An old man's hat blows through a Pullman car window and is lost. He doesn't notice his loss and takes another's hat by mistake, thinking it is his own. The two men stop at the same hotel by coincidence and the man with the wrong hat gets into the wrong room, much to the mortification of an elderly lady, who immediately screams for help. In making his getaway the man drops his hat and through this clue the innocent owner is arrested. The lost hat is picked up by a tramp, who later robs the hotel and in getting away he, also, drops his hat. This results in the arrest of the other man. After many extremely exciting and amusing incidents the mystery is finally unraveled by the arrest of the tramp, who confesses the hotel robbery.
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