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The Two Republics

4 October 1890

It Was All a Hoax

Mackay Bennett cable.
London, Oct. 2.
The telegrams sent from here yesterday concerning the appearance of "Jack the Ripper" were the silly concoction of some would be smart newspaper men. The cruel hoax has made many of the miserable creatures of Whitechapel district stay within doors in terror of their lives. The metropolitan police say they have the supposed author of the forged letter of warning under surveillance.