The Pittsburg Press – July 5, 1907
Kansas City, July 5. – William D. Scoville, president of the Missouri Athletic Club, today received an acceptance from Charles B. Cochran, of London, England, of his offer of a purse of $10,000 for a match between Hackenschmidt and Gotch for the world’s wrestling championship. The winner to take 75 per cent and the loser 25. Hackenschmidt will arrive in this country February next.