John Meldon keeps a western hotel and despite his wife Mary's pleadings, he drinks too freely with the boys who frequent the hotel. At last she falls sick, and the new parson, acting upon the doctor's advice, writes May, their daughter, who is away at school. The parson next takes John to task and backed up by May, who hurries home, succeeds in convincing John that it was his conduct which led to Mary's illness. The night of the crisis, the minister and doctor are watching beside Mary, while father and daughter wait in May's room. Mary passes the crisis and the minister hastens to May's room to tell father and daughter. As he enters, Jim, the leader of the boys, and an unsuccessful suitor, comes up the stairs to his room. He looks at his watch and finds it past midnight. The next morning, he tells the boys of the parson entering May's room early that morning and excites them to drive the parson out of town, but before this can be accomplished, John appears and makes the necessary ...
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