Gaspard has been reduced to poverty by excessive drinking. He has a friend who is in reality the lender of a band of anarchists who are plotting to overthrow the present government of a South American republic. The chief of the Secret Service chances to meet Gaspard's wife and assists her home after she had a bad fall. The friend, Renaud, arouses in Gaspard a ferocious hatred when he informs him that Gaspard's wife is in love with the government official. Renaud persuades Gaspard to join his band of anarchists. In the meantime, the chief of the Secret Service receives word that a plot against the President has been formed. Gaspard joins the league. Renaud learns that the President is going to leave the Executive Mansion and informs his fellow conspirators. The detective who has been following Renaud gains admittance to their rendezvous and secretly removes the explosive from the satchel which they intend to hurl at the President. The conspirators do not notice the absence of the ...
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