Jun 16, 1909 Quincy: Big Bulldog Attacks Boy

Richard McCormick's Arms and Legs Lacerated When He Jumped Fence

Quincy - Richard McCormick, aged 16, of 626 Vine street, was attacked by a bulldog yesterday morning and the teeth of the brute so badly lacerated his arm and leg that the services of a physician were needed to staunch the flow of blood and dress the wounds.

It appears that the boy had been sent to the home of Ed Kiggins, 627 Oak street, for the purpose of borrowing a rake, and approaching from the rear, umped over the fence, alighting almost upon the dog, which attacked him at once.  His screams and the fierce snarling of the dog brought assistance, but not before he had been injured.

Dr. Baker, who is attending the boy, says that the wounds are of a most serious nature.

Mr. Kiggins, who owned the dog, has notified the police that he has killed him, though the animal was safely tied in the yard at the time and menacing no one.

The Quincy Daily Whig, Quincy, IL, June 16, 1909, p. 4