Tired of living alone with his two motherless daughters. Jones decides to take unto himself a wife. She is a charming woman and his daughters readily accept her as their stepmother. A few ... See full summary »

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Mr. Jones - Father
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First Daughter
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Tired of living alone with his two motherless daughters. Jones decides to take unto himself a wife. She is a charming woman and his daughters readily accept her as their stepmother. A few months later he is seized with a violent attack of grippe. He brings home a bottle of whiskey and asks his wife to prepare a hot toddy for him. She is a teetotaler and advises him to take chamomile tea and a foot bath He does not want to make known his fondness for toddy and agrees to take her remedies. She makes the tea and gets ready the boiling water. His daughter, knowing his liking for his toddy, empties the tea out of the jug and fills it with whiskey. Their stepmother, not knowing what has been done, gives her husband a liberal potion, which he drinks with a great deal of relish, following it with one or two more. After a while, he feels quite hilarious and acts so funny his wife does not know what to make of it. The girls, to shield their daddy, say he is delirious. He is put to bed and is ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Comedy | Family | Short

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17 October 1912 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with the documentary Evening Parade and Gun Practice at Fort Hamilton (1912). See more »

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