Anecdotes of the Deaf Ask A Blessing
A little boy was admitted as a pupil into the Institution for...
The Unwelcome Tap
Isabella Green was a young woman who was completely blind ...
Cork Temperance Exhibition
The following were won by deaf mutes:--Both certificate and p...
On entering the school room one morning, one of the little de...
Grace Annable was deaf, dumb, and blind, and although her for...
A Deaf & Dumb Boy's Remarkable Dream
William Brennen, aged about fourteen and a-half years, hav...
United States Of America
The Tenth Census Report of the U. S. of America for 1880 cont...
A Cat Assisting A Deaf And Dumb Woman
The chill wind was moaning, the rain falling drearily, and da...
The Coming Mayoralty
The state coach for the Lord Mayor elect will be furnished by...
A Deaf Mute's Heroism
About five o'clock on Sunday afternoon several gentlemen s...
Monograph Of The Colleonbola & Thysanura
BY SIR JOHN LUBBOCK, BART, M.P., &C.
This work is one of t...
Sir Walter Scott On The Deaf & Dumb
Sir Walter Scott in his novel "Peveril of the Peak," uses the...
A few years since an aged man, who had long been a sincere...
A Deaf And Dumb Sculptor
There has just been placed outside St. Saviour's Church, for ...
The Age Of Deaf Mutes
The question is frequently asked, "Is there a greater mortali...
Corot And His Pupil
Corot the Artist had a deaf and dumb pupil. The young fellow ...
Deaf And Dumb Lady's Idea Of Music
A lady who graduated from the Institution at New York some...
A Dumb Dog
A deaf and dumb lady living in a German city, had, as a co...
The Deaf And Dumb Both Heard And Spoke
Vincent Ogden was recently charged with begging, under the pr...
Pictures By Deaf And Dumb Artists In The Royal Academy 1876
No. 1301. "Despatches." T. Davidson.
" 30. "...
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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