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An interesting story, entitled " Four Dreams," is published on tho fourth page of this issue.

A letter by Mr Adam Laybourue, condemning the inquisitorial character of the forms issued under the Property Tax, and other correspondence in type, prepared for this eveuiug's issue, are unavoidably crowded out by the long reports of political meetings. They will appear on Monday.

A man named Treewhcllar was arrested tin's niorniug iv town, suspected of having committed the robbery at the Pokcno station, lie walked from Pokeno to Auckland after the event.

The choir of St. James's Presbyterian Church has announced a concert to be given on Thursday evening 'next, in Ilie Hall, in aid of the building fund. Tho coucerts previously given in aid (if this object by the choir have all been of a most successful nature, and it is anticipated that the present one will bo quite equal if not superior in point of merit to its predecessors. A very attractive programme has been prepared for the occasion. It includes two songs, "Village Blacksmith" and "Simon tho Cellarer," by Mr John Keid. Two songs "Last Rose of Summer" and " Auld Robin Grey" by Mrs Mitchell, and songs by Missoa Mercer, Ratclifle, and McMillan. Mrs Mitchell and Mrs McCoskrie will sing the fluct "Homo to Our Mountains." There will also bo several glees and part songs by the choir. We understand that a considerable number of tickets have already been disposed of.

Mr. James 13. Kcone's thirteen racehorses are on their way to England on board the same Transatlantic steamer. The two old horses, American Spendthrift and Lord Murphy, have each of them cost above £3.000. Lord Murphy's career on the British Turf will be watched with i-itercst, as he is a purely American-bred horse. Spendthrift is tho son of an imported Australian, who is himself the son of West Australian. All the other horses are two-year-olds, bred in Kentucky. When Mr. Kccnc's horses arrive at Newmarket there will be about one hundred and fifty foreign horses in training there. —"Truth."

A committee of tho City Council is at present considering the advisability of having the Fire Brigade Station and various parts of the city connected by an electric wire. Were this done, the locality of a (iro would be known at the station immediately after the alarm was given. His proposed to divide the city and suburbs into eleven districts, and have a separate electric box for each. These boxes are so conHtiuctod, that by simply turning a crank, tho district "In which theoutbrcak has occurred, is instantly announced at headquarters. The Superintendent of the Fire Brigade and1 the City Surveyor, have already recommended sites for the various boxes.

The Loyal United Friends announce a grand ball on Monday evening next, in tbo Newton Masonic Hall.

A pleasing lime-light entertainment was given last evening in the largo room of the Young Men's Christian Association by Mr Percy Smalllield. The pictures represented scenes in Ireland, which were described pleasantly by Mr Small field in his peculiarly familiar and lucid manner. The school children sang a number of hymns at intervals, Mr Jones accompanying on the piano.

The following tenders have been received at Mr Baber's office for tho One Tree Hill Board : —Brinsou and Stokes, £128; Robertson, £9S ; Williams and Cheeseman, £75 ; Woolley, £55 ; Burke, £50 ; O'Connor, £46 ; Heath and Monks, £44; Beatty, £39; Bricrly, £37, The Board accepted Brierly's tender.

Sunday services to-morrow at the Auckland churches and chapels are announced in another place. Sermons in aid of the Wesleyan Foreign Missions at Graftonroad by the Key. G. Bond. Evening service at the Theatre Royal at the usual hour.

A service of sacred song will be given to-morrow afternoon at the Old Peoples' Refuge, Hospital Reserve, at 3 o'clock Friends are invited. A collection will be made in aid of the Fruit Mission.

Those persons who have not paid the land tax, (which fell due on April Ist,) are warned that on Tuesday next summonses will be issued. A large number paid their taxes yesterday but there aro still many defaulters.

Sermons in aid of the Foreign Missions will be preached in all the Wesleyan Churches in Auckland, to-morrow. At Pittstreet, Rev, Dewsbury at 11, and Rev. W. Morley at G. 30; in the Grafton lload Church, Key G. Bond morning and evening. On Tuesday evening the missionary meeting will be held at Pitt-street schoolroom, and on Wednesday evening at Grafton Road At each meeting addresses will be delivered by ministers and other friends. Collections in aid of Mission Fund.

Re-opening service in connection with the New North Road Weleyan Church will be held to-morrow. Sermons as follows :— Morning, at 11, by Rev. W. Morley ; afternoon, at 2.30, by Rev. Geo. Bond; evening, at 6.30, by Mr Brooke. The opening soiree will be held on Thursday, 27th inst., at half-past six o'clock. This church has been enlarged and beautified to meet tlie growing wants of the people, as the place was getting too small for the worshippers.

Wo are informed that the Rechabite Anniversary Soiree promises to be the most succcisful this society has held for several years past. We notice the committee have secured as chairman, a. gentleman well known for bis sympathy with benevolent institutions, and speakers of a high order iv the temperance, as well as religious, world. The catering is in competeut hands, some of the best locn' talent are assisting in the musical part of the programme. These attractions', combined with tho low price of tickets, will no doubt till St, James's iJall to ovorllowiug on Monday evening.

On Monday evening the Choral Society will give a Grand Concert in tho Choral Hall in aid of the organ fund. A highly attractive programme lias buen arranged which Includes solos, glees, and part-ongs, and instrumental selections for the band. As Monday is the anniversary of Her Majesty* Birthday the concert will loyally open with the National Anthem, rendered by the full strength of band and chorus. This will be followed by an overture by the l> and, for which three other pieces have also been pclccled. The partsongsaro four in number, tJieir titles being : " I'lie Three Chafers," "The Miller's Daughter," " Lovo aud Winp," and " The Hunter's Farewell." Of tho .solos, not the least noticeable is " London ISridge," which will bo sung by the lady amateur who rendered it so successfully at the Lome-street Hall at the recent annual meeting of tho fiiends of the Neglected Children's Home. The spirited lyric c mimoniosthus :—

I'roiul aid lowly, beggar and lord, Orer tli-> bridge they i;o ; Ka«a and velvet, fottw an la word, l JovurLy, pomp, and woo. LeuKhinK. wooptnsr, hucylim rtvor, Hour by hour they erowJ a'onx, Wliilo Imlow tho »hiaiu« rivor Sink's thorn ii'l a mocking tontj. Hurry alonar, sorrow and hou •,, Ail is vanity 'noath tho sun ; Ycvoluihl r<iftti, :o tho world wn;?, Unlil tho river no more shall tun.

Mtn Mitchell will sing in her usual finished manner the iccitative andjair by Wallace, "Scenes that are brightest." A. "wo songs, "Battle PrayFr'*' "nnV~" *tT\c Young Uceruit," the lirst being naturally grave ami solemn, while tho latter is full of bolilncs and life, Against the name of another gentleman amateur Is placed Gounod's favourite, "Nazareth." Judging from the successes attained by the Choral Society in tlie past, and from tho selection*! placed upon the present programme, a very enjoyable evening may hi anticipated by lovers of high-class music.

A most successful social gathering in connection with tha Eden dancing class was held last evening at tho Masonic Hall, Newton. The room was decorated with lla.'s kindly supplied for (ho occasion from Loch Dee. There were about fifty young people of both sexes present, and a very enjoyable evening was spent. Dancing commenced at nine o'clock, and was continued until an early hour this morning. •Several souks, &c., were given in the intervain, while those of the visitors disinclined or unable to dance amused themselves with chess, draughts, and otherinterestinggames. MrJ. "W. Pooley efficiently discharged the ditties of M. C, and Messrs Reid and Davis supplied the dance music. The catering was done by Mr Wright, confectioner, of Queen-street, and the manner in which he fullilleJ his contract gave general satisfaction.

The llcv. Charles Melville Pym will give a XJible reading at the usual meeting in the Young Men's Christian Association Kooms this evening at 7.30; he will also give an address at the Sunday evening service in the Theatre .Royal.

The current number of the " New Zealand Freeman's .Journal" 13 accompanied by a lithographed illustration of the alleged apparition at the village of Knock in Ireland. Ihe drawing 13 the work of one of the Sisters of Mercy resident in Auckland, and it is certainly very clearly aud naturally executed. The figures are well aud sharply outlined, aud the church is capitally delineated.

The Rev. Charles Melville Pym (late captain H.M.'h 75th Reginieut, and who served for upwards of nine years in India during the Mutiny, &c,), who is now on a short visit to Auckland, has kindly consented to preach at All Saints Church, Poßsonby, tomorrow evening, which will doubtless attract a large congregation. Ho preaches at St Mary's Psrnell.in the morning.

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Auckland Star, Auckland Star, Volume XI, Issue 3147, 22 May 1880

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