12 MAY 1866, Page 3

The annual general meeting of the Associs.tion for Promoting - the

General Welfare of the Blind is to be held at St. James's Hall next Tuesday, at half-past two p.m., when many eminent anen are to speak, including Professor Fawcett, the member for Brighton, who as the only representative of the blind in the House -of Commons—we do not mean to imply any moral or intellectual charge against Brighton—must know more than most men both -of the privations of the blind and the extent to which those pri- vations may be braved and, more or less, effectually remedied. _Mr. Swanson, a blind musician, is to play on the organ, but Mr. Fawcett will be the true organ of the Blind, and we trust the rueeting will be more than usually successful.