Jack is paying teller in his father's bank, and becomes engaged to Edith. Ralph, the cashier of the bank, also in love with Edith, proposes to her and feels very bitter toward Jack when he finds that he is the prospective groom. Jack, brought up in luxury, spends money far beyond his allowance, and has a violent quarrel with his father over the accumulation of his debts and particularly when he learns that Jack has given Edith a trotting horse as an engagement present. Ralph overhears their quarrel and thinking to discredit Jack in Edith's eyes, takes money from Jack's cash box and fixes his accounts so that the cash will not he immediately missed. The bank examiner, making his rounds, finds the shortage and questions Jack. Jack, of course, professes ignorance and the examiner takes the matter up to the president. Jack's father, who, still angry at Jack's disobedience, thinks Jack really has taken the money and refuses to protect him. The examiner insists upon Jack's arrest and in ...
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