28 December 1888
Mr. Partridge had a list of 23 prisoners to dispose of.
Daniel M’Carthy, an itinerant newspaper vendor, was charged with crying false news. A constable said the prisoner was in the Cromwell-road, South Kensington, on Boxing-night, with evening newspapers, shouting at the top of his voice, “Another horrible tragedy in Whitechapel.” There was nothing about a murder in Whitechapel in the newspapers. Prisoner denied that he made reference to the Whitechapel murders. Mr. Partridge sent him to prison for seven days in default of paying a fine.
The police have succeeded in finding Mrs. Mylett, the mother of the woman found dead in Clarke’s-yard, Poplar, a few days ago. The deceased had frequently spoken of her mother as living somewhere near Baker’s-row, Whitechapel, and it was near this thoroughfare in Pelham-street that Mrs. Mylett was found to be residing. When the detectives called at the house on Boxing-day, they found the inmates enjoying a Christmas party and on stating the object of their visit one of the women in the house had a serious fit.
Upon visiting the mortuary, Mrs Mylett had no doubt that the body there was that of her daughter, whom she last saw alive on Sunday week, when she called at Pelham-street.