As soon as it became known in the gold mining district that John Brown, a prospector, had made a rich strike, a newspaper reporter was dispatched to his cabin for particulars. After getting... See full summary »

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(as C. Jay WIlliams)

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John's Uncle
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Alice Washburn ...
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John's Aunt's Daughter (as Elsie McLeod)
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The Maid
William Wadsworth ...
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As soon as it became known in the gold mining district that John Brown, a prospector, had made a rich strike, a newspaper reporter was dispatched to his cabin for particulars. After getting them, he next interviews Sam Thompson, an old pioneer of the camp, who is suffering from an incurable malady and cannot live six months. These two articles get their headings mixed in the composing room of the newspaper, through the stupidity of the printer's devil, and when published the next morning, the story of John's lucky strike reads as follows: "John Brown, of Valley Camp, discovers a rich gold mine. He came here a year ago in good health, but now he is suffering from an incurable malady and cannot live six months." The item is copied by other newspapers, and finds its way to each of Brown's relatives, who, believing that it will be to their financial benefit to show some little concern, send him pressing invitations to visit them. At first John is inclined to be displeased with the false ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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6 December 1911 (USA)  »

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