Monday, 12 November 1888
The Chief of London's Police Yields to the Clamor Against Him.
LONDON, Nov. 12.--Gen. Sir Charles Warren, chief of the metropolitan police, has tendered his resignation.
It is understood that this action is due to the severe criticisms that have been made upon his efficiency recently in connection with the Whitechapel murders.
In the house of commons this afternoon, Mr. Matthews, the home secretary, announced the resignation of General Warren as chief of the metropolitan police. The announcement was greeted with cheers.
A List of the Horrors Attributed to the Whitechapel Fiend.
From the New York World.
The following is a complete list of the nine victimsm who have already fallen a prey to the murderer, popularly known as the "Whitechapel monster:"
No. 1.--On April 3, 1888, Emma Elizabeth Smith, a woman of the town, was murdered in Whitechapel.
No. 2.--August 7, 1888, the body of Martha Tabram, a hawker, was found on the first-floor landing of the George Yard buildings, Commercial street, Spitalfields. The head was nearly severed from the body and there were thirty-two stab-wounds besides the usual mutilation. The murder was committed between midnight and dawn.
No. 3.--Mary Ann Nichols, aged forty-two, a woman of the lowest class, was killed and mutilated like the rest. Her body was found in the street in Buck's row, Whitechapel, in the early morning of Friday, August 31. She had evidently been killed somewhere else and her body carried where it was found, for little blood was discovered where the body lay.
No. 4.--Just a week after the killing of the Nichols woman, Annie Chapman, aged forty-five, another fallen woman, was similarly murdered and mutilated. Her body was discovered in the back yard of 29 Hanbury street 100 yards from the place where the Nichols woman's remans were found. She must have been butchered after 5 a.m., for she was drinking with a man, probably her murderer, at that hour in a public house near by. On the wall near her body was written in chalk: "Five, fifteen more, then I give myself up."
No. 5.--On Sunday, September 23, a young woman was murdered at Gateshead, near Newcastle-on-Tyne, in the north of England. All the circumstances, even to the peculiar mutilation of the body, point to the Whitechapel fiend as the murderer.
No. 6.--Another Whitechapel woman, Elizabeth Stride, nicknamed "Hippy Lip Annie," forty years old, was murdered in Berners street, on Sunday, September 30, at about 1 a.m. Her throat was cut, but there was no slashing of the remains. The body was warm when found and the murderer had been apparently frightened away.
No. 7.--Fifteen minutes after the discovery of the butchery of "Hippy Lip Annie" the mutilated body of another victim, a degraded woman of the Whitechapel district, named Catherine Eddowes, was found in the southwest corner of Mitre square.
No. 8.--On October 2 the highly decomposed remains of a woman, shockingly mutilated and giving evidence of having been killed by the Whitechapel murderer, was found on the site of the projected Metropolitan Opera House on the Thames embankment. This was evidently one of the "five" to which the fiend referred when he chalked the legend over the body of Annie Chapman in Hanbury street on September 8. [This place is near Charing Cross, three miles west of the Whitechapel district.]
No. 9.--The last murder, on November 9, took place in a house in a little lane called Dorset street, nearly Commercial street, Spitalfields. The name of the shockingly mutilated victim was Mary Kelly. She was a native of Limerick.