'Richard Gannon is an artisan, devoted to his wife, and he disbelieves a statement that she is untrue, but, nevertheless she frequently meets Jim Williams clandestinely. On one particular night they make an appointment to meet on the cliff, and Gannon follows for the purpose of unmaking them. He finds them wandering on the cliffs, and realises his wife's perfidy. The lover flees from the scene, and Gannon accidentally pushes his wife over the cliff, and she is killed. He Is arrested, and is sentenced to death. The Home Secretary decides that Gannon must die, but as time goes on he has his own troubles. A Captain Langford, an early lover of the Home Secretary's wife, appears on the scene, and he takes her out for a motor drive. The Home Secretary enters the room when the captain is embracing his wife, and a violent scene ensues, the captain being ordered out of the house. Husband and wife then have an altercation, and the latter is violently assaulted. The doctor is called in, and she Is between life and death for several days. The captain returns to the house, and tells the Home Secretary he is no better than Richard Gannon, the man he refused to reprieve. Later on he signs the reprieve, and his wife lives and everything ends happily.'
'Herbert's Pictures', Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate, 2 December 1913, p.6. (Via Trove Australia)