Grimshaw, a little deaf and dumb boy, lay seriously i...
Heroic Conduct Of A Deaf And Dumb Girl
On Tuesday last an inquest was held by Mr. Michael Fullam,...
The Countess Of Orkney
The following curious anecdote is related of Mary, Countes...
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 Cat Assisting A Deaf And Dumb Woman
The chill wind was moaning, the rain falling drearily, and da...
Observations Of Deaf & Dumb Children
A gentleman called to see some little deaf and dumb girls who...
(From The Graphic, May, 1874.)
Messrs. Doulton and Co., wh...
An Amusing Story
Here is an amusing story hailing from Munich. During the past...
The Age Of Deaf Mutes
The question is frequently asked, "Is there a greater mortali...
A Thought Of The South Sea Islanders
Among some of the islands of the South Sea the compound word ...
A poor deaf and dumb man, who might be said to be entirely friendless in
the world until the Institution of the Deaf and Dumb was formed at
Derby, was continually in trouble, owing to his intemperate habits.
"Drunken Billy," as he was called by some, had however a tender place in
his heart, and we frequently visited him at his lodgings and assisted
him in various ways. After a time Billy was persuaded to sign the
temperance pledge, and began to attend the lectures and services for the
adult deaf and dumb. For a time all went well, but one hot summer day
one of his fellow workmen, who ought to have known better, knowing that
Billy had signed the temperance pledge, offered him a shilling if he
would drink a glass of ale he held in his hand. The temptation was too
strong for Billy to resist, and having taken one, it was not easy for
him to resist a second, and in the end poor Billy got taken up by the
police. The head master of the Institution at Derby appeared, by
request, to interpret the evidence, and it transpired that Billy had
been sent to prison in the same month, June, each year, for the seven
previous years. The magistrates however expressed their reluctance at
sending Billy to prison, and asked him, through the interpreter, if he
would try and keep sober, and if he would again sign the pledge; this he
promised to do, and the magistrates on the bench not only dismissed the
case, but each became subscribers of one guinea annually to the Deaf and
Dumb Institution. Billy, true to his promise kept sober, and again
attended the services for the deaf and dumb, and when nearly 70 years of
age gave a brief lecture of his "Life's Experiences" to the deaf and
dumb, which caused considerable amusement, especially his remarks about
Derby fifty years ago. Billy was always thankful for the help rendered
him by the Institution, and frequently said "If he might have his way he
would be glad to die and get to heaven where he could hear." Poor
Billy's life was a hard one, for death took a good wife and four little
ones during the first ten years of his wedded life, and one by one the
whole of his relations passed away. Billy has now done with temptation,
and recently passed away to the majority, his last remarks bearing
testimony to the value of the Institution for the Deaf and Dumb.
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