Dick Ford, a young easterner, just arriving in the west, is introduced by Dawson to the latter's daughter, Triss, in whose eyes he meets with great favor. But he has a treacherous rival in Jose, a cowboy, whose suit, however, is not at all favored by Triss. Matters come to a stage where action is necessary, so Dick writes Jose, giving him warning that if he comes between him and Triss, "one of us will be killed." Jose cunningly communicates the threat to Mr. Dawson, but the shock, instead of having the desired effect, causes apoplexy and proves fatal. Jose flees, leaving the torn note behind. The sheriff arrives to find part of the note, containing the words, ''one of us will be killed," and signed "Dick Ford," and circumstances would seem to be very strong against Triss' lover. He is jailed. Not satisfied with even this revenge, Jose and his friends storm the jail and drag Dick to be lynched. Meantime, however, Triss finds the other half of the note, addressed to Jose, and the real ...
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