A Bear Hunt
Reformer -- On the
evening of 18 Jun 1901, Mr. Thomas Marsh was driving past the
Glenshee school house when he saw a strange animal. On going over to
see what it was, the animal skinned up a tree and snarled at him.
Marsh got a gun and returned
with two companions. None of them cared to climb the tree to capture
the animal alive, so it was decided to shoot it, which was done.
On inspecting the carcass it
proved to be that of a bear cub.
It seems the cub had been
sent from Manitoba to Wm. McKnight, Esq., a few days before and not
liking captivity the bear cub had escaped.
Mr. McKnight laid
information before Squire Murphy at Carholme, charging Marsh with
willfully killing the bear.
The case was tried at
Carholme on Saturday when his Worship decided that the killing was
not willful and dismissed the case.
County Crown Attorney Slaght
prosecuted and W. E. Tisdale defended.