Mark Stetson, a scheming politician, entangles the Brandons, husband and wife, and their friend, Antoinette, in his smuggling schemes and engineers their arrest, to protect himself. The picture opens with the liberation from prison, of the trio and their determination to lead a respectable life. Stetson, who has kept track of the three, knowing of their release, visits them in their home and insinuates that he still has them in his power. Fearful that his influence might again drag them from the straight path, they flee the city. Five years later, Brandon, by perseverance and industry, has achieved a position of trust in an insurance company, and Antoinette, a situation as secretary to Haddon, the popular candidate for Governor, who has fallen in love with her and presses her to marry him. Antoinette promises to become his wife, but not until after the election. Stetson, a supposed friend of Haddon, visits the lawyer's office, sees Antoinette and follows her home. He discovers she is ...
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