Miss Jessie Brown, a business-like young woman from the east, has just completed negotiations for the purchase of a newspaper in a town of the far west, Tough Notch by name. Immediately ... See full summary »

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William Wadsworth ...
The Old Editor
Ida Williams ...
Jessie Brown - the New Editor (as Mrs. C.J. Williams)
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Boss of the Ranch
Richard Neill ...
Leader of the Cowboys
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Miss Jessie Brown, a business-like young woman from the east, has just completed negotiations for the purchase of a newspaper in a town of the far west, Tough Notch by name. Immediately upon her arrival in town she assumes the duties of her office as editor of her new possession, the "Tough Notch Daily Observer." The first thing attracting her eye is a sign on the wall which reads, "Don't shoot the Editor, he's doing his best." She treats this matter lightly, but the importance of it dawns upon her shortly after when she hears several volleys of shots being fired in the immediate vicinity. Peering through the partly open door she beholds a surprising and rather terrifying sight, a crowd of cowboys amusing themselves by shooting at objects and whooping like so many wild Indians. Startled at this apparent lawlessness, she forthwith has the sign on the wall changed from masculine to feminine and then writes a scathing article about half tipsy cowboys who take possession of the streets, ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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27 January 1912 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with the documentary U.S. Volunteer Life Saving Corps, New York City (1912). See more »

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