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TTirpiiEOBr uuuHui ui uiii Boxing Contest of Oakland Lads Ends Fatally for Morton Bertsch Morton Bertach 17 veare old living at 148 Harrison street Oaklsnd died on the way to the Emergency Hospital last evening from the effects of a blow he received while boxing with his chum Mil ford Bsrtholomew II years old living st 6841 Msrshall street The boy wss prono inced drsd on his arrival at the hospital and his broken hearted chum tearfully aa aertlng hla Innocence waa placed under arreet on a charge of manslaughter Bertsch wss a rivet I eater at the Alameda Union Iron Works and th Bartholomew boy Is a aiipAttera helper It waa heir hal It to don doxing gloves and box a few rounds when they returned from work ecli evening According to Bartholomew the two started bciing In hi bik ard last night snd In a short time began roughing It Bartholomew aald he struck Dertsch under the In knotk ing him down and rendering I lm unconscious When he could not be re vlved the smbulsnce was summoned Surgeons ut the t merzency It is pltsl said tl st Bertsch s neck wns broken by the blow Bsrtholomew wss released from Jail on an order from Judge Mortimer Smith The two bovs hsd been hums since they were s snd years old and hsd attended the Melrose Heights School together Bartholomew ssld Bertsch boy staved part of the at his houoe where the cni rled on their an ateur bouts for exeiclse Bsrtholomew Is a son of Mrs Net tie h Bartholomew HerUih was the son of William II Bertsch a on tractor

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  1. San Francisco Chronicle,
  2. 07 Feb 1918, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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