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FARMER PLOWS UP
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Reported Discovery of From
$300,000 to $500,000 on
I GRQVELAND, N. V., June 24.—
people of the neighboring village of
Mount Morris are greatly worked up
oyer the reported finding of a treasure
of buried gold coins on the farm of
John E. White, on Squakie Hill. The
general report Is that the gohl amounts
to about $300,000. Livingston county
has riot been so full of mysterious ru
mors for many generations and almost
everybody has a different story to tell
of the wonderful find.
During the American Revolution,
one of the stories goes, a paymaster in
the Continental army on his way into
the Genesee and Wyoming valleys was
murdered by Indians, who buried
somewhere in the hills the gold '■ that
the paymaster and his assistants were
taking with them to pay the soldiers?
Squakie Hill is one of those surround
ing the Genesee valley.
The story of the buried treasure,
growing as the years went by, has been
handed down from generation to gen
eration in Livingston county, and near
ly everybody who has been born and
brought up in the vicinity has made a
search for the buried treasure at one
time or another. Every cave and cleft
in the rocks, and every old hollow tree
has been explored, and men have been
digging here and there in the hills, off
and on for a hundred years. But up to
the present time, so far as was ever
known, nobody has ever come across a
Dug Long in Vain
Clairvoyants and so-called mind
readers have been brought here and
to Mount Morris, in the hope they
might dream out the location of the
gold, and small parties following the
mysterious tips received have dug at
night on Squakie Hill and in a hundred
other places without success.
The story now circulating through
Livingston county is to the effect that
one-of Farmer White's hired men was
engaged the other day in plowing a
part of the farm that had never before
been tilled, when his plowshare turned
over a large flat stone. Under the
stone was another round, flat stone
which gave forth a hollow sound when
accidentally struck. The round stone
being lifted up a vault or hole in the
ground was discovered. The farm
hand replaced the cover and when he
went up to the barn to turn in the
horse for the night he told Mr. White
all about what he had discovered.
That same night, it is said, the own
er of the farm went by himself to the
vault with a lantern and spade. -A
neighbor saw the lantern, he says, trav
eling several times that night between
Squakie Hill and the "White dwelling.
This and some talk let fall by Mr.
"White himself have given rise to the
story that all of the immense buried
treasure has been recovered.
LIGHTNING AT STUDY
Remarkable Career of G. W.
", Cottis, Graduate In Medicine
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BAT A VIA, N. V., June George
W. Cottis. who was graduated recent
ly from the medical department of
Cornell university in New York city
with honors at Carnegie Lyceum, was
one of the most remarkable scholars
ever in the public schools of Genesee
county. His history is a romance. He
was born in Rochester. At ten years
he began to earn his own living, and
from that time until seventeen he was
never in a school room. He sold news
papers, was a messenger, a bellboy in
a hotel and for a time cook on a lake
scow. Then he became hallboy in a
Coney Island hotel, and later shipped
as assistant steward on a vessel for
For a time he aspired to be a stage
magician, but was discouraged when
after making an engagement with a
theater two acrobats were preferred
and he was shut out.
His father having opened a bakery
at Bergen, he went there when seven
teen, and resolved to educate himself.
In 100 weeks he did six -years' work
nnd was graduated, from the high
school in 1900. His papers on physiol
ogy were returned from Albany mark
ed 100 and were the best received in
many years, the regents testified.
He did a year's work in French in
thirteen days and won a standing of
$4 per cent. He passed 90 per cent in
New York state history, to which he
gave only an hour's reading before
taking the examination. *
The year of his graduation from the
high school he won the Cornell schol
arship with 323% out of 350 points.
In the Cornell entrance examinations
he won a cash prize of $400 and he also
won a county prize for the highest
standing in that year. He stood first
in his class both in his first and last
collegiate years. At the end of the first
year he was engaged as an assistant
instructor. During the vacation he was
engaged in biological work.
During the present year he has been
instructor in anatomy for Cornell. Two
months ago he won in a competitive
examination the coveted position of in
terne at Bellevue over eighty competi
tors. He is now in his twenty-second
WILLIAMS WILL MAKE
THE KEYNOTE SPEECH
Congressional Leader Has Star Part
Assigned Him at St. Louis
Special to The Globe
NEW YORK, June John Sharp
Williams, Democratic leader in con
gress, will be temporary chairman of
the St. Louis convention and make the
keynote speech. y"; y
This announcement was made to
night by Democratic leaders here. Na
tional Committeeman Norman E. Mack,
who has been attending meetings of
the subcommittee, says Williams' name
Is the only one that has been presented
and it will be ratified when the na
tional committee gathers next week in
- il|P| Parkers
t ; Promotes tile growth of the hair and
i J gives it the lustre and sllldness of youth.
• When too hair Is gfay or faded it
I BRINGS BACK THE YOUTHFUL COLOR.
•J It prevents Dandruff and hair falling
t and keeps the scalp clean and . healthy.
A LIFE STUDY OF
GEORGE B. CORTELYOU
j^R. CORTELYOU, who will become postmaster general on the retire
■" mentof Henry C. Payne, is President Roosevelt's man. •He has
been in the public service since 1889. He is 42 years of age, born in
New York, was a court reporter and school teacher. His public service
has been in position of private secretary to public officials. He became
stenographer to the president t£9s, executive clerk 1896, assistant
secretary 1898, secretary to the president 1900 and secretary of
commerce 1903. ' ..'.
His Holiness Ordered the Most
Complete and Detailed Re
port Ever Attempted
NEW YORK, June '24.—Previous to
the arrival- of Cardinal Satolli is was
cabled that one of his missions in this
country would be the appointing in
every diocese.of inspectors who are to
investigate conditions,. make their in
quiries independently of the bishops
and report directly to Rome.
The cardinal, who . insists that he
has come only with social purpose,
declines •to speak of this reported as
pect of his visit. .
Rev. Father De Costa, who was or
dained a priest of the Church of Rome
last fall, and who is now dying in St.
Vincent's hospital, says that his holi
ness is to conduct the most marvel
ous and extensive census of the church
ever attempted. Father De Costa ar
rived from Rome a few days ago. ~
- "Through his cardinals, who have
the power to commission the deputies
and assistants,«a*» complete census of
every parish, mission and communi
cant is to be taken•throughout the
world," f said Father De Costa. gj
"The record, when completed, will
Include the spiritual/temporal, numer
ical, physical and social conditions pre
vailing in every . diocese,V. including
every communicant from the highest in
rank to the humblest. yy y
"Even the names, ages and property
of every member of church and mis
sion will be included.
? "When the pope proposed this
mighty collection of i statistics his car
dinals exclaimed, 'Impossible!' but
Pope Pius.X. was via ting from his
purpose., ..- y.?y-: ■-j, .->• -"•?.
"His holiness has instructed his dep
uties - not to accept, while employed in
collecting * the data,' any hospitality
from the, dignitaries. of the church, but
to go ahead - with : their gigantic r task,
carrying \it through ?in business-like
fashion to the end? yy. ' : y*?•
"The data" will be/placed in' the
THE ST.PAUL GLOBE. SATURDAY. JUNE 25. 1904
archives of the Vatican. It is several
hundred years since a- census of the
church was taken on anything ap
proaching this scale." _' * y - "
Rev. Father De Costa was for. many
years the rector of the Protestant
Episcopal Church of -St. John the
Evangelist in West Eleventh street,
but when Dr. Briggs was admitted to
the Episcopal communion Father De
Costa withdrew and embraced' the
tenets of the Catholic church
GALLOPS TO BLAZE
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Old Fire Horse Roused by Alarm
Dashes Away With Apparatus
NEW YORK, June Discarded by
the fire department, his usefulness'to
the city gone, the days of his might
counting for naught" "Jerry," an im
mense sorrel, once the pride of Engine
Company No. 55, stood in the shafts of
a milk wagon in Mott street early this
morning. Meek and humble, his head
hanging low, he found no comfort in
mere thoughts of the good old days.
Ding! Ding!- Ding! went the jingle
bell in the engine house near by. .
Presto! Jerry was awake. His ears
stood up, his eyes sparkled, his hoofs
beat the.asphalt. *
"Whoa!" cried George Hauff, his
% Engine No. 55 swung into the street
and was off tp a fire in the Holtz cafe,
604"Broadway., So was Jerry. . y
Dashing down \ Mott street, he raced
neck and neck with the engine team.
In vain Hauff* tugged at the lines. The
spirit of the old life had possession of
the horse. *
? Running forward, Jerry showed .his
heels to the horses for which he had
been discarded. He was having the
time of his life. y
Through Prince street Jerry raced
with reckless abandon. His glory end
ed as he crashed into a plate glass win
dow in the store of Asseltia | Bros., -at
No. 31. ? :
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn., June 24.—
The hook and,ladder race in the north
ern ? firemen's ; tournament ? resulted:
First, Park ; Rapids; - second, ? Eveleth;
third, Nashauk?? In the hook and lad
der and hose ~j race y Park ": Rapids was
first, Nashauk secondhand Grand Rap
ids third: In ".the 1: coupling contest Eve
teth was first ? and Park Rapids second.?^
SQUADRONS FIGHT AT PORT ARTHUR
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Continued From First Page
Apparently two divisions have left Port Arthur, which would
account for «ie practical suspension "of the siege operations
but which may also be due.to the reported loss of the siege
train on board Japanese transports. ??;??"
OYAMA REPORTED DROWNED
Although much interest is manifested in the foreign re
ports of the jloss of these guns and in the reports from the
same sources of the drowning of Commander-in-Chief
Oyama and his staff, the admiralty has no confirmation of
these rumors. 1 . • y r???y ;
QUEER REPORT DEPRESSES ROUBLES
LIAU-YANG, June 24.—1t is reported that Gens. Oku and
Kuroki have joined forces and are attacking from the direc
tion of Vafangow. There is talk of a serious engagement
shortly. It is also rumored that the Japanese forces, which
were recently advancing in this direction, have fallen back
on Feng Wang Cheng .
/• The state of tension existing may be illustrated by the fact
that the value of the rouble, fell mysteriously' at the Russo-
Chinese bank. At first this was thought 1 to be the effect of
the result of the battle of Vafangow, but it was discovered
that Chinese from Port Arthur had declared that the fortress
had been evacuated and that all of the troops had sailed off on
British vessels. The value of the rouble has now returned
to the normal. "
It is reported from Yin Kow that the Japanese are recruit
ing Chinese bandits and are paying them good wages.
AN ENOCH ARDEN
Returns Home After Long Ab
sence, Finds} Wife Married
and Doesn't interfere
MARION, Ind;? June Here is a story
of a modem Enoch Arden. Edward Lind
say formerly lived in Akron, Ohio, where
he was employed in a factory. - He was
honest, energetic, saved his money and
purchased property; In Akron. Thirteen
years ago he "Wrried a young woman,
who lived in a little town near Cleve
land, Ohio. The bride was taken to the
new home in Akron where she lived for
one year. A .child was born to Mr. and
Mrs. Lindsay, and it seemed that their
happiness was complete. ?
The panic of 1892 and 1893 caused the
factory in which he was employed to
close. Lindsay was unable to get em
ployment in Akron, and he went to Colum
bus, Ohio? In search of employment, but
without success. He wrote to his wife
often, the letters were filled with" ex
pressions of love for the wife and baby,
but he seemed to be discouraged and
almost out of funds, with no prospect of
employment. After three weeks the let
ters ceased to come. Mrs. Lindsay went
to Columbus in search of bier husband,
but failed to find him.' .She returned to
Akron, sold their property and came Ito
this city to join her parents, who had
removed here from Ohio. - .-.'*'-"'■
Falls In Love With Another
- -Stephen Applegate, (of this city, fell in
love with Mrs. Lindsay and *; asked her.
to be his wife. £ Mrs. Lindsay * explained
to him the mysterious disappearance of
her husband and told Applegate If he
would wait one year and no tidings were
received-she" would then marry him; This
was agreed to, and the -year passed with
out news of the missing husband. Apple
gate and Mrs. Lindsay were then mar
ried. ;."' '
Last fall, three years after -the mar
riage to Applegate? a strange^man called
at the Applegate home and; asked Mrs.
Applegate a number of questions, and
then said that he was her*husband, Ed
ward Lindsay. Mrs. Applegate recog
nized him and told him of ; her second
marriage, but offered to get:* a divorce
from her husband and again marry her
first love. Lindsay told her it. would be
unfair to herself, their child, her second
husband, and a child born as the result
of her second . union. - Lindsay told her
of weeks :of r weary, j walking \at Columbus
in search of emplpyiment, failure, dimin
ishing of funds, until he was without a
penny, desperation when he thought of
his wife and baby, temptation, robbery,
arrest, conviction, and sentence for ten
years under * an assumed name.
Attends First Husband's Funeral
■. Lindsay refused? ,to permit his wife to
leave her second husband 4, but told her he
had procured employment .in Hartford
City; that he woul«j keep her posted as
to where he was. .and after his death he
requested that she see that he was given
a proper burial. He -, also requested that
she get a divorce! .from him .on the ground
of desertion, and, not tell her husband and
their, daughter of his incarceration in
prison and reappearance.? . r
Mrs. Lindsay did as he requested, but
refused to live with; Applegate. An ap
plication for divorce was filed; the decree
was granted,f and since : that time Mrs.
Lindsay lias supported herself. . :
Recently Mrs. Lindsay went to Hartford
City to attend the funeral of her first
husband..- She is to be again married to
Applegate., as she declares the marriage to
him was illegal on account of her not hav
ing a divorce from Lindsay, who was liv
ing. y ■ . . ..y'Vy Vy ■- •' v" '' ' \
Bodies .pound:on the Slocum
NEW YORK, June 24.—The federal
grand 'jury will meet on Thursday next
to investigate 1 the-disaster to the
steamer General Slocum. Today the
water was pumped out of the wrecked
steamer and two bodies, very badly
burned, were found on the main deck
of the boat. . This made five-bodies in
all found during the day, bringing the
total of recovered j dead up to 912? of
which 824 have been identified; More
than $100,000 has been subscribed to
the relief fund.* _.y - .
The Battle Ground
Along the shallow ditches
O'er which, we slowly pass
In pensive "mood, what riches
" Of starryJ-fldwer and grass!
The mound? 4 all verdure-crested, :"
.Where little children play,
..? Is * where; the* cannon rested
On that remembered day.
' No angry scar uncovers y
Of all its**ttCient, scars;
* And Igriofani ~of -• wars. ■/?'•*.
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ElsewhereL^snai'hap, old embers -
- .. ? ' -• Still r burn., and ; wake 'regrets; . ." -
- Not here!' Foreman remembers,
But wise old earth forgets!
* • ., —New Orleans Times-Democrat.*
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- A Narrow Escape ?
"Is Judge Parker dn?''tasked the gentle
manly; stranger. ?tv ?? ;,y .
"I'll > see," y* said % the y servant. "Will
you "- '-.- "'-**?:* '■"* --":"--*". :-'■■ "
"No!" * shrieked the judge's. private sec
retary.- who providentially came , out into
'the hallway, at the moment. "I ; know him!
. He's a mind reader! *- Put him out!"— Ch
icago Tribune. --??".,'yy * •-?!?
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Men From the Country
"Yes," said the stranger, "I'm very fond
of,my countrymen." "y y' . «" :y ..--.■ v-:
"Ah! You're a patriot, ' eh?'.'.... y y
.- .■ "Not i "exactly.': y My;; specialty Is green
goods."Philadelphia Ledger?^ "
MAY GO TO COUNTRY
Premier Balfour Issues Signifi
LONDON, June 25.—Premier Balfour
has issued a significant whip to the
members of the government in the form
of a reply to a question asked in the
house of commons. ? • '
Sir John Leng asked the premier
whether, in view of the discontent re
garding the ... budget and the evident
dissatisfaction of % the constituencies,
the premier would not withdraw the
contentious measure and wind up the
business of the session in order to sub
mit the policy of the government, to
the country. : |
Premier Balfour, in reply, says that
he does not propose to take the course
suggested "unless the government in
curs such a defeat as to show that it
has lost the confidence of the house of
commons, or unless it ; shall fail to re
ceive from day to day the support
which is necessary to carry on the
business of parliament. In either of
these events the government will ask
to be relieved from its responsibilities."
The latter part of the reply excites
comment, as in view of the recent small
majorities in favor of the government
it is taken ,to mean that Mr. Balfour
will go to the country should the
government be defeated as the result
of the indifference of its supporters
during minor debates. ; .
SENTENCED FOR FRAUD
With a Fellow Prisoner He Collected
on Fraudulent -Vouchers
HONOLULU, June 24.—Jonas Qua
male, a member of the house of repre
sentatives, and E. H. Johnston, a law
yer, have been sentenced to imprison
ment for one year at hard labor for
conspiracy to defraud the territory
through the collection of fraudulent
vouchers for expenses incurred by the
house of representatives.
Nebraska Has Deadly Storm
M'COOK, Neb., June 24.—McCook to
night experienced the severest wind
storm in its history. The Baptist
church was wrecked^ the roof in fall
ing striking the parsonage, damaging
it badly. J. E. Kelley's livery barn was
partly destroyed and roofs of a num
ber of smaller buildings blown off. At
and near Arapahoe the storm was quite
as severe, hail and ' rain accompanying
the wind. Small buildings were blown
down and crops flattened. Windmills
by the score have been leveled. Nearly
two inches of rain fell and creeks are
out of their banks. \ William Brock,
son of a farmer, was struck by light
ning and instantly killed.
Not All Are Counts y
Nickelini is a Dago, isn't he?
-Dick—That's right! They are all alike,
to your thinking. But I can tell you that
all Italians who came to this country are
not counts. Some are bootblacks and some
sell bananas—are quite respectable, in
fact. —Boston Transcript.
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Is open to a limited number of people
in your vicinity.
If you are unemployed or if you have un
occupied time, write to us.
The work we offer is clean, dignified
and profitable. _
Particularly good results await your efforts
in this field.
Write to-day for full particulars.
. CIRCULATION DEPT.
W. J. Dyer & Bro.
21-23 West Fifth Street :-: ST. PAUL, MINN.
AT 105 HE RETURNS
TO IRELAND TO DIE
John O'Reilly Lands in the Old
Country After Absence of
LONDON, June After an ab
sence of sixty-eight years in the Unit
ed States,,an Irish centenarian named
John O'Reilly landed at Queenstown.
He is now hale and hearty, but he has
returned to die, when his time comes,
in the old country.
Born in 1799, his life spans~~three
centuries, and he has seen many
changes, not the least noteworthy be
ing the improvement in the means of
traveling. When he sailed from
Queenstown with his wife in 1836 the
passage was made in a sailing vessel,
which took fifty-nine days to reach
New York. During the passage there
were numerous deaths. - -
Loses Earnings in Failure
Landed at New York he settled down
to laboring I work at Forestville "and
Dunkirk," and afterward in -Pennsyl
vania, where he accumulated enough
to purchase 500 acres of land, which he
bought for $2,000 and sold for $4,000.
He gave $3,000 to a banker at Forest
ville for investment, and three days
later the banker failed and shot him
"If he had not done so," said O'Reilly,
"someone else would have shot him."
That was O'Reilly's first downfall in
America, and he lost all confidence in
American banking institutions there
after, and henceforward kept his dol
lars in his trunk with his wife and
himself keeping guard.
Wants to Be Buried With Kin
He had had little illness, and late
ly he resolved that while his vigor still
remained he would - recross the At
lantic, that he might be buried with
those of his own kith and kin, who are
numerous in West Cork...
As he joined the passengers on the
Lucania all eyes were turned upon
him. With his chin almost meeting
the point :of his nose and -his parch
ment looking face, he was truly a fig
ure rarely met with on an ocean liner,
y During the passage he had many
anxious inquiries after him, and his
reply to all was, "Slept fine; never
felt better." He indeed appeared to
have become rejuvenated"" and he trod
the Lucania's deck with all the elas
ticity of youth. ?: > A
Cause of the Trouble
.9 "Have you entirely recovered from your
recent long illness?" .? ..>
"Not yet." :>*. *
"What Is the trouble with you now?"
"The ,- doctor's bill."—Fliegende Blatter.
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MINCE PIES CAUSE
TWO DAMAGE SUITS
Farmer Sues an Old Neighbor
for Alleged Theft of Quarter
Piece of One
HANOVER, Pa., June 24.—Upon a
mince pie hinges a lawsuit just brought
by G. W. Hilterbrick, of Mount Pleasant
township, Adams county, against Ezra
W. Mehring, of Littletown. The prin
cipals in this merry war are well-to-do
farmers who have been neighbors for
years. ? *
Hilterbrick charges . that while Meh
ring was visiting at the Hilterbrick
home last winter he entered the kitchen,
where, "without the fear of God before
his eyes and at the Instigation of the
devil, he proceeded to take from the
stove and eat a large and juicy mince
pie" which Mrs. Hilterbrick had baked.
Whereupon* he prays for damages, in
carceration of the offender, and such
other relief as the jury and court might
At the hearing of the . suit before
Justice of the Peace Sneeringer to
day the entire countryside assembled
and Hilterbrick appeared as prosecutor.
He refuses to settle the- case unless
Mehring will pay heavy damages. He
much preferred, he said, that the de
fendant should go to prison.
It.was shown that Mehring had not
eaten a whole mince pie, as charged,
but only one-fourth cut of the choice
pastry. The intrisic value of the whole
pie, Hilterbrick admitted. was only
25 cents, but he considers that his dis
appointment in losing the cut warrants
him in demanding a large sum of money.
After hearing all the evidence in the
case Squire Sneeringer required Mehring
to furnish $300 bail pending a jury trial.
In addressing the witnesses Justice
Sneeringer said if it were possible to
know what merit there was in the pie
judgment could be more easily given. He
told of mince pies that made the stub
born weep and sent others to the grave,
and suggested that possibly the defend
ant already had his punishment. He
deprecated the fact that one-fourth cut
of a mince pie should disturb lifelong
relations between friends and create an
other war so near a battlefield that Is
already - sufficient history.
The case will be tried ln the Adams
Bean the a* The Kind You Hare Always Bang)*-!
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