George Foster, ruined by a drop in the stock market, finds that of all his fair weather friends, only one will stick by him in the hour of his greatest need. This one friend, Griscombe, gives Foster a thousand dollars and advises him to go west and begin his life anew. Foster takes the money and invite and sets out for the Rocky Mountains with his valet Hopkins. In Canyonville, Foster earns the gratitude of Loco Holmes, an eccentric old man, by saving him from a rough crowd in a saloon. Loco Holmes takes Foster into partnership with remarkably successful results. To Foster a far harder blow than losing his money has been the fact that Mary Livingstone, the girl he was engaged to, refused to have anything more to do with him when she discovered he was a poor man. In Alice Holmes, Loco's daughter, the young man finds something that was lacking in the mercenary Miss Livingstone. The mine soon shows prospects of being enormously valuable. Foster goes east to raise capital. His friends ...
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