An actor and his wife, unable to pay their board bill, are obliged to leave their trunks in settlement with Jones, the hotel landlord. While presumably the head of the establishment, his wife holds complete say and handles the cash. Jones needs a suit of new clothes. His wife tells him to make use of the actor's wardrobe. He selects a very loud, sporty-looking suit. When he sees himself in the glass he is filled with pride and the spirit of independence and manhood. He helps himself to a roll of bills from the safe and starts out to paint the town red. Meeting a drummer, lie invites him to have a drink, of soda water. The drummer insists upon having something stronger. Jones is out for a good time and makes his soda with a dash of syrup. The drummer gives the druggist the "wink." Jones insists upon having another, and is now ready to go the limit. The drummer leads him to it and engages him in a game of poker with a couple of friends. They soon help him get rid of his pile. He ...
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