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Paul Reynolds, a reformer who heads the Welfare Foundation, exposes Mademoiselle Iris, an attractive young fortune-teller of dubious reputation, to the newspapers, thus ruining her business. Carter, her manager, urges her to appeal to Reynolds to retract his statement, but she refuses. Stephen Roberts, a prominent senator of great wealth, reveals to her that she is his long-lost daughter by his first wife, but he is reluctant to take her into his home because she might be a bad influence on his other daughter, Marguerite, who is Reynolds' fiancée. Instead, he offers, and Iris accepts, his protection. Reynolds gets the wrong idea and believes that she has become Roberts' mistress. Carter attacks Iris and is wounded by a gunshot. Reynolds takes the blame, but Roberts bribes Carter to sign a statement that the shooting was accidental. Iris is reunited with her father and half sister and is free to marry Reynolds.