Foreign News Notes, Mar. 15, 1926

Despatches reported that at the coronation of the notorious "Mr. A." as Maharaja Sir Hari Singh of Jammu and Kashmir (TIME, March 8) over 337,837 rupees ($125,000) was expended upon the hire and expenses of dancing girls, who were brought "from all over India" to entertain his guests.

For good measure, it was told that "Mr. A." flung a diamond necklace valued at 540,541 rupees ($200,000) to one of them, a nautch* dancer from Delhi.

Echoes of the so-called "typewriter scandal," precipitated when King George discovered that most of the typewriters used by...

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