18 November 1890
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 last 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 pockets was a pamphlet containing the names of a number of prominent men, both of 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 print to the charge advanced against him by the London authorities and spoke of his escape unscathed from the villifying (sic) statements of newspapers.