The Baron Lafitte is in love with and proposes to Adelaide Burton, daughter of Andrew Burton, a wealthy manufacturer. Clara Lane, a newspaper reporter, has been assigned to watch the movements of the Baron. She is further instructed to make a scoop of their movements. Tom Drake is in love with Clara, and is her persistent follower throughout. Clara is making progress on scoop No. 1 when she sees the Baron slip a ring on the finger of the charming Adelaide. An extremely youthful stowaway is scooped out of the hold, furnishing scoop No. 2. The poor child is about to be delivered over to the Captain when little Helen Reigel and her mother become interested, and in turn interest the Baron in the little delinquent. The Baron, who is good-natured and big-hearted, adopts the youngster, much to Adelaide's extreme disgust. The Baron and Adelaide quarrel, and their engagement is abruptly terminated. In the meantime, the Baron, through Drake, has met Clara, and she falls in love with the ...
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