May 17, 2012

Escape of a Bear

On Thursday morning a black bear, belonging to Mr. Gorsuch, hairdresser, Parker-street, escaped from its place of detention, at Holmfield, producing great alarm in the neighbourhood of Aigburth.  He was pursued, and, as all attempts to capture him proved fruitless, he was shot to prevent him from committing mischief ; and his fat is now in process of being converted into "Genuine bear's grease."  (Leeds Intelligencer, February 11th, 1854)

1 comment:

  1. Why the " " around Genuine bear's grease? If they saw the bear, shot the bear, and converted the fat, there's really no doubt that the grease is genuine.