14 November 1888
A PROMISING CLUE OBTAINED BY POLICE
Two Persons who Saw and Can Describe the Man--Sir Charles Warren's Resignation.--A Thames Mystery.
In the House of Commons to-day Mr. Matthews, Home Secretary, stated that the resignation of Sir Charles Warren as Chief of the Metropolitan Police was solely due to his refusal to submit to the rule which forbids officials to publicly criticise the Government service. General Warren in announcing his resignation, said Mr. Matthews, wrote that had he known that such a rule existed he would never have accepted the post.
The body of a well-dressed woman was taken out of the Thames this morning. There were marks on the body which gave rise to a suspicion that the woman had been murdered, but it is possible that she committed suicide, and that the marks were received by contact with objects in the water. The police searched the casual wards of the various police stations in the hope of getting some clue to the murderer, but they were unsuccessful. They arrested a man who had a bowie knife in his possession, but there is no reason to believe that he was instrumental in the woman's death.