Affairs are in a terrible state in Rubeville. The ladies of the choir are in a state bordering on violent hysteria on account of Will Green, the choir leader's marked favoritism for Eldora Perkins. When the Rubeville Sentinel publishes a glowing tribute to the young soloist, Eldora immediately proceeds to spread the news by mailing copies of the paper to her relatives and friends. A copy reaches her Aunt Martha's boarding house in Boston. Alphonse, one of Aunt Martha's boarders, reads it, sees possibilities of exercising his somewhat doubtful talents as a teacher of music jumps his board bill and sets out for Rubeville. His arrival in the little town causes great excitement among the "talent," and it looks as if Green would lose his artistic hold upon the community. In order to offset the popularity of the new arrival, Green opens a Singing School, hoping to win back Eldora, who has become interested in Alphonse. A climax is reached when Alphonse announces his intention of giving the ...
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