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Times (London)
Friday, 7 December 1888


A statement of the estimated expenses and income of the City of London Police establishment for the next year has been presented to the Corporation. The expenses are estimated at 107,728. The salary of the Commissioner is 2,000, the chief superintendent 615, the surgeon 300, three clerks 575, and the police receiver 350. The force consists of 891 men, and their wages amount to 74,587. One superintendent receives 6 17s. 7d. per week, the pay of 16 inspectors ranges from 4 2s. to 3 1s. 6d. weekly, 14 station sergeants and 12 detective sergeants are paid 2 11s. 3d. per week, 35 sergeants receive 1 19s. 11d., and 32 others 1 16s; 435 constables are paid 1 12. 3d., 263 are in receipt of 1 8s. 8d., and 85 others receive 1 5s. 7d. per week each. Detective officers and plain clothes patrols have an extra allowance instead of uniform, and 137 of the police, who are told off to regulate the traffic in the streets, are also paid a small additional sum weekly. The whole force receives 3s. per month each for boot money. The clothing of the force costs 3,180. The sum of 8,813 is set apart annually for superannuation purposes. The rents, taxes, and other expenses of the stations amount to 7,795; of the infirmary, 586; and of the houses for married constables, 2,091. The estimated income of the establishment is 110,058. Of this, 74,221 will be produced by the police rate of 5d. in the pound on the assessable rental of the City (3,790,020), the City's cash contributes 23,960, and the Bridge House Estates Committee pay 765 for the watching of the bridges. The rents received from 235 single constables lodging at the stations, at 1s. 6d. per week, amount to 1,020, and from 87 married constables for lodgings, 1,330. For the services of the 89 men on duty at the Bank of England, Post Office, newspaper offices, wharves, and public buildings, 8,533 is paid. There is an estimated surplus on the account of 2,329.

THE WHITECHAPEL MURDERS.-A news agency states that the police yesterday made a singular arrest, which was reported to be in connexion with the Whitechapel murders. It appears that during the afternoon a man, described as a Polish Jew, was arrested near Drury-lane, but for what offence is not exactly clear. The man, who is of short stature, with a black moustache, was taken to the Bow-street Police-station, where he was detained for a time. In the meantime a telegraphic communication was forwarded to Leman-street Police-station, which is the head-quarters of the Whitechapel division, requesting the attendance of one of the inspectors. Detective-Inspector Aberline [sic] immediately proceeded to Bow-street, and subsequently brought away the prisoner in a cab, which was strongly escorted. The man, who is well known to the local force of police and detectives, is stated to have been absent from the neighbourhood of Whitechapel lately