Judge Brown, of Tonah Par, New Mexico, is threatened with death by some bandits unless he releases one of their pals. The Judge's daughter, Grace, goes out riding with her lover, Arthur Bray. Her horse runs away and she falls into the hands of the bandits and is taken to their cave. Diaz, the chief bandit, sends word to the judge that he will release his daughter when the judge releases Mandez. Grace flatters the bandit chief by making a portrait of him. She writes a message on the bottom of the picture telling of her whereabouts and tears this part off. Later she persuades the bandit to let her take a walk. She takes the message in her handkerchief to the horse and sends the horse galloping toward her home. Her lover and the sheriff's man find the horse and the message and come to the rescue. A thrilling and dramatic scene follows and Grace is rescued.
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