An early Southwestern drama set at a time when Mexican bandits held forth in mountain strongholds and hurled defiance at gentlemen and miners alike. Bill, a young miner, loves a storekeeper's daughter despite the objections to the match by the girl's parent. When the irate father leaves the store for the town, the girl is to fire two shots, which shall be a signal for Bill to come to her. Before these plans are consummated, however, two Mexican bandits take the father captive. The girl escapes and one of the bandits fires two shots after her. At his diggings, Bill hears the shots and thinks it is the girl signaling. Bill reaches the store in time to save the father and stop the robbery. The father still discourages Bill's advances toward his daughter. Shortly after this, another member of the Mexican band finds the daughter in the store alone and kidnaps her. The father offers Bill the girl in marriage if he will save her. Bill rides into the Mexicans' camp and rescues the girl.
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