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VOL. XXXII, NO. 127-
FOR DRY SUNDAY
HEAVY TRADE YESTERDAY IN
MAY CLOSE RESORT, DOORS
Chief of Police Hammel Will See
That All Questionable Saloon.
The greatest Saturday trade In bot
tled beers and liquors in the history
of Los Angeles wan reported yesterday
by saloon men in all portions of this
city and while Chief Hammel has
promised that this is to be the dryest
day of all the new year so far as the
selling of liquor Is concerned, the hun
dreds of bottles, tucked under the arms
of their new owners which went to Loa
Angeles homes yesterday, will manago
to. take the - excessive uncomfortable
feeling from the palates of many.
,'. The. order preventing the sale of li
quors on Sunday In any form was again
sent forth yesterday with permission
granted only to restaurants, serving
full meals to their patrons. In this
way the police department hopes to
keep liquor away from the tramps and
vagrants who infest the city Sunday,
coming from the surrounding country
and making the Sabbath a day of
: When the new order was Issued two
weeks ago, a number of the prominent
haloon and restaurant men of Los An
geles were heard to boast that their
political pulls would stave off the Im
pending shortening of their incomes
but a number of these men were quiet
ly notified by Chief Hammel during
the past week that political pulls would
not excuse exceptions in any cases anl
all are to be treated alike.
May Close Entrances
.In addition to the Sunday law being
enforced, the police are contemplating
the enforcing of the ordinance which
prohibits the keeping of entrances be
tween saloons and resorts. Many
restaurants and saloons of Los Ange
les have side entrances leading Into re
sorts apd cheap j lodging houses and all
these wlll.be closed .by the policed.
' The work of the police in the Sunday
prohibition law has been rapid, and five
saloons and restaurants alone remain
with open doors on Sunday In defiance
ofithe order.- These places will receive
careful " attention j today \ and the pro
prietors taken in ! custody if any liquor
The stipulation of the past two Sun
days allowing liquor to be " sold only
in bottle form with meals, failed in its
purpose and in J many restaurants the.
patrons were found drinking with a
single sandwich as a meal. '
; The new orders of the commission al
low only a bona fide meal to serve as
an excuse for drinking liquor on Sun
day and the gravity of the restaurant
keepers offense is to be determined by
the Individual appetites of the entire
commission," taken collectively and
averaged in order to find out what a
square meal actually is.
TOMB OF AARON
FOUND IN ARABIA
CAVE BELIEVED TO BE HIS
Ruins. ' of Buried Semitic City Also
Pired, Including Beautiful
lulldlngs of Hewn
Special Cable to The Herald.
| JERUSALEM, Feb. 4.— The Tulns of
a burled Semitic city have been found
on the line of the Hedscha-Mecca rail
way, In Arabia. Two beautiful build
ings of hewn stone have been un
earthed. They are of gigantic propor
tions; and covered with cuneiform in
A rock hewn cave, believed to be the
tomb of Aaron, has also been dlscov
ered. .' 'feX'.'V**
Mysterious Fatal Shooting
By AfwiK-luU'd Preos.
TEHAMA, Cal., ,Feb. 4.— Allle Derr
aged 11) years, shot himself through the
heart at the home of his parents last
night,' dying almost instantly. The
deceased had attended a dance given
lust night, returning to his home about
midnight, and the shooting occurred
about tin hour later. There being no
witnesses to the affair, it Is undeter
mined as to whether the shooting was
accidental or premeditated.
Non. Union Lumber Men Walk Out
Hy Associated Press
.EUREKA, Cal., Feb. 4.— Fifty, men
employed at Pinkerton's logging camp
on .the Elk river lmve walked out on
strike, leaving their tools In the woods.
They, objected to a new ruling agreed
upon by the lumbermen of this county
to charge $15 for board, More trouble
l» feared in other cainpi. The men
are not unionised.
Los Angeles Herald.
DROPS DEAD IN LOS ANGELES
STREET LODGING HOUSE
WOMAN COMPANION ESCAPES
C. E. Bently, a Preacher From Lin
coln, Neb., Expires Suddenly,
Probably From Heart
In the sudden death of C. 11. Bently,
a minister from Lincoln, Neb., about
0 o'clock liiHt nlKht in a lodging huuse
I at 125 South Los Angeles street., the
police are confronted with a mystery
which promises trouble in the unravel
ing. Bently had been stopping wllh
his wife at the Crocker Mansion. He
has been suffering from heart trouble
and .recently wrote his son that he
feared that when hU wife returned
east, she would be alone.
Bently entered the lodging house ac
companied by anunindentlfled woman.
The place' Is conducted by a Mrs. Doug
las. No sooner had they entered the
place than the man sank to the floor
dying. Mrs. Douglas hastened for re
When she returned the woman had
The deceased was about 60 years old,
well dressed and apparently in good
circumstances. The woman Is de
scribed as being about thirty years old.
She was heavily veiled and no one in
the lodging house saw her features.
While Bently Is thought to have
died from an attack of heart disease,
the circumstances surrounding the
case are of such a nature that the po
lice will ask that an autopsy be held
to discover whether his death was due
to natural causes or to poison.
The man's watch j was missing. A
small' sum of money was found In his
pockets and there were only vague
clues by which his identity might be
The police were unable to find the
woman, nor after a diligent search
could they find where Bently had been
making his home since coming to Los
Angeles. .■• i .■,'■ : •_• ■' , ; . : ' ; .•-. :..
Mrs. Douglas, from whom Bently en
gaged the room, says he asked her' if
he could get a room there and she led
the way to a front apartment and was
In -the act of lighting the lamp when
Bently staggered against the table and
then fell to the floor.' '* After lighting
the lamp she went out without obtain
ing his name, thinking the/ man was
drunk, but the unidentified woman who
accompanied the man attracted her at
tention by her efforts to revive him.
The landlady re-entered the room and
seeing the man was 111 gave the woman
water with which to bathe his face
while she hastened for restoratives.
On her way back to the room she
met the strange woman who was rush-
Ing down the hall toward the stairway,
apparently crying. Before Mrs. Doug
las could Intercept her the woman had
escaped to the street and she was not
• Several men were called in by the
landlady, but Bently was dead before
they reached him.
The fact that Bently was a man of
such apparent prosperity adds mystery
to the case. His clothes were new and
of the latest cut, his shoes were of the
best and he wore a Stetson hat with
the mark of a Lincoln, Neb., hatter in
The only mark of identification was a
receipt from the Pacific Electric ticket
office showing that C. E. Bently had
returned to the office two combination
tickets to the Cawston Ostrich farm
sometime yesteraay. In his. pockets
also were an address book and an ex
pense book, showing that he had
bought several tickets, but the names
of no towns appeared. From, the rec
ords In this book Bently was methodl
caf and careful, as each expenditure
was entered. ' . / .'••.;
■'. The circumstances that causes the
greatest suspicion in the minds of the
deteenves Is that Bently's watch was
missing, while the chain remained In
place and had been tucked Into his
pocket. A pocketbook in an "inside
pocket contained $1 and in the pocket
of hla trousers was a five cent. piece.
In the watch pocket a bunch of Angels
Flight tickets was found, Indicating
that he was living in that district.
The hotels on the hill were canvassed
but Bently's room could not be found.
An Inquest will be held Monday by
iN LOS ANGELES
Attention of the public Is called
to the fact *.**t the circulation of
The Herald In the cliy of Los An.
geles Is g -eater than that of the
Examiner and second only to that
of the Times. This circulation Is
permanent, delivered at the homes
and not thrown about as specimen
copies or. swept Into the gutters.
The Herald, as the eldest morn.
Ing newspaper In Los Angeles, Is
more widely read than meet of Its
contemporaries, and Its value as
an, advertising medium Is corre.
LOS ANGELES, CAL., SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 5, 1905.
GIVE UP COMMAND?
ST. PETERSBURG DISCUSSES
JAPANESE DENY INHUMANITY
Btoeasel and Staff Indignantly Repu
diate Charge That the Surren.
der of Port Arthur Was
By Associated Press.
ST. PETERSBURG, Feb. 4.— Rumors
of General Kuropatkln handing over
his command to General Llnevltch
(commander of the first army) have
been current In St. Petersburg since
the announcement that General Grlp
penberg had been relieved of his com
mand of the, second army. The war of
fice declares they are Immediately im
probable, but Is unable to deny them.
A distinguished general told the As
sociated Press that evidently there had
been friction between General Kuropat
ktn and General Grippenberg-, and add
ed: "I have heard a great deal of talk
about Kuropatkln's asking to be re
lieved, but nothing positive can be said
on the subject at present."
There are two conflicting versions of
the incident. According to one of
them, General Grippenberg complained
to the emperor that General Kuropat
kln had refused to support his flanking
movement, in view of which Grlppen
berg asked to be relieved. The I em
peror, it is added, then telegraphed to
General Kuropatkin, asking for an ex
planation, in reply to which Kuropat
kin wired that his health was shattered
and requested permission to turn over
his command to General Linevitch.
According to the second and ' more
commonly credited version of the
affair, Kuropatkln complained to the
emperor that General Grippenberg un
dertook the, flanking movement in de
fiance of orders, and demanded the
WIND AND FROST COMBINED
Terrible Weather Renders Operations
j; . . Impossible at Present ■;■ ....
ST. PETERSBURG, Feb. 4.— lnterest.
in the ill-starred attempt fto capture
Sandepas is eclipsed by the withdrawal
of General 4 Grippenberg; and uncon
firmed reports regarding the retirement
of General Kuropatkin. • •
According . to the ■ latest / information
received j by the war office operations
on the right flank of the Russian army
are at a standstill. The extreme right
of the Russians continues to hold
Chlantzanhenan, on the Hun river, six
miles northwest of Sandepas.
Apparently both sides are unable to
move on account *of the terrible
weather. . There are 25 degrees of
frost, accompanied by ' wind, but, In
view of the sudden fluctuations in tem
perature at. this time of the year, the
frost may suddenly, decrease and the
Russians would then be confronted
with the alternative of withdrawing in
order to avoid being intercepted by a
Japanese column from Shiilkhe or of
undertaking a general advance. The
latter view finds some confirmation in
a dispatch to the Associated Press from
Tsinkhetchen, reporting a reconnaf.j
sance by General Rennenkampft's force
on the Russian left, which perhaps is
preliminary to an advance.
The military authorities here are en
couraged by the report as showing that
the Russians are able to repeat the
plan ' of reaching the enemy's line of
JAPANESE DENY CHARGE
Declare Their Treatment of Prisoners
Is Most Humane
TOKIO, Feb. 4.— The war department
today issued an extended statement In
denial of charges that Russian prison
ers in Japan have been mistreated.
These charges were alleged to' have
been contained in letters .-written by
prisoners who belonged to the cruiser
Rurlk of the Vladivostok squadron. It
was said that the letters were smug
gled out. in bamboo canes.
The statement denies that any pris
oner was struck, declares that the
Russian wounded receive the same
treatment as the Japanese wounded,
and says that the food given the pris
oners Is of a more expensive quality
than the fare of the Japanese soldiers.
It Insists that the Japanese treatment
of prisoners is of the most humane
character and strictly In accordance
with international usage. The state
ment concludes by saying that the
great majority of the prisoners are
pleased and satisfied with their treat
COLOMBO, Ceylon. Feb. 4.— General
Stoeesel, the former- commander of
Port Arthur, and the Russian officers
and others accompanying him, arrived
here today . from Japan by . way . of
Shanghai, on board the French • line
In an Interview with 'the correspond
ent of the Associated Press the general
denied the statements published to the
effect that Port Arthur was surrendered
prematurely. ■He was especially In
dignant at the statements made by a
London newspaper, January |5.
Colonel neiss, who - waa ! among the
(C'uutluucU on ***«• Two.)
SENATOR WHO WAS THRASHED AND DETECTIVE WHO W HIPPED" BM
GEORGE N. TICHENOR
TRIAL OF JUDGE
TESTIMONY ON INTOXICATION
San Diego Lawyer Relates Circum.
stances When He Thought De
fendant Was Under Influ. .
ence of Liquor
By Associated Press.
SAN DIEGO. Feb. 4.— The assembly
committee appointed to investigate the
charges brought against Judge E. S.
Torrance by; the Los Angeles Bar as
sociation,' In an endeavor to secure his
impeachment, began hearing testimony
here today. The Los Angeles Bar as
sociation was , represented by W. H.
Anderson and Russ Avery. Samuel
M. Shortrldge jof San Francisco repre
sented Judge Torrance.'
J. C. Hizar, a lawyer of this city,
was the first witness. He specified the
time when he thought the judge was
under the ' influence of liquor. About
the middle of the year, 1903, he said,
Judge Torrance had signed an - order
In a probate case and placed his name
below the line provided for the signa
ture. At the time of making the order
the court was of the opinion that he
had not the authority to do so and an
nounced that he would not be. bound
by it. Witness thought these remarks
were peculiar. He was of the opinion
that Judge Torrance had been drink
ing. When asked why. he was of this
opinion the witness said that Judge
Torrance seemed to have difficulty in
speaking, and the fact that he had
signed his name In the wrong place
was peculiar. Witness, however,' was
not prepared to say that Judge Tor
rance was intoxicated . on that day.
Later, Mr. Hlzar said, he though Judge
Torrance. was intoxicated. This opin
ion was based upon the general actions
of Torrance. j $ .
Saw Judge Boxing
Mr. Hizar further declared that on
one occasion going into a saloon he
found Torrance boxing with a "rough
looklngnfellow." Mr. Hlzar j stated,
however, that Torrance was "not much
intoxicated." Mr. Hizar said that he
never saw Torrance Intoxicated before
or since that time.
Under questioning by Attorney
Shortridge, Mr. Hizar said that at the
time Judge Torrance signed the order
in the probate proceedings he did not
think the actions of the court unusual.
His later' opinion was based upon com
ment of attorneys ■in the court room.
The hearing lasted until a late hour
tonight, and a' large number of wit
nessess testified. . The committee re
fused to hear evidence relating to the
Gay case, holding that the matter had
been passed upon and was of record.
Among the witnesses were Kugene
Daney, Patterson Spring, D. C. Col
lie: 1 , Albert Schoonover and L. A.
Wright. Mr. Daney said he had seen
Judge Torrance under the influence of
liquor on two or three occasions, but
he did not think that the, use of liquor
prevented the judge from attending
to business. . *j;v,. ; .
Mr. Anderson, representing the Los
Angeles liar association, declared that
he wished, so far as he cquld, to with
draw the altegatlon of collusion" be
tween Judge Torrance and Attorney L.
L. Boone In a case pending before the
former. Mr, Anderson said that he was
satisfied that the allegation was un
Two witnesses were heard for the de
fense. Erneet Rlall, a* lawyer, testi
lled to having seen Judge Torrance f re<
quently and. never having , observed
signs of Intoxication. \V, J. Moss
holder gave like testimony, and in ad
dition denied that Judge Torrance was
under the Influence of liquor, during the
proceedings In court mentioned by Mr.
WILL TAKE GOLD
FROM SEA WATER
ROTHSCHILDS BACK SYNDI
CATC WITH THIS OBJECT
Famous Financiers Have Faith In a
Process Which Has Been In.
# . do'rsed • by Sir. Wll.liam :'
, Ramsay . ; i
Special Cable to The Herald.
LONDON, Feb. 4.— The recent, an
nouncement that the problem of , how
profitably to extract gold from the sea
has not only been solved, but that, a
successful process has been construct
ed by Sir William Ramsay's approval,
has resulted in a great outbreak of
discussion' as if it. were a wonderful
Newspapers of repute have given
much space to explanations and inter
views' thereon, and even the staid Spec
tator gives' two columns to the consid
eration of Its possible success and'. ef t
feet thereafter on the world's economy.
Faith, in sea gold, nevertheless, ( is so
strong that a second syndicate, backed
by the Rothschilds, has already I been
formed, to make experiments in the
same direction. . . .
AGITATE THE POWERS
England Meets the Austrian.Russlan
Scheme for Financial Control
With Counter Proposition
LONDON, Feb. 4.— The Associated
Press learns that Foreign Secretary
Lansdowne has definitely proposed to
the concert of Europe the appointment
of a Christian governor of Macedonia
with powers and responsibilities similar
to .those of Prince George of Crete.
Thus : far the acknowledgements re
ceived Indicate little sympathy with
the British proposition with the excep
tion of Italy which approves it, perhaps
because she sees therein a chance to
overthrow the predominant influence of
Austria and Russia in the Balklans.
Lord Lunsdowne has also made
known that the British government op
poses the Austrian-Russian scheme for
financial control, considering that the
finances of Macedonia should be con
trolled by an International commission
of all the powers signatory of the Ber
lin treaty and not by Außtrlan-Russlan
civil agents. ■(■ «i; '., '
Cannot Stand Profanity
lly Associated Press.
, WATERBURY, Conn., Feb. 4.— With
the declaration that they are shocked
at the indulgence of their neighbors In
profanity, fifty men of this city are re
ported to hay formed the "Oathless
club." Among the members are several
merchants. A saloonkeeper Is also on
the roster. The society proposes ;to
stop, If possible, - the use here of all
Zelgler'a Arctic Expedition
By Asstetaud Press.
LONDON, Feb.' 4.— W. 8. Champ, sec
retary for William Zelgler, has en
gaged Capt. Kjeldensen to command
the Arctlo steamer Terra Nova' on. lts
approaching voyage ,to the . far north.
Mr. Champ will leave for America on
February %. The Terra Nova will 'sail
In Ayiy, sffflflfffctf
PRICE: DAILY, BY CARRIER, 65 CTS. PERMONTH
INTO THE PLAY
WORKS .HAVOC AT A STAGE
U ; REHEARSAL •■:
Theatrical Bear. Escapes From Cage,
'< r Wounds a Number of Perform. •
. era and is WithiDlfficulty .'
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK, Feb. 4.— Escaping from
a' room in the new Colonial theater, a
bear early today, during a' rehearsal
preparatory to the opening of the thea
ter - tonight, rushed on the stage, at
tacking several of , the performers. 3e
fore he . was overcome jj he j hod so
severely bitten ! and clawed several of
them that they had to be taken to their
homes.-. ' '* - «»■» •/ ■' y '■',- ;• ;• ;;'.:..
Miss Libby Blondell and June McCree
were the most severely; Injured. .
■ As the bear rushed onto the stage he
struck Miss ' Blondell | and'- knocked j her
down. ■ ■ When ' she | fell the , bear rolled
over, her, and,',enraged.by;her screams
and . attempts 'to free herself, struck
• out savagely, at her. ":
j McCree seized the brute and tried to
drag it away from. the actres3,' but his
strength was not sufficient and he, too,
was bitten and deep gashes were cut
In ' his ' arms and ' legs jby the bear's
• So terrified were the chorus girls on
the j stage • that many of ■ them leaped
over the footlights Into • the. orchestra.
Stage hands and members of the^com
pany secured* ropes and finally made
the bear a prisoner. . .
| The bear was to be used in a wrest
ling act and was thought to he safely
in the cage while the rehearsal was in
progress.- Owlng-to the lnjutie* sus
tained by. the principal members of the
company the theater will not be' opened
until next week.
FREIGHT CATCHES FIREVrr]
CARS BADLY TELESCOPED
Heavy Loss Near Ceres, but the Train
Crew, Escapes Without
By Associated Press
MODESTO, Feb. 4.— A bad wreck oc
curred on the Southern Pacific at
Ceres, four miles south of this city
today, in which 15 freight cars, loaded
with various kinds of . merchandise,
were piled up on the main line ani
burned. ; The north bound Owl had just
passed Ceres, and was followed by
a through freight of , thirty-two . cars.
The journal on the freight -train be
came hot and,: the axle broke. Tli.j
train advanced half a mile before the
accident was discovered, tearing up the
track badly. The broken axle tele
scoped 15 cars, some of which Imme
diately took fire. Seven cars held tc
the rails mid were pulled away from
the wreck by the' engine, while nine
others were pushed out of danger.
So far as known, no one was injured.
A track Is bring built around the
wreck, The loss Is estimated at $150,000.
Short Change Trick
F. T. Stum, cashier . at Christopher's,
reported to ' the police late last | night
that a well dressed stranger attempted
to swindle him • with the short change
trick. The suspect c leaped.
SENATOR SOUNDLY THRASHED
IN SAN FRANCISCO -
BYSTANDERS GO TO RESCUE
Detective Does Not Walt for RepetU
tlon of Legislator's Recent At.
tack but Begins Action
Special to The Herald.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 4.— Senator!
Frank French received a beating thia.
afternoon at the hands of the detec
tive whom he had assaulted, last
Thursday in the rotunda ot the capitol
Witnesses to this afternoon's en
counter, which occurred at the corner j
of Battery and San some strewn, say;'
that the senator met Detective George'
N. Tichenor and attempted to engage
the latter In conversation, but the oN"
fleer quietly declined .' to atop '■ and at* '
tempted to go on his wayj
"Hold on there, I \ want to talk W
you," shouted the senator.
Tichenor, who claims to have heard '
of the threats made by French to the
effect that he would slap the detec-'
tive's face , every time he met " him,
tried to avoid the encounter.
The big San Francisco senator tow* 1
ered over the little man and. blocked his
way. His attitude was threatening j
and the spectators expected to see a
repetition of Thursday's attack, but to
their astonishment," the little detective ]
quickly took the initiative and with a
quick short arm Jab sent the big man's j
head back. ' V , . ' ,
Btruck "First and Frequent" ' '
What followed , was soon over. The
detective followed up' the .< advantage •
he had gained by striking- first.".- Blow ■
after blow. was rained on the face and?'
head of the fighting senator, and it 'was
not until bystanders ' interfered '/ that \
the detective . was satisfied ito desist. %('.
"I am sorry this has occurred," said
Detective Tichenor to a Herald ■ repre- :
eentative shortly after the encounter. '; :\
"I was simply forced ,to 'defend my- ,
self. The senate ; committee . told ! me '
that .was my only alternative. ;I have
tried to avoid this man -ever since lie
assaulted me last Tuesday. V He forced
the fight on me and I had no way of
escaping him. , ; , '. '
"When the senate committee heard of
the affair In the rotunda ' a > member,
said to me.
; " 'Senator French Is. immune' from
arrest during the session of the legls-'
lature; your only defense | lies wfthln l
yourself. Tou must protect I yourself
as you know you have ' the ■ right ; to
"I believe," , continued '• Detective .
(Continued on Face Two.)
THE DAIS NEWS
Southern California: Cloudy on
Sunday, with showers; fresh south
winds. Maximum temperature
In Los Angeles yesterday, 64 de
grees; minimum, 49 degrees. )
PART. I _
,I— Thirsty prepare for dry Sundays
.2 — Will Gen. Kuropatkln give up
3— Explosion causes wreck,
4 — Southern California; newi,''.|A!
s—Evangelists5 — Evangelists banquet.
1.3— Real estate.
4.6 — Classified advertisements.' %s|jp
7 — Commission hears charges.
B—Storm8 — Storm brings heavy damage, — '
Magazine section. _ . .
Cnoi enn -.
Senate agitated over question of sjlowtst " ,
Burton and Mitchell to vote. ' ... : ....... ',;
Great - weight ' falls In Metropolitan open ..
house, but panto Is averted. •, ■ ,
President says Indians have right to choose .
schools where their children shall be educated. ■
Rothschilds back of syndicate which will en- ,
deavor to extract gold from sea. water. ~
Kuropatkln's retirement being discussed In . ;
St. Petersburg. V
Torpedo factory closed because employes tor*
down posters of czar's recent speech.
Hearing of Impeachment charges against
Judge Torrance begins In Ban Diego.
Detective Tichenor administers thrashing to
Bur a tor French In Ban Francisco.
Ban Pedro resident Is assaulted by thugs and '
robbed. . . ,\ ,- ',
Klbert Hubbard answers his critics.
Invalid tires of tight against dUean and
takes his own life.
llalus cut off Los Angeles from eastern rail-:
road communication tor twenty-toyr hour>
Great damage done to public and private :
property by storms of last three days. ■ ■>-■ ■•-•.'
Sale of liquor In any form at restaurants of; »
saloons prohibited today, and only a buna Ode
meal will serve as an excuse for the sal* ot
liquor as refreshment. „ , .
Blrun* arm man robs victim of 110 on down
town business street, within . several feet of
many pedestrians. v.ssM»**BSS**jsß»»f*«(»ejsjs«
Los Angeles cltltens ■ are summoned before
state senate to testify In bribery oases. *.».j«i4tj
Offer is made by bank for *W.OUO detention
bond Issue, ~**sßpHM»l*SjV***ss)sfjas*af*j*js a sl
Kir* commission ' hears charges against ,
members of the department.
Property owners say - name of Buena Vista
street should be cnauted. • j.v fa
Kevlval leaders entertained at bamjuet tqr i