Vicious Bulldog Attacked Middleton Boy and Police Will Shoot Canine
Belvidere - Following an attack by a big bulldog on a boy named Middleton, about 8 years of age, a couple of policemen this forenoon scoured the neighborhood of Caswell street and East Second looking for the animal with the intention of shooting it. The animal was wary and for some time evaded the officers. The attack on the boy was said to be vicious, and his lip was badly split open by the animal's teeth before the lad could be rescued by his father, who was near.
Republic, May 05, 1909, p. 1