John Peters' daughter, Jane, marries Edward Marsden against her father's wishes. Marsden turns out to be a scoundrel and a card sharp, and after she discovers his dishonesty, Jane refuses to be his tool. Destitute. Marsden plots to rob Peters' safe, and Jane, overhearing the scheme, warns her father in an anonymous letter. Peters conceives the idea of having the safe fitted with electric wires in such a way that a burglar, placing his hand on the knob, will be electrocuted. The plan is put through, and Peters notifies the police, who arrive and lie in wait for the crook. Meanwhile. Marsden, in an attempt to decoy his father-in-law from the house, sends him word that his daughter is seriously ill. Peters, however, sends to Jane. Ralph Miller, a business associate, who he had hoped his daughter would marry. When Marsden enters the library and touches the safe, instantly the electric shock kills him. Jane returns home with Miller, and a reconciliation is affected.
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