Clipped From Alton Evening Telegraph
Treasure Trove Found In Ruins Is ^Spilled* a. The word quickly spread about the grounds,where a gang of workmen were wrecking the old Kirsch buildings on Third and Market streets this morning, that buried treasure had been found. It was in a jug. The man who found it sniffed it and said it smelled familiar. • Exports were called In, among them Contractor TJn- terbrink. He knows what is real-buried treasure and what is no buried treasure, and he destroyed all hopes of the men there about, by pronouncing it regular "skull and cross-bones cocktail." . It was a jug full of wood alcohol. Whether some of the transients at the Salvation Army "flop" house had secreted the jug in the building and forgotten it, or bad become terrified by the death toll of those who had used the stuff can not be known. The jug was nearly full. "We'll- take no .chances,' said Mr. Unterbrink. "Someone may come along and lose his good judgment and drink that stuff and it would sure give a. job to C or °ner Bauer next door," BO ho proceeded to spill the wood alcohol. Before he realized that folks' in the Salvation Army flop house didn't have automobiles he thought that someone might have "laid that jug away to treat his radiator with in cold weather but then he thought that was hardly pfissible and concluded someone had intended to drink the stuff.