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TBR WOMEN OF INDIA.

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THE QUAKER AND HIS WATCH.

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JAPANESE LACQUER TREE.

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JAPANESE LACQUER TREE. Japanese lacquer is a very curious substance. A øimple tree sap, like maple sap, it is, yet when applied to wood or metal quite indestructible A coat of lacquer is proof against alcohol against boiling water, against almost all known agencies. The lacquer tree of Japan is vert large. It is always cut down at the age of forty rears, as thereafter it begins to dry up. Each tree yields on its demolition about six barrels of lacquer sap. The Japanese are very careful not to let foreigners into the secrets of lacquering. t

QUEER MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS.