Three men arrive in Laramie and setup in the loft of a barn. One of them is a sharpshooter with a scoped rifle. Their plan is to shoot the senator making a brief stop and speech at midnight at the Laramie rail station. A telegram arrives for Troop telling him of the impending assassination but no details. He and Johnny canvas the town for strangers. They find one man at the hotel who is drunk but a second telegram clears him. When one of the men stops at the saloon for a drink and hears Troop is looking for them, his spying on the Marshal's office arouses Johnny's suspicions. He is killed when he tries to ambush Troop. Troop notices a special cartridge the man is carrying and they decide to count horses to find the gun that fits it. They find a horse with a split horseshoe that Troop is able to track back to the barn where the other two men are positioned. Written by
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When Dan is talking to Clegg in his hotel room, Clegg is holding a glass and sloshing the liquor out of it. When the camera angle changes, the glass is no longer in his hand but now on the table. See more