Anecdotes of the Deaf I Must Help
The following little incident will show how interested the...
The Deaf Mute's Faith
One day a minister's servant brought a subscription book and ...
Rapid Bicycle Travelling
Yesterday week a young man named Sydney Cornwall, of Coventry...
One of the best educated and most distinguished deaf mutes wa...
Deaf And Dumb Boy And His Mother
Zachariah was a deaf and dumb boy, thirteen years of age, who...
Cleansing From Sin
Matthew Jones, a poor deaf and dumb boy, once wrote the meani...
How To Save The Rates
In a vast majority of cases where the deaf and dumb are allow...
The Right Hon W E Gladstone And The Deaf And Dumb
Mr. Gladstone, on being presented with the freedom of the Wor...
Peter Sims, a deaf and dumb boy, was walking past a large sho...
William De Courcy
This boy was educated at a Deaf and Dumb School. He was fond ...
United States Of America
The Tenth Census Report of the U. S. of America for 1880 cont...
Do The Deaf & Dumb Think Themselves Unhappy?
Two deaf and dumb scholars of the late Abbe Siccard were aske...
The Indians And Deaf And Dumb
We are quite sure the Indians were delighted by the recept...
A Will Made By Pantomime
The Supreme Court of Maine recently, after a six days trial, ...
Poor Sam Tranter
The lot of the uneducated deaf and dumb in this world is a pi...
The Deaf And Dumb Both Heard And Spoke
Vincent Ogden was recently charged with begging, under the pr...
Great Swimming Feats
1. Fourteen miles down the river with the rapid ebb tide, fro...
Grace Annable was deaf, dumb, and blind, and although her for...
A Deaf Mute's Ideas Before Instruction
The following extract from the correspondence of a deaf and d...
A Young Genius
(From the Journal of the Society of Arts, May 1, 1874.)
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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