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Pages of History: July 1939

From the pages of the Del Norte Triplicate, July 1939.

Interest in the century-old mystery involving the treasure in gold bullion which went to “Davy Jones’ Locker” with the ill-fated Brother Jonathan when she floundered on Point St. George Reef in Civil War days is revived again with the announcement that a chest similar to that carried in the Brother Jonathan’s safe is soon to be on display here.

Naturally there is much argument over the authenticity of the chest and some skeptical citizens have offered the remark that it may be phony and only publicity for the forthcoming Fourth of July celebration.

The chest secret is being carefully guarded but information was leaked out that Bill McGilvary is keeping the ancient relic and its glittering treasure locked in his safe at the news stand. Too much concerning the facts in the matter cannot be stated here, but curious persons who want to know more about it should interview Bill and may learn something to their advantage.

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