Jack Curtis sends to his father, John Curtis, an old ranchman, half of his outfit and the following note. "Dear Father, I am sending you half of my boys. Don't starve them as you did the ... See full summary »

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John Curtis (as Howard Davis)
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Jack, John Curtis's Son
Jefferson Osborne ...
Jeff, the Foreman (as Jefferson Osbourne)
William Ryno ...
Bill, the Sheriff (as William H. Ryno)
Clara Davies ...
Clara, the Niece
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Dottie, a Visitor
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Jack Curtis sends to his father, John Curtis, an old ranchman, half of his outfit and the following note. "Dear Father, I am sending you half of my boys. Don't starve them as you did the others. Your son, Jack." The new outfit take possession, but although the ranchman has full and plenty, the boys have only dry bread and potatoes. As the boys are complaining of their food, the ranchman receives a letter from his niece, stating that she and her husband are coming to pay him a visit and will bring their children. They arrive and the extra expense almost drives the old man frantic. They break his bric-a-brae. His cowboys demand better food, so when the ranchman sees a newspaper article which reads: "Epidemic of strange diseases resembling smallpox. Physicians puzzled. Contagion spreading. General quarantine may be ordered," he decides to get rid of the "whole bunch." Going to the wagon shed, he paints his face with small red spots, and the next morning appears among them. The foreman ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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2 October 1912 (USA)  »

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