John Morgan, a banker, married the second time, thereby getting a stepson by the name of Charles, whom he employs in his bank. Charles accidentally discovers that his stepfather is short $50,000, and knowing that he loves his wife dearly, takes the blame for the shortage upon his shoulders. Charles soon arrives in California. He falls in love with Marjorie, the daughter of a ranch owner. Jake Kilrain is also a suitor for her hand. One day, Charles, calling at his sweetheart's home, meets Kilrain, and in an altercation knocks him down. Kilrain, reading a New York newspaper, discovers a piece which says that the police are looking for Charles. He shows this to Marjorie, and threatens to deliver her lover into the hands of justice, unless she consents to marry him. Their engagement is soon announced. Harry, Marjorie's brother, overheard Kilrain boasting of how he made Marjorie come to him. Harry secures a copy of the paper, thereby getting the name of John Morgan. Harry wires him to the ...
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