Anecdotes of the Deaf The Bible And The Deaf And Dumb
The following is taken from the British and Foreign Bible Soc...
A Deaf And Dumb Man On The Bible
The following remarks on the Bible were written by a deaf and...
The Deaf And Dumb In Texas
Deaf and Dumb men have a poor chance in Texas. One of them we...
Fatal Accident To A Deaf And Dumb Bride On The Day Of Marriage
The following is taken from the Manchester Mercury and Harrop...
A Young Genius
(From the Journal of the Society of Arts, May 1, 1874.)
A Deaf & Dumb Boy's Remarkable Dream
William Brennen, aged about fourteen and a-half years, hav...
An Interview With Laura Bridgman
We presume most of our readers will have read of Laura Bri...
The Converted Mute
During a revival of religion in one of the New England villag...
I Must Help
The following little incident will show how interested the...
The Right Hon W E Gladstone And The Deaf And Dumb
Mr. Gladstone, on being presented with the freedom of the Wor...
Cork Temperance Exhibition
The following were won by deaf mutes:--Both certificate and p...
The Entertainments given on Tuesday in the Pavilion by Deaf a...
Acuteness Of Educated Deaf Mutes
One evening the senior class of girls and boys in a School fo...
(From The Graphic, May, 1874.)
Messrs. Doulton and Co., wh...
Faith Cometh By Hearing
A deaf and dumb Lady said that the first time she went to chu...
On entering the school room one morning, one of the little de...
In St. Modwen's Churchyard at Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshir...
A Deaf And Dumb Man In The Revision Court
On Thursday afternoon a singular scene was witnessed during t...
The Scriptures And The State Of The Deaf And Dumb
"Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are ...
Ask A Blessing
A little boy was admitted as a pupil into the Institution for...
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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