Anecdotes of the Deaf Deaf And Dumb Boy And His Mother
Zachariah was a deaf and dumb boy, thirteen years of age, who...
Ask A Blessing
A little boy was admitted as a pupil into the Institution for...
Cork Temperance Exhibition
The following were won by deaf mutes:--Both certificate and p...
Robert S Lyons
Robert S. Lyons went about Ireland last summer visiting the d...
Deaf And Dumb Lady's Idea Of Music
A lady who graduated from the Institution at New York some...
A Clever Gymnast
Walter Stevens, a member of the British Mission to the Deaf a...
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...
King George Iv & The Deaf & Dumb Boy
When King George IV. visited Ireland a deaf and dumb boy dete...
Entertainment By Deaf And Dumb
The inhabitants of Mansfield had some most enjoyable meetings...
A Deaf Mute's Beautiful Answer
The Rev. R. Stewart says: "I knew of a gentleman who went to ...
A Brave Defender
After reaching our encampment (at Jenin in Palestine) our dra...
A Russian Deaf And Dumb Youth's Reply
A young Russian, of great talents, though deaf and dumb, who ...
A Deaf And Dumb Lawyer
Mr. Lowe, a gentleman who has been deaf and dumb from his inf...
The Age Of Deaf Mutes
The question is frequently asked, "Is there a greater mortali...
At a meeting held in a country village in aid of the Deaf and...
One of the best educated and most distinguished deaf mutes wa...
A Cat Assisting A Deaf And Dumb Woman
The chill wind was moaning, the rain falling drearily, and da...
Acuteness Of Educated Deaf Mutes
One evening the senior class of girls and boys in a School fo...
Fatal Accident To A Deaf And Dumb Bride On The Day Of Marriage
The following is taken from the Manchester Mercury and Harrop...
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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