Bear in Little Valley-2

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Bear in Little Valley-2 - great the fairground fence, the fair polico...
great the fairground fence, the fair polico were gone, and disappeared. The town boiled out like a thumped beehive. It was only an hour before dark. One man got well on the with a shotgun before he discovered that he had no cartridges. Another man had a broken revolver. The tracks showed that Will Carr's air- dale dog was so close in the pursuit, pursuit, that his feet slid in the, in his effort to stop, when the turned and faced him- At last reports reports the airdale was missing. Nobody Nobody saw the bear again that Sunday morning, Will Newton organized the pursuit. Mr. Newton has been practising on foxes and white rabbits for years. Last fall he brought a handsome buck home the Adirondacks, and now he has bear. Mr. 'Newton, L. H. Frantz Nathaniel Shaw picked up the tracks in the snow where the bear went north, crossed the valley and we~nt up the ridge along Toad Hollow, tried to get into Mr. Bonhoff's hen house and failed, crossed Reuben Newton's orchard, c'"""°i1 the road east'of Five Points and went north into the Otto Swamp. He must traveled most of the night, as he not laid down until he got to Otto. Beaters drove him out of the and late Sunday afternoon, Mr. Newton, who was posted on a rise of ground, saw him coming up through c, hollow and shot him. His pelt, ornamented with head and claws, will make a rug- Bears are often killed in the of the proposed State Park, south the Allegany river, fifteen miles here, but Lafayette Mosher, former sheriff, says that it was 50 years that another bear came through here, this same way.

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  1. Times Herald,
  2. 14 Dec 1920, Tue,
  3. Page 6

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