Anecdotes of the Deaf A Naval Chef D'euvre
Gervase Murray, a deaf and dumb young man, the son of a po...
A Mate For Laura Bridgman
Hetty Hutson lives in the city of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvan...
A Deaf And Dumb Councillor
Kapotrine Moller, a Russian Councillor of State, son of Gener...
The Deaf And Dumb In Texas
Deaf and Dumb men have a poor chance in Texas. One of them we...
A Deaf And Dumb Boy Not Afraid To Die
Bernard Grimshaw, a little deaf and dumb boy, lay seriously i...
An Interview With Laura Bridgman
We presume most of our readers will have read of Laura Bri...
A Sad Case
T---- L---- lived near Derby. Hers was a sad case--deaf, d...
A Thought Of The South Sea Islanders
Among some of the islands of the South Sea the compound word ...
On entering the school room one morning, one of the little de...
Heroic Conduct Of A Deaf And Dumb Girl
On Tuesday last an inquest was held by Mr. Michael Fullam,...
At a meeting held in a country village in aid of the Deaf and...
A Russian Deaf And Dumb Youth's Reply
A young Russian, of great talents, though deaf and dumb, who ...
A Deaf And Dumb Clergyman
Among those who were ordained deacons on Trinity Sunday last ...
The Bachelor Of Science
A fact without precedent has just happened at the Sorbonne. A...
Royal Scottish Academy Exhibition For 1880
John S. Rennie Reid, a young Aberdeen lad, now resident in Ed...
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...
The Little Demerarian
A little coloured deaf and dumb girl in Demerara came to M...
Faith Cometh By Hearing
A deaf and dumb Lady said that the first time she went to chu...
What would any of us be without education? By education, I me...
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.
Next: An Interview With Laura Bridgman
Previous: Royal Scottish Academy Exhibition For 1880