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THE LONDON MURDERS.

(PER PRESS ASSOCIATION.) . London, November 9 s Another murder has been committed n the neighborhood of Whitechapel, A voman occupying a house of ill-fame at light took to her hoase a male friend, tfext morning her nude body was found n bed with the head completely severed rom the body. The bowels and breasts vere removed, and the limbs terribly lacked about. Although the limbs wore io terribly hacked the cuts were done m i professional manner, and leave but ittlo doubt that a surgeon had been at work. The murder is the most atrocious if the series which has taken plaoe ately, and tremendous excitement prevails m Whitechapel. The police ire using bloodhounds to track the murderers. (Per Z jalandia at Anokland). London, October 19. 4. special telegram from Loadou on October 9 b said an arrest, whioh the polloa thought important, had been made the night previous. On Wednesday a stranger called at a shop m Gray's lan road with an ovorcoat to bo' cleaned. The garment was sained with blood, especially tho pockets which were dyed red. The bhopman notified Scotland Yaid, and detectives were secreted on the precniaea, aud when the mau called for the coat they arrested him. He refused to give an aooount of himself or to oxfhln the atalnn, and was made a prisoner. A searching investigation was made. The " Evening News " of October 3rd printed In red Ink a fao simile of a letter and postal oard received a few daya before at the office of the " Central News," purporting to have been written by the murderer, m which he gloats over the orimea, and threatens to commit othera m defiance of tho police, of whoßO efficiency |he expressed a vory poor opinion. The polioe are inclined to the belief that tbe letter and card are genuine, Two persons, both Amerloans, were arrested as suspects on tbe evening of October 3rd, bat after wards discharged. Tho polioe have adopted the theory that the postal oard and letter before mentioned, and signed "Jack the Ripper," sent to the "Central News" Agency, September 27th, cmv natod from the actual murderer. Fac similes of the letter and card are posted m every police station and upon every dead wall, aooompanied by a paragraph, begging any person reoognialng the writing to communicate with the head oi the police, The second comma nicatior was received at the Agency on the evening of October the 6th from "Juck the Ripper,' which announced his intention to comrail more murder on the night of the 16th, anc npou %be strength of this every polioemar was ordered on duty, assisted by hundred* of amateur detectives A reign of terroi prevailed m Whitechapel, and daylight ox the 7th wqb bailed with joy. George Lust nuilder, who is head of a Whitechapel Vigilance Committee, received by parcel poat on Tucarlay, Octdber 16th, a box containing meaty substance, and with it a note reading an follows : — " I send you half of Ihe kldnoy I took from one ol the women. * I preserved it for yon. The other piece I fried and ate. It was very nice-. I may send the bloodj knife that took it out if you only wait t whi c longer." The box wa» taken to th< London Hospital, and Dr Openshaw saic the contents certainly come from a ful growD woman. The ghastly package ii now at Scotland Yard. It is auppoaec that the nwtor was cut from the Mitn Btroet victim, The ba.nd writing of thi noto is not at a.ll like that of "Jack thi Ripper's" letter. George M, Dodge, i Bailor, came forward oi October 4th an< described a Mulay cook, called Alaska whom he knew of having received SOOdoli for two yoare' wage,,8 t about fJugust 13tb and vfhiqh was stolen from him by i Whiteohapel street walker. Dodge hoarc the Malay threaten that unless he reoovered the money he would murder an< mutilate evory Whitochapel woman hi met. The Lord Mayor and the manager of tfa« «' Finnnoial News " have ofEered £300 re ward for tbe apprehension of the murderer and a fund for the same purpose wai rahed by tho members of tho Stock Vx change. There is no olne, and Sootlanc Yard is at its witB 1 ends. j)r Forbos Winelow, Bir Riedon Bonnotl and other medical expeits are convinced that the perpetrator o£ Ihese crimes is t homicidal lunatic Sir Ohae. \Varren, Chief Inspector of th( Metropolitan Police, replying to criticisms of the Preee, deolarea that London, is th( safest oity m the world- He saya his de are straining every nerve to discover the perpetrator of tho m orders.

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THE LONDON MURDERS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1994, 12 November 1888

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THE LONDON MURDERS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1994, 12 November 1888

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