Thomas Ince had been making westerns during this period. In this one, while the father and teen boy are prospecting for gold, the mother is at home taking care of it while a stranger comes over and is offered food. After finishing his meal, he then takes advantage of the mother's generosity and starts to kiss her which she then slaps him so he then becomes even more violent with her. The boy witnesses this and tells the father. I'll stop there and just mention that a few years pass after that sequence so the boy grows up and then has to deal with some consequences as well as an Indian attack. Ince keeps the action going throughout for some exciting moments. Not great but The Struggle is a rousing time passer.