The Observer and Free Lance – May 14, 1887

Evan Lewis, ‘The Strangler,’ and Jack Carkeek, formerly of Grass Valley, wrestled a catch-as-catch-can match for $1000 a-side at the Grand Opera House in Milwaukee, Wis., on the evening of March 3rd.  The match, while it lasted, was one of the most terrific on record, almost murderous at times, and resulted in the defeat of Carkeek, who was so badly injured internally, that he is probably forever disabled from wrestling, if not fatally hurt.


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