The father of Virginia Keep has been accused of a murder supposed to have taken place twenty-five years before. At this time a young man visits the managing-editor of "The Publicist" and announces that he is Arnold Dempster Trude, the millionaire owner, whom the editor has never seen. Bored by his idleness, he goes to work as a reporter, his identity a secret, and the Keep case is his first assignment. He returns and orders the managing editor to inaugurate a campaign to defend Keep, whom he believes innocent. Nevertheless, Keep is convicted and his daughter asks for a position on the paper. Trude has her put on as a reporter at an unusual salary. When she learns that Trude, who has asked her to marry him, is responsible for her large salary she disappears. Seeking evidence to establish the innocence of her father she goes into the slums disguised as a messenger boy. Worn out from her night of danger she hurries to the "Publicist" office to give Trude the information, but in the ...
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