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THE POLYNESIAN, DECEMBER 5, 1857.
In reading the report of the Ecclesiastical
Council," which we quote in another column from the
Friend of Dec. 1, our first impulse was to laugh out
right at the pompous attitude and high sounding name
assumed by this, the latest Ikiumenico -Ecclesiastical
Council of which history make3 mention. InToluntari
lj " The Kirk's Alarm," by Burns, arose from mem
ory's depths, and we repeated :
Calrin's sons, Calvin's sons, seize your sp'ritual guns,
Ammunition you never can need,
Tour heart are the stuff, will be powther enough,
And your sculls are storehouses o' lead."
There is schism in the Fort Street Church, there is
flatter in its pews, there is wrangling in the vestry,
there is scandal about the town. The church (that is
the noisy few) acting out the maxim,
" That grace is founded in dominion,"
had rebelled against its pastor, and this Ecclesiastical
Counoil" is called in to settle the matter, which they
da by accepting the resignation of the Pastor and de
claring the situation vacant In other words, and to
paraphrase their report, they say : Reverend Brother,
you are an excellent man, an able and evangelical
preacher, we know you to be such and your whole
church and congregation "with two exceptions" endorse
the same opinion of you, but you see in short the
"circumstances of a nature to call forth feeling3 of
Christian sorrow," to which we allude in our report,
b the simple fact, that your church, is affected by a
chronio disease which from time to time impels it to
tear its clothes and expose itself; a judgment upon it
perhaps, but which no Taylor could prevent, and which
you are not Strong enough to resist. AYe approve of
your course in resigning your situation, rather than
remaining a stumbling-block to the faith of those two
or three who are now troubling Israel. Still we would
not wish to be considered uncharitable, for it may be
that your opponents have
44 lights where better eyes are blind,
A3 pigs are said to see the wind."
B, ut to be brief; as your withdrawal seems to cause such
a lively regret in a very great number of your
church and congregation, it is a capital opportunity for
them to practice that christian resignation and for-
bearanoe, of which we all stand so much in need, and
wo therefore improve it by declaring your pastoral
While we observe that the Council recommends the
ablicatei pastor " to their Christian bretheren," they
hita not a word of consolation or approval for the
widowed and bereaved church. Surely this omission
is a sharper censure than aught that we can pen.
Rumors upon the successor of Mr. Strong are vague
ani contradictory, and we will not hazard a conjecture.
Saturday last, the 28th of November, being the anni
versary of the date when the independent sovereignty
of these islands was recognized by the governments of
Great Britain and France, their Majesties the King and
Qaeen entertained at dinner the Chancellor of the King
dom and Mrs. Allen, the Minister of Foreign Relations,
the Commissioner of France, the Commissioner of the
United States and Mrs. Gregg, Miss Miller, the Honor
able Miss LydiaPaki, Governor M. Kekuanaoa, Captain
Davis, U. 8. N., Captain Meacham R. N., Mr. and Mrs.
Bates, the Consul of the United States and Mrs. Pratt,
the Consul of Chile and Mrs. Everett, and his Majesty's
From the Friend
In accordance with letters-missive from the Fort
Street Church, in Honolulu, Sandwich Islands, and
their pastor, Rev. J . D. Strong, an Ecclesiastical Coun
cil was convened at their house of worship, Nov. 24th,
1857, for the purpose of considering the expediency of
of dissolving the pastoral relationship of Mr. Strong
to said church.
The Council was composed of the following mem
bers, viz : From the First Native Church, Rev. E. W.
Clark, pastor, and John Ii, delegate ; from the Second
Native Church, Rev. Lowell Smith, pastor ; from the
Bethel Union Church, Rev. Samuel C. Damon, pastor,
and Geo. M. Robertson, delegate. Also, Rev. A. Bish
op. Mr. Bishop was chosen Moderator and Mr. Da
The Council wa3 opened with prayer by Rev. S. C.
Mr. Strong's letter to the church, of the 4th of July
last, tendering his resignation, and a resolution passed
at a meeting of the Church on the 19th of October,
accepting said resignation, and requesting the Commit
tee, appointed for that purpose, to unite with Mr.
Strong in calling a Council to dissolve the pastoral re
lationship, were severally read and submitted. Mr.
Strong, on his own behalf, and Judge Andrews, as
Committee of the Church, also stated briefly and in
general terms, the reasons which led the respective
parties to desire a separation. J
Whereupon, the Council unanimously resolved, that
the documents and verbal statements laid before them
were of such a character as to show satisfactorily to
their minds that the further continuance of the rela
tionship now subsisting between the parties could not
be productive of good to either pastor or people, nor
tend to the up-building of the cause and Kingdom of
our Lord and Savior ; and that therefore, the pastoral
relation of Mr. Strong to the Fort Street Church is, in
accordance with their mutual desire, declared to be
In coming to this determination, the Council deeply
sympathising with both pastor and people, cannot for
bear to express their heartfelt regret at being called
upon to put an end to so important a connection, after
the lapse of so brief a period from the time of its for
mation, and under circumstances of a nature to call forth
feelings of Christian sorrow.
The Council takes pleasure in recommending Mr.
Strong to their Christian brethren, wherever he may
be led to sojourn, as an able and evangelical minister of
the Gospel. ,
A. BISHOP, Moderator.
S. C. DAMON, Scribe.
The following Resolution which we also copy from
the Friend, wa3 passed unanimously, "with two excep
tions" by one of the largest meetings of the Fort Street
Church and Congregation.
" Resolved, That we appreciate and greatly value the
pulpit abilities of our Pastor, the Rev. J. D. Strong,
that we have entire confidence in his character, both
as a minister and a man, and deeply regret that any
train of circumstances, over which we have no control,
should lead to his separation from us."
By A. P. EVERETT.
GENERAL SALE AT THE ROOM,
TUEDSAY, Dec. 8.
Rare chance for a Permanent Investment!
LARGE SALE OF
VALUABLE REAL ESTATE !
ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, Br UK.vt.tt. ur inr.
Attorney of the Heirs of the late JOHN ROBSON, will be
Bold all the valuable property belonging to the said Estate, con
Tbe Slone Dwelling House
Now occupied by L. U. Anthon, Esq., on the corner of Beretania
and Garden streets, being 103 feet on Beretania street, 85 feet
on the northerly side, 116 feet on land adjoining the Catholic Mis
sion, and S5J feet on Garden street. Upon the premises is a large
two-story stone house, containing eight rooms, with all the neces
sary outhouses. Cost, in March, 1S54, $7000 ; and subsequently,
water laid on from the government pipes.
That valuable property now occupied by Mr. P. C. Ducorron, on
the corner of Beretania street and street ruuning up lowarus
;unch Bowl, containing 556 fathoms 29 feet, more or less, upon
which is a large
1 Onestory "Wooden House.
Containing five rooms ; also, a COTTAGE, containing two rooms
and outhouses. The buildings are nearly new, anu au in guou
ordr. with a supdIv of eood water upon the premises, and cost
in April, 1S53, f 2200, since which extensive outlays have been
That nroDertv situated on the corner of notel and Alakea streets,
opposite the Government Offices, and now occupied by Mrs. Wil
liam Paty, upon which is a
One-story Wooden House
Containing eight rooms and the necessary outhouses. Cost in
December, 1S53, $5400; and subsequently supplied with water from
the government pipes.
That valuable property situated on the Nuuanu Road, opposite the
residence of E. 0. Hall, Esq., and containing 1 45-100 acres, and
now occupied by Joseph Jackson, tsq., being the most tfeligutiui
location i n the valley, with a convenient
i One-Mtorr House
Containing six rooms and all the requisite outbuilding?. The
buildings are all nearly new and in good order, and cost in 1S54,
j SALE POSITIVE, and will commence with the property now
occupied by Mr. Ducorron, at lO o'clock, A. M. Titles free
simple and unincumbered.
i For further particulars apply to the Auctioneer, at his office,
and for inspection, to the occupants of the several premises.
Honolulu, November T6, lHOi.
THE GREATEST ATTRACTION EVER
OFFERED IN HONOLULU!
A rcry poor Compliment.
The Advertiser thiuks that if the Polynesian had
heea less intellectual it would have been more apprecia
ted in this community, and implies that it, the Adver
tiser, has increased its circulation by decreasing its intel
lectuality. We do not deny the fact, but surely, 0
Advertiser.' there are times when a suppresio veri
would be more politic than the expression of that
which cannot be stated, if true, without hurtin: the
telf-loTe of your readers, and which, if false, amounts
to , a gratuitous insult.
W;&,a tact and savoirfaire that marks the gentleman,
and an indcfatigabiUty of energy that marks the busi
ness man, Mr. Risley gives a Select Performance this
anemoon at 3 o'clock, xn order to rive lalies and
children an opportunity to witness at ease the suroass-
g feats exhibited at the abav.e . place of nmnnt
We understand that. the Court has been invited, and
also the Captains and officers of. the men-of-var in port.
Our neighbor complains over, "the want of mqre
wnarves , ana though he knows full well-that tU new
esplanade. has been occupied throuzh its entire Wtf,
so far as finished, to. relieve this want of wharv wt
he cannot squeeze out a word .of acknowledgment
of the benefits it has conferred. " Qjre a bera
r- The Mail for the U. 8. and EuropV.eaTfs next
Arrival of the It is Icy Family ! !
The World-Renoirucd Rilcy Family and the
Inimitable INDIA-RUBBER MAN,
THE COMBINATION OF VERSATILITIES AND IX
credible Aerial aud Classical Performances of these een-
tlemen have astonished and delighted three fourth of the
Will be given for the first time,
A GRAND BURLESQUE,
THE HirPODItOME AND CIRCUS ! !
ii their TRICOLORED PAVILION, on the CORNER OP
NUUANU AND BERETANIA STREETS.
The public are assured that the world-renowned feat of the-
PEDESTAL ACT, by Monsieur Devani, will hq positively
performed tnis evening.
The strictest decorum will be observed, and orJer enforced
Boxe, $1 53; Parquet, $1. Seats can be secured at the
Box Office, opposite the Pavilion.,, from 10 A.M. ta 9 P. M.
Doors open at 7 o'clock Performances to commence at 8.
All business communications for the establishment must be
addressed to Crr. Wilder,. at the " Hotel de France."
Tkasuker.. - Captain Wilber.
Leader of the Orchestra, Mr. DrcKERsox. 30
GRAND DAY PERFORMANCE.
In order to give Ladies and Children an opportunity of wit
nessifi? the Wonderful and Agtonndin? nerfitrm.inrea nf thi
above Troupe, the management has set apart for this, purpose
THIS AFTERNOON, DEC, 5.
The Programme will be of the moft recherche description
For n:irri(-n lai i of which, spp hill.- nf the riav.
J 7 ' J -
A new arrangement of the Seats, for tbe especial comfort
ana acco nmoaatioiioi Ladies, has been made.
THE A. NO. 1 CLIPPER BRIGANTINE
registered 210 tons, William Pirtreath
Parties desirous of making shipments direct
to Europe or to the United States will find this a good oppor
Application to he made to the Captain onboard, or at the
II ihI son's uay company utace.
Honolulu, 2Cth Nov., 1857. 30-tf
U. S. Ship St. M&rtV,
Honolulu, Oct. 13, 1857. 5
TT HEREBY give notice that I shall npt
1L hold myself lesponsible for the payment of debts
incurred by the crew of this ship without authority.
CHARLES, HENRY DAVIS,
JOHN F. COLBURN, Auctioneer.
ANOTHER EVENING SALE ! !
THIS EVENING, Dec. 5, at 1)4 o'clock, at Sales Room, will be
sold FURNITURE, BOOKS, PICTURES, k FANCY GOODS.
EX "ANTILLA," FROM BREMEN.
French Green Peas,
French Fruits, in syrup,
Loaf Sugar, in cases,
Crushed Loaf Sugar, in half-barrels,
Black Pepper, in bags,
White Peiper, in bags.
And a variety of European produce, for sale by
29-tf SAVIUUE K MA l
ALL. PERSONS indebted to the Katale of the
late JOHN C. CLARK, of Waiiuku, Alaui, are hereby re
quested to settle their accounts immediately ; and all persons
having claims against the estate, are requested to present them
for payment immediately. JOHN D. HAVEUKOST,
Waiiuku, Oct. 1857. 26-tr Administrator.
Just Received !
4 D FOR SALE L.OVV, by the undersigned
ri. Rolls Gold and White French Paper,
ii Velvet Border,
Kegs French Zinc Paint,
Linen Summer Hats (new style).
Tierces California Salmon,
Hlf bhls Herring,
Bbls. Hams (N estpblia).
Honolulu, Oct. 24, 1857.
J. C. SPALDING
Cargo for the Spring Season
THE Al BRITISH BRIG " ANTILLA," 283 tons register,
was to leave Liverpool not later than October 1st, with
a full and complete cargo expressly selected fer this market.
Amongst the goods are
loO Tons Liverpool Salt,
15 Pig Iron, No. J,
An assortment of English Prints, Clothes, Clothing, Shirts,
and Dry Goods generally, samples expected by an early mail.
r or particulars, ajply to
29-tf ROBERT C. JANION.
rpiIE nn!eriznel hnrins been appointed br
JL the Court ot Probate, Administrator to carry out the pro
visions ot the will ot tne late Airs. E. M. Rogers, and admin is
ter upon the estate, gives notice hereby to all persons havinz
claims against said Estate, to forward the same to him on or
before the 1st December next; and all persons indebted tosaid
Estate are hereby called r n to make immediate pa ment to tbe
unaersiguea. u. r. JUDD. Administrator.
Oct. 22, lt57. 25-2m
if NOW ALL S1EN Til T I HAVE APPOINTED IY
V. partner, Mr. Ernt Krull my true andjawful attorney
uunng my aDsence troni tnis Kingdom.
Honolulu, Nov. 9th, 18..7. 30-41 EDWARD MOLL
1 LL PERSONS ARE HKRKBY CAUTIONED AOAINST
1. trusting LOUIS LKPAKT on account of the undersigned, the
said Louis Lepart being no longer employed at the French Hotel.
8-t (Signed,) V. CHANCEREL.
Chronometer, Watchmaker and Jeweler,
LAHA1NA, AIAL'I, S. I.
AVINli NOW PERMANENTLY LOCATED MYSELF
in my new building at Lnhaina. I would resoectfullv in
form masters of ships that I a.c, fully prepared to repair and
rate chronometers by a first-rate transit inxtrumenl; also par
ticular attention will be given to the repairing of Watches,
Clocks and Nautical Instrument. Having. bu engaged fur
many years in the first establishments of Europe and America,
I trust to give satisfaction. All, work warranted. ' ' 3-it
THAT VALUABLE TRACT. OF LAND PITU
atid in Manoa Vallev. rjulonvinn. tn t). ufit. nrt nr
j y - w V. rm .
1 j i L".r . -
nugcrs, aeceaseu, upuu wuicn is a vooaeo House of respecta
ble dimensions. Persons desirous of leasing the above will
negotiate with the undw-igned. G. P. JUDP,
Administrator of the estate of E. M. Rogers, deceased.
Oct. 22, 1857. 25 If
TO RP. SDTn hv nnhl
New Esplanade, on the 13th of May, ;j
the leases of ground lots for One HUn,
Years, (the rate to be adjusted equitabh
appraisers mutually chosen at the
every twenty-five years,) of six lots, tfl
built upon of incombustible material
cording to a plan to be seen at the offip
Mr. R. A. S. Wood, Superintendent ofp I
The six lots extend in line from then
ises of Messrs. James Kobinson &. Co. t
an esplanade in front of 143 feet wide, a!
the margin of which goods can be lack
Purchasers of the ground lots will
pay only the rent of each lot, quane
semi-annually or annually, as may be ar-
ed on the day of sale; and in the mate
and style of their buildings to conform to
general plan laid down by the Govern-
which has for its object uniformity in an;.
ance, the convenience of the public,
safety from fire.
The six lots are of the following di-
sions, viz : 4 lots, eacn uu teet tronta
145 feet deep; 2 lots, each 58 feet fret
by 145 feet deep.
TO BE SOLD ALSO, on the same.
the leases of nine ground lots for the
period, in rear of the marine lots, and i
between the premises of James Robiasc.
Co. and Fort Street, the plans and drw
of which can be seen at the office of the
perinlendent of Public Works, and t
offices of Messrs. A. P. Everett and J
Minister of the IntenV
Licenses expiring in December, 185'
Retail Store. 1st F. Steel, 2nd C. P. Samsuiir k fa.T:
clinn, 15th Geewoo A Co., 11th Melchers & Co., l'ith H.G.-J
II. Mclntyre 10th II. Clark, Hawaii.
Y tctutiUina. 3rd M. Humphreys.
JIauking. 18th 31. Kekuanaoa, 80th MunpUi, US I
Kauai. 24th Nihoa, do., 30th Keahikui, Hawaii.
JIoUl. 13th G. W. Hought&iling, 15th J. Booth.
Retail Spirit. 31st . Steel.
Billiard Sitloon 3rd II. Turton, Lah&ina.
Boat.Soa. 94 k 95.
Horse. No9. 157 to ICO Included.
ONE EXPRESS A"D LU3IBER WAG0X;
One Carriage, Harness anJ Pole;
One Double Harness;
One Break Gig and Harness;
Three Carriage Horses;
Three Dray do.
Two Hand Carts;
One splendid Chronometer at D. N. FlitnerV;
Two Yawl Boats;
On Wh.! Rrflf. Slp Jtp
ADply to J. I.
Honolulu, Dec. 8, 15T.
SAVAGE & MAY,
HAVE RECEIVED FROM LONDON EX. " ELIZAB
TER." Prime Wiltshire Bacon,
Prime t.'heshire Cheese,
Prime Wiltshire Cheese,
Candied Orange Peel,
Candied Citron Peel,
White Wine Vinepnr,
Robinson.' Patent Barley,
Robinson's Patent Groats, '
Tapioca in 1 Jb. Bottles,
Clores in 1 lb. do.
King Street, Dec. 4th, 1S57. .
TIIE ELECTION OF REPRESENTATIVES ANT) SUPB
of Road9 will take place on the first Monday
next. It being the duty of the undersigned by la'
the places In the seTeral election districts on the li
I hereby appoint the following for the ensuing electios p
For the 1st Election District, at the new Court Hoa.-
For the 2nd Election District, the School Houk, z
and the School House in Pmkai, Waianae. , ..
For the 3d Eection District, the School House near'
ant sto.ne meeting ouse in Waialua. . -.
For the 4th Election District, the School Houe a
iauioa. , ri
For.ihe.5th Rection District, the School noufl
near thejprotestant meeting house. jr'T0'
Honolulu, Dec..2, 1857. J,
New Goods Ex. "Elizabeth Bart.
NOW LANDJ0, DIRECT FROM LOSDOS ; Sfl
order, and for sale at the old stand of tt y t
among which will be found an assortment o f ,
chosen expressly for Foreign Ladies.' '
As regard prices please call and e. m
80-tf , FKA5CX3 SPKSW f