|Director||Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson|
|Writers||Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson (writer)
|Cast||Augustus Carney Margaret Joslin Victor Potel|
|Plot||During Alkali Ike's visit to the East, Slippery Slim made rapid progress for the hand of Soffie Clutts. On this particular day in February, Slippery Slim is very much dejected when he calls on Soffie and discovers that she is admiring several photographs of her old friend Alkali. To give him a better sailing. Slim shows Soffie a fictitious note, stating that Alkali Ike died that day. Soffie's old love returns, she dashes madly from the house, leaving her suitor bewildered, rushes to the general store, where she purchases several yards of crepe, some black dress material and a box of mourning handkerchiefs, also a floral piece. That afternoon, the boys on the ranch receive a telegram stating that Alkali Ike will arrive that day. He is met at the train by the Lizardville band and a group of cowboys, who give him a welcoming never to be forgotten. Alkali Ike's first thought was of Soffie. He goes to his bunk house where he sheds his citizens' clothes and dons his chaps, flannel shirt and Stetson hat. He is overwhelmed when he sees the floral piece with the following inscription: "To my beloved Alkali. Died February 2nd, 1913." He rushes madly to Soffie's home, where, upon looking through the window, he discovers Slippery Slim trying to console the weeping miss. Slim discovers Alkali at the window, takes another good look and leaves rather hurriedly. Alkali enters. Soffle, overjoyed, throws her arms about him and claims the smiling westerner for her own.... search for Alkali Ike's Homecoming on IMDb|
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