This three-reeler was the first of a series of twelve pictures, collectively entitled "The Chronicles of Bloom Center" and released by Selig. They focused on the humorous adventures of the inhabitants of a country village. Here, the villagers try to raise funds for some fire-fighting equipment, but their efforts are hampered by general ineptitude, and by the pranks of youths Chubby Green (Ralph McComas) and Johnny West (Sidney Smith). These two dust the meeting with sneezing powder, add an extra "0" at the end of the "10 Mile" speed limit sign and set off smoke pots in a couple of buildings. All this was pretty silly stuff, but in the capable hands of up-and-coming director Marshall Neilan, the film was as entertaining as it needed to be.
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