A band of crooks led by Harry Leland arrives in a small town with plans to defraud the church deacons. Harry becomes interested in Doris Moore, the minister's daughter, believing that he can use her in his New York operations, and so proposes to her. Doris naïvely consents and goes to New York with Harry, who asks her to speak to William Lake on a small business matter. When Doris and William are together, Harry rushes in, accuses William of seducing his wife (even though they are not yet married), and then threatens to make public his discovery if William does not pay him. The men fight, William is knocked out, and Harry drags away a bewildered Doris. Harry's accomplice, "Fresno" Kate, distressed at his treatment of Doris, turns him in to the authorities, and later, when William visits Doris, a romance develops between them.