The National Police Gazette: New York – November 11, 1882
The proposed wrestling match for $2,000 and the catch-as-catch-can championship of America, between the famous Joe Acton, the English champion and Clarence Whistler, of Kansas, has not yet been arranged. Whistler agreed to give $100 to Acton to wrestle in New York, eight weeks from October 21, but Arthur Chambers, Acton’s backer, does not appear to like the proposition. Whistler, Pilkington and Cannon called at the POLICE GAZETTE office Oct. 25, and authorized us to state that Clarence Whistler will take $100 expenses and wrestle Joe Acton in Philadelphia, in any suitable Hall, according to Acton’s articles, in eight weeks from Saturday, October 21st, the $100 to be made good at the time of final deposit. Mr. Whistler solicits an early reply to this very accommodating proposition.