The entertainment last Wednesday evening was the first given this season in aid of the Mechanics' Institute, and augurs well for the future, as Ingram's Hall, for the use of which the proprietor with commendable generosity, declined to make any charge--was reasonably well filled, and the sum of over $21 was taken. With a single exception, all whose names were upon the programme are residents of the village, and the fear hitherto entertained, that local talent alone would not draw a full house, is therefore dispelled. The exception alluded to was Mr. James Gillogy, of Ops, who is an admirable singer, especially of comic songs, and who was listened to with delight and rapturously encored. The musical abilities of Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Underwood, Miss Kate Logan and Miss Powers are well known to all our readers, and they were ably assisted by Mr. Smith and Mr. Lockhart. Master Tommy Lockhart, a rising local star, sang the "Skidmore Guards" with surprising effect, considering his youth and the fact that it was his first appearance in public. Mr. Calhoun, who is famous for his recitations, gave "Mark Antony's "Address," and afterwards a shorter selection, the title of which we do not remember. There were readings by Messrs. McDougall, Sheppard, Dickson and Dr. Wilson, and it is difficulty to decide which of them did the best.
The programme was divided, as usual, into two parts, and at the conclusion of each there was a very well executed fortune teller and her dupes, and the second Faith, Hope and Charity. The young ladies who took part in this novel and attractive feature of the entertainment were Miss Caddy, Miss Burnham, Miss Iza Logan and Miss Hinda Cunningham, and at the foot of the latter, in her representation of Charity, knelt little Vernon Smith, in the act of receiving alms; but whether it was in form of coin of the realm or candy we could not distinctly perceive.