Mabel has a new beau. Her father forgets his watch at home. Mabel sees it has stopped running and gives it to her beau to have repaired. Father walks through the park and accidentally bumps into a stranger. He feels in his pockets for his watch and thinks he has been robbed. In the meantime the beau has lost the watch and a stranger has picked it up. Father appears and takes it away from him. The beau, looking for the lost watch sees papa with the timepiece, and not knowing who he is, attacks him and beats him up. Father makes his escape, after being badly battered. Now, it happens that father is a police magistrate, and he has hardly donned his gown and taken the bench than the beau comes in to report the robbery of the watch. Papa orders him arrested, and then begins to sentence him, giving him ten years each for his blackened eyes, and adds to the sentence for each bruised portion of his anatomy. He then orders the beau to a cell and the police beat him up. After they are through ...
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