—Continental at Mintaro.—
On Monday evening, November 13, a continental was held at the home of Mr. D. H. Power, in aid of the Anglican Church, Mintaro. The attendance was a large and appreciative one and the proceeds are a substantial aid to the church. A varied programme of instrumental and vocal musical and dramatic efforts was ably carried out, by the Misses Robins, Parsons, and Ward, and Messrs. Dempster, Parsons and Beeton. Miss Norman, as fortune teller, was also a great attraction to those who wished to pry into their future. The beautiful house and lawn were gaily decorated with flowers and lit up with numerous Chinese lanterns and acetylene lamps, and looked charming. Everybody seemed happy and to thoroughly enjoy the outing, the programme, and the bountiful supper provided. Mr. F. H. Weston, proposed a well-deserved vote of thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Power and those who took part in the programme for the treat they had given the public. Mr. Power suitably responded.
Farmers are just commencing hay making. There are some magnificent crops in the district, the late rains just suiting this part, have brought the crops on wonderfully. The late frosts have damaged some of the crops, but to what extent cannot yet be ascertained.