Nell Carter is loved by two men, a rancher named Smiling Joe, and Bill Stover, a cowboy. Bill Stover is caught stealing horses. After a terrific struggle with the sheriff, Bill disarms him and escapes, but he refuses to go away. The sheriff approaches Smiling Joe and asks for his assistance in capturing Bill. Nell and Joe's sister, Nancy, hears of this and begs him not to have anything to do with the matter, but Joe only laughs at their fears, and the incident causes a disagreement between Joe and Nell. Joe goes with the sheriff and, stealing upon Bill, they overpower him, and he is sentenced to a term of imprisonment. The months pass. Joe and Nell have made up their differences and are married. Bill is released from jail and hears of the marriage. Smarting with resentment he determines to go after Joe and to kill him on sight. A Mexican, who has overheard Bill's declaration, seeks out Joe's sister. Nancy, and she goes and tells Nell. Joe determines not to he caught unawares, and ...
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