Guy Oliver and Fritzi Brunette -- minor stars of the 1910s -- have the leads in this Selig suspense drama. Alexander Daniels (Frank Clark) is the inventor of a "super-explosive" called Dynite, and the only other person who knows its formula is his daughter Letitia (Brunette). His partner, Clifford Ainsley (Frederick Freeman), proposes to the girl, but she turns him down because she believes that he's only interested in getting the secret formula. Besides, she prefers a family friend, Dr. John Comstock (Oliver), a poison specialist who is exhibiting a rare and venomous spider. When Daniels dies and the autopsy reveals the spider's poison in his bloodstream, the finger of guilt immediately points at Comstock. Letitia, meanwhile, remembers that her father's laboratory contains unmixed Dynite ingredients that must be combined before they spontaneously combust. She rushes to the lab, where a mysterious man ties her up, gags her, and sets a time bomb. Somehow Comstock convinces the police to go to the lab, and they arrive just in time to save Letitia. In the end it is discovered that the one behind all these misdeeds was the Daniels' butler, who is actually a foreign agent assigned the task of obtaining the Dynite formula.
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