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Calgary Weekly Herald
Alberta, Canada
3 October 1888

The Whitechapel Murders

London 27
The evidence so far elicited seems to indicate that the Whitechapel murders have been committed in the interest of the medicos.

No Clue Yet

London, 2.
The police have got no clue to the Whitechapel murders. Several arrests have been made on suspicion, but there is little hope of any one of them being the man want(ed). The Lord Mayor has offered five hundred pounds reward for the arrest of the murderers.

More Murders.

London, 1.
This evening the whole city was again startled by the news that two more murders had been added to the list of mysterious crimes that have recently been committed in Whitechapel. The two victims as in former cases were dissolute women of the poorest class. The first murder occurred in a narrow court off Berners street at an early hour this morning, beneath the window of a foreign socialist club. A concert was in progress and many members of the club were present, but no sound was heard from the victim. The woman had been seized by the throat and her cries choked while the murderer with one sweeping cut severed her throat from ear to ear. The other murder was committed three quarters of an hour later in Mitre square. A policeman patrols the square every ten minutes. The body of the unfortunate woman had been disembowelled, her throat cut, and her nose severed. The heart and lungs had been thrown aside and the entrails were twisted into a gaping wound around the neck.


Calgary Daily Herald
Alberta, Canada
3 October 1888

ANOTHER MUTILATED FEMALE BODY IN LONDON

Great Excitement Prevails and the Police are Soundly Denounced - The Limbs cut off.

London, 3:
Some new policemen who have recently been assigned posts of duty on the Thames embankment, found in the recess of the embankment today the trunk of the body of a female much decomposed. The arms and legs are missing. The body was wrapped in a lightly bound by a strong cord. It is believed that the arms found at Pimlico and Lambeth recently belonged to the body. The police have preserved the arms and head found in the Thames and express hope that they may fit the body, otherwise evidence is established of two more murders having been committed instead of one. The greatest excitement prevails over the matter and the police are soundly denounced.