Walburn is on trial for burning up a toll bridge, and through flashbacks we are told the story that led to his arrest. The town is planning its centennial celebration, and the ladies club wants to reenact a moment from the town's history. Walburn is hired to build a replica of a steamboat
that caught on fire. He carries things too far when he puts the model on a barge, sets it on fire, and floats it down the river. It runs into the bridge and puts Walburn before the judge. This was the second in a five-picture series starring Walburn as the trouble-prone Henry Latham.