Hi Newton meets his old school friend, Zeb Barker, after many years. Zeb learns that Hi has a daughter and he has a son; so what more natural than that they should decide to further cement their friendship by the marriage of their children. Theoretically O.K., but-- Newton introduces his daughter to Zeb, who mistakes the ranch cook for the young Miss in question. Newton explains the mistake, and, after meeting his charming daughter, Barker returns to his ranch fully determined to bring about a marriage. Enter here, Young America. Young Barker entertains some strong opinions on the subject but, after his father has submitted a picture for his inspection, his antagonism lessens and he determines to investigate for himself. So he bids goodbye to his home; and is seen soon after applying at the Newton Ranch for work. He is given a chance. So is Cupid. Horseback rides and a charming panorama of mountain scenery bring about something more than platonic affection. Young Barker declares himself, is accepted, and then explains a clever plan to teach the two old men a lesson. After being thoroughly repulsed by Newton, young Barker hires a "bad man" to call at the Newton Ranch and introduce himself as Young Barker. There is some corking good comedy here. Naturally, Newton is seriously alarmed at the possibility of his daughter marrying such a beast, and, naturally also, he is immediately reconciled to young Barker, who arrives in time to throw the villain into the road.