May 20, 1908 Belleville Man Was Attacked By A Bulldog

Belleville - John Brello, an Italian, was attacked by a bulldog while walking along the rock road on Tuesday evening and severely bitten about the shoulder and breast.  Other persons who were close by assisted Brello in routing the canine.

Belleville IL, was a lovely place for Children in 1908
There is no need for pit bulls
Belleville News Democrat, Belleville, IL, May 20, 1908, vol. 53, issue 120, p.4