Tom Clark loses his job at the iron works, and is about to set himself down as an all-around failure, when he notices a railroad poster telling of the opportunities in the great west of Montana. He goes to his wife and she is persuaded to allow him to go west planning to follow him as soon as Clark has made enough money to pay her passage. Clark rides the rails and finally arrives at the Bar Z Ranch. He secures work at the Bar Z Ranch and is led to gamble with Flores, one of the cattle men. Dick Granger, the foreman, sees this disposition on the part of the new arrival, and endeavors to give him warning. Clark sends money to his wife and she sets out for the west. Meanwhile, Clark has been unable to free himself from the ever-present temptation and continues his connection with Flores. Picturing the dejected misery of his family in the city shack, their home. Clark is unable to resist any opportunity to better their condition. Flores finally inveigles him into joining a gang of cattle...
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