Saturday November 17th 1888
"Jack the Ripper" is said to have been about the Brighton-road last Monday night, but the only foundation for this suggestion is that a young woman named Murphy was then slightly stabbed when going for her supper along the Brighton-road. The curious part of the thing is that, although she knew her assailant caught her round the waist, she had no idea till an hour afterwards that she had been stabbed or wounded in any way.
The great "I", Sir Charles Warren, has fallen, and great has been the fall. The idol has perished, having crumbled into dust before the fierce light of public opinion. Bye, bye, Sir Charles. We shall never forget you, and we promise faithfully never to regret you. . We hope your successor will be a policeman, not a military officer, one who considers that the police are the friendly protectors of the public not their implacable enemies, thirsting for their blood.