John Binks, a post-office clerk, falls desperately in love with Mrs. Wilson, a society lady, who purchases a money order from the former. Binks reads the name signed on the money order, and that evening sends the lady a beautiful bouquet. The following day, Binks sends her a locket and chain. After having spent a few of his hard-earned dollars Binks discovers that he had sent the luxuries to Mrs. Wilson's colored maid, whose name Mrs. Wilson had used on the money order, having sent the money to the maid's mother. Binks collapses.