Anecdotes of the Deaf Entertainment By Deaf And Dumb
The inhabitants of Mansfield had some most enjoyable meetings...
The Bachelor Of Science
A fact without precedent has just happened at the Sorbonne. A...
The Earl Of Shaftesbury
At a meeting in aid of the deaf and dumb held in Dundee, at w...
Corot And His Pupil
Corot the Artist had a deaf and dumb pupil. The young fellow ...
The Right Hon W E Gladstone And The Deaf And Dumb
Mr. Gladstone, on being presented with the freedom of the Wor...
A Will Made By Pantomime
The Supreme Court of Maine recently, after a six days trial, ...
Portobello Swimming Club
On the mornings of Wednesday and Thursday the deep-diving med...
An Interview With Laura Bridgman
We presume most of our readers will have read of Laura Bri...
The Entertainments given on Tuesday in the Pavilion by Deaf a...
Observations Of Deaf & Dumb Children
A gentleman called to see some little deaf and dumb girls who...
Half A Score Deaf Mutes
On Tuesday evening last the Stamford Corn Exchange was crowde...
Great Swimming Feats
1. Fourteen miles down the river with the rapid ebb tide, fro...
A Deaf And Dumb Girl's Dream
(WRITTEN BY HERSELF.)
I had a dream on the 26th of January...
In St. Modwen's Churchyard at Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshir...
A Dumb Dog
A deaf and dumb lady living in a German city, had, as a co...
In Derby Police Court
A few years since the Head Master of the Deaf and Dumb Ins...
A Young Genius
(From the Journal of the Society of Arts, May 1, 1874.)
A good story is told of ex-governor Magottin, of Kentucky, wh...
Her Latest And Best
A little girl was admitted to a Deaf and Dumb Institution, an...
A poor deaf and dumb man, who might be said to be entirely...
Dumb For Two Years
Two years ago, says the Auburn Advertizer, George Scott, one of a gang
of desperadoes in New York City, committed a robbery, for which he ought
to have received ten years in prison. When he was arrested he feigned to
be deaf and dumb. Upon his trial he made much of his infirmity, and the
result was that he succeeded in escaping with a sentence of two years.
Being transferred from Sing Sing to Auburn prison, he still kept up
appearances, by means of which he escaped from doing heavy work, but was
assigned to duty in shoe shop No. 1 as waiter, being supposed to be fit
for no more valuable service. He was sharp, ready and intelligent, and
generally well behaved, though hot tempered. Keeper Bacon, under whom
he was placed, had him always under strict surveillance, but never was
led to suspect by anything in his conduct that he was not deaf and dumb.
Indeed, he says that he once saw Scott, who always went in the shop by
the name of "Dummy," so roused up and maddened by something that had
occurred, that he thought he would go crazy, yet he gave no sign that he
was otherwise in respect to hearing and speaking than he seemed. About
two months ago Dummy's time was up, and he was discharged. To give him a
start in life again, keeper Bacon hired him to do some gardening.
Principal keeper Gallup did the same thing. He worked in this way for
two or three weeks. While at his work children would talk to him and
play round him, yet he was always apparently oblivious to their
presence. But Dummy had a tongue and could use it, and his hearing was
as keen as anybody's. One day he fell in with a fellow convict who had
just been discharged from prison, and they went off up the street
together, talking gaily. Captain Russell, foreman in one of the
departments of the prison shoe shop, who was in the street, overheard
their conversation; and on another occasion it happened that one of the
keepers met Dummy at Louis Schuch's and talked with him for a long time.
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