7 March 1891
The terrible murder of the unfortunate woman Frances Coles, under a railway arch in Swallow Gardens, Whitechapel, promises to be added to the long list of mysteries with which "Jack the Ripper" has been identified. The circumstances of this assassination were explained in the last two number of the P.I.P. At the resumed inquest on Feb 27 Ellen Callener deposed that she had seen Frances Coles on the morning of the murder with "a very short man, with a dark moustache, shiny boots, and blue trousers" - she was sure he was not Sadler. The jury, after a short deliberation, found a verdict of "Murder against some person unknown." The Treasury then dropped the prosecution, and Sadler was set free on Tuesday. Sadler asserts that Duncan Campbell was mistaken in supposing that it was he who sold the knife at the Sailors' Home.