Frank Norman, a young idealist and radical, gains fame and popularity through his speeches, which are inspired by the writings of a young crippled girl, Ruth, who spends her life in an endeavor to bring justice before the eyes of a corrupt political city. Norman is elected candidate for governor upon the Radical ticket. Carter, a financier known as "The Vulture," wishes to control the actions of the possible Governor, but Norman is above bribery. Several clever ruses are resorted to in an attempt to compromise him and place him in Carter's hands, but without success. Vera, the daughter of Carter's cats-paw, who has met and fallen in love with Norman, is persuaded to use her influence to make Norman accept the bribe. Upon the realization of Norman's contempt for her the girl's better nature is roused and she warns him against his enemies, thus becoming a friend of both Ruth and Norman. Carter, furious at being balked in his designs, plans a frame-up which will place Norman safely in ...
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