Deaf Dumb And Blind

An examination of students who were deaf, dumb, and blind took place on

Washington Heights. The principal, Dr. Isaac L. Peet, gave various

interesting exhibitions of their skill and accomplishments. A blind,

deaf, and dumb boy, about fourteen years old, who had had less than a

year's instruction, was given an order to count out twenty crayons and

put them under a mat. The order was given by means of the sign language,

transmitted by feeling the motion of the hands of the person who

communicated with him. The order was correctly performed amid the

applause of the audience. A blind deaf mute also wrote several sentences

on a type-writer, and on another type-writer a deaf mute without hands

wrote by means of a stick inserted in his coat sleeve.