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Choicb Spihits. — A correspondent, whose word we have no reason to doubt, assures us that a quantity of gin, m which the body of a Dutch captain, recently brought here, was preserved during a great part of a sea voyage, ha 3 been sold out of bond, and dispoaed of to the public as the very best " Old Tom." Tho undertakers who performed the last sad ceremony for the defunct captain have been referred to on the subject, but they maintain that, having disposed of the body, they have not the slightest knowledge as to what became of the spirit. This beats the old etory of the thirsty tars, who, being out of grog, tapped the admiral's bier, and during the rest of the voyage kerit .their spirits up by pouring spirits down. — Adelaide Times,

Penalty tob a Kiss.— ln 1650, a trial took .plate m Connecticut, under the section of the blue lawa prohibiting kissing. The offenders were Sarah Tuttls and Jacob Newlice. It appears that Sarah dropped her gloves and Jacob found them. When Sarah asked for them Jacob demanded a kiss for his pay ; and, as the demand did not seem to Sarah extravagant, Bhe adjusted it forthwith. The facts were clearly proved, and the parties were each fined twenty shillings. Heat "without Fuel. — The problem of acquiring heat without fuel appears to have been solved by the invention of the machine of MM. Beaumont and Mayer, with which, by means of friction alone, they can make water boiL The machine, which may be seen at work at their establishment on the Quai Valmy, contains 400 litres of water, which is made to boil iv two hours. A cone of wood } which turns m a cylinder, so as to produce the necessary friction, is covered with tow j and that tow, m order that it may not catch fire, is kept ; constantly moistened fey a stream of oil which runs on it. The heat gradually increases, until at last steam is generated.— Galighani. At the Catholic/etc at Montreal, dn the 10th June, the top stone of the turret to the French Cathedral having become loosened by the flying of a long pennant that became attached to it, fell from the top of the tower, a height of 250 feet, among a crowd assembled below. The stone weighed 183 pounds. Strange to cay, all the mischief done way the smashing of a lad's foot.

An editor down south} who served four days on a jury, cays he's so full of law that it is hard to kwp from cheating somebody. ...

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Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, Volume XIV, Issue 73, 8 December 1855

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Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, Volume XIV, Issue 73, 8 December 1855

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