A little French girl is madly in love with a shiftless newspaperman from America. He spends most of his time swilling beer and talking romance with the rest of his fellow American journalists. A cub reporter is also in love with the girl, and when the American reporter is rumored to be
killed in China, the younger reporter pushes her for marriage. The senior journalist reappears and, in a surge of decency, directs the girl toward his younger friend.