Bob Finnegan, a reporter of dissipated and somewhat uncertain character, puts the last straw on the Managing Editor's forbearance when he shows up at the newspaper office late, and groggy ... See full summary »

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Bob Finnegan, a reporter of dissipated and somewhat uncertain character, puts the last straw on the Managing Editor's forbearance when he shows up at the newspaper office late, and groggy from his night's spree. It is announced that the governor of the state will visit the Creel quarries that day to personally investigate strike conditions. Bob asks for the consignment and is given one more chance to make good. As inexperienced workmen are employed, an explosion occurs, in which the governor is hurt. Bob happened to be near at hand, and after placing him in the care of his secretary, rushes to the railroad depot, to give his newspaper a telegraphic report. While doing so a couple of competitor reporters drag him from the office. Bob spies some telegraph linemen repairing wires. He tells them his story; they tap the wires for him, and Bob is thus enabled to get his report to his newspaper. Returning to the city, he is received by the Managing Editor of his paper with open arms, ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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2 May 1911 (USA)  »

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