Senator Daniel Polk is sentenced to prison for bribery on circumstantial evidence, and as a result his daughter, Carolyn, is ostracized by the young set. Later, she attracts the attention of Bob Lee, son of the judge who convicted Polk, and they fall in love. Polk is released on parole, and Bob and Carolyn become engaged. Judge Lee, now a senator, and Polk quarrel bitterly over the engagement, and Lee threatens to report him unless Carolyn refuses to marry his son; she agrees to do so. Realizing the unhappiness he has caused his daughter, Polk commits suicide with an insecticide purchased by Bob for his daughter; and though the evidence is circumstantial, Bob is convicted on a murder charge. But Carolyn finds her father's confession in a Bible at the last minute and saves the boy from execution.