A Wells Fargo ship captain is charged with delivering jade worth $20,000 in the Barbary Coast. Instead the jade is stolen and he is charged with the guard's murder. It is up to Hardie to prove his old friend is innocent and find the jade.
Wells Fargo guard Jack Marrow meets with Jim Hardie in Hardie's office in preparation to pick up a $20,000 shipment of jade being brought in from China by Captain George Turnbull. Turnbull is an old friend of Jim's and this is his last Wells Fargo delivery as he is retiring. Jim and Jack meet Turnbull on his ship but Jim must leave the delivery to Marrow and Turnbull. Turnbull relishing being back on land decides they should stop at a saloon for a beer or two in San Francisco's Barbary Coast, the City by the Bay rough and tumble waterfront which is controlled by the Sydney Ducks gang. The valuable shipment of jade disappears when the saloon girl Christine distracts them while the bartender drugs them. The saloon owner was told by Henry Vance about the shipment of jade. The bouncer Twitch takes the drugged pair behind the saloon where he stabs the Wells Fargo guard Marrow and makes it look like Turnbull did it using his own knife. The sea captain is accused of murder, but Hardie ... Written by