Monday, October 29, 2007

A Brain Blow - Ouch!

Boston Daily Globe February 24 1891

Cock Fighting at Jamaica Plain

A cocking main between Dedham and Boston birds took place yesterday in a barn in Jamaica Plain. Two battles were fought. In the first fight both birds were brown reds and each weighed five pounds four ounces. The bout lasted 15 minutes, ending with the death of the Boston fowl. A good deal of cold cash changed hands on the result. The last battle was between a Boston brown red, weighing four pounds ten ounces, and a Dedham gray, weighing four pounds two ounces. This battle was $10 a side. The Dedham bird won by getting in a brain blow. Time, 4m, 10s.

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