So Chief Engineer Montgomery Bailey is Satan's brother. I'll wait to name Satan himself. I have to say that I didn't expect the Chief to be quite so self-serving and malicious. I think it's obvious that he's going to try to make real trouble.
I think I'd put in a call to two people, if I were Ishmaiel. First, Mr. Simpson. I trust him and I think he's an ally, whether motivated by profit or not. Second, Curt. I bet he knows how to deal with problems like Monty Bailey--and I bet Curt might be willing to help Ish and the daughter of Jeff Maloney.
Yeah, I would think so too. but aside from feeding the newsies a story weighted to make Ish and possibly Miss Maloney look bad I'm not so sure he can do anything. (oh wait he is doing that already)
Both of them are capable of defending themselves and will still be on their guard I would expect.