Alkali Ike receives some good news one morning in the form of an invitation from the boys of a nearby town to attend a masquerade ball with his best girl. Much elated. Alkali calls on Sophie and she gladly agrees to go. Alkali now goes to the town postmistress, secures the address of a costume firm and writes for a costume. It arrives in the nature of a Mephisto garb, horns, tail and all. On the eve of the ball Alkali is gallantly escorting a young lady, who has just arrived from the east, to her friend's home when he is seen by Sophie, who instantly becomes wildly jealous, wreaks her vengeance on them and is hustled away by her frightened father. Deprived of his gal, Alkali determines to go to the ball alone, dresses in the Mephisto costume and starts up the trail in the moonlight. A lone horseman sees him, dashes madly back to the saloon and gasps out he has seen the devil. The boys are having a great laugh at his expense when Alkali enters to secure refreshments and the boys almost...
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