MINTARO, July 28.—The Mintaro Literary and Debating Society held a meeting in the institute hall last evening. The President (Mr. M. A. Kelly) presided over a large gathering. The programme was ‘An evening with Dickens.’ An overture was played by Mrs. M. Kelly. A biographical sketch of ‘Dickens’ was given by Mr. Kelly, and readings from ‘Domby & Son’ by Mr. W. J. Martin, from ‘The Old Curiosity Shop’ by Mr. W. E. Martin, and from ‘Pickwick Papers’ by Messrs. Paul, Hunter, and March. A duet was contributed by Misses Tickle and Jamieson.