While Pat and a neighboring ranch hands race wagons, Gene rides to the rescue and stops them from being ambushed by T Bar C men. Reb Stearns starts a fight with an elderly telegraph operator, Pop Wallace, for replacing a fake telegram for one Gene sent in about T Bar C's new owner, Jim Eastman. Jim get his daughter to have Gene sign a blank piece of paper to uphold the telegram. Being suspicious, Pop gives her the fake one. The telegram Gene sent in explains that Jim is really a swindling oil promoter. Jim then escapes in a chuck wagon, but Gene and Pat are hot on his trail, and bring him in.