erful. They are experts in entering false items in their account books, which at last prove 'fatal' to the ryots. They do not personally inspect the fields, but enter the accounts of the crops just as they please. All kinds of taxes, e.g., land cess, village service cess etc. that the Karanam at first proposes are confirmed by his superiors. There is not one among the Revenue Inspectors, Tahasildars and Jamabandi Officers who is able to discover the deceit the Karanam practises and to put down the irregularities. The regulations of the revenue department are such that many become corrupt, though there are few who are honest. The paper next states that the Sircar itself knows that the karanams of Ganjam Cuddapah and Nellore are quite dishonest. This is found in the report of the Survey Administration for the 1897-99.
Page 168, June 2nd 1900, Transfer of Police Station at Nabobpet, Nellore
A.G. of the 2nd June, referring to the rumour that the police station at Nabobpet in Nellore is to be transferred to another place, disapproves of the proposal, as Nabobpet is a large centre of growing trade. It says that the non-establishment of police stations at reasonable distances from the villages is the cause of frequent occurrence of crime in Nellore Taluq and requires the authorities to remedy the evil instead of transferring the existing police stations.
Page 170, June 9th 1900, Absence of Schools and Roads in the villages
A.G. of the 9th June, referring to the Madras Administration Report for 1898-99, declaring that, there are no schools in 15,087 large villages and in 1,388 small villages, strikes the proportion and remarks that 53 per cent of the larger and 94 per cent of the smaller villages are faring without schools, and asks "when will the government attend to the piece of injustice, and why does not the government establish a small school in every village as people without education are like brutes?" It further asks, "why not levy a tax under the name of "school cess" or "education cess” and establish schools with the money so realized, or why not appropriate one half of the village cess to village establishments, one fourth of it to schools and the remaining one fourth to the sanitation of the villages?" It remarks that surveys and settlements are frequently had recourse to and heavy burdens are im