The hard-working wife of the miner, Homer Jackson, dies just after her husband has struck a pay streak, leaving a child, Clara, to grow up motherless in the little mining town. Following this, Jackson is killed by his avaricious partner, James White, and the mouth of the only witness, a mine worker, is stopped by White's promises to give him gold. Ten years later, Dr. Grant, a rising young physician, visits the scene of the murder during a hunting trip. His interest is aroused and he determines to solve the mystery of the disappearance of Jackson and his daughter. He inserts a notice in the paper, stating that if the daughter of Homer Jackson will notify him she will learn something of interest to her. In the meantime White, who has raised Clara in a different town since her father's death, is called back to the mine by the news that a new strike has been made. The mystery is solved at last by the young doctor, a confession is forced from White's lips and Clara, now a wealthy young ...
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