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happened had they not taken these wise precautions.
During the months of of May and June, the numbers of those who located at "Jewell City" were increased by the arrival
of Colonel E. Barker, Jesse N. Carpenter, O. L. McClung, W. C. McClung, R. R. McClung, Z. F. Dodge, J. K. Dodge, F. T. Gandy,
H. P. Gandy, L. C. Gandy, Gabe. B. Wade, P. R. Deal, Samuel Cameron, C. E. Plowman, Jonathan Street, George F. Lewis, James
Carpenter, Jacob S. Jackson, W. R. Phillips and others.
During the month of April, 1870, quite a number of other settlers
arrived and took claims in the southern part of the county. Prominent among them were Charles L. Seeley, Isaac A. Sawin, Allen
Lightner, William M. Jones, James W. Hall, Richard D. Fardy, L. J. Calvin, F. A. May and John R. Wilson. The majority of them
The first white woman who became a resident of the southern part of Jewell County, was Mrs. Annie Billings,
wife of N. H. Billings, who arrived at Fort Jewell, May 22, 1870. She was accompanied by her little ten-year-old sister, Miss
Jennie Jones, who is now married and lives on Wolf Creek, in Cloud County. The second invoice of white women who came to cheer
the bachelor pioneers with their refining presence were: Mrs. Adaline Sorick, Mrs. Jennie Halstead, Mrs. Annie Waters and
Mrs. Mariah Dodge, all of whom arrived at Fort Jewell on the evening of July 3, 1870.
1871 Guy Whitmore and Jake Hanes, noted horse-thieves, were arrested at Grand Island, Neb., by William Stone, the Sheriff
of Jewell County. When taken, they had eleven stolen horses in their possession. When the Sheriff reached his home near Salem,
in Jewell County, he remained over night with the prisoners. Leaving them with his Deputy he went out on an errand, and during
his absence a mob overpowered the deputy, and hung the prisoners to a tree. Efforts were made to discover the perpetrators,
but without success. The Sheriff never received his pay for the capture, as the