12 MAY 1866, Page 2

A dinner to raise funds for the Working Men's Club

and Insti- tute Union was eaten in the Freemasons' Tavern on Thursday, the Duke of Argyll in the chair, and the purpose of the dinner was answered in the raising of a subscription Het of 260/. for this valuable institution, which has established, or helped -to establish, nearly 300 Working Men's Clubs and Institutes over the country in three years' time. The Duke of Argyll, the Earl of Lichfield, Sir John Pakington, and other great men, delivered addresses, as well as three working men not individually named, who are said to have delivered " eapital speeches."