30 October 1888
At the Mansion House, yesterday, Charles Edward Randall, 17, a clerk, was charged before the Lord Mayor with extinguishing a public lamp in Black Raven-avenue, in Upper Thames-street. About six o'clock on Saturday evening a man named Hart, in the employment of the City of London Brewery Company, whose premises are close by, saw the light in question put out, and caught the defendant as he was going away. A detective came up at the same time and took him into custody. The light had been repeatedly extinguished during the last month, and the access to five houses was placed in total darkness when it was put out. There had also been some sensational writing on a neighbouring wall, and consequent upon recent events in the East-end the utmost terror had prevailed among the inhabitants. The defendant, who was a clerk at a warehouse in the neighbourhood, had been previously seen to extinguish the lamp with an umbrella, but he was not then caught. When before the Court he pleaded that he did not think he was doing any harm. The Lord Mayor said if persons like the defendant indulged in that kind of practical joking they must pay for it. The defendant had no doubt done it by way of a senseless joke, to create a panic in the neighbourhood, and he must be fined 10s. If any more cases of the kind came before the Court the maximum penalty of 40s. would be imposed.
To-day, the remains of the female body found recently at Whitehall were interred at Woking by the parish authorities, the order for burial having been handed over to Inspector Marshall, who has charge of the case. The remains, consisting of the trunk, arm, and leg were removed from the mortuary in Millbank-street, Westminster, where they have been lying to await identification to Wallis's-yard Workhouse and placed in a coffin before being conveyed to their final resting place. Among the persons who called, yesterday, at the mortuary was an old woman who thought she recognized in the photograph which has been taken of the remains some trace of her daughter, who has ben missing since August, but she could not be positive upon the point.