Ben Haskell is the newly elected sheriff in a small town up near the Canadian border. He is the only son of his widowed mother. Ben is in love with Beth, whose brother, Steve, has fallen into bad company. He is seen often with Lige Harlow, the head of a band of opium smugglers. Steve helps Lige bring the opium across the snow in the dog sleds, although Ben has warned him of the danger of any acquaintance with Lige. Ben takes his oath of office on his mother's Bible. Soon afterward, Steve, acting upon Ben's advice, tells Lige he is going to break with him for good and all. Besides, there is a pretty little girl, Beth's friend, Annie, for whom Steve is coming to care. But Lige persuades the boy to take one last trip down the river with him. That day some revenue officers, in search of opium smugglers, jump off the train. They track the dog sled through the snow, and finally come upon the men at the river bank. The revenue men attempt to make an arrest, but Lige grabs Steve s gun from ...
Moving Picture World synopsis