Anecdotes of the Deaf A Deaf And Dumb Councillor
Kapotrine Moller, a Russian Councillor of State, son of Gener...
A Brave Defender
After reaching our encampment (at Jenin in Palestine) our dra...
Canon Farrar With The Deaf And Dumb
The Washington Post gives an account of Canon Farrar's vis...
United States Of America
The Tenth Census Report of the U. S. of America for 1880 cont...
Cork Temperance Exhibition
The following were won by deaf mutes:--Both certificate and p...
Deaf And Dumb Clergymen
In America there are four deaf and dumb clergymen working in ...
Do The Deaf & Dumb Think Themselves Unhappy?
Two deaf and dumb scholars of the late Abbe Siccard were aske...
The Bachelor Of Science
A fact without precedent has just happened at the Sorbonne. A...
A Deaf Mute's Ideas Before Instruction
The following extract from the correspondence of a deaf and d...
A Deaf & Dumb Boy's Remarkable Dream
William Brennen, aged about fourteen and a-half years, hav...
Royal Scottish Academy Exhibition For 1880
John S. Rennie Reid, a young Aberdeen lad, now resident in Ed...
Ordination Of Deaf Mutes In Philadelphia Usa
Nearly all the deaf mutes connected with the Protestant Episc...
A Deaf And Dumb Boy Not Afraid To Die
Bernard Grimshaw, a little deaf and dumb boy, lay seriously i...
The Right Hon W E Gladstone And The Deaf And Dumb
Mr. Gladstone, on being presented with the freedom of the Wor...
William De Courcy
This boy was educated at a Deaf and Dumb School. He was fond ...
Deaf And Dumb Lady's Idea Of Music
A lady who graduated from the Institution at New York some...
Great Swimming Feats
1. Fourteen miles down the river with the rapid ebb tide, fro...
Probable Numbers Of The Deaf & Dumb
There is an increasing desire on the part of the various Gove...
The Deaf And Dumb Both Heard And Spoke
Vincent Ogden was recently charged with begging, under the pr...
An Amusing Story
Here is an amusing story hailing from Munich. During the past...
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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