On a remote station for the Wells Fargo stage coach line, a young man takes over with his wife and her father when the regular station agent dies. Barton enters and under the guise of inspecting the place, claims to be an official from the main office, and asks questions about the payrole that is transported to the railroad crews. When a masked man is seen at the window, the old father in law and his trusty bloodhound take off after the figure, only to learn that it was the Lone Ranger.
Back in the station, Barton and the new acting agent plan to set a trap for a bandit known to be lurking in the area. The llights go out, the money is missing, and Barton claims it was that masked man. Just then, the Lone Ranger enters, but he has his work cut out for him to figure the truth of what happened to the missing payrole. Can he prove that Barton is actually the bandit? How did Barton get the credentials he showed to prove his identity?
Suspense fills the air as Lone Ranger sets out to prove that Barton is the real liar, killer, and thief.