The New York Times – January 24, 1899
CHICAGO, Ill., Jan. 23. – Hali Adali, the Turk, lost his match with “Farmer” Burns and Jack Rooney to-night. He was to have thrown them each twice in 90 minutes, but failed. He threw Rooney first in 30 minutes, then Burns in 8 minutes 28 seconds. Rooney again in 2 mintues 40 seconds, and Burns remained the limit. The Turk showed himself a first-class wrestler, and went at his work with good humor and fairness.