Anecdotes of the Deaf A Russian Deaf And Dumb Youth's Reply
A young Russian, of great talents, though deaf and dumb, who ...
A Mate For Laura Bridgman
Hetty Hutson lives in the city of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvan...
A Happy Death Bed
Not long ago there died in the county Wexford, in Ireland, a ...
The Little Deaf And Dumb Preacher
In a small town in Germany lived a locksmith and his wife,...
The Deaf And Dumb Both Heard And Spoke
Vincent Ogden was recently charged with begging, under the pr...
Deaf And Dumb Clergymen
In America there are four deaf and dumb clergymen working in ...
A Will Made By Pantomime
The Supreme Court of Maine recently, after a six days trial, ...
Canon Farrar With The Deaf And Dumb
The Washington Post gives an account of Canon Farrar's vis...
The Coming Mayoralty
The state coach for the Lord Mayor elect will be furnished by...
A Clever Gymnast
Walter Stevens, a member of the British Mission to the Deaf a...
Half A Score Deaf Mutes
On Tuesday evening last the Stamford Corn Exchange was crowde...
William De Courcy
This boy was educated at a Deaf and Dumb School. He was fond ...
Heroic Conduct Of A Deaf And Dumb Girl
On Tuesday last an inquest was held by Mr. Michael Fullam,...
Trades Of The Deaf & Dumb In England And Wales
The following particulars showing the trades of the Deaf and ...
Comparative Numbers Of The Sexes Of Deaf Mutes
In all countries where statistics have been compiled, the num...
Speed Of Manual Spelling
In reply to a question "What is the number of words a good...
A Deaf And Dumb Boy And His Brother
Brownlow Harrison, a bright little boy who had spent a few ye...
On entering the school room one morning, one of the little de...
A Thought Of The South Sea Islanders
Among some of the islands of the South Sea the compound word ...
A good story is told of ex-governor Magottin, of Kentucky, wh...
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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