Bull dog, Getting the Better of Smaller One, Is Killed
Rockford - A bull dog belonging to Ed Hartnett was stabbed to death yesterday morning at the corner of Avon and State streets, it is said, by a man owning a smaller dog which the bull dog had encountered. Seeing that the larger dog was getting the better of the smaller and threatened the latter. The man is said to have drawn his knife and stuck the dog in the throat, causing it to bleed to death soon after.
Morning Star, September 14, 1906, Rockford, IL, p. 2