9 October 1888
LONDON, Oct 9. At the inquest on the trunk of a woman found in a cellar in Whitehall on Tuesday last, surgeons who examined the remains testified that they were those of an unusually fine woman who had probably occupied a high social position.
Saturday's Daily Telegraph published two sketch portraits form descriptions of the man last seen in the company of the woman named Stride, one of the victims of the Whitechapel murder fiend. The result has seen the unceremonious arrest of every man bearing any resemblance to the pictures, and a great deal of discomfort has been caused by this new phase of police activity. Many of the arrests are made by self-constituted detectives ofr abitious vigilance committees. The victims are gereally discharged from custody as soon as brought before a magistrate, but some are unlucky enough not to be able to satisfy the officials of the circuit and are subjected to more less annoying detention. One of the men arrested carried a bag, in which was found a razor. This suspect is still held, and will have to give a very good account of himself and his razor. Another perplexity attending the Whitechapel muddle is due to the fact that the regular police do not know by sight the amateur detectives, and the latter are occasionally "help up" and put to the embaressment of explaining their presence and mysterious movements in the much watched district.