William D. Hildebrand, a trust magnate and capitalist, though not naturally a tyrant, has been so engrossed in his schemes to make money and build up great enterprise that he oppresses the people. Vincent Archer, a sociological worker, learns from his uncle on his deathbed that he and Hildebrand were responsible for the death of a man. He uses this means to gain his end in building a model tenement house district for the poor. He forces Hildebrand, on the threat of exposure, to give the money while he and his secretary put the schemes through. Hildebrand's daughter, Helene, becomes intensely interested in the work and finally falls in love with Archer. Hildebrand himself, after he has got into the enterprise, becomes interested and experiences a change of heart. But another man knows of the slaying, a Jim Parker of the underworld. He threatens to expose Hildebrand. Archer goes to Parker and, while he is recovering from a spree, takes the evidence away from him and burns it up. Parker ...
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