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McBRIDE SAW VIStONOF CELL WHEN WEINIG WAS
KNOCKED OUT ..
"Have I had any exciting mo
ments in the rings ?" repeated Ed
die McBride, the Buffalo referee
to my question. "Well, I should
say I have and then some.
"The. most exciting was for a
moment terrifying, and I had vis
ions of the prison for yours truly.
It was the nigfht 'that Dick
O'Brien of Lewiston, Me,, heat
Al Weinig, of Buffalo.
"O'Brien knocked out Weinig
and when the latter's head hit the
floor a two-inch plank was split.
I chased O'Brien out of the ring
and we worked over Weinig for
half an hour. It seemed ages to
me before he came to.. And his
first words were:
" 'Say McBride, if yoir ever ref- f
eree another fight that I am in,
don't stop it. I wasn't beaten
and I'd have knocked him out
"I felt better at that moment
than Weinig did, I know. The
men fought later and Weinig did
knock out O'Brien as he said he
"The nastiest' fight I ever ref
ereed was between Rube Ferns
and Mysterious Billy Smith, the
tougnest mortal that ever enter
ed a ring. Smith was exceptional
ly dirty that night and repeated
warnings for hitting in clinches,
having no effect. I disqualified
him, in, I think, the 23rd.
"Smith had deliberately leaned
over Fern's shoulder in that
lound and expectorated in my
face. There came near being-a