Mutual Improvement Society

Mintaro, July 13.— The opening social in connection with the Mintaro Mutual Improvement Society was held in the institute last Friday evening. The building was well filled, and an enjoyable programme was presented. A pianoforte duet by the Misses Talbot and Mortimer opened the entertainment; then followed an address from the president, the Rev. W. A. Langsford. Mr. Fitzgerald recited a selection from ‘Othello,’ Miss E. Fry sang ‘In old Madrid,’ Miss Tickle sang ‘The blue Alsatian mountains,’ while Miss Priaulx had to respond to an imperative encore for her singing of ‘Waiting.’ The proceedings were concluded by comic recitations from Messrs. Fitzgerald and Beal.—On Monday evening, at the Mintaro Wesleyan Church, the Rev. J. Young Simpson, on behalf of the home missions, delivered a lecture entitled ‘Crotchety grumblers.’ Mr. Fitzgerald recited ‘Little Dombey’s death’ and ‘The bridge of sighs.’