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Tea Pbesw Assooutiok.—Copyright.]

CALCUTTA, October 21,

Further particulars of the fighting in the Chagm Valley show that Brigadiergeneral Biggs found 8,000 Khals, Orakzais, and Afridis occupying Dargai and other heights commanding the Chagm Pass. Lieutenant - colonel Dempster's three Sikh batteries were massed at Chagru, Kotar, and Samana Ridge. The Sikhs supported the Goorkhas and Dorsetshire Regiment, who in single file climbed the mountain path I,oooft high under the enemy's fire, which temporarily checked the advance. The Goorkhas, who fired with great accuracy, were reserved until the men were exposed on the unsheltered zone. Three companies crossed this zone at a rush, losing heavily, while the remaining forces intercepted a flank attack. Mean while, the artillery fire from Fort Gulistan failing to dislodge the enemy, the Gordon Highlanders essayed to cross the zone. Many fell, but under cover of the guns they ultimately succeeded in joining the Goorkhas, the remainder of the force streaming after them. The Gordon Highlanders, with other companies, then seized the enemy's position.

After Brigadier-general Biggs's forces had gained the enemy's position the tribesmen fled.

The rebels are fortifying a position com. manding the Sempozha Pass.

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THE INDIAN FRONTIER., Issue 10451, 22 October 1897

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THE INDIAN FRONTIER. Issue 10451, 22 October 1897

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