INDIA: Alwar's Holiday

Lean, hard Sir Jey Singhji Bahadur, Maharaja of Alwar. is the man who annually distributes his weight in silver to the poor. Polo and racquets keep him down to about $500 worth. In January H. H. sent out a hurry call for British troops, insisting that 15,000 bearded Meos tribesmen were terrorizing Hindu shopkeepers, making things too hot for his own little army of 500. The troops came, the revolt stopped instantly (TiME, Jan. 23).

Inquisitive British officials followed the troops. To their surprise they found Al-war's finances a Chinese puzzle of...

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