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By Parcel Post (1914)

Short | Short, Comedy

When old Scraggs told Jimmy's mother that he would positively foreclose the mortgage on her home unless it was settled in full by the following Friday, the poor woman was in considerable distress. She was practically without money, and did...See moreWhen old Scraggs told Jimmy's mother that he would positively foreclose the mortgage on her home unless it was settled in full by the following Friday, the poor woman was in considerable distress. She was practically without money, and did not have the least idea in the world what she was going to do with either Jimmy or herself. As she sat in anxious bewilderment, an article in the newspaper caught her eye. It was to the effect that the parcel post service was now prepared to take packages of any sort or description weighing 100 pounds or less. His mother weighed Jimmy, bought the requisite stamps with her last few coins, and mailed Jimmy to an aunt who lived some distance. The postman was at first somewhat reluctant to accept so unusual a parcel, but a perusal of the new rules convinced him that Jimmy met all the requirements perfectly. After a long ride in the mail car, Jimmy and a sack of mail were dumped off at the proper station. He was received by Casey, a kindly old Irishman, who informed him that he would have to stay with the other mail in the room until the morning delivery. Then, promising to bring him some supper in a short time, Casey departed. A little while after he had gone, Ed Stoneman, a yeggman, broke into the station with the felonious intent of robbing the mail bags. Jimmy, who had found an old revolver, immediately rushed to the defense. The yeggman fled, with Jimmy in hot pursuit. Thanks to Jimmy's vocal efforts, enough men were around to seize the thief. Then it was discovered that a large reward had been offered for the apprehension of the captured man, which naturally fell to Jimmy. With it in his possession, Jimmy hurried home, arriving just in time to pay Scraggs, and save house and goods for his grateful mother, and himself. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis See less
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Harry Bates (story) (as Harry G. Bates)
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Andy Clark
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Harry B. Eytinge
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