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THE SAGUACHE CRESCENT In Baluehistan Block House in by the National Geographlc sty. Washington. D. C.) the disturbed conditions he Past year along the border of India, Baluch- lstan, a short distance to the her Potential trouble zone Onl been relatively t Y on one or two occasions heir minor disturbances in this frontier province. customs of Baluchistan are different from those of the many a strange compromise made by the British politi. agents in dispensing justice among ' natives. do not own Quetta, ey conquered a small region They hold it under a per- from the khan of Kalat. the ferocious tribes of these and beyond used to for their existence up- into India, and for a time sumptuously on the spoils Horde after horde of these Warriors established temporary over the rich cities of plains, only to be over- turn when they became the influence of luxury. the trouble among the na- .n concerns wives. act of as much consequence and their parents give the s and best food to the sons ; death rate among daugh- higher, with the result are not enough wives to especially as some of he avail themselves of the permission and buy more helpmate. llke camels, are bought at and, llke camels, are often glrl's preference is not and as her betrothal in Ses has taken place before she not infrequently pre- to her husband. Woe to vet, If her unfaithfulness is or suspected, for it then duty of her husband, her ather, or her brother to kill mercy, and to kill her he can be found What Adam Khan Did. was sixteen years old. was wakened and went door, but found no one. a second time, but even quiet. So he lay and the third time he saw a to his mother, Amino. roused his father, Dost Me- the lover, Nasho escaped Mohamme. ' - . ' . . u loves his wife and from killing her. Nay, he even Protect her against the venge- er son, So It happened that am tried to shoot his mother father who first fell. After- too, was slain. Then, while ;Yet dark, Adam bld In a nul- ..gUlly} near the door of her lover, his gun pointed and cocked. lover, however, had been too return home, and when Adam the first man who came out In the gray twilight, tt was father, Karim. who fell As he was desperately ed, the old man of his own ac- raised his head that another bullet might end his suffer- day was advanced and the Political agent had finished Adam Khan sought him Justice. ps you Would think Justice by hafiging Adam. Far That WOuld have started a Which WOuld have lasted, per- forever, and many yet unborn kill each other because the bal- 'f JhsUce had, in this Instance, the beam. The English polltl- wise from long experience, the village elders and laid before them. Decision In Complicated Case. versed in thd customs of their from time Immemorial, the arrived at their decision. cae been simple, both the mother and her lover wOuld slain and the case ended. the lover, however, the tat- Well. had fallen and, so far, the boy Adam, In accomplish. killing of his moth- the loss of his father thls he deserved compen- 'he blood recompense for is 8,000 rtfPees; but, as ePllcated by the fact in's con and heir, not his done, not a murder, but Baluchietan. a manslaughter, the heir ought not to receive as much. Hence the elders de- creed that the lover should pay Adam Khan 500 rupees and besides provlde hlm with two girls as wives. The English agent confirmed thls Solomonlike decision; the lover paid the rupees, gave one niece to Adam, and promised a daughter, yet unborn, when she should be of marriageable age. All was acceptable to both par- ties and they have lived in love and harmony, after this happy union of their families, ever since. Not always, however, does the Eng- llsh political agent comply exactly with the Judgment of the elders. In the case of Miriam, for instance, the political agent found her with her nose slashed off and bound up with a dirty rag. He asked her who had done this. "My husband," said she. So the agent sent for the husband, Halim and asked why he had mutilat- ed his loving wife "Ob, because I thought I saw her speaking to Sharbat Khan," said he. "But dld she do so?" inquired the agent. "Who knows? Perhaps not," said Halim. "Well, but I really cannot let you cut off your wife's nose for nothing at all," said the political agent. "You must go to Jail for one year." Halim Preferred the Jail. The elders came to the agent and remonstrated against such severity. "Perhaps it would not have been amiss," said they, "to put Hallm In Jail for three months. Yet a man's wife is his own. She is bought with a great price. Why should he not cut off her nose if he pleases? It is, after all, his own loss. Surely, Sahib, you will let Hallm out of Jail." "Tomor- row," said the agent, "I will give my decision." The next day he pronounced this Judgment: "I will release Halim on either of two conditions. Either he must restore his wife's nose safe and sound or he must cut off his own nose in exactly the same fashion as lmrs." The elders were amused greatly by this alternative. They withdrew their protest, Halim served his term in jail, and was released without retaining rancor against so Just a sentence. In another instance the Mohamme- dan Mahmud, instead of contenting himself with the girl chosen by his mother and sisters to be his wife and first to be seen by hlm after the mar- riage ceremony, found for himself a pretty Hindu girl and persuaded her to be his bride. But he could not make up hts mind to marry her un- less she should first profess his re- ligion. So Mahmud consulted the mullah of hts village as to how she might be- come MussulmanL The mullah made no difficulty of it. All that was neces- sary, so he said, was that the lovely Hindu girl should say before him: "There is no God but God, and Mo- hammed is the prophet of God." "But stay," added the priest. "You must pay for your bride, of course. As It would be sinful to give a great sum for her to the worthle Hindu, her father, you may give it to me, my son." The young man easily perceived the reasonableness of the first part of the priest's proposal, but he could not by no means see why his wife's dowry should be given to the priest. In .his perplexity he consulted the chiefs ot the wazirs. "The priest," sold they, "is quite right in telling you not to give the dowry to the Hindus; but it should come to us. not to him. We are the authorlties." Billiard Table Instead of Feud. But before this was done the elders of the mahsuds heard of the transac- tion. While approving, like the wa-' zirs, the withholding of the money from the Hindus, they let it be known that, being the superiors of the wa- zirs, the elders of the mahsuds wets the proper recipients in this instance, All parties appealed the question to the British political agent. After ms. ture consideration he readily foresaw that either of the dispositions pro- posed would most probably lead to a feud. Hence, in the Interest of peace and as representing the real topnotcb superior power of the whole region, he very reasonably decided that the dew, ry should be paid over to him. As there was no appeal posslbis this was readily complied with, and the political agent, not knowing a bet. ter dlspositron, made it over to tht club as a contribution for the new bl Hard table I CAP00.00 AND00' BELLS00 HIS UNHONORED DUST A welcome caller, after many kind receptions, plucked np his courage and asked his hostess why a beautiful urn in tlle living room was always covered over. "Oil, it contains my husband's ashes," was the response. "So sorry," replied the guest, "but I had no Idea you were a widow." "I'm not..My husband is just too stingy to buy ash trays."Argonaut. PLACE FOR BRIDGE 1,, - \\; " , . , "They say auction bridge is respon- sible for a lot of nervous breakdowns." "I know it. It won't be long before we'll have to go to an asylum for a really good game." Costly Interrogative The man who said that: "Talk Is cheap," We very much incline To think ne'er said with ardor deep, "Darling, will you be mine?" Little Encouragement "You look very ill." "I can't sleep. I have a bill due to- morrow." "Why didn't you tell me that be- fore?" "Can you lend me the money?" "No, but I can give you a sleeping draught." Helping Moike Visitor--Me brother Moike's in Jail and I don't know what to do. I thought maybe you'd give me some advice. Lawyer (sarcastically) -- Do you want me to give it to you gratis? Visitor--No; I want you to give it to me brother. The Fresh Thing l Sue--Look at that silly chap over there. H e's tryixg to flirt with you l I'd like to glee him a good punch in the jaw! Mae--So would I! That's my hus- band ! Needed It Mrs. Symtle-Joyt'e--What a heauti- flfl piano! But why have you tacked that piece of sandpaper to it? Mrs. Neweriche--That's to keep my husband from striking matches on it. MAID A PARAGON "Are you satisfied with your new maid ?" "Very. She's too old to get married and too fat to wear my things. So I think we'll be able to keep her." How, Indeed? "Daddy, I know why words have roots," Said smiling little Flu. "'Cause if they hadn't any roots How could the language grow?" Circumstantial Evidence Mrs. Pryer--Do you think Mrs. Slack is a woman who has seen much life in her time? Mrs. Guyer-- Goodness, gracious, yes! Why, there isn't an insecticide on the market but what she is fa- miliar with, my dear. Correct Henderson--Your wife says that dia- mond she wears is simply priceless. 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They do say that back In tile dim ages of half a lnmdred years ago. when the great poet and essayist .Matthew Arnohl,awas in this country scattering sweetness and light from the lecture platform, he reached Phil- adelphia one evening Just an hour or two before lie was to till an engage- ment there. When the welcoming committee had properly received. honored and lodged their distin- guished guest he informed them that he had to have his,S2.000 for the lecture paid In advance. They gra- ciously proceeded to write him a check for ttle amount, but to timir consternation the great poet in- formed them tint a check would not do--that he had to have cash. and in advance. The banks being closed, the com- mittee did not know wlmre they Lost 17 Pounds of Fat Here's a letter written October 21, 1929, by Mrs. Fred Barrlnger of Lewistown, Montana, that ought to be read by every overweight woman in America. Gentlemen: I started taking Krus- chen every morning as directed as I was very much overweight and want- ed to reduce. I had tried going on a diet but would get so hungry that my diet would not last long. so I decided to ;ve "Kruschen Salts" a fair trial. day I started to take them I weighed 256 lbs. and at present, which has been Just four weeks. I weigh 239 lbs. And I must say, I feel better in every way, besides looking uch better. poet Just before the time scheduled for the lecture. could lay their hands on such a sum After carefully putting the bank in so short a lime. 'File happy notes lfi his wallet and storing them thonght occurred to them to get the . . . !m an inside pocket the great Mr Ar- personal promise of pavnlent anti in- t .. . " . _ . ".,,.: _ . ;. Inolo radiating sweetness and light. tlorsemen or some o t illiaflelp[|la's _ , . ........... su'nneu nut on the platform before nest-gnown miluonawes who, m Tact . . ..... ' t- --" I I Is wmtmg and eutlmsiasttc audience were Known a 1 over the wet o. 'lney _ _ . . , ........ : lan(1 negan ins lecture on "l'he Re- gOt 8UCII all inuorsemont 011l: Tl'lar r r " " ' TI . I 'rettnble ];endency reward Materall- too was flatly reruseo le peer ' . . , ' . . . " ..... t ism in America."--I athfinder Maga- wl s raging no chances. He ;alu . I zlne down tlle ultimatum that he had tel" " have the $2000 in cash in hand and 1  ,. . r. xerce s -eers are best for liver, beforehand or the wdelv advertised b ............... " " I owem anu somacn, w,ne nttm reite tot lecture would not be delivered. The [ s laxative--three for a cathartic.--Adv. committeemen then scurried abou*.  town borrowing sm'dl sums here and Many a man iq out in the back there and thus succeeded in meeting yard bemoaning his luck when for- the exacting demands of the visiting tune knocks at the front door. 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But it has every-day uses all mothers shouhl understand. A coated tongue May all large people, both men and women, who want to reduce in an easy way, give Kruschen Samite a fair trial. I am sure it will convince anyone. A bottle of Kruschen Salts that lasts four weeks costs but 85c at any drugstore in America. Take one half teaspoon in a glass of hot wa- ter before breakfast every morning. To help reduce swiftly cut out pastry and fatty meats and go light on po- tatoes, butter, cream and sugar. Th Kruschen way is the safe war, to reduceTry one bottle and f not Joyfully satisfied--money back.--AdVo GarfieldTea Was Your Grondmolher's Remedy For every sterne ach and intestinal ill. 'Thls good old- fas]ioned herb home remedy for le onstlpatlon, Istomach ills and o t h e r derange- mnts of the sy tern so prevalent these days Is in even greater favor as a family med- icine than In your grandmother'S day. 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