A pretty farm yard scene opens this subject. The farmer's daughter has two admirers, one a farm laborer, employed by her father, and the other, a young man neighbor farmer of good financial standing. The father is in arrears with his rent, and the rich young suitor to his daughter offers to get him out of the difficulty, providing he will give him his daughter's hand in marriage. The father consents, hut the girl soon shows her objection, preferring the love of the laborer. The rejected suitor, in anger, enters the farmer's barn, intent upon revenge, and accidentally sets fire to the structure. He tries to throw suspicion upon the farmer, but two tramps point out the real culprit, having seen him enter the barn. The young laborer re-enters the employ of the farmer, whom he assists financially with the winnings of a large lottery and later marries the daughter.
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