Harry Townsend, a young stock broker, is in love with the pretty daughter of James Petersby, a Wall Street magnate, and as Harry is a very promising young fellow, he gives his consent to the match. Harry, however, is hard hit by the panic, and loses practically all. This changes the color of things and the young lover is forbidden the wealthy man's house. Despairing, he goes to look for employment, and in answer to the "ad" of a detective agency, he finds the chief an old friend of his, hence he gets the job. He then goes to see his sweetheart to inform her of his success, but the father catches him and puts him out, suspecting they are planning to elope. Petersby then writes a letter to the Mellon Detective Agency to send to his house a reliable strong woman as guard and companion for his daughter whom he suspects is bent on eloping. This happens to be the agency with which Harry has connected and he prevails upon the chief to be allowed the assignment. He then procures the wardrobe ...
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