Anecdotes of the Deaf Do The Deaf & Dumb Think Themselves Unhappy?
Two deaf and dumb scholars of the late Abbe Siccard were aske...
A few years since an aged man, who had long been a sincere...
A Deaf And Dumb Clergyman
Among those who were ordained deacons on Trinity Sunday last ...
A Deaf And Dumb Sexton Robbed
George E. Fischer, the deaf and dumb sexton of the St. Mary's...
Deaf And Dumb Lady's Idea Of Music
A lady who graduated from the Institution at New York some...
An Ingenious Boy
We were lately shown a curiosity in the shape of a sewing mac...
United States Of America
The Tenth Census Report of the U. S. of America for 1880 cont...
Canon Farrar With The Deaf And Dumb
The Washington Post gives an account of Canon Farrar's vis...
Speed Of Manual Spelling
In reply to a question "What is the number of words a good...
A Mate For Laura Bridgman
Hetty Hutson lives in the city of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvan...
Ask A Blessing
A little boy was admitted as a pupil into the Institution for...
(From The Graphic, May, 1874.)
Messrs. Doulton and Co., wh...
A Sad Case
T---- L---- lived near Derby. Hers was a sad case--deaf, d...
A Deaf & Dumb Boy's Remarkable Dream
William Brennen, aged about fourteen and a-half years, hav...
The Little Demerarian
A little coloured deaf and dumb girl in Demerara came to M...
Deaf And Dumb Boy And His Mother
Zachariah was a deaf and dumb boy, thirteen years of age, who...
The Indians And Deaf And Dumb
We are quite sure the Indians were delighted by the recept...
This gentleman, who is now senior professor in the Paris Inst...
Fatal Accident To A Deaf And Dumb Bride On The Day Of Marriage
The following is taken from the Manchester Mercury and Harrop...
The Bible And The Deaf And Dumb
The following is taken from the British and Foreign Bible Soc...
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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