Iconoclasm, the attacking of cherished beliefs and theories, has ever been the incitement of discontent, but the iconoclast of to-day may be better termed the socialist. Discontent is rather induced by selfishness, and selfishness is the seed of irrational socialism, nurtured mainly by laziness, and very often, drink. The principal character of this Biograph story is a lazy, drink-sotted printer. He must be urged by his poor suffering wife to leave his cups to go to work. As usual he arrives at the office late, and an argument between him and the foreman ensues, just as the proprietor of the establishment enters, escorting a party of his friends to show them about and introduce them to the mysteries of his printing plant. The sight of these people dressed in sables and silk is extremely odious to this disgruntled workman, and when the proprietor shows a spirit of cordiality, he, galled by the inequality of their stations, repels it, and with a show of anarchism attempts to strike his ...
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