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Tonight and Sunday, fair; cooler
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VOL: III. NO. 132.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SATURDAY EVENING, AUGUST 6 1904,
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
MEETS IN NEW-YORK
Kiiropat kin May Not Be
Able to - Flee Fash
Enough to Escape..
TERRIFIC FIGHT IS OIS
fifty-Four' Battalions Hurled Against
Russian Position at Houtsaize
. and TAre . Forcing , Kuro
v patkln Back; , .
i (Journal Special ferric.)
Vladivostok. Aut. 6. (Bulletin.) The
prlsa court haa adjudged tha steamer
Kplght Commander to ba a lawful prise;
Investigation showed that aha bad rail
way material -aboard destined to ba sent
through a Japanese . port to Chemulpo,
Korea. - -, -, :
(Josraal Special Service.)
' London. .Aug. . A Russian defeat at
advance to right and left of Hal Chens,
comprise the war newa of the day aa told
in advlcaa from the front and from St.
Petersburg-.. A Nagasaki dispatch' says
that Port Arthur has fallen, but the re
' port flnda little credence here.
The tenor of the reliable news from
the front indlcatea that Kurokl's move
ment to envelop Kuropatkln's army and
compel his surrender or flight Is now
nearly completed. ' Advices from 6f Pe
tersburg seem to indicate that there la
rami fear that lit anlta of Ala loni nrnc
tics in rapid retreats Kuropatkln may
not ba able to escape from Llao Yang;
iwnm n jarajimiii n uMn mm .u.
rifty-rou. Japanese. SatsaUona . Drive
. ' . (Journal 'Special Service.) . ; .
St Petersburg.. Aug. . Information
cames to tha Bourse Gasette' in a dis
patch which says that another great bat
tle is being fought In tha neighborhood
. ox Houisaize on ins rauroao. t mini
west of Llao Tang. ,
The Japaneaa made a fierce attack on
tha Russian position at Houtsais with
posed of regular troops. . .
General Kurokl employed tha reserve
In the .attack while using the regulars
to carry out feints.
Tha reserves attacked with despera
tion. Their ranks were decimated by
. The Russians ultimately -retired
Slowly to suitable positions whence they
Indicted great losses on tha Japanese
by heavy artillery fire.
Jt telegram from Xiao Tang states
that tha Japaneaa have lost 12.000 kUled
and wounded In the attack on the Rus
sian center. !. '. .
A Second Battle.
A dispatch from. General Kuropatkln
this afternoon reports tha advance of
the Japanese army and an engaganent
on the banka of the Taltaste river, but
gives no details. ' General Kuropatkln
' "The enemy, August 4, advanced IS
vents north of Hal Cheng. The enemy
Is advancing on our east front also and
haa concentrated at Molting in consider
able foroe. The enemy at Gutsyahtse
and Slheyan crossed to tha right bank of
-w f .In.. K.i mmmm. rlvaa hf Ir
Csar Fears Surrender. ,.'.'.
Tit la reported ' that tha csar has
Strongly urged General Kuropatkln to
exhaust every "means at -his command
to maintain his position at Llao Yang.
Another report aays that the Russian
forces are ao exhausted after continual
fighting during the past seven days
that any rapid movement , such as is
necessary to tha successful evacuation
of blao Tang la Impossible.
The Japanese are reported to W con
verging on Llao Tang from three aides
and already are driving in the Russian
outposts. .-.' ' ; ' ' 1 ,
it is Known tnat ornciai reports are
constantly received from General Kuro
patkln and' tha fact that they are not
published adds to the anxiety of the
people, . : .
t; pobt abtkub rAx.lswr
little Oredanoe Is Oiven tha Bepeated
: Itunov. ' " V ' .
, (JTnrnl Special Service.)
Paris, Aug. 6. A dispatch from Nag
asaki states that the report has reached
there that Port Arthur haa fallen.' The
report Is given little credence heret It
is generally thought to ba a wild rumor
uch aa haa been going tha rounds for
a month past. All dispatches from the
vicinity of Port Arthur lately Indicate
that the Russians are In a position to
put up a long continued fight, and It Is
known that they were in possession Tf
tha works three dayr ago.
St. ' Petersburg, ' Aug. T.ltfle cre
dence la placed in the Nagasaki report
that Port Arthur has fallen. .
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mK3. niiLcy rtntKAL .
HELD AT ARLINGTON
JJirmtl Special Serrlea.) '
Washington, Aug. (.The body of
Mrs. Nelson A. Miles was burled at
Arlington . this - morning. Many dis
tinguished persons and civil .officials at
Floral offerings were received from
the president," ' Mrs. Roosevelt, the
aablnet officers and many friends.
' IN LINE
Strikers in Chicago March
In : Imposing Parade
v Around Stockyards.
BOYCOTT IS FORBIDDEN
San Francisco Court Decides Against
Stablemen's Union, Declaring U,ls
: latlve Act Permitting Boycotts and
Picketing Unconstitutional. ,
(Joonwl Special service.) , :.
Chicago, Aug. . In tremendous pro
test against tha refusal. of the packers
to grant' their demands, striking em
ployes of the local packing houses pa
raded tha streets of Chicago today.
It Is .estimated thac 20,000 persons
were In line.
A feature of tha parade was the large
number of women and little children In
Che linn. Most of the .women are wives
of strikers,, and their poor, dresses and
the little ragged toddlera clinging to
their skints aroused many expressions
The parade marched in divisions, each
headed by a platoon of police and a band.
Many members of the musicians' union
donated their services in order that the
strikers might-have music. The line of
march lay In the vicinity of tha stock
yards and ended in Oswald's grove.
where the strikers held a picnic.
Thousands-of people-crowded the line
of march to watch the paraders. There
was much shouting, but no disorder.
Both tha packers and the leaders .of
the men are resting on their oars, each
waiting for soma -new, move, on the
part of the other. - r ,
rjcroBTAirr sboisio zs mass.
legislative Act permitting Boycotts) Se-
t clared Unconstitutional. ' .
(Jocroal Special Service.)-San-Francisco,
Aug. C. The superior
court this morning ordered a final de
cree In the injunction against tha Stable
men's union, forbidding It from main
taining a boycott against the -Nevada
livery stable. This is the most Impor
tant decision affecting labor aver handed
down in. this stats.
It prevents labor organisations from
maintaining pickets or In any way inter-
ferlng with the business of the employer.
It also declares tha legislative act per
mitting boycotts .to be unconstitutional.
QUIT WOBK TO TOTS.
Thirty Thousand Miners WOl Ballot on
Wags Bedootloa. '
(Joornal Special Serrlea, ) ,
Pittsburg, Kan., Aug. . Thirty
thousand members of the miners' unlhn
In Missouri, Kansas, .Arkansas snd the
Indian Territory quit work today to
vote on tha operatora' proposition to ac
cept 14 per cent wage reduction. - It
Is believed .that the proposition will
carry. ;-...., t
wxxa nuPOBT nzriLs-woixni
Committee of Thlrty-Tlurea Will Solicit
(Journal Special Service.) '
Wsshtngton. Aug. 6. A majority ' of
tha executive committee of tha Ameri
can Federation of Labor haa voted to
support the strike of the textile-workers
at Fall River. Contributions will be so
licited by S3 men and women identified
with tha labor movement.
TWO LABORERS MEET
A TERRIBLE DEATH
-(Special Pupate, to The Journal.) f
, Vancouver, B. C, Augr . Two la
borers at the B. C Electiio works, in
this city, met wkth a terrible death this
morning. - 1 ' -
. They were working on a scaffolding,
when In some unknown manner they fell,
striking on a number of live wires di
. One of the men was Instantly killed,
but his companion suffered- extreme
agony, writhing and twisting ss ha hung
In space for Several minutes befpre the
current was turned off and his limp
body dropped to she ground. .
FATAL ACCIDENT AT
' (Jnarnal Special 4rvlre.) "
Kansas City. Aug. . J. ( Morris was
Instantly 'killed ' snd eight others In
jured In en accident at the Fifteenth
street trolley car grade crossing today.
Tha Santa Fe nnssenger train from
Los Angeles to Chicago struck the trol
ley car, completely wrecking It. : The ac
cident waa due .to tha failure of the
watchman to lower the gates that pro
tect tha crossing.
mmw Baza bxbctbi.
' (Jnerml Special Service.) -Paris,
Aug. t. A dispatch this morn
ing states that the accouchment of the
cxarlna Is expected today.
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SEBATOa TXST aUBXXBw. '
Sweet Springs.' Mo., Aug. 4. Senator
Vest Is very low again today. .
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MISS GERALDINB'FARHAR, THE BEAUTIFUL AMERICAN SINGER,' WITH
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Curious Coincidence of
many's Heir With Geraldine Farfar's Sail
ing for "the - Kaisb's, Realm
Berlin, Aug. f. Memories of a royal
romance are revived . by. the announce
ment that i Miss Geraldine Farrar,, The,
American singer, la to return to the
Berlin opera under an extended contract,
and that the crown prince Is to take a
year's trip around the world.
It waa at 'the cloae of last year that
the atory of Jhe reputed Infatuation of
Crown Prince Frederick William for
Mlsa Gera'ldine Farrar became publio
All sorts of sensational Incidents follow.
Miss Farrar's father, who was a famous
baseball-player in his dav, trounoed a
Berlin editor 'for -saying scandalous
things about the alleged attachment, and
It was even said that Farrar had writ
ten to the kaiser demanding an Imperial
denial of the stories. ' .
In the midst of the turmoil Miss Far
rar fell sick, and on her recovery left
Berlin, so 'twas said, never ta return.
The announcement that' the crown
prince was to go upon a ' tear's trip
around the world first appeared on Tues
day last In a dispatch from Brunswick.
Version of Trouble.
', Miss Farrar arrived In Paris in June,
where she has been tha guest of Mrs.
Bertram Webb, one of the leaders of the
American and English set there.
. The noted young singer's Version of
the trouble over her contract, to sing In
Berlin is as follows:
"When I was first engaged to sing In
the royal opera I was, only Just 1. years
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t Oregon want the local news fresh on the day it happens, attractively displayed and well writ
ten, you have to read The Journal. , ' '
.Is it amusement? The Sunday Journal provides that, too, in its magazine section, the
contributors to which are writers known over the whole world. Here are just a few of the
special features of tomorrow's newspaper : "Mystic Morality," by Maurice Maeterlinck, the
famous playwright and author; "Russia's Weakness," by Baron von der Brueggen; "Modern
Fairy Queen," Lady Henry Somerset's account of the wonderful child violinist, Florizel Reu
ter ; "The World'a Most Wonderful Lace-Makers," by Frederic J. Haskln.
. There are plenty of others. Mrs. Robert Osborn. creator of fashions, tells the ladies the
latest the veryvlatest in dressmakers' creations, Ray C. Ewry, holder of the world'a record 1
for the standing high jump, continues The' Journal's course in athletics by telling boys how 1
to train. If you want to sell a play, a New York manager, tells you how. Belle Blitz tells
another of her sparkling. fables, "The Fable-of the Managing Mamma." Cartoonists Oppex,
Swinnerton, "Bunny" and others draw their funniest colored .pictures for the. children. If
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reading matter that you want, that you
can't find anywhere else, be sure to get
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the Departure of Ger
old," said Miss Farrar. "Indeed, I was
so young that when tha question of a
contract was brought up it was agreed
that there should be merely a verbal un
derstanding with the directors.
"My mother always went with me be
hind the scenes, and that immediately
became one of the sources of trouble.
The other members of the company, all
of them much older, than I was, began
criticising me for bringing my mother
to the. theatre. When I ignored this
they retorted to gibes like this:
" 'Ho you like your milk wsrmed, little
oner and "Can you. walk yetr -.
T did not permit this to worry ma,
and then the women singers, all of them
from SO to 40 years old, went to the di
rectors of the theatre and demanded the
right to bring their mothers behind the
"In order to put a stop to this, one of
the new .directors forbade -my mother
going behind the Scenes. He wss so ob
durate about it that I wrote to- Emperor
William, asking his consent to continue
to do as I .had been, doing about the
matter. I said that If this could not -he
done I must Insist on being released
-from my contract, as one of my age
could not go behind the scenes alone.
"The emperor Immediately ordered the
dlrectora, to permit mother to accom
pany me on the stage at all perform
ances. His. majesty requested me to
(Continued on Page Three.)
Journal haa facilities for presenting a telegraphic service un-
northwest. Evervbodv knows
Uoernal Special Service.) ' .
, Esopua, N. Y., Aug. WII- e
Ham y. Sheehan -arrived from,)
New Yorl thia. morning and an-
nounced that the first meeting of
tha national executive commit- e
tee, of .which he Is chairman, '
will be held : In the Hoffman
house 'In New York u Monday.
at which plans for headquarters ,
and the opening of the campaign
will ba settled. . .
As a result' of hla conference
with Charlrs T. Murphy In New
York the otter "'day Charles W.
Goodyear of Buffalo, la credited
with4 being Tammany's real
candidate for governor.
Curing the days when Cleve
land waa governor at Albany
Mr. Goodyear was a frequent
visitor at the executive chamber.
On these occasions ha met Alton
B. Parker. - His acquaintance
with Judge. Parker haa been re
newed from time to time
Mr, Goodyear has a reputation
as a public speaker. His friends
say that if he should be nomin
ated for governor the voters of
York would hsve some old-fashioned
campaigning that would
arouse great enthusiasm.
WHOM GERMANY'S CROWN PRINCE
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SHIPS OF WAR ARE
SENT TO TURKEY
Naval Demonstration In View of the
Armenian Massacres Is Admitted
V bjrthe State Department.
'. (Jomal Special Service.) .
Washington, O. C, Aug. (.Acting
on a request of the state department,
the secretary of the navy today ordered
Admiral Jewel), commanding the Euro
pean squadron, to proceed with his fleet
to Smyrna. This action, it la admitted
In official circles, means that a naval
demonstration la to be made agatnat
Turkey. Tha squadron Is composed .of
tha Olympla, ' Baltimore and th Cleye-
land, now at Nice.
While no official statement has been
given out. It Is thought by those who
have been keeping In touch with the
eastern question, ss It relstea to the
constantly recurring massacres of Ar
menians by Turkish soldiers, that this
step Is being taken with a view of In
fluencing th sultan to put a atop to tha
A few days agd It waa rumored, after
tha receipt of news that mora than
MOO Armenians had been massacred in
the districts of Mush and Sassoun, that
the -representatives of various mission
ary societies in Europe would petition
the powers of Europe and America to
While no definite Information can be
gained. It Is believed by many that some
such action has been taken, Snd . that
th sending of the European squadron
to Smyrna 1a. In sn indirect way, the
result of this action. .
(Continued on Page Two.)
Is it the news? You will find
it all in The Sunday Journal and
nowhere else. By -special leased
bv this time that ' if von in
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unaav i ourna
Missing Volume of County
Records Is Discovered
" This Morniiig.
DUDLEY EVANS HAD IT
Had Been Culling Needed ' Data From
it For Weeks and -Never, Knew ,
It Had Been Considered
. , ' Lost Joy Now.
While City Detective Kerrigan and a
member of PlnkertonV Natlonak Detec
tive agency were emulating "Old
Sleuth" in an effort to locate the miss
ing Journal No. I of the county commis
sioners; while deputies and clerks st the
courthouse were . assiduously at work
In the various, musty corners of rooms
little used In that structure, hoping to
discover its , whereabouts; while cor
ferences between countjromcIals "and
lawyers were a matter of dally occur
rence, tul; while mechanics were sur
veying thestel vault st County Clerk
Fields' ofllce, preparatory to removing
all the steel compartments to find out If
the early records of the county had been
shoved down behind them Dudley
Evens, the county health otlicer,
serenely unconscious of the hubbub go
ing on beneath the surface, sat In his
otllce and pored over the very book, thu
disappearance of which haa caused all
the excitement and anxiety;
After being out of the vault Juat five
weeks to a day. the Journal was returned
to Its accustomed place on .the shelves
today. -'County .'Judge, Webster, and
County Clerk Fields' were delighted to
find that the book bad been in ssfe
hands. AU the officials and deputies have
received "a fright, however, the effects
of which will, not wear away for some
time In consequence of the affair
heavy lock Is to be placed on the vault.
snd It Is probable that hereafter attor
neys snd others will be permitted to
take a book from there .only on signing
a slip of paper, so that if it is not re
turned In due time the person respons
ible wUl be known.
BtatlsUea Ar Obtained. 1
A letter was received by Mr. Evana
about three months sgo from Director
8. A. D. north of the bureau of the
census, asking htm for information rela
tlve to benevolent institutions. In an
endeavor to comply with the request he
found lt necessary to consult tha com
misalonera' iournal No. 1. Oolnar into
the county clerk's office he procured the
book from a deputy June 2a and took it
Into his own office, near the western
end of th main corridor at th court
house. . Bine that date he has been era
ploying all hla spar time in scanning
its faded pages, and had Just read and
made notes from page 447 when he
learned of the undercurrent of excite
ment due to a belief that the book had
It is quit probable that the book
tght have remained In hla possession
for a ' month longer had not Attorney
W. D. Freeman desired it to secure
some information relative to a suit
brought by Multnomah county against
his clients. J. C Stanley snd Q. W. Laa-
don, for th poasesslon of to seres of
land on th Baa Line road. That Mr.
Evans learned 'nothing of the search
for th book la easily explained. Hu
was th last office in which anybody
expectad to find It, and the strictest
secrecy prevailed. The officials realised
that the loss not a doubt that the
book had been stolen entered their
minds was of the most serious nature,
and they naturally felt reluctant to have
the. facts become publio property until
every resource had been exhausted In
the effort to recover Its possession.
Search Xs Aotlv. .
During the whole nerlod that an ac
tive search for the ,'Volum has been
In progress, covering the last two weeks,
the county health officer has had the
book on his desk almost every day,
gleaning statistics for the census
bureau from Ita pages. The officials esy
that only the secrecy maintained as re
gards the supposed loss rah account for
Its not being discovered In Ms room.
Even then It appears, almost Incredible
that clerks could have entered there
every day and not have seen th book,
though it was kept locked In a desk
when not In use. "
An official entered th county health
office today on a matter of business and
Incidentally- remarked that, the disap
pearance of th commissioners' Journal
waa a atrange affair.
What Journal la thatf. queried
Evans, suddenly becoming Interested.
"Why, th first volume of th com
missioners' records. Didn't you read
the story of Its disappearance In The
Journal last evening?"
Th health officer made no reply. He
Jumped out of hla chair and ran to a
table on which lay several -papers.
Throwing them here and there he se
lected last evening's Journal.. It Was
the first story that ranght his eye. He
aat down and began to read. As he got
sn Idea of the excitement and trouble
following th supposed loss of the book
his breath came quickly and hla yea
1 through'when h c.
Irly bulged with excitement.
e article only half
could stand the pres
sure no longer. .
Stwu Is Startled.
"Why, I'v got that book." he shonted.
snd fishing a key from his' pocket pro
ceeded to unlock a desk with a folding
cover standing in one corner of the
room. Producing the volume wanted, he
hurried to Judge I Webster's office and
lay It before that official.
(Continued on i'aga Two.)
One Holdup and -Three
Burglaries Are Last
's Record "
NO ARRESTS YET MADE
Streetcar Bandits Fire With Murderous
Intent But Miss "Ladder"
' Burglar Reaps Rich Reward
For His Labors. ' v
One atreetcar held up and the coW-
ductoc and tnotorman robbed of S th
residence of W. T. Perry entered and
Sl& taken, the meat mprket of J. Ku
rath burglarised and plundered for 12,
and the Haffenden grocery store broken'
Into and 6 cents removed from the till.
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Car 204 of the Portland helrht. Una.
saryig-evraIpaBengers. and "In--
cnarge or conductor Harrison and Mo
torman Bingham, waa held by two
masked bandits at Twentieth and Carter
streets at 11:15. -The conductor, threw a
glass tumbler at on of th criminals.'
causing him to fir several shots. Pas- .
sengers crouched on the floor for safety.
No one waa hurt.
This la the thlrif tr.t.aU h.M.
..win. w rrifc anu, tiae ina wcona
one, which waa perpetrated Wedneaday
night at Thirty-first and Thurman
Btreeta. on the Portland Rllwav rnm.
pany'a line, the bandits did not molest
i n roDoery last nigm occurred right
R.K, 111. V..l.n. aln...tk..U.. E
Ileebe, a member of the police committee'
of the executive board. -Two of th
rrlghtened passengers, finding ap oppor
tunity in t .mm f f,.rM th.,.... .Liu
bandits were busy with the ' employes,
rsn t Mr. Iteebe's residence and sought
shelter. .Mr. Be be telephoned to pojlce
headquarters, and Acting Captain Car
penter Immediately dlHpUtched Policemen
Hill, Ogg, Kealng, glover and Price to
the soene, but by the time they reached
there the robbers had msde their, es
cape. . Policeman Price -made a long
search through the brush on th bill,
near-the place, out found no trace. -
Conductor Waa arervy.
When hla car waa about to b held un.
Conductor Harrison, who Is quit a
young man, showed grim determination
to siop in Danaua in meir wore lie
said today: ,
"I saw th fellow waa going to get on
the rear platform, and 1 slammed ray.
glass tumbler at him. It struck him on
the chin and he fell off. He waa greatly
enraged snd fired two shots point-blank
la th woodwork above tha car platform.
I had a very narrow escape. ' II fired
two more ahots. but they went very wild.
While the robber was trying to get
on again I was endeavoring to get hold
of one of the Iron pins that bang from
th platform, but was unable to secure
It In time to do execution, or I would
ha v laid the fellow cold, I think."
Probably th coolest man In th atreet
car that was held up waa C. C Brooks.
a well-known young traveling man, who
is a guest at the Portland hotel. Mr.'
srooas was on ine car, in company witn
his cousin Miss Bessie Jolly, formerly
a Portland girl, who Is visiting friends
In this city. They were taking a ride.
around the loop and were sitting at th
front end of th car On the rtaht aide.
when suddenly a pistol shot rang out al
most in their ears.
"The car was moving slowly," said Mr. '
Brooks, "snd almost Immediately a man '
appeared on th rear platform, wearing
white handkerchief tied across hla
face, and carrying a revolver, which he
pointed at the nassensers snd said in a
loud voice: 'Now. you, all t
hold np your hands or I'll shoot! Every
body at one got . down between th .
seats. But ss soon aa I heard the shot .
fired i suspected there was a holdup on
hand, find my cousin and I stood up.
'The robber was a young fellow, snd '
very nervous. When he told the pas- .
sengers to 'hold up their hands my
cousin and I sat down. She was ex
tremely nervous ana mgntenea; ana i ...
about 1 OA in my pocket, and she had
some Jewels snd a watch, and naturally '
we sought to put these things where th
robber would not look for them, H
walked through th car. pointing th ' .
revolver ahead, and as soon ss he got
fey us we stepped. Into th aisle and
moved toward the rear door or the car.
When we were nearly there he looked
around snd saw us. - He promptly cov
ered us with his revolver and ordered ul
to stop, and, of course, we stopped.
Hs then turned his attention to m
motorman, and they had some loud
words. The car was still running slow
ly. The motornmn grabbed his hands
and ey scuffled a moment, and then
th motormnn stoppea tne.cnr; wnu
the robber's attention was on th mo
torman my cousin snd I msde our es
cape from th rear door snd ran up th
hank, ffhe was shout to collapse and ,
I had troubl to Indue her to keep on
running. As w went up the bank snd
serosa the road a shot -was fired. We
kept on snd ran down the oiher side of
the bank andi cam to General Iieerte's
house. I know th general very well.
and we rang the belt and were admitted.
Only Saw One Bobber.
"IOnly saw one robber the fellow
who came through the car. lie Aid iv.t
attempt to molest the pnssenaT. t t
only seemed lo fear that they v
out of the car snd mske trouMc i ,
llred people sitting on thlr r
the car passed, and While t
wss going on. I hard wnm-' t
VC'on.inuwl on 1
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