Harper’s Weekly, November 6, 1869, page 715 (News Brief)
Who has a desire to understand what first-class Chinese music is like? The editor of a San Francisco paper has attended a Chinese theatre for the purpose of ascertaining, and thus enlightens the public: "Imagine yourself in a boiler manufactory when four hundred men are putting in rivets, a mammoth tin–shop next door on one side, and a forty-stamp quartz mill upon the other, with a drunken charivari party with six hundred instruments in front, four thousand enraged cats on the roof, and a faint idea will be conveyed of the performance of a first-class Chinese band of music."

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