FROM THE DAILY SOLIPHONE
APRIL 19, 1902
CITIZENS OF FINCH NEIGHBORHOOD DON'T UNDERSTAND IT.
John Pillows of Poland township is among the numerous visitors to town today and related to a Soliphone reporter a circumstance that has caused considerable speculation in his neighborhood.
The old home place of his father, Cleburne Pillows, was the scene of the strange incident. Since the first of January no one has lived on the place. The discovery was made recently that someone had excavated something that was burried on the place near the barn. The ground where the excavation was made resembled a new grave and an investigation showed that a vessel about the size of a ten gallon pot had been dug up. The earth around the place where the pot was concealed showed some kind of vessel had been hid away for years at a depth of about five feet under the ground. A stake had been set indicating where the treasure was burried.
There is much speculation in the neighborhood concerning the strange excavation, some being of the opinion that it was an old Indian treasure that had been concealed for many years, or it may have been treasures that were burried there during the war, but whatsoever it was, the opinion is pretty general that something of value was unearthed and spirited away. Transcribed by: Sandy Hardin
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