1 May 1891
Washington, April 30.
A man answering the description of Jack the Ripper is under arrest here, awaiting the arrival of the New York authorities.
New York, April 30.
Inspector Byrnes this morning made public a statement to the effect that a man known as "Frenchy No. 1" was ascertained to have slept in the East River Hotel on the night of the murder of Carrie Brown. This woman occupied room 31, while "Frenchy" slept in 33. On the evening of the murder, Carrie Brown was seem going into the hotel with a strange man. This man left the place before midnight. It is believed that "Frenchy No. 1" then went to the woman's room; that they quarreled and the murder followed.
This evening Joseph Franks, an Arabian, who is believed to have been the man who accompanied the woman to her room the night of her death, was arrested.
New Orleans, April 30.
The Picayune's Del Rio, Tex., special tells of a Mexican Jack the Ripper, who visited the house of a Mexican woman named Sanchez last night, killed her and cut the body in pieces. After the butchery he wrote upon the wall with her blood "Fresh beef for sale". The butcher has not been captured.