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jv u-i, ILLIONS of dollars' worth of
P ' treasure lio today whoro men of
too past centuries nave iobi or
burled It History teems with ac
counts of sacks of cities, caches
ir M' ii 0I lno 8t01cn treasure-troves con
tA WCtf cealed from Invaders, millions
S. & A hidden bv nlrates and buccanoers.
wonderful mines of gold or sllvor
found and then lost, and treasure
ships sunk In shallow waters.
Little of It has over been recovered; tho average
man prefers to work for a few dollars a week.
But tho history of the hundreds of treasures, Bomo
of them well known and rich In narrative, some of
them but vaguely chronicled, Is something of absorb
ing Interest to tho man with tho truo spirit or ad
venturo In his blood.
More gold and silver was produced from tho new
ly discovered Western Hemisphere by the early
Spanish and Portuguese adventurers than the world
had ever known In Its history. The Spanish Main
reeked with It The Indians, from Mexico to Peru,
had so much that they had no use for it Shipload
after shipload went to England, Spain and Portugal.
Pirates and privateers raided the ports and the gal
leons. Governors often cached the treasures of a
city to savo them from the raiders; bishops and
pricate hid the wonderful solid gold altarB, railings,
veasols, and so forth, to keep them safe. Often tho
governor was sluln or captured, perhaps removed,
and In many cases tho clorlcs suffered similar fates.
Hundreds of millions have been recovered, but tho
sums remaining unfound are so vast as to bo stag
gering. It Is of those unrecovered or only partially recov
ered that I write, giving all tho facts thnt 1 have been
able to find, hoping to start the seekers on to tho
quests. Some of It seems so easily recoverable that
one could go and almost lay one's hands on it;more
of it would require patient effort, digging, draining,
diving, Fearchlng; still other portions will be found
only by the purest chnnce, as tho clues are too vague.
There is ono astounding storo of gold the history
of which is so clear and delinlle, and tho obstacles
to recovery so slight, thnt I will stato Its claims first.
On the Cundlnamarca plateau in the Republic of
Colombia is a littlo pond a quarter ol a mile across.
In tho exact center of this pond superstitious Indians
dumped gold In fiber bags in such quantities that
on the bottom He hundreds of millions, perhaps
several billion dollars' worth One chief dropped
in 9,000 pounds In one duy to save the life of a
fclck daughter, and the votive process went on un
interruptedly for humlicds of years. It Is easy to
see how stupendous tho treasure must be and how
difficult to estimate acnnaloly
The bulk of the dollnltc lnlormntian concerning
the lake conies from tho journal of fray Pedro
Simon, a Jesuit missionary who dwelt among tho
Chibclia Indians nenr the-lako Tor many years and
witnessed the ono incident cited.
At tho tirao of the conquest tho Inko was called
Guatavltn, "Caretaker ol Lire" The Indians be
lieved thnt In the lakes and springs dwelt the sub
deities, and nil the tribes In northern South Amer
ica believed that in this wonderful little pool,
with Its clear cold spilngs and heaulitui shores,
dwelt tho deity, who had power to savo and heal.
Gold was to be found everywhere. Its sole use
Wib for decoration and religious or superstitious
Even today they still hide the secrets ol the
deposits, appearing in tho towns with little leaf
baskets, the bottoms of which aro covered with
gold, which they uro to buy all the print-cloths,
arms, food and baubles that make up their sim
ple needs; then the) go away to their huts in tho
mountains When the Spaniards first cume the
Indians laughed to llnd the white meu to eager
for what they deemed or m littlo value. Hut
when they saw tho white men killing ami tortur
ing their brothel s, wives and children they grew
silent .".l ever since have hidden all their knowl
edge of gold among themselves. An Indian who
leads the way to an Indian mine signb his own
Pi ay Pedro Simon's account or tho lake soys
that it was one or a chain, that it was so small
that two libei lopes could be stretched acioss it,
marking It into quartet .s. They crossed In tho
exact center Itnfts were moored onshore, and
tho Indians coming ttom nlur laden with gold
would heap it on. Iheso rails liu finer and skin
bags, use tho ropes to guide the raits to the cen
ter and then thiow in the gold, nn old and sacied
man ol the tribe 'or family reciting invocations to
tho spirit ot the hike.
What I have related has been common property
among men interested In trcasure-seekmg, and
parts ol the racts have been piinted both hi Amor
Ica qnd England, but this is tho lirslflino thut all
tho known facts have been given There is today
on the plateau a lake called Giintavila, but it does
not answer Fray Pedro S( moil's description.
Oil tho 15th of April, 1GI3, thore .set sail fioni
what is now Colon tho Spanish galleon Santa
Maria, commanded by a niaster-ut-anua called El
TIgro do Joasco, and bearing vice governor Her
nando Arojus y Alencou, with a considerable com.
pany of wounded and fevor-brokon Spanish sol
diers, a scattering of prlobts and same business
She was headed for Cadiz and Vigo. Her cargo
was nlmost entirely gold to the valuo of about
It wns not supposed thnt any ono aboard was
nwaro that thoro was anything extraordinarily
valuable aboard, except tho uinstor. Governor
Arojas, and two priests of tho ship's company.
Bomo ono organized a mutiny among tho return
ing soldiers and sailors and, while tho shin was
heavily armed to defend liersclf agulutJt pirates
or privateers, sho was very easily taken over by
her own crew somo time during tho first wcolc
Two boatloads of prisoners wero abandoned on
the sandy shore of tho pallsadoes off tho harbor
ot Kingston, Jamaica, but 121 Tigio do Joasco and
Governor Arojas were not among them, and
somowhoro in tho chinks or history thoir fato has
slipped through and been lost. '
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up by small boats and landed in Kingston, and a
Dutch privateer by the name ot Wai bington hur
ried in pursuit. The lecord or what transpired
duiing iho chase" and the fight Is not clear la
even too vague to bo pertinent, but a mouth later
Warbington balled Into what is now New York
harbor and reported that he had fought the Santa
Mnrta twice and been worsted, but had rollowed
her to iho Wludward Passage, as it is now known,
nnd north to tho islands now beaiing tho name
Fortune Islands, given them by reason of this
very happening
Heie tho ctew cached the treasure, as they
could not enter any important port and jjecount
for themselves and could not entpr a small port
nnd dispose of their hoaid. It Is positive that
In these islands the cache was made, because
when the Satita Marta reached Puerto el Piluclpo
shortly thereafter she was discharged. In tho
Fortune Ulands was the only place she could have
seut the treasuro ashore.
The governor of Puerto el Principe was about
to arrest the crew on suspicion or their having
committed piracy, when they put to sea, and later
the hulk, burned to the" water's edge, was lound
near Cape .Majsi. Tho men weie never heard ot,
but, as they were, quarreling and lighting among
themselves In Puerto el Principe, it Is logical to
suppose that there was a second mutiny with
much bloodshed, that tho ship was llred and that
those who did not jump into tho sea were burned
to death.
Two other galleons were robbed that same year
by mutinous ciews, but the treasures were palely
landed by the mutineers, one crow at Lisbon and
tho other nt Genoa. Theso must not be contused
with, tho Santa Marta affair,
The Foituno Islands aro quite Final I, ale In
habited almost solely by Bahama blacks, are al
most out of touch with tho world, though but four
daya' sail from New York and ono trom Nassau
or Havana Fiom (be charts it may bo seen that
there is but one spot where tho Santa Marta
could hare anchored to put ashore bo heavy a
caigo. and there ought to bo little difilcultyjn
locating tho cache on tho low-lying island So far
as I know, there has never bren any uttempt
mado nt recovery.
There nro many, many alluring sunken treaB
ures on both coasts Many of thepe aio so fa
miliar as to need but the merest mention.
I.ui ge sums an J great effort have been expend
ed to recover the millions in Cnllioiuia gold ot the
old Golden Gate, deliuitoiy located on tho Mox
Ican coast
Admiral Fiancis Diako's Mnrlgold carried tho
bulk of his spoils up to the time or her loss on
tho wosi coast near Piedrnncgrn.
In 1607 Admiral Uo P0111I3, with a combined
Meet of royal shipi and colonial piivatcots, at
tacked,, captured and backed Cartngona and de
parted in two sections, tho last ships being tho-treasuro-boaiors.
They wore Intel copted by tho
Kiigllbh and one was blown up by a shot Into her
magazino and sank in tho harbor; another went
ashore near by; and a third was beached on
Cisne Cay. To recover the treasure, location can
bo effected through 11 study or tho Uiltlsli ad
mil ally recoida, and at IcaBt ono or tho three
should lie in shallow water.
The so culled Captain Georgo B, Boynton, by
all odds tho greatest adventurer or modern times,
would hayo niado tho records or Urnko, Moigan
.nnd Bo Kuytor look pule nnd sickly had ho lived
In tho good old days. Until his death in Biooklyn
some months ago at an advanced ago, ho carrlod
tho knowledge ot o number of frensuro-trovos,
tho lichost of which 1b an unnamed galleon in a
Venezuela harbor
Beforo leaving tho subject of tho buccaneers,
another sunken treasuro should be cited. In 1U8U
a Captain Phlppa ot tho Biitlsh havy learned of
a sunken buccaneer vessol with a great treasuro
aboard on tho sboro or new the Tortugas and
was' sent by James II. o England to effect recov
ery. Ho found the treasure, removed only a part
of It, and then sailed away, owing to the approach
of two Spanish men-of-war. He was about to re
turn, when the revolution of 1GS8 broke out and
he was deterred. In the admiralty archives are
all details of this uncompleted task. What was
easy for Captain Phipps should be still easier
with modern methods.
For tho past twenty years Mexican antiquarians
have been expecting the announcement of tho
finding of a vast treasure in the Stato or Puebla.
The third royal Spanish viceroy alter Cortez suc
ceeded in torturing from the chiefs of a tribo in
Jalisco the secrets of the hiding-places of all or
the 'tribal store ol gold and sliver, and by great
efforts brought it to Tacuba, where it was con
cealed during a period' when the suzerainty of
New Spain was more or less uncertain. A dummy
treasure-train was organised and started tor Vera
Cruz, and the word went iorth that It carried the
treasure. Some weeks later tho real treasuro
train of one hundred and eighty mules set out
with only the usual small guard.
In somo way the word got abroad, and the train
was attacked by a mixed Torco or adventurers
and Indians nt a point within sight ot the white
tops of Popocatepetl and Ixtaccihuatl. The de
renders of the treasure succeeded in escaping
with tlie loss ot live mules and their burdens, but
while passing through a gorge on the routo or the
old trail, now followed more or less closely by the
Mexican railroad, the decided it was best to
cache the treasure
A cave in the gorge was chosen and threo bun
dled and twenty bags of gold and silver, con
taining several million dollars' worth, depending
on how much moro gold there was than silver,
were stored away, whlie the train proceeded to
Orizaba. Somo fifteen miles riom the site ot the
present town the satno band again attacked the
ttain and killed nearly all the guard. Since the
development of tho region in which tho cavo
must lio has begun, its discovery is ouly a matter
of time, and it might be eilected with compaiu
tlvo case There cannot bo many gorges, and
cave1 are not frequent The chances ror lindlng
the right ono nro lather strong It has never
been attempted.
No small "-pot on tho face ol the earth has been
to pioductive of treasure hunting adventure as
.Cocos Island off tho coast or Costa Itica
Tho wost coast pliate llonlta beforo bis death
insisted thnt bo had plarted more than two mil
lion dollars in gold, silver, jewels nnd pluto on
the Island, but his sppclile directions wero lost by
bin ignorant executioners.
A pnili ot Mosienu political refugees, several
of them ol tho tamous Itonw.io family or its con
nections, fleeing from tiio wrath of Santa Anna in
IS 18, planted under a stone arch on tho Islnnd
moro than one million dollars, tho revolutionary
fund with which they expected to gain conttol ot
tho government
The thiid treasuro is tho greatest and most Im
poitant. Thoro Is a littlo doubt no to whether it
is located on Cocos or Is In tho Gallapagos group,
off tho coast of Peru. Tho tradltlous all eay tho
latter place, but after a digest or all sources or
information I am convinced that Cocos is tho
Among tho smaller treasuros or which thr-ro Is
record It is well to mention tho seven largo can
non ililed with gold-pie -es by the pirate VUlazon
and burled on nn island ni tho very southernmost
part of tho Bay of Campenctiy; the reported cache
on tho top of tho omlnenco immediately north ot
the city of Santiago do Cuba, to bo ronched only
by n difficult trnll starting in noar Dos Osunlnos;
tho mysteilous nnd probably noii-oxistont Havana
municipal treasure, said to havo been assembled
at the time of tho English attack and concealed
within tho ramparts ot Morro Cnstlo so orfcctually
that It was never found again.
Despite tho Fact That Ohio Has Not
Accorded Equal Suffrago, 8lx Lad
let aro Among Those Nominated
by the Party for the Various State
Offices." Vigorous Campaign Will
be Waged this Fall. -
Queen of Dairy World.
Columbus. C. E. Ruthcnborg, edi
tor of tho Cleveland Socialist, will
head the Socialist state ticket this
fall. He was nominated for governor
on the third ballot by tho Socialist
state convention, In session at tho
Federation of Labor hall.
Albert Potwell of East Liverpool
was nominated for lieutenant gov
ernor. On the first ballot the following
vote was cast for candidates for the
nomination for governor: C. E. Ruth
nbergr, Cleveland, 32; Harry D.
Thomas, Cleveland, 24; Max Hayes,
Cleveland, 16; Georgo Storck, Lorain,
10; Thomas Clifford, Cleveland, 15;
Dr. D. R. Kinaoll, Columbus, 11; Ivan
Harris, Canal Dover, 4; William
Bessmor, Cleveland, 3.
On the second ballot all but the
four leaders wero eliminated. Ruth
enberg got 44, Hayes 19, Storck 23,
and Thomas 36.
On tho third ballot Hayes and
Storck were dropped, and Ruthen
borg defeated Thomas 65 to 60.
The names were placed In nomi
nation without speech making Sat
urday morning for candidates for
governor and other state offices. Rev.
Frederick Guy Strickland, chairman
of Saturday's session, would not per
mit speeches or even mention who
the candidates were as they were be
ing nominated.
Allen Cook of Canton; Scott Wil
kins, Socialist mayor of St. Marys;
William Patterson of Toledo and
Strickland of Dayton, nominated for
governor, declined.
Clash Over Women.
The names of six women were
placed In nomination notwithstand
ing the fact that women aro inel
igible to hold cilice in Ohio. They
were; For auditor of state, Josephine
Bates, Toledo; for state school com
missioner, Mrs. G. K. Storck of Lo
rain; Mrs. Mary Kuhn of Flndlay,
and Mrs. Anna Swan of Canton; for
clerk of supremo court, Miss Anna
Mintern, Columbus; for elector, Miss
Lotta Burke of Cincinnati.
Frank Prevey of Akron, whose
wito Ib a member of the state exe
cutive committee and a delegate to
the National Socialist convention ad
vised against tho nomination of the
women because, he said, tha secre
tary of stato would not permit their
names to go on tho ballot and tho
party finally would bo compelled to
name men to fill their places.
Provey's speech brought a reply
! from Miss Burk-, who called atten
tion to tho fact that a proposal to en
franchise women would soon go bo
foro the voters of Ohio, and who said
tho women might be entitled to hold
office beforo the next election. In
order to avoid complications, it is
likely that the women will not bo
Many For Congress.
Harry D. Thomas, constitutional
delegate, was placed in nomination
for congressman-at-large along with
James Henderson, president of tho
Columbus Federation of Labor; E. L.
Hitchens of Cincinnati, a prominent
labor union man; Bert Nichols of
Mansfield and Illlon E. Moore, consti
tutional delegate from Zanesville,
Moore's name was later withdrawn
when It was brought out that ho was
not nominated for constitutional del
egate by the Socialist party, but by
the Grangers' organization. He Is a
Socialist, however.
Fell Through Elevator Shaft Three
Stories Body V.'as Discov
ered by Clerk.
Columbus. After displaying a
most remarkablo vitality in tho
face of Injuries which included a
broken neck and internal Injuries of
a serious nature, Gwendolyn D. Rose,
aged nineteen, who fell three stories
through tho elevator shaft at tho
hardware storo ot Cussins & Fearn,
48-50 West Spring street. Her death
occurred In 19 hourB at tho Protestant
hospital, where sho was taken by tho
police ambulance Bhortly after Frank
Hott, shipping clerk, discovered the
body nt tho bottom of tho elevator
Banostlne Belle De Kol Holds Record
as Producer of Butter-Fat.
East Claridon. With a record
ot 1,058.34 pounds of butter-fat
produced in ono year, Banos
tlne Belle Do Kol, a five-year-old
Holstein-Frieslan cow owned by
Dan Dlmmlck & Bro., East Claridon,
Ohio, becomes the new "Queen of
the Dairy World." This wondorful
cow produced during the year
27,404.4 pounds of milk testing 3.86
per cent. fat. This means over nine
gallons of milk per day, or enough
to supply 36 families each with a
quart of milk dally. If made into but
ter, her fat production would equal
1,322,925 pounds ot butter, or over
threo and one-halt pounds per day
for 365 days. This Is all tho more
remarkable because it was made
without nor being dry at all before
freshening. No other cow in tho
world has ever produced such an
enormous amount of butter-fat in a
yearly test and only one other has
over exceeded Banostlne's milk rec
ord. Tho official records of Banostlne
Belle De Kol are as follows: ''J
Length of
Record Milk. But-fat. But-fat.
Days. Lbs. Pet Lbs.
7 672.5 3.67 24,697
30 2,828.0 3.50 98,987
60 5,505.0 3.53 194,053
90 7,856.8 3.61 283,543
7 492.1 4.31 21,195
365 27,404.4 3.86 1.058.34
This seven-day record was riiado
eight months after freshening. Ban
ostlne Bollo Do Kol was bred, reared
and developed by Dlmmlck & Bro.,
at Maplocrest Farm. She is a
strong, vigorous cow of wonderful
capacity and will weigh in the neigh
borhood of 1,600 pounds. She is the
daughter of Banostlne Belle, who
was a grand-daughter of Euphrasia
A, one of the greatest foundation
cows tho breed has over-produced,
and who was brought to Geauga coun
ty about 30 years ago. The sire of
Banostlne Belle Do Kol is Friend
Hengerveld De Kol Butter Boy, all
of whose A. O. It. daughters have
records of 20 pounds or more. Friend
Heugetveld De Kol Butter Boy is a
son ot De Kol'S's Butter Boy 3rd, and
is showing himself to be the greatest
son of that great sire.
During the time that Banostino
Belle De Kol was in test she re
ceived nearly, if not all the time,
more or less ensilage and alfalfa.
When available sho received roots
and a mixed grain ration the foun
dation of which was bran and oats.
Tho heavier feeds were varied fre
quently according to the condition of
the cow and that which seemed best
at ono time did not soem best at
other times. She was also fed some
dried beet pulp, especially when
fresh roots wero not available. Her
grain ration from tho first was grad
ually Increased to 25 pounds, or a
little more, but later reduced to as
low as nine pounds per day. As near
as can bo estimated, the average
amount of grain fed was 12 or 14
pounds daily. She also received,
when it was available, green corn
with the stalks and also greon clovor
and any other green feed that might
be available. Including feed from tho
pasture. Banostlne Bello De Kol
has given birth to threo calves, this
record having been made after the
birth of tho third calf. All of her
calves to date havo been heifer
Dlmmlck & Bro havo in their herd
two other cows, stable mates of Ban
ostlne Bello De Kol, all daughters ot
tho same sire, that havo made excel
lent records. Daisy Graco Do Kol
holds the world's junior four-year-
old record ot 962,795 pounds ot fat
and 21,718.3 pounds of milk pro
duced In 365 days. High-Lawn Do
Kol has a yearly record of 998,340
pounds of fat and 25,592.5 pounds of
milk. Theso three Hol3toin cows
havo produced a larger amount of
butter-fat in ono year than any other
three cows the world has ever pro
duced, their wverago production ot
fat being 1,006.49 pounds, which is
equal to 1,258.11 pounds ot butter 80
per cent. fat.
These test were made under tho
careful supervision of tBo dairy de
partment of tho Ohio Stato Univer
sity. The cows wore tested by nine
different persons and wero watched
at times day and night, so that the
records aro fully verified.
Canton. A hundred women, anneJ
with clubs joined male strikers avO
i went to the rescue of Mr3. J. 42om- i
1 bouni. when special officers arrestou!
i her on a charge of being an agita
tor in the Metropolitan Bank com
pany's strlko. A riot folrlowed, in
which tho officers opened fire. Tho
inob returned tho flro and wounded
a Cleveland private detective. Tho
officers put Mrs. Gcmbonnl into an
automobile and escaped to the city
prison. Local police made 31 arrests.
John Fitzgerald Takes a .French
Leave From Infirmary.
Columbsu John Fitzgerald, who
was recently jointly Indicted with
George Rowo for forgery, escaped
from tho county Infirmary and could
not bo found ror arraignment in crimi
nal court. Fitzgerald suffered from
typhoid fever while at the county jail
and was transferred to tho Infirmary
-vhero he might receive constant
treatraont. He seems, to have con
valesced rapidly.
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