Anecdotes of the Deaf Observations Of Deaf & Dumb Children
A gentleman called to see some little deaf and dumb girls who...
The Deaf And Dumb Both Heard And Spoke
Vincent Ogden was recently charged with begging, under the pr...
A Dumb Dog
A deaf and dumb lady living in a German city, had, as a co...
One of the best educated and most distinguished deaf mutes wa...
A Deaf And Dumb Boy And His Brother
Brownlow Harrison, a bright little boy who had spent a few ye...
Speed Of Manual Spelling
In reply to a question "What is the number of words a good...
His Right Name
In a letter received by the head master at the Deaf and Dumb ...
Causes Of Deaf-mutism
The intermarriage of blood-relations is doubtless one cause. ...
Faith Cometh By Hearing
A deaf and dumb Lady said that the first time she went to chu...
The Queen And The Deaf And Dumb
Not far from Osborne House, Isle of Wight, there lives a poor...
Cork Temperance Exhibition
The following were won by deaf mutes:--Both certificate and p...
A Deaf And Dumb Boy Not Afraid To Die
Bernard Grimshaw, a little deaf and dumb boy, lay seriously i...
An Amusing Story
Here is an amusing story hailing from Munich. During the past...
United States Of America
The Tenth Census Report of the U. S. of America for 1880 cont...
Deaf Dumb And Blind
An examination of students who were deaf, dumb, and blind too...
A Will Made By Pantomime
The Supreme Court of Maine recently, after a six days trial, ...
Mr. James Wyllie (the Herd Laddie), the greatest living draug...
Helen Silvie was a Scotch girl. She was born in the villag...
A poor old deaf man resided in Fife; he was visited by his mi...
Poor Sam Tranter
The lot of the uneducated deaf and dumb in this world is a pi...
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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