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MORE PACTS OF THE FAKE
Long Green Lawrence Left in the Breach as the
Man Who Procured the Selection
of Wyatt Earp.
Statements Made by Gibbs and Groom Flatly Contradicted by Editors
Simpson and Bunker— Earp's Appointment Was Privately
Made Several Days Before the Fight.
The part played by the Examiner's man
ager in the recent prize-fight is in keepinc
with his attempt to blackmail in Sacra
mento. Every hour is developing new
evidence adding strength to the suspicion
to which his connection with the selection
of Earp has given rise. If Mr. Hearst
desires to be consistent he should, for this
latest exploit, promote Long Green to the
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vacancy caused by the emigration of Mr.
Hawley, that of "publisher." It would
be as forcible a way of telling the public
that Lawrence was authorized to collect
cash in advance for the indorsement or
the silence of the Monarch of the FaKers
as was his promotion from the ranks of
the reporters to the chair of the managing
It was learned last night that the hand
full of conspirators who arranged the clot
whereby the betting public were swindled,
had announced to their friends several
days before the fight that Wyatt Earp
would be the referee. It is aJso believed
that Lynch, the managing editor for Mr.
Sharkey, had some kind of an interest in
the National Club on the night of the
light, for he stood at the door and kept a
watchful ey°. on the tickets. On one
occasion Mr. Gibbs, one of the half dozen
members of tne club, desiring to pass in a
friend, took the friend to Lyncn and ex
plained that he was "one of the boys and
all right" and Lynch gave him permis
sion to enter without a ticket.
Lynch's reputation is very shady. He
came here with a lot of racehorses and
called ihem the "Arizona Stable." Earp
was then in Arizona. Lynch's methods
of horseracing, while they might be popu-
Jar in Arizona, did not suit the manage
ment of the Ingleside track, and they
ruled Jiis horses off.
On another occasion about two years
ago some racehorses were poisoned at the
Bay District, track, and Lynch was sus
pected of knowing something about, it.
The matter came up In court, but no re
ult was attained, lie was also mixed up
THE SAN FEANCISCO CALL, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1896.
in some baseball deal, but they got on to
Danny Needham figured in a fight here
two years ago and was' knocked out by
Boston Smith. When Danny went the
next day to the bank to collect a $3000
check payment was withheld. He had
got the double cross.
Long Green Lawrence, Gunfighter Earp,
Arizona StaDle Lynch and Danny Need
ham are birds of a similar feather. It is
expected that they will fly together in the
spring to more congenial climes.
In their statement, by typewriter in the
Examiner editorial-rooms, and presented
for publication to The Call, according to
orders received from Lawrence, J. J.
Groom and J. D. Gibbs, mentioned that
City Editor Simpson of the Chronicle had
recommended the selection of WyattEarp
as referee for the Sliarkey-Fitzsimmons
Last evening Mr. Simpson, who had re
turned from the country, reiterated the
statement made by his representative,
Fred Stowell, the night before, to the effect
that both Gibbs and Groom were consum
"I never interceded in behalf of Wyatt
Earp as a referee or took part in any other
way. The fellow is almost an unknown to
me, excepting that I have read of him in
the papers. I once met him, when we were
introduced Dy Lieutenant Eaola. That
was simply a passing affair, which never
would have lasted in my mind but for this
false statement made by Gibbs and Groom.
"Whether Mr. Bunker of the Report had
anything to do with selecting Wyatt Earp
as referee I c!o not know, nor do I know
whether Mr. Lawrence of the Examiner
had anything to ao with it. But what I
do know is that the use of my name or
that of the Chronicle by Gibbs and Groom
i.i this affair was unwarranted, misleading
and positively false."
This prop falling from under the pretty
story concocted by '"Long Green" Law
rence, J. D. Gibbs and J. J. Groom left
Mr. Bunker of the Report to bear the
brunt of public indiguation against the
people who had anything to do with the
naming of Wyatt Earp as referee of the
Mr. Bunker met with a slight accident a
few days ago and has been in seclusion at
his home in the Bella Vista Hotel. He
could not be seen yesterday, but his sen
timents were voiced at his newspaper of
rice by his city editor, Sutherland.
They were not ready to speak for Mr.
Bunker, but they told their impression of
what had occurred.
Some time before the fight Gibbs in
formed Mr. Bunker that Wyatt Earp
would be selected referee.
This information was given prior to the
time that the two principals had endeav
ored to come to an understanding. Mr.
Bunker, with a journalistic idea ol being
first in publishing the news and all that
cues with it, immediately sent out to
secure a photograph of Earp for reproduc
tion in his paper.
Further than this Mr. Bunker bad noth
ing to do with the selecting or imposing
oi Wyatt Earp on the lighters, the club or
the public as a referee.
Bat, this vtry point, coming out of the
Report's end of this business, is probably
one of the strongest that can be brought
to prove collusion, fraud and the etceteras
that go to make up the unhappy mixture.
Gibbs was supposed to not decide upon
any referee until .Julian and Lynch re
tired from the held at noon on Wednes
day. Still, Gibbs was sure enoueh of his
ground to name the man to the Report a
day or more in advance.
As neither City Editor Simpson of the
Chronicle nor Editor Bunker of the Re
port have had anything to do with the
naming of the referee, then but Long
Green Lawrence remains.
Strengthening his position in this
matter, the manager of the Examiner has
held Gibbs and Groom up and forced them
into formulating a statement for publica
tion in The Call, exculpating him from
blame. That statement has been shown
as a lie from start to finish.
The two gentlemen, Mr. Simpson and
Mr. Bunker, who are mentioned in the
document, have had no need to send
emissaries around to show their position
It has been reported that Hearst has
heard a good deal about the connection of
his hirelings with the Fitzsimmons-
Sharkey liasco, and that he has sent word
to have the whole disgraceful affair thor
Ho Guaranteed the Attorney's Fees
Wyatt Earp, who gave the decision that
robbed .Bob Fitzsimmons of $10,000, was
attached yesterday, a Sheriff's deputy
taking possession of a couple of race
horses that Earp claims are his.
The claim is for $170 45 and is that of J.
i G. Swinnerton of Stockton, one of the
| best-known attorneys in the State. About
j a year ago three notorious confidence
j men— "Crooked Mouth" Green. Smith
I and Brown — swindled Farmer Brack of
Lodi out of $2000 on the gold-brick
While they were in jail at Stockton,
after being held in $30,000 bond;, Wyatt
j Earp, the Examiner's special writer, ap
j peareJ on the scene and showed his
friendship for the men by making efforts
to get them released. He engaged Judse
Swinnerton to defend the bunko-steerers,
guaranteeing the attorney's fee. When
the men had been let off with exceedingly
light sentences, considering the gravity of
thir crime, Earp disappeared and Judge
Swinnerton never saw his monkey.
He has long waited for a chance to tie
Earp up, and the opportunity is now
offered. If it be proved the statement
that Earp has an interest in the purse is
true, an attachment will be placed on that
What Is Thought of the Monarch In
Los Angeles Baseball Circles.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Dec. 7.— The part
taken by persons prominent in the con
duct of the San Francisco Examiner in
the disgraceful affair connected with the
Fitzsimmons-Sharkey mill accentuates its
tactics in its lats prize amateur baseball
contests, which finally resulted favorably
for the Tufts-I yons team here and brought
the trophy and pennant to this city.
The determination of the "Monarch" to
prevent a winning by the Tufts-Lyons
over the Alerts of Alaraeda and later the
Monarchs of Nevada was so notorious and
was pressed upon the local team in a man
ner so unfair and unjust as to call down
upon its head the imprecation of every
member of the team and ti.eir many
friends south of Teliachapi.
The bulldozing methods of the Exami
ner in arbitrarily ruling out the pitcher of
the Los Angeles team after it had com
plied with the terms expressly stipulated
by the Examiner management, was in the
nature of the last straw. The "Monarch
of the Fakers" did not stop there, but
went out of its way to viilify those friends
of the Tufts- Lyons team who went to San
Franciscp to witness the last two contests.
Opprobrious epithets were applied to them
without the shadow of excuse, and when
some of them applied to the city editor
and asked tor fair piny they were an
swered next day with additional insults.
These things were related at a banquet
given in honor of the winning team at the
Saddle-Rock restaurant, conducted by
John Brink on Spring street in this city,
soon after ihe return of the victorious
amateurs. Mr. .brink himself came in for
a share of the Examiner's shameful ani
madversions. At teast half a dozen of those
who spoke "roasted" the "Monarch " in
unsparing terms for its smallness and
meanness in this affair. It is perfectly
safe to predict that any person who heard
the remarks of the speakers on the occa
sion referred to will never touch any
event rnn by the San Francisco Examiner.
Stole Two Cheeses.
Joseph Mahoncy was arrested yesterday
raornine by Policeman W. Coleman, in his
room in the Acme House, on Market street,
and taken to the City Prison, where he was
booked for petty larceny. About 8 o'clock, two
cheeses were stolen from In front of H. Levi <fc
Co.'s store, on California street. Coleman got
information that ied him to suspect Mahonev,
and when he went to bis room the strong odor
of cheese confirmed his suspicion. Coleman
found the cheeses under the bed.
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Watchfs, Diamonds.Jewelry, at greatly reduced
prices; building to be removed. 6 and 7 Third st.
TO BE LIGHTED
An Improvement Club Was
Organized Last Even
Modern Pavement and Sidewalks
to Be Laid as Soon as
Active Committees Created to Attend
to the Preliminary Details
of the Work.
Stockton street has fallen into line in
the march of Improvement, and it is likely
that by next Saturday night the residents
of the north end of the city will he agree
ably surprised to see electric lights from
Pacific to Green. The Stockton-street
Improvement Club was organized last
evening at 1404 Stockton street, and about
eighty property-owners and merchants
signed the roll.
The movement was started several
weeKs ago by L. Kuttner, who has been
hard at work ever since to accomplish his
The first in the order of improvement
was to get the street lighted, nnd to this
end he secured the following signatures
to the annexed agreement: .
November 25, 1896.
We, the undersigned storekeepers, doing
business on Stockton street, between Pacific
and Green, do hereby subscribe our names
and promise to pay our pro rata for a period of
one year for seven arc lamps to De placed one ,
at e«ch corner and one in the center of each
block above described, the emount to be paid '
by each subscriber not to exceed fifty cents
per week, to be paid weekly. These lamps are
to burn until midnight.
Wagner's candy-store, 1422 Stockton street :
Eastern Clock Company. 1310-1312; Straus &
Straus, 1427-1429; Louenstein Brothers,
Stockton and Vaile jo; P. Peters, 1325; J. Lew
kowitz, 1323; Ghoert Brothers, 1336; Bih &
Krausprill, 1328; V. Lenci, 1212; A.Lewis,
1214; D. Donovan, 1320; M. Mathan. 1403; J.
C. Sauter. 1408; S. M. Cohn, 1303-1305; J.
Weasel, 1301; Hille & Jiordenave, 1501; P.
Robert, 1239; Strnuss & Strauss, 1227-1229; h.
A. Mazoni. 1223; H. Stilling, 1401 ; J. She
manski. 1217; Irvine Brothers, 1421; Chris
Heinz, 1419; A. T. Knipper. 1417: A. Tassi,
1413; J. Priester, 1409; L Baer, 1400; Bear &
Buckley, 1311; George Wood, 1304; S. Gre
nucci, 1300; John Schroder, 1300; J. J. O'Neill,
1234-1236; C. H. Sherwood, 1224; Dr. Arm
strong, corner Vallejo.
Mr. Kuttner called the meeting to order
and stated that the projected club
should consider the general improvement
of the street as well as the lighting there
of. The blocks to be improved are the
oldest in the City, but -within the past year
or more many new buildings have been
erected thereon and tne citizens should
keep pace with these advancements. The
cobblestones on the street are old and
worn out. A fine bituminous pavement
should take their place. At present traffic
seeks other thoroughfares. The sidewalks
are not the best and pedestrians travel
downtown on other streets to ilo their
shopping. They should be kept on Stock
ton street. By lighting the blocks from
Pacific to Green the benefit to the busi
ness of the street would be increased in a
remarkably short time. He hoped that
by next Saturday night the new cub
would nave the streets fully lighted" as
Alfred Bear was chosen chairman, L.
Kuttner secretary and J. Kitteman treas
urer. After those present had signed the
club's roll a committee consisting of
Thomas Mullen, John Wessel ana J. J.
O'Neil was appointed to see the other
property-owners and storekeepers and se
cure their signatures to the movement for
imnrovement. A committee consisting of
J. Kuttner, J. E. Kitteman and J. A. Rea
was appointed to see the officers of the
Merchants' Association and secure the aid
of that body in getting a reduction on the
price of street arc lights. It was decided
to create an executive committee of the
cluh to consist of the officers of the club,
the committee with David Lowenstein and
D. Donovan added.
The executive committee was instructed
to have the lights put on the street by
next Saturday night if possible.
The next meeting will oe called by the
The Schubert Symphony Club.
This evening, in the Association auditorium.
Mason and Ellis streets, the concert by the
Schubert Symphony Club and the lady quar
tet ot Chicago will take place, and will doubt
less be a most enjoyable occasion. This com
pany has a very wide retmtßtion and are as
sisted this season by Louis McPike, imperson
ator, and Master Tommy Purceli, the child
violinist. They have been making an exten
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tainments are spoken of in the highest terms.
The Association auditorium will no doubt be
filled to-night. Reserved seats on sale at
Sherman, Clay & Co.'s.
Children's Emergency Home.
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the Children's Emergency Home. A pro
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direction of Professor F. D. Puccinillo. The
performers will be Waiter Lind, Dr. D. A.
Hodghead, Frank Faircioth, G. P. Grogdens,
the Masegni Mandolin Club and ProfesorS.
Martinez. Comic selections will be given by
Richard I. Whelan. Dancing will follow. Mrs.
John Pettee is at the head of the reception
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