Will Accommodate the Farmer

The New York Times – March 13, 1893

DECORAH, Iowa, March 12. – The Decorah Club yesterday received a telegram from Evan Lewis, “the Strangler,” to the effect that he would accept its offer of a one-thousand-dollar purse for a catch-as-catch-can wrestling match with “Farmer” Burns for $1,000 a side and the championship of the world.  The match is to take place within sixty days.

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