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Romance of a Gambler
Jim Carruthers, favorite nephew and legal heir to the vast estate of John Carruthers, his bachelor uncle, has gambling proclivities. The old man changes the terms of the will. Ten thousand dollars in cash is duly marked for identification and sent to the erring one, with the stipulation that the same be returned intact at the end of one year from date of its receipt, otherwise the entire fortune shall go to charities. Previous to the receipt of the money and lawyer's advice, Carruthers meets Helen Murray, the daughter of a wealthy mine owner, returning from the east with her aunt chaperone, and young Gerald Gray. Young Gray becomes the business manager for Murray's mining interests, is accepted as Helen's future husband and is honored and trusted. Secretly, however, the young lover has fallen into bad company and habits. He plays heavily and, led on by Jake Smith, a gambling crook, becomes deeply involved. He robs his benefactor and prospective father-in-law. It is here that the heart...