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+ The St. Petersburg <v Novosti," m an a ticlo on tho Whitediapol murderi", expresses tho belief that the perpetrator of these die ldful crimes jb a Russian named I Nio'iolai Va«eiyoflf, of whoso past car^or it given tho following details : — Va6BiiyefE, who was born at Tiraspol m 1847, wan a atadept at tho Odessa University, and htving become a fanatical Anarchist, ho migrated to Paris m tho Beveutieß, where ho shortly afterwards bromine inßano and wbs placed under restraint. Before being lodged m an tsylum, howevor, Vaasilycff, whote mania appears to htvo been that fui.'en women could only atono far thoir slueond obt.iin redomption by being killed, murdered several nofortunates m Paris nuder condltlnno somewhat similar to those of the Whlteohepel orimea, and on hla arrest, bis Insanity having boan proved, he waa phoed m a criminal lunatic aalyarn. This happened sixteen years ago, and Vauallyeff. or the mad Russian, as he was oallod, remained m the Parla asylum until shortly beforo the $rat Whitoohapel outrage, when he was dismissed aa oared. He is then said to have proceeded to London, where for aoma tlrqo ho lived with the lower clues of his follow Qonntrymeo, After' the first Whltecha^pl murder, however, Vasailytflf waa lost algbt of, and the Rnisian residents m London believe that , their ipsane oountrymao is no other than , the murderer,

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2035, 12 January 1889

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THE WHITECHAPEL MURDERS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2035, 12 January 1889