Anecdotes of the Deaf Draughts
Mr. James Wyllie (the Herd Laddie), the greatest living draug...
Probable Numbers Of The Deaf & Dumb
There is an increasing desire on the part of the various Gove...
Portobello Swimming Club
On the mornings of Wednesday and Thursday the deep-diving med...
Cork Temperance Exhibition
The following were won by deaf mutes:--Both certificate and p...
A Happy Death Bed
Not long ago there died in the county Wexford, in Ireland, a ...
The Unwelcome Tap
Isabella Green was a young woman who was completely blind ...
One of the best educated and most distinguished deaf mutes wa...
Dumb For Two Years
Two years ago, says the Auburn Advertizer, George Scott, one ...
An Amusing Story
Here is an amusing story hailing from Munich. During the past...
A Deaf Mute's Gratitude
M. Felix Martin, an artist, deaf and dumb from his birth, ...
A Deaf Mute's Ideas Before Instruction
The following extract from the correspondence of a deaf and d...
This gentleman, who is now senior professor in the Paris Inst...
Deaf Mutes In The Town And Country
Wilhelmi tried to ascertain by means of his statistics in wha...
The Queen And The Deaf And Dumb
Not far from Osborne House, Isle of Wight, there lives a poor...
Canon Farrar With The Deaf And Dumb
The Washington Post gives an account of Canon Farrar's vis...
Deaf And Dumb Boy And His Mother
Zachariah was a deaf and dumb boy, thirteen years of age, who...
The Indians And Deaf And Dumb
We are quite sure the Indians were delighted by the recept...
The Right Hon W E Gladstone And The Deaf And Dumb
Mr. Gladstone, on being presented with the freedom of the Wor...
At a meeting held in a country village in aid of the Deaf and...
A Deaf And Dumb Clergyman
Among those who were ordained deacons on Trinity Sunday last ...
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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