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[From Our Own Correspondent.] CHRISTCHURCH, September 5. Considerable excitement prevails here concerning G. T. Sullivan's claim to be brother of the champion boxer of America. On the other side it is said that he is Arthur Clampett, a companion of Whistler, the wrestler, and not Sullivan. He, in his capucity as a converted man, has drawn immense audiences here; he has received LSG for four weeks. To test his pretensions a meeting of the Ministers' Association was held to-day, but Sullivan did not attend. A deputation from the Association afterwards waited upon him, but it is said that their reception was not pleasant, and that threats were made by Sullivan. The matter will fully come out to-morrow at an adjourned meeting. There is a rumor here that Sullivan is identical with Arthur Clampett, of Waterford, Ireland. In a letter to the ' Press' this morning G. T. Sullivan gives some of his past history. He admits that he came to Australia with Boucicault, and that he was a companion of Whistler, the wrestler. He asserts, however, that when in Wellington he converted the chief reporter of the ' Evening Press,' who told him that his conversion was due to the interview he had had with Sullivan. The latter states that the day he left Wellington this reporter said that he could not rest till he found peace with God. Sullivan also recounts a number of his exploits, and says that in a drinking fray in London he was twice stabbed in the hand, and he knocked several men senseless in order to escape. He suspected the Christchurch reporters, and was not so communicative to them as to the Wellington reporter on the 1 Evening Press' whom he converted.

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THE CONVERTED PUGILIST., Evening Star, Issue 8004, 5 September 1889

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THE CONVERTED PUGILIST. Evening Star, Issue 8004, 5 September 1889