John Burton met Bessie Fields on her way home one day, and was for making love to her right then and there, but for the interruption of Crazy Joe, a half-witted boy, who always seemed to ... See full summary »

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Bessie Fields
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John Burton
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Steve Ross - Bessie's Sweetheart (unconfirmed)
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John Burton met Bessie Fields on her way home one day, and was for making love to her right then and there, but for the interruption of Crazy Joe, a half-witted boy, who always seemed to get in wrong. Burton was incensed, and, although Bessie protested, applied his whip to the demented boy, when Steve Ross, Bessie's sweetheart, happened along and rushed to the boy's rescue. Steve saw that Burton's attentions were not welcomed and ordered him off the scene. Next day, both went to Mr. Fields, and proposed for Bessie's hand. When Burton learned that Steve had been accepted, he rushed from the house, fired back upon it, and fled. Of two shots spent, one hit and killed Mr. Fields. Steve, who was nearby, shot at the fugitive, but missed him. Burton hastened to a saloon, but missed him, were gathered, and hatched a plot to accuse Steve of the crime on circumstantial evidence. The sheriff was called and decided that Steve was guilty. But Burton was not satisfied. With his friends, he raided ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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