James incurs the enmity of his uncle. The reason for this is because the young man hesitates to marry Olive von Silberstein. He loves a distant cousin, Edith, but Uncle Richard is adamant and insists upon having his way. In his dilemma, James consults his friend Horne, of the detective department, and the latter frames up a scheme to clear the atmosphere. The detective borrows a photograph of James and places it in the rogues' gallery. Then he instructs a sergeant of police to carry to a reception on that same evening the police hook and it is shown to Olive, who is greatly shocked when she recognizes her intended as the handsome young gentleman designated as Convict 337. An added shock is supplied to the assembled company when James is identified as the perpetrator of a capital offense. Horne, the detective, has arranged all this, and he does not confide in James until matters begin to look serious. At a dinner party he is prompted how to play his part and he gives the impression to ...
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