|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. THE DEAF MUTES. trious. Jilt A YE BOSSY. We left corner of the University blok, is devoted to those unfortunate children who are deprived of the gifts of hearing and speech. A nice building has heen erected, and over titty of those unfortunates llnd a lioine there, the greater part of the year. It is well worth the trouble, to visit this wonderful place, and see the workings of the institution. A representative of tiu Sentinel paid them a visit a short time ago. On the ground floor, the kitchen, dining room, etc., are located, and also play rooms for the girls and boys. It illicit b thought that silence would reign supreme in the play rooms, but although their lingers were busy, they ran and jumped and shouted very much the same as other children. At a signal given, all was hushed and the children stood in a row and at walked into the diniugroom. Here they sealed themselves at the tables, and were apparently well instructed in the rules of politeness, for their actions at the table would have put to shann the average boarder at the restaurants. Grace was said in their own language, and the motions would have appealed to the understanding of anyone, it is truly eloquent. On the second floor are located the school rooms, and the bed rooms, are on the third. Each student has a bed to himself, and cleanliness is shown in all the appart incuts. Bath rooms are handy to the bed rooms, and cupboards are provided for keeping the clean linen, each one having his compartment. It is the object of the institution to lit each student to be able to earn his own living, and certain hours are syt apart for instruction in mechanical pursuits. A printing ollice. from which is issued the Dkskkkt Eaulk. has a number of The 27 Southwest an-othersig- j the building with a very high opinon of the work of .Mr. Metcalf and his assistants, and though the labor is second to none in the Territorv, in educational results it onlv needs a visit to satisfy the public that the means expended in this line, are bearing good fruit, and there should be no effort spared to insure its success. We advise any of our readers to spare a little time to visit the school for the deaf mutes, it is time well spent and you are sure of courteous treatment and a surprise indeed. Sentinel. Till: COW SAVKI) IIICIM ALF IJY WIIIPIMNO A (iltlZZLY UK All. "Usuallv a cow does not stand much chance when she engages in a hand-to- li and conflict with a grizzly bear," said Michael Avers, a Colorado stockman. "but several vears ago one of inv cows killed one of these animals and came out of the struggle without a scratch. The cow had recently given birth to a calf. It being her the mother was exceedingly vicious, and it was unsafe for a stranger to approach her. as her horns were long and pointed. File cattle-shehad a thatched roof, and was scooped out of the hillside a short distance from the house. One night a bear, having smelt the presence of a cow and cdf, mounted the roof of the shed and proceeded to force an entrance by scratching through the thatch. The cow at the same time detected the presence of the bear, and held herself in readiness to receive the intruder. The noise of a terrible struggle aroused me, and grabbing a lantern rushed from the house, and opening the shed door found the cow in a frantic state, butting and tossing to and fro some large object, which evidently had lost all power of resistance. It turned out to be a good-sizegrizzly, "which had been run through and through the body by the courageous mother. The little calf was nestled in a corner, sleeping peacefully, and seemed unmindful of the maternal struggle. I suppose that as soon as the bear gained an entrance through the roof, it was pinned to the ground by the cow's horns before it had time to do any damage.- Our Dumb Annuals. V lirst-bor- n. d WE CLAIM THE HE WAR I). The Lone Star Wcikly offers one hundred dollars reward lor the Institution paper that has not mentioned the name of the Philadelphia 31. D. who has created such a stir among the deaf-mutpapers. We do not think the name has ever appeared in the columns of the Hkcokd and we therefore claim the re w a rd . Mo. Jiecord. You will have to divide with us Hro. H right or else our Texas friends will have to put up another e hundred. The name of the much talked about 31. 1). has not appeared in our columns. TALKING THROUGH IIL'MAX A , BODY. This has been proved to he feasible by an experiment made in connection with two telephone central stations. When the subscribers wish to speak with one another, the 1 d - of their switch-hole- s respective lines are connected at the switch-boar- d by means of a conducting connecting cord. It was found that if boys learning the art of type setting. two connection cords were taken, one and A shoe shop with a competent teacher peg inserted into each switch-holis another feature of the institution and the other free pegs in the (previously the shoes turned out are a cradit to the moistened) hands, conversation could be boys, who are here being taught an carried on as clearly as on direct connechonorable and remunerative employ- tion bv means of a conduction cord, the ment. Hut the carpenter shop is the telephone currents in that case acting pride of the institution. .Most of the across the human body. Conversation boys are handy with tools, and appar- could also be easily carried on even ently have gained in other senses, what when a chain of several persons was they are lacking in two. We were formed, holding each other's hands, the shown a bookcase and side board, the first and last in the chain having hold work of some of the more advanced of the free pegs of the connection cords. students and were indeed works of art. This experiment proved to be a most Two of Manti's young men had a band amusing one, because it was shown to in making these articles, which by the be possible by means of the persons way took first prizes at the Territorial placed in circuit to overhear the talk of fair. conversing subscribers. Our Deaf and The girls are taught plain and fancy Dumb. sewing knitting etc. while they also receive practical work on house keeping. Some samples of their work 'Kind words are more than coronets.'' testified greatly to the ability of their Lifk is short, let us gladden all tin? teachers and pupils. All members of hearts we can. the Institute seemed happy and indus e, WHY PEOPLE BECOME DEAIV It has taken the medical world a great many years to discover that the loss of hearing is almost invariably caused by some disease of the throat or Hut very recent renose or both. searches in these fields have demostrated this fact beyond question, and it is now admitted by the more advanced medical men, that, aside from rupture of the eardrum, there is scarcely a symptom of defective hearing which is not traceable di recti to the condition of the nose and throat.' In view of the new discoveries, ear specialists are finding their occupation gone, save as they make their particular branch an assistant in further investigation. It is said that use of the is one of the most proltic smelling-salt- s causes of deafness, operating by weakening the olfactory nerves, and through them the auditory system. All strong or pungent odors should be avoided as far as possible, especially those which act upon the secreting processes, and as the popular expression goes make the nose run." - Srh uvr Siftinus.