Episode: 239 | Aired: October 26, 1968
While in Tin Bucket, the Cartwrights and Candy encounter serious trouble; the entire town thinks Ben is broke. Candy is accused of cheating at cards; Hoss is drugged and accused of being drunk; Joe is arrested for pick pocketing. While Joe is in jail, he finally convinces the Sheriff that the incidents are more than a coincidence.
Episode: 250 | Aired: April 26, 1969
Ben and Hoss visit their friend Sam Masters and his daughter Ellen and are surprised when soldiers show up. Unbeknownst to Ben and Hoss, Sam Masters is really Thomas Andrews. Andrews ran a Confederate prison camp during the Civil War and is accused of starving the prisoners.
Episode: 249 | Aired: April 05, 1969
Bens friend Marshall Luke Mansfield and his daughter Lorrie visit the Ponderosa. Mansfield has been a Marshall for many years which has not left him much time to be a father. While at the Ponderosa, Lorrie meets and falls in love with Rick Miller who admits he is the cousin of a man that once shot her father.
Episode: 248 | Aired: March 29, 1969
Joe and Candy go to Buttleville to help Candys friend. They discover that powerful Calvin Buttler is responsible for driving out new settlers. Joe and Candy help Jess Parker who witnessed Buttler burning a settlers house. Buttler will try anything to keep Parker from testifying.
Episode: 247 | Aired: March 15, 1969
Candy befriends an Army sergeant named Samuel Bellis who has been charged with murder and desertion. Bellis and his Indian wife Nanata are out to prove his innocence by proving someone is supplying the Indians with rapid fire rifles. Candy decides to help them in their quest and soon Joe is involved too.
Episode: 246 | Aired: February 08, 1969
Ben helps his old friend Ruth Manning maintain ownership of her newspaper despite Judge Tabors efforts.
Episode: 245 | Aired: February 01, 1969
Candy meets an old friend, ex-soldier Russell, who was forced to retire from Army after 30 years of service. Russell and the other former soldiers, with whom he is traveling, received no pension when the army retired them. Candy is forced to become an accomplice in their plan to rob the Carson City mint and hold the gold until the government agrees to give them pensions.
Episode: 244 | Aired: January 25, 1969
Hoss falls in love with Erin ODonnell who has lived with the Sioux and Paiutes since she was a child. A Paiute profit said Erin was "the wolf child born to fight and die for the Indian". This prophecy proves true and once again Hoss is left to mourn a lost love.
Episode: 243 | Aired: January 11, 1969
Candy is arrested for the murder of John Legget. Candy wires the Cartwrights to come help him. When they arrive, Candy tells them the only witness to his murder is an Indian known to be a horse thief. The Cartwrights must figure out how to find the Indian and convince him to testify at Candys trial.
Episode: 242 | Aired: January 04, 1969
Hoss befriends Laurie Adams, who is running from her husband. She married Kelly Adams after knowing him only one week. She later found out he was a thief and a murderer. Hoss gets involved in her struggle to escape the sadistic Adams.
Episode: 241 | Aired: December 21, 1968
Ben hides Charles Bull. Bull committed fraud along with eight other men. Bull has agreed to testify against the other. This places him in grave danger; the others will stop at nothing to ensure he will not testify.
Episode: 240 | Aired: November 16, 1968
Georgio is at odds with his neighbors because he has let some hungry Indians live on his land.
Episode: 238 | Aired: October 19, 1968
When Hoss and Joe back different candidates for Mayor, they decide to bet on the outcome of the election. The one that backs the losing candidate must pay for a trip to San Francisco for the one who backs the winning candidate. With so much at stake, they decide to become the campaign managers for their candidates.
Episode: 237 | Aired: September 28, 1968
The Cartwrights and Candy help the army fight off gold thieves. Captain Harris is married to Candys former wife, and the band of outlaws is headed by Candys childhood friend.