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THE POLYNESIAN, DECEMBER 5, 1857. 244 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 relation dissolved. 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. The Court 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 private Secretary. From the Friend Ecclesiastical Council 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 mon Scribe. The Council wa3 opened with prayer by Rev. S. C. Damon. 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 dissolved. 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 sisting of 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. ALSO 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 made. i also 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. ! ALSO 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, $7500. 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. GENERAL ADVERTISEMENTS RISLEY'S VARIETIES! 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. Risley'n Varieties. 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. Unzratefnl. 1 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 norse, oca. 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, MONS. DEVANI! THE COMBINATION OF VERSATILITIES AND IX credible Aerial aud Classical Performances of these een- tlemen have astonished and delighted three fourth of the world. THIS EVENING Will be given for the first time, A GRAND BURLESQUE, ENTITLED, 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. FOR CHARTER. THE A. NO. 1 CLIPPER BRIGANTINE Elizabeth Barter registered 210 tons, William Pirtreath Master. Parties desirous of making shipments direct to Europe or to the United States will find this a good oppor tunity 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, 24-tf Commander. AUCTION SALES. 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. WESTPHALIA HAMS, Bologna Sausages, Swiss Cheese, French Plums, 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 Administrator's Notice. 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, Baskets Champagne, Linen Summer Hats (new style). Tierces California Salmon, Hlf bhls Herring, Bbls. Hams (N estpblia). Honolulu, Oct. 24, 1857. J. C. SPALDING 25.tf 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, LONUO-N SORTER. lso-- 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. NOTICE 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 Notice. 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 Notice. 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. H H. WENZEL, 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 For Lease,! 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 Cn SVutljoritj). 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 lie Works. 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 embarked. 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 Colburn, Auctioneers. L. KAMEHAMEHA, 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. For Sale! 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, English Jellies, Xnglish Jams, Candied Orange Peel, Candied Citron Peel, Mulligatawny Paste, Chetaa Sauce, Worcester auce Currie Pow.der, White Wine Vinepnr, Robinson.' Patent Barley, Robinson's Patent Groats, ' Scotch Oatmeal, Valentia Almonds, Tapioca in 1 Jb. Bottles, Clores in 1 lb. do. King Street, Dec. 4th, 1S57. . Notice. 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 !