How The Sentry Got A Bear, Daily Racing Form, 1918-10-29


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HOW THE SENTRY GOT A BEAR Since the breaking out of the war few public works have been guarded day and night with such keen eyes as the giant Soo locks at Sault St Marie in upper Michigan All prowlers of what ¬ ever nature are summarily halted and the nature of their business is minutely determined Conse ¬ quently when a dark form recently tried to run tho gauntlet at 230 oclock in the morning and shuffle past Private Edward M Ellis of Coinpany G tin intruder was immediately challenged As ho growled an ugly defiance that might have meant anything from indigestion to proGermanism tho guard decided to tako no chances in a situa ¬ tion that might develop into an international ili lemma so he drew a bead on the intruder and fired As the shot rang out a figure leaped high into the air and fell into the shadows The corp ¬ oral of the guard and other soldiers came rushing to the spot with rifles ready for action and asked what all of the rumpus was about aboutAw Aw nothin much drawled Ellis I was just havin a little target practice by night an I reckon I winged th prowler prowlerThe The intruder was found over in the shadows stone dead He proved to ltd a young black bear in excellent condition and tipped the scales at over 200 pounds Outers Recreation

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