Bert Daley and Bill Hampton are firemen and close pals, although Bill is years older than his friend. Bert's sweetheart is Anna Jones, a seamstress, who lives with her tiny sister Olive in a tenement house. One day Frank Carter, owner of the tenement, derides to collect some rent from tenants in arrears. Anna has found life difficult supporting the tiny lot who must have nourishing food and her child pleasures. Carter meets the girl and becomes fascinated with her. His advances are, however, met with disdain by the poor seamstress. He persists, and Bert comes in. Without fuss and feathers of any sort Bert tweaks the wealthy man's nose and throws him out of the place. Carter, determined on revenge, waits for his chance. He is a member of the Board of Fire Commissioners. Visiting the fire-house, he sees the great friendship of the two men, and having no way for a direct attack on Bert, strikes at him through Bill. The latter is retired on half pay because of his age. Bert sees through ...
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