Waukegan - "We, the jury, find the defendant guilty as charged and assess the damages at $50 and costs."
Such, in effect, was the verdict read in circuit court this morning in the damage suit against Kohl brothers' bulldog, Nero, charged with biting Clara Lauckner of Lake Zurich. Mr. Kohl smiled and Nero wagged his tail as if understanding that he was not to be put to death.
The suit was for $1,000 damages, and it was expected the dog would have to give up his life.
Grand forks Daily Herald (Grand Forks, ND) March 20, 1904, p. 1