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INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION AT CONNAH'S…

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SUPERSTITION IN MATRIMONY. ♦ In a case at Hertfort Petty Sessions, in which a wife endeavoured unsuccessfully to obtain a separation from her husband, defendant said the whole cause of the trouble was that his wife had unfortunately taken to drink, and that she was always consulting a fortune-teller. Defendant produced from a parcel a well-worn vest, and, pointing to an object which had been tacked to the cloth, inside the lining, explained that it was a charm placed there by his wife. (Loud laughter.) A neighbour had told her that when the charm withered he would die. (Renewed laughter.) The Clerk (to complainant) Did you put that in ? Complainant: Yes, I put it in to stop his jealousy, and to make him give over fighting. (Roars of laughter.) The Clerk: And this is the nineteenth cen- tury What is the charm ? Complainant: A herring bone. (Laughter.) The Clerk Any particular bone? Complainant: I don't know; it came out of a herring. (Laughter). The Clerk: And it has not had the desired effect? (Renewed laughter). Complainant: I don't know; I think not. (Laughter). The Clerk That is a great pity, as it is so cheap a charm that we might have supplied these charms free from the court,on application, for jealous husbands. (Laughter). Complainant: I don't know why it didn't work; it has succeeded in a number of other cases. (Loud laughter). The Clerk If it is possible to cure a man of his jealously so cheaply, I wonder it has not been tried before. Defendant said he had never been a bad man to his wife, but he thought it time to say something when she struck him over the head with a rolling-pin. (Laughter). The Clerk: Perhaps the charm was upside down. (Loud laughter).

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