Hearts and Crosses (1913)
Webb Yeager was what the boys called "some" cowpuncher. He was McAllister's favorite foreman and the boys liked him as well as did the ranch owner. McAllister liked the way Webb gave orders and he also liked the way the boys obeyed his foreman. There was another admirer of Webb on the ranch and this McAllister did not like. When he learned that his daughter, Santa, was receiving attentions from Webb, he promptly told the foreman that he could either agree to stay away from the house, at least five miles out on the ranch, or quit the job. Following this, Webb and Santa arranged a code of signals by which the foreman could come to the house in McAllister's absence. Whenever Webb saw a heart with a cross inside, marked on anything from the ranch, he knew it to be a signal to meet Santa. One day Santa's father died suddenly and soon after Webb and Santa were married. But the new Mrs. Yeager had been in charge of the McAllister household so long that she couldn't get over being "boss," One day Webb ordered some cattle sold and Santa countermanded the order. Webb packed up and left. Months passed by until one day Webb, who was working as foreman on a neighboring ranch, sent to Santa to buy some steers. Before sending them, she marked a heart and cross on several. When the aggressive hubby saw that sign he thought it meant that Santa had given in and had decided to let him be boss. Webb galloped to the old home just as fast as his broncho would carry him. Leaping from his horse he ran up to Santa, who was in front of the house and asked if she was ready to admit that he was "boss." He received a real shock when Santa shook her head, "No." But then the little beauty took bold of the mystified Webb's arm and pulled him into the house. Here he found the new "boss" of the ranch. Can you guess who the new boss was?- Written by Moving Picture World synopsis
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