South Dakota, USA
13 February 1889
The reported "Jack the Ripper" murders of Jamaica and Nicaragua inventions of London Police
London, Feb. 13.
There is reason to believe that the intermittent stories of real or attempted outrages of a similar character in various parts of the world since the latest East London horror were really put in circulation by Scotland Yard detectives, presumably with the strategical idea, which cannot fail to awaken admiration for its brilliancy, of lulling to sleep the vigilance of the real monster and tempting him to add another to his list of victims. The reported outrages in Central America really appear to have been of this kind, and if their promulgation was truly due to the ingenuity of the inspectors here it reflects some credit on their powers of invention. The belief of the Dundee authorities that they have captured the Whitechapel fiend is not shared by the Scotland Yard officials.