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Jim Burns, a young lawyer, defends "Shorty," accused of moonshining, in a great courtroom scene he secures the acquittal of his client, and wins his gratitude. Burns' sweetheart, Ethel, ... See full summary
Jim Burns, a young lawyer, defends "Shorty," accused of moonshining, in a great courtroom scene he secures the acquittal of his client, and wins his gratitude. Burns' sweetheart, Ethel, goes on a visit to a neighboring town and comes back in a stagecoach. Burns goes to meet her, and on the way his horse shies at a rattle-snake. Jim draws his revolver and shoots the reptile, continuing on the way. Powers, a government detective, is sent to the district to secure evidence against the moonshiners, and rides in the same coach with Ethel. His unwelcome attentions are resented by Ethel, and when she meets Jim she tells him of the insults. Jim promptly knocks the detective down, and friends prevent any further trouble. "Shorty" sees the detective and recognizes him as the man who killed his brother in trying to arrest him, and "Shorty" has sworn vengeance. Ethel washes her hands at a well and Jim goes to bring her a towel. In his absence the detective appears and tries to apologize. "Shorty,...

Cast overview:
Francis Ford Francis Ford - Lawyer Jim Burns
Shorty Hamilton Shorty Hamilton - Shorty
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