Wagered Their Hard-Earned Money on a Fake Wrestling Match.

Originally Published In The Cedar Rapids Weekly Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa), July 6, 1905, Page 7

Burlington, Iowa. July 3 – Burlington sports, who gave up about $2,000 in cash to the backers of Charles Olsen, who claims to be of Rock Island, as a result of Olsen's victory over Oscar Wasem of Alton. Ill., are awakened to the fact that possibly they have been the victims of a well known wrestler. What Olsen’s real name is can not real be ascertained, but he today admitted that he had thrown such men as Gotch and wrestled under different names with Farmer Burns.


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