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TO JURY. the court case Head of company, and of Alton day. be- MONEY LOCATED BY MlNEjftAL BOD. Calhoun County Farmer Gets Money Buried By His Grand father Before the War. this to testify Walker been by It was man Poultry who and in harvest the Seyeral mouths ago" the Telegraph told of the finding of $ 8 oo by John White of North Alton, through the aid of a mineral rod, for K vealdant of Scott county in the vicinity o£ Winchester. Mr. White and his paring, William Herman, also of North Alton have since that time located several small sums of hidden money, burled pieces of gold and silver, bu .he not until a few days ago did they make any large find of lost treasure. When the war of the rebellion broke out many people in this an! adjoining counties burled their money before going to war or through Kjear (that in|va<!|lng aoldiers might loot their homes, and many of them died without letting the hl'ding places of the money be known. .Some were killed and never returned from the war. I n this latter class was a Ca-lhoun county resident named John will try- di's- (Gri&es, who cast his fortune with the Confederacy and burled most of his ready money he had near the farm he had Just sold in the vicinity of kampsvllle. true answering pursuing and He with life tubs, He had a daughter, a baby, whose mother had passed away In giving her birth and this child Grimes left with a sister of his who was married to a:man named Charles Walker. Grimes told his sister he had buried a couple of thousand dollars for safe taeeplng on the old farm but did not tell her the exact spot. He never .returned and Mrs. Walker has since died. The little girl grew to womanhood and married but before her aunt died she told the girl of the money burled by her father, and In fact a 1 hunt for it had been made frequently. The Scott county man whose money was recovered by Mr. White is a friend of the husband of the Grimes girl' and told him about White and his divining rod and the latter was finally Induced to go to Calhoun county with the rod-. He succeeded in locating the h,id- ing place of the mone'y in iess'th'an an hour after his arrival on the farm, he says. It was buried near a corner stone on the land and near a set of bars that has done, duty ae ( a gate ever since the farm was first settled. It was to an Iron vessel known as an oven and was much used in those days for baking bisdulW and other bread Instead of a stove. It had an iron lid and this ltd was placed over the oven and kept any dirt or other 'thing from getting Into the money. Instead of $3.000 -as Mr. Grimes had Intimated that he had buried only $1,500 was found. It was In gold, mostly, and while tarnished some is all right; Besides the money there remains of a pocket testament and some scraps of paper, presumably the fragments of a letter or of a once valuable paper were found all In bad condition. Time and the elements had werked damage to the Iron oven also, but the gold is still Intact. It is possible, the finders think, that some of the paper scraps may have once been mojiev and that the remaining $500 of the $2,000 thought to have been buried was in banknotes. A per the Upper line. tlus M. lines mn, Bell make farmers deal victory line. with the the with a the the seemed larger months getting since and ing .stood exchange one the the will Alton. 12 they apt about all the Bell lines in town 'Phones of 5c. two directors them phones If that give it would in price two gone to have There be a since against the of the was Bell will between has been some expect no Undermuslius Bros, 69c. Sale. Sternberg To all Washington, Columbia 1906. Tickets once for C. C.

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 12 Jan 1906, Fri,
  3. Page 1

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