Jan 29, 1906 Days after Pit Bulldogs Banned, Frat Boys' Bulldogs are Shot

Champaign - Bruiser, Jack Crill's popular and well known bulldog was badly shot today by an unknown person.  The dog received the full charge of someone's shotgun and may not recover.

This seems to be the first sign of the general attack upon bulldogs at the University of Illinois.  The council of administration have barred bull dogs from the campus and it is thought by many that Crill's dog may have been shot by the university police.  The action of the council came as the result of several recent exhibitions of viciousness on the part of the bulldogs.  Mrs. Laura Riley, a colored domestic at the Delta Upsilon house, is still in the hospital as the result of an attack by one of these dogs.  Dr. C. G. Hopkins was the victim of an attacky by one of these pets, while another dog was detected in the act of killing a pig on the university farm.

The students at Illinois are very much opposed to this action and declare they will have bulldogs.  Every fraternity house in town has a dog and many of the students.

The mysterious shooting of pedigreed bulldogs belonging to the Kappa Sigma and Alpha Tau Omega fraternities following the faculty edict prohibiting the pets from being taken on the  University of Illinois campus has created a big stir here.

Feeling runs high among the societies which were at first disposed to resign their pets peaceably, and they have called a meeting to adopt protective measures.  Detectives will be engaged to spy out the dog shooters.  Crill's dog is well known in Rockford.

Rockford Republic (Rockford, IL) January 29, 1906, p. 2