Jim Murdock was a strange man, and his number of friends were rapidly in decline. His entire life was for his general store, and his daughter Jessie. He was unconcerned that people in town thought he was a madman. When Jessie reveals that her happy look today is due to her marriage, Murdock goes nuts with rage at the thought of losing his daughter, and she acted without his foreknowledge.
He starts smashing things in his store. Will Jessie be forced to choose between her new husband and her dad?
Meanwhile, Dan Reed rides into town, and sees the mess in the store. He helps Murdock, who has decided to go out of business, and move along. For the help, he pays Dan by offering to take anything he wants. The story is related to Lone Ranger and Tonto when Dan returns to camp.
Back in the store, Lone Ranger finds a note, then Jessie rides up with her husband, Ben. The note is for Ben, and says that the old man has gone to mine for gold on Ben’s property as payment for taking his daughter, the only thing he still loved. Lone Ranger sends a note of his own to the county seat, then he rides out to find Murdock.
Murdock has booby traps set to keep people away. When Jessie, and Ben arrive, and encounter resistance, they back off and go to meet Dan, who has just arrived with the sheriff. The sheriff turns out to be an old friend of Murdock’s. Can he talk him out safely?
Nobody wants to see the old man killed, but they prepare to have to handle him rough, including gunplay if necessary. Suddenly, from above Murdock on the mountain, the Lone Ranger rushes in in a stream of water, and literally washes the man out of his hold. A happy reunion with Jessie is at hand, now it’s just a matter of talking sense to Murdock. If he’ll go for it.