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Mitchell Daily Republican
South Dakota, USA
4 January 1889

Like the Whitechapel Fiend

St. Louis, Jan. 4.
An insane man giving the name of John Arthur Burns, is under arrest here for having attempted to murder a woman in a disreputable house in Clark avenue. Burns says that he came direct from Hades, and that he was ordered by God to slay this woman for her impurity.