Major Clarke is the president of a large steel works. His son, Tom, returns from college with ideas of leisure which do not coincide with the hardworking "governor," and the "governor" tells Tom that he must get out and hustle for himself. Tom, who is not really a bad fellow at all, has heard much of the hardships of employees in the steel works. He conceals his identity and becomes a steel worker. While here, Tom becomes engaged to Mabel, the daughter of "Old Man" Moody, a Civil War veteran, and one of the oldest employees of the works. This transpires just at the time that the steel workers plan a strike on .account of a notice of reduction of wages, signed by Major Clarke. Mabel learns of Tom's identity, and, believing him a spy, working in the interests of his father, denounces him. At this juncture a vote is called for to decide whether the men shall strike or not. There is considerable dissension in the ranks of the workers themselves, and half hold out against the strike. Tom ...
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