A mischievous little boy employed in a drug store, resents the clerk's domineering manner and vows he'll be revenged. His opportunity comes when the drug clerk compounds a cough remedy. As soon as the clerk has filled the prescription and the customer has departed with the medicine the boy exchanges a bottle containing syrup for one marked poison and then deliberately accuses the clerk of having poisoned someone. The druggist overhears the accusation and after a hasty investigation concludes his clerk is guilty of an awful mistake. The druggist, feeling the responsibility of it all, berates the clerk in loud tones, attracting a crowd of curious people. Great excitement prevails, the clerk is arrested and the customer, described as a man with a basket who bought the supposed poison, is eagerly sought for in all directions. The druggist is seen to run up one street and down another, accosting every man who carries a basket, but in each case he "gets in wrong," for it proves to be the ...
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Edison Company production number 7267. See more