Paul Sampson, son of Colonel Sampson, commander of a United States military post on the Mexican border, returns from Mexico accompanied by Captain Huraz of the Federal army. Colonel Sampson's daughter, Marie, is affianced to Captain Clifford of the United States signal corps. Huraz makes a favorable impression on Marie. Clifford watches their friendly relations grow with disfavor. Not only does he dislike Huraz, but he does not trust him. Clifford finally denounces Huraz to Marie. She believes his only motive is jealousy. Madame Golez. a crafty old woman who is well-versed in intrigue, is entrusted with a message to Huraz. After a number of narrow escapes from rebel pickets she penetrates the American lines and delivers the message commanding him to obtain a copy of the United States signal corps cipher. Huraz uses Marie as his tool in surveying the camp of the signal corps. Then one night Huraz enters Marie's apartments and steals a complete outfit of her clothes. Madame Solez ...
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