PARTY OF TURKEY HUNTERS TREED BY WOLVES

 

RECORD WRITTEN BY : TINA EASLEY

tina@grnco.net

http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ar/county/greene/

RESEARCHED FROM THE DAILY SOLIPHONE

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MONDAY , APRIL 23, 1909 - Front Page

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SEARCY , ARKANSAS

APRIL 23, 1909

A CALL FOR HELP FROM THE TALL TIMBER WHERE SOME TURKEY HUNTERS WERE TREED BY A PACK OF BLACK WOLVES WAS RECEIVED AT HIGGINSON OVER THE TELEPHONE WIRE WHICH HAD BEEN TAPPED BY ONE OF THE HUNTERS .

R.A. COOK , AN OFFICIAL OF THE INDEPENDENT COMPANY WHO HAD A TRANSMITTER AND RECEIVER WITH HIM , SUCH AS LINEMAN CARRY . HE HAD TAKEN IT WITH HIM TO BE ABLE TO TALK FROM THEIR CAMP . WHICH THEY PROPOSED TO LOCATE ALONG THE ROUTE OF THE TELEPHONE LINES

THE URGENT CALL WAS FOR SOME HEAVY AMMUNITION . WHEN THE SHELLS WERE SENT OUT BY A WELL ARMED PARTY THE TURKEY HUNTERS WERE FOUND AT THE SPOT DESCRIBED IN THE TREE TOPS , A LARGE PACK OF WOLVES HOLDIN - THEM CAPTIVES ACCORDING TO THE REPORT RECEIVED HERE AT SEARCY FROM HIGGINSON . THE WOLVES WERE DRIVEN OFF SOME BEING KILLED AND THE HUNTERS RESCUED.

THEIR SOLE COMMENT WAS FIRST THAT IT WAS LUCKY FOR THAT THE PHONE WIRES RAN THROUGH THE TREES IN WHICH THEY HAD TOOK REFUGE.