Land swindlers find out that the tumble-down ranch they sold to a retired professor from the east has a large deposit of silver ore.
A schoolmarm is upset that a new saloon is opening next door to the schoolhouse and breaks several of the windows with apples. When she confesses to the new bar owner and a rival that was blamed a plot is hatched by the rival to put the new saloon out of business.moreless
California is left literally holding the bag after he and a bank robber get their bags switched after a collision in the street. Hoppy has to find the real thieves and prove California's innocence.moreless
Three gold miners have disappeared and Hoppy discovers that they each vanished from the same hotel room.
California's uncle dies and he and other kin are beneficiaries of his will. When someone starts killing them off one by one, Hoppy jumps in to investigate before California becomes a victim.