This awkwardly-titled three-reeler begins with political boss John Duffy (George Hernandez) forbidding a romance between his ward, Rose Rankin (Stella Razeto), and reporter Edward Clay (Earl Foxe). But Duffy has more important things on his mind -- he needs to bribe the governor so he won't sign a bill that would halve the profits of his associate, a railroad magnate. Clay finds out about this plot, and also discovers a constitutional clause: if the governor happens to be out of state, the lieutenant governor can perform any necessary duties. It just so happens that on the day the bill comes to vote, the governor will be on a short trip that will go through part of another state. Clay makes sure the train is delayed so that the governor is stranded out of state long enough for the lieutenant governor -- who is not under Duffy's thumb -- to sign the bill into law. Duffy's power is squelched and Clay wins Rose.
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