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A contest of an exciting character has just taken place in California. A man xxanxed Alfred Ross backed hiixxself against a grizzly for 3000 dollars. Thousands of people assembled to witness the fight, a dollar a piece being charged for admission. Odds were freely laid on tlxe grizzly. The descx'iption of what ensued is quite romantic. Wrapping a shawl around his arm till it was swathed to the shoulder, Ross went into the crowd and asked a ypufig and pretty girl to tie it for him. She gladly did so, xxsixig her own handsome scarf for the pqrpose. Rqss, in return, took a diamond ring frorq his finger, and, “ bowing with exquisite gallantry,” presented it to his fair patroness Kissing his hand to her, the bold Ross drew his bowie, a terrible weapon, weighing four pounds and a half, and sharp as a razor, tightened his belt, and leaped into the arena. A muffled shriek of borrow rose from the crowd as they saw the grizzly rush at Ross. But Bruin was not in it. One quick upward blow, and tlxe bear’s uxxder jaw dropped, cut in two. One raox’e quick descending blow behind the shoulder, and Bruin rolled over with his heart cloven in twain. Amid a storm of “ Vivas,” Ross wiped his bloody bowie on the grizzly’s hide, and walked off without a scratch.

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FIGHT WITH A GRIZZLY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 101, 18 May 1880

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FIGHT WITH A GRIZZLY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 101, 18 May 1880

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