29 APRIL 1899, Page 19

A remarkable instance of blood-feud is reported from Peshawur in

Wednesday's Times, the victim being a bands- man in the Hampshire Regiment and the assassin a glsezi, one of the Zakka-khel Afridis, who had come down from the mountains with the express purpose of murdering a Christian. It seems that in the recent frontier war the Za kka-khels lost more heavily than any other section of the Afridis, and now that their casualties are becoming known, the relatives of the dead men consider they have a blood-feud with all white men. As several crimes of this sort have occurred in rapid succession, it is not surprising to learn that intense excitement prevails at Peshawur.