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6 Annual Report of the Council.

May 28. " Balochi Folklore." Mr. M. Longworth Dames.

"The Experience of a Collector of English Folklore." Mr. S. O. Addy. June 20. " The Folklore of the Kennet Valley." Miss L. Salmon.

" The Modern Commercial Aspect of an Ancient Superstition."

\rr. E. Lovett.

July lb. " The Origin of Totemism." Mr. A. Lang. Nov. 12. "The Voice of the Stone of Destiny: an Enquiry into the

Choice of Kings by Augury." Mr. E. S. Hartland. Dec. 10. " The Solution of the Gorgon Myth." Mr. F. T. Elworthy.

Mr. Skeat's paper on Malay Spiritualism was illustrated by some excellent lantern slides.

The following objects have been exhibited at the meet- ings, viz. : —

(i) A charm against the Evil Eye from Syria. By Miss Burne. (2) " The gift," consisting of an apple supported on three sticks stuck into it underneath so as to form a tripod, with a sprig of box inserted at the top, the leaves being ornamented with nuts, from St. Briavel's Gloucestershire. By Miss L. M. Eyre. (3) A collection of recently made amulets and charms. Mr. E. Lovett. (4) A votive offering from the Charyong Pass, Korea. By Mr. E. S. Hartland. (5) A Fetish of the Achewa Tribe, Angoniland, Central Africa. By Mr. Lovett.

Mr. Lovett has very kindly presented a selection of the amulets and charms exhibited by him to the Society, and they will in due course be placed in the Society's case at the Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Cambridge.

It is many years since there have been so few objects exhibited at the meetings of the Society. The Council take this opportunity of calling attention to the notice on the Programmes for the Session requesting that objects of inte- rest illustrative of Folklore may be exhibited, and of urging all members and friends of the Society to make use of any opportunity they may have of contributing in this way to the interest of the meetings.

The attendance at the meetings has been irregular. This irregularity may have been due in some measure to the many counter-attractions in connection with the coronation of His Majesty King Edward VII.; but the Council cannot help