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THE ARTICLES OF AGREEMENTTHIS AGREEMENT, made and entered into this 11th day of August, A. D. 1906, by and between the Goldfield Athletic Club, party of the first part, and Joseph Gans and "Battling" Nelson, the parties of the second part, WITNESSETH: That for and in consideration of the sum of One Dollar ($1) to each of the parties in hand paid by the other parties, the receipt of which is hereby mutually and severally acknowledged, the parties hereto agree as follows:The first party agrees to give to the second party a purse of Thirty Thousand ($30,000) for a glove contest to a finish, to be held in the Town of Goldfield, County of Esmeralda, State of Nevada, September 3d, 1906, at the hour of three (3) o'clock p. m., said purse to be divided between the second parties upon the basis of Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000) to the said "Battling" Nelson and Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000) to the said Joseph Gans, win or lose, said Athletic Club, at its own expense, further agrees to provide a suitable arena, advertising matter, etc., for the proper and efficient handling of the patrons of said contest.Said second parties agree to accept the division of the purse as above, and to enter said contest with the club, and to do all things required of them by the State of Nevada, in regard to "glove contests," upon the following terms and conditions:FIRST Marquis of Queensbury rules to govern the contest; five (5) ounce gloves.SECOND Second parties are to weigh one hundred thirty-three (133) pounds, both parties to "weigh in" at 12 M., 1:30 and 3 o'clock P. M. on the day of the fight, and to weigh not more than one hundred thirty-three (133) pounds at any of the times above stated; the last "weighing in" to be at the arena; first two "weighings in" to be at convenient places designated by the club.THIRD Soft bandages allowed; referee to decide as to sufficiency.FOURTH Orders by referee to break to be given by word of mouth only.FIFTH After a fighter has knocked down his opponent, he must retire to his corner.SIXTH Each contestant has a right at any time during the contest to have a representative inspect the gloves or other apparatus used by his opponent, such inspection to be had only during the intervals of the call of "time," and in no wise to interfere with the proper handling of each contestant by his seconds.SEVENTH The referee shall be furnished by the club.EIGHTH The San Francisco Call to be official stakeholder.The first party and each of the second parties hereto agree, for the faithful performance of the covenants and conditions of this agreement to deposit in the John S. Cook & Co. Bank, in Goldfield, Nevada, the sum of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000) each; in case the first party causes a forfeiture, said