Nightly in the old Bowery Theatre, Manhattan, one may hear the eerie shiver of the Oriental cymbal, the monotonous turn-turn of the bass drum, the ultra-bitter sneer of the violin's E-string. This continues from 7 to 12 p. m., without interruption. It is Chinese music, the real article, just imported fresh from Canton. Every few days a new opera is presented, in Chinese, by Chinamen and Chinawomen artists and singers, for a Chinese audience and entirely in the Chinese manner. The following opera may be taken as...

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