The Ouachita Telegraph
May 6, 1882
Some six week ago Mr. Thomas Taylor, a man well advanced in years, was
walking along the road from Mosely’s Bluff, in Union parish, to the home of
his son, a mile distant. Mr. Taylor was overtaken by a hound dog which
attacked him savagely, and bit the old gentleman on the hand and the arm.
The dog was pursued by the neighbors, and killed. Four weeks afterwards,
Mr. Taylor felt strange sensations, and in a few hours he became
unmanageable and had to be confined with ropes to the bed on which he lay.
Dr. Hines, a neighboring physician, was called in, and after examining the
condition of his patient, pronounced it a case of hydrophobia. Mr. Taylor
suffered all the horrors of hydrophobia from Monday until Friday, when death
came to relieve the old man’s terrible sufferings. Mr. Taylor was esteemed
by all who knew him.