By an Idler.
Daring the past few years Mintaro has made little or no headway; no buildings have been erected, and no new industry established. I am glad to notice that after such a lengthy state of torpor the residents are again on the move. Who would have thought six months ago that the people would hare conceived the idea of building an Institute? I am glad that they have put on a spurt, and are now desirous of keeping up with the times. An Institute will be a great acquisition to the place, and with a good library it will become a favorite resort. I notice a considerable increase in the number of residents, and many of them are new arrivals. The slate quarry gives employment to a number of hands, and as business is brisk there is still a hope for that township.