THE GRUB .STAKE MORTGAGE AMOVING PICTURE!
" , SHORT STORY. OF WESTERN LIFE ''
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Short Story Based on a Moving PictureFilm and Illustrated by
Photographs Taken by the American Film Manufacturing
Love ,1s a blind blunderer all
right, all -right: If he wasn't,
Millie Malone wouldn't have
fallen for Jim Blake's blandish,-
"And Jack Burton Began'
Thinking of Going Somewhere
ments and Millie's old man
wouldn't have fellen for Jim
Blake's crookedness and this
story wouldn't have happened.
But Millie fell for the blandish
ments and Mike Malone fell for
the crookedness. Because Mike,
he he thought that any man that
Millie could" love couldn't help be
ing o k and Jack Burton, the
new mining engineer of the Face
Quartz Mining Co. began td
think, seriously of throwing up
his job and going somewhere else
any place, just so it was a long
way out of eyeshot of Millie Ma-5
Millie's father was the foreman"
of the Face company mine. He1
was supposed to know a thing or
two about mining, but when Jim .
Blake took him out to see a claim,
that he had secretly salted with
gold shot 'from a 12-gauge shot
gun, he some how looked at the
rock as through Millie's eyes
gave it a hurried examination,'
found gold, and took' it for grant
ed that it was all on the square".
Thus it came about that Mike'
Malone mortgaged his little home
to the mining company to raise,
money to grub-stake Jim Blake.
' "Here's the mortgage, Millie,"
said the foreman when he came
from the office to where Millie
and the young engineer were
standing together by the mouth
of the shaft. "I'll take the money
over to Blake." n
Then he scratched his head,
frowning on the document that
passed from his hands to Millie's.
"I suppose it's all right," he add-,
ed, "but, bedad ! it was a wrench'
to sign it, even for a share in a
"Mortgage?" said Jack to him
self. "BJake? What's up now?"
He knew what was up, precise
ly, a month later when the com- l
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