Pete had a pair of fine, new, Sunday-go-to-meeting pants. He wanders out to air his regalia and discovers two hobos, Ben and Slippery, drinking up his milk. He chases them into the barn, ... See full summary »

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Pete had a pair of fine, new, Sunday-go-to-meeting pants. He wanders out to air his regalia and discovers two hobos, Ben and Slippery, drinking up his milk. He chases them into the barn, where they pull the coup d'etat and lock his neck in a cow yoke. They punch him with a pitchfork until the seat of his trousers looks like a salt shaker with the top off. Sophie, his wife, finds him and belabors the unhappy man for spoiling his pants. Both chase the hobos when they find them swallowing the last of Sophie's pies. The constable joins in. The hobos leap into the river to escape, but the constable follows and lands them in the calaboose. Escaping, they make love to the debutantes of Snakeville, whose father has just inherited a fortune. He will have none of the two low-brows, but at a blown-in-the-glass society function, the two catch a dress-suit poseur from the city taking the girls' jewels. The hobos detect him and, after a battle, conquer him and return the jewels and are awarded the ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Comprised of footage from two unreleased one-reelers, filmed at Niles, California in 1915, and edited together to form a single two-reeler. See more »

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