Joseph Simpson is a candidate for governor. Jim Dixon is on the opposition ticket and he and his party bribe John Matthews, Simpson's confidential man, to invent some damaging incident in his employer's social life. Simpson has purchased a valuable antique ring, which he intends to present to his wife on her birthday. Simpson discovers that there is a stone loose and instructs Matthews to take it to the jeweler. The clerk plots with Kitty, the stenographer, to join him in the plot. The girt agrees. Matthews then insinuates to Mrs. Simpson that her husband is flirting with the stenographer and offers proof. Mrs. Simpson sees the ring and card. Matthews then 'phones to the press that Mrs. Simpson has eloped with him. Simpson is at the club watching the ticker and reads the Associated Press report of his dishonor. He rushes home and there finds his wife and Matthews in a very confidential situation. The clerk has really become frightened and is pleading with Mrs. Simpson to save him. ...
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