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"JACK THE RIPPER" AT ONEHUNGA

For the last fe* weeks various ladles residing m Onehunga have been Annoyed, aays the " Star," by a man who wandered about the Btreets and aotod insultingly towards them. The police were oommunloated with, and took steps to o»toh the fellow, but he watohed them too oarefally for the attempt to be successful. After a tihlie (several rtipootable ladles received disgustingly, obscene anonymous letters, ani «ie bore the startling signature " Jaok the Ripper." Some of the letters informed tbe recipient that the writer would call upon her at a oeetaln hour, «nd that If she did not consent to his proposals he would molest her In the public street. The letters were generally dropped on the premises durlog the dark hours of the night. Last. week one girl wcssezid by a m*n while out fot a wa'k. 4s the letters which had been sent to the ladles all appeared to be m the atma handwriting, Sergeant Greene aad Constable Hailett set methodically to work to dotcot tbe offender. An exouse waa made to take a roll of the residents, and at leng h a signature was obtained whlph seemed to accord with the writing In the various letters. Tbe Indl/ldcul, who Is named Charles Gabb, was arrested late on Friday night by Constable flaslett, on the charge of having no visible lawful means of support, Gabb waa brought up m the Onehunga Court on Saturday morning I» b\ before Dr Scott tni Captain Yates, when a farther charge of aestulting a young lady In the street after night, by sefz'ng hold of her by the arm, w»a preferred. Sergeant Greene Bated that Gabb had been arrested by himself and Constable Haslet); on the" previous night at F« We'oh'a housa Onehaogi, on the present o^argOß, and asked for a remand till Wednesday mxt to enable him to procure > the neoesßary wHneasos In the obarge of asuault. Sergeant Greene also Intimated to thfl Benoh that at the next sitting of the Coart charges would be preferred against tbe same person of writing ofllsnslve letters addressed to certain person* In Onehunga,— The reraaad wes granted, the aoouaed being Informed by the Banoh th»t if he had any application to make with reg«d to getting out on bail it would be considered.

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"JACK THE RIPPER" AT ONEHUNGA Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2194, 8 August 1889

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