Anecdotes of the Deaf A Brave Defender
After reaching our encampment (at Jenin in Palestine) our dra...
A Dumb Dog
A deaf and dumb lady living in a German city, had, as a co...
Half A Score Deaf Mutes
On Tuesday evening last the Stamford Corn Exchange was crowde...
Mr. James Wyllie (the Herd Laddie), the greatest living draug...
A Deaf Mute's Heroism
About five o'clock on Sunday afternoon several gentlemen s...
Julia Brace, a deaf, dumb, and blind woman, who died in Augus...
Deaf And Dumb Boy And His Mother
Zachariah was a deaf and dumb boy, thirteen years of age, who...
One of the best educated and most distinguished deaf mutes wa...
A Thought Of The South Sea Islanders
Among some of the islands of the South Sea the compound word ...
Entertainment By Deaf And Dumb
The inhabitants of Mansfield had some most enjoyable meetings...
A Cat Assisting A Deaf And Dumb Woman
The chill wind was moaning, the rain falling drearily, and da...
The Scriptures And The State Of The Deaf And Dumb
"Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are ...
Fatal Accident To A Deaf And Dumb Bride On The Day Of Marriage
The following is taken from the Manchester Mercury and Harrop...
Speed Of Manual Spelling
In reply to a question "What is the number of words a good...
At the great Exhibition in 1851 there was exhibited a set of ...
A Deaf And Dumb Sculptor
There has just been placed outside St. Saviour's Church, for ...
A Clever Gymnast
Walter Stevens, a member of the British Mission to the Deaf a...
Rapid Bicycle Travelling
Yesterday week a young man named Sydney Cornwall, of Coventry...
Royal Scottish Academy Exhibition For 1880
John S. Rennie Reid, a young Aberdeen lad, now resident in Ed...
A Will Made By Pantomime
The Supreme Court of Maine recently, after a six days trial, ...
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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