Miuntaro, August 1870

MINTARO, August 10.
Scarcely a day passes without rain, and a large quantity of water lies in many parts of public thoroughfares, rendering them almost impassable. Trade is exceedingly inactive and money scarce. The crops, though somewhat retarded by the cold and wet, generally appear healthy.
The anniversary sermons of the Primitive Methodist Missionary Chapel were preached on Sunday by the Rev. J. Standrin. On the following evening, the meeting, Mr. Pearce, sen., presiding, was addressed by the Chairman and the Revs. Nicholls and Standrin. The proceeds, about the same as last year, were considered satisfactory under existing monetary depression.
The Wesleyans held their annual meeting in aid of the Home Mission and Church Extension Funds on Tuesday evening, Mr. H. Jolly presiding. The object was advocated by the Chairman and the Revs. Goldsmith and Barns. The amount realized was considerably in advance of last year’s receipts.