29 September 1888
The following new order has been issued by the Commissioners to the Metropolitan Police; "In all cases in which drunken persons are arrested in or near public houses, the officer making the apprehension is to note and report any facts which may tend to prove where and under what circumstances the accused obtained the liquor; and in any case in which there is sufficient evidence of the sale of intoxicating liquor to a drunken person the particulars are to be reported, with a view to proceedings being taken against the publican concerned."
The police have succeeded in tracing the antecedents of Fitzgerald, the man who confessed to having committed the recent murder in Whitechapel, who has been detained. They have now ascertained definitely where he spent the night of the murder, as well as his movements on the following morning. Their information shows conclusively that he could not have committed the crime. He has been liberated.
A discovery was made in Southwark yesterday morning which is supposed to have some connection with what is known as the Pimlico Mystery. Some time ago, it will be remembered, the arm of a woman, sharply cut off from the body, was found in the Thames in Pimlico, but all the efforts of the police to discover any other portions of the body were attended with no success. Yesterday morning, between seven and eight o'clock, a boy was passing the Blind School in the Lambeth road. There is a garden attached to the school, enclosed by iron railings. Inside these railings the boy noticed a curiously shaped parcel lying on the grass. He fished it out, and found to his astonishment that it contained a woman's arm. It was somewhat decomposed, and had been placed in lime. The parcel was given over to the police, and the supposition is that the limb was cut from the same body as that which was found in the Thames at Pimlico. Another account says:- The police at Lambeth, Kennington lane, Kennington road, and Blackman street stations all deny any knowledge of a human arm having been found. The shoeblack who alleged that he found the limb and took it to Kennington land Police Station adheres to the truth of his story.
BALMORAL, SEPT. 23.
The Queen went out yesterday morning, accompanied by Princess Alice of Hesse, and in the afternoon Her Majesty drove with Princess Alice, attended by the Hon. Harriet Phipps. Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales, with the Princesses Louise, Victoria and Maud, and Prince Albert Victor of Wales, who arrived at Abergeldie yesterday, visited the Queen in the afternoon.