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OUK IllNllOSTAN LETTER.
Kasdy, Ceylon, Oct. 16th, iSSS.
"Indeed you must see a planters home
and a cacao estate before you leave Ceylon,"
said our genial host one bright morning in
the golden October days. " But is it not a
long, fatiguing drive," we asked. 4lOh 1
no, delightful, and you will enjoy it," ex
claimed his cheerful little wife.whose busy
bee dainty little touches here and there
beautified her home, as she looked well to
the ways of her household, and were a si
lent rebuke to the rest of the idlers loung
ing in the great bamboo, easy chairs, with
which every verandah both in India and
Ceylon is provided ; there are also little
table's for tea and palm leaf fans of pretty
and odd devices. As the beauty of the
little city of Kandy nestled in the lap of the
lovely, green mountains of Ceylon, was
growing quite familiar after a month's so
journ we hailed with pleasure the prospect
of an outing arranged for the next day
to Palla-kellie, tlie largest cacao (chocolate)
estate in the Island of Ceylon, and a moat
charming drive it provcd.past the bcautif ul
ornamental lake made by the Kandyan
kings nearly a hundred years ago, quite
nearthe celebrated Buddhist temple known
as the "Dalada Maligawa," or Temple of
the Tooth," (in which is enshrined thisal
leged relic of Buddha,) past pretty pictur
esque bungalows, so shrouded in beautiful
trees and shrubs, and curtained in clinging
green and blooming vines as to be scarcely
-dlscernable in the distance ; through small
matire villages where we saw natlyes drying
wild coffee. Along a tree embowered
mooth road over which we bowled at a
good rate of speed, the sunbeams sifting
softly down turning into vivid,goiden-green
the lovely foliage of this tropical forest.and
lighting up the dusky faces of the coach
man and syce in neat, white liveries with
only a dash of brightness in the red turbans
and cammcrbuno, (sashes.) Now there are
glimpses of the tall mountain peaks, the
river Mahaveli ganga winding in and out
like a silver thread among the varied shades
of the woodland j now and then fleeting
glances are obtained of tea plantations,
Soon a beautiful view is before us ; far
away and below us flows the shining riven
along the banks grow many varieties of
lovely, tropical trees of rich and brilliant
foliage, beyond the green hills crested
with Australian gum trees and sheltered
by the purple blue mountains, overhead
floated pear-grey clouds, near us were pret
ty tenaced rice fields, their soft, delicate
green resembling our young wheat field at
home j the gay "Tamil" costumes worn by
the native women and children lent an
added picturesqueness to the scene.as they
merrily pursued their task of weeding the
tender, young rice. Great grey bowlders
frowned down on us from one side, partly
screened by scraggy shrubs, and dotted by
moss and lichen. In many places we saw
numerous coolies busily engaged in clear
ing and burning the brush and timber
from steep hills, preparatory to converting
them into thriving tea plantations. Many
of the former great coffee estates in this
part of the Island have failed, owing to a
virulent attack of leaf fungus, (Hemilia
vastatrix,) and are now being utilized as
tea and cacao estates. We are soon at the
river, In whose cool depths many natives
are bathing, laughing and splashing about.
We are speedily ferried over in a very prim
itive ferry boat by native boatmen and
landed on a splendid cacao estate of 1300
acres in a flourishing state of cultivation,
and are driven through a wilderness of
cacao trees, the ruby-colored corrugated
fruit grows along the body and branches
of the small trees,and is about the size and
shape of a nutmeg melon, only more slen
der, and grows with the large end to the
stein and is very pretty among the dark
green velvet-looking leaves. The cacao of
this and the Kondcsale estate adjoining
are said at present to "top the London
market." My readers must not confound
the product of the cacao tree with that of
the coconut palm,(as many persons at first
do,) tor they are entirely different. Grow
ing among the cacao trees are many coffee
bushes, some with small, white flowers,
others are full of red and green berries j
both Arabian and Liberlan coffee glow
here side by side. Next we drive through -
a small forest of beautiful Cera or Brazilian
rubber trees with graceful drooping branch
es and pale, delicate, green leayes.so lovely
and attractive I could not resist the temp,
tatlon of plucking a coveted cluster and
triumphantly displaying my prize, causing
dire consternation among the occupants of
our carriage as the thick, milky liquid fell
from the broken stems spoiling whatever
it touched. In some places the branches
on either side meet and form a green leafy
canopy, through which the sunlight trem
bles with subdued glow.
To be concluded.
The Cherokee Nation Is going ahead.
They have in operation 100 common
schools, with an aggregate attendance of
4,049 pupils and an average of 24S6; a
high school for boys, with an aggregate of
211 and an average of I56students;a female
seminary nearing completion, with a capa
city of 175 students, and an orphan asylum
containing 145 children. Besides these
schools sustained by the nation, the Baptist
Presbyterian, Congregationalist and Cum
berland Presbyterian Churches have
mission schools, which are putting in valu
able work. The New Orleans SMet ex
presses the hope that all this education will
not have the result of spoiling good Indian
to make poor semi-civilized citizens.
The cow and the republican city ticket
alike had to go yesterday.
Some say W. A. Humphry owes his elec
tion to his uncle Cap.
The cow proves to be not as good a voter
as the sheep.
We are closing out our stock of boots and
shoes, and to show you that we mean wha
we say quote you a few of our prices
Ladies' best French kid button shoes a
$4-35 regular price, $5.50, none better in
town ; ladies' extra quality French kid, but
ton, at $3 75, regular price, $5.00; ladies
good French kid, button, at $3, regular
price, $4; ladles' bright Dongola, Dutton.at
$2.75, regular price, $3 50; ladies' bright
Dongola, button, neat and good, $2, regu
lar price $3; ladies' American kid, $2, reg
ular price, $3; ladies' American kid, $1.25,
regular price, $2; child's oil grain button
school 6hoes, from $1 to $1.20; a few pairs
of ladies' rubbers, 30 cents to 40 cents;
men's rubbers, 50 cents; also a large as
sortment of men's boots. Come and see.
Brownell & Staxard.
Removal. Misses E. & C. Howard
have moved their millinery store into rooms
in the Pearce block over J. J. Dubruillcs
harness shop, where they invite old and
new customers to call on them.
New raisens, currents,citron, lemons and
oranges received at Wallace & Thompson's.
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G. L. BLACK&1AN,
Successor io E. W.Landon.
0, K. I aim Shop.
House and Carriage Painters,
Decorators and Paper HangersJ
All work guaranteed. :
VASSALLO & THOMPSON.
(Successors to Henry Suesena.)'
For Pall and Winter
L E. BLAIN'S.
Rubber Coats and Boots, ' Sho:
Widk Indigo Prints A large Invoice
of the above goods has been received, and
will be sold at mliienl friers. Thcv are de
sirable patterns and are a lurgnin'
Samuel E. Young.
OVERCOATS, Fine Assortment,
Pea Jackets-Chinchilla. Astrachan
Pull Line of Duck Suitings,
AM. GRADES WOOLEN OVER SHIRTS
Big Stock Cardigan Jackets,
HEAVY MERINO AND ALL WOOL UNDERWEAR.
Winter Gloves and Mittens
ALL WEIGHTS LEATHER BOOTS AND SHOES.
UMBRELLAS, HATS, ETC.
L.t but not ie..t. urge ook of CLOTNINC AND FURNISHINGS
X.JE3 BLAI KT,
In making my announcement for the Fall I beg to call attention to the
DRY GOODS In th department my Btock is unu8u;llly lttr2 ""J 00lnplt.
Dress goods iu nil the leading styles ; good Bliades for Fall n IWmtorJgoods
selected from the beat Eastern and Foi-)i(;n linportatians. iu avii.
ties in trimmings and buttons, shawls, blaukets, boiiio extra good values ia
white blankets, table linens, towels, etc.
CARPETS 11 ? enUrgad fioi!itio3 for showing carpets has enabled me to
make large purchases ia this department. lean show afine lino of Ingrains
at low prices, some, oboice patterns in Body BrussbW and Tapestrios. I am
making carpets a leading branch of my business.
RMiTS AND SrlflFS I carry the larest line of Boots and Shoes in the city
and have paid special attention to getting the good beBt suited to this trad
and I can show a fine line of goods. I keep in stock, tho best makes in the
country, and have endeavored to get a line of low prioe goods that I can guar
antee to giye satisfaction. Anything in Boots, Shoes or Itubberi fur men, wo
men an! children caa be found in this department. It is in fact a shoe store
nnnnrmro t .nM;al otr.ntinn fn IfnnninEr a full line of Staple
Fancy Groceries, uncolored ttas.roasted and ground coffees, canned fruits, th
latest specialties in breakiast gocas eic.,,canii us ... r .....
Pure, fresh goods and good value for money is my aim.
I would especially call the attonticn of paries laying in theirJFull
supplies to my large stock nf
FALL AND WINTER GOODS!
l:am jbetterj prepared than ever to meet their wants. In all de
partments I am prepared to meet tits
Growing Demands of Linn County,
City of Albany,
And ask a thorough inspection of ray ttock.
Samuel E. Young.
first-class eooda at bottom Dricea ia wmt tha rmtilin want. TU. T have
at.my store in this city. Bought at Bankrupt sales I can aell'my stock of
consisting of dress goods, gents.furnishing goods, olo thing, etc,
on tain many artioUs worth examining
Cash or goods will be paidjforjall kinds of country produce.
0 W, SIMPSON,
A. J. ROSSITER. V. ft
Graduate of Ontario Tetariniry
Is praparod to trait dlaaauu nf ill l
mtatlo animal on seiantlfls principles.
Basidanoe and offloa two nrtAPi Aaaf a
Optra House, Albany.
OR. C. WATSON MASTON
Physician and Surgeon.
Offloe opposite tha Democrat Offloa.
STOCKMEN AND FARMERS
I hereby certify that Dr. I. It. Woodl
has successfully operated on my rldtjlng
norpe. maau ha. 1 3 4
For further reference in regard toriag
Ings inquire of Wra. Peterson, Dava rt
tenon, Lebanon ! John Hardman, Alfred
Wolverton, Albany ; Sam Gaines, 80I0I
Wm. Foster, Prloevllle. I practice Yater
Inarv tnAdlnina In Alhanv and country
surrounding. Office and residence corns'
nn ana wasmngton sts.