Anecdotes of the Deaf Like The Copy
Florence B----, a little girl in the Deaf and Dumb Institutio...
Entertainment By Deaf And Dumb
The inhabitants of Mansfield had some most enjoyable meetings...
A Deaf And Dumb Sexton Robbed
George E. Fischer, the deaf and dumb sexton of the St. Mary's...
The Earl Of Shaftesbury
At a meeting in aid of the deaf and dumb held in Dundee, at w...
A Russian Deaf And Dumb Youth's Reply
A young Russian, of great talents, though deaf and dumb, who ...
Dumb For Two Years
Two years ago, says the Auburn Advertizer, George Scott, one ...
Deaf Dumb Blind And Lame
David Simons, of Boston, is deaf and dumb; he is also blind; ...
United States Of America
The Tenth Census Report of the U. S. of America for 1880 cont...
A few years since an aged man, who had long been a sincere...
A Novel Situation
During the past year a gentleman had occasion to visit a c...
In Derby Police Court
A few years since the Head Master of the Deaf and Dumb Ins...
A Deaf And Dumb Man On The Bible
The following remarks on the Bible were written by a deaf and...
The Little Demerarian
A little coloured deaf and dumb girl in Demerara came to M...
Heroic Conduct Of A Deaf And Dumb Girl
On Tuesday last an inquest was held by Mr. Michael Fullam,...
A Deaf And Dumb Councillor
Kapotrine Moller, a Russian Councillor of State, son of Gener...
Do The Deaf & Dumb Think Themselves Unhappy?
Two deaf and dumb scholars of the late Abbe Siccard were aske...
Deaf Dumb And Blind
An examination of students who were deaf, dumb, and blind too...
What would any of us be without education? By education, I me...
Mr. James Wyllie (the Herd Laddie), the greatest living draug...
Fatal Accident To A Deaf And Dumb Bride On The Day Of Marriage
The following is taken from the Manchester Mercury and Harrop...
Poor Sam Tranter
The lot of the uneducated deaf and dumb in this world is a pitiable
one, and their isolation is keenly felt. Often have we seen some of this
portion of suffering humanity unable to plead for themselves, or tell
their tale of woe or hardship. Such was the condition of poor Sam
Tranter. Though Sam was never in a Deaf and Dumb Institution, his skill
and plans for worldly prospects were extraordinary. In his boyhood he
was left friendless and uncared for, but persuaded a shoemaker to give
him work, at which poor Sam was fairly successful; owing, however, to
the man's ill treatment he had to leave, and, to save himself from
starving, went in the workhouse. After a brief stay he again went forth
to try his hand as a shoeblack, and after various attempts to shift for
himself, he began to master difficulties by wonderful energy and
perseverance, and there is no doubt had the poor fellow been properly
taught in a Deaf and Dumb Institution, he would have risen in life.
After a time Sam commenced selling cockles, mussels, and oysters.
From a small beginning he increased, and in course of time he took a
shop, and employed five women, at which he said he had made as much as
L20 some weeks. Owing, however, to his lack of education, the poor
fellow was continually robbed, and eventually got into trouble through
debt, and was worried with summonses; hence his failure as a cockle and
oyster merchant. He then took a stall, and afterwards a shop for the
sale of gingerbread, &c.; this was also doomed to failure. He then tried
street-hawking with a barrow, to keep himself from the workhouse; but
this also failed, and his barrow was seized for debt.
Poor Sam was again penniless, friendless, and homeless, which compelled
him once more to seek refuge in the Union, where he afterwards died
after great suffering, at the age of 60 years. His remains were followed
to the grave by a few deaf and dumb friends. Poor Sam might have said
with David "Whilst I would do good evil is present with me."
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