For some unknown reason or other, Alkali Ike cannot get along with his wife. To make matters worse, Mrs. Alkali invites her mother to visit her. Mother-in-law starts right in trying to reform her son-in-law. Alkali meets her at the railroad station, and instead of hiring a bus to carry up her baggage, she makes Alkali carry three or four hat boxes, a parrot, and a trunk, on his back to the house. Alkali enters the house, throws his hat on the table. Mother-in-law sees this, takes Alkali by the hair and gently but firmly requests him to hang his hat up where it belongs. That night Alkali Ike decides to visit his friends at the Green Turtle, but mother-in-law decides that he will remain right in the house and listen to her selections on the organ. Wifey assists her mother by rendering a solo. Alkali finally sneaks out. He purchases a book teaching hypnotism, and what he doesn't do to his mother-in-law is a caution. Wifey interferes just as her mother is about to make her exit from the ...
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