Mrs. Harding, wife of the President of the City Electric Company, insists upon her husband buying a chateau in France, where she and her daughter can spend the European season. Harding pleads a lack of means, and his wife suggests that he cut down the wages of his employees 10 per cent, and secure the purchase price of the chateau. The men object to this reduction when this notice is posted and Ben Quinn, foreman of the power house, as a representative of the workmen, calls upon Mr. Harding at his home, and protests. Mrs. Harding arrogantly denounces him as presumptuous to question their right and privilege. Ben Quinn's little daughter Nell, playing on the streets, has her skull fractured by a lineman of the City Electric Company dropping a hammer upon her head. Ben is notified of the accident. He hastens there from the meeting of his fellow-mechanics and carries his daughter home, where the doctor discovers she is not dead, but it will be necessary to take her to a hospital and ...
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