Brisch, sº MyCHEN A JOURNEY FROM MADRAS, &c. CHAPTER XIV. JOURNEY THROUGH THE SOUTHERN PARTS OF CANARA. BºokE I proceed to give an account of my journey through the province of Canara, I shall prepare my reader, by detailing the answers which were sent to my queries by Mr. Ravenshaw, the collector of the southern division; a young gentleman who does credit to the school of Colonel Read, and to Mr. Hurdis, under whom he was formed to business. Query 1st. What proportion of your district consists of land that. has always been uncultivated? Of this, what part might, with proper management, be converted into rice-ground 2 what part into coco nut or Betel-nut gardens 2 What proportion of this waste land is now cleared for grass, what is under forest, and what is enclosed for plantations of timber trees, firewood, &c. - - - Answer. No account of the extent of jungles (forests) has ever been taken. All the surveys that have been made only went to ascertain the cultivated lands, and those capable of culture, but not at present cultivated, and which are 111,965; Morays. Of this, 24, 181 Morays are cleared for grass, 7,043 have a capability of being converted into rice ground, and 1,789 are fit for gardens. No Vol. III. - B CHAPTER XIV. \ºv-/ Jan. 15. Mr. Raven shaw's an swers to my queries.