Tobias Imsler threatens to foreclose on the Widow Rix's note and carry off her cow. The widow resolves to appeal to her wealthy brother for assistance. Arriving at the home of the Skinflint... See full summary »

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Osborn - Gabriel's Sweetheart
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Ezra Stone - the Widow's Brother - the Skinflint
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The Widow Martha Rix
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Tobias Imsler threatens to foreclose on the Widow Rix's note and carry off her cow. The widow resolves to appeal to her wealthy brother for assistance. Arriving at the home of the Skinflint, she makes known her plight, but her miserly brother tells her he is a poor man and cannot help her. The constable takes the widow's cow, but Osborn, the sweetheart of the widow's daughter, takes the money he has been saving up for his marriage and pays the note. A few days later, while out riding, the horse driven by the Skinflint takes fright and runs away. When the wreckage is cleared the miser, braised and unconscious, is discovered and the physicians' examination proves he has received a mortal injury. The skinflint is taken to his home, and his only near relative, his sister, is summoned to his death bed. As death draws near the old fellow realizes his many mean actions have brought him no happiness and his money cannot help him at this, his last hour. Calling his sister to the bedside, he ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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