Rafe Borden is trying to frighten Charley Wagner and his family so he will not testify at the trial tomorrow against Rafe's brother Lute who would be hanged if convicted of murder. Sheriff Whittaker asks Hoby if he can do something to help.
Elderly and dying Maude Turley has her boys bring her back to Porter to die and be buried next to her husband after being run out of town 17 years ago by the Corbett's. Hoby tries to keep the two families from killing each other.
A smiling stranger wearing a 3-piece suit and bowler hat barges into the bank manager's office carrying a package under his arm and threatens to blow the town of Porter off the face of the Earth in one hour unless he is given $10,000.
Joker Wells who was a traitor with the Confederate Army returns to his home town of Porter. Everybody wants Hoby to run him out of town especially Ed Crow who blames Joker for the loss of his arm in the war.
Ambrose Hooker and his 3 brothers are bullying Joe the Bartender and saloon owner Tenner Smith. Hoby walks in and Ambrose goads his kid brother Little Beamer to draw on Hoby and Hoby kills him. Now Abrose wants revenge.
Henrietta Porter receives a letter from Harry Keller who was just released from prison warning the town of Porter to stay away from Hoby because Harry is coming to kill Hoby in revenge for killing his brother.
A strange girl arrives in Porter and tells Hoby that she knows that Joe Corbett is innocent of murder even though he was convicted and sentenced to hang because she was a witness and saw somebody else do it.
Tully Saxon knocks on the door to Tenner Smith's office in the saloon. When Tenner opens the door, he is surprised to see someone he had not seen in 8 years. Tully tells Tenner he will kill him before he leaves town.
Hoby returns home to Crawford to help his sister Nora after she sends him a telegram that somebody has been threatening her and because he gets a telegram from town drunk Fred Sales to come home quick because his sister is going to die.