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NEEDLES, CAL., AKD KIKG-MAIST, AKIZOA, JANUARY 9, 1897. NO 1 1 The Old Prospector. Although many a good kind word has been spoken of the prospector, 'et full credit has Beldorn been given him for the important work he has performed in the way of advancing the development of the industry of mining the precious metals in the northwestern states. Not a few look upon the prospector as a sort of shiftless, roving creature who wanders about the wilds of the mountains in a profitless way. But the fact is that the prospector occupies a very important place among the members of the minintr industry. Ha is the pioneer and leads the way in the exploration of new min ing fields, ssouting out into the wilds far in advance ot towns and settlements. Before mines can be opened and worked by capital they must be discovered, and it is the prospector who sallies forth and does the necessary work. The prospector may be said to have been born in the days of "forty-n:ne," when the harvest of gold of the Califor nia placers began. As soon as "born" the prospector begins scouting out into the wilderness, and he has been at it ever since '"0.ice a prospector always a prospector." A working miner may at times do something in the way ot pros pecting, but the real prospector is one who is always dreaming of undiscovered veins of the precious metals in far-away mountain regions, and whose greatest delight is to roam and camp in new and unexplored fields. The prospector has in his composition something of the na ture and disposition of the old hunter and trapper. He braves all manner of perils, and endures a thousand hardships in pursuit of his favorite occupation. In the opening up of the mining re gions ot the Pacific coast the prospector has everywhere been in advance has led the way. He it was at the front who Srjt met the arrows of the red cann, bat tled with the wild beasts of the moun tains, and encountered the dangers of the waterless wa3tes. First the mining field is discovered, then the miners push forward and a camp is established, which presently grows up to be a town or city. In Nevada, Idaho, Arizona, Montana, Washington, Oregon and almost every where else the prospector has been obliged to fight his way among savages, and in several sections of the Pacific coast mining regions he is still on the wprpath in rugged mountain wilds. Al though the prospector is always, day and night, dreaming of great wealth, he is seldom wealthy. He is a man of little means, and when he finds a good mine he generally sells at a price far below its real value. Hundreds of these pioneer prospectors have left their bones on the desert and in the mountains, and not a few have lost their scalps in battle with the sav ages. Still men are found on the trails on the mountains who are ready to brave the dangers of any region in which gold may be found, from the burning sands of New Mexico to the ice-bound regions of Alaska. The true prospector always sees somewhere ahead a sort ot paradise. There is a fine camping place, with plenly of wood and water, with grass for his burro in a natural meadow, and all else convenient. There, in this little miners' heaven, he places a wonderfully rich mine i mine in which all is glittering with gold and silver. There are men who began prospecting 40 years ago who are otiil meandering the mountain trails, though now old, wrinkled and white haired. They are etill after the big thing that is always a little way ahead. The genuine prospector is not at all in clined to Bettle down to the hard every day toil required in the development of a mine. There is too much of the gypsy, or trapper or hunter, in his nature to per mit of his permanently establishing him self in any particular spot He has in his composition a romantic love ot ad venture, and delights in the wild beauties of nature as he finds them in the far away fastnesses of the mountains. Be sides, he has dreams of wealth in many places. No sooner Nhas he made a find and a little "raise" than he is off to ex plore some region of what be has long hai golden visions. If all do not find gold, every prospector finds more or less pleasure in his chosen pursuit, notwithstanding the hardships of the life. The prospector is generally a lover of nature, and he enjoys the wilds Re posing upon the bosom of mother earth at. his camp fire, he gazes into the starry heavens and takes pleasure in speculat ing in regard to what is in and upon the far-away twinkling and whirling worlds. He fine's music in the voice of the wind in the pine3, and has an ear for all the night sounds of nature, the chirp of in sects and the twitter of night-singing birds. Often, too, when the camp fire has burned low, his quick ear detects the footfalls of some prowling wolf, tox 01 bear, or other wild animal, but, with his trusty reyolver under his pillow he has no fear. When parties of prospectors meet and j camp together in the mountains there is I always a feast of golden legends There j are stories of lost leads, of rich leads that no one has been able to nnd, ol fl)at rock filled with veins of gold, and of immense nuggets picked up in various places. Every man his a story, and it is seldom a dull one. The old prospector is a man of a thousand adventures. He has had his Indian fights, his encounters with wild animals, and his escapes trom death oy starvation and thiist; but all is at once forgotten when the word is that there is gold ahead. Then it is: "Pack the burro8 and away !" The real old prospector the man of the mountains is a man worth knowing, and commands the respect of mining men in all camps of the northwest. As the old hunters and trappers were the avant-couriers of the westward advance of the industry of agricuhure from the Atlantic seaboard to the Rocky moun tains, so the prospector was the pioneer of ciyilization in the industry of mining. He blazed the trail to the mines; miners, machinists, merchants and men of cap ital then followed, and soon the wilder ness was conquered. The old prospector now sees busy townp, street cars and electric lights in a hundred places where in times past he camped and grazed his burro, and finds railroad trains rushing and roaring around mountains and through canyonb, where once he painfully toiled in track less wilds. Where he batMed with hos tile savages he now sees peaceful settle ments and flourishing farms, and the laughing voices of children are heard where once the wild Indian raised his war whoip. The old proppector may have no great, store of gold, but he has the sat isfaction of seeing on all sides the spread ing and firm rooting of the civilization for which he blazed away. No monument is likely to be raised to the memory of the old prospector when he crosses the dark river to the camp on the golden shore; but in every north western state will stand to his crpdit the posts he planted at the front. His old camps will Btand as monuments to mark his line of inarch and the scenes of his exploits and struggles in the wilds Dan De Quille in Western Mining World. Some Rambling Thoughts. There is for mot of U3 poor mortals a large degree of isolation in life. Oar in ner 'xnerience3 we cannot voice to those around us ; our battles with wrong with in are beyond human ken; even outward sorrows c ill for scarcely more than a passing thought of sympathy on the part ot the great rushing worl1, whose time permits it to enter into our feelings about as fullv as the scientists enter into the anxieties and fears ot the insect that squirms under his microscope. What fools we mortals be, who add to our iso lation in the crowded ways of life by sticking out the porcupine q'lills of re pulsion To have friends to do for us, we must show a willingness to do and suffer for them. OoO Let us not make futile resolve, regard ing the whole category of sins and weak nesses, against which life is a constant battle. But if we must "resolve," just to be like others, then let it be "To be watchful, unrelenting with ourselves; to crush the lower niture; to feed the high er; to scatter seeds of kindness, unof ficiously and gently, day in and day out." If we die rich, our heirs scramble for the dro3S we leave oehmd ; if we die poor, we are "only paupers whom nobody owns;" if we die learned, others will arise might ier than we; but, if either rich, poor or learned, we die beloved, then are our lives not in vain, and our memories shall live at least as long as those live who loved us. So you money-makers as you turn to your vain and dismal task ; your poor lolks with another dreary grind of labor before you ; yon students piling up knowledge that will surely slip frum you, glorify and transmute it all into beauty and grandeur by an honest effort to live the Golden Rule. 000 Be not among those who rejoice in finding out evil-doing and weakness in others. There are some who seemingly take more pleasure in discovering a worm at the heart of a noble tree than in stand ing off to admire its symmetry. To suuh, a lion is not a. noble beast, but merely the supporter of some disgusting para sites. To such, a clump of woods is not a thing of beauty, but merely a harbor for wood-ticks. To such, great and good characters are inconceivable. Each one hath its wood-tick, its parasite, its worm, and they njoice thereat. To you tender hearted maidens too kind to hurt un an imal ; to you brawny boys too manly to smile a fellow from behind; to you moth ers and fathers, the tutors ami guides of boys and girls, .thai down relentlessly on "gossip" in the year to come. A shrug of the shoulders, a questioning tone, or an unjust surmise, may serve t( blast a reputation that has been built b years of goodness. Almost my closing " Thought" this week is on the horror ot in j istice, the depth of meanness shown in idle talk by tho-e whose heirta are tender and noble in every other respect Exchange. Home is wnat we make it in a greal many cases. Many of us make out home3 unpleasant by. our own unpleas antness, when we can jistaswell have it filled with the sunshine of happiness and j y. Too many of us aie apt to take to the pleasures of staying down town and hanging around our street corners when we might, be at the fireside. In many cases it would be found ju.-t as pleasant. Man is a social creature, bu of times shows poor taste in his associa tions. The home is better than the s reel corner. The fireside better than counter loafing. Sometimes business men make the mistake that it is ot this class of men that he gets his support. But if he will study the question closely he will find that it is the man who come3, gets whit he wants and leaves, who contributes ti his earnings. The hangers on around our groceries very seldom give it much of their wealth, if they have any, and a still smaller percentage of the business is derived from such eonrcep. Ydt, per haps, there is an empty place at the fire side of the same paity who is consuming so much of the business man's tune as well as his own with no benefit to either This is especially true of all country towns, and s a habit that will continue from time to eternity, but nevertheless, not a good one. Just don't get in the habit of it. You will feel better for not doing so. The3e truths are very adapt able to the young men who are growing up and hope to be as we expect of them the foundation of a better and wiser gen eration. Instead of standing on the cor ner such people might be more profitably employed at their homes reading some thing that would increase their fund of knowledge. These thoughts are worth jotting down and trying. You can loose nothing by so doing and perhaps may profit by them Gleaner. LEVI STRAUSS & CO. FACTORY-SAN FRANCISCO -CAL, COPPER RIVETED OVERALLS AND SPRING BOTTOM PANTS. EVERY GARMENT GUARANTEED. EMPLOY OVER 350 GIRLS. GABDIS DEALERS IN General 7Veicbandise Wholesale and Retail Carry all lines of Goods used in this County At Prices that de fy Competition - Caddis Rnd perry Kingman Arizona. STATE ORE P. S. BAILT, Prest. JOS. MONNIR, Sec. Established 1880. Sampling Works A general Oro Market. Largest Works in Colorado. Modtrn Mills and Machinery at Denver, Idaho Springs, and Black Hawk. ORE SOLO ON COMPETITIVE BIDS. Write for our reference book. Address STATE ORE SAMPLING CO., Gold Bullion bought. Denver, Colorado. riant . Win 'Ml to bin i and lease first clasB mine, either uolii ut copper Must hr within reasonable ilis'ancH of railroad. Best of referent furnished. Address Box 503, Dontrlas, Wyo. NOTICE OF FOKFKITUitE To AiMlrcw Franzoii, Al:mi SI roll. : n 1 Frank A. Mnlillcej -r. their Uric, urfiuiiiisl rsttors or assigns. You, und each of yon are hereby not- j itied that the undersigned, co-owners jf the mining cliim hereinafter described, have expended tnree hundred dollars, to wit: One hundred doll irs in each of the yeirslSEH, H9, and lSpG, in labor and uoney by way of improvement" upon said mining claims, in i rder to hold said min ing claim under the provisions and re quirements of section 2324 of the .Revised Statutes of the United States, being the amonnt required to be expended upon said mining pr perty in etch of said years, in orde t o hold the same. Said mining prop erty c nsists of the East Seven Hundred and Fifty feet of that certain mining claim 1 nown ai the Hulda mining claim, and the east Seven Hundred and Fifty feet of that certain mining claim known as the Miyfl iwer claim. All said mining property being siti.ate and located in In dian Secret Mining District, County of Mohave, Te-ritory of Arizona. And yon are iurther notified that if, within ninety davs after the service of this notice, if per sonally served, or within ninety days after the service of rhi r olice by publication, you fail refuse or neglect to contribute your, and each of your proportion of said expenditures, your entire interest in said claim will b9 forfeited and beoome the un dersigned co-owners under and by virtue of said section 2324. HENTtY ANDERSON HANS BLOCK, HARRY CLAUSEN, ANNA BECKER First insertion January 2d, 1897. RKi Professiona. E. M. SANFOKD, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Prescott, Arizona, TDICHARD J. HARTMAN, Attorney at .Law. Special attentiou to land and mining liti gation. Collections and Conveyancing. Office in Lake building. Secret Societies. OP P. WESTERN LODGE. NO. 12; meets every Tuesday evening in the Lake Hall at 8:00 o'clock. Visiting brothers, ir 500d standing, cordially invited. Fred Leonard, C. C. A. E. Ealy, K. of R. and S. t O. G. T. KINGMAN LODGE, NO. 22. JL . meets every Thursday evening in M. E. Church at 8:00 o'clock. Visiting memberg cordially invited. Miss MaggIe Fisher, C. T. Miss Lena Brobant, uec. t O. O. F. KINGMAN LODGE, NO. 7 -L Meets every Wednesday .night in the Lake Hall at 8:00 o'clock. Visiting brothers invited. Jas. Rosborodgh, 1 . G. A. E. Ealy, Sec. Stage Lines. -xtUITE HILLS Tri-weekly, via Mineral VV Park and Chloride. Leaves Kingman every Monday, Wednesday and Friday; re turning, leaves White Hills every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Fare Mineral Park, $2; Chloride, ?3; White Hills. t6. CAMPBELL LINE Tri-weekly. Leaves Kingman Monday, Wednesday and Friday, returuiLg same day. Staee leaves Kingman at 7 a. m. ARIZONA STAGE CO. SIGNAL LiNE Semi-weekly. Leaves Yuc ca Monday and Friday, returning Tuesday ana Saturday. HOSEA STOUT. MOHiVE CITY Semi-weekly. Leaves Needles Monday and Friday. o you muffi Painting Paper Hanging Arthur Edwards Is the man to beautify yow home and give it a cheerful appearance. He is an ex cellent DECORATER& DESIGNER SHOP ON FRONT ST. Orders left with George Bonelli, jeweller, will receive prompt attention. JohnS Kolar blacksmith and wagonmaker Horseshoeing Wagonmaking And Repairing Blacksmith work of every description neatly and satisfactorily done. . . . shop. Cor. Beat and 4th Sts. KINGMAN, A. T. Tong Wo & Co. Restaurant MEALS, 25c Open Day and Night. FRESH BREBt) 3ND PIES CBEflP. Extra Meals to Order MINING MEN! We have for sale at this office MINING DEEDS MINING LOCATIONS MINING LEASES MINING BONDS And blanks of every description. Orders by mail, accompanied by cash, promptly filled.