Jack, a hard-working young man of good impulses, is loved by Mary. Their future happiness seems assured. Suddenly she is made very unhappy by her discovery of Jack's intemperance. She reasons with him and he promises to reform and tries hard to keep his promise, but bad company leads him astray and the engagement is broken. Jack wanders away and becomes a tramp, while Mary learns to love Jim a rising young contractor and they marry. Time passes and Jim is awarded a large contract out of town and goes away bringing Mary with him. Jack, the dissipated and rejected lover while resting with some of his tramp companions in a shanty, overhears the husband, whom he has never seen, tell an assistant that he is going to the bank for a large payroll. This arouses the greed of Jack and the tramps and they arrange to waylay Jim and get the payroll. Jim gets the money and leaves the bank for the works. Jack places the tramps in ambush and scouts off to give the signal for Jim's approach. While he ...
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