Oct 08, 1897 Rochelle Large Bulldog Viciously Attacks Small Dog

A small dog belonging to Will Culver was attacked by Foley's large bull dog on the street this morning and the smaller animal was almost chewed to pieces before they could be parted.  There is a statute against keeping vicious animals, and this dog is noted for fights, and someone should see to it that the brute is shot.

Daily Register Gazette (Rockford, IL), October 8, 1897, p. 2