known to all. If the government punishes those culprits that are found out, the irregularities may decrease to some extent. It does not do so. It does not notice such a small paper as this. This is a great defect in its administration. It is its duty to redress the people's grievances by ascertaining them through the paper they read. The Madras Government forgets this duty.
Page 330, October 27 1900, Tackling Crime
A.G. of the 27th October, adverting to the recent murder of Mr. Singara Velu Pillai, observes that cruel murders are often perpetrated in Madras. The Madras police is ignominiously unable to detect culprits. Intelligent men are wanting everywhere in the police department and Madras is no better in this respect. The police must try by all means to detect the murderers in the said case. It would be a great shame if it should fail to do so.
Page 339, Hindu Child Marriages
A correspondent (Nayana Sastry), to the A.G. of the 27th October observes that the untimely and too early marriages in the Hindu families are productive of many evils causing great anxiety to them. He calls on the patriots of India to ask the government to take this subject into its consideration and to legislate that a father or guardian who performs the marriage of a son or ward when he is poor or when the son is in his minority will be punished with rigorous imprisonment for one year and solitary confinement for a part of the term.
Page 334, November 3rd 1900, Postal Stationery
A.G. of the 3rd November, referring to a complaint that postal stamps, cards and covers are not procurable at Nabobpet, remarks that what is complained of is quite true and that the Editor himself has experienced the difficulty and that the authorities should therefore soon to attend to it. A separate post office authorised to transact all branches of postal business must be opened. The paper thinks it also necessary that a Telegraph signaller should be attached to the post office for transmitting telegraphic messages.
Page 363, November 10th 1900, Supplies by Village Officers