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TBR WOMEN OF INDIA.

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JAPANESE LACQUER TREE.

QUEER MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS.

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QUEER MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. Among the queer instruments in the Motm politan Museum of Art, New York are a cane violin and a trio flute. The former is a peculiar. narrow instrument of small size, but perfect ia every detail, made in imitation of a walking- Stick and furnished with an ornamental k. handle. The strings are held by small iron piDft, and are tuned by a key. When not in use a small bow slips within the stick, attd a rommt cover, held by metaj bands, conceals the eierot little instrument. The' length of the violin it 2ft. llin., and its greatest width is lfin. It in a German conceit, and dates from the nineteenth century. Like the cane violin, the ea»o ia also of German make, but it dates from early is the eighteenth century. The flute is ia C, and is made of light wood, ornamented with tomadl bands of the same colour and Snishttd witfl a knob. The lower joint is solid. It has holes and one flat brass kqy. iattoMMi blown at the side. like the tranaverae Sato, mmi to an excellent soimdm