Donald Gale, down in fortune, leaves his little family in New York and goes to Nevada to prospect. He has formed a partnership with a man named Hawkins, but taken seriously ill, he writes out a power of attorney, and gives it to the latter, authorizing him to dispose of his share of the mine (which they have found prospectively rich), in the interests of Mrs. Gale and the children. He then writes to his wife telling her what he has done. In the interim, Mrs. Gale herself has fallen seriously ill and her children, alarmed, start out for help. Bobby, the boy, encounters Officer Casey. Casey requisitions Dr. Jones, who happens to be passing, and they visit the ailing woman, finding her in a state of collapse, after having read the letter from Nevada. The doctor has the invalid removed to his private hospital and the good Officer Casey says he will keep an eye on the children. The villainous Hawkins, taking advantage of Gale's trust, sells the mine to a man named Brown, and decamps, ...
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