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DUNEDIN. 18th March.

On dit that M'Lean resigns his seat for Waikouaiti, on account of ill health. A Dane, named Lasheu, has been killed at Naseby by a fall of earth.

A Travelling Phrenologist came to a village tho other clay, and seeing an old farmer standing in his doorway, asked him if ho wouldn't like to havp his children^ heads examined ; and tho farmer told him — No, they were all right, for his old woman "went through 'em twice a week/ Marrying Widows. — "If you ovov think of marrying a widow, my son," said an anxious -parent to his heir, "select one .whose first husband was hung ; that is the only way to prevent her throwing his memory in your face, and making annoying comparisons."-— " Even that won't prevent it/ ; exclaimed a crusty old bachelor : " she'll then praise him, and say hanging would bo too good for. you." None the Worse. — Lord Braxfield, the Scotch judge, once said to an eloquent culprit at the bar: "You're n very clever chiel, mon; but Vm thinking ye wad be nane the worse a hangiu V Age. — Do you not know, ' said, a teacher to a pupil, "that old age is to berespicted, sir?"' — "That, I suppose," replied the boy, " depends on whether thu term is applied to the human race or to poultry !" Literal. — Mistress : "Mary, go into the-sittingroom and tell me how the thermometer stands/ Mary (after investigating) : " Ifc stands on the mantlepiece, just agin the wall, mem!'' A public hall, to hold 20,000 persons, is being erected at Sb/ Louis. A spark arrester for locomotives has been invented in Massachusetts.

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DUNEDIN. 18th March., Evening Post, Volume VIII, Issue 41, 19 March 1872

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DUNEDIN. 18th March. Evening Post, Volume VIII, Issue 41, 19 March 1872

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