The Elkhart Daily
Shelbyville, Ind., Dec. 26.--The next
time Daniel Oldham has a revelation
to make, his son, Martin, probably will
not deride it as a pipe dream. The
father, who is an old man, recently
asked the son to go with him and dig
up $750 in gold, which he said was
on the farm of Hugh McFadden in
Sugar Creek township, but the son
smiled significantly and intimated that
the story was a vagary.
Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana
December 26, 1907
Gold Was There and the Old Man
Knew What He Was Talking About.
The son went to Franklin later and
the old man persuaded the grandson Charles to accompany him.
was at home at the McFadden farm,
and Oldham asked the grandson to get
a shovel and follow him. He did as
requested, and they then went to the
north side of the house, under a tree
in the orchard. The boy was requested to dig in a certain spot to a depth
of two feet. He did so, when his shovel struck and old kettle. It was pulled
from the ground and a tin box taken
from it. When the box was opened it
was found to contain $750 in gold.