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Jane Maynard opens a mission in memory of philanthropist Bland Hendricks. John Anstell, son of a powerful and selfish millionaire, Michael Anstell, falls in love with Jane, to the old man's disapproval. Anstell tries to undermine Jane's work by hiring reporter Tom Barnett to write an unfavorable story about the mission. After a visit, Barnett is so convinced, by Jane's sincerity, of the value of the endeavor that he volunteers his help. Anstell pretends to support the mission to gain public favor, but a mob seeking revenge for wrongs done by Anstell attacks the son, John, and beats him to death. Anstell sees his mistakes, awakens to the real purpose of Jane's work, and reforms. Jane and Barnett continue together at the mission.