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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.

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

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

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