Tom McCarthy, sheriff of Pine Ridge, Arizona, is ridiculed by the cowpunchers for doing his washing. Thoroughly disgusted with single life and all that goes with it, the sheriff determines to get married. In a newspaper the sheriff reads of a young lady who would like to marry a man of the west. It didn't take long for McCarthy to make a hit with Sophie Clutts which was proven by the sheriff leaving town the following day to marry the mysterious lady. During his absence Bad Pete, on a "semiannual," shoots up the town, which was apropos in those days. Returning to Pine Ridge with his bride, McCarthy discovers the disturber and quickly locks him up. That night the ranchmen, cowpunchers, and in fact all of the sheriff's friends, give him a big reception. The sheriff informs the boys that, "they may have the key to the town and go as far as they like," and hilarity reigns supreme.
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