24 November 1888
Our Artist's illustration of poor Mary Kelly at the door of her ill fated lodging in Miller's court, Dorset street, and of children waifs hungering for a meal in an adjacent thoroughfare, will remind the public forcibly of the terrible conditions of life in the East End and in every other squalid quarter of London. We have warrant for the hope that Lord Mayor Whitehead will do all in his power to mitigate the appalling sum total of wretchedness in the Metropolis, as his Lordship benevolently begins his civic reign with a colossal feast to the poor. We know that many gentlewomen nobly labour to aid their erring sisters, and to reduce human suffering by the active exercise of open handed charity. All honour to them for thus sacrificing their leisure in town as H.R.H. Princess Christian mercifully does in Windsor.