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new places. The essential common feature
of all such societies is that they be relig“Annual meetings" bave been held at sev
ious, – conduct religious meetings, do chareral guilds, and with most encouraging re
itable work, or otherwise help the church. sults. The societies at Concord, Mass.,
If any new societies are formed or any peoDedham, and Waltham, have found them
ple think of the matter, such should write
for needed information to Miss Kate L. very helpful, and would recommend them to others. It is the custom at Concord for the
Brown, Corresponding Secretary, National chairman of the Committee of Arrangements
Guild Alliance, at Hyde Park. The names to preside at the annual meeting, which is
of the minister and two delegates should be held in the church, the regular guild meet
sent, in order to secure membership in the
B. R. BULKELEY.
TEMPERANCE NOTES. by the guilds. The society in the Third Church of Dorchester and that in the Ded- The young people of the Second Church, ham church have had papers running for Boston, Rev. E. A. Horton's, have taken a several months. The calendar for the month room formerly occupied by a saloon, and is given in the Messenger, published by the
have converted it into a brilliantly lighted guild at Dorchester. Articles by members
coffee-room. It is open every evening from appear, and notes in regard to various
7 to 10, and here congregate thirty or forty topics. Advertisements, of course, are in- men, on the average, to read, talk, smoke, serted. The subscription price is twenty- and play games. The effort is successfully five cents.
made to reach those whose homes are dark
and miserable. Thirty young men have The Greenfield Unitarian is published by volunteered to take charge of the evenings, the Guild of the Good Shepherd in the Uni- going by twos, to dispense the coffee and tarian church of that town. The first num
give a friendly greeting to the men. There ber is at hand, under date of March,
is no attempt to make the movement selfAttention is called to the agency for Unity supporting. Those who have begun this Clubs, Guilds, and Temperance Societies,
movement believe in the necessity of prowhich has been established at 25 Beacon viding such resorts for the very poorest, and Street, Boston, in the A. U. A. building, in making them free to all. the Association having voted $500 for a year as the salary of the agent, Rev. George W.
Letters have been received from a number Cooke of Dedham. A circular appears in
of the churches where the February 220 the Register, and will soon be sent to all
Temperance Service was used, telling of the churches, wherein the objects of the agency
interest it awakened. Rev. Samuel May of are set forth.
Leicester, Mass., writes :It is not the purpose of those who have
“It is a very good selection of passages, brought about this movement in any wise to
of hymns, of Scripture; and the whole idea unite the organizations, but to employ a
is well carried out. Keep on, and keep at common agent who can furnish publications
it. The union, "Temperance and Purity,' and push the interests of each. We believe
pleases me especially.” that the general impression that young peo
At Milford, N.H., the G. A. R. and Relief ple are doing something for the church in
Corps and Sons of Veterans took part in the the lines represented by these societies will service, and the church was decorated with do much erelong to increase the life of our
flags, portraits of Washington, Lincoln, etc. churches.
At Charleston, S.C., after music and reci
tations, Mr. Whitman, the pastor, said that A pleasant feature of guild work has been “intemperance must be put down, not so the visit of delegations at annual meetings much by legislation as by the early inculcafrom neighboring guilds. We understand tion of moral and temperate ideas and habits also that members of guilds have read pa- in the minds of the youth of the country, pers at the meetings of other societies. and by the shining example of those who The Printing Committee of the National
are happily strong enough in themselves to Guild Alliance has inserted in the Register resist the demand of strong drink.” Of this columns lists of subjects that have been used
service a local paper reported as follows:at various guilds. It is the purpose of the
“The service of patriotism, with especial Alliance thus to furnish a large choice of
reference to temperance and purity, which topics for meetings. This committee will
was held at the Unitarian church last evencontinue to publish essays or papers chosen ing, was as pleasing as it was novel. The by the guilds themselves.
service was prepared by the Unitarian
Church Temperance Society to be used in It is to be hoped before the year has gone all the Unitarian churches of the country on that several new guilds will be added to the the celebration of Washington's Birthday; list of the Alliance, and others formed at and, if the programme was carried out else
where with the spirit and intelligence which perpetuates the evil license system and characterized the service here last evening, makes prohibitory legislation difficult both the Society has reason to be gratified with to secure and to enforce." the perfect success of its idea and sugges
“He serves his country best From Portland, Ore., Andover, N.H.,
Who lives a pure life and doth righteous
deed, Dorchester, Mass., Quincy, Neponset, and other places, similar reports of successful
And walks straight paths, however others services have been received.
And leaves his sons as uttermost bequest A well-known Boston physician is using A stainless record which all men may read: hypnotism with marked success in cases of
This is the better way. intemperance.
C. R. ELIOT.
Dorchester, Mass. The Tenth National Temperance Convention has been called by the National Temperance Society to meet at Saratoga Springs RELIGIOUS PROGRESS ABROAD. during the week beginning July 15, 1891. The Ninth Convention was held in 1881, at The interesting book called “Lux Mundi," the same place. All associations of minis- which has attracted so much attention the ters and churches and temperance organiza- past year in England, was very thoroughly tions are cordially and earnestly invited to handled at Convocation, and the nature of send delegates, seven in number, including the discussion speaks well for the spirit of the presiding officer and secretary.
progress in the Established Church. ArchIt is thought that the time has come for deacon Denison, the very man who took the another general convention of this represen- lead in the opposition to the famous “ Essays tative character, and the National Temper- and Reviews" thirty years ago, comes to the ance Society (address 58 Reade Street, New front again, without having learned anything York) will have it in charge. Arrange- from the past, and solemnly moves a vote ments have been made for a reduction of of censure on the book. The motion was fare on the principal railroads and at the rejected by an overwhelming majority. The hotels.
archbishop compared the influence of the The W. C. T. U. of Boston will hold a
book to that of the serpent on Eve, con
tended for the “absolute supremacy of the reception soon for the city teachers and school committee, at which addresses will
Word of God given us by the authority of
the Church of England,”-not, says the be made, bearing upon “Scientific Temperance Instruction” in the public schools.
Christian World, it would seem, by the au
thority of prophets, evangelists, and apostles, A World's Temperance Congress will be --and declared that it “worshipped Reason, held in connection with the World's Fair at and cut away the anchor of Hope from Chicago in June, 1893.
the Faith of the man taught by his reasontions are being made to make it one of the ing and so-called Science to doubt God's most memorable meetings of that interesting Word.” time. In addition to reports and histories The Bishop of Colchester thought that, if of American and foreign temperance socie- any opposition came to the book, it should ties, representatives from abroad will dis- be from Mr. Gore's (the author's) diocesan, cuss the great economic, scientific, legisla- the Bishop of Oxford, who had licensed the tive, and educational phases of the temper
book. The venerable archdeacon continued ance reform. Archbishop Ireland of Minne- to say that the book contained “all the sota is a member of the General Committee. poison found in Tom Paine's 'Age of “This World's Temperance Congress will Reason.'” The Dean of Gloucester mildly mark an era in the progress of the temper- opposed a resolution warning students to be ance reform in all civilized countries"
on their guard against any words that might
to give even a “partial support to The Order of Good Templars has selected
novel theories in connection with the inspiand arranged a three years' course of study ration of the Old and New Testament," etc. for its members, comprising every phase of This resolution
not seconded. The the temperance question.
Archdeacon of Exeter had found the book The National Advocate says: “While
most useful while preparing lectures for fashion is allowed to perpetuate the social
workingmen, and he believed anything helpwine-drinking custom at public and semi
ful in such cases deserved their recognition. public dinners at the clubs and modern
With the expression of these sentiments,
the discussion closed. assemblies,' the saloon will hold its sway for those who, in a less genteel way, incline to indulge in intoxicants. It is the practi- Rev. Dr. Cunningham, rector of St. cal alliance between the fashionable wine- Mary's, Cambridge, Eng., in a course of bibbers and the saloon habitués, in the pri- lectures Sunday evenings on "The Sects," mary meeting, at the polls, and in legislative took up Unitarianism. He said, “The charhalls, which, under one plea or another, acteristic feature of Unitarianism was that
it had not arisen from a new enthusiasm or thousand copies have been ordered from Lon-
From the Brookes Fund, which is man-
aged by Prof. Huidekoper of Meadville, Pa., fervor and enthusiasm here awakened by
one hundred and sixty-two ministers, repreChanning and afterward by Buckminster
senting more than twenty denominations,
have been furnished with Unitarian books and other men. In speaking of the various denominations, Dr. Cunningham' says, “True
during the past year. Christian fellowship must rest not on mere Rev. M. J. Savage's “Unitarian Catesympathy as to feelings and conviction, but · chism” has reached a third edition. on participation in the means of grace which Christ has ordained, in order that we may be
Edward Everett Hale's biography of James
Freeman Clarke has just been published by united in him." How does Dr. Cunningham know that
Houghton, Millin & Co. Unitarians have not partaken of this grace Houghton, Mimin & Co. have just issued of Christ? Simply because they have cut a new and excellent portrait of Lowell, themselves off from the true Catholic Church which takes the place of the old one in the and the Apostles' Creed. He adds that Atlantic series. It gives us the Lowell of “the history of all sects shows that Unita- now instead of the Lowell of twenty years rianism is the goal toward which they have ago, as the old one did. umconsciously set their steps." We are almost sorry to have him say this
“A Cup of Cold Water,” by Rev. W. C. out loud, for we know how much this charge
Gannett, and “The Seamless Robe,” by Rev.
J. LI. Jones, in the little volume “The frightens our more conservative orthodox brethren at home. Strangely enough, Dr.
Faith that Makes Faithful,” have been trans
lated into the German, and are published by ('unningham acknowledges "two points in
a Berlin house. which the strength of Unitarianism lies,” which would seem to contradict his former Rev. A. P. Putnam, D.D., is giving a statement that they (Unitarians) are so cold course of lectures on “Bible History” at and intellectual, without the means of grace. Tufts College, covering the following subHe says, “There is in many Unitarian writ- jects: Geographical Features of South Asia; ings a passionate earnestness of devotion The Story of Eden; The Flood; Shem, Ham, which is most striking." He instances the and Japheth; The Cushites; Ancient Ethihymn, “Nearer, my God, to thee.” “They opia; Chaldea ; Babylon; Abraham. cherish,” he continues, "a sense of awe in
The lectures on “Egyptology,” given in the presence of God which we may well desire to emulate." Dr. Cunningham, al
America by Miss Amelia B. Edwards, will though feeling himself far off from us the
soon be published, with additional matter ologically, has some cordial words to say
and many illustrations. The book will be about joining in good work with all sects,
issued simultaneously in England and the
A Psychic Investigation Association has
of making careful and thorough investigation
of the leaders in the movement are Rev.
M. J. Savage, Rev. E. A. Horton, Dr. E. E.
Hale, Dr. R. Heber Newton, Mary A. LivThe First Unitarian Church of Philadel
ermore, B. 0. Flower, and Rev. T. Ernest phia has begun the publication of a monthly Allen. There can be no question that the sermon by its minister, Rev. Joseph May.
subject of Spiritualism ought to be more The yearly series will be mailed for one
thoroughly studied than it yet has been.
The Branch Alliance of All Souls' Church, THE REVIEWS AND MAGAZINES.
We name below some of the more impor-
tant articles in the magazines and reviews
of the month :Mr. Crooker's “Different New Testament Views of Jesus,” which appeared in the
Unitarian Review (March). Unitarion from April to July of last year,
The Moral Criterion, By Alfred H. and was then issued in pamphlet form, has Peters. just been published in a revised and some- Döllinger's Characterization of Pius IX. what enlarged edition by the American Uni- By E. P. Evans. tarian Association. We understand that a True Christianity. By Charles A. Allen.
Papal Tradition: III. Peter and Paul. A Note on Jane Austen. By W. B. S. By Ernest de Bunsen.
Clymer. The American Social Spirit. By Nicholas
The Century (March).
The Century Club. By A. R. Macdon-
The Memoirs of Talleyrand.
University Extension in England. By
PUBLICATIONS RECEIVED. What is Reality? X. Creative Intelligence. By Francis H. Johnson.
Essays, Reviews, and Addresses. Вт
James Martineau. I. Personal: Political.
London: Longmans, Green & Co.
Works of Robert Browning. By George
Shelley, the Sceptic. By Howard Mac- & Co. Price, $2.00. Queary.
Out of Darkness into Light. From the
M. A. Deane. Shelbyville, Ill.: J. L.
Douthit & Son. Price, $1.00.
Socialism of Christ. By Austin BierW. S. Lilly.
bower. Chicago: Charles H. Sergel & Co. Freedom of Religious Discussion. By Price, $1.00. Max Müller.
Tenth Biennial Report of the Michigan A New Policy for the Public Schools. By State Board of Correction and Charities John Bascom.
(1889-90). Lansing : Robert Smith & Co. Russia's Treatment of Jewish Subjects.
Selections from Ovid. With an IntroducBy P. G. Hubert, Jr.
tion, Notes, and Vocabulary by Francis W.
Kelsey. Boston: Allyn & Bacon. North American Review (March).
Painting in Oil. A Manual for the Use Self-control in Curing Insanity. By Will
of Students. By M. Louise McLaughlin. iam A. Hammond.
Cincinnati: Robert Clarke & Co. Price,
Pamphlets.-First Unitarian Society of
Biennial Report of the Kansas State Histor
ical Society (1888-90). Topeka: Kansas Lend a Hand (March).
Publishing House. - Education at the MichiA “Bellamy” from a Maryland Farm- gan Agricultural College. By President 0. house. By E. W. Courtenay.
Clute. — The Great Experiment and The Education of Indian Women.
Preaching of the Cross. Sermons by Rev. Law and Order.
William H. Lyon, Roxbury, Mass.-Heart
ache and Heart's-ease. A Sermon by Charles Old and New Testament Student (March). G. Ames. Boston: Geo. H. Ellis. Price, The Biblical and the Philosophical Con
5 cents. — What to tell the Children about ception of God. III. By George T. Ladd.
the Bible Legends. By S. J. Barrows. Bible Study in the Colleges of New Eng. Chicago: Unity Office. land. By Silas P. Cook. The Sanitarian (February).
NEWS FROM THE FIELD. The Prevention of Tuberculosis. By Lawrence F. Flick.
[Neus items are solicited from all our ministers Mexico as a Suitable Residence for Con- and other workers. Send them to Rev. J. T. Sunsumptives. By Domingo Orvananos.
derland, Ann Arbor, Mich., before the 15th of the
month.] Atlantic Monthly (March).
The National Unitarian Conference is to My Schooling. By James Freeman hold its next meeting in Saratoga, Sept. 21 Clarke.
to 25, 1891. The State University in America. By The annual Universalist “Pastors’ InstiGeorge E. Howard.
tute" for the West is to be held in GalesThe Present Problem of Heredity. By burg, I., March 30 to April 7. There will Henry Fairfield Osborn.
be meetings morning, afternoon, and even
ing, with papers, addresses, sermons, and Scribner's Magazine (March).
discussions. Some forty preachers and layJaponica: Japanese Ways and Thoughts. are down to take parts. By Edwin Arnold.
gramme is a most inviting one.
ening effect of such an institute should be orate. This will be a very useful addition felt throughout the entire West. Why can- to our choir music, as the usual wording of not the Unitarians of the West have such a the Te Deum is far from appropriate for our gathering? Or, better, why cannot there be Unitarian services. an institute to include all the Liberal Chris —It is reported that Rev. John Graham tian workers of the West, Universalist, Uni- Brooks is going away from Brockton in tarian, and Independent? This is what is June, when he intends to leave this country needed.
and settle down in Berlin, in order to devote
his time for several years to come to ecoAlton, Ill.—The annual entertainment of
nomic and social studies. Mr. Brooks will the Unity Club given at the Unitarian church
be greatly missed here in Boston, where he recently was very pleasing to the large audience which was present.
has taken such an active part in all matters
The programme touching the social and economic problems included music on the piano and violin,
of the day. vocal music, and recitations, and closed with an operetta entitled “Seven Old Ladies of lately published in tract form an essay by
- The Unitarian Sunday School Society has Lavender Town."
Rev. W. H. Lyon, called “The Class a ParAnn Arbor, Mich.-Prof. W. R. Harper ish, and the Teacher a Minister.” The came here a few weeks ago, and held a Bible Sunday School Society never did a wiser Institute of three days in the University, thing than to print this essay, one of the under the auspices of the Students' Chris- most helpful and encouraging ever written, tian Association. The attendance was large.
which ought to be put into the hands of Much new interest was created in Bible study every Sunday-school teacher in our denomiamong the students. Many of the positions nation. taken by Prof. Harper were very advanced,
--During March Rev. W. H. Lyon gave the and on the whole the influence of the Insti- second series of his sermons on “The Story tute has undoubtedly been liberalizing. Mr.
of Protestantism.” The subjects were: The Sunderland followed the Institute at the Puritans in New England, Michael WigglesUnitarian church with three sermons on the
worth and the “Day of Doom,” Jonathan line of work pursued by the Institute, “Old
Edwards, and The American Methodists. Testament Prophecy,” which had a large
--Rev. Charles G. Ames has been giving a hearing.
course of Friday evening lesson-lectures on -The visit here of Rev. Rush R. Shippen
" The Fi Three Gospels,” based upon the of Washington, in exchange with Mr. Sun- Gospels themselves and upon Rev. J. Estlin derland, gave great pleasure and satisfaction. Carpenter's work upon the subject.
Athol, Mass.—Rev. C. E. Perkins is Brattleboro, Vt.-The Professional Club, giving the following series of sermons: The of which Rev. F. L. Phalen is president, Old View of the Bible; The New View of have had papers, during the past winter, the Bible; The Infallible Bible: Its 'Aspects of the Social Question” as Strength, Beauty, and Truth; The Old and follows: Real and Unreal Problems; Prothe New View of Man; The Old and the posed Solutions; Alexander Hamilton: His New Faith concerning God; The Old and Times and Associates ; Some Phases of the the New Belief concerning Jesus Christ; Public School Question ; Problems of ImThe Old and the New View of Future Life; migration; Anarchism, Nationalism, and The Unities of Religion, or the Agreements Profit-sharing; Three Types of Poverty of Unitarianism and Orthodoxy ; The Panaceas. The remaining subjects on its Strength and Weakness of Orthodoxy; The programme for this year are The Law of Strength and Weakness of Unitarianism; the Land, and Cæsar's Image and SuperA Glance at the Future of Religion.
scription. Boston and Vicinity.--Rev. Henry Chelsea, Mass.-Quiet, steady, effective Hawkes, who has been working for a year work has been going on in the Unitarian past in Japan as a volunteer helper in our church during the winter. Many new fammission there, and whose work has been ilies have taken pews, and entered cordially very deeply valued, spent a week in Boston into the life of the church. Mr. Martin has lately on his way back to England. IIe just finished a very interesting course of gave very interesting and encouraging ac- morning sermons on “The Idea of God,' counts in private conversations of the condi- and is giving a helpful and instructive series tion of affairs in our mission at Tokio, and of evening talks on the origin of the New strongly confirmed all who met him in the Testament. conviction that the work there is being well The Sunday-school is unusually flourishdone and should be well supported.
ing, the kindergarten department alone num-A new Te Deum for Unitarian churches has bering about sixty. just been published here, and is for sale at A Post-office Mission has just been the A. U. A. rooms. Price, 20 cents. The formed, the object of which is to circulate words are from Dr. Martineau's “Ten Ser- liberal literature in the city among the many vices." The music is by Mr. H. M. Dow, who have no church home. Miss M. Barand is very beautiful without being too elab- nard is president, and is assisted in the