Beth Harvey is murdered and the only witness is the bartender, Oren, who is blind without his glasses which were broken. Troop decides to keep it secret that Oren did not really get a look at the killer. After some investigating Marshal Troop believes the killer is Clint Baker who admits knowing Beth and writing to her. However, Troop has no hard proof and decides to resort to trickery to smoke out the killer. He enlists the drunk conman Specs Toynby to state he has provided Oren with new glasses allowing him to recognize the killer in a lineup at the Birdcage. With Johnny's help, Oren learns to walk to the Birdcage and from behind the bar appear to spot the killer sitting next to Troop. The escapade forces Baker to show his hand.