Female Institute Soiree.
On Easter Monday the first soiree of the Netherton Female Educational Institute, in connection with the Mechanics' Institute, was held in their large room. This society has only been in existence a few months, but it now numbers 70 members, and these, along with their teachers and friends, sat down to an excellent tea, after which the whole company visited the residence of the Rev. G. Hough, incumbent of South Crosland, who is president of, and takes a great interest in, the institute. After promenading in the grounds, the rev. gentleman accompanied them back to the school-room at Netherton, when a rich intellectual treat was enjoyed. The rev. gentleman took the chair, and gave out a hymn, which was sung, and then made some very interesting remarks relative to the society. Encouraging and appropriate addresses were given by the Rev. Mr. Ince, incumbent of Meltham Mills ; Joe Wrigley, Esq., Netherton ; and others. The members of the choral society were present, and added greatly to the pleasures of the audience by performing some choice selections from Haydn's "Creation," which were executed in such a manner as to draw forth the a probation of the company, and especially in the fine chorus, "Sing unto God." The proceedings throughout were of a most interesting character, and could not be otherwise than gratifying to the friends of popular education here. The evening's pleasures were concluded by singing the National Anthem.