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Vol. 1; No. 7.
NAKUSP, ,B. C,  NOVEMBER 16,  1893.
8-old Afar Off.
Price Ten Cents.
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r. ior
Old miners say that  "the biggest
gold district is always the farthest
away."   This seems to be a fact; the
farther away a gold district the greater   the rush.    How   many   people
wauld take any stock in a reported
gold discovery near Mount Carleton?
Who believed the statements of gold
found near J_athdruin last whiter?
It is true that the more remote and inaccessible the region is,,, the less th
of civilization, and where he goes
towns spring up and quartz ledges
are located, Those who follow grow
rich on the toil of the miner, and so
it goes. Should gold be discovered under the Arctic Circle,
the   hardy  prospector    would look
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A Novel Bide. x.\
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Newspaper men are; -generally in-;
quisitive and fond of'trying now ex-fj
.periments in the interests of, science f|
humanity   and   themselves,    a We| I
tried a new one the other day. a We}:
truth of the stories is doubted: in Last civilization, away from refilling
Chance, Alder Gulch and Confederate  Ulfiuences> to Pave the way for capi
Bar, all in Montana   m^t^noim ltal> which  follows   to  develop   un
known regions. —Spokane Miner.
_    x_r Ui     nuuiu iook ^^uct uew one tne other day. p:We]
about for means to reach there. No c«uld not borrow a pair of ' wmgs,atj
danger is too great for him, moun , Three Forks and asthey/were out:off
tains are no obstacle, broad rivers no balloons in New Denver we had to]
hindrance;' but with an abiding ffli-tlij>*Uize..a -tie -pass, we have; over thed
that fortune will yet smile upon him, T
the   miner  presses   onward,   away
from civilization, away from refining
u O
fin   hV
_-V_s       fc£
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The N. & S. will pay out in this
district this month, about 7-130,001
Of this large amount $40,000 will be
for wages. -"   •
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Bar, all in Montana, more than 8100,
000,000 in placer gold was taken out
from 1860 to 1870. Montana then
was scarcely known. A few pros
pectors worked their way North over
mountains „nd through valleys, surmounting   obstacles   which    would
have deterred any one but  the in- . bU,uu? seau.    We done  it,    We: wilp
trepid  prospector,   and going   back      Mr. Clements is in  town and wilJ  not doit again.   ' We had four l^rscs-;;:
tor provisions'their discoveries were commence the erection of the depot attached to the  wagon "and;they .rm-WjH
made known to the world. in a short time.    He has the contract derstand their   business.    The   ride•■«$;
The famous (in the annals of Mon- for all the station buildings on the was not monotonous by any meansXp
na history), Sun   River  stampede line. It rained.    The 'wagon-ASwas^dAjiQ^l'
,B a  I-.,,™ ™~u.----. • *     * With the exception of one or two much that once in awJiil^^v^iil^f'
•N. &; S; Ry.,   and,. walk,    vv',e-;,are..
very much averse to walking, y It is'i
not swift  enough.    We' prefer- the a,
Pullman car with,   its   soft :cushiohs]i
and rapid gait.    However; we;reachX
ed the Half Way House vat; .SuiiinHt;||
City allright, and found Geo. Heiid-:'] j
ersoh of New Denver there.   .He'hadl'!
just come in with Billy Saunders from
the lake.    Gtebrge. is a generoas folio w and proposed, that ■;■. we take; h is .
place in the wagon, and tie oursely<5SA:[
to the seat!    We done it,    We will
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tana history), Sun   River  stampede
was a huge practical joke, but not
withstarAdingy hundreds"of men moved north, and many lost their lives,
as the stampede occurred in winter.
Twenty-live   years   ago   the Saskatchewan   district  belonged   absolutely to the Hudsons' Bay Company.
Gold was discovered on the bar below
Fort Edmonton several years before,
and the bar   ha?   been worked with
profit during- the summer ever since;
the lead has never been discovered.
The Cariboo excitement attracted
miners from all over the. world.    To
reach the district in the early■'. days
was   an  expensive and   dangerous
experiment.    If any country was re-j
mote.California was'-in .1849;'
The Black Hill, excitement in 1876
took 5000 'miners from Montana,
while the reported rich discoveries
in the Bear Paw and Little Locky
mountains in Northern -'Montana
brought 'hundreds- of old miners
back, only to be, disappointed.
Thousands'- of men   wont to Australia in the early excitement there?,
and even tlie great   gold  strike   in
Western  Australia  is attracting the
attention of old placer  miners of all
countries.   .TNdfcistrict  is 350 mile's
inland from the Western eoas't, and
the mines are ina very arid country.
The South'African  gold fields are
very   promising'.prospector.: '    Tlie!
mines in Mashnaland are now beins;
(.developed   at  a  rapid  rate,   and a
large number of Europeans are already'in tlie country, which promises
to become   a   prosperous mining re
gion.    So the  miner has been and is
now regarded as the advance   guard
short pieces, all the grading bet ween! throw us against a tree khoclvih^;thi ;
Nakusp and the head of tho lake is [tree down generally. : Georg-e rdcle ■';
finished. Tlie grading between the 'hi the back part of the vehicle. He ■;
lake and Three Forks will be com- always laughed when we knocked a I
pleted on tlie 15th of January. ' tree down. Billy chewed fcobacco-f
Track-laying is suspended on the all the time and talked gently to liis^:|
N. &S. until more rails arrive.    The  harses-   P^ .progress was slow ajid    ,:
,        .   •   -vr     , .,i ,. ry 'Wft Wish   1>'   i-lrt'-l   1-v-—   --1  '""
SUDOlVin   Nfl.Kllftn    «rif h avnn««-.A«   -i  - ■
supply in Nakusp, with exception of a Iwe wish ib had bee)n slower.    Finally
couple ofcar loads is all laid. | after eight miles of torture our wagon
Seven miles ; of  track   have been
laid on the R. & A. L, Ry., and when
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rolled over.    We saw the lights glimmer on the golden shore for a second
, ,.■■:. ■ i''j-"'■' y-'~j'"p and reached out for a pair of wings
deep water is. reached navigation to , ■    .   , ■        L a       ,v     ^
t, .      .... K - .,        • a      ■•„  v ' ^ut before we could get theui George
frnis point for the  winter, will, be as-       , ,.-■       ,        , °   .;■.. /■■■■      ^ :
sured.   The N. & S. Ry., are bound  and BUly took us out _o   u-ons, some-
BJ.   ■,        <7 , "    „.   '•  ,    ,    what dishgured but still'in the mud.
to keen the route open all winter to „T    „    „■?        ,    _: xV ,   .
-d     %iVi-. '       We .finally'reached Nakusp without
having to swim and  will stay here
Another  payday   will   occur   in i ]]ere untii j^Fv0iit and the 'ifoecv
about  ten days.     The   pay-master snow lliake traveIlini, pieasantei-and/
will, personally pay all along the line ues3 fraught with ups and downs,
going as far as Three l^orks.    Th is j a   '   ■  ■      ^    "
will save the men the inconvenience  Contract for Clearing Ri_:ht(-of-Way'.
of a trip to headquarters to. get . their -—-
money. !    Tenders for clearing  the Kaslo o:
The steamer Lytton will have its Slocan  railroad  right-of-way to .the
headquarters at  Nakusp all winter,   number of twenty-six were opened on
The N. &'S. have d-\0,000 worth of Saturday at  the   comi«my'$ oihee in
stores lying at Pevelstoke. | Kaslo.    The bids ranged iVoihXX to
' ' J§1(55 per. acre, and   tlie   lowest,   was
summit  city. not   'iCCePte(:i' . J"-■ A.'. Cameron-  hat.-;-
  )secured tiie contract from  the termi-
'■o-i'j'i   'y-'ii/r rr X      Xd J'nus' near   Saudon. creek   to   Three
Ridsdale &  McKay are enlarging--! r, .,.••«.    , a ,,.,,.     .
fi ■•■'.'i-  f l ■■■ ' frorks,   Sanderson   cvc ■ Gdchnst from
tlieir- notiei. \ m,        -,.,   , _.        r   , . __r
Three Forks to Bear Lake and W
W. Berber has found gold quartz | A. S!dllncl.  fl.01n Bear Lake   to   the
. ----- ..o;— n—,^, A. Skinner from Bear'Lake, to the
about a mile from here, No assay] SQnth fork of Kaglo j,^ i(. being. aj_
has yet been made. I ready cleared from the south fork to
Galena float assaying. 133 ounces] town. The average letting price is
in silver and 45 per cent, lead was j S70 an acre and contracts call for
found by K. McKinnon a short dis- j completion of the work by December
tance from Summit Lake. . ' [ 31st-—Tribune, A New Mining XieHL
The wild waste land lying west of
the snake-like Arrow lakes in British
Columbia is rarely disturbed by
prospectors, hunters or explorers.
Two men, Kufus Jones and Charles
Wilson, returned Sunday evening
from a prospecting tour along the
western shore of the lakes, bringing
back specimens of rich galena and
gold bearing ore. They are satisfied
that a new district of great mineral
wealth has been discovered.
1 Tt is a hard country to explore,"
said Mr. Jones. "Besides the rough
steep mountains, the fallen trees and
the dense undergrowth there \ is a
great deal of swampy land that is almost impassable." Even the plague
of mosquitos has been so severe as to
drive some prospecters back from that
country. There are no roads or trails
and no sign that anyone has been
there since the trappers of the Hudson. Bay company moved north thirty
or forty years ago. I do not wonder
that prospectors have never iuvaded I
that district. '
We went as far north as Upper Arrow lake, keeping within six to ten
miles of the shore most of the way.
The whole country is full of mineral.
The ledges are large and well defined, bearing steel galena, ruby silver and some gold.    I am satisfied
that much of the galena is as high
grade as the Slocan ores, and there is
every indication that it will be a good
gold country.
"If deeijer work.gives as good results as the surface showings promise
I believe this new Arrow lake country
will be a greater mining district than
the Slocan. The galena appears to
be as rich even on the surface, and
the ledges are certainly as large as
those of the Slocan. Besides this
there is the promises of gold i» paying quantities.
"Yes, we will return as early as
possible next year and test some of
our new discoveries by development.
The seasons are so short there is no
time to be wasted. The ledges are
hardly accessible before July, and
there was heavy show on the ground
•   when we started south two  weeks
Will Help Silver.
One of the most interested listeners
to the closing debate in the senate on.
the repeal bill was Morton- Frewen, a
leading bimetallist of Great Britain.
Frewen does not think the cause of
bimetallism by any means hopeless^
but on the contrary believes the wide
attention which has been drawn to
. the subject by the discussion in the
[senate will serve to force the question
to the front the world over. He has
ho doubt that the very interests now
clamoring the loudest for repeal will
be forced by business exigencies to
come to the support of silver coinage
in a few years.
He has high admiration forthe way
the side of the question has been presented ; in tlie senate••• and regards
Senator Jones of Nevada as one of
the greatest, authorities pii finance in)
the world. One of the results of his■
visit to America.at this time may be
the formation of an international association in the interest of silver.
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A somewhat  simple   Scotchman,
Just, as Mr. Jones finished the description a messenger arrived from
the assay office bringing returns
which be said were from specimens
of ore discovered in the new country.
The first assay gave 183.6 ounces of
silver and £16.54 in gold. The sec-
and showed 529.6 ounces of silver and
812.40 in gold. Mr. Jones stated that
the first ledge showed nine feet, the
second sixteen feet of mineralized
surface width. —Chronicle.
There are 49,605,000 dwelling
houses in Europe and II, 400,000 in
the United States.
The tomb of Mahomet is covered
with diamonds, sapphires, and rubies
valued at $10; 000,000.
when taking his bairns to be baptised,
usually spoke of them as laddies or
lassies, as  the  case might be.   At
last his wife, posessedof the idea that j
the terms used were inelegant,  said I
he must in the future say   "infant."
: The next time Sandy tool^another
of his babies to be baptised, ttiG minister asked:
1 Weel Sandy is it a laddie?"
■ "It'3 nae a laddie, "was the; answer.
; "Then it's a lassie"
"It's nae a lassie," said Sandy.
"Weel, weel, mon, what is it then?
asked the surprised ministers.
1T dinn romember vera weel,"
said Sandy, ' lout I think the gude
wife said it was an illefant."
The night has a thousand eyes,
The day but One;
Yet the light Of the whole world dies
With the dying sun,
The mind has a thousand eyes,
v The heart but one;
Yet the light;pf a whole life dies
When love is done! .-'
The Tower of Babel was 680 feet
American newspapers employ 200,
000 men.
London has over 600,000 houses in-
1 side the city limits.
The oldest existing bank is the Barcelona Bank, founded in 1401.
The longest fence in' the world is
in Australia-—1,236 miles. It ismade
of wire netting and its object is to
keep out rabbits*
Steady work for the love of it, and
for the satisfaction it brings, never
breaks the worker down. On the
contrary, it so weakens temptations
from without, and so destroys inferior
ambitions and desires, that it gives
the whole nature steadiness and poise
It is the best cure for restlessness,
GROCERIES and PROVISIONS at very low prices-
FRESH CANNED GOODS always in stock.
A Ml assortment of Choice CIGARSand TOBACCOS.
Corning & Rodd, Prop.
The bar is stocked with the finest
brands of wines, liquors
and cigars.
The bar is stocked with the finest
brands of wines, liquors and cigars.
Beautifully situated on the Lake shore at the. entrance to the best and shortest road to the Slocan
mines and New Denver. The best fishing and
hunting in the district, with grand boating and
sketching.facilitfcs for tourists and artists. The
bar is supplied with the best brands of wines*
liquors and cigars. The accommodations of the
Hotel are the best.
Meals at all hours and
in every style of the art.
NAKUSP       - B.O.
gc !HI
•Wliy Drunkards See..Double*
In answer to the question: "Why
floes a drunken man staggejr in his gait
and see double?" Dr. 3. WTCros&White
said yesterday: "Double yiaion is que Jo
a want of harmony in the muscles whigh
control the movements of the eyeball
This is owing to aidhaiige effected in the
nerves or nerve centers by the aldbholic
poison. Inflammation of the nerves and
also a lack of energy in the centers of
the brain are produced by overdoses of
alcohol, and to this- -disturbance ; in the
center is due the double vision, as alscf
the staggering gait produced by the loss^
of harmony in the muscles of the limbs.
Should the inuscles of each eyeball not
, act exactly as one then a different part
of the visual field is exposed to the two
retina. Each retina, acting independently, sees the obj ect, and the impressions
conveyed to the brain are therefore
double instead of single. Were the muscles acting exactly similarly the object
would be seen by the same part of each
retina and tha impressions therefore conveyed to the brain" would be single, ordinary vision, resulting. "--Kansas City
Times. -v-     aa. ' \ X d y'   . .,     ,.': a- ■•{'.'..
Vhe sunset, like a flaming sword,
.,; Between our sight and Paradise
Offersiit&jredj&re to our ey es—
A symbol of earth's Lord.
The crocujsifihows above the ground
Its gjowinj? lamp of fellow flanle,
it seemsa letterof tnetNarae
Which choirs of angels sound. '
An altar aU this fair earth is,
The Christian mind the priest,
The. greaiteat'thinker or the least
Is acolyte o'f His. -
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For nature gives us what we bring,
. Not more, nor any less;
The meaning of her varied, dress
Musjt in our minds first spring.
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,ThufettEaster,gilds tlie opening-year, ,v
. fBdcause Christfts our joy; *..<•■■
fy Tlie sunset bra^eithe-torocus.coy, &■
V Edfljefct him bright and ;clear. $       ^
This hotel adjoins the Post Office and
.'has  everything" t6f;'a^onimodate
-the public/   \"d\ 'Xrydd 7^^,^
■ il
Nature's a sphinx to those wlufcknow^    ' '
Not Resurrection time!
AtTe read her well; in every clime
Faith makes her meaning glow.
Maurice Francis Egan.
■ave the Newspapers Done It?
Tail'ithe aiewspap£f& or the theatres
i tha^ have c'haiiged'tne character ofprov-
Oypi^tuMtyv^n^ortumty. Uncial amusements?   Lectures are  not
The cenFury "of •Missions" ^us"u, closed rvei'V■-■popular-in small towns anymore,
has    * -^xs...^j,,^x..^s...,x^,x-,XXXX.^   -__,_ ■*.,.._._____ £l-h __ .
revolution AvvrotVght. in the material j fcure's ufeed^uo %ea^. v^he:?fh5ftics hear
Bphere by the inventions and discoveries much'^l: ;playi|£.7}d farpes;. and want to
of the Nineteenth Century. A hundred [see them! The oiu pan&r^ihas, 'contain-
years back there were but two or threfc | iivy. "half a mile of painted canvas/' the
inissionarv societies in all Christendom; j old   dioramas,   with   moving  figures^
_,ll_  uvu\>u.j.-y ,.v-l  J-HiBwwLis -jusif   _iy»_u ( yvqj~y *jjujj iu«i.-  xu.; Buia^ uuwno  cnxy - jlu_>ic,
ib witnessed areyoliition in morals and; because the people are pretty well in.-"
anners nioie surjirising than that other, j £6rmq^hyvJhe<'J'apei?fe-^n topics that lee-
r^ ry. ."
iLflffik liOOSi?
-■'Steam Navl''C6.;'Ltd*:-:'; -
■';   ' '"r'AA     :'tSy     -,   ■'••     .-'.•;   -A,,,.*, ■.   '.,,   :,
faking effect" Seiitemh^r 1st, ;i 8£3.
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^Plenty of accommodations for'travellers., fiood ..-bed., and good meals.
|Bar stocked with wines, liquors ^and
hr ..i"*     7* s."   ■.      H i
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.TOH^ ^Ma_DD?3Nr dhYO\h
to-day there^are over 100 such societies,
a new one for each jrear in the century,
, whose representatives are preaching tho j
gospel to every nation under heaven.
Then there were less than fifty versions |
,of the Bible—the entire result of biblical 1
• 'tfanslati^h; since the days of the Apos- J
ties; now there are 280 languages into |
-whioh^ the .-.word of God is translated
■.geeiii to havje lapsud into desuetide.
Sand on the coast of dohey Island is said
to be getting very scarce.
Glory Hallelujah Jones is the imposing
name of a Mississippi^olored person.
A Guatemalan mother gives her.consent
and the whole Bible is accessible to j to hef'daiishter's,marriage by belaboring
nine-tenths of the population of tiie globe.
Then there-were no women s missionary
agencies; ilow there are 30 such organizations in America alone which contri-
' bute nearly §2,000,000 per annum for the
spread of the gospel.    Then most of the J
heathen nations were inaccessible; how i
almost every door stands open, dyXV-.-     !
The  watchword of the century just j
pa.st'haa been opportunityy that of the j
v.Hilury just opening should be impqr- <
tunity. /': ■.'.!'
Assure c;ure.. ..j
•;. Von Blumer—You haven't another cigar j
like the one you gave  me the other; day, ;
,have;'yoivVa::,a' ;.x'Ax , .■.  7aa.  ;■ j
;Williertry---Ye^j;>h^re'8 oha" ' !
Vqn.jiBlum93&-^hanl«,Ap I'm :
trying to break my boy from smoking.— |
Clothier and Fumiaher. I
A'■Her Sweetheart. '.'    . !
Carrie1—"I think Hattie has gone out to ';
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-moon.,,-.    ;>::..;   ■-..„   ,.-.■ . ■ .      ■ ■ s   •■
■:»   f annier^^What's to .moon?''     s\j. ■ A      i
the young lady with a heavy stick
'■Buffalohas an "agency of direction," a
sort of philanthropic' •intelligence office
which makes no charge for its services.
It is said more.trees were blown down
throughout southern Oregon during the
late storms, than :duHng-;aTb:'*bthfer Btorms
in the history of the stateA x'   7 ■'.  4 :
> -  --'-•-•' j   ■ ■.■■'■■:■*■■■■ ;■■.■.;'.-,■        •■■.^.',:     ■_,■-.
The ternW'tabby cat" is derived froro
A tab, a famous, street in Bagdad, inhabited
by the manufacturers of silken stuff called
at:"dji or taffety. This stuff is woven with-.
waved markings of watered silk resembling
a "■'tabby1' cat's coat.
The highest priced town on;the-lline of
a railroad in, North America is said tp.be
Ccilgary, the center of the Alberta ranching
country. Beer is sold there at twenty-five
cents a glass, and the barkeeper bottles up
what is left after lie liasrturned out a glassful.  '   •;:..■"■•       '■  •        . { a
' '■ "  MAKERS OF MUSIC." ;
:, .•''--->'• ^a-:'g6Vin(^;'soutuv;,-: .'.a',   ;.   .
Leaves Revelstoke, Xd-".     -,.-''■, ,
•'     a ■>■■ <«'..'.  -v; Mondays and Thursdays, 5 a.m.
Arrivesat Robsyu,^:y~-; ■: ,'.,''', : •.''"';""■""■"•
Leav.es Robson,    !^'*"*- 7"S'y-AA''. .'   a..,..-     A-...
y A; ;  Xa A^Tjiesclays and Fridays, 5 p. m.,
Arriv^ atNurtJtjaprt,.^-./   : '.■..'.'       .,\_    § ■.. ■;'■. .
AxXdyi-- d.s   Tuesdays arid Frfdays. 10 a.m.
.-.-.■,, ■•Vf,-,;i--.~.    ^GOING NORTH;.',
Le^TOs Nortliport, ^'i T'■■ '"y ■'.- ■•"'.»--.''--.
'      ^ \ A    ..;.     Tuesdays and Friday s,'l.p:m.
■Arvivmg at Robson,    /      '■:'' y x ■ .A ■  .:
..-.. '"...- - Tuesdays and Fridays 7 p..ni.
Arriving at Reveisfok'e,'1'*'" ■"' :-V'--';'•/ y ■:■   :^j
■;'•"•'•'■■;■•   ■'Wednesdays arid.Saturdays, 4 p, ril.
:'j?his; hotel H$ five,miles from AVatson
'   aii'd has good •accommodations for
'"." lhah and beast.j The bal*. goods are
excellent "antt the table first class.
"WILLIE & SPSOULE, rProprietors.'
The "steairier lands.' at Nakusp north bound on
' Wedftesday'f) find. Sutrirdays at 7;a.vin..j and south
kfoumi on Mondays arid Thursdays at 10 a. mi    , .
Copnerjtiori is made with Canadian Pacific trains
for the ea^:t and west at Revelstoke, with Spokane
iTatlS-'-.and Koiiihei;ri' trains • .for; Spokane> and all
eastern and western points at Nprtbpoii;,. and with
G..& K. train* for Nelson arid Kootenay lake
points, at Robson. "•, :>-.'".-:,.:   > 7./--A '■    A.  '
: ■ IQfilLES FI10M KML0. ■•
Accommodations for travellers. Good
'stables. •" Tlie bar is stocked with
- choice _liqnors and cigars. Pack
, train in comrcction with the house.
'Goods-taken to airy, part of the
a   ;' feDOlSlAliD BKOS. Props.-
II" our a
r*     .   ■  i.-n    u        i i   LiV-x-o,,       A symphony composed by Prince Henryv
Came- *Dont you know what that is?' « otBen^ h^- ^ Len produced at the
F^?s:M0m. on)~   0h'   but -^ i famous Gewandhaus concerts-in Leipsic,
'.'Because there's a man in it."
'-/ i «;.
%X       s' A A AWotn.iiti's Way.
"I'll never send a manuscript of an-
,-other novel to a woman typewriter," said
de Ruyter.   """ -:--•-,'■-:■•
V:- /'Why not?" ,
" The last.time L tried it she, copied the
last chapter first."
Ur.^:^^A '-^yi»e.it,-^    :: :'■.   .■■:■■
'■sisHi-   ' ....
no,~^B'al\,   that wdmaii can't7 talk
little bit.aA ■•"    d     - .■/::■..■■    x
Noone—Why, I thought she talked inces-
-::8antly*v ■';■:-     ■-, 7.x.,-. 7 .   .
Nemo—Well,   ish t' that what T said?—
Qodey's.   ^   . . ........,../
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and thus another member is added i to the
ranks of royal composers. w.
A niece of Mozart, Frau Josepha tang,
died at Vienna a shoj* time ago, at the age
of 73, almost in poverty. During her latter years she was practically supported by
admirers of'the great composer.      ,,
,Prof. Frederick.Nicholls Crouch, the
venerable composer of '' 'Kathleen MavoUrh-
een," and "Dermott 'Asthbre," leads the
orchestra, during the singing of his song
"Mavornineen," and, despite hia eighty-five
years, is in excellent'health.
America is worth §47,475,000,000.
It is said that there are more herring
eaten than any other kind of fish.
Eighty-six, or nearly one quarter, of the
355  towns  of Massachusetts  contain   no'
resident physician.
-..€*._- :
■    'STEAMER NELSON.    "--:
Leaves Nelson Sundays.3 p. in. a'        •   . ;   ;
Arriving at Kaslo' 7 p. m.
u     Mondays 3 p. m.,.'. ]
; Arriving at Kaslo 7 jp. m
"      Wednesdays 9 a. m. S
A; a   7 ,A Arriving at Kaslo 1 p. m.
"      Thursdays 3 p.iri.     •   '     ' ;'
•" ; AiTiving at Kaslo 7 p. m.
Saturdays 9 ai m.
:- Arrivi'.
, Kaslo 1 p. m.
Good accommodations for travellers,
The bar is supplied with a good
stock of Wines, Liquors
and Cigars.   ?.
RIDSDALE  &  McKAY Proprietors.
If   you   have    Money   and
want to   meet   Monied
■ >. ■ ■ ■■ ■'■■■.
Men stop at the
She—You used' t6' say before we were
married that you would give up your life
for me. :'d AA'^. V '       ''' ' .
He—Well,' didn't I?   I haven't bad anHl •clf-he. whol^. number of males m the Unit-
life-since we were married. ■■■-.} ed States is 32,007.880" dnd the whole-num-.
__ :'•;- ;-—; — ■-  -—^_ :Nber of'females 30,554,38(X ,   "       :'
Not Completely Intoxicated. .j     The  immber; of languages   spoken   by
Holrnes—IJewlett,   vpu   were   the most.;. mrt!lkind,  at the present is estirhated at
completely ~Sruuk,:man;. I j ever saw last !\oOtl    The" Bible has1 been translated into
1 200 onlv,. but tjiese 200 are spoken by about
I wasn't My better half | t^0-thi_ds of the whole;population of t_i^:
:,.j. .- ,.: , ...  gljbe.  ■   <■>**■-iA-.s y .
—    -.......Vi. -_ }■',A'«v,.yv;-.vi\r.\u^iv:7;^^
.drunk, ^maii
was sober.
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Leaves Kaslo Mondays 9 a.m. -A ■ :•
A; a .    'y   '■--.•;, 'Arriving at Nelsonl p. m.
'■"■        "    'Ixesdays 9 a. m.
Arriving at Nelson;l p. m.
" 4V  Tliuirediays 9 a. in. -^       '
rX.        . Arriving-at Nelson 1 p.m.
•   ■■'.'. ..-.  " ; Fridays 9 a. m.
'" ., A .'    i Arriving at Nelson 1p.m.
""       "    Saturdays at 3 p. in.
Arriving at Nelson 7 p. m.
ipassengers from Kaslo for Spokane and all
points south, should take the "Nelson;" leaving
Kaslo at 9 a. in., on Mondays and Thursdays,
making close connections.through.
This ..steamer lands at Balfour, Pilot Bay, and
Ainsworth." •-.   • .
Fon-informatiqa as to Bates, etc., apply to pursers of steaniers, or to •
r.Ti ALLAN,-See.-. J- W. TROUP,
Nelson. B.C. .. ..Manager.
S. T. &. N. GO.
After October 20th the.
Capt. Estabrooks,      -       •      -        -        Master
Will make two trips daily Sunday excluded, between New Denver and the head pf the Lake-
Leaves New Denver at 7 a. m. and 1 p. m.
Leaves' Head of Ldke'at 0_a.m. and 4 p. m.
Leaves New Denver daily at,10 a. m. for Silverton.
W. C. McKinnon, Sec'y. NAKUSPLEDGE
■ :'— fc.   ■
Published every Thursday.
R.    T.    LOWERY,    EDITOR    AND
■     FTNANCIER.     -.
ONK YKAK ...:..  ...
SIX MONTHS  ... . . .. ....... .
TRTJKK MONTHS . . ... . .. . . . . . ...	
A ilv(;rtisiMg rates furnished on application.
. ....$3.00
..... .1.50
..... 1.00
Correspondence front 'every-part of tlie Kootenay
District and communications upon live topics
always acceptable. Write on both sides of the
paper if you wish. Always send something good.
no matter how crude. Get your copy in while it
■ a hot, and we will do the rest.
The:mail service in the Kootenay
will stand considerable improvement.
We commenced sending papers to
Watson on Oct. 5th., and up to Nov.
. 4th./none of them reached there.
They leave the Nakusp office but
where they go after that we have
been unable to learn. It is a loss to
us to have such an inefficient service
and we would like to have the proper
authorities attend to the matter.
:,, 'Thanksgiving Day occurs in the,
23rd of this month.- The "people of
this district have not very much to
be thankful for this year, except that
thcy are alive.  : If silver was a little
V higher hi price turkeys would be
more plentiful and the people would
rejoice accordingly. Still we are
better off than manv a mining coun-
try in the United States and must
govern ourselves accordingly.
.'It will be joyfulnews to the business men at the other end of the N.
.,-& S, railway to know that the paymaster will pay the men at the different points along the road this month
and not at Nakusp. It would be
much more convenient for the company and better for the local business
m en to have had the men paid off
here, but the inconvenience to the
men would be so great that the company have decided to pay the men
where the work js being done.
The fact that over $40,000 will be
paid this month for wages alone on
the N. & S. Ry,, would be enough to
convince an ordinary individual ofthe
benefit that railroad construction is
to a conntry when times are hard.
Tliis railroad company did not
wait for the silver question to be
settled, or the banks quit breaking,
or Jim Hill to buy them out, but
went to work to build the road, not
with one or two men and a shovel,
but with a small army of men and
plenty of material. The result is
that while other people are talking
about building roads to  the  Slocan
this one is pushed   forward  to  com- j
pletion and will cany the ore direct
from the mines.
Then the Slocan country will be
the scene of ceaseless activity and
prosperity will attend all who are
looking for it. The government
should assist more railroads as valuable as this one to the development
of natural wealth, and make this
province occupy the position that belongs to it in the history of the west.
The next United States election
will show the true feeling of the
country, and will rebuke those who
made the Sherman Bill the source of
so much trouble in finance.
The United States revenue is now
so low, that it will hot hieet current
expenses by $54,000,000 and more
coining of silver will be inaugurated
at once in order to niake good the deficit and they are fortunate to have
the silver to coin. Money is closer
than ever known before, and yet men
who have made this claim were
called inflationists.
It is surprising to see how the
single standard papers "are toning
down tobi-nietalishi and swallowing,
tlieir own editorials now that the
repeal bill_has not brought the promised relief0 Silver is as-: natural to
our wants as the air we; breathe and
ere long a conference of nations will
be called to give it its rightful place
in the world's circulation.
In the meantime work goes steadily
on in the Slocan mines, and everyday
points more strongly to the fact that
this is the king of all silver countries
and can be worked. at a profit at a
lower price than- silver has ever
reached. /
■■■■'' NELSON,' B.C.    -
Landscape Photographers
Keep a large quantity of Architypes
and Steel Engravings in stock.
Pictures framed to order.
Graduate of Trinity University, Toronto.    Member of college Physicians and Surgeons.
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The above reward will be paid to
anyone coralling 9 head of cattle lost
by"me'this summer in the ■•Nakusp--
Slocan Pass, said cattle to be coralled
i at Nakusp or the head ofthe lake, or
$10 will be paid for each head so
coralled or same reward will be paid
to anyone who will kill and deliver
same at either of said points.
Hans Madson.
New Denver.
This office lias complete stock of print-
in§r stationery and
is prepared at any
time to execrate orders tor
This hotel is situated near the
water front and has every accommo-
'dation for the travelling public.
yl. B, H'. 0oc^rreii7e
Bill Heads9
, iusiness
and any other kind of
printing" that is re-.
qnired by  the
business people of Koot-
■■'':;.'   enay. -,'
Mail  orders receive prompt
Dr.- Wiliamsoii.
'•."V-V  -LAW. AND-'.CON;VEYA,NGINGv,,,,,;,„;,'
OFFICE, ."'A'".'"
■    \ '.'''■■    ^,     . - '■'      ,   ' \ ''
Buchanan Blk, Kaslo, B G
Is open night and day and supplies,
its patrons with everything in the
market.   Call in.
This hotel is tli9 best in town, and
has ample accommodation for travellers. The bar is supplied with
wines, liquors and cigars.    «  ,
new denver, b. c.
Mclennan & black.
First class accommodalions in both
Room and Meals..
The Bar is well furnished with choice
wines, liquors and cigars.
EdoradoAve.       -       NewDenver.
^» '- _9_
Cash Dealer in
■.   !■( -      -   vy
-\ r>,   '■■
Stoves,   Tinware    Hardware.   IClothingy
'*'-: }'?' A   . XI
groceries,   Provisions.
ens Furnishings,
.    A  ■ >■     '  ...     .   ■   ■ • ' -•-  ,      • ••--,  ■ •   •' ■
Boots and Shoes,
/'''. A. 7
Hotel and Camping Supplies
illihery^ Dress Ooodg
and all kinds of Ladies'
Flohr andf^
The Crow's Nest Pass Boute.
' 'The Canadian Pacific corps of
surveyors now engaged on the Crow's
Nest Pass line are making the most
of theremainder; of the season, which
is growing short. One party is making levels and the other is running
the line down the Moyea. Unless
gome change is made in the program
the road will go down the Moyea and
cross on the divide between that
stream and the head of Goat river,
and thence down the south side of
Goat river to the Kootenay: The
railroad company has surveyed a
new tdwnsite on the divide between
the Moyea> and Groat Jrivers."i- Later
information, is in effecfc.fchat engineer
Preston has discovered a practicable
route from : Pilot Bay over to the
headwaters rof St* Mary's river;, that;
the grade is an ■ e&sy one,1 but wilkrei-
quire the running of a tunnel a mile
long. President Van Home favors
the St. Mary's route.—Golden Era. j
The Nelson & Fort Sheppard.
The end of the track of the Nelsop.
& Fort Sheppard is still out in the
woods near' Cottonwood Smith lake,
six mil'ds' fi-om; Nelson. Tracklayin^
was to have been resumed oh Tuesday, but it is skid that a slide down
near Say ward prevented the material
train getting through on time. Thertf
are two bridges near the lake that
will require several days work, and
the track is not likely to he at Nelson
much earlier-than the 20th. A road
bed has been graded to the water's
edge at Five-mile point, and it will
be cribbed and^riprapped to prevent
injury during extreme high water
Larson & Go:- have closed all their
stores except the one at Nelson, and
it will be closed this month. —Tribune.
The Fur Trade.
About thirty trappers find employment in the country tributary to
Nakusp. The furs brought here for
sale consist principally of beaver,
.marten,, bear, goat, mink, wolf,
wolverine, and otter. Beaver and
marten are the • most plentiful. In
the fall of the year quite a number
of Si washesbring furs to this market.
After selling their furs the Indians
disappear and are seen no more until
the next year.
■:X     ■#!,
Go to the Ledge Office
for Posters.
, We have just receivedfines assortment of Fashionable
ready-made Dresses both for morning and evening wear,
some stylish cloaks in all sizes. Onr winter stock of FURS
to hand is well assorted in the following:
When calling   ask   to see tho   Dress patterns and
trimmings to match.    This is one of our special lines.
iAN. & Co
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'w^*i^v^*w.Xc;   ;
■ICf-L'-JJH-J l._yi_iyyCTC|j|-1n|j^pia>:'
ew miles, oi
fi> ©
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...With tlie completion  of
ore will be brought to' .Nakusp
sieainer for Revelstoke.
Gold'arid Silver-Ledges..
Tlie town-'already.- contains
Naknsp & Slocan  Railroad
from the rich mines of the
Thousands of tons of
—s'    ,j
,•' Stores, Sawmill,
»acity.off 30,
ix Hotels, Several Dwelling
feet per diemi a substantial Wharf, Warehouses, Blacksmith
Shop an$ many other braidings.
»»«Cr.BJ7.T.rTf~ ■?! 5-5 :»,. ::
•-.—■-^•KUWM^fr:;,, .,:,,. .'.-••      >'-*. - .:
To Australasia.
A fast Atlantic service is a necessary part of the  scheme €f a new
Australasian route.    We heard much
of it a year or two ago, but latterly
there has been little mention  ,pf it.
For this Mr. Haggart  is  chiefly responsible.    The proposition which ex'-■
cited niost   comment  was   that   the
Canadian   Pacific  company  should
take over   the   Intercolonial, and in
consideration  of   an  annual   bonus
equal to the chronic deficit in operating that railway the company would
establish   a  fast   Atlantic  line and
make the Intercolonial a "part of its
system.    But Mr, Haggart put a stop
to this talk by making the government  railway  self-sustaining.    The
question will come up again, however, and Mr. Haggart's visit to England is likely to precipitate it.    The
new service from Vancouver to Sydney, has quite taken the fancy of the
English, and it is thought within the
region   of  probability that   the imperial government will listen favorably   to   Mr.   Haggart's   appeal   to
round it off by makings the Atlantic
■ end of it as perfect as possible.    Canada is giving a*subsidy of $125,000 a
year to the   Pacific  line, and keeps
standing an otter of a  much larger
sum   to   assist , in   establishing    a
ctwenty-knot service,across the Atlantic.    It only fequires the co-operation j ™ ^
of the -British 'government to insure    L A
the  success  of the  enterprise, and
. this Mr. Haggart is hopeful of obtain-
inev   With, a  fast Atlantic service
route, the effort tQf establish, ^ first-
elass Service betweSn Great liritian
and Australasia (J^ross Canjtda is
bound to be suecessM.—Manitoba
Free Press.      '
.   NELSON,   B,C. f
Landscape Photographers
Keep a large quantity of Architypes
and Steel Engravings in stock.
Pictures framed to order.
"VTOTICE is hereby given that 30 day's after date,
IV I intend applying to tlie~Horiovable the Chief
Commissioner of Laiulsand Works for a; special
licence to cut and carry away timber from the
following tract of land. Commeuchig- at a stake
planted on the south shore..of the Narrows between
Arrow Lake's, West Kootenay thence north 80
chains, west 120 chains, soutli about 110 chains,
and thence following- shore line to point1 of com;
msneement containing' about one thousand acre's
more or less. -,-- ■■ "   ' ■'■'
-    ■::':■ PETER GENELLE.^:^"'
Nalaisi>.,-'Oct.l8fchi8)8. '
Wm. Hunter.
-W, C McKinnon.
New Denyeran.d"5llvertoii
kinds   of Miners supplies kept constantly in stock
Selkirk Transportation Go
^   ^ Ruiis^stages dairy* between'f^:
The proprietor has on band
Stages leave each point at 7 a. ni.
Faref&50. ■',- / ., '*xxxa'.
' ,   Manager.
and the improvements that would be j Everything new about the house ex-
made along the rest of the route, the
time between   London   and Sydney
would be reduced to twenty-ei.^ht or
twenty-nine  days,   breaking the P.
and 0. record by a week.
■.. In an interview with a London
pressman Mr. Hoggart speaks enthusiastically of the Canadian route,
Leaving out its purely commercial
aspect, lie thinks it is bound to become the favorite with the travelling
public. "In British Columbia alone,"
he says, "you have a Switzerland
and a Norway roiled into one. No
man can attempt to describe the
scenery and.no man who knows the
country will deny "Jiat from the gate
of the St. Lawrence to Victoria on
the Pacific coast you have a tourist
land of unparalled attractions.1'
There is more to the same effect, but
that is not all. "Do you know what
it is to be quarantined?" asked Mr.
Haggart. He does. In the east they
quarantine on the slightest provoca
tion, and in the   hot   sun  of  Aden,
cept the '-whisky and landlord
Everybody gets a hearty
f n t   <7J %;
welcome and plenty
to eat
Gorman West,     -   ■■..-    Proprietor.
^W H
t-x        m ■&
Malta, Gibraltar, and the Sues itself
the restraint superinduces a condition akm to being grilled. The risk
of quarantining by the Canadian
route is too slight to be taken into
account. With its advantages in
time, which will be of great commercial value, and with its superior and
varied attractions as a purely tourist
Accommodations for
00 '.'Guests.
Finest Bar in the  Interior of
the  Kootenay  country.
Headquarters for Capitalists,
Speculators and Miners,
■ jf-fetiO  fx&K. cxtirr-ff'-      d^n^j     ;f-~-•■■
■- h R-» x. i-x ■£■»«   r i h j: v-.
In lengths of from 12 to 50 feet.    Any kind
of hill stuff can be ciut at short notice.
Shingles, Laths, Mouldings, Turned Posts and
Ballasters, Brackets. Etc. Two Carloads
Sash and Doors, Two Carloads Dry Fir
Clear Flooring, 4in.; One Carload Dry Fir
Clear Ceiling, 4 Carload Car Clear (5edar,
for Finish.; One Carload Glass, Paints Oils,
etc., including Fancy Glass, WoodStains, etc.
-: IS THE::'-
tightest v£ii
ar sv
y m the k
Kmnnvmsgl fcnnrrinJBiB-Tfi/r-n n, m__i-_w^
In Nakusp, on November 14th., the
wife of F. S. Fauquier, of a son.
in Nakusp, on  November ■ 15th. hist.
the infant son of F. S. Fauquier.
*'t MJk.fcajr_fa.Kfif .atrie v»ii
John A. Mara, M.P., was in town
this week. '■
Curly Robinson has moved on to
New Denver.
John Abrahamson of Revelstoke
was in'town this week. ■■■■"
It costs.$55 a.-ton to freight goods
from Nakusp to New Denver.
phe .coldest day in Nakusp last
winter was 17 degrees below zero,    .
J. T. Nault has gone tor Revelstoke
to get  his supplies in for the.winter.
Wood is f 3 a cord in Nakusp. This
office has a pile as big as a mountain.: .'■ 7    ]  . • ' '-' A-v -
Nakusp is livelier to-day than
most of the-catnps in the. Kootenay
The steamer Idaho running on
Kootenay lake was wrecked t h e
other day. ..■•'.
J.. L. Cross was here this week
selling goods for the various firms he
^   ■ v J     O ■   ■ ■ ■   A    ■   v. '' '    -
The Balfour Trading Co., of Kaslo
■ .ha-S'tjiiccumbedtp the hard times and
made an assignment. ■'"   ,,
R. A. Renwick of the Nelson Miner
was in town this week on his way
back from a three-week's visit to the
coast, ■;..       .;.-.      ;■ ..
■Wn<. Hodges of Kaslo has charge
of.J. B. Wilson's .store in Nakusp.
[[is brother George returns to Kaslo
this week.
Tlie school house is finished, and
will be opened for business as soon as
the teacher arrives. It. is situated on
Broadway, and is a very neat, build-
ing. . " ■  * '
Eel. Sea.ley, bookkeeper for E. E.
Lemon was in town this week oil a
business trip.- He reports his' firm
doing., a good business at Three
Edward   Dunn   has   discovered a
hot spring about 14 miles in a northerly direction from 'Nakusp;'   It  is I
about eight miles back from'the lake.
Dunn is offering it for sale.
Captain Fitzstubbs was in town on
Mr. McKay spent a short time in
town this week.
Frank Bourne spent a short time in
Denver this week.
Ed. Corning Is confined? to his room
with an attack of fever.
Fifteen men will be 'employed all
winter at Genelle's logging camp.
Jack Tierney and Bert Crane will
leave for New Denver in a few days.
Fred Johnson was here the othe
day,    He   will   spend the winter in
Mr. W. S. Murray who was con-
fined to bed for a few days is now
around enjoying life,
Ea grippe is prevalent in town at
present, and quite a number of citizens have had a wrestle with it.
Mr. Teasdale, of New Denver, was
in town this week with a cargo of
supplies for his hotel in that town.   ,
The amount of money spent every
day in Kaslo for whisky foots up to
about ^50. So says an hotel man. of
that burg. ;■"'.. ■'' '
Capt. Fauquier of the 'Royal Navy
Reserve was drowned 'in''Victoria on
Saturday. - He was a brother of
Nakusp's chief of police.a 7 '
There is no necessity to be ^without
job pftnting in this; lovely.:co'nntry.';,;"
This office can supply you with almost anything yon want in that line.
Messrs. D. McOillivray, Marpole,
Wolffshon, Loewen and Campbell
arrived in town on Monday and have
gone up the line on a. tour of inspection; ^. ■■ ■■*■'
.   $    7, '    ■	
Some of the mail .wiiiclvwent into
the Fraser river Oil Nov. 5th, arrived
here oil Monday.. Our registered
letters were all; right, the water not
damaging the currency in the least.
W. C. Archer, of New Denver,
was in town this week on his way to
the coast, where he intends to eat his
X'mas turkey. He will return sometime during the winter. .
The telegraph line to Revelstoke
is working in a satisfactory maimer.
Communication to New Denver will
be established this week. It/is expected next week that the line will
be working to Three Forks and
.■ An attempt is being made to organize a Glee Club in Nakusp, and
I all interested will have a meeting on
Mr. Wolffshon will make a trip to
England in a short time.
Hngh Madden has gorie to Revelstoke to look after his supplies for the
W. Hunter was. here on Monday.
He had k car-load of potatoes with
him for his stores in the interior.
Corning & Rodd have just com-*
pleted a cellar with which to store
their stock of wet groceries this
winter.       •'
Mr. Sampson, the genial paymaster of the N. & S. Ry., has just
recovered from a severe attack of the
popular malady, la grippe!
Andy Cummings still presides over
the cuisine of the Columbia,House
Restaurant. All the delicacies of
the season are furnished guests.
The railing has disappeared from
the steps leading up the hill on Slocan Aveuue. The steps were put.up I pA
by Mr. Hugh Madden at his own ex- A v'"'
pense; and other of our enteVprising
citizens should see that th'ey are kept
in repair. A lamp at this spot would
Joe a great benefit on dark nights.   'l[
Notice is hereby- given that thirty
days after date, 1 intend vto apply to
the" Stipendary;Magistrate' of West
Kootenay district for a license to sell
liquors at my hotel, Watson, B.^C: in
said district.     7r-7-''' d' ■       a-    '   ,:   „
a       '■'■"    MARK AREHART.    ".
; "Watson, B.C. a Oct. 19, 1993.
1 k &
A six-room cottage and lot
for particulars apply to
% rm
M a v
£&,  "
Choice  -location.;; and   com j     Q   j~|   VVJLLIA
mands a beautiful view
of the stirroun ding
Xi excursion- to Hot Spring, is j Saturday evening to perfect arrange-
talkec! of; and it should be a success. |™cnts, There is P^nty of musical
Thr- Arrow could be secured for' _he|haicmt in tlle town, and no difficulty
trio, and there is no donht hut that a !?hoilld be experienced in having a
1 rire number of people would like to jclul) a]]• w^ter. ■ ■
visit that health resort. Quite a nurabef of business men
Dan Dunn and his army of hustlers |are Setting anxious about their
still continue to beautify the streets |winter supplies,-. and-are" making
ofNakusp. Before, long- the streets | stannous efforts to, get them m beat' this young city will be a credit to
the enterprise of the townsite- people
and will compare favorably with any,
other I'lace in tho province. fVom Re^lstoke
■] fore the season gets too late. Frank
Bourne brought a'-down a ton this
week in a small   boat   all   the way
THE BAR is supplied with the j    Keeps   everything   in     his   line.
[Orders.by mail solicited.
best brands of all kinds of
wines, liquors and cigars.
The Dining Room is supplied
with ail \the delicacies of
the season.
Charges Moderate,
A Call Solicited.
Slocan Ave,
Call and get prices.


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