The Dewey Weekly Globe (Dewey, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 34, Ed. 1 Friday, August 2, 1912 Page: 3 of 5
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THE COCA-COLA CO., Atlanta, ca. •Tcaai
LOST TREASURES UNDER
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REASURE3 where the cows
find them; treasures which
the divers can see, but cannot
reach; treasures where only
superstitious fears stand In the
way of recovery—such Is the
state of affairs in and about
Great Britain proper, one of
the richest fields in the world
for the treasure-hunting ad-
The most ardent seeker of
these troves was King John. Most of his time
was spent in hunting buried treasures of other
centuries, assembling the gold and Jewels of
England and burying them again. Only those
groups of known value and of certain or nearly
certain location can be mentioned In this arUcle,
so numerous are they.
It was known that the King had knowledge,
gleaned from old documents, that the Romans,
during the time of their occupation, had great
Quantities of gold, silver, jewels and plate In a
fashionable resort In the north of England, and,
being cut off In the rear by an Invasion of Piets
and Scots, burled it in a vast trove near the old
Roman wall In Northumberland.
King John made extensive explorations and
found a large cache made at a later period, but
did not find the more Important store of wealth.
HeL removed his find to Hermitage Castle, and,
according to all accounts, the masonry 0f the
wall was opened from the outside and the treas-
ure hidden once sgaln.
Once since his day the true clue to the Roman
cache was found and lost again through the bru-
f. tallty and stupidity of some English county of-
ficials in Northumberland.
Two poor and ignorant farm laborers were
working In a field on the line of the old Roman
ruin one day and sat down, In the shade of a
heap of stones, for their lunch. Idly, they turned
gfk over a large stone, and In the bottom of the cavity
left they saw an enormously heavy chain.
Pushing away the dirt until they could get hold
of It, they drew it out. It was several feet in*
length and weighed enough to make a burden for
both of them. Seemingly It was brass, and they
left It till the next day, when they were working
with a cart. At evening they loaded It In the cart
and carried It home, leaving it agalnBt the wall of
the stable as a curious but useless find.
One Sunday when Idling with some neighbors
they fell to discussing the chain, and one of the
neighbors scraped It with a knife. He said It
looked and felt more like gold than braes and
was very soft. Taking a broken link to the mar-
ket when he next went, the elder of the two
finders submitted It to a Jeweler, who pronounced
It solid gold of a very fine quality.
The neighbor who had made the discovery of
the nature of the find thought he should have
half and be let In on the secret of the remainder.
This was refused, so he informed the authorities,
and the two peasants were arrested, spent s long
period In Jail, and, as s result of the ill treatment,
one of them went Insane.
The older had steadfastly refused to disclose
the spot where the chain was found, having taken
an oath when he was flogged In prison that he
would never tell any one. This was his method
of getting even and It proved very effective.
It Is curious Indeed that the termination of
the great treasure hunter and hlder’s career
should be marked by the Interment of wealth in
an amount as g.est, or greater, than that In-
volved In any of hls previous exploits.
In hls historic flight. King John’s party carried
with it not only an enormous treasure In the
store of gold that represented the royal funds,
but a cumbersome weight of treasures he had ac-
quired, and more valuable today than all the
others—the full regalls, crown Jewels, and In-
signia of the great orders of Which the King was
The British Museum and the various orders
would pay at least $25,000,000 for the recovery
of these, and yet It does not seem a difficult mat-
ter. Some Individual or syndicate with the proper
backing could easily look up the circumstances
as contained In the old records and make a con-
sistent, determined effort
The royal fugitive and retinue were riding In
haste around the dip of the Wash, and the ani-
mals on which the precious load was carried
mired so frequently In -the lowlands that it was
decided to cache the treasure.
The King and a few faithful noblemen superin-
tended the work, Impressing some peasants for
the labor. The records state distinctly that the
Interment took place precisely where the road
crosses the river to Lynn.
The old road ran where there Is now a morass
In spring and fall, baked dry in summdr. A few
yean ago, daring the drought season, some farm-
ers, sinking a well so as to water the cattle that
wert feeding on the marsh grass, struck an odd
erown of solid gold, but made no further excava-
By the time London heard of the find, the sea-
son had changed sod the spot was a swamp once
more. There Is no question In my mind, after
reading all accounts, that the treasure 1« there
and can be excavated with a steam shovel floated
► on a barge Into the mouth of the great Ouse.
In 1709. when England was at war with the
Netherlands. H. M. 8. Lutine sailed from Yar-
mouth for Cuxhaven. She sank off the Island of
VeielSnd, at the mouth of the Zuyder Zee. and
». only two of those aboard were rescued. 8he car-
ried gold and silver specie. It was later learned
that she was insured for $5,941,665.
The United Kingdom was literally girdled with
sunken treasure In the latter part of the six-
teenth century. Sir Francis Drake returned in
1580 from hls great Journey of exploration to
California, and he had an adequate idea of the
vast amount of gold which was being carried In
Spanish ships from Mexico and South America
to Spain. As & matter of fact, there was so
much of It In Spain that the possessors did not
know what to do with It, and the idea of the
great Armada may have been conceived as much
to find a glorious means of expending the royal
wealth and the wealth of the ambitious nobles as
to have a method of diverting the attention of
the poorer classes, who were very little better
off In spite of the flood of gold that had come
to the Peninsula.
However that may be, the great Armada is
usually considered a magnificent adventure which
was meant to crush the power of England at
sea and to humble the kingdom to a state of
practical vassalage to Spain, her bitter enemy.
The English ships were well-trimmed, meagerly
fitted Teasels for war—war and nothing else. The
Spanish ships had, In some cases, silken sails,
many splendid canopies on poop decks, gold-
mounted cannon, and even the lowest estimated
accounts say that from seventy to one hundred
millions In Spanish gold and sliver was the sum
total In treasures distributed among eighty great
How Sir Francis Drake and the British ad-
mirals and captains fell on the fleet and scat-
tered it, how In battle after battle It waa worsted,
Is a matter of history familiar to every one. The
bulk of the Armada, driven by a great storm, waa
hurried into the North Sea and, vainly endeavor-
ing to circle by the Orkneys and the Shetlands
and get back to the Bay of Biscay through the
Minchea, the North Channel, Irish Sea, and 8t
George’s Channel, waa wrecked In strange waters.
It Is Impossible in brief space to go into detail
concerning all of these rich sunken wrecks. Each
of them, that la known has Its more or less defi-
nite history and from some of thorn millions of
dollars’ worth of trappings and treasure were
recovered in the yean following soon after the
One of the 8panlsh Armada ships, the Floren-
ce, went ashore In the Sound of Mull In 1588.
She hed a vast treasure aboard, and when she
waa attacked by a band of 8cots her commander
blew her up. The Duke of Argyll spent a fortune
In the search. Hls ancestors have been hunting
since 1664, and to 1667 an announcement waa
made public that the old records showed that
there waa $20,000,000 in money on her, besides
the gold and silver plate. None of It has ever
been recovered, although tbs Argyll family have
the full information of where the wreck lies.
The Cavalier treasure of Msrston Moor Is an-
other famous cache. For centuries the villagers
near the historic field where the Roundheads and
Cavaliers contended have been thrown Into great
excitement by finds of gold-pieces and by the ar-
rival of parties of strangers who the villagers Im-
agine have come to look for the treasure.
The story of this trove Is that before the battle,
owing to the neceeslty of shifting headquarters
of the King’s government so often, the army
funds In four chests, each of which could be
transported en pannier between two large horses,
waa brought to the Cavalier camp. A sudden
descent of the Roundhead cavalry cut off the
treasure and Its guardian, who held out stubborn-
ly till dark, then burled the treasure hastily.
The Cavaliers retreated, expecting to receive
reinforcements and regain possession of the treas-
ure. but the battle of Msrston Moor followed.
The ground was torn up with hoofs, fire swept
part of the plain, and the marks were gone, so
It has remained undisturbed ever since. No, not
quite undisturbed—a village cow found it, but
she did not appreciate her advantages and could
not have told her master if she had.
It is a well-known fact that when certain forms
of stomach trouble affect cows, dogs and other
animals, they seek metal oxides, and will awallow
nails, rusty Iron, and bits of Jewelry. This par-
ticular cow was so troubled. Her grazing-ground
Included part of the general locality In which
the treasure Is known to lie. She was noticed
licking the rusty hinges of the pasture gates,
licking an old plowshare, and some weeks later
she gave evidences of being In great pain. The
wiseacres of the village were called in council
and decided that she had swallowed something
that disagreed with her, and, partly out of cu-
riosity and partly through desire to save the
beef by killing her before she died, the owner
had an end put to her misery and an autopsy
was held. Imagine the excitement when the
butchers opened the stomach and, amid nails, bits
of Iron, and copper, found a number of gold-pieoea
, of the Cavalier treasure and a small latch-lock of
the type of which there must have been several
on every one of the treasure chests. The soil
had been washed or had been plowed over the
treasure, and the cow had found It and absorbed
her mortal end. The wlsacres then told the own-
er that If he had but kept the cow alive till she
returned to the spot where she had found the
treasure he might have watched her and soon dis-
covered It. He worried over his folly till h#
grew so despondent that he hanged himself.
The square face of Gibraltar, made so familiar
in America by use In advertising, in reality fronts
the landward side. Between the Rock and the
mainland runs a flat sandy strip that la neither
British nor Spanish. Gibraltar has always been
s great haunt of smugglers, and the neutral atrip
has always been their greatest danger-ground.
In 18T0 the dangeroua Theron band desisted
from smuggling long enough to run some cargoes
of arms Into 9pain for the use of Don Carlos
and hls army. After securing some $450,000 they
set out to effect a retirement from Gibraltar, and
made their way to Jaen, where a wealthy mer-
chant waa known to have some $600,000, collected
In readiness for use In the Carlist cause. Under
pretext that they had lnatructlona to deliver a
shipload of munitions to him at Malaga, and dis-
playing the documentary evidences of their late
deal with Don Carlos, they persuaded the mer-
chant to accompany them on the road to Malaga.
When a fitting opportunity came they murdered
him. throw hls body Into a dry ravine, and with
their weight of wealth In gold and English notea
set out for Gibraltar. The body was found sooner
than they had expected, and they were pursued.
Some ten miles from the neutral ground they
were overtaken, and a running fight occurred. In
which Gssprey, one of the outlaws, was killed in
n most spectacular manner.
Four of the outlaws crouched among the rocks
and held the pursuers at bay, anxiously awaiting
Theron's return. But when the dawn came they
found that he had buried the treasure, turned the
mules lose, and was making hls way back to them
when a bullet had stretched him out dead on the
Seeing this, the four now tried to retreat to-
ward the Rock, one after the other, but they were
When It was found that there had been over a
million dollars In booty with the party, a careful
search was begun, but the drifting sand had
obliterated the necessary traces and It has never
The wind Is constantly carrying away the sand
on this zone, and the Gltanl and others who fre-
quent it keep a sharp eye out for the rusted cor
ner of a steel box. Some day the money will be
found; In fact, search with a magnetic Instru-
ment could disclose It today If some one on the
spot only thought of such a device.
Two Enough for Her.
He was a small boy with a dark,
eager faoe and he was waiting at the
end of the line of eight or ten per
sons for a chance to make his wants
known to the librarian. When bis
turn came he Inquired briefly: “Have
you got ‘Twenty Thousand Legs Un-
der the sea?”’
“No," responded the librarian a lit-
tle snapplly, for she was tired, “I’m
thankful to say I’ve only got two.
They’re not under the seal"
Mrs. Stranger—Can you tell me
who that stout man is over there? He
is the worst aoftsoaper I ever met.
Dowager—Yes. He Is my husband.
The Paxton Toilet Co. of Boston,
Mass., will send a large trial box of
Paxtlno Antiseptic, a delightful cleans-
ing and germicidal toilet preparation,
to any woman, free, upon request.
Stella—Has that summer resort any
Bella—Er—no, but it Is close to the
TEXT WAS NEW TO HEARERS
German's Struggle With the ‘English
Language Praiseworthy, but Some-
what Mirth Provoking.
Prince Henry of Reusa, who speaks
snperb English, laughed good-natured-
ly at a dinner in New York, over the
account of certain officers of the Ger-
“One of our chaplains," said the
prince, “had the hardihood to preach
In English at one of your Lutheran
chapels the other day. He astonished
his congregation by saying, as he
rose, that he would choose for hia text
“ ‘And he tore hls shirt*
"A quite audible snicker went round.
The chaplain noticed It flushed, and
repeated the text In a louder, slower,
more distinct and Impressive voice:
“ ’And he tore hls shirt'
flie chaplain noticed it flushed, and
the pastor rose and said:
"'Our good brother is quoting, of
course, the familiar words:
* 'And the door Is shut’"
"What's going on here?" demanded
a man as he came upon two little boys
battling in a vacant lot on the 8outh
side. The lad who was on top was
rubbing wapds over the face of the un-
“Stop It,” said the man, grabbing the
victor by the neck and pulling him
away. “What In the world are you
trying to do to hla face with those
“Do? Why, he swore in front of
some girls, and I rubbed Borne smart-
weed In hls eyes to become a great
man like Abraham Lincoln.’’—Pitts-
Job was s patient man, but he
never found the cat asleep on the
a piano just after he had varnished it
Many a girl strives to make a name
ter herself rather than attempt to
make a loaf of bread.
FOOL QUESTION ANSWERED.
Percy—If I were rich, my darling;
would you love me more than you do?
Virginia—I might not love you any
more, Percy, but I know I would look
forward to our wedding day with a
degree of Impatience that never seams
to possess me at present
Voice of Conscience.
▲ western Kentucky negro was In
Jell awaiting trial for stealing a calf.
Hls wife called to see him. On her
way out the Jailer, whose name was
Grady, hailed her.
“Mandy,” he Inquired, “have yon
got a lawyer for Jim?”
“No. sah," said hls wife. “Ef Jim
was guilty I’d git him a lawyer right
away; but he tells me he ain’t guilty,
and so, of co’se, I ain't aimin’ to hire
“Mr. Grady,” came a voice from the
cells above, “you tell dat nigger worn*
an down thar to git a lawyer—and git
a dam’ good one, too!”—Saturday Kvw
The Writer Who Dose Moot
That writer does the most who
gives hls reader tbs most knowledge
and takes from him the least time.—
C. C. Colton.
Old Michigan’s wonderful batter
Eats Toasties* *ds said, ooce a day*
For be knows they are healthful and wholesont
And furaizh him strength for the fmy.
His rivals have wondered and marvelled
To see him so much on the job,
Not knowing his strength and endurance
Is due to the com in TY COBB.
Written by J. F. WAGES,
M10 Washington St-TTwo Siren* Wl*
One of the 10 Jingles for which the Postnm Oo_
BntUa Creek, HIA, paid *1000.00 la May.
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