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Bill comes into money after selling his gold claim to a business syndicate. Flush with cash, he invites his long-lost relatives to town for an extravagant family reunion. Despite claiming to be Bottles, all of the arriving guests are phonies hoping to get their claws on his new wealth. The grifters learn a lesson from Bill who treats them each as though they were legitimate family.moreless
A young man adopted by a Spanish nobleman and is raised as his son and heir but he rebels and becomes a Franciscan monk. On his way to the San Gabriel Mission he gets lost and ends up in Death Valley.
The story of Mary Helen Crosby who, in the company of Gen. John Bidwell, custodian of the papers admitting California to the Union, concealed the papers in her unbrella to insure their safe arrival at San Francisco.