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TRANSACTIONS OF THE FOLK-LORE SOCIETY.

Vol. XVI.] DECEMBER, 1905. [No. IV.

WEDNESDAY, 21st JUNE, 1905. Mr. H. B. Wheatley in the Chair.

The minutes ot the last Meeting were read and confirmed. The election of Miss Isabel Dickson and Mrs. E. J,

Dunnill as members of the Society was announced. The enrolment of the Adelaide Library as a Subscriber

and the resignation of Miss McCaskie were also an- nounced.

Mr. Wright exhibited and explained a number of

Chinese and Japanese charms, of which the following is

a list, viz. : —

Chinese. — Divination blocks used by fortune-tellers, jade wheel and lock charms, three charm hairpins, child's charm against accident, street cake lottery set, and three metallic charms.

Japanese. — Temple divination-box (from Dr. Dresser's collection), printed medicine-charm washed with water used as curative drink, lucky purse, three curious charms of cooked grain, etc., and a cup and platter of Soma ware used as a charm against paralysis : also a Korean charm and a Russian ikon.

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