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WHAT JOHN L. SULLIVAN WOULD DO Writes for "The Call" Upon His Race for Mayor of Boston, HONESTY THE MOTTO OF THE EX-CHAMPION. Reforms in City Government Will Be Made if the Big Fellow Is Elected, but His Chief Aim Is to Down Mr* Quincy* BOSTON, the city of culture and beans, may have a prize-fighter for Mayor, and the people are aghast at the prospect. John L. Sullivan, ex-champion heavy- I pugilist ot the world, has announced his intention of running on nomination papers. There is no doubt whatever that the big fellow is by long odds the most popular man in the Hub from a certain point of view. He is certainly thr idol of the sports, all the labor organizations, arid in fact of all the so-called common people, and in spite of the ludicrous situation of. such a man as a candidate for the chief ex ecutive office of the city of learning, there is a possibility of his election. John L., however, does not exp;ct to be elected, and does not run with that point in view. It is a case of getting square on his part, a case of personal revenge, principally. This is how it happened: A few weeks ago there was a monster demon stration within the walls of historic old Faneuil Hall— the reception to Ten Eyck, the Hen lev champion. Among the distinguished men who sat on the platform were the Hon. Josiah Quincy. Mayor of Boston, and John L. himself. When he arrived at the hall the pugilist greeted several of the people on the platform, and stepping forward held out his hand to the Mayor. Mr. Quincy did not respond. This haughty aristocrat, in whose veins flows darkly blue the blood or famous old colonial families, and whose ancestral tree traces his noble lineage way back to the dark ages, would not shake hands with the king of modern gladiators. It is authoritatively stated that this is the first time that any man ever refused to erasp that mighty fist Monarchs and millionaires had been honored by the privi lege which the Mayor of Boston spurned. And now that it is overyifrretorrnrarvgls that Quincy lives to teM the tale. Why he was not felled to the earth then and there is a mystery which none vouchsafe to explain. John L. had never before been known to brook such an affront, but Sulli van nursed his revenge ani bided his time. Vengeance now promises to be far sweeter than any of his friends supposed. Brt.er than a blow will be his retort for a refusal to shake hands. Wayor Quincy is a candidate for re-election. It is ad mitted now by leading politicians of both parties that, while trie "big 'un" will prob ably not be elected, there is little doubt but that he will so cut into the vote of his enemy as to insure his defeat beyond peradventure. More interesting than all this, however, is the prospect of what would happen with John L. Sullivan at the helm of a municipality. Where would the prize-fighter st'erherto? This is what THE CALL gives exclusively to its readers to-day— a signed statement from the candidate, ontlining fully what he wi'l do if elected Mayor of Boston. Here is his statement : BOSTON, Ma-- . Sept I s . — "What would I Coif lam c ected Mayor? My theory of life in this world is fair play for every human being on top i>f the earth, and I i Will work on this principle if I a:n elected ! Mayor. The fellow who J;as pot a pair of j overalls on is just as good as the man in the sealskin coat, and I will treat them just alike. I beiieve in one American ci:i zen letting another enjoy li c in his own j way, and 1 would have no use for the cr.mk who would not let another man drnk because he is not th rsly h m*elf. "We will all be buried someway some GOVERNOR A. J. McLAURIN OF MISSISSIPPI, Who Is Quarantined in the Country and Cannot Rea.cn the CaoitaL The San Francisco Call SAN FRANCISCO, SUNDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 10, 1897 —THIRTY-TWO PAGES. d:ty: some of us will be put in tne ground' some of us will be cremated, some of us will he out in elaborate mausoleums, and some of us in plain boxes, but when we're all planted, in the end we are all equal, and no one is better th:m ihe other fellow. I'd go on this principle if I were Mayor and treat everybody right and do the square thins by 'em all, whether they had any -tuff or not. "I don't believe in monopolies or trusts or corporations. I believe :n equal treat ment for the man of $18,000,000 and the man of f 18, and you bet your life I'd give JOHN LAWRENCE SULLIVAN, Ex-Champion Pugilist, Who, in an Exclusive Article to " The Call/ Tells What He Would Do if Elected Mayor of the City of Boston. it to 'em, too. I'll be a marked exception | and won't say a word about the silver question, an 1 I'm mighty certain tbe people wiil thank me for ttiat. But if any silver dollars come my way I'm not the BO an to turn them down, l ain't not no | BM prejudice aDout dollars, neither. "I want to licP" this Q'lincy. He's a narrow-minded, no-accoiritsort of a cbap. I'm out to lick him and I'm going to do it. A prominent politician wh^is a particular friend of his came to me only to-day and said to me, 'JoOn, Qnincy is willing to shake hands with you now.' D) you know what I -:'Mt to him? Why, 1 told him, s-a/s I, 'Why, he couldn't shike hands with hip, not on your life; h» ain't the man that can take hold of my band. He's not in my cla<-s. I'm on the square, trank and above board, and I say just ' what I mean and back n up, too. And that's more than he does. He thinks he's too t^ood to live.' "If I was Mayor I'd try to do something for the poor women that have to work tor a living. If any one came to me, for in stance, anil wanted nermission to build a street raiiroad in the city I was Mayor of I'd sny to him: 'Will you give free rides to the poor w a>herwomen and casbgirls and sweat shop- workers, and all others "hat are honest and live by the sweat of their Iro'.v'? 1 It he'd consent to this he could ' build hi? old road, and I'd like to -cc htm make a barrel of money out of it, too, but if lie did not I'd turn him down so quick that he would never try to buiid another road — not while I was Mayor. "I'd license-all the boxing matches they wanted to have. N«j you mustn't cail them prize-fights. That won't do. It you say that word they'd holler ten thousand murders; but boxing m itches with gloves is all right. I'd license boxing mntches just as much as football games. I never saw a box.ng match on the stage in a I twenty-four soot ring that was anywhere near as brutal as a football came. Why, in that game twenty-two fellows come together and have a free right, and the chap that gets knocked down and is walked over and they kill and murder him and nobody says much about it, be cause it'a nothing but a football game. Suppose they did that in a prize-fight. Tbere'd be a big hulla baMoo and a great cry against the brutality of the pugilists. "If I was Mayor, does anybody think that there could be any bribery going on if 1 knew about it? The man don't live and never did who could bribe old John L., and the city government officials who tried to do any funny business when I was in office would be city hospital pa titnts in mighty short order in spite of any defense of their dude lawyers, and don't yon forget it. "It's a mighty poor law which says you | can't sell liquor within 400 feet of a school house. I uidn't have no children stand ing around in front of ray place when I was running a hotel, and 1 don't see what harm it does to have a hotel near a school iiouse any moie than it does to have it | anywhere else. It's an outrage not to pro vide room enough In the schools tor the children of poor parents. They'd get in there if I was Mayor if some of the chil dren of the rich peopie had to get out. And I'd put 'em out, too. What are schools for, anyway? Aren't they for the children of the poor just as much and even more than for the children of the rich? "Do you think I'd allow any such mon key business, if I was Mayor, as that which happened here in Boston a few days ago. when the management of one of the nice, big rich bugs notified the au thorities of a charitable institute for poor children that there wasn't any room in the school for their inmates — that all the places were filled by tne children of the r e' er folks who live in the vicinity? Well, I guess not. "I'd put the be«t men in office I could : — I 1 Continued un Third I'ajc I FIGHTING THE DREAD SCOURGE Southern Cities Try in Vain to Check the Yellow Fever. DEATHS AND SOME NEW CASES. Troops Aid in Enforcing the Most Rigid Quarantine Regulations. TROCHA DRAWN NORTH MOBILE. Many Persons Who Attempt to • Leave That Way Are Turned Back by the Guards. NEW ORLEANS, La., Sept 19. — A trifling improvement in the fever situa tion marked the close of the day's work of the Board of Health. There were two deaths to-day, as against one yesterday, but there were fewer new cases. At 6 o'clock this evening there were still two cases under investigation by the experts. Of these cases investigated to-day five were declared by the experts to be yellow fever, and as usual they were widely scat tered. This is the record: Deaths— E. Harmon and Santa Graffato. New cases— Marie Dubois, Rafael Four tien, C. H. Gormon, — Melchiar. The fatal ense of E. Harmon, a mulatto, was reported in last night's dispatches as one of the new case?, and was said to be a genuine type of the disease. It has not been found possible to trace the origin of his case, but it is not improbable that he came ip contact with the summer sojourn ers at Ocean Spring-, or Bilozi. He died this afternoon. He nved in a nest of the negro quarter, and ever since his case was reported tiie neighborhood lias bven under the most rigid surveillunce. The woman Graffaio wa< an Italian, and as soon as her case was pronounced steps were taken to nave her removed to the hospital, where arrangements had been made to isolate her. liafaei Fourtien is also an Italian, living i:i an apartment house in a neighborhood in which the Italian population 13 very large. The Italian colony in New Orleans is an espe cially large one, and ita members huddle together in houses poorly ventilated and calculated to incubate fever germs. Special efforts nave been directed toward the sani tation of the neighborhood. The Melchior case is that of a boy in the St. Claude-street Square, where the first six cases in New Orleans were reported. Other members of his family have been ill wiih yellow fever and there was no sur- prise this evening when it was learned that he had succumbed to the disease. 'As a general rule the patients' who are suffering with yellow fever are reported to-uisbt to be improving, with trie ex ception of Dr. Lovell, wiose condition is not considered s;> ti-it.-ietory. " "There " haVe been >; total of thirty-five cases here,"- and the death rule "has not yet reached ton per cent, thus showing the mildness of the tyre of the. fever now prevailing. •Marion Dowrten, • a member of the Ouachita Guants, who are^guardine the ( itv, was acciderjtallv ! shot this morning at Monroe, about 6:30 o'clock, by Henry McCormick, a fellow member, and it is no! thought that he can recover. MOBILE, At.a.. Sept. 18 —There has bees; an accumulation of cases to-day. 'Ihe Dreside.it of tne Board of Health staled that had the physicians recognized and reported promptly th.- suspicious cases many ol these cases would hrsve been announced severttl days ago. Bat two of them nave been discovered in tue pa«t, twenty-four hours. Tne number announced to-day is eleven, milking e.i:hiecM m all solar announced, of which number three have died, two of which were previously reported and one was to-day discharged. Three suspicious ca-«-s are under surveillance. Frank Donaldson, one of the day's new cases, died to-night. C. L. Swaysee, the Associated Press operator at t f. Re,n«t>*r office, was taken sick at 6:20 o'clo< k to-night. There has been a qnarnntine line drawn from ChicasaljOfUe Creek, mouih of Mo bile, some live miles northwesterly to ihe Mississippi line, so as to jiovide an ab<' lute embargo neainst Mobihans penetrat ing by land into the interior of Alabama. This tvocha is guarded continuously. Home I'OO people from this city started out inio the country this morning, intend ing to take refuge at the farmers living from tpn to fifteen miles out. OF They encouniered the suaids at the trocha ami were stopped there. At 6 o'ck ck rri'St oi the immigrants are still there in t c open air, feurm? to return to the ciiy, and not able to po further. The jh oi'le here are stili in great panic and all art* le vine who can. VICKSBURG, Miss., Sept. 18.— The to tal number 01 cases at Edwards and vi cinity of true yellow fever is forty-seven. The latest report to-night makes ihe total new case? of the day ten. SPRINGFIELD. 111., Sept. 18.—Secre tary E^an of the State Board of Health, telegraphed the board from the Cairo yei low fever quarantine to-nignt that the two cases at :he Marine Hospital at Cairo have b j en pronounced suspicious by the Siate Board of Health physicians. The Sheriff of Alexander Ccunty nas quaran tined the zroamis. OCEAN SPRINGS. Miss., Sept. 18.— Siiice 1h«! ret or. s three deaths have oc curred hore, Walter F. Bransfoni and Miss Mamie Goodrich, both of yellow fever, and' Oscar Elder, formerly from Michigan. who has been sick about tweive days. His ailment was not pronounced yellow fever. TROOPS ORDERED OUT. Will Protect Railroad Property and Enforce the Quarantine Regu la ion? In Mississippi. JACKSON. Miss., Sept. 18.— Governor McLiurin has oruered out the Capital Light Guards of this city to protect the property of the railroads in this county. Governor MeLiiiirin, at the outbreak of the yeiiew fever wave, was In the interioi of Simpson County, from which place be proceeded to his old home in Brandon. Bointr anzious to return to the State capi tal he made application to the City Board of Health for pprmis<uon to enter the city, wh eh was promptly refused. There is a general quarantine rule against persons entering Hie city. It was learned this morning that in ad dition to tc-irinc up the tracks of the Alabama and V.cksburj; Railroad, a short distance west of the city, reported at mid night, the crowd also burned a trestle on the came roiid a few miles west of the ciiy. J&eridian having consented to allow trains to pass th r oush that c.ty the Ala bama and Vick-b'.irg regular train passed here at 6 i> M. yesterday going to Meridian. Tne speed of the train wat not greater Cbrtttnued cm Third Page. AN OPEN DEFIANCE OF THE LAW The "Solid Eight" Ousted Supervisors Take Forcible Possession. DECLARE THEMSELVES TO BE THE ONLY LEGAL BODY. The Committee of the New Board, by Persistent Pruning, Gets Within the Dollar Limit on the Tax Levy* All was not smooth sailing for the new j Board of Supervisors yesterday. When i they returnea to their chambers aster partaking of lunch, they found that if they desired to hold another meeting they must either oust the old board literally or rind another room. . They took the latter horn of thedilemma and met in the committee-room of the j board, while the solid eisrlx!, who are sud- j posed to be private citizens now by court j decree, occupied tbe easy chairs in the i assembly room and went through tbe semblance of transacting business for the city. Ez-Supervisor Britt started the ball roll inp by taking forcible possession of the poll-list in the clerk's office. Armed witu this document he proceeded to the assem- I b!y chnmber, followed by ex- Supervisors Devany, Haskins, Sheeban. Morton, Smith and Rivers. These gentlemen took formal possession of the chamber, and John A. Scott was appointed bailiff. Shortly afterward ex-Supervisor Delany entered and plumped down in his old seal. For a while it looked as if there would be a semblance of the old game of "'pussy wants a corner," as it was supposed by the old board that their seats would be in demand by the members who had re placed them. If any member desired to ?peak to a colleague be moved cautiously from his seat ana kept an eye on the chair, ready to make a ran for it if necas sary. There was every indication of fieht showing in their set faces and it was ihe expressed determination of every one of them to hold his seat against all comers, policemen with club 3 excepted. They had been advised by their attorneys to hold to their seats, as they were the legal and oniy Supervisors of the city of San Fran cisco, and they said they would not get out for anybody. But with all the a?sump'ion of disnity and indifference there was an air of nerv ousnass wtiich showed plainly in ail me actions of tne men who had been ousted by law. After sitting quietly for an hour waitinz for an attempt to eject tliem, Dev.iny moved that ex-Supervisor Britt should occupy the chair, and as there was no obiection the motion was carried out without being put. The gavel cave a double rap on the desk and then rattled to the floor from the nervous hand of Bri;t, j who recovered his composure under coy of a joke at the expense of the new board. Devany, who seemed to be master of ceremonies, then moved to appoint Robert Barton, an ex-janitor of the City Hall, as clerk. The board was now ready for business and set to work to make a tax lew. Secretary Godchaux ot the Board of Health was called upon to give the board an estimate of the reauire ments of bis department for the ensuing year, and it then developed that in order to be on the safe side the estimates were given to both boards. Godchaux asked for $135,000, but he made a grave error. He referred to the body sitting before him as "the old board." Then arose Devany, in all his statuesque dignity, and demanded that he explain what and whom he meant by "the old board." The trembling secretary had scarcely extricated himself from this dilemma when he made another faux pas by incidentally saving thai he "had ore yented hi? estimates to the Board of Super- Vigors last nignt." Now Britt maintained the dignity of the eight by demanding, in tones that sent a chill through the frame of the secretary, what he meant by speaking of any other body a= being the "Board of Supervisors." In tne excitement following this demand Godchaux cleared himself of contempt and then proceeded with his details. After an hour of this the solid eight, on motion of the master of ceremonies, "took it under advisement." Devany now asked if any one was pres ent representing the Board of Education, and was told by Chairman Briit that Director Waller would be there in a short time. As notlunz further appeared a re cess was taken, during which none of the eight left their seals, until the school board could be heard from. Waller kep>. the august body waiting about fifteen minutes and then s arted a flow of oratory, reciting the needs and re quirements of the school system, that bid fair loemulate the brooK fametl in verse as going on forever. As he expressed it, be "dilated" freely. In the course of his remarks Waller said to Britt: "The gentleman that sat in the seal that you now occupy agreed with me—" "Whom do you mean?" hastily asked Britt. "I mean," said Waller, "Mr. Denman." "Oh, yea," responded Britt. "I have PRICE FIVE CENTS* heard of him. He is a.ways. ways looking for om>e. Pass on." "Well," cod tin nod Waller, "he was in your seat yesterday." "Wel ! , I am in my seat to-day; pa's on," was the response and the incident, closed. At limes during the meeting ot the afiernoon solicitous Inquiries were made regarding the health of the missing lour. Ii was feared that they must be very ill, as they did not appear at the meeting. Af.er Waller had finished his oration and given his figures his plea met the fate of the Board of Health's request and it was "taken un !er advisement." There being no further business appar ent another recess was taken, but the ef- I fort to appear at ease was a failure. De vany kept eying the reporters' table, Morton calmly stroked bis beard, Sheehan watched the door, while Britt busied him self with papers that seemed to need a j vast amount of consideration. An incident broke the monotony of '.he | recess when two locksmiths appeared and | began preparations to tamper with the locks. They were stopped by two police officers and tne last hope of the eight to noid possession except by personal occu pancy was gone. If they wanted to keep the room tney must remain in it and at once preparations for a siege were made. There was a suspicious bulging abjut the pockets of Bailiff Scott when he re turned from a visit to the outrr air, and a gleam of satisfaction in the eyes of the members an he passed along and gave them comforting words. One by one the eight went out and dined, and nothing further occurred to relieve the strain until word was brought in that the new board had adjourned. Immediately ex-Sujer visors Dcvuny and Hawkins hurried 10 the committee- room and installed themselves, apparently very busy signing committee reports. This occupation kept them until tbe new board returned, and it Icoked at last as if the troupe hoped for by the Solid Eijjht would begisi, but again they were uisai pointed. 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