Anecdotes of the Deaf Massieu
One of the best educated and most distinguished deaf mutes wa...
A Deaf Mute's Beautiful Answer
The Rev. R. Stewart says: "I knew of a gentleman who went to ...
A Supposed Lunatic In Derby
At the Borough Police Court this morning, a man, who said ...
Cork Temperance Exhibition
The following were won by deaf mutes:--Both certificate and p...
King George Iv & The Deaf & Dumb Boy
When King George IV. visited Ireland a deaf and dumb boy dete...
A good story is told of ex-governor Magottin, of Kentucky, wh...
How To Save The Rates
In a vast majority of cases where the deaf and dumb are allow...
An Ingenious Boy
We were lately shown a curiosity in the shape of a sewing mac...
Deaf And Dumb Boy And His Mother
Zachariah was a deaf and dumb boy, thirteen years of age, who...
A Naval Chef D'euvre
Gervase Murray, a deaf and dumb young man, the son of a po...
At a meeting held in a country village in aid of the Deaf and...
Canon Farrar With The Deaf And Dumb
The Washington Post gives an account of Canon Farrar's vis...
Lord Seaforth, who was born deaf and dumb, was to dine one da...
The Little Deaf And Dumb Preacher
In a small town in Germany lived a locksmith and his wife,...
Acuteness Of Educated Deaf Mutes
One evening the senior class of girls and boys in a School fo...
Faith Cometh By Hearing
A deaf and dumb Lady said that the first time she went to chu...
Alexander Ferguson The Famous Deaf And Dumb Swimmer
Alexander Ferguson, a dock mason of Dundee, (though now in...
Dumb For Two Years
Two years ago, says the Auburn Advertizer, George Scott, one ...
Monograph Of The Colleonbola & Thysanura
BY SIR JOHN LUBBOCK, BART, M.P., &C.
This work is one of t...
Her Latest And Best
A little girl was admitted to a Deaf and Dumb Institution, an...
A Naval Chef D'euvre
Gervase Murray, a deaf and dumb young man, the son of a poor widow
living at Balbriggan, has just completed a miniature merchant ship,
which in mechanical structure, symmetrical build, and neatness of
finish, is not probably surpassed by anything of the kind to be seen in
Ireland. It has been minutely inspected by competent judges, who assert
that its tout ensemble a more perfect piece of ingenious workmanship
they have never seen; nor could the most experienced ship carpenter do
more justice to the various compartments, appendages, and riggings than
has its mute architect, with but very indifferent apparatus--a penknife,
a file, and a bradawl being the principal instruments employed in the
work. It measures exactly six feet from the figure head to the helm, and
is precisely the same extent in height from the top of the mainmast to
the keel, the width being of proportional dimensions. The materials are
all of the best description, are tastefully polished or painted where
necessary, and are so exactly fitted in every part as to baffle the
detection of any conspicuous fault whatever. It is fully manned with a
crew of little wooden men, and officers in uniform, and completely
equipped with boats, capstan, blocks, hawsers, cables, davits,
cat-heads, bars, bolts, buckets, chocks, compasses, and even three brass
cannons; in short with everything that may be seen in a large ship. She
bears the significant name of "The Star of the Sea." Had he been able to
exhibit it, as he intended, at the late Dublin Exhibition, there is no
doubt that it would have attracted considerable attention, which perhaps
might have led to a substantial recognition of merit having been awarded
to a poor dumb youth, the chief support of his widowed mother, as a
well-deserved recompense for the patience and native talent displayed in
the construction of this tiny chef d'euvre of naval art, which must have
given him an immense amount of trouble and anxiety during the two years
he has been engaged in building it.--Irish Journal.
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