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Morning Oregonian
Oregon, USA
21 July 1889

Reward Offered

Jack the Ripper

A Drunken Sailor Creates a Sensation in London

London, July 20.
Last night a hue and cry was aroused by a report that Jack the Ripper had been caught while attempting his ninth murder in Oldgate (sic) High street. A crowd was attracted by a woman by a woman's cries of murder and shouts of "Jack the Ripper." The police secured the man and locked him up. He was a sailor and he kicked a woman who attempted to rob him. He drew a knife when he saw the crowd approach. He was arrested, but discharged.

The man who gave himself up yesterday, claiming he was the Ripper, said his name was Brodie, and that he left London in September for Kimberley, South Africa. He was an ex convict, and reached Southampton on Monday, making the return voyage as a fireman. Brodie was pronounced insane from consumption and hard use of liquor.