Jack loves Mabel but Pa tells him he has no money to support a wife and that when he can show him $500 he can marry Mabel. Chicken thieves bother the old man and he resolves to lay for them, buys a new shot gun and draws $500 from the bank to buy some property. He hides the money in the old shotgun and hangs it up. Mabel sees him, has an idea, tells Jack to pad his clothes and get shot and show the old man his own money. He agrees. A tramp is shot by mistake. Jack recovers the money and gets the girl with papa's blessing.
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