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RADICAL FALSEHOOD.—A speech was delivered by Dr. Marsham, at the late Buckinghamshire Conservative Fes- tival. The Morning Chronicle, the chief organ of the Leaguers, wincing under the chastisement administered by the Dr. to Anti-Corn-Law agitators, thus notices his address. Dr. Marsham's name," it says, is not, perhaps, well- known to the public but it ought to be. Dr. Marsham is one of the greatest pluralists of the Church. We forget how many ecclesiastical sinecures he enjoys; but the sum which he pockets from the revenues of the Church amounts to somewhat about 95,000. a-year." Previously to this, the League writer had made great pretensions to local know- ledge of Buckinghamshire and of the speakers at the dinner. The reader will, therefore, be better able to estimate his assertions when we state, that Dr. Marsham, of Merton, is A LAYMAN, "and, of course, is neither pluralist, sinecurist, nor receiver of one penny of ecclesiastical income." The lie is set afloat, however, and no doubt the liberal papers will abound with philippics against this clerical" assailant of the League, and the clergy generally! Thus the game is kept up. Dr. Lardner is starving at Philadelphia; and Mrs. Heavisides, of Brighton, his chire amie, has eloped from him.-Cork Constitution. CONVICTION UNDER THE INCOME TAX.—A case of great interest has been decided at the Wincanton Sessions, before the Right Hon. Henry Woodhouse, Sir A. Hood, and a full bench of magistrates. Mr. Green, the surveyor of taxes, summoned Mr. W. Bigger, a retired yeoman, against whom he pressed for penalties under the 5th and 6th of Victoria, cap. 35, sec. 166, for having assisted Mr. E. Feltham, in making a false return of his property. It appeared that Mr. Feltham held two mills, for which he paid 821. a year, and for which he was assessed at 60 £ while his return made it appear that they were worth only 40/. This return was proved to have been made by Mr. Bigger, who is a relation of Mr. Feltham, without the latter's knowledge. Mr. Jel- land, who attended for the accused, pleaded ignorance. Mr. Green said that he would not press for the full penalty (501. and treble duty), but would be content with 20/. The bench accordingly adjudged the defendant to pay 20/ with treble duty. RESPONSIBILITY or INSANE PERSONS.—Some very, sen- slble remarks were made by Mr. Wakley, at an inquest held by him last week on the body of a young woman who had committed suicide. The coroner observed, that he I- thought much mischief was occasioned by coroners' juries habitually returning verdicts of insanity in such cases frequently upon testimony which was in every respect loose and frivolous, and therefore valueless." He then proceeded to put the hypothetical case, that a no greater degree of madness than that which drives people to commit self-de- struction might also urge them to perpetrate murder; but would such criminals be exonerated from all responsibility because they had some time previous to the deed been con- sidered to be under the influence of this insanity! II If such a principle were admitted, society at large would be placed in the worst and most dangerous condition possible. No example could be proposed more dangerous than to hold out to persons a temptation to crime, by promising them an excusatory plea of insanity." Time".

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