"When you go to Tallahassee, give that to
the gentlemen at Lewis's Bank, and you'll get
the money to buy your mule and wagon," said
Cauthorne, handing the check to the astounded
negro. The poor fellow would hardly take it;
but Cauthorne explained and insisted, and
finally had his way. Then Jumas was over-
joyed. He did not say much, but his face
worked, and his eyes shone with excitement.
This was all that could be found out about
Cauthorne's trip to Wakulla.
The only statements Cauthorne ever made
were given to a detective whom he sent after
A long, unauthorized, and wholly fictitious
account of the exploration was sent by some
anonymous correspondent to a Western news-
paper of wide circulation ; but it created no
sensation, and was never contradicted.