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A Spectacle Mission

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Tho deatb Of Dt AfTUCW, t:" i'i-.i i."it oculist, glves peculiar Interest tu a .a .,ular design of phlïanthropy. Sevcral iscw Vork wouien who annually spend a Roodly portion of their time and tnoncy In sohemejt for beneflttlng their unfortunate fellow'creatures art! contempia'in;; a iosltlve novelty in this line. añil om which niight p.iradoxically be the far-Biliteil loiiceptlon of a near-sighted woman. This is nothing less tlian a 'spcctacle mission,' and lts liene.Hs will fall, not ouly on the very poer, but, indirect'.;., upon the very ignoraut in huaible life. Dr. Agnew approved It himself, and was golng to endow it wlth hls name. It Is a lamentable fact ihat jouth la becmning almost as dopendent upon eyeglasses as age; and thu incrense of tlie necessity for them among young children is also noüceable. In mosteases thetroiiblo is due to the nature of the victim's daily labor. The mlssjon would bo of especial benefit to poor seamstresses, tailors, shoemRkers, etc. In the lowest grades of the worfc The city holds thoiisands of sucji laborers to whoni the price of a good pajr of spectacles, properly fitted to the eye, means self-deuial in directions fot' a month at least, while to niany they are wholly unattainable, and the ruin of tho sight inevltably resulta. The misslon, if now started, wil! employ an oculist, and charge will be uiade for the glasses; only stlpulatlon being an introduction mi 8ome reputable party, l'liyslclaus iiuiorse tho project as a excellent one, aüd belleve that It will remedy In a considerable degree the evll noV so common among the poor, of wearlng glasses quite unsulted to the ey3 which they are eupposed to sist. - ■


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