23 November 1888
THE LONDON SUSPECT'S CAREER IN THIS CITY
He Disappeared From Here and Left a Large Sum of Money in the Hibernia Bank.
The general and world-wide interest in the Whitechapel murders is probably exhibited in no greater or less degree in this city than in other places remote from the scene of the crimes, but the fact that Dr. Tumblety, the only man that the London police seem to be able to connect with the dreadful affairs, formerly lived here and that certain information concerning him in the possession of the police authorities may be used in clearing up his connection with the matter, may cause the public interest to be largely increased.
When the news of Tumblety's arrest reached this city, Chief of Police Crowley recollected that the suspected man formerly lived here, and he took the necessary steps to learn all about his career in this city. He found that Tumblety arrived here in the early part of 1870 and took rooms at the Occidental Hotel. He opened an office at 20 Montgomery Street, but remained in the city only a few months, leaving in September of the same year. While here he opened an account with the Hibernia Bank and left a considerable amount to his credit in that institution when he went away. This account has never been closed and the bank still has the money in its vaults. After he left Tumblety had some correspondence with the bank officials.
As soon as Chief Crowley learned these facts he cabled to the London police that specimens of Tumblety's handwriting could be secured if they wanted them. Yesterday morning the following cablegram was received:
London (England) Thursday November 22 - P. Crowley, Chief of Police San Francisco Ca.: Thanks. Send handwriting and all details you can of Tumblety. ANDERSON, Scotland Yard.
The chief will have the correspondence photographed and will send it at once to London together with all the information he has been able to gather concerning Tumblety.