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surprising why it is not known to the government that it is very unjust to sell the salt required to make Conge at a high price to those that are absolutely very poor.

Page 243, August 18th 1900, Postal Irregularities

The A.G. of the 18th of August, complains that the newspapers and letters posted do not reach the addressees regularly and that they are not delivered to the proper addressees. A few articles posted are delivered while the others are not delivered. They were destroyed during transit. The Sasilekha has often lamented over the said irregularity, but no improvement has been made in the matter. The paper requests the government to issue strict orders to the postal authorities to check the irregularity.

Page 243, August 25th 1900, Beggars in India

The A.G. of the 25th August says, that India may be called a land of beggars. Many millions of people have made begging a regular profession and .means of livelihood. They believe that there is nothing wrong or disgraceful in begging. The paper proposes that an Act should be passed requiring beggars to obtain a licence on a fee of rupee one every six months. The licence should be granted then only under the rules that they should not tease people, that they should take alms only when it is given for the mere asking, that they should go their way when refused, and that defaulters would be prosecuted and punished.

Page 241, Survey and Settlements

The A.G. of 25th August, writes thus :—If surveys and settlements are frequently made what gain is there in the profession of cultivation?. The English government has no idea of this simple fact. Frequent occurrences of famine has reduced the ryots to absolute poverty. It appears to the ryots very cruel that their fields should be subjected to surveys and settlements again and again. The English being foreigners, they are unable to understand this fact.

Page 242, Village Roads

The A.G. of the 25th August, writes thus:—Under the name of land cess the road tax is collected in villages though there are no roads there.