Cast & Crew
Dan Emory, a miner in the Sierras, tries to beat "Red" Saunders for mistreating his dog, Ranger; but Saunders bests him and turns the dog on the beaten man; the dog instinctively protects Dan and afterwards takes up with the miner. Dan arouses the interest of Bessie, daughter of Andrew Lang, a local farmer, though Lang is doubtful about him. When Dan is injured in a mine explosion, he sends Ranger for help, and Bessie protects the dog from settlers who think he has assaulted a child. Later, Dan strikes ore, and Saunders tries to steal the claim but is beaten by Dan. Saunders kills Lang in an argument; and Dan, accused of the crime, is about to be lynched when Ranger arrives with a note from Bessie, who has been kidnaped; Bessie is rescued from the villain's clutches and reunited with Dan.