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I Fortune Telling. j 0- j REMARKABLE CREDULITY, 1 :l I Raphael's Almanack. r Yesterday at Burnley a charge of fortune- j telling against Annie Smith, who belongs to a band of gipsies living in Cheshire, was heard. Mary Jane Walmsley, a young married woman, of Gordon-street, said that the prisoner came to house by appointment on the 26th of Gctober, and was toM tell her the ruling of the planets. To begin with, witness crossed the gipsy's palm with half-a-crown. I Prisoner asked for two gold rings, which were given to her, and she told witness to wish for three things while she tied a silk handkerchief with the rings upon it into three knots. The hankerchief was not forthcoming, and the prisoner then said that the charm "Would not act unless it was used in the ilooua where she slept. Witness accord- ingly took the gipsy upstairs, her mother Mid a neighbour remaining below. Here the Ifipsy noticed a watch and chain on the dressing- table, and Smith said she must have these. Smith afterwards said she must have something [valuable to wrap them in, and witness let her have the bed-hangings and some other articles. | f hen they went downstairs, and the gipsy sent t the neighbour away so that she could apeak to witness privately. Smith then broke an egg into a tumbler, while witness at her request j I Wished Three Wishes." The gipsy told herthat she was born under the planet Jupiter, and said she would" rule the planets" for her, and bring them on the Monday following.—Mr Nowell (clerk): Was she going to bring the planets with her ? (Laughter,)— Witness: She was going to work them out and bring them to me.—What did you under- stand by that ? That she was going to tell me my future.—Did she bring the planet ? No. She has not been near sinoe.-And she got the half-crown, the gold rings, the watch and chain, and the bed hangings ? Yes. She promised to bring them back, but she hasn't done. One of the rings has since been recovered.—In answer to Mr Brown (Stcclcport), who appeared for tho prisoner, witness said that if the woman had brought" the planet" and the goods back 011 the Monday following it. would have been all right. She let the goods go because the woman promised faithfully to bring them back. She said she would have to bury the articles in order to work on the sphere which she had at home. She understood that Jupiter was a very high planet, and that prisoner was going to work out her destiny for her on the planet. Witness and her mother trusted to the woman's honesty in bringing the goods back, and also in telling her something :*boufc Jupiter. Witness had taken Raphael's almanack for six or seven years, and she believed m its pre- dictions. She knew from Raphael's almanack that Jupiter was a High Pianet. She might not have believed what the gipsy told her when she got the "planet." That would depend on what she put in it. (Laughter.) She believed that Raphael's almanack could tell certain things that were going to happen, The neighbour who was m the house when the gipsy called also believed in the planets and that they would foretel the future of those consulting them. For the defence Mr Brown argued that this was not a case of deception as was necassitated by the Act under which the proceedings bad been taken. Here wa.. a woinaii who honestly believed that the gipsy sou id foretell her future by consulting the planets. She was not deceived at all, and more- over it was nob like a gipsy going to some silly servant girl or some weak, ignorant person. Mrs Walmsley was a fairly educated woman, apparently very intelligent, and there had been no imposition on a weak and ignorant creature. The magistrates fined the prisoner £ 5 and costs, with the alternative of- a mouth's imprisonment. The fine was paid.

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