|Paper||University of Deseret Deaf Mute Department Student Newspaper|
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|Publisher||Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah|
|Paper||University of Deseret Deaf Mute Department Student Newspaper|
THE DESERET EAGLE. 28 THE OLDEST SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF IN THE UNITED STATES. The American Asylum at Hirtford for the education and instruction o the deaf and dumb is the oldest schoo lor deaf mutes in the United States, having beeu incorporated in 1810, and opened f r the reception of pupils iu April, 1617. It is located at Hartford, Couu. uu: receives pupils f.oji all pait of Nsw Eugland. Tje scnool Is supported partly by tbe income of us own f uuds, and partly b) the New England St.tes, each of which makes au auaual appropriation to pa lor the board and tution of those deaf-m- u e children whose parents are not able to bear this expense. With this generous aud yet simply just provision on the part of tbe several states, lor affording to tuis class of children that coin in jn school education wbicn is the conceded right of every Americau child, but which mutes cannot obtain at tueir homes, no pareu; iu New E need plead poverty as an excuse child to grow lor allowing a deaf-muup iu ignorance. No child is loo pooi to be received into the school, and when received, all are under the sanit regulations, and are g.vju tne Burnt opportunities for improvement. Tne sysUm of instruction is ekctic, speech, writing, picture, tne niauua, aiphaoet, sigas, natural action, ar ah made u?e ol to scuie mental develop -meut aud an easy use of the ELglisb language, oral &u written. Tne scuool has a corps of iliteeii trained aud i xperienced teachers, loin o. whom devote their lime to its.ruct-- i iu iu articulation aud Every child entering the school h givcu daily instruction iu articulation turougauut tne school cour&e, except jg-Ja- nd te lip-rtadi- ug. in cises where there is tailuie tt of the interests on this fund. The be formed iu youth. Entertaining and benefit to be derived from su:h private is also seen in the Miry land Instructive books should be placed in gifts School for the Deaf, wiere they have a the hands of children, as a means of superbly equipped gymnasium, whicu improving both mind aud miunerG. If nas been fitted up with money, left to a per sou grows up with a fondness for the School, by a generous friend. Who will be ti it to do something handsome books, it is rarely ever acquired in after life. It is one of tne purest sources of for our School, especially in providing us wl h a library func?-T- he Tablet. pleasure, which we have in tbe world, and one of the most unfai iug, It gives us entree into the best society, without We see by the Companion that toe of those conventionalities, which giiis readirg room has been "papered any ft tter modern social life. It enriches and carpeted" and turned over to the us with tne best thoughts of tne best Supeiinteudent for a ''private c llljt' thinkers, briugs us into intimate Fais move ve constiue to be iu the comiaiiionahip with the aris ocracy ol line of an improt miebt. We hav mind, and upeus up to us all the vas loDg thought the Minnesota scbo 1 s torts of kuowlege which have been needed only a cosy, invi i g reading accumulating duiiug the ages. Tat room iu order to mike it pericct. A id literary babk, too, is onj whic i minis- uow that the old one has been gv u ters to our happintss more and mort to the use of the Superintendent, and .s we grow in years, Few tbii gs are the spacious and costly new building more attractive than a serene old age, whu completed, it miy be gues-ecut iff, iu a measure, by growiui: good thuiis, are iu store for tue pupi s from tne busy, bus:liog of the Minnesota schoo. It bus n g iLti.miLies, world, and yet with never a feeling ol beeu a stand. ng complaint lor tne lare loueliuessor lack of occupa ion, a schools that their pupils do not read loig as ic has access to them d arold enough. Yet these fdioois aie lully friends iu tne world of lttttrf. No child- - alive to tne linpjrtance if iustillirg en need the aid of books more than into tbt ir pupils the baoit of rt aditig. ne detf, and tnere should be in ever) Schemes to this end have been devised, cfcool a well ehcted library for thtii such as the Mite. Tue trutQ is, there use. Readiig is to tnem a very e.tsen is no lack of guod literature. There U t al help, iu mastering tue dilli ulti, s ol no need for further tinkering in this huuuage, iu ppliug tQtm wi b ideas-in- line. Ti.is must by evident to tbe iu quickening their mental powers thoughtful. Ourcaool is rather mageily iquip e Children like to play. It is probab'y in this direction, aud niiuy of thi easier for most childi ea to play thau furnisn jouks neither o read Iu the nig schools wheie suiiaol nor proti able readiug Is there uot h two, three or lour hundred children West Vi ginia soin be oveut stiril, ire boused under one roof for nine who will give eignt huudred or a mouths in the year, tbe Umptaiim to Luuusaml dollars, as permanent libran play duiiug spare moments mas. be fund for tLii school, tne yearly incum very great. We are not sutliccutly up from which shall ne invested in su iabu in mathematics to 11,'ure the ix&ct oooks for the use of our deaf pupils? imouut of temptation. But our friend, In toe N mn Carolina lastuutiou thi Hants Taylor, of the Kinder, can do Kelly l.orary is not only an ornament it add weciceifu ly submit tne probl m to the School, but a source of grea to him. What we wish to fay is that pleasure and profit to both teacher a large, well lighted, well furnished and pupils. 1c is the outgrowth of b "carpeted and papered, " coy, hi me-ik- e library endowment legacy of about reading loom might act as a 1.200 J , made to the I .stitution somt counttr temptat on (how do you years ago, by a Mr. Kelly, who becam flguie it. Harris?) and induce some ol interested in the welfare of the deaf. he little ones to f on g a part ol their and took this means of doing somethiug play for a few moments perusal if the tor thr i intellectual and moral imp ove- - abuudant literature provided. Then, ment. We doubt whether any ( n i tvei too, the teachers who work then made a wiser, or more charitaole um oraius to the point of endurance over ol money. It nas alread) accomplished uch deep subj cis as "How soon cau a great deal of good, and its measuures I get done and leave my pupils to the uf usefulness will continue to increase euder care of ths supervisor," might as the years glide by. The Library has tinditaieli f to drop into the parlor-readirj- g even now attained very creditable room now ai d then, chat wi h and is being added to and encourage the little ones in their proportions, A tistc ol reading is one which hould -- d 1 d iiu.Jiove. Connected wi nine school are ups, iu which the boys are taught cabiutt-makiu- g and hboe makiL&r. Thus, while they are puulug tutlr education in frchool, they aie acquiring also a trade, by wbici ihty can tarn a comfortable suppoi t after leaving school. The girl receive instruction in sewkg and iu some of the minor details of housekeeping, aud are taught to form habits of industry and economy. The graduates of this school are found all over New England, iudustriou, and respected citizens. Prof Job Williams, who is recognize id as one of the loremost instructor of the deaf is the principal. Ex. year by year, by a judicious expenditure iff rts to read. -- self-supportin- g The Banner.