Saturday, 27 October 1888
Prince Albert Victor was busily engaged during his visit to Manchester on Saturday. He accepted an address from the Corporation, attended a luncheon in the Town Hall, opened new recreation grounds in Birchfields, laid the foundation stone of a hospital extension, and opened a club for boys in Ancoats. The Prince left Manchester in the evening for Knutsford, to visit Lord Egerton of Tatton.
The inquest on the body of Elizabeth Stride, who was found butchered in Berners-street, Whitechapel, was resumed on Tuesday. Further identifying evidence having been given, the Coroner, in summing up, said that the ordinary motives of murder were absent in this case, and that the victim had evidently been entrapped. The jury returned a verdict of wilful murder against some person or persons unknown.
A FEMALE "JACK THE RIPPER." - Maria Coroner, employed at a drapery shop in Bradford has been arrested for writing letters purporting to come from "Jack the Ripper" to the Chief-constable. In her boxes were found pieces of writing referring to Jackson, the Manchester murderer, and a card of Berry, the hangman. She was charged at the police-court and remanded. On Tuesday morning Coroner was bought up before the Bradford magistrates for writing letters under the signature of "Jack the Ripper." A dense crowd fought for admission to the court. The prisoner listened to the proceedings with an amused expression. After an interesting legal argument as to whether she had committed a breach of the peace, she was bound over for six months in £20, being told that if she again transgressed she would go to gaol.