In newly formed Western states, there have been fights breaking out, some serious, and some not. In a town meeting an argument is in progress over where the county seat should be.
Cisco and Pancho ride to the North country, but Cisco doesn’t want to tell Pancho the purpose of their trip. Cisco plays a trick on Pancho when he throws his voice.
Meanwhile a couple bandits, actually two of the contentious croud from the town meeting, break into the courthouse, and steal all the documents needed to take the county seat elsewhere. In the process, Mr Chambers is struck down and killed. When Cisco finds the body, there’s no sheriff around.
The next day our heros go to the newspaper office to report the story, where the editor happens to be Jenkins, a man on the opposite side of the town hall argument than our bandits. He shares with Cisco about the bad elements who want to move the county seat.
Cisco goes to confront the bad guys, and starts a fistfight with them. Though Jenkins, the newspaper man, asked to keep his name out of it, the bandits manage to figure out that he put Cisco onto them. They go and shoot him, then take out after Cisco by taking the sherif to their camp. The accusation is that it was Cisco who murdered Jenkins.
Surprising all, Cisco doesn’t put up any fights, and goes along peacefully. The whole thing is confusing to Pancho, but there’s definitely something up Cisco’s sleeve that he’s not sharing. The bad guys think they have the upper hand with Cisco in jail, and want to go in and shoot him while he is defenseless, and locked up.
Little do they know that the law has already been at work on Cissco’s side. Their shoot out turns out to be more than one sided. So, what’s the connection? Why was Cisco so secretive? Why was Cisco unconcerned at being arrested, and why was the sheriff so quick to help him?
In a dramatic scene, the sheriff, Cisco, and Pancho fight it out with the bad guys to put them where they belong. Cisco explains all the mystery and questions to Pancho.
In epilog, Pancho also has his own little riddle for Cisco to figure out. O Pancho! O Cisco!