The daughter of a capitalist and manufacturer is courted by a young officer of the militia, and, at the same time, a young clergyman is deeply in love with her. She seems to favor the military man, because, as she says, "She prefers a man who does things, to one who simply preaches them." Dissatisfaction arises among the employees of the big manufacturing plant of the town. A committee calls upon the manager and proprietor, whom we must identify as the father of the young lady who is in love with the young soldier. The committee requests a recognition of their rights: the manager refuses. Trouble seems imminent and the young clergyman appeals to the proprietor in behalf of the men. His intercession is also denied. The strike is on. Crowds assemble in mass meetings, agitators incense them with hatred and inflame them with vengeance, and violence runs riot. The mob marches towards the home of the manufacturer, whose household has been warned of the approaching danger. The young officer ... Written by
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While filming a scene of strikers on the street, someone called the police, who rushed into the crowd, thinking it was a real strike, and caused many injuries. See more