A young man in his room reading a book, "The Way to Become a Great Detective." He is very anxious to become a second Sherlock Holmes. While reading the newspaper he notices an advertisement. "Detective wanted." He at once calls at the police station, where, after some formalities, he is engaged as a detective. He is given a case at once to arrest a man who wears black clothes and a black derby hat. The First Suit: The amateur detective sees a man whom he suspects as being the one who he is sent to capture. He is soon convinced, however, that he was mistaken. The Wrong Suit: He holds up another man at pistol's point. The man proves his innocence and gives the amateur detective a good thrashing. Uncle Sam's Suit: Now the amateur detective holds up an officer of the navy. He finds, however, that this, too, is the wrong suit. Some Soot: The amateur detective now follows a colored man to his home. In his endeavor to examine the contents of a parcel which the colored man carries he upsets ...
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