Bob Haines, a rough, irresponsible fellow, is seen with a crowd of drunken companions in a small cattle town of the west. The good citizens of the community have decided to rid themselves of Bob and his kind. The Committee finds Bob in a saloon, overcome with drink. Among the ranchers is an old cattleman who has long had a friendly feeling for the unfortunate boy and at a crucial moment rescues him from those who would drive him from the town. The old man finds a letter from the boy's aged mother in the east; she is poor and in dire financial straits. At the solicitation of the old cattleman a few of the citizens, unbeknownst to Bob, make up a purse and send it to the poor woman. She receives the money by telegraph and finding it to be more than her needs require, telegraphs back her thanks to her generous son and informs him that she is coming to visit him in his far-off western home. Bob receives the message and learns of the old cattleman's generous deed. The old mother arrives in ...
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