Ballard, division superintendent of freight, is notified that unless his son Jack, a freight inspector, can stop the numerous thefts of freight, the boy will lose his position. Jack receives this information just prior to the forwarding of a valuable freight shipment. He determines to accompany this shipment to the end of his division. The young inspector is deeply in love with Jane. His father opposes the match, thinking the girl unworthy of his sou. Jack is bidding Jane goodbye just before the freight train pulls out when Ballard interferes. Rather than come between father and son, Jane, brokenhearted, leaves. Her departure causes a quarrel between Jack and his father. Jane overhears the two car thieves plot to rob the freight. She tells Ballard what she has learned. The latter telegraphs ahead to intercept the train, but is too late. Jane, hearing this, picks up Ballard's revolver, jumps into his auto, which is standing outside, and goes in pursuit of the train. Jack, seated on top...
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