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Heavyweight Title
May Be Decided
Burns and O'Brien Are
Ready for Their
Both Men Will Appear as Models of
Physical Fitness When They
Climb Between the Ropes
This Evening
THEY'LL be off at Naud Junction
this pvenlng— Tommy Burns and
Jack O'Brien.
I.lke mettlesome thoroughbreds fret
ting and fuming for the bugle to call
them to thr post, so O'Hagan of Phila
delphia find BrusHo of Detroit are
waiting for the hour when James J.
Jeffries shall signal the time keeper.
The form people have been active for
weeks endeavoring to base Justifiable
predictions ns to who will win. Rut a
few hours more and the ring derby
nhall be n thing of the past. O'Brien
ha« been posted favorite at 10-6, with
Burns money threatening to force the
short-ender a notch higher. There Is
small proballlty, however, that Tommy
will enter the ring better than the odds
which prevailed last night, when no end
of O'Brien money appeared ready to
cover the Burns backing.
There Is something very unique re
garding the situation as It prevails
today. A majority of persons when
asked for an opinion predict that
O'Brien will meet his master this even-
Ing, but when It comes to a money
proposition O'Brien more than balances
the long green seesaw.
Throughout the country keen Inter
est Is manifest relative to this even
ing's combat and O'Brien is generally
picked as possessing too much class for
the aspiring Bump. San Francisco folks
"Tommy's showing against Dave
Barry little more than a year ago did
not gain much for him and we can't
figure him to have a look-in with
O'Brien, whose recent battles against
Fltzsimmons and Kaufmann showed his
It Is true that Burns required
twenty rounds to knock out the tough
Barry August 31. 1905. at San Francis
co. It also is true that Burns is not
the man who fought Dave in the earth
quake city. Any one who witnessed him
bother that bag at Long Beach Sunday
afternoon realizes this fact to be true.
Burns of today is not Burns of a year
There was no Utl atend
ing the wager made by Jack Twin
Sullivan at G. Greenewald's cigar stand
last night when the shifty middle
weight drew down a ticket calling for
$1600 should Jack O'Brien give Burns
his Thanksgiving dressing this even
"I think Jack has the class. " re
marked Twin.
"For how much?" put in Manager
O'Connor, who is handling Burns'
money along with his own.
"Well. I'd like to go a thousand or
so," said Jack, "if I can get something
Wthout waiting to give Twin an op
portunity of reflecting O'Connor drew
forth so much as $600 and offered to
gamble with the Twin. Sullivan asked
for a little better than 10-6, but O'Con
nor stood by the odds.
"All right," said the bald-headed boy,
and the pasteboards were issued.
.Sullivan has fought both O'Brien and
Burns and believes that the Quaker
will defeat Tommy. Naturally Jack
should respect O'Brien the more, a.s the
J'hllaa\e!phian holds a flfteerj-round
derision over him and probably had the
better of a six-round no decision af
fair at Philadelphia. Twin also fought
a draw with O'Brien at Dawson City.
With Hums, Sullivan secured a draw
at Tacoina, though accounts of the bat
tle favored Burns. The Twin later an
nexed a twenty-round decision over
Tommy in Los Angeles.
Sullivan Backs O'Brien
These battles of O'Brien-Sullivan and
Burns are not the worst "dope" In tho
world for those who are fond of grop
ing tlirougb pasi performances. It is
highly probable that Burns at tho pres
ent time would lie as good as a 10-7
favorite should lie meet Sullivan »t
oatofa weights, since meeting Jack a
year ago last October Tummy haH Im
proved wonderfully. Sullivan might
last twenty rounds with Tommy, but
there arc tlioHe who think not. Twin
may be considered m liable of going
twenty rounds with O'Brien, The tact,
however, inu^i not b,. overlooked that
O'Brien und Burns may be sxpected to
put up an altogether different Htyle of
battle than would any cither combina
tion of the three ringsters mentioned
Unparalleled Interest exists in Lob
Angeles this morning and when O'Brien
and his opponent climb through the
ropes tonight they will doubtless be
recipients of the greatest ovation ever
tendered boxers appearing In a local
ring. Picturesque will be the eeene at
the Naud Junction arena. ■ Practically
the entire house wss sold out by yes
terday noon, though belated ticket pur
chasers may yet secure choice places
of vantage. Indications point to a
record-breaking house and the nerve
tingling Interest which ha.» been
aroused should be productive of thrill
ing by-play among spectators.
Moving picture people developed the
films recorded Tuesday evening ami
claim that the camera venture will
prove perfectly successful. Reference
to tile films brings forward a question
that has been going the rounds since
Manager McCarey and the principals of
tonight's event decided to run the risk
of the pictorial issue.
Doubting Thomases Imve i i
an opinion thai neither opponent
imiwi.i endeavor i" end the buttle uitii
in a few rounds should be i» able, fur
tvui of detracting from ttim value. Ab
solutely nothing of the sort may be
anticipated, for both men have such a
blttei hatred for the other that Jolt
will be considered a good one if he gets
them together without some caustic
outbreaks. : • 'i
Tommy Burns flew Into something
of a rage yesterday when it was men
tioned to him that not a few were
of the opinion that he had some agree
ment with O'Brien whereby the fight
would be allowed to go for at least
I five rounds.
I -Now what do you think of thnt?"
said Tommy. "If I can get this fellov.'
in half a round you will see him lying
on the floor." Tommy spoke as he
was doing some shadow work in front
of the moving picture camera at Long
'Why. this is just why we are taking
pictures down here and at Venice.
Should the fight end quickly we will
have these ijictures of the training
work to show anyhow. You couldn't
make some people believe we were on
the square, no matter what we did."
As Burns performed for the camera
! ye? terday a great throng gathered to
! watch him and comment was universal
that the husky fellow had never ap
peared in such condition. Frank Mc-
Donald, his trainer, as shrewd a con
ditioner as ever prepared championship
timber, is confidence personified.
He said:
"Burns was never so fit in his life.
I know he is against the hardest man
in the ring today and one that may
punish him severely before the milling
is over, but at that I expect Tommy
to uin by the knockout route. I figure
he is too strong for O'Brien when it
comes to the infighting and with the
straight breaks allowed O'Brien should
get the worst of it."
Over at Venice Jack O'Brien also
skipped before the camera, doing his
turn In front of the bath house. To
look at the Phlladelphian one would
scarcely believe that there was a shad
ow of a doubt in his mind as to the
outcome. Naturally of an optimistic
temperament and willing to talk at
I any time Jack dealt lightly on tonight's
battle until asked to make a final
statement. He said:
"I can safely say that my training
was never done more conscientiously.
Barring a few slight abrasions I am In
grand condition. I am full of confi
dence in my powers as a boxer, my
long and hard-earned experience giv
; ing me a mastery of ring craft un
equaled by any heavyweight contesting
since the retirement of Jim Jeffries.
O'Brien Will Be Cautious
"1 do not underestimate my sturdy
opponent in any way and shall use
nil the solenpa and caution I possess
tv overcome his undoubted strength
and Kainiinss. That he has made some
real progress recently in the finer de
partments of the art Is evident, but it
Will only make me the more prudent.
"My training here at Venice has been
ranlcd on under the most favorable*
circumstances. The presence of my
dear mother and ulster has been cheer
ing and has given me many hours of
relaxation and pleasure, ho much need
id by an athlete in training.
"My diet has been well regulated and
my meals have never seemed so Bweet
at) during the past month at the 'Ship'
where with each morsel I have heare
• the Hunorouu voice uf Father Neptune
hurling himself against these California
I beaches,
"It lias been suggested that 1 may
have neglected my training becauM
of my utudleu. When will the sporting
public evir realise that a |.n>re»»lonal
athlete nitty possess the glimmering of
an hi< II
"It is quite untrue that a boxer must
of necessity be a mere physical batter
ing ram. cans Ideal*, sans ambitions,
sans soul and everything except a. pair
of swift hands, a couple of tricky feet
and a well battered pugilistic. dial.
■•If you tell me 1 have the In it three
factors developed abnormally 1 shall
not feel hurt. Hut 1 am burl when
you tell me that 1 have only the bump
of combatlveness and other sundry
bumps raised by the punches of my
enraged opponents. Still my head Is
what I will rely upon in my battle for
'Individual supremacy' tomorrow night.
I "If I should fall then I lie between
Scylla and the Charybdis, or to use
a vulgarism, between the devil and the
deep sea. I shall no longer be worthy
of notice in the heavyweight class and
I presume I shall have some difficulty
to find an opponent among the middle
Not the least striking features of
tonight's affair will be the array of
seconds attending each man.
In Burns' corner will be Frank Mc-
Donald, his trainer; Abe AttPll, feather
weight champion of the world, and
Professor Lewis of the Lewis school
of physical culture.
Each of three seconds is an adept
at the art, and especially in view of
the fact that they realize Burns' fall-
Ings »and strength to perfection. Mc-
Donald — "Mollie" as he Is known, ranks
probably as'the greatest trainer in the
pugilistic world today. His recent pil
oting of Joe Gans to victory added
greatly to his fame, though Frank has
conditioned many a top notcher for
ring affairs.
Abe Attell's craft is known to the
world and the little Yiddisher is quick
to realize the weakness of an op
ponent. He sincerely believes that
Burns Is to win this evening and has
a good sized bet down on Tommy's
Professor Lewis is an old timer at
th*> game and has worked with Burns
lnce Tommy trained In Los Angeles.
O'Brien has selected Jack "Twin"
Sullivan as his chief second, though
the Quaker is prone to follow his own
methods once he enters the ring.
"Twin," however, la one of the "owls"
and having fought Burns as well as
O'Brien, possesses a keen insight ns
to Tommy's style. "Twin" is receiving
congratulations— and other things
nowadays because of the lovely toupee
which decorates his some time bald
head. "Twin" has not decided wheth
er he will make his official hair debut
this evening. Listen to the gallery If
Jack carries his wig.
Both O'Brien and Burns complettvl
their training yesterday with antics
for the moving pictures,
Burns occupied a box at the Mason
theater last night with Frank Mc-
Donald. Between acts the heavy
weight became the cynoiure of all eyes
with his handsome face and powerful
"I expect to win ami win by the
knockout route," said Thomas.
"TOBi O'Brien may have It on m»
for severul rounds, and I won't say he
may not make me look foolish. That
Is what everybody nays. But if 1 in.i
thaW ;ii the end of ten rounds count
on mo to win. I have been after tins
fellow for months nnd months and now
that I have htm, certainly won't get
away without knowing that he haa
been introduced."
Dopesters Guessing
Whatever the OUtCOTOt of tin:- .-ven
lng's battle there will be many a "I
told you so" going the rounds tomor-'
row morning. Should Burns win, the
short enders will explain to perfec
tion why they placed their faith In
Tommy. In the event of O'Brien's
making Burns appear as an ape the
favorite backers will talk patronizing
ly of their wlzurd Insight and slldo
the "nix" money away as though it
vi r> ill gotten goods.
That O'Brien Is marvelously clever
and possesses knowledge of ring tac
tics second to none Is an undixputed
fact. That he Is superior to Burns to
far as science Is concerned appears to
go without saying. That his experi
ence fund Is greater than Tommy's Is
also true. Whether Burns can win
depends upon his ability to keep hit
eyes open before O'Brien's withering
play of gloVes.
That Tommy possesses the greatest
respect for O'Brleii's ring craft Is in.
stanoed in the following sentence
which described his six round battle
with Jack at Milwaukee, two years
ago. Said Thomas:
"After I went to my corner at the
find of the first round I asked my
seconds if the gallery boys had been
throwing- boxing gloves at me."
No one. realized the Philadelphian's
skill better than his opponent of this
evening and he is relying more upon
his strength and punching ability than
upon ring science.
O'Brien has been fighting for the
pant ten years and In that time has
met over one hundred nnd fifty men
between the popes. Has his frame lost
anil of Its stamina? This question will
be answered tonight beyond a doubt.
In Burns he Is to meet one of the hard
iesU boxers that over donned a glove
and should he succeed in putting a
quietus upon Tommy he will become
a pugilistic idol of the world.
The question whether Jack is the
man he was several years ago Is both
ering: many who are undecided as to
which way they shall lay their coin.
Burns on the other hand has been
coming to tire front with undenialilee
persistency and firmly believes that he
is to reach the zenith of his career to
night. Six years ago Burns fought his
first battle and since that time has met
forty-one opponents. It has not been
entirely easy going for Tommy, reverses
coming his way more than once.
Despite the fact that he defeated
Marvin Hart so decisively he did not
receive credit for doing anything won
derful. Marvin was something of a
dub, but his weight and supposed hit
ting powera were expected to prove the
undoing: of Tommy. He has shown
that he can withstand weight and this
evening he will endeavor to prove that
the most tantalizing boxer in the ring
cannot smother him.
Arrangements have been made for the
one preliminary between Kid Dalton
and Leonard Lauder to begin promptly
at 8:30 o'clock.
When the curtain raisers have con
cluded their scheduled ten-round bout
the films will open for a ten-minute
picture of the house.
Billy Delaney, manager of Al Kauf
mann, arrived in the city yesterday and
will send his protege Into the ring on
challenge bent. Jack "Twin" Sullivan
will also offer his defl.
Following are the articles of agree
ment under which Jack O'Brien and
Tommy Burns will battle this evening
at Naud Junction pavilion for the
heavyweight championship of the
"Articles of agreement entered into
by and between the "Pacific Athletic
club, party of the first part, and Jack
O'Brien and Tommy Burns, parties of
the second part, witnesseth:
"That in consideration of the sum of
twelve thousand dollars O12.000). to be
given by the party of the first part,
the partieß of the second part hereby
agree to box twenty rounds In the Pa
cific Athletic olub pavilion on the night
of the 29th of November. 1906, at 9:30
"That Jack O'Brien, one of the parties
of the second part, Is to receive a bonus
of 10 per cent of the suld purse of
$12,000, or 11200, the remaining $10,800
to be divided, 76 per cent to the winner
and 25 per cent to the loser, as the ref
eroe may decide.
"That straight Marquis of Queens
berry rule* are to govern the contest,
the men to protect themselves in the
"That the men are to break on the
order of the referee.
"That the party of the first part
shall post a forfeit of $2500 as a guar
antee of good faith. ;•"■,■ ,
"That each party of the second part
shall post a forfeit of $3500 for appear
ance) and fulfillment of these article!
of agreement.
"That the men are to wear flngerless
kid gloves Instead of bandages, same
to be put on In the ring.
"That the glove* to be used are to
bc of the weight of live ounces, reg
ulation In every - respect, box to be
sealed and seal broken In the ring.
"That the men are. to agree on the
choice of a referee by the 22d day of
November and If the parties of the sec
ond part have *ioc reached a satisfac
tory agreement by said date the selec
tion shall revert to the party of the
first part.
"That there shall lie three tnrie keep
ers, one for each party to this contract.
"That there shall be moving pictures
TOMMY BURNS Photo by Suski.
of this fight. The proceeds shall be
divided In three equal shares, one to
each party to this contract."
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By Associate d Press.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 27.— Gypsy
King, the favorite in the Beldame
handicap, got a bad ride and finished
next to last. Three favorites won.
First-Selling fiive furlongs— Gemmell
105, A. Brown, 6 to 1, won; Galveston
ian 112, Mclntyre, B0 to 1, second; Alta
Spa 105, Sandy 30 to 1, third. Time,
1:01 Marlon Rose, seven full, Pel
lgroso, Banlada, Weatherford, Korosl
lany, Fuirystreet, Bertie A. Sllvestro,
also ran.
Second race — Futurity course: Clan
destine 111, Hildebrand, 8 to G, won;
Timhurst 109, F. Wilson, 10 to 1,
second; Little Gregg, 111, Pet'tlg, 25 to
1, third. Time, 1:10 3-6. Distributor,
Dr. Sherman, Little Buttercup, Politic,
Hersu-in, Pickaftuy, also ran.
Third — One and sixteenth miles —
Morendo 110, Itobinson even, won; Dr.
Shorb 109, Mclntyre, 13 to 1, second;
Ray 109, Knapp, 25 to 1, third. Time,
1:48 3-5. Harbor, Cloche de' Or, By
ronerdale, Locwalt, Royal Red, Ker
mlt, also ran.
Fourth— Six and a half furlongs— The
Beldame handicap — Homaine 103, Mc
ilntyre, 11 to 2, won; Rubric 105, Sandy,
9 to 1, second; Martinmas IOC, R*msey,
5 to 1, third. Time, 1:20. Pontotoc,
Gypßy King, San Remo. also ran.
Fifth— One mile — Dutiful 110, Law
rence, 3 to 1, won; Llberto 107, Brus
sell, 20 to 1, second; W. B. Gates 107,
A. Brown, 12 to 1, third. Time 1:42 4-5.
Ihvader, Reeves, Jerusha, Lady Fash
ion, Prickles, Petit Due, Mai Lowury,
Xl Chlhualjua, also ran. •
Sixth— Six furlongs— Sir Edward 115,
Graham, 2 to t, won; St. Francis 10K,
Mclntyre, 9 to 2, second; Llsaro 10S,
Brussell, 5 to 2, third. Time, 1:13 2-u.
J. C. Clams and Sir Busnell, also ran.
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First race, futurity course, selling,
3-year-old fillies— 66, Avonalls. 107; 96,
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Southern Lady 11, 107; 9432, Pepper Pod,
107; 9317, Ramona 11, 107; 1)707, Queen
Alamo. 107; 9951, Get-Rich-Quick, 107;
i)? 83, Sicyou, 107; 58, Eadora, 112.
Second race, six furlongs, selling. 4
year-oldß and upward— lo4, St. Wlnnl
fride, 109; 60, St. Denis, 109; tiO, •Sheen.
104; 103, Peter J, 109; 103, Laura F M.
1(9; 103, Libervale, 109; 9964, Yellow
stone, 109; — -, Sharp Boy, 109; (9461),
Meada, 109; 88, Lucrece, 109; 109, Dr,
Rowel], 109; 90, *Miss Provo, 104.
Third race, five furlongs, purse, 2
year-olds—B4, Furze. 106; 92, Conio, 106;
(92). Canique, 111; 84, Azusa, 106; 92, St.
Elmwood, 109; 97. Fred Mulholland,
14; 92, F. Neugent, 106; 85, Gromobel,
14; , L. C. Ackerly, 106; 92, Roalta,
109; 92, Red Ball, 109; 74, Burning Bush,
Fourth race, one mile and a six
teenth, selling, 41year-olds and up
ward—9B, Watercure, 107; 100, Little
Joker, 107; 98, Iras, 107; 79, Bearskin,
107; 60, Trapsetter, 110; 107, Chablis, 107.
Fifth race, one mile, selling, 4-year
o!ds and upward— loo, Military Man,
104; 9893, »Ralph Young, 96; 104, 'Alice
Cary, 90: 104, •Prestige, 96; 75, 'Do
rado, 101: 8955, •Scdtch Thistle, 90; 107,
Duelist, 95; 80, Augle, 95.
Sixth race, six furlongs, purse, 3
year-olds and upward — 9231, Whisky
King, 112; 9543 TJelagoa, 109, 9569, Rey
del Mundo, 108; 96, I'm Joe, 108; 9996,
Dora I, 109; , Don Hamilton, 105; 95,
Baker, 112; 90, De Grammont, 109; 90,
Nabonassar, 112; 9518, Frolic, 108.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 27.— Bonnlngs
Seven furlong— Society Bud won;
Anna Smith, second; Chinchona, third.
Time, 1:30.
Six furlongs — Rabachoon „won; Pler
rott, second; Blue Bo,ok, ftjird. Time,
1:25 2-5.
Mile and a slxteenth-^G. L. M. won;
Onatus, second; Red Knight, third.
Time. 1:12 2-5.
Six furlongs— -Lady Karma won; Old
Colony, second; Mary Hall, third.
Time,' 1:16 2-5.
Mile and 40 yords — Luretta won;
Rather Royal, second; Delphle, third.
Time, 1:46.
Mile atid a quarter— Banker won;
Solon Shingle, second; Ormondes
Right, third. Time, 2:11. Cederstrome
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