The Daily Review(Decatur, IL)
Tturaday Evenftig, April t, 1909. ENGAGED YEAR Promised Board. secretary asked by the the regular secretary promised the during the of the Decatur for president, presided board. She to select who wll meeting the of Mrs. J Grimes This committee three men added tc- chairmen Mrs. J C work committee that have for the future. Missouri Valley Mo, has been at the joint A Easter heard from. Mrs, more meals- jear than furnishings been purchased. reported condition. Miss the plans in the near new members, members, membership. of the the money for pres- out at interest showed rooms and 2,254 classes meetings 152 and general secretary and Miss Mjrelt asbociation at B 30 North 42 years caused She was resided in is sur- Grobowski, children- Edward, Herman, Grobow- at 2 o'clock residence German -nil! BOND G Mullens w i t h R M Corvdon, la, $5 000 under application was made issued by been honored New Mexico, appealed court been released WAR Grade* Will manager Ottawa, and deliver o'clock held a private of the court his now Prevention next Monday, has been from the to be resumed. Shelby County Residents TeU That Barney Sud- kampf Has $20,000. Shelbyville, April 1 --Did the two prospectors for the buried treasure near Neoga, and Barney Sudkampf, the farmer whose little tract of land was thought to contain the Ohio gold, play neat trick on the curious of this vicinity' That is the question people are asking here, since the Information has leaked out that Barney Sudkampf, erstwhile poor farmer, has just deposited $20000 at the SIgel bank. THOUGHT TO BE J100.000. It is the idea prevalent here now the money was found and that It amounted to (100,000 It Is thought the buried treasure was unearthed last Thursday night. It was last Thursday, afternoon that the two prospectors came back to this vicinity with two diggers They relieved the guards and, it is understood spent the night digging They announced the next day that the ram prevented digging further Later they went away saving they would dig some more after tha excitement had abated WHY STOP' It was thought rather mysterious that tiie two prospectors and Barney Sudkampf would abandon the search Just because there were curious people hanging around and watching to see their progress It is now accepted as a fact that the discovery of the burled treasure was made that night, and the rest of the proceedings was hatched to mislead people. Wednesday evening the guards who have buen watching over the hole on the Sudkampf place received word from the prospectors that they need not stay any longer. This Is taken as another indication that the money was found, and that the guards have be-en kept on the job to fool people Barney Eudkampf was to receive on*, fifth of all the treasure found by Bird- sal and his companion If he deposited $20,000 with the SIgel bank, that means that $100,000 or more was found. WOULD NOT TALK. When Inquiry was made at the Sigel bank today the officers absolutely refused to give any information. They were asked if Mr Sudkampf had deposited $20,000 there The reply was "Ask Mr Sudkampf" But no information could be gained from the farmer, who said he would tell nothing. The refusal of bank officials to speak and of Barney Sudkampf to tell anything about the story make stronger the belief that the $100,000 was found and that the prospectors divided the spoils and then made good their getaway. IS POOR MAN. From no other source would Barney ?udkampf receive $20,000 if he has really deposited that much to his credit. has been k n o w n as a poor farmer, with nothing to his name but his little twenty-acre tract. The people here are greatly excited ovei the newest turn of the story. They oelieve the money was found and divided and the curious are feeling chagrined at the way they were worked. STOLB\ FHO.1I BA.NK. Three Men Suppoud to Have Brought Treasure From Ohio, Shelbvville, April 1--About the middle of March two well dressed menÂ» pre-sented themselves to Barney Sud- kampf and asked him to sell his tract of twenty acres at a big price He refused Then thcj came back with two aged women who proved to be fortune tellers They told Mr. Sudkampf the story of the buried treasure on his farm and he agreed to let them search for a share of what they might find. The ' seercsses" located the spot, going into trances to do so This location tallied w i t h a map the two fiad in their possession Digging was started, and a dug-out was unearthed. Thousands of curious people crowded the farm to watch the work. About the time of the Civil war a bank in Ohio was robbed. The spoils were brought to Illinois. About this time three men settled on the land occupied by Barney Sudkampf west of N'eoga. Two disappeared suddenly and rinally the last died. The theory li that they were the Ohio bank robbers.