"You're worth your weight in gold!" This is what Charles Watson, a young spendthrift, told every girl he met. His father threatened to disown him unless he would marry a girl and settle down, and if he married inside of thirty days. Colonel Watson was to give his son a hundred dollars in gold for every pound the girl weighed. Tall ones, slim ones, fat ones and small ones were proposed to without success, and when Watson called a widow on the telephone who weighed 288 pounds and proposed, he was mighty disappointed when he arrived at the house and discovered that he had proposed to the daughter, who weighed only 86 pounds. Watson makes good and marries the girl and his father gives him a large check, regardless of the girl's weight.
Moving Picture World synopsis
Getting one's wife by the pound is rather new as a farcical idea, but it is surely a laugh maker.