Saturday, 20 October 1888
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THE EAST END MURDERS - Sir Charles Warren's Address to the Public; House to House Search in Whitechapel. LLOYD'S NEWS. 65 Columns. One penny.
No person is under detention at either of the police stations. The house-to-house search is completed, and has led to no discovery of any value. The householders have offered the fullest assistance to the police throughout the work of inspection. Intelligence was received by the detectives that yesterday afternoon in Islington a strange man was observed to write on a wall the words "I am Jack the Ripper." He was pursued for some distance, but got clear away. The horrible incident of the box containing a portion of a kidney sent to Mr. Lusk, of the Whitechapel Vigilance Committee, is not generally regarded as a practical joke in view of the opinion given by two medical gentlemen, Dr. Openshaw and Mr. Reed. The box and its contents were taken from Leman-street to the City Police Office in Old Jewry, and Dr. Gordon Browne, police-surgeon, will examine and make a report in due course. The extra police precautions are still in force.
As Saturday and Sunday - the days which the Whitechapel murderer has hitherto chosen for his work - come round week by week, special precautions are taken by the police as well as by the self-constituted vigilance committee. Last night, when the policemen on night duty were drawn up in their respective station-yards, preparatory to going on their beats, the last letter sent by "Jack the Ripper" was read over to them. It was pointed out that the writer intimated his intention of committing further murders last night, and the necessity for special vigilance was impressed on the police.
Yesterday the police were engaged in an exhaustive search of the ground between the Victoria Embankment and Cannon-row - the site of the new police offices. The purpose of the search was an endeavour to find other parts of the mutilated remains already discovered, and those engaged were assisted by a bloodhound. There is a well on the ground, probably one of ancient date, and this was drained, but without any result. Other investigations are being made with unremitting care. >