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Indian Rob Roys.


Ova need only go t'j Peshawar to find the ••.radifcions of the Highland c.'ttoran converted into the active) praccicoof the Afridi. A Lahviro correspondent of tha" Daily I'ti'.egraph " states that one night recently abo'ii eighty of thi;au turbulent hill men iaidela house notir t'tshawiir. 'Iho brigiindd carriwd away evary thiug va'uab'e i» fclio housa and wounded six tutn, two of whom, including the iambardar of the village, have since died, the rest; being under treatment at foshawar. Towards ciaybrt-ak thy fjang '" liftbd " about 400 cows from .Safadaaug 1 village, but on being hotly pursued gave up the booty and fled. Two days rtltfU' some At'ridis tried to raid the police sroitionat Quiila Bura, but ivaoived such a iVcirui welcoLQu from the police that they had to flee. Th-j following are the details of a daring iacoicy committed by Atridia m a native shrino m l'oshawar itselt. The dacoitf-, 'vho are estimated to be ovor out) hundrea m uuiTib^r, reached the cityatier the gates i\Ad beon dosed, aud breached the wall at .1 pliiGo between Ganj t.nd Lahore gatel.-. •Vlter stationing suiuo tew nieu near the bre.ich, the rest entered the city. A wea,vof residing near was awakened by then entry, but ho v/m at onco seized and orc'ereii co kunp silent on pain of death. Other men were told oil tv keep watch, and the remaining dacoits, between fiifcoen and twenty m number, then boldly entered the jhrino at about eleven p.m., and had no 'Jiiliiiulty m making sure of itb guardians. The At'ridis then made their way into rooms containing valuables, broke opeu iron safes*md carried away all the cash and jewellery m the place. Frontier methods, however, are succeeding by degrees m improving the behaviour of the hillruen. Major Roosekeppel, the Political Officer m the Khyber, has carried h.13 missionary efforts so far as to slip across the Iroutier und burn a village inhabited by incorrigibles who had shown themselves impervious to more conventional measures. The educational effect has been excellent.

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Indian Rob Roys., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6601, 21 June 1905

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Indian Rob Roys. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6601, 21 June 1905

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