19 November 1890
Arrest of Dr. Tumblety at Washington City
He is A Suspicious Character
Washington City, Nov. 18.
Dr Francis Tumblety, who is known to the police of all the large cities of America and Europe, and who was under the surveillance of the Scotland Yard force when the Jack the Ripper excitement was at its height, was arrested in this city Monday night on the charge of being a suspicious character. At the station the doctor was searched and a large number of valuables were secured from him, amounting in worth to several thousand dollars. In his pocket was a pamphlet containing the names of a number of prominent men both in this city and elsewhere, and he also carried a letter from a well known congressman. The testimonials were chiefly devoted to elaborate praise of the doctor's character. In the pamphlet the doctor had an article of printing to the charge advanced against him by the London authorities and spoke of his escape from the vilifying statements of the newspapers.