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fice in time to prevent the fore
closure and take up the mortgage
with the cashvhe had drawn from
Millie was standing by the
mouth of the salted mine, looking
disconsolately down at the only
possession she had in the world"
outside the little grip she carried
in her hand. She heard the sound
of approaching footsteps, and a'
little hope burned up in her heart
only to die to cold ashes when she
turned and saw Jim Blake.
- "Well, Millie, how do you feel
about it? I suppose you know
that our dear friend Jack Burton
is responsible for having you put
out of your house? That he came
down here,- squinted at a spoonful
of dirt 'with one eye, and then
went back and told 'em the claim
was no good?"
"No, I don't know it," said
"Well, you can take it from me
that it's so."
Jim stepped to the girl's side.
"Come now, Millie " he began,
"just one kiss !" '
But before he could grasp the
shrinking girl he was felled by a
blow from the fist of Jack Burton.
iThere was a grapple, a swift shift
ing of booted feet, a smothered
imprecation or two, a rattling
sound as of some heavy body fall
ing down the sheer side of the pit,
and Jack and Millie stood alone,
looking fearfully down the shaft.
"And may God have mercy on
his soul," whispered Tack, pres
ently., '.'Come, Millie."
And she went to his arms and
crjed- into, his , shirt " bosonr as;
naturally as though she had done
IN THE LIMELIGHT '
Mrs. William B. Leeds, widow
of the wealthy "tin plate king,"
has left Arnerica,
she says, forever.
Americans too try
ing on her nerves,
she"also holds thu
opinion that this
land,is a poor place
in which to raise
boy nfi 1 1 ionaires.
That is why she has
taken her 8-year-old son to Eng7i
land to bring him up in the ways'
of the youthful Englishman. Andj
doncherknow, so many little
dukes and lordlings attend the se
lect schools over there.
REAL SPORT LEADERS
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