Two boys working for Messrs. Brown and Company, contractors, are in love with their employer's daughter, Elsie. At a small reception given by the Browns the favored boy, Jack, proposes and is accepted. The proposal is overheard by Harry, the jealous suitor who, being annoyed at the treatment he has received, has retired to the conservatory for a quiet smoke. The young couple run to tell their folks of the engagement, all the guests having gone with the exception of Harry's sister. The Browns, having long suspected the love between the two receive the news gladly. Brown decides to promote the boys: one, his son-in-law-to-be, to a confidential position and the other to the position formerly held by Jack. This is the last straw; Harry plans to outdo his rival or get him into some trouble. Listening at the private office door he learns of special plans which are under preparation for a certain contract and about which no one with the exception of Jack and Brown know. He decides to get the...
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