Laura Jackson, left an orphan, comes to the city to obtain employment, but finds employers unsympathetic, and discovers that it is almost impossible for a woman to make a living wage. Her ... See full summary »

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Laura Jackson, left an orphan, comes to the city to obtain employment, but finds employers unsympathetic, and discovers that it is almost impossible for a woman to make a living wage. Her funds are getting low when a contrast between the two bulletins in front of an employment agency impresses her. A male stenographer is offered fifteen dollars and a girl but three. With her small savings she purchases a complete outfit, and as her own brother, sets forth to obtain employment. Her trim appearance is in her favor, and she not only quickly obtains employment, but she wins the love of the girl stenographer, and is forced to disclose her secret to the girl. The bookkeeper is jealous of the stenographer's love for the new clerk, and seeks to obtain his dismissal by concealing some bills in the boy's pocket and reporting his loss. But the stenographer has overseen the action and sets matters straight. Desperate at discovery the bookkeeper aims a blow at his rival that fells Laura to the ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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29 August 1910 (USA)  »

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