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Boxers Surprised at Lack of Skill Shown by Squires
Jeffries Decides Not to
Re=enter Ring
By James J. Jeffries
"W yiCTORY rest* with the bet
's/ ter man of the tiro. I say
\u25a0 7, . this became Squires sbovred
a lack of rlns generalship by
Trading In without attempting to
eunrd himself. He did not have
a chance to set vrarxnea up before
be ttx« on the mat for the count.
The victory was not \u25a0 lucky one,
for Burn* «» waiting to put the
liaymnkfr over, and when he saw
his chance be* took advantage of
It. Burns la a yrium boxer and
never overlook* an opportunity.
He should be given «H credit for
winning. At that, Squires Is mot
a stiff, like many now believe.
Aa for me, I am still the retired
champion. I will not meet Burn*.
So long aa the belt remains In
America I am satisfied. Had
Squires won I wonld certainly
have re-entered the ring Just one*
more to defend 'my title.
Ten Round Bout Is
Declared a Draw
by Referee
Edwards Has a Lead,
But Murphy Comes
With a Rush
The ring "warmer. In which Johnny
Murphy and Frankle Edwards starred,
was called a draw by Referee Eddie
Hanlon at the end of the tenth round,
though Edwards seemed to have a lead
throughout. Murphy came with a rush
toward the finish, and on this showing
Hanlon gave him the best of the argru
Edwards displayed all his old time
•cleverness and won the crowd from the
; out»et by his true Jabbing:, fast foot
work and graceful blocking-. Murphy
started to wade In. but he was unable
to place a glove on his opponent for
five rounds. During the sixth he land
ed a few times, s.nd this seemed to give
him confidence, for he waded In till the
finish. 1 Edwards In the meantime kept
up his good work, and though he was
"hit a few times by Murphy his better
all around work stuck out conspicu
Edwards landed practically every
tellir.gr blow struck during th« bout.
Murphy- was as rugged and game as
eve', and though he received several In
the face that looked like the real sleep
produoir.^ sort he managed to weather
.the s'nrru, and was ever ready. to wade
•is ar.ri mix it. no matter how hot the
pare was.
.'Murphy's shoes could not be found
when time was called, so the lad \u25a0was
.for .I'd to go to work in his stocking
feft. Many were of the opinion that he
pr'^Vrred this sort of a makeup, but In
fVi'e fifth round, when his shoes arrived,
Johnny seemed very glad to don them
and gave a much better account of
himself from that time on.
After a fierce battle in a saloon at
3543 Eddy street early last night Ser
jeant John Morrlssey and Policeman
•O'Dowd captured John Mcßride, 1550
Eddy street, who had tried to hold up
the place. His attempt was frustrated
by a patron, who struck him a blow
from behind, knocking him down. Just
as he thrust a revolver into the face of
the bartender. Then the police came
and the robber was beaten so badly
that it was nece»sary to take him to
the central emergency hospital, where
his clothes were found to contain a
veritable arsenal. His pockets con
tained a hundred new cartridges, In
addition to the army revolver he had
used to enforce his demand for the
money In the till.
When he entered the place at 1543
Eddy street shortly after 9 o'clock Me-
Bride, who said he was a chef. In a
Fillmore street restaurant, walked up
to the bar, and. drawing his revolver,
ordered Peter Trelch, one of the own
ers of the place, who was serving a»
bar tender, to open the register. " "' :
'Tre got the drop on you," said Mc-
Bride "So hurry up."
On the Instant Douglas -Wilton of
1541 Eddy street, who was drinking
with Morris Legger. slipped up behind
the holdup man and landed a stiff blow
behind his ear. Mcßride staggered, and
Trelch Jumped over the bar and grap
pled with him, while Legger ran out
and called the police.
Morrissey and O'Dowd responded,
and arrived in the midst of the battle
between the foiled robber and the bar
tender and \u25a0Wilton, who were strug
gling to keep him from using his gun.
Morrissey shouted to tha man to sur
"I won't." he yelled back; "you will
have to take me."
Then the policemen sailed in, their
clubs working like trip hammers. Mc-
Bride stood up under a dozen blows,
but finally went down, blood flowing
from a wide wound on the head In
flicted by one of the clubs.
- "I guess Tve killed him," said the
police sergeant, as the man lay
sprawled unconscious on the floor. He
ordered O'Dowd to call an ambulance.
After Mcßride had been taken to one
of the wards his clothes were searched.
Every pocket was loaded with am
munition, the newness of which' showed
that he had probably -planned and
started out on an extensive campaign
of holdups.
When the surgeons had stitched up
his wounds Mcßride was taken to the
Bu* h street station, where his name
was entered on the detinue book with
a charge of attempted robbery and re
sisting arrest against It. 4
BERKELET. July 4.— -Professor John
Adams of London, a member, of the
summer school faculty, " surprised his
class In pedagogy a few days ago by
recommending that all. teachers, Includ
ing clergymen, emulate the devil's tac
tics in the matter of Inspiring- men to
habits which, when fixed, become char
acter. Dr. Adams later explained that
Involuntary thought, when cultivated,
will often result in good habits, and
this .habit of Involuntary /thought he
would have extended until right acting
becomes a matter of course.
Out in Jimmy Coffroth's lemon grove on Sickles avenue Boshter Bill Squires, the prize lemon of the twentieth century, was packed safely away yesterday, in the lemon box along
side Herr Placke, the Holland dill pickle, who was" converted into a lemon by Kid McCoy. Bill's introduction into Lemon villa was a gala occasion. Until Squires loomed up majes
tically on the lemon tree Jack Munroe was the ripest lemon in the lemon patch. But Bill makes Munroe look like a lime alongside of a grape fruit When T. Noah Bruso Burns*
horny fist collided with Boshter Bill's glass jaw the lemon market took an awful drop. So did Bill. -Then the lemon market began to fluctuate. Simply fluctuate. That's all. Then all
became quiet in Lemonville, for Lemonville ' now has the biggst lemon of them all. . * ; /
Tommy Bums-EasyYidoryShbws
American Boxers Have Class
Australian Fighter KnowsJ Nothing
of the Art of Ring Work
Jimmy Britt
Tommy Burns' easy victory over Bill Squires simply proves that Ameri;
can fighters are in a class by themselves. Squires is unquestionably the best
man in his country, but the Australian fighters of today are of a very ordinary
order. I knew the first time I saw Bill in action/at Shannon's gymnasium
that he had much to learn about the art of boxing as it is practiced in this
country. -In my sparring bouts with him L found, him to; be a good hitter
and willing to mix it, but that let him out. He was sadly deficient in blocking
and feinting, but with all his miserable showing yesterday in the ring' with
Burns I am convinced that Squires is as game a fellow as ever donned a glove.
Burns outclassed him a million miles, but it must be said for the Aus
tralian that in the few short minutes he was on his feet he at least showed
that he was willing to' fight. When Burns knocked him clean on'the* chin
with his right and sent Bill to the mat
the Australian did not wait until he
recovered from the blow before get-
ting to his feet. This was his first bad
mistake. He sprawled quickly to his
feet and excitedly rushed at Burns.
He caught Burns a left hand wallop
on the side of the head and rocked
him slightly. Burns was as cool as
the proverlal . cucumber. He steadied
Squires in the clinch and shoved him
away.' Bill shuffled forward with his
left and right balanced as If he was
going to swing a sledge. Burns feinted,
and as Squires came in Tommy caught
him another right hand wallop on the
chin and sent him to the floor again.
By this time Bill did not know whether
he was In a ring or a cradle.. He got
up gamely enough agtttn, ' and Burns,
still as frigid as an Iceberg, sent in a
well directed right to the chin and the
battle was over.
Squires. did not show in his gym work
that he could do otherwise 1 than he did
In the ring at Colma. He, Is a willing 1
enough fighter, but absolutely lacking
In knowledge- of the .game. He .has
little or no defense , and Is so built phys
lcally-tbat he tires rapidly. . I noticed
those things while training with him In
the gymnasium at Shannon's and .in
the several practice bouts I had with
him. I am convinced that If the bout
had by, any chance gone over four
rounds Squires would have all he could
do to keep. on his feet. _ : .
I made no secret of these. things and
spent most of the last ; few- days before
the battle 'advising my /friends to have
a bet on Burns. Personally Squires Is
as nice a gentleman: as I ever met . in
the fighting business./ He made a long
trip in good faith,-but I firmly. believe
that he thought that he would/have
little ; or no trouble \u25a0 in^disposing of ; all
the s heavy weights In* this /country/ as
he did In his own. He did not stop to
figure that the men he had, been beat-
Ing,, In Australia could .hardly^ compare
favorably with our third rate/ heavies.
So: much for Squires': good intentions;
Hereafter it should be made *- a i rule
that imported fighting; material should
be' first given a. thorough tryout before
being "boosted" to a point; where; s2s,-'
000 "worth \u25a0of "people' turn out -to" see
him tighv^sßaßggSEtKßßSaaßßni
The ; crowd that out: to the
fight showed what a wonderful hold the
game: has on 1 . the; public.' At;the ring
side I noticed some of the most prom-
Gartbonist' Ewer's Review of the Fiasco
Inent classes of our local life. All- that
was needed to make the Burns-Squires
fight go down In pugilistic 'annals as : a
gala event was a better or rather a
longer fight Burns, in the short spasm
of fighting he^indulged \ln, impressed
as being a cool, heady fighter .with
a terrific punch. He Is as shifty on; his
feet as a lightweight. and is quick with
both hands. 'The bestrthing I noticed
about him« is his: ability, to hold -him
self In check and /hit accurately when
he has his man on 'queer street..-. - •
OAKLAND, July 4— "Thanks, very
much." said a' holdup man,' shaking
hands with Mrs.' Alice McLaurin as ihe
left hercigar'stand it 121 Monte. Vista
avenue last night/ "If I have good luck
with your $20 I will return the little
loan in four days." . - L
Then he left,; before- the' astonished
woman recovered from/the fright: into
which hiSj big revolver, had .'thrown her.
, i Mrs. McLaurin was sitting in her lit
tle store ;last> night /when; the/ holdup
man : entered.? about : 9 :30 ; p'clock. . , ' /.* ; •
* -v'l 1 want \ a cigar," ' he} said, .- and '; prof
fered; a dlmo.Hv As. shefreached, out !^ her
hand to take the^monejr, the : man's other
hand swung around' from: his hip pocket
andy Mrs. McLaurin/? looked down/ Into
the -muzzle of a revolver^ ' ''\u25a0/]\u25a0 ' : '\u25a0..;\u25a0'
/' *No w, j you '? move , out S here," t" he • or
dered,- "and 1 * stand-up? against the wall.
Don't ;make ; a.move;a '.move; or; say ..a'; word , or
rilibe forced' to; shoot you, and: l'd fe
gretHo^doj.that."..-." \u25a0 ;;; •;\u25a0;\u25a0"• ': \z-i /' : .v.',:;;
\u25a0; After ;cowing^ his victim/-lnto ; silence
the. Man/ turned to/ the /register
and: took out alllthe money. $20 in alKi-
/,Then/ : he;; turned ; to Mrs." : McLauren
with his ' profuse; thanks. ? a I , warm' grasp
of - :i the : hand ' and ;the assurance' of ";. the
repayment: of the/ ; loan. Then', he dis
appeared.;/ \- V ;, '- :/' •f\-' , '.":/»//. • "\u25a0 . /, /'•\u25a0'. i •'* \u25a0/'\u25a0\u25a0
'•\u25a0 /AH; that Mrs. t McLauren can remem
berjof him ; is .that he .was ; tall,-j young. ;
good looking,- ;blue \ eyed:": anduexceed
ingly/ polite. : ;;Sh e^also^ recalls /that; he
.wore , aiblack/; hatTandt didn't jseem /to
mind the >: people, .'passing - while: he
robbed*, her. / :/v- / '# : . .--'—\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0
\u25a0How It Happened
in the Brief Round
of Fierce Fighting
Squires Is Knocked Down
- Three Times by His >•
'/.':." Opponent
Squires rushed after Burns at the
sound of • the gong. , Burns danced
around . the ring and ; kept away, from
his opponent. Squires landed a - light
right swing to the body and a, second
later Burns, put Squires to the mat
with, a .right cross. .
/\u25a0 Squires -was on his feet, Immediately
and' appeared, to : be*a bit. shaken up."
He attempted no defense .whatever, his
arms hanging loosely at his side. Burns
was ; watching .him eagerly and ap
parently looking for an opening," which
came soon. ; • ';<: . \u0084 .-
;The men tore into one; another at a
furious rate.' . Squires rushed In, throw
ing defensive tactics to the winds and
leaving his face and body open. Each
landed rights ~ and v lefts .to the body.
Burns .blocked several of his opponent's
swings I and-; sent ..in /some clean -blows
to the body, while the Australian made
no attempt to block ; any of • the Cana
dian's ; punches, relying • entirely on \ a
chance to shoot In a haymaker. ? \u25a0
The boxers ;went Into/clinch. : " Burns
put a light left ; to -Squires'; jaw and 1
Squires :kept*on 'boring |ln.;> .The Aus
tralian scored, a>illght- right to the
body. Squires triedia left hook to; the
jaw, ; but fell short. : Burns •' again put
Squires -, toV. the mat -with: a hard 'left
to , the 'body c and -followed this blow
with a right. .toi. the { jaw. . ; ;;\u25a0<--- '•>"'
Burns, seeing his man was In a bad
way, went? after/ him hammer ;; and
tonga.-.'HeTput a'hard'left.td' the body
and crossed ' a hard .right,! which i landed
fairly, on Squires' .temple.; The Austra-,
Han went to the;floor and rolled over.
Squires': eyes -closed -; and; took Jong a
glassy, look. His ?bralnj evidently :. was
clear, . for ; he ' strove desperately ; to .i re
gain-, his hen Time Keeper
George Hartlng : was / ; counting //eight
Squires ; made/a; last /effort to} rise; but
his "j muscles -would not ' respond : and khe
turned, over; on i his side. ' .1. \u25a0• -> >\u25a0*•. ."
i'::As soon as Burns was declared 'the
winner;; Squires'* seconds ] rushed > to % the
side ;of r their/ man ;; and {carried i him y r to
his corner. 1 ; ; Though; limp^when he was
picked „ up < the f Australian ': quickly £ re
vived * and walked -to his . dressing room
at the further ; end of t the ;'arena.'.' ;
/ BERKELEY, July/;' 4.~ Nance i % O'Neil
and; a{ company, of. professional; players
produced L.Vlngomar"iunder; the auspices
of*the|unlverslty,ion; the 'stagey of |the
Greekltheater-j tonight jbef ore \ a.'' : crowd
which] overflowed" the i spacious
Electrical landf scenic^ effects 1 ; especially
provided 2 for;;; the £ production";; added?, to
the /excellent limpresslbn : conveyed
Nance s O'Neirs^renditlon; of -the j role f of
\u25a0"Parthenia" ?; 1 n % t he /classic)* play^ / ? It
was^ Miss I O'Nell'R "% first / appearance/; In
the ? Greek r : theater." '* She received an
ovation " and .'scored' a' trlumph-
// PARIS. V July ; 4:— f American*; delegates
to 'A the L"! international S Masonic V* confer
ence; which * has 'Just 5 been ; concluded iat
Brussels ' have /brought- the^news ft to
Paris * that 'i the \ next v International s'con
gress: will ybe" held: In ,the ; ; United ; States?
,The|c6ns^ress held j five/years
later at' a 1 cltyJ tbjbe decided upon by tho
itwo'Amefican" jurisdictions. >. r ; ; v n;:.
Victor lust Now Meet Other Men
to Clinch Title of Champion
7 oreign Boxers Will Be Looked Upon
Hereafter With Suspicion
Battling Nelson
Everybody knows that there are plenty of lemons in America, but the
Australian lemons are the 'real ..prize winners. The sporting public of this
city knows this now. It has been slipped; to a great many here by Coffroth
during -the past few years, but the one that came all the way across the
ocean has proved to be the worst imaginable.
It was not enough to hand it ; to the fans of the second best fighting
city in , California, Los Angeles, but they were not "satisfied till they played
the same gamein the greatest fighting town in the state. When Jack Palmer
came over to fight Jack O'Brien in the south, the latter refused to take him
on,s knowing he was a lemon. Then the Britisher was sent against Jack
(Twin) Sullivan. In three rounds he was beaten to a fare ye well. It was
thought; that that event would have- been sufficient to satisfy the sporting
men : that • the foreigner? ' are 'not " fight
ers who can fight, but right on top of
the southern fiasco they, 1 bring? on
Squires," who proves to be the rankest
of the lot.
'\u25a0-01 late Tommy Burns has been pos
ing as -the heavy weight champion of
America.' _Now - that he has been de
clared': the -victor over : the Australian
lemohf . Bill .Squires, he will claim' the
heavy " weight championship 'of the
world. But he will never be entitled
to ' this . honor unless he • gets busy ; and
defeats | Hugo Kelly, and Mike Schreck."
If ; successful in defeating *; these r two
.menl he ' should 1 take on the only ; real
legitimate! candidate ; for the champion
ship' honors,' Jack ~ Johnson. *\u0084 If Burns
can defeat Johnson, the colored heavy
weight champion," he will be proclaimed
the undisputed heavy weight ; champion
of f. the world -beyond the question; of; a
doubt, now . that ' the only, real heavy
weight champion, Jamea J. Jeffries, has
retired..- .- 'Uy--'; - : \u25a0\u25a0_.. \u25a0"\u25a0/'\u25a0;\u25a0
Biir Squires entered the ring, yester
day j followed by ' his "staff of . assistants
and was greeted .with great : applause
by ; his .' many : countrymen' at "'the ' ring
side/ besides % the '. populace.
Tommy,' Burns j entered a ' • minute ( later,
followed \u0084by t - his £ staff 'of „ expert han
dlers.f and = waa f given : an ovation ' not
quite as flattering as Squires received,
as \ evidently, the • crowd -was "; better . ac
quainted ,wlthi Burns' past record than
It 'was with Squires. . '7-'/.~~'-
V. /After X five 1 minutes of posing ; for : the
cameras •' and \ the i, moving l l picture ; ma
chinery-the', men-were ' lntroduced.' Then
James ; J. \u25a0'' Jeff rles .was 'I Introduced, •' and
he i received ; a:, flattering; hand, after
which'! several /other "celebrities ;,were
presented. ".;.; -'Jeffries ; called the ) men- to
the \ center lof j the ' ring "and ' gave • them"
thelrj final; lnstructions, je Our old friend,
the ! champion r announcer, Billy Jordan.'
made; the . final announcement, winding
up with the familiar; cry. of "Let her
•;iX,The* men :' quickly., came ; to the " center
and sparred for, a", minute. : Squires was
first ;to ? lead^ and" missed."^ A; few sec
onda later Burns led and missed. Then
Burns I countered \ a'irlght ttq the" Jaw,
and / Squires - : went ; to , the ; mat i. on s his
haunches.' _\u25a0' He jwas k tup ,!n .an
taking » the , count ; of ! two. * HeJappeared
In^a l^ dazed ; condition?/ looking j around
, the ) ring! in 3 an > uncertain"; manner. THe
swung j his 5 risht yin \ the ! airj; and .;; fell
backward^on^hls/j haunches; again.' /*Ha
f waa iupjand 5 after." Burns - and ; countered
'one/; : good /punchy to ; the/ heart,
'seemed 'I for ;.aV second? to .take' some of
,the,sln S erTout^of Burns,: but the-lat
ter countered with his right hand ami
staggered his man.
Squires steadied himself, made
one more lunge at Burns, countering
on the Jaw. As he did Burns stepped
back, feinted with his left, countered
with his right, and as he did so "Bosh
ter Bill" . Squires .went head first Into
the mat as If he were taking a plunpe
Into the salt water. He rolled over on
his back and tried hard to get up.
showing his gameness and the tenacity
and courage of a bulldog, but without
As Squires lay on his back the crowd
could notice the swelling over hla
right Jeye. It was evident that It had
been swollen -to an enormous size.
/After, all has been said and done. It
Is -.really a. shame to think that Bill
Squires, heralded as the best heavy
welghtof Australia, and. in fact, as
one .of the best men sent over from
that country, should travel 6,000 mllss
to receive his In one round and lo*e
all claim to the /Australian champion
ship .and be knocked out In the first
-round, actual time 2 minutes and 8
/ .Well; although Burns Is proclaimed
the winner, it was evidentthat Squires
was the favorite with the crowd for
the. reason that In all the fighting he
did in Australia there was never a
finger, of suspicion pointed at any bout
he , ever j engaged ; in. '-' He was consid
ered t one of the squares t fighters the
world has ever produced— something
that /cannot' truthfully be said of
Burns, although he is a trreat fighter.
/There was one bad feature at tha'
Colma. arena, and that happened in the
preliminary., which proved the -. best
fighL Manager Coff roth was very neeli
gent lniallowlng a fighter to enter the
ring: short , of , fighting equipment. He
should not allow. this if he accepts ?20
$15 and ;?10- notes;* from the fair sex
for their seats at; a fight.-
M,i»^? U^ Wlse > rT Cofrroth to see
that- his fighters j are thoroughly clad
in 1 f uture . con tests, both/ for the welfare
Johnny, Murphy, one of the preliminary
boxers, entered the .ring , minus , his
shoes and^runks/ and should have been
ordered to 1. the dressing 'room/ to pre
pare^ properly* .for -the 'occasion." He
boxed four rounds . and . found , that : the
hot sun^beatlng on s the;canvas blistered
his feet, and ; between \ rounds had them
adjusted, it was noticeable that the
change ; was ? quite i - an/ Improvement by
the way he stepped around the ring. ' 1
Sqnires Will do Back
to Australian Borne
By Barney Reynolds
WE came here and backed
onrnelve* and received a
nqaare deal all around. We
K ot fair play from tJxe peo
plw of America, and we Trill Ki>
bacK. to. Australia .rrMh Wn« Trord%
for the wport.imanllke manner In
vrhlch T»e trere treated. We were
confident that Tre Trould po home
to onr people T»lth the champlon
uhlp of the world In our posses
sion. It I.* tmv rre came n lone
rray to set inondlr rrhlpped, but
we lost our money and.are satis
fied that the hest man won, and
have no excuse to offer. I am «tn
cerely aorry for the Americans
Trho lost their money on Squires.
We never Induced any of our
American friends to bet on our
man, though Tre bet ourselve* and
lost our. money. 1 1 am satisfied
that the Australian fighters have
deteriorated In the last 13 years.
The fighters of Australia have
enne back since the days of Jack
»on. Slavln and Oa«l«Ianl. We have
never bad a good maa since the
passing; of Jackson.
Bettors Afraid to
Risk Their Coin
On Battle
Squires Rules ia Fa
vorite But Money
Proves Scarce
Though the promoters of " the flght
and those interested In the selling of
pools on the event claim that it was
one of the largest betting propositions
known in this city in many a day, the
general public could not se.e this.
Whatever betting was done was at the
ringside, for up to midnight on Wed
nesday thousands of dollars of Squires
money had gone begging in the tsndar
The fears that the fight would tot b»
"on the level" kept many, a man from
making a wasjer. Hundreds of well
known sporting men and all anund
flprht fans who are In the habit of put
ting down a bet on every pugilistic
event of note were at the ringside
wearing a disgusted look. None was
willing to take a chance with his gtod
coin, all fearing that they wolald lcso
through the medium of a frameup.
The efforts of the promoters to boost
the betting by means of paid agents in
every part of the the city was a <*i3mal
failure. The public was quick .tt*
awaken to th* fact that it was beln?
touted. It Is estimated that this Httla
side play alone prevented the watering
of many thousands of dollars.
Then the shady reputation" which
Burns bears had a lot to do wtth pre
venting betting. His recent disgrace
ful frameup with Philadelphia Jack
O'Brien In Los Angeles was still fresh
In the mids of the sporting: public. Th©
very mention of the name of Burns was
enough to cause the fans to decide at
once to hold on to* their money.
Many were of the opinion all along
that Squires was carded to win. but
that Burns was very likely to give him
the double cross at the last moment.
"When the wise bettors began to figure
out this proposition they naturally
came to the conclusion that the only
thing. left for them was to keep off. no
matter what the inducements might be.
There was a lot of talk about a Loa
Angeles brigade about to put in its ap
pearance, laden with coin to bet on th»
Canadian. If these men came to town
yesterday they were either disguised
or broke, for nobody saw them, nor
was the color of their money visible.
Some few who had made up their
minds to bet- on the Australian at all
hazards , were doomed to disappoint
ment at the nonarival of the southern
bank rolls. "When the news was passed
around by the promoters that the men
from the Angel City would arrive In
flocks with heavy wads to bet on
Burns they made up their minds to
wait, naturally flgrurlng: that the prlc«
would be much better In such an event.
They are waiting yet.
"There was but .little more Burns
money in sight when the men entered
the ring than there had been two days
before, and everybody knows how
scarce it was then. The men who were
willing to bet on Squires, no matter
what happened. . we>e forced to taka*
whatever the Burns adherents offered
them, instead of getting something Ilk©
even money. All admitted that the
"bunk" had been passed out to them
and they were disgusted and disheart
ened and vowed and declared that
never again would they fall for.any
thing of the sort.
It was bad enough, they thought, to
make the mistake of placing a bet on
a. man like Squires, who had not yet
learned to hold up his hands, but to
think that they were forced to give
fancy odds for the privilege was too
Just before the battle the betting
was 10 to 7 and 10 to 3 in favor of the
Australian. .The. pool boys were busy
making the rounds of the crowd, but
their efforts to find takers met with
scant success. A few of the boosters
were ever ready with ' their coin, most
of them shouting ' for Squires money,
but as that game ha J been in force for
a couple of days everybody becams
wise and the ""live", money laid idle.
Sports Who . Coppered Naughton's
Tips Happy in Los Angeles^
LOS ANGELES, July 4.— Desplte> ; <fte .*"
fact that • there was a conslder&ble
quantity.of Squires money at odd* of
2 .'to.l on him. Burns was a gensral
favorite among the patrons of the fight
same In Lost Angeles, and the .sports
backed their judgment with their cash.
Asa result Los Angeles men mads a
killing on the" fight. One man Is knoTn
to have won $1,500,' another 11,300, and
there were rumerous $100 to $500 bets.
The surprise' is that there was so much
Squires moiey: here. Where It cams
from is n<?t; known, but so long as
friends of Burns could get 2 to 1 on the
flght they took it and took all of U th«y
could find./ Xaughton's tips are printed
here.l and heretofore bis judgment has
been considered " fairly good among »
certain class .. and this class backed
Squires. Now they are crying that the*
were; Jobbed, but they . have i loat UmJj »
money." "i i!

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