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Drunk. —At the 11. M. Court on Thursday morning <T. Clifford and J. M'Guire were each sent to gaol for 48 hours for drunkenness. v The Sun. According to Professor Dubois-Reymond, of the University of Berlin, there are no physical reasons for apprehending the dissolution of our planetary system just yet, though how long this world may remain worth living in seems to have been left an open question. In a lecture which he gave last week at Bremen, “ On the end of the world,” the learned professor came to the conclusion that, according to the law of the conservation of force, the sun can continue to shine only for 17,000,000 years longer. By the expiration of that time the surface of the earth will have been covered by glaciers.

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 2 Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 64, 21 February 1880

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