On Monday evening, a very interesting lecture was delivered in the large room of the Carlile Institute, Meltham, by Mr. John Jaques, of Liverpool, whose subject was "From ocean to ocean." The chair was taken by Mr. W. Tunstall. The lecture was illustrated by a number of splendid views, thrown on the canvas by an oxy-hydrogen lantern, embracing the towns and cities of Canada, the beautiful scenery of the Rocky Mountains, and British Columbia. The lecturer, having visited these parts several times, gave a very vivid description of them, interspersing his remarks with humorous anecdotes. The room was filled with a most appreciative audience. The Rev. J. Johnson, curate of Meltham Mills, moved a vote of thanks to the lecturer. This was seconded by Dr. Haigh. A vote of thanks having been given to the chairman the meeting terminated.