Anecdotes of the Deaf The Coming Mayoralty
The state coach for the Lord Mayor elect will be furnished by...
This gentleman, who is now senior professor in the Paris Inst...
A Deaf Mute's Gratitude
M. Felix Martin, an artist, deaf and dumb from his birth, ...
The Converted Mute
During a revival of religion in one of the New England villag...
A Young Genius
(From the Journal of the Society of Arts, May 1, 1874.)
A Happy Death Bed
Not long ago there died in the county Wexford, in Ireland, a ...
A Deaf And Dumb Girl's Dream
(WRITTEN BY HERSELF.)
I had a dream on the 26th of January...
Entertainment By Deaf And Dumb
The inhabitants of Mansfield had some most enjoyable meetings...
The Entertainments given on Tuesday in the Pavilion by Deaf a...
The Deaf Mute's Faith
One day a minister's servant brought a subscription book and ...
A Deaf And Dumb Lawyer
Mr. Lowe, a gentleman who has been deaf and dumb from his inf...
Deaf And Dumb Boy And His Mother
Zachariah was a deaf and dumb boy, thirteen years of age, who...
Heroic Conduct Of A Deaf And Dumb Girl
On Tuesday last an inquest was held by Mr. Michael Fullam,...
Helen Silvie was a Scotch girl. She was born in the villag...
Deaf And Dumb Lady's Idea Of Music
A lady who graduated from the Institution at New York some...
A Deaf And Dumb Sculptor
There has just been placed outside St. Saviour's Church, for ...
(From The Graphic, May, 1874.)
Messrs. Doulton and Co., wh...
Fatal Accident To A Deaf And Dumb Bride On The Day Of Marriage
The following is taken from the Manchester Mercury and Harrop...
The Right Hon W E Gladstone And The Deaf And Dumb
Mr. Gladstone, on being presented with the freedom of the Wor...
At the great Exhibition in 1851 there was exhibited a set of ...
In Derby Police Court
A few years since the Head Master of the Deaf and Dumb Institution at
Derby was sent for, with a request that he would hasten to the police
court to see what could be done with a little deaf and dumb boy. The
sketch is a faithful picture of the little fellow as he stood in the
dock charged with stealing. The police, in giving their evidence, said
that many complaints had been made of the boy's conduct. One lady
complained of his illusing her dog, another a cat, and another killing
her bird; others that he was always throwing stones or stealing, and
that he had actually tried to upset a railway train. It appeared that
twice previously the boy had been taken up by the police, but owing to
his tender age nothing could be done with him. The Mayor, addressing the
Head Master of the Institution, said something must be done with the
boy; unfortunately he was getting worse and worse; the case was a very
sad one, the boy being deaf and dumb, but the public must be protected.
The other magistrates present concurred with the Mayor's remarks, and
after consulting with Mr. Bailey, J.P., Chairman of the Committee of the
Institution, who was on the bench at the time, the boy was sent direct
to the Institution, where food was given to him, after which his
photograph was taken. The sketch given on the previous page is copied
from it. The boy settled down, but not without giving considerable
trouble; it was not to be expected that a boy, though so tender in years
yet hardened in bad habits, should at once conform to the rules of the
Institution. The teachers were not, therefore, greatly surprised to find
him early one morning prowling in a quarter of the Institution to which
he had no proper means of access. From time to time his teachers had
difficulties to contend with not easy to describe. There has, however,
been a gradual improvement in the boy's life and character. The sketch
given above is from a photograph taken when the boy had been in the
Institution one year.
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