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The Outlook

A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER

VOLUME LVII.

SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER, 1897

FOUR MONTHS

THE OUTLOOK COMPANY

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Published Every Saturday
September 4, 1897

No. 1
THE gateway between India and Af- natives—Forts Maude, Lundi Kotal, and

ghanistan, and therefore the entrance Ali-Muzjid, the last close to the Indian mouth

to the direct route from Russia to of the pass. All of these have been seized by India, is the famous Khyber Pass. Through the tribesmen, after severe fighting. At Fort it British armies have twice marched to Maude it was at first reported that three Afghan wars. Near its Indian end lies the hundred Indian troops (Sepoys) had been main British outpost, Peshawur; beyond its killed, but later news does not confirm Afghan end lies Kabul; midway is Jalalabad, this report. Fort Lundi Kotal was poorly to which the sole surliving officer of •BOKHARA

KASHGAR assacred British army uscaped in 1842. The wild mountain country KARCHIO north and east of the B.

H AR pass is held by many warlike tribes, practi

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RAWALPINDI Afitis and the ( kazis umber many thousand tighting men. If all the tribes were to unite (a not probable SKANDÁHARA

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LAHORE haps put a quarter of a million of men into the field. The Afridis, now in

.MULTAN arms, are the fiercest

QUETTA and wildest of the tribes

Great Britain claims no allegiance

TANT from them, but has tried to secure their friendship by subsidies given in garrisoned, but a brave fight was made before return for their help in keeping open the Khy- it was abandoned. The fall of Fort Aliber Pass. In and near the pass have been · Muzjid gives the tribesmen complete control three outposts held by British troops, chiefly of the Khyber Pass. This, and the facts that

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