Sol Cohen, a Jew peddler, has the whole village of Pikeville buying the cheap jewelry that he has for sale. He tells them that it is solid gold, and they fall for the "stall" and many of ... See full summary »

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Sol Cohen, a Jew peddler, has the whole village of Pikeville buying the cheap jewelry that he has for sale. He tells them that it is solid gold, and they fall for the "stall" and many of the men and women make purchases. Sol leaves them well satisfied, and he is also satisfied, for he has made a fine profit. Not long after one of the jays, while washing his hands, makes the discovery that the ring that he has bought is nothing more than brass, and wild with excitement, he informs the constable and townspeople, who have also been stung. They immediately get clubs and other weapons and start in pursuit of the Jew. In the meantime, he has wandered along and a tramp, who is hiding behind a tree, holds him up with his empty hand covered with a handkerchief, takes his pack and clothes away from him and leaves him bewailing his fate. The crowd catch sight of the tramp, now dressed up in the Jew's clothes, and give chase. They catch him after he has dropped the pack and tray, right at the ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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12 May 1913 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with the comedy A Ten Acre Gold Brick (1913). See more »

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