Henry Strong, a young civil engineer, is placed in charge of a party which makes a preliminary survey for a railroad. In their work they enter the property of Colonel Carlton who objects decidedly to the invasion of his ancestral land. Henry secures the aid of the sheriff, who convinces Carlton that the young engineer is acting within his rights but the Colonel develops a spirit of animosity toward the surveyor. Lovie Carlton, the Colonel's daughter, does not share her father's opinion and falls deeply in love with Strong. Knowing that they cannot hope to secure the father's consent, the young people are secretly married and leave for South America, where Strong has secured a promising position. Several years pass. The Colonel refuses to read his daughter's letters and sends them back unopened. One adversity follows another until the old gentleman is ruined financially and finally dispossessed. His faithful servant. Uncle Tom, endeavors to secure employment that he may aid the Colonel...
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