The Philadelphia Record – December 11, 1889
The wrestling match between Evan Lewis, “the Strangler,” and Jack Carkeek at the Standard Theatre was one of the best ever witnessed in this city. The men stripped at about equal weight, and the contest proved very even. For fifteen minutes each man did his utmost to gain a fall, but neither succeeded. Carkeek showed to splendid advantage in the early part of the bout, but Lewis forced matters all through the last half. Both men were badly blown at the finish. Catch-as-catch-can rules governed. Ernest Roeber was the referee.