A villainous saloonkeeper plots to take over Bat's bank by preventing the gold bars the bank needs to back its gold certificates from getting through and then provoking a run on the bank by its frightened depositors.
In Denver Bat arriving from Cheyenne enters the Olympus Saloon & Gambling Palace on a Friday to see pretty Lori Adams. When a man tries to buy a drink with paper money from the Guarantee Bank, Crimp Ward tells the bartender the bill is no good. Ward claims the bank does not have gold to back up the paper money as required by law. Bat, a shareholder in the bank, notices it is almost 4:00 pm when the bank closes so he picks a fight with Ward to hold the attention of the crowd on its way to the bank. Bat had gotten Wyatt Earp, Charlie Bassett and Luke Short to each invest $10,000 in the bank. After 4:00 pm Bat goes in the back of the bank to talk to the manager Theo Stebbins. Stebbins assures Bat the bank has the gold but it is in Agony and attempts to bring it to Denver have failed due to Ward's interference. Young Terry Bowen is trying another run that weekend. Bat runs into Charlie Bassett adding pressure to the situation when he asks about the bank. Bat finds Bowen wounded in a ... Written by