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FAYETTE BRUIN CHASES CYCLIST Fayette. July 10 (8peclaU — Here's snother one. Bear stories have been popular on the Garden peninsula for some time, but this one is a real one and you don't have to accept the word of the writer, but ask members of Perthe William Clifton family of Fay ! ette. The only team neceasary to complete the story Is a picture which It was Impossible to get. ' Albert Clifton actually had a race with a bear on a bicycle. But if} credulous ones, we had bet-j tpr explain that It was Mr. Clifton who was on the wheel and not i the bear. He had been with the cows to the pasture and wan lels urp,y ^„„^5 on his wheel when Bruin appeared. A wire fence was between the two contestants. It was a handicap race for the wheel ! er since it was no concrete road on which he was traveling, but Just I ^ CQW tr||j] Th* l)ear waR rlg|)t at home and he won out. After rar | about a quarter of a mile, he j dR8hed through a fence, nnd cross 1 ed the trail over which the cyclist; riijjnK jURt a uttln ahead of j ; hJm The bpar and 1 I man. him. The bear disappeared the rider went on to the house to tell h<s story. | Only a short while ago. the same after turning out hla cows in I the ” morning, looked around and 1 cass was dragging | bear’s legs. Vlaltors coming through this dls trlct are on the alert, hoping tc see a real bear, but they seldom . see them. These sights are re served for local people. These bears should heed the warning and I look out, for hunting season is not far away »«» * bear by tho fenr. near th. I barn The row« <1 Hi not object but I treated him as a familiar object. Mr. Clifton walked to within forty feet of him and distinctly heard him grunting like a pig. Drake Raymond, another farmer living several miles away, reports that he saw a bear carrying off a calf. The victim was a lltle too large for him to csrry comfortably and the car- between the

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  1. The Escanaba Daily Press,
  2. 11 Jul 1929, Thu,
  3. Page 9

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