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The Pacific Commercial Advertiser fua Every Morning, Except Sunday, ?y the Hawaiian Gazette Company N. ARMSTRONG, EDITOR. .MONDAY. DECEMBER 24, 184. A. CHRISTMAS THOUGHT. 'The growing good of the world It rartly dependent on unhlstoncai acts, and that thinsrs are not w ill with you and me as they might have been, is hallowing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life and rest in un- Isited grave. Middlemarcii. S2VERC SERMON. T-no?r. Nov. 21. Mr. Gladstone, pon being asked recently what Bort of sermons lie iiKeu uew ; .7. ' in his opinion, the clergymen of the day were not as a rule severe enough upon their congregations. They do not, continued Mr. Gladstone, suffi ciently lay upon the souls and con sciences of their hearers their moral obligations, or probe their lives and bring up their whole lives to the bar of conscience. The sermons, moat needed are those similar to the one that oflended Ird Melbourne, when he complained that he was obliged to a preacher who insisted upon a man's applying his religion to his private Ute This added Mr. Gladstone, is the kind of preaching men need moat, and get least of.' " If the. great political leader of a great nation is authorized to make comments on religious matters, there is no reason whatever, why Preeldent Dole and his Cabinet should not en gage in a similar occupation. If preaching Is unsound, the citizen be comes unsound, and then the State becomes unsound, and, finally, there is a crash. It may be, therefore, a solemn obligation on Mr. Dole, and his Cabinet, to declare themselves freely on this subltct, in the hope of making better clUzens. Possibly , the subject properly, belongs to the De partment of Foreign Aflairs, and Mr. Hatch will utter a . J'dsllverance'' on the matter, and, in the promotion of higher living under this Republic, In dicate, every week, to the clergy how they can effectually bring our citizens to the "bar of conscience. " BISHOP TTTLLIS ON THE ELECTION. Bishop Willis, in a letter pub lished In the Bulletin, appears deter mined to hold that Mr. Dole is not the lawful President of the Republic, and that the Republic is like the sainted French monarch, who walked to St. Denis without any head or rather, with hb bead in his hand. His argument Is that the Conven tion had no power to elect him, and that this was conceded by several able statesmen, who were members of it. If the Bishop will pick up any stray copy of Blackatone, he will find in it a proposition of law that the principal may authorize his agent to do a thing, or he may subsequently ratify bis act, in any way which shows assent, and this assent, express or implied, is as strong and binding in law as pre vious authorization. It is this assent which has been quite satisfactory to the great Powers of the world, ex cepting only Bishop Willis. He is left to fight it out alone. He is especially distressed at the want of regularity in the matter of the elec tion; quite like the dignified English man, who suddenly met the man who ran away with his wife. "What did you do to him?" asked a friend. 11 Pon my honor, nothing. How could 1? I was never introduced to him." The Bishop will never admit that the Republic has a head, until it is put ou In his way. yimly 5opie5 war in the United EUtes respectable citizens, especially "leading states men," without much knowledge of the real situation, undertook to ad vise and criticise the Government in military matters. The Government was goaded into doing foolish things, and there was, In several instances, a criminal sacrifice of life. After a while the people learned something, and concluded to trust the Govern ment, and took it for granted that it knew more about the situation tuau men did who were not responsible for military operations The Attorney General is not lniani- hearts of the VOUnesters as you to tell us what your plans are, and the reindeers and the chimney we ataud hy you.' Unf1 nothin'cr in the life of the parent which justifies the little deceit as much as this. For Just a few days more until your son and heir will hang up his trousers instead of a stock ing as a receptacle for Santa Claus gifts. There is perhaps no myth so pleasant in the AN ABSURD STORY. The San Francisco Chronicle -at De- climate however, the mber Oth contains an interview with Katzer, the soldier, wno was uiubuauuiib awu. uic i&m ui said to be under engagement with the Ienrend should be changed; no loyalists, to ieau i.u Umrr WWirrl hp may be, can be persuaded that on the 24th of December an old patriarch goes about dressed in fur lined garments and snow shoes. The climate won't stand it and we can't understand why the children do. Why not have some one of our enterprising book deal ers get up something appro priate for the mid-Pacific Christmas. There's talent enough in town to make de signs for the illustrations and plenty of poets to put the thing in rhyme. It would be a new departure from the con ventional fur robed old chap, and should be a go here ana elsewhere. proposed to capture the Executive buildincr. It was stated in the inter view, that if the palace was seized, it was understood by all of the plotters, that British Commissioner liawes, would take advantage of the out break to land marines from the Hya cinth and help Llliuokalanl to re-es tablish her rule. Xo man of anv sense, in this com munity will believe, for a moment, this statement. This story is like many other absurd stories, which have to some extent, disturbed the peace of the community, and, especi ally, confused the natives, and led them to exnect restoration, and a "beheading" if they took the oath of allegiance. It would be as rational to start a story that Commissioner Hawes had organized an army in Pat acronia. which he Intended to land here, in aid of the ex-Queen, and that President Dole, and his Cabinet, like good martyrs, had notified the "De nosed." that their heads were at her a 9 - service, and that they would "after partaking of a hearty breakfast" as rim naii iinalir !n. hernr execu- ..- j , . , . , ..-.-,-- . tion, would sweetly, and piously lay reople Irom the btates WOUld their heads on the block. bnv' ?r rn cKnw the rnrc at Tinm zer dickered with the malcontents wiiat ;urt ui a louring jeiiow here, but "one was afraid, and the Santa Claus is, in the Paradise other dar'sent," aad the plot was ofT, r pn:cn and Katzer was off. too. And so. he U1 U1C "r1. uur stock does not include many articles for childrenbut we are pretty well fixed for the middle aged and the old. We have some special barp-ains in the house keeping line and can supply you with as fine and serviceable an ice chest as can be made. We don't wish to imply that thev are as at- tractive in appearance as if they were patched up with mirrors and reepfaws, but they are more serviceable. iney are ouiit on an ice sav- ? . me: principle, one that works like a charm. The best aualitv of Cnroa T( ) YSs T)0 i 1 1 ,S Mats came to us on the "Rou- tenoecje. iheres nothingr more useiul about the house than a good quality mat unless it is money. We find a Hart- mann Steel Mat indispensible in wet weather, and a Cocoa Mat a necessity when it does not rain. Ihe two styles to gether form a useful combina tion, that saves wear and tear A Banquet Lamp ! easonable Gifts. TO BE GIVEN AWAY ?v. Sachs' Christmas presents, that will suit everbody, are some times difficult to find in Honolulu. Guessing Contest Perfumes. A. bottle of choice perfume will prove acceptable as holiday present to everyone. should be called Kats-off. Ruction Bolts. By Lewis J, Levey, How Many Seeds are There in the Watermelon ? In Cases. We have an exquisite line o Lundborg's famous ei SEE IF YOU CAN GUESS I racJ n dainty boxes that will appea. to the taste of the most fastidious. THIS EVENING. - CLOSING X1IAS SALE ! The Last Sale Season ! of the THIS EVENING, AT 7 O'CLOCK, New Goods, Etc., Etc., Etc. we have placed in our window a large watermelon; the nearest guesser as to how many seeds it contains will receive as a New Year's gift, the handsome BANQUET LiAMr with silk shade, now exhibited in our window. All guessing blanks must be sent in by Saturday, Dec. 29. W Guessing blanks will be given away to purchasers at the store of N. S. SACHS, 520 Fort St. Honolulu. A JOY FOREVER 13 OUK .OO nssia Calf HAND-WELT WW )M(i Corner Fort and King Streets. E Lewis J. Levey, SST.Vlt AUCTIONEER. James P. Morgan. VALUABLE CITY PROPERTY AT AUCTION! His attitude u casting an awful gloom j Q Jjitlll (lay Dec 0 til tne carpets and matting-. In over our social life, and the Govern- I - ' tWs npw W liavn enmp nf meiit feel.-, in its marrow bones, that it is working an "anana" over the body lolitic, with a pressure of three hundred pounds to the square Inch. How long will the angry Bishop try to flood this vale of tears, with the angry torrents of his wrath? Bush j has gone. Crick has gone. In toli-j tude, the Bishop stands alone. AT 12 O'CLOCK NOON, At mv Salesroom, I will sell at Public Auction, that Valuable Piece of BUSINESS ji PKOPERT V SITUATED CX RELEASING TIJiEE?.. NUUANU STREET, Directly Opposite Love's Bakery, After keeping Tinker iu jail for some days the Attorney-General has released him. I lie Lot has a frontace of 5 feet and 9 ; ..1 . ...... X' . ...... . 4 . f . ' Of course, a good many feet G illches to 4 feet ,,eep. Xiiere is a people begin to make "remarks" about it. Why did he arrest him and then let him go?" " Why didn't he try him?" "Is it right to arre.-t a man and then discharge him ?" "Has the Attorney-General got a weak case ?" Prosecuting otllcers often do things which people do not understand, and do them for the best interests of the ; people. The Attorney-General may j have a very solid case against a man j Tinker for Instance, and, for reasons which he does not care to shout about, refuse to prosecute. The people who make the loudest criticism about his .a m A. . 1 A action navea't ny nowieuge woai ever of the faete upon whieix he acts. It Is just as if ell for the loyal people to tell the Govtrriment that It trusts it. During the early days of the civil two-itorv wooilen bailtlinir on the i ro- ertv, at present occupied and under ease to a i;mnes phvsician at 5oU ier month. The lease has about seven years tt run. Gold Coin. conveyancing: at vurcnaser s i exjense. i For further r"2r" Terms Cash in U lartiiulars, apply to Jas. F. Morgan, 3S73 Id AUCTIONEEK Xotice. ON" ACCOUNT Or CHIIISTMAS day ltllii'; m Tuesday. s sreauier Clandine will sjil rum Hotiolulu on WEDNESDAY, Dec in rier2oth, at 5 p. m VILDK!t'" s. cu. Honola u. Dec 10, ISO! 3S0-:a the cheap ones; they sell at 50 cents, and others of the better sort that are a trifle higher in price. Not a poor one in the lot, and none but will stand plenty of kicking about. Cut glass at half the price you are used to paying for it, ought to be inducement enough for you to buy. The pieces we have are not as broad as a church door, or as deep as a well, but they are great in quality. Ihe pieces are suitable for every day use rather than on company nights. Our solid silver ware has had the endorsement of the "swagger set" of Honolulu, you belong to it why not come in and make a selection. Shoe TO THE MAN WHO WEARS IT! The stock is eoft but serviceable, and being made on the new Piccidilly last with Kussia tip and lace stay, makes it unequaled for elegance and style. vAwVuvo'vce 0 tKoice etc . to Ratvct - io,oooft,moui(lvtvg .e. Drink Cherry Phosphate The Hawaiian Hardware Co. Lti Oppowlt fcprrekel McIMRM'S SHOE STORE. HUSTACE & Cft.. Dkalses 15 WOOD AND COAL Alao White and Biac Sand which we will sell at the very lowest rcRrkot rate, fjjy Bell Tjcliphox No. 414. gS" Mutual Telsphos No. 414. -4QMv HO YE KEE & CO., 4.1 NUUANU STREET, TlNSMIIBf, PLUMBING, ETC. Crockery and Glassware, 35-2 w -ONLY AT BENSON, SMITH &Oo.'s THE IVEXJTXJTL, LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY OF NEW YORK RWUAltn A. SIcCVRUY President, Assets December 31st, 1893 : $186,707,680.14 A Good Record, the Best Guarantee for the Future. CTFOR PARTICULARS, APPLY .TO S. B. ROSE, General Agent for Hawaiian Islands.