The county tax collector discovers a money shortage in the department of his office presided over by Charles Merwin, sickly old man of fifty, and his daughter, Flora. He places the matter before the grand jury, of which Earl Holt, a wealthy young man of thirty, is the foreman. After questioning Flora, all the members of the jury, except Holt, are in favor of indicting the girl. Holt gives a prearranged signal from the jury room window to a friend, Fred Cross, and the latter speeds away in a taxi. The Merwin home is watched by two detectives, Daniels and Glover. Daniels, noticing activity in the house, forces his way in and finds Flora and her father packing trunks. Cross arrives with the intention of aiding Flora and her father to leave. Cross attacks and overpowers the sleuth. Flora and Cross then leave in the taxi with one of the trunks and Glover gives chase. Flora and Cross leave the taxi at an alley and the machine goes on with the trunk before the detective turns the corner. ...
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