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THE WHITECHAPEL MURDERS.

[Per M»il Steamer at Auokland ]

London, November 17. g 'L9 Temps," of Paris, professes to belleve that a lunatic Russian, named Nioholas Waoeiley, released from the asylum at Sjbaatopol m the early part of this year, la the Whiteohapel murderer. That j jurnel says he killed and mutilated a woman m 1882, after having been jilted by a Parisian grlaette, and was fioally arrested while trying to kill a woman He was committed to the Insane asylum, where ho was oonfiued until discharged as oured. Sir Charles Warren, Commissioner of Metropolitan Police, resigned on November 12ch. This was mainly supposed to be due to the popular outcry over hia failure to oapture the murderer, but a letter to Mr Matthew?, the Home Seoretary, stated that Sir Oharle9 Warren's resignation was so'ely daa to hU refusal to submit to the rule whloh forbids offioiah to publioly orltiche the Government they nerve. . On the 13th the polioe were confident of being on the right track of the murderer. Two persons were found who flaw the man who aooomyftoled the last victim to her room on the night of the murder, Their description of the man tallied m every respeot. , The Birmingham polios have lately shadowed a man whom thoy euapeoted becauaa he was In the habit of travelling to London on Sundays, They arrested h m m London on November 12th, and at once took him to Sootland yard for examination. Ho fs a dootor formerly holding a good position with good prnotioe. Prisoner greatly resembles the individu»l seen In company with the latest vlotim on the evening of the last murder. A despatch from New York on November 17 h Bays a well-droaaed stranger aocoited a policeman m the street that afternoon, asking, "if this was London." He was taken to the statlo-i, and on the way he said, " I feel strangely. I guess I have been insane. The last time I remember being away I was In London." At tho polioe headquarters he gave the name of Henry Johnston, and said he lived m the best district m the West End. Several photoo of English ladlea wore found m his pockets, also a card bearing the address "Mary Johnston, Whiteohapal, London." He mentioned the Whlteohapel murders. A despatoh from London of November 0h saye — Them has been another horrible mnrder m the East-end, m a Dorset street lodging-house, where a woman's body was out into pieces. The head was severed, and plnoed beneath one arm. The ears and nose were cut off, and tha trunk disembowelled . The flesh was torn from the thighs, and parts of the body are missing. The Bkln was torn off the fjrehead and cheats, and one hand had been pushed into the Biomach. The mqrdered woman was married, and her huaband is a porter. They lived together at spasmodic intervals. Her natno (a believed to have been Lizzie Fisher, but to most of the habitues of the haunts she visited she was knowu as Mary Jane, It baa bcon ascertained that she told a companion that she was without nv-ney, aDd would commit culclde If she did not obtain a supply. It has also been learned that a man accosted her and offered her money. Thf-y want to her lod^inga, and she was heard to enter her room with the person, who waa judged to be a man by the sound (f the footsteps, between 1Q and 11 o'olock on the night of the Bth. No one saw her companion depart, and there waa no sound of a struggle during the night. She entered the hoase with a latoh key, and no one saw her companion, who is supposed to be the marderer The victim was found the next morning io the condition described by a neighbor. This murder Ib the ninth of the series. The rigid patrol of the dlstriot has been somewhat relaxed, owing to a demand for extra polloo to keep order during the Lord Mayor's parade, , Three bloodhounds belonging to prifate icltl&JDß, were taken to the place where j the body waa and placed on the scent, but were unable to keep it for any distance. The Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police offered a free pardon to any accomplice of the murderer who will give information; One arrest on suspicion was made on Saturday. Considerable importance was attached to an arrest made on Sunday evening. November Uth. At ten o'alook the inquisitive Whltochapel crowd had its attention attracted to the extraordinary , behaviour of a man who had for some time bean ofQotously making enquiries, and generally conducting himself m an onusual manner, whloh led to remarks. At last a cry was raised, " The Murderer." In the prevailing state of the public mind this was quite enough to irfhme to anger those standing by, and a roar, "Lyribh him," was heard. He was immediately seizad by infuriated persons, principally women, hustled about and hurled to the ground with a badly fractured right arm. Fortunately there were plenty of policemen about, who interfered and took him to the station ponding erqulry. Ho Is stated to be a medlonl student. Up to] November 12th not the faintest clue to the murderer had been obtained. A woman's body was fouud floating In tho Thames on the morning of November 12 h, and another murder was suspected. Tha body was not mutilated, however, and was well dressed. Some marks Indicated foul play, bat It is probably a case of suicide, Toe p >lioa arrested one m&n who had a bowle knife m his posseusion, but there Is no reaiion to believe thit he wao instrumental In. the wQWiu'o death,

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THE WHITECHAPEL MURDERS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2009, 10 December 1888

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THE WHITECHAPEL MURDERS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2009, 10 December 1888

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