29 October 1890
MUST BE A LUNATIC
A "Jack the Ripper" Turns Up in New York State
Rondout, N.Y., Oct 29.
Great excitement has been caused at Lattintown, Ulster County, by the appearance of a strange man who signs himself "Jack the Ripper," and who thus far has eluded capture. In his missives he claims to have killed twelve persons and proposes to kill three more. On Sunday night he fired through the window into William M. Mackey's residence and barely missed hitting Mr. Mackey's son. He has also made several attempts to kill the village school teacher. A reward has been offered for his arrest and he will probably soon be caught. It is believed that he is an escaped lunatic.