Jim Black, a handsome young locomotive engineer, is in love with Mary Stevens, the pretty telegraph operator at Clay Junction. Mary's father is the section foreman at that point. One morning after her father has left on the handcar with his men to repair some track at a distance, Mary, with her two little sisters, is left in charge of the station. Some rough characters, seeing her isolated position and suspecting that there is money in the safe, determine to rob the place. One of them enters the station and engages Mary in conversation. She mistrusts him because of his suspicious movements and locks the safe. While he is in the station the train dispatcher informs Mary that Jim Black will be at Clay Junction in a few minutes and to order him to proceed immediately to Rockland Siding, ten miles away, for special service. The stranger leaves the station. When Jim arrives at Clay Junction Mary tells him of her fears. He tries to allay them, looks about for strange men, they have gone. ... Written by
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Released as a split reel along with Ashes
(1910). See more