in a busy newspaper office, we have not had time to revise and compile
the new matter methodically, yet our " Gold, Gems, Pearls, &c," has
now become a very considerable volume. Besides copious extracts from
the pages of our Tropical Agricultmist and daily press we are
also indebted to the pages of Streeter and of an exceedingly useful
little American book entitled " Underground Treasures: How and Where to
Find them," by James Orton, a.m.
Later information respecting the Pearl Fisheries and Geology of the Island is also given.
trust this second and greatly enlarged edition will be even more
appreciated than the first, owing more especially to the two useful
Maps, prepared for us at the Surveyor. General's Office, with which it
A. M. & J. FERGUSON.
Colombo, Februaky 1888.