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HKND, ORUGON, FRIDAY, NOVKMHUIl 2, 1906.
KILLS OLD GRIZZLY
Shot after a Thrilling and
HAS LIVED VOR .MANY YEARS
Two Heud .Men Strike the 'I mil of (lie
i'nmou Ulil Hear niul Suicccd
In Killing lllm
The famous old grizzly 110 longer
liven Tim huge benr tlint for
years has fed on the imxmI tilings of
tin iipiwr Deschutes country, grown
fill uixl waxed .strong, lias hi last
met tin fate of soinuuy of hisbreth
ten. Hut handsome hide is in the
msst-asum of "Hill" Hrock and
"Jim Overturf, mid they are tell
iiik nn ititcttliiK story of the ex
utiug chase Mild slav in v of one ol
the fieriest mid inotil formidable
iltini tin o the forest
Mfii., Block mid Overturf in
oniHiiiy with Tom Sharp mid
1 1 u r r Cor belt hud been ndint;
a vmk or 10 day beur limiting
ulou the upier Iccltute. Last
WfeV Wednesday Sharp ami Cor
lieti returned to llcutl after' Corbctl
had shot u black bcur and Overturf
. brown one. Messrs Brock and
Ovrtlurf were to follow the next
tluv with the two hide and the
1 .imping wraphcrnulia. Thursday
morning wtxmt o o'clock as the)
wetc leisurely jogging uloutc. they
notice! the trucks of n very large
bear thnt crossed the ro.d about
two 111 lien above the source of Spring
mcr, as mi leu .south of Ivettd. The
tun vtslsjruns, Nip mi Tuck, were
in the wagon. The dogs were iin-nu-liatly
put on the trail. as the
tuck showwil very fresh The ineii
wete confident they were on the
tr.ul of lit big griiuly.
TV (Nmm Hf (
WbcH tracking bears, it is Hrock's
. distoHi to hold the dog in kash
until tho game i sif(hteI. thus hav
111K uutired dog when the rem"
chat begin. Iti thnt way they
followed the truck about nil hour.
Hrock holding the dogs, which
were pulling madly on the lead
strap, and Oveiturf following on
horseback and leadiiiK Hrock's
horse . Ah they advanced the tracks
grew still (rusher, which indicated
that thoy were gaining on the
,Kme. Inrst they would find where
the animal had stopped to eat the
mushrooms growing beside his
iwUi, 11 little later where he had
lingered to pick up another dainty
morsel, finally coming to where he
had robbed a nest of bees of their
summer's labor. The bee were
swarming around the nest, Ixiiling
mad, certain evidence that the bear
wot. only a short distance iu the
lead. They soon cuiue to it dense
hnish thicket, with only a uarr iw
path lending ihruuich it The dogs
now beenme wild in their eudeuvors
to break loose, nml it requited all of
HriKk's strength nnd attention to
hold them. Consequently he slipped
ihe leash, .shouted for "Jim" to
tear after litem, mid .sprung upon
Ins horse. Tho chase was now on
in dead earnest.
Tho Trull Orewi Warmer
It was impossible for the men to
keep iu sight of the dogs as thoy
crashed through the limber, nppar
eutly possessed with a raging, crazy
desire to overtake and destroy the
animal of which they were in pur
suit. The hunters followed as best
the could by the signs of the ex
citim- (linst tliov knew was uointl
on ahead of theiu. Once Overturf
lost the trail and was delayed sev
eral minutes. I'Mnully alter two
hours of hard riding and liavinu
covered obout 15 miles, Hrock, who
was iu the lead, ennic in sight of
Ihe grimly, which was lumbering
up the side of a mountain, savagely
.Billing the dogs. Incitement was
now at its highest and nerves were
ntlugle. Overturf 's horse w a s
played out and could not go farther,
while Hrock could not urge his
mount out of n walk, The bear,
loo, was tuckered and was walking
and scrambling up, the mountain
side, stopping iuhv and then to
fighi oir the dogs. A lie lunged
along, large rocks were sent rolling
down the mountain, kicked loose
by his mighty muscles.
Ilroek lloflni ririn.
Hrock now soon canui within
range and lcgau firing, the first
shot sinking the grizzly in the hip.
Angered by the pain of the- wound,
he made most savage and deter
mined efforts to reach the dogs,
which were always just out of
reach. Roaring his deep, rumbling
defiance, he would turn and lunge
at the dogs, striking now this way,
now that, tearing gicat holes iu the
ground by the sweep of his power
ful fore-arms. Hrock's second shot
lodged in the bear's shoulder,
whereiion the wounded and wor
ried animal, lighting heroically for
its life, turned nnd faced the hunt
ers, .Hill lighting off the dogs thnt
were Ixmtcii away only to return.
m1whs attacking on his Hank. This
gnve Hrock it better chance mid the
third shot crashed through the an
imal's skull and the fiht was
Hrock has told how it was his
living ambition to get this big
gnzzlv. and "Jim" now tells how
"Hill." when the chae was ended,
would yell at the top of his voice,
then grab his rifle and make the
wood resound with shot after shot
fired at random. Then there would
be more yelling, followed by more
shooting. And wc venture that
"Jim" was not far behind his com
panion 111 the .shouting and .shoot
ing The chase ended about noon
'Ihe men planned to get the wagon,
return to the scene of the fight nnd
brum the whole carcass to Heud
After gutting the wagon, they lost
their way. however, and laid out
all night, teaching the Iwar about
noon the next day Consequently
they skinned the animal and came
to town with the hide, where it
was proudly shown to a large
number of interested spectators last
A Famtut Old Ur.
Old settlers herealiouts tell how
this okl grizzly has crossed the
Deschutes for 18 years iu the viciu
ity ol Heud each spring and fall,
going. to and returning from his
feeding grounds His passing
could always be told by his htrxc
tracks and it has been the ambition
of many a hunter to get the big
animal. Once he was seen by
Rune West on an up-river meadow.
West had no gun vith him, but
took alter the animal tin horse
iwck Hirst he would chase the
bear and then the lienr would chase
him. He hoped iu this way to work
the animal to his much where lie
could get a rifle. The bear was too
wise, however, and West failed iu
After the chase, "Jim" measured
the animal's tracks. They measured
1 j inches long by eight wide. The
grizzly's fore legs were just eight
inches larger than Mr. Overturf
could encircle with his two hands,
or about a.( inches Around. He
stood ubout three feet high, and
weighed between l.oao or 1,100
Nip and Tuck, the two old dogs,
are becoming famous. Tho gruxly
makes 31 lxrars in Crook county
that have been killed with them on
the trail. When the dogs were
laken out of the wagon to put on
this last trail they were both lame
and soie footed, Tuck icfusing to
stand up. The fine pumice soil
had worked between their toes and
hod worn the flesh row. When
they got the scent from the tracks,
however, sore feet were entirely
forgotten and they were hot on the
The blown bear, killed by Mr.
Oveiturf, was followed 10 miles
one afternoon and was finally treed
and shot by moonlight.
Freighter Loses Morse.
James T. Rtcchad the misfortune
to lose a horse belonging to V. J.
Hiooks, nnd which he was driving
with his freighting team. Just as
he was leaving Shaniko with, n load
of freight, the horses got tangled in
the harness, one of them faying
and breaking a leg, which necessl
toted shootiug him. Piouecr.
WILL ENTER OREGON
Gould, Says That Is His
I;XTI:NSIONS TO HI? PUSHED
In nn Interview In nn Hnntcrn Paper,
(loulil Tells of Rnllroad Plans 'Hint
Will lleiicflt the West.
The expectation that Gould will
some day extend his railroads into
Oregon mid thnt nt no far distant
date, has recently been given strong
confirmation by Gould himself. The
Pittsburg Dispatch prints iu a late
number an interview with Gould,
iu which he makes statements that
are of much interest to the people
of Oregon, with special significance
to those of this section ol the state.
While in Pittsburg recently Mr
Gould was approached by a Dis
Mich rejorler and questioned as to
Ins intentions regarding improve
ments and extensions 011 his Hast
en) lines. He stated that there
would be no railroad building of
importance on his Hasten) lines, as
lie was too biiiy on extensions in
the West Mr. Gould said his en
ergies would lie expended iu ex
tending the Western Pacific to San
Francisco, and in building a new
Hue to tap Central Oregon. He
stated that satisfactory financial ar
rangements for these extension hud
Gould at present is extending the
Nevada & California from Made
line, Calif., toward Ivakeview, Or ,
and it is expected that he will
eventually push on to Portland. If
he does it will bring hs lines
through this section of the state
Another railroad possibility for
The Christian I'cilcrntlou Again..
The Christian Co-operative Fed
eration keeps bobbing to the front,
its latest act being the purchase of
two large ranches near Malheur
City. This is the company that is
endeavoring to buy the Corvnllis &
Hasleru, which rond it has prom
ised to extend across Oregon east
ward, with surveys through Hend.
The investment of much money in
Malheur county lends importance
to the statement that the federation
will build a road to tap its exten
sive holdings iu that county.
A dispatch to the Oregon Jour
Ontario. Oci. 19. The Christian Co
operutiu' federation has purcUael the
KutiMMii lleert. fiirin fur ,S ami Tolin
Mrl'lienMin's place for 571. on Willow
Creek, Mow Malheur City The two
plsevs lwe leii selected by the feder
ation fur rvMtrvoir itc: iu a Kiuanlie
initiation scheme which u Mid Hill cov
er all the land under the pruoed Mal
heur irrigation ntojeet liesittrs a at
tract 011 lower iIIom Creek that could
not have leen covered by the proposed
Coveriniieiit project. It is al stated
011 kmmI authority that the federation
haN soured the option 011 a laree traet
of land 111 this seittoii ami that jtiaus are
maturing for the davelomueiit f an im
mense area of arid laud lit tins county.
Much Wealth Iu Hood River Orchards.
P. I Tompkins recently re
turned from n trip to Hood Uivcr,
Portland and oilier points. He
innde it close investigation of Hood
River valley fruit laud and reports
that while the price seems high, it
is not so when the returns from
this laud are considered. He
talked with one man who was
picking his npples. He was har
vesting between 600 and 700 boxes
of Hen Davis apples to the acre out
of the poorest varieties on the
market and could clear a profit of
75 cents per box when all expenses
were paid. This left a prolit of
.oo to i.500 nu acre, uthcr
orchards, planted to the best varie
ties, produced much better returns,
It is a common thing in Hood
River valley to tnnke between $200
nnd 300 per acre on strawberries.
Mr. Tompkins reports that this
valley is being settled with a very
desirable class of people from the
Middle West, that it is covered
with rural telephone lines, has
rural mail deliveries, and all ranch
buildings show .1 prosperous np
While land is high, yet much of
it is changing hands.
LIKHS DESCHUTES SCENERY.
Photographer at Spokane Mas View of
Dillon Palls enlarged.
Several weeks ago, while on a
fishing trip H W Laken took two
or three kodak views ol Dillon
lulls. Recently he had the films
developed by a Spokane photogra
pher, who thought that he had
seldom seen anything so pretty as
Deschutes scenery. Writing to
Heud parties, Mr. I.akin says:,
"The photographer at Spokane
hnd a fit over one and has it en
larged and in the window and said
he had made a number of others
for his friends "
The upper Deschutes country is
consequently getting a little adver
tising from this picture iu the
window at Spokane. Scenery on
the Deschutes river is such that it
is certain to attract attention when
it is better known and more easily
accessible to travelers.
WHAT OTHERS THINK.
Convinced 1 hat the Upper Deschutes
Valley Heats the World.
Three men from Wilbur. Wash ,
were iu this section recently and
attended the Redmond fair. One
of them, Howard Spitting, is editor
of the Wilbur Register, and speak
ing of the Redmond fair, he savs:
"Only two years old In fact, there
was little laud under cultivation last
year there were exhibits of grain,
graces and vegetables that would do
credit to the oldest community of the
Northwent. There wa sweet corn as
fine, 011 stalks as large, as could tic pro
duced anywhere Iu exhibit by indi
viduals there lias never been anything at
the Wilbur fair that compared with one
or two there. While the country has
been represented to Ik- so frotv a to he
worthier for any thing but hardy vege
table, there we're watermelon, canta
loupes, tomatoes, etc of flue quality and
good sue, and the Wilbur party were
able to see where they grew, ami be con
vinced that they vvere not imports. If
cultivation has a, marked an effect on
the production of that country as it had
on the Mill and prMlucikms of the Illg
Heud, there is no guessing what can be
produced on Deschutes land in s few
year. On high, dry land, too high for
irrigation, there were tomato, jiotato
and Mitah vines till green ss iu mid
summer up to the J.th of September.
"After being watered, the toil invar
iably present the appearance of a rich
loam, such as is found 111 the Mississippi
alley states snd is certsiuly immensely
"The Kegi'ter msn msde a selection of
a second So-acre traet, Mr. Davies se
cured a fine So, sud Mr. Mousou declares
that he has come home to ell out, and go
Isick to the Desclmtekto stay. He hail
looked alwut over the country on the
way down there and had found au ideal
MHit in the Colville vnlloy where lie
thought to settie, luit when he saw the
Deteuutea lie decided at once that there
was nothing like it.
A Valuable Dor.
P. A. Keeue has a valuable dot-.
He takes particular interest iu Mr.
Keene's poultry of which he has
a fine lot. When the dog was six
mouths old a hawk swooped down
and captured one of Mr. Keene's
fine pullets, but he had hardly
touched the chicken until Huster
had Mr. Hawk 111 his mouth and
made a good hawk of him.
A few days ago an eagle came
sailing over the ranch and seeing
the nice fat hens below, his mouth
just nched for one of them. After
n few preliminary circles he dropped
like n rock and catching one of the
nicest hens started to rise with her.
Huster had been watching the eagle
and was near when he came down,
and was au element the eagle had
not taken into consideration. The
bird was about fhree or four feet iu
the air, when with n rush and a
jump Huster caught him on the fly.
There was a little scrimmage in
which the feathers and fur flew
pretty lively and Huster had Mr.
Hngle's hide on the fence. Mr.
Keene has refused $30 for his pttrp
and we think he is right. Hood
If you are losing your hair try a
bottle of Thorp's Herb Nourish
ment. It is guaranteed to stop
falling hair, remove dandruff, arid
produce a new growth of hair.
Kor sale by V. S. Nichol. 30tf
Signs of Improvements in
and Around Redmond.
HOUSES BUILT, LAND CLEARED
The Work of Alaklnz Homes Is Pro
gressing Rapidly In Western
Crook County Notes.
Kkiimond, Oct. 29. Wc understand
that II W. I'orwood, of Aberdeen, Wash
ington, is one of the latest purchasers of
ditch land couth of town and will occupy
the place at once.
On returning from Shaniko recently
wc noticed two new dwelling nearly
finished. One of these Is for Mr. Han
sen from Vancouver, the other for Mr.
Porter. Roth of thetc gentlemen are
already with tw.
We ltad the pleasure while iu Slianiko
of seeing the well drilling machine thf.t
ha been awaited so long. It is prob
ably on its way to Redmond now anil
the beginning of work is looked forward
Potato digging is now the order of the
day. We understand the yield is very fair
a also the other root crop. Mr. Booth
had a yield of six tons of stock beet
from a small patch.
The irrigation company is now mak
ing over the fair grounds and making nn
experiment farm of it. Wc understand
that Mr. Henehan has moved down from
the Row lee ranch and has charge of the
A. Uhrct, of Newberc, Oregon, is here
visiting his sou and their families.
I'. II. Woods is now wanting another
team of lwrse. Those big ones were
pretty good after all. There will lie
considerable market here for liorses
until crop time comes again.
We understand that Mrs IvItsoh and
daughter arc soon to lisne us for Dallas
Oity to spend the winter. We arc sorry
to loso them and shall miss them very
Wc are sorry to have
week tlte death of Mrs.
mother of Mrs. J. II.
passed away Saturday
to reeon) tllis
many friends of Mr,
McC.ufrle join iu
ami Mrs. J. II.
One of the most pleasant events of the
scamii so far was the combined business,
literary and social meeting of the Set
tlers' Association Saturday evening, not
to intuition the feed. We had a talk on
roads by Mr. McLaughlin, county road
commiksiouor, recitations by Mrs. l'inis
Woods and the Colonel, and then tlie
ladies parsed sandwiches and coffee,
cake, 1km n and pickle. That was one
case where the auxiliary was tl)C main
While in Ilend recently on Uulnpe-s
we spent several hours very pleasantly
with Mr. I.. D. Wiest iu talking ami
looking over his vegetable sud fruit
garden. We noted at the same time
improvements iu the building lh)e on
Mr. KowlWs place.
O. W. Moore of Clint- l'all moves this
week to Priueville to legin work at his
trade as oarpenter.
The many friend1 of Mr. Uude will
lie sorry to hear tliat site has lately re
ceived news of the death of her mother,
Mrs. G. It. Owens, of Ottumwu, Iowa.
J. 11. Hhrot now has his harness and
shoe shop running and is ready to sell
harnesses and collars.tugs and straps or
a whole harueas. lie also says he has 14
aoret. more of clearing done. We do
not know whether he means since this
tune Inst week or last year, but he has it
done anyway. K. 0. Park.
Tumai.0, Oct. 30, T. A. Jensen and
Arthur Hightoweroxi'ect to leave here
l'riday lor Washington points,
Mr. Dixon of Sisters, a former resi
dent of Myrtle Point, passed through
There is a great deal of complaint
being mode about people changing
county roads and not placing proper
guide boards. Such should be looked
after by the road supervisor.
Messrs. Gueriu and Ellis' of the Des
chutes Telephone Co. ,vvere in Tumalo
last week, They Informed us that a
telephoned! ne would soon 1 construct
cd 'from T-sidlsw out here with th
Turaa1o,postofflcc as a public pay station.
This is a ffreat improvement to the oouit
ttry auUA convenience to the farmer.
William I.ee, an old time Warm
Hpringilndian who helped subdue the
Snake (Uivcr and Payette Indians passed
grougli Tumalo Monday with his fam
ily enroute to Ilend.
A sudden rise in the Tumalo erect,
lid some damage to the C, S. I Co.'a
hendgatc last l'riday morning.
Charles Vitner delivered roo bushel
of seed oats to the Filot Butte Co. last
The Tumalo correspondent to the
I.aidlaw Chronicle seems to place Tum
alo as the (?) city. Will they please ex
plain when Tumalo was laid out iu
town lots' The I!ull"tln corrcsponden'
never has heard of it and lias been
awake every week, too.
THEY L1KR THE BULLETIN.
Words of Commendation Received by
The Bulletin is striving to give
the people of the upper Deschutes
valley a worthy paper a paper
that gives all the news that should
be chronicled and one that aids 1:1
no small way in the development of
the country's resources. We also
have an ambition to further all good
works and to stand firmly against
corruption and immorality. Con
sequently when we receive nn occa
sional word of commendation, it
leaves a certain sense of satisfaction.
It is The Bulletin's aim to pub
lish the best newspaper in Central
Oregon. Hence, we cannot resist
the temptation to toot our own horn
a trifle by quoting a few words of
praise received by this paper during
the last week or 10 days.
A Powell Buttcs rancher came in
to the office, subscribed for the pa
per, and said "I have been taking
the but everyone tells me
I would like The Bulletin better
Put me on your list."
A Tumalo lady, in renewing her
subscription, said: "I do not wish
to flatter you, but we are ver
much pleased with The Bulletin
and like it very much. When wc
came to this region we were sur
prised to find so good a paper pub
A Rosland lady renewed her sub
scription and remarked: "Of course
we like The Bulletin better than
any of the other papers."
A man from Redmond, who
on account of the business position
he occupies receives muny letters
from prospective settlers in this re
gion, said that he was frequently
asked which was tte best paper
published hereabouts. "I always
refer inquiries fpr the b,est paper to
The Bulletin," he said.
A correspondent, writing to The
Bulletin, commends it for its Stand
against graft and corruption in high
places, arid writes:
"We read your article regarding tlu
land framls-rthat they were just geuuiiu
thieving, and we uphold you. Let pev
pie know- that you western Crook counts
men stqitfl for a square deal in a!
Horse Breaks Its Leg.
A peculiar accident happened
last week to one of the stage horse-,
on the Bend-Prineville line, whet
about two miles from Bend. Tlu
horse shied at a piece of paper am'
by some means struck the neck
yoke or tongue with one of its front
feet, snapping the bones of the leg
at the aukle. The foot hung limp
supported only by the skin. Au
other horse was secured nud th
stage proceeded on its way.
The animal was brought to Bern'
ami the broken bone set. It is ar
paremly getting along all right.
May Sell Irrigation Works.
Judge Seneca Smith and Robert
Wilson of Portland, two of the priu
cipal owners of the Columbia South
ern Irrigating Company, were it
Laidlaw the latter part oflast week
It is rumored that the Columbia
Southern Company is on a deal to
dispose of all its ditch interests tc
the settlers upon its segregation
who desire to own, operate auc
maintain the ditches. The visit o-
judge Smith and Mr, Wilson to
Laullaw at this time is reported to
be in counection with the negotia
tions for the transfer of their interests.