William Browden is elected governor of his state, with the understanding that he will pass the bill in favor of child labor. His political supporters have pledged themselves to support this measure. The governor is a conscientious man, and with his wife, visits many of the factories and sweatshops where children are employed. While visiting one of these places, a little girl faints with fatigue in her efforts to meet the requirements of her heartless employer. The executive clasps the child in his arms and carries her to his home, where he and his wife do all they can to revive her and assist her poor, widowed mother. The bill is introduced in the legislature. It passes both houses, but before the governor refuses to sign it, he invites all the leading politicians to a banquet at his home. When his turn to speak comes, he takes the subject of child labor and so eloquently presents it, that his hearers are suppressed with thought. During the lull, he introduces the little girl who ...
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