A railroad engineer is torn between love and duty, in this case tearing up a family burial ground for a proposed right of way.

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Frank Robinson
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Rosemary
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Mrs. Lee
William Bailey ...
Brady
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James Phillips
Otto Breslin ...
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Robin H. Townley ...
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James Phillips' heart and soul are centered in the little graveyard adjoining his home, where he had laid to rest his beloved wife. Every morning and evening, with his daughter, Rosemary, he would go to the little cemetery and weed and water the little plot of ground he held so sacred. He hears one day that a railroad is to be built through Fairfield, and the road-bed is to take in the graveyard. The old man swears that while he lives a railroad will never cover that spot. The pathfinders for the great steelway arrive, and when Phillips hears they have come, gets his shotgun and stands guard over the grave. He sees the engineers with their surveying instruments enter the burying ground and aims at them, but Rosemary, who has followed her father, prevents the shot from hitting either of the men by her quick action in pulling aside her father's arm. The next morning the surveyors find all their stakes have been pulled up during the night and at first suspect Phillips, but they learn ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Drama | Romance | Short

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19 September 1913 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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