At the Spinsters' Rest the old maids gaze anxiously through the gate at each passing man, and sigh as they pass by unheeding. Meanwhile, three jovial tramps discover a newspaper and stating... See full summary »

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At the Spinsters' Rest the old maids gaze anxiously through the gate at each passing man, and sigh as they pass by unheeding. Meanwhile, three jovial tramps discover a newspaper and stating that all spinsters are welcome at Spinsters' Rest. Being in need of food and drink, the tramps plan to gain admittance to the home. Securing some female attire from a trunk in the rear of the theater, the tramps rig themselves up as old maids, gain admittance to Spinsters' Rest, and have the meal of their lives at dinner time. Everything would have passed off serenely if it had not been for the people from the theater, who are searching for the missing clothes with the help of the sheriff. Tracking the tramps to Spinsters' Rest the sheriff enters just as the poor fellows have been found out through one of their number losing his wig in leading a dance. The theater manager identifies the clothes and the sheriff drags the tramps off to the calaboose, while the old maids bemoan the sad fate that again... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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4 December 1912 (USA)  »

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