Showing more character than the townsfolk who wanted to arrest him, Lum still wants to share any benefit the chemical formula might bring. Ben tells about the scam that professor Krenshaw was running in town, and what became of the man. Constable Withers showed him, as he ran him out of town.
Abner returns from making the deliveries, and Lum gets him caught op on the money they’ll need to invest in deciphering the formula. Word also is shared to put Lum in the rightful ownership of the formula, and property of the Hamstead heirs.
Realizing nobody is truly related is a big relief, since family obligations to socialize were cramping Lum’ style. Squire Skimp has been thinking about that formula. He now thinks it could be valuable enough to form a company with Lum and Abner. Will the gents go in for a partnership with Squire?