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I About the WortS. During his recent visit to New York, Prince Arthur attended service at Trinity Church, and it was noted as a singular coincidence (says the New York Tribune) that the ■ lesson was the 146th Psalm, in which occurs the caution Put not your trust in princes, nor in any child of man, for there is no help in them." The ehoir boys, it adds, as they intoned this verse, seemed to relish the sentiment hugely, and their untimely, though excusable mirth, was ■ with some difficulty repressed. A large crowd was present during the services. The Prince occupied the same seat which his elder brother occupied when he worshiped in old Trinity; and after the departure of the distinguished visi- tor, a number of young ladies rushed into the pew, one at a time, to enjoy the testasyof sitting where a live prince H had sat. The Standard very naturally rejoices over the liberal defeat at Southwark, and justifies its rejoicing to a large extent by showing how greatly the number of conservative voters has increased since the last contest. On the other side the Daily News says—With two liberals in the field. each helping the tory to defeat the other, the liberal cause came strangely near to triumph. ColonelBeresford polled H less than a third of the constituency; the two liberals together polled not far from half. The majority has simply ■ disfranchised itself, and the minority has got the repre- ■ sentation. H The Bishop of Lincoln has addressed to the rural deans ■ of his diocese a circular, containing a variety of topics H which he wishes to be discussed at ruridecanal chapters. ■ Amongst them is the following— What measures may be adopted for the restoration and re- oovery of our Wesleyan brethren to the unity of the church ? Would it be advisable to invite any of their principal leaders, and those of other religions denominations which are separated H from our communion, to a conference on the fundamental prin- H ciples of Christian doctrine and discipline, "with a view to com- H mon and united efforts together with them against ignorance H and vice, especially intemperance, unbelief, secularism, and H superstition. ■ We have not yet heard whether it is the intention of the ■ president of the conference to issue circulars to the Wes- ■ leyan churches, inviting them to consider what measures ■ may best be adopted to secure the adhesion of our Epis- ■ copal brethren to the principles and practices of the ■ followers of John Wesley.- ■ The "seven stages of drunkenness" were defined the ■ other day by a. witness in the Irish Court of Queen's ■ Bench. A person sued for damages for injuries sustained ■ while traveling by one of the railways and it was pled in ■ defence that no harm would have befallen the plaintiff if H he had not been tipsy. On being pressed on the point, I the guard of the train averred that "plaintiff was not I sufficiently sober to know that he was drunk," and in I further elucidation of this rather refined definition of in- I ebriety, the witness, at the request of the Court, explained ■ all the phases of it." The first "phase" is "to drink," ■ the second to feel that you have taken drink," the third ■ "to feel it a little stronger," the fourth "shaky," the I fifth "drunk," sixth (condition of plaintiff) "you don't ■ know you are drunk," seventhly and lastly, "delirium I tremens." The witness, it should be stated, agreed to ex- I pound this theory on condition only that the Court "would I not deem it personal." I The Pall Mall Gazette says—It is difficult to say which I is the more touching—Broadhead's love for Sheffield, or ■ Sheffield's love for Broadhead. It seems but as yesterday ■ since that illustrious man quitted the town endeared to I him by so many tender reminiscences, and, amid the cheers I and tears of his admirers, took his departure for America. I He told us then that old Sheffield" would always be I affectionately remembered by him, and any fears that I might have been entertained of his forgetting her have I been entirely dissipated. He only left her in November, I and before old Sheffield has had time to dry the tears she I shed at his departure Broadhead has returned. The com- I mittee who- assisted him to emigrate could hardly believe I their eyes when they heard that welcome footstep, and I saw that dear familiar face again. They accordingly as- I sembled on Monday for the purpose of hearing the reason I of the pleasing surprise with which they had been favoured I by their hero. It does not appear from the report of their I meeting that Broadhead gratified their curiosity by giving I any particular reason for his return, but it seems that I economy is one of the many virtues he possesses for he I stated that out of £2.5 which he took with him he had 210 I in his pocket after an absence from home of nine weeks. I Somebody proposed that he should hand over the surplus I to some local charity but nobody seconded the ridiculous I proposal, and, as Mr Broadhead did not take the hint, it is to be presumed that the 210 still remains in that gen- tleman's pocket, doubtless to be disbursed in private alms- giving. The committee, being no wiser than before it met, was therefore dissolved, and we are still at a loss to know. why America consented to part with Broadhead when she had the good fortune to possess him. Perhaps she thought it would be unfair to deprive old Sheffield of an ornament so dearly prized by that town, and forwarded with such tokens of affection. The Rev. Charles To wnsend, the recently-deceased octo- genarian rector of Kingston-by-Sea, and the friend of Scott, Byron, and Wordsworth, penned, according to the Graphic, the following witty epigram, apropos of the in- vasion of a rectory by thieves :— They came and prigg'd my stockings, my linen, and my store But they couldn't prig my sermons, for they were prigg'd before. It would really be a great gain to the whole political world if the conservatives had a respectable daily paper to represent them. At present the only London morning journal which they possess devotes itself chiefly to the misrepresentation of their opponents. Here is one of the latest specimens from the Standard- If Mr Herbert were to personify the principles he puts forward, he would, we presume, point out as the objects of his idolatry Bright, Bradlaugh, Beales, and Broadhead. Those four names would constitute a good alliterative cry for the hustings. No respectable conservative would mention Mr Bright with disrespect; and it requires a certain depth of politi- cal infamy in a writer even to dare to couple Mr Beales with Broadhead.

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