Selig's first attempt at a railroad drama (a common theme in the 1910s) did not give the athletically-inclined Kathlyn Williams enough stunt work. Williams play Marion Culmer, who goes to visit her mean-tempered uncle, Daniel Culmer (Fred Hearn) on his farm. Culmer is constantly at odds with the railroad and his latest complaint is that they are responsible for the death of three of his cows. Orson Kimball, the telegraph operator (Guy Oliver) thinks Culmer is a petty annoyance, but that night he receives a desperate message to hold train number 13 -- the Limited at Milford has gone through and there will be a collision unless the train is stopped. The crossing point is right in front of the Culmer farm, so Kimball phones them up. Marion is the only one home -- her uncle and aunt (Lillian Hayward) are at a church festival. Kimball urges her to flag the train down and she does, falling unconscious on the track just a few feet from where it stops. The Culmers come home and when they find Marion gone, they believe she has eloped with a young man and call the sheriff. He finds Marion and Kimball together and throws Kimball in jail. Marion is taken to the sheriff's home, but she escapes with his keys and releases Kimball. She swears she will never go back to her uncle's, so the couple runs off and gets married.
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