FROM TONKIN TO INDIA
When they wish to clear a mountain they pay a sum to the mokoua or to their chief, who will later adjudge the impost of the village. But he can also, if he likes, evict the new tenants. On the frontier of Thibet these hillmen come freely into the Lamaserais, but are spectators only of the religious exercises. The Loutses are usually, but not by law, monogamists. A proposal for the hand of a daughter is made by offerings to the parentsasome wine, a knife, or a pot, on the acceptance of which depends that of the suitor. Their consent acquired, a betrothal feast ensues, with more gifts from the bridegrooma larger jars of spirit, a pig, a pot, a tripod,, ear - rings, and a tchaupa (Thibetan garment), with the necessary viands. The newly wedded husband visits his bride at his discretion ; after a year of probation the wife takes up her abode with him. Should any discord arise, the parents must return the son-in-lawas presents. Among the polygamous Kioutses the marriage rules are simpler. If the wife does not present her spouse with an heir he does not pay for her. There are few good looks and little modesty among the families
Loutse Types.Loutse Types.