Jones, an unscrupulous young man of good appearance, does not believe in paying his bills and is constantly being dunned by his landlady for being in arrears for a considerable amount. His claims of having a rich uncle who will pay his debts is finally disbelieved and he finds himself dispossessed. He now finds himself out in the world without baggage but not for long for he buys another suitcase for sixty-nine cents and with it sallies forth to the outskirts of town where he finds a rural house with a shingle bearing the welcome words, "Boarders Wanted." Here the unsophisticated landlady believes the tale of his rich uncle. Taking advantage of these plain country folk he makes desperate love to Sally the daughter. She, thinking him to be a rich city chap, jilts Cy Perkins, a country bumpkin with whom Janes has some ludicrous clashes. Aside from this Jones feels secure as far as three meals a day and his lodgings are concerned until his former landlady, who happens to be a sister of ... Written by
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Edison Company production number 7281. See more