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1 At a Cabinet meeting at Wellington to day it was intended to fix the date of the general election. The date is expected to be the 12th November, but no telegram has yet arrived as to the final decision of the Cabinet. The following paragraph supplied to the "Lyttelton Times," by its Wellington correaP'ndent, refers to Mrs Hickton, wife of Professor Hickton of horse-trainingcelebrity, who "eaped quite a harvest from her practice of palmistry m Ashburton some months ago: —" A lady who reads hands is doing a roaring trade here. People are nearly all delighted with their characters, and what is more wonderful, with the histories of the past with which she favours each one. There are likewise some accounts of prophecies fulfilled. One is about a young lady well known here, who was told, after examination of the hand, that she would die within a certain time. Some people speak of these things with bated breath, and looks of mighty wonder.J How much of tlies* stories is true and how much the exaggeration of talebearers is more than I can undertake to discover. The bookshops are full of manuals oi palmistry, and the lady professor of the art is very much m vogue."

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2529, 27 September 1890

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Ashburton Guardian Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2529, 27 September 1890