A dance is held one night at Silver Gulch Hall, and Joe Barton attends, in company with Mildred, his sweetheart. One unwelcome guest is Jim Silver, a cowpuncher, who is an old sweetheart of Mildred's. Mildred's refusal to dance with Silver infuriates him, and he is attempting to embrace her when Joe enters the hall, knocks Silver to the floor, and the two are separated by friends and their guns wrested from them. Silver leaves, swearing vengeance, and a few moments later Joe gallops madly after him to force an apology. Far out on the trail Silver's revolver accidentally explodes in the holster, wounding him severely. A moment later Joe finds him stretched out in the trail with his horse grazing nearby. In a terror of fear Joe gallops away, frightened at the thought that he may be accused of the shooting. Silver is found by Graham, a ranchman, who carries him into the house and summons the doctor. Graham's daughter, Rose, informs the sheriff, who immediately suspects Joe and sets out ...
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