MINTARO. April 23.—The fortnightly meeting of the Mintaro Literary and Debating Society was held in the institute hall on Monday evening. There was a large and interested gathering of members. Mr. A March presided. The programme was an ‘Australian evening,’ and the following members took part:— Miss Low, Miss Williams (who gave an essay on “Australia”), Miss Kotz, Mr. M. A. Kelly, Mr. T. Kelly, Mr. S. Worthley (who gave a biographical sketch of Harry Morant), and Mr. J. Guntre (whose contribution was a reading on Australian poets).