In the jot Em Down store, the gents go over the books to try and straighten them out. We learn they had opened a bank, and were fined $10 for disturbing the peace. The matter gets Abner confused over throwing train engineers off their trains, or putting Lum out to pasture like an old fire horse.
Going over their bank ledgers, it seems that Cedric is the only one who writes checks. All for five cents. Why so many? Why for only a nickel each? A phone call summons Lum to a board of directors meeting in the county seat. He’s bound to be appointed president of the branch… right?
The gents count the money they imagine they’re sure to be making now, and in the banking business for only two weeks. Back to checking those figures, and all those checks that Cedric is writing.