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A Concert in India.
We were once misguided enough to
inquire of some native officials in India
what instruments of music their town
possessed, and were waited upon next
day, in consequence, by all the musicians
of the place. First camq a fcroup
of nine women who sang some wild and
plaintive strains in unison in a minor
iey ; one of them kept time by
occasionally snapping her lingers, while
another performed a rude accompaniment
on a small barrel-shaped drum;
the ends of which were covered with
goatskin. The head-dress of some of
these singers was peculiar, and consisted
of folds of calico over the head and
round the throat, rather like the drapery
of some orders of mins, and similar
to that given by painters to St. Anna,
and other holy women of the Bible. The
grouping of these people, os they sat
close together on the ground, was extremely
picturesque ; an listening to
the sad sweetness of their strains, one
could easily imagine such to have been
the appearance and the melody of the
daughters of Jerusalem as they lamented
by the waters of Babylon.
The singing ended, a man was seen to
rise in the background, lifting un enormous
brazen trumpet nearly as long as
himself, on which he blew two most terrific
blasts, excruciating in English ears.
These sounds were prolonged, and
seemed to sink clown through a long
wailing discord inexpressibly painful to
listen to, but not unfrequontly to be
heard in that district of the Punjab.
The effort of blowing the trumpet is
considerable, and we were glad to make
this an excuse for hearing no more of it,
and submitted with the best grace we
could to a performance of tom-tom,
while two more men exercised their
lungs upon horrid little trumpets of a
smaller size. When these were dismissed
we had a kind of duet all on one
note from two men. one of whom beat a
Binall drum open at one end, like a very
deep tambourine, while another played
upon something like a four-stringed
banjo. The lower part of this instrument
was made of a gourd, and two of
the Btrings were passed through blue
glass beads, while the other two were
raised by cowries of different sizes ; the
banjo was further adorned by the green-and-gold
label from some English cotton-reel
or piece of calico, stuck on the
Btem by ay of ornament.
Perhaps this concert was an unusual
amount of native music for English people
to hear at once, but no one can be
long in India without meeting with
Boine of it. Temple Bar.
The Japanese Coolie.
Short in stature, compact in build,
with well expanded chest, limbo oi
shapely mold, with muscles of iron endurance,
small extremities, delicate
they are a marvel of strength.
Some of Miese men have a mass of muscle
in their lowrr limbs such as are seen
delineated in the cuts of the gladiators
of old Eome. And it must be remembered
that these men are from necessity
the least able to indulge in unlimited
quantities of their peculiar food of all
the people in tholancL They illustrate
the lesson that strength and endurance
may exist on a light and scanty diet of
rice and vegetables, together with fish.
The Rikisha men are not so heavily
molded, being of much slighter build,
but they are also full of muscle, though
not so "prodigally developed. The fatigue
these men undergo and withstand
can be partially estimated when it is
remembered that it is not considered an
extraordinary feat for them to travel
forty miles a day with their seated passenger.
No matter how hot it may be;
while the passenger is complaining of
the heat he is being whirled along and
protected by his umbralla from the rays
of the sun. the motivepower neyer flags.
The Rikisha man keeps up a pace like a
deer, his body generally bare to the oun,
being guiltless of clothing that could
inconvenience the free jnovementof the
body or limbs. He takegjnlt'the
quantity of refreshment while on the
road a cup of tea and , modioum voi
rioe being the extent, of Mas goroandix
ing during the travel. And they Kepeat
these exploits day day. npver eating
meat. Japan tor. San Ffwujhco
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