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Morgan Kleath, fleeing an unfaithful wife in San Francisco, goes to the Yukon to establish a daily newspaper. Shortly after arriving, he meets Goldie Meadows, the ward of dance hall proprietor Tim Meadows. Upon exhibiting an interest in Goldie, Morgan arouses the jealousy of Joe Duke, one of her admirers, and during a fight between the two, Goldie comes to Kleath's aid when he is stabbed in the back. Later, when Duke's associates rob Meadow's safe, a number of clues point to Kleath and he is arrested and charged with the crime. Just as the court declares him guilty, Kleath's wife arrives from San Francisco and testifies that she had seen Kleath and Goldie together the night of the robbery. To save Goldie's reputation, Kleath had refused to defend himself with this alibi. After completing her testimony, Mrs. Kleath is shot and killed by members of the Duke gang, freeing Kleath to make Goldie an "honest woman."