Article image
Article image
This article displays in one automatically-generated column. View the full page to see article in its original form.

IS HE THE SIMON PURE?

(From Oub Own Correspondent.] CHRISTCHDRCH, September 2. A somewhat lively controversy has taken place in Christchurch concerning G. T. Sullivan, the alleged brother of J. L. Sullivan, the champion pugilist of America. Some doubts existed as to the bona fides of G.Sullivan, and he was interviewed by tha editor of a Christchurch paper. In that interview Sullivan was told that it was said that he was an ex-Catholic priest. To this he (Sullivan) replied: "May God Btrike me dead; may I never go out the door alive if I am." This sentence was thought to be somewhat unevangelical, and Sullivan has since denied that he used the words. On this point, however, he was contradicted by the editor and reporter who were present at the interview. A member of the Vivian Theatrical Company was also interviewed. He says ho knew Sullivan /n 18S4 when he was with Whistler, tbe wrestler. He then assumed the name of Arthur Clanpatt, and never said that he was Sullivan's brother. A good deal of doubt exists both as [to Sullivan's identity and also as to whether he is converted. He has been drawing immense audiences here.

This article text was automatically generated and may include errors. View the full page to see article in its original form.
Permanent link to this item

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/ESD18890902.2.20

Bibliographic details

IS HE THE SIMON PURE?, Issue 8001, 2 September 1889

Word Count
197

IS HE THE SIMON PURE? Issue 8001, 2 September 1889

  1. New formats

    Papers Past now contains more than just newspapers. Use these links to navigate to other kinds of materials.

  2. Hierarchy

    These links will always show you how deep you are in the collection. Click them to get a broader view of the items you're currently viewing.

  3. Search

    Enter names, places, or other keywords that you're curious about here. We'll look for them in the fulltext of millions of articles.

  4. Search

    Browsed to an interesting page? Click here to search within the item you're currently viewing, or start a new search.

  5. Search facets

    Use these buttons to limit your searches to particular dates, titles, and more.

  6. View selection

    Switch between images of the original document and text transcriptions and outlines you can cut and paste.

  7. Tools

    Print, save, zoom in and more.

  8. Explore

    If you'd rather just browse through documents, click here to find titles and issues from particular dates and geographic regions.

  9. Need more help?

    The "Help" link will show you different tips for each page on the site, so click here often as you explore the site.

Working