Old Ezra Perkins and his wife, Matilda, are induced by the glib-tongued ballyhoo to investigate the mysteries of that famous section of our great metropolis, the Bowery, They are joined by Mr. Reginald Oliver Churchill Wittington, an English gentleman, who was willing in blow his last farthing in order to see the thing to the very limit. Fine for the Boweryites. Away they go on "rubecart" and are soon landed in a Chinatown opium joint. Here they find everything carried on in a conventional fashion, for just before they arrive the occupants are tipped off to get busy, and this act of a little comedy starts in. While there one of the girls pretends to commit suicide. Here is scandal. Reggie is quite perturbed, as is also Ezra and Matilda, and they are quite willing to "give up" handsomely to be allowed to depart, and not be detained as witnesses at the coroner's inquest, flimflam, No. 1. Next a chop suey emporium is visited and by a well-planned bit of business Ezra is made to upset a ...
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