29 November 1888
Dr. Tumblety, who has gained some considerable notoriety in connection with the Whitechapel murder, is well known in Ottawa. He at one time was spoken of as a candidate in opposition to late T. D'Arcy McGee. He took great pride in showing what purported to be letters from Emperor Napoleon III, the Duke of Wellington and all the eminent people of Europe on his ability and the reason of friendship which existed between the writers and himself, but he was very reticent on his escapades in the Maritime Provinces and as to how he was drummed out of a Quebec village near Montreal. His life in Canada would fill a large volume of adventures, thrilling in interesting but too demoralizing for publication.