Page 375. December 1st 1900, Revenue Sists
A.G. of the 1" December, asks why the assessment of any year should be collected in that very year. The troubles to which the ryots are put as the date of payment nears are indescribable. In 1899 during the months of March, April and May, the prices of food grains were very low and the editor who is also a ryot, had to mortgage all his jewels for paying sist. The fields since then did not produce good crops for want of rains. So he has not yet redeemed those jewels. Why not, the paper asks, the assessment due for any particular year be collected in one or two instalments, during next fasli, before the end of December? It hopes that the Madras Government will take the subject into its consideration.
Page 377, Kodur - construction of bridge over the stream
A.G. of 1st December states that the paper was originally started only for the benefit of the Kodur village (Nellore district) and that, therefore the readers should not get disgusted for publishing articles about the village frequently in the paper. A streamlet runs across the road leading to Kodur. During rains it is flooded with water from Kodur tank causing much inconvenience to passengers. The paper requests the District Collector to get a bridge constructed over the stream.
Kodur - posting a worthy Village Munsif
A.G. of 1st December, asks whether the petty village servants such as vetties receive their pay regularly and whether the rumour that the village heads get the work of their fields done by such servants without paying them anything in return is true? It also asks why a capable, intelligent and worthy village Munsif should not be appointed (for Kodur) to dispose of all petty cases.
Page 383, December 8th 1900, Laws favourable to Zamindars
A.G. of 8th December, observes that the Madras Government of late been framing laws for the benefit of the Zamindars, but has not cared for the ryots. This is but natural as ryots are poor. There is none to make an attempt to remove their difficulties. It is said that an Act for making certain Zamindari estates impartiable is going to be passed. It may be con-