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FILICES. Gleichenia dichotoma, Willd. Teressa.
Little Nicobar Interior. Acrostichum scandens, J. Sm. · Car Nicobar, etc. Do. A. aureum, L.
Beach forest, Polypodium adnascens, sw.
Northern islands, Everywhere.
etc. P. quercifolium, L.
From these figures it appears that, on the whole, the population has remained fairly stationary since the last census. With regard to Chowra, I am inclined to believe that the decrease is due not only to the fact that many of the natives have migrated to Camorta and other islands of the group, but to the number of the children now on the island having been understated to the enumerators. Much of the increase shown in the central group and Teressa is attributable to immigration, and very probably also to incorrect information having been furnished to the enumerators, either at this census or the last one. As to the Shom Pen, it is still impossible to ascertain their numbers.-E. H. Man-Supp., And. and Nic. Gazette, March 2, APPENDIX I
TRADE ARTICLES AND THEIR VALUE IN THE NICOBARS
List of the principal articles imported by the traders for sale to the Kar Nicobarese :
Price in Coconuts. Nickel-silver soup-ladle
500 pairs. long spoon
500 table spoon and fork .
20-40 pairs, according to size. Decanters
60-80 China plates
40-80 Enamelled plates
40-80 Matches, packet of 12 boxes
24 pairs. Needles, i dozen
12 Thread, i dozen balls Chinese tobacco, i packet
40 Tobacco, 1 bundle Red cloth, 1 piece 1 piece (Turkey).
1600 White calico, i piece
800 Chinese black cloth, 1 piece
600 Madras handkerchiefs, 1 piece
800-2000 pairs. Fancy coloured chintz and saris
500-600 Chattis and pots
10-40 American knives
20-60 Burmese daos
40-200 Table knives.
40-160 Two-anna pieces
30-50 Wooden and tin clothes-boxes, looking-glasses, sugar, camphor, Epsom salts, Eno's fruit salt, turpentine, castor oil, cabin biscuits, etc.
PRESENTS AND BARTER
Articles found to be in demand during the cruise of the Terrapin :ANDAMANSRed cotton (salu), clay pipes, leaf tobacco, matches, rice, sugar, axe-heads,
parangs, iron wire and scraps, files, long nails. NICOBARSNorthern.
Southern Islands. Cigars, cigarettes. Cigarettes.
Cigarettes. Chinese and Javanese Chinese and Javanese Chinese and Javanese tobacco. tobacco.
tobacco. Matches. Matches.
camphor, castor oil, camphor, castor oil, camphor, castor oil,
plaster. Silver (?) wire. Silver (?) wire, soup
Silver (?) wire.
ladles. Red cotton. Red cotton.
and trousers, sarongs. Biscuits and crusts. Rice.
Rice. Parangs, knives, axes, beads,
needles, thread, soap, shoes.