"I do hate learnin', but oh! you schoolmarm!" is what the boys at the gulch said when Mary came to town; and, from "Big Bill" down to Hop Lee, the Chink, they all took to study, and to courtship. The rivalry is friendly until the new foreman blows in and takes the inside track, then "Big Bill" gets jealous. At the swell (?) reception the foreman cuts Bill out and Bill decides to "lay for him." The foreman soon discharged a greaser who later robs the paymaster and contrives to fix the blame on the foreman. A lynching-bee, led by Big Bill is well started when the schoolmarm interferes and demands a fair trial for the foreman. She herself holds court in the schoolhouse, and acts as judge, while the boys as jury, hear the testimony. Now, Hop Lee, the Chink, knows the facts and has the real testimony, but Big Bill kicks him out of court. Hop Lee loves the schoolmarm in his own way, however, and rounds up the real criminal and delivers him into court just as the verdict of guilty comes in ...
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