The Yorkshire Herald and the York Herald from York, North Yorkshire, England on October 8, 1888 · 5
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THE YORK HERALD MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1888. pee and Princess Christian returad to HindBor oe Saturday from the Continent. Tke Queen, and other members of the Royal . according to present arrangements, will rtrni to Windsor Castle about the 15th Nov. yr Cunninghame Graham, M.P., has written to tfce Chairman of the North-West Lanark Liberal illation, that he intended looking for a quieter teat. He marriage arranged between Mr. Francis I-ouplas Lane and Miss Fane Gladwin will take yact on Thursday, the 8th November, at 2.30, at 6t I'eiert, Eaton-square. Our London representative is requested to state tfcet the report that Mr. Gladstone has consented u vigil Wolvernampton on November 3rd is not correct, no arrangement of the kind having been made. Tte Lord Chancellor has fixed the 24th inst. for tie reopening of the Royal Courts of Justice for ; the Michaelmas term, and for the ceremony of conveying to Alderman Whitehead her Majesty's unction to his appointment as Lord Mayor of London. Mr. Bancroft, the historian, who is as old as the century, writes as follows to the widow of President I'olk, whose administration covered the jtriod from 1815 to 1849:" I hope my life will be ppared to complete my history to the close of our husband's administration. That will close xlt life work. I am engaged with a corps of type-writers and clerks, and 1 believe I shall be able to accomplish the task." Mr. Bancroft, it cay be remembered, was for a time Secretary of tht Kavy in Mr. Polk's Cabinet. The original of the "Private Secretary " is the Iiev. Mr. Truss, chaplain of Knutsford Gaol. He was staying with Lord de Tabley in Cheshire, when Mr. Beerbohm Tree met him, and at once, enchanted by his quaint mannerisms in speech and dress, immortalised him. The peculiar accent, ' Ba-ath bun," " go-loshes," &,c, is merely Cheshire. Mr. Truss went to see Mr. llawtrey's j lay, and admitted that he had never laughed so much in his life as at the witty caricature. Most people, if asked which family in the I'Litrd Kingdom boasted the biggest average of Christian names, would reply off-hand " The Eoyal." That is not so, however, the doubtful distinction belonging to the family of the Hon. and Rev. Ralph William Lyonel Tollemache-Icliemache, whose thirteen olive branches boast just one short of 100 between them. The rev. gentleman has been twice married, and it is curious to note that the average of the first family is very much less than the second. His first wife was a cousin, who seems to have kept Ler spouse's weakness within bounds; but with hit cppnrnl u-ifc Ttnm n "w : - t daughter of Colonel Ignacio Antonio Orellano-y-Hevest, of the Spanish Army, it had full swing. The first child, a boy, was named Lyulph Ydwallo 0dm Nestor Egbert Lyonel Toedmag Hugh Lrchenwyne Saxon Esa Cromwell Orma Nevill hysart Plantagenet. He is only twelve years old as yet, and can hardly appreciate what is in store for him, but it it all Lombard-street to a China orange that by the time he reaches man's estate he will be tempted to curse, not, like Job, the day of his birth, but the day of his christening. And will tot his sisters particularly Miss Lyona Decima Wonica Esyth Undine Cyssa Hylda Rowena AdelaTiiyra Ursula Isabel Blanche Lelias Dysart i'lattcgenet Tollemache-Tollemache regret that carriage does not entail the change of the whole iiaiiit, and not the surname only. It U stated that Lord Dunraven, atter a racing fmm his yacht Petronella, has retired to his tattle. Lord Dunraven with a keen eye and stdy hand has steered his yacht himself in EfiiJ of these encounters, in which the Yarana generally aud the Irex sometimes have been victorious. He is a capital sailor, just as nimble M he ig in politics. In fluency, perhap3, no mt . xtds Lord Dunraven ; and as for courage, K is as ready with a Bill to reform the House of -ds or 8 I)Jan to revolutionise the commercial system of the country as he is to guide MS boat over the chops of the Channel, hut tht career 0f Ulfi y4Cllt thig yeaj hag beea nmch like his own in politics. He runs very nt. but never reaches the winning:post. Lord fclisbury, it is said, professed never to have derstood why Lord Dunraven retired from his $m in the present Government. Some ob-Krvers think there is identity of cause by sea wlfcnd. Lord Dunraven is a type of very I tVcr tt&D wh do nothing thoroughly. In these a yacht or a political peer, to keep well to I front mus be entirely devoted in the one it to speed, and in the other to patience and severance on a well-recognised track. 1-ropoe of " The Monument," great authorities tod min tLat free6tone-the column is of the eowKrf Portlan(i stone is not suited to the modern anions of London atmosphere, and that if her monument were to be erected granite r0UJd used. A Committee of the House of Ufcmons asked a famous contractor whether Aber-or Cornish granite had any difference in dura-f - He said " None f but pressed for an opinion, that " Aberdeen would last for ever, and Cornish f perhaps a day longer." Now that passing glance at the monument it is well to note ifUjT unto which it was erected, at a cost 0x Ut '' Wren's original design, now at htrr' Was a shaft with volumes of brass flames bwitafe' 0It &t intervals, surmounted with a outr phms- Inscriptions around the pedestal 6y tfge0UE upon the Roman Catholics were set up Pfat 'Ptionatthe time of the Titus Oates pini e6e were erased in deferance to the Placed d0minailt the re?11 of James 11 aad T ,v 6 en tne Prince of Orange was crowned. Wume d m the 26611 January 183L The Rov T WaS' & fclearer atmosphere, used by cfreet t ietV' Who found that the vibration aiical oUsttr affected tne accuracy of astrono- ThACLEsiASTICAL NEWS. fth6 aco Stock, B.A., who only three ?rktoXwf Psted by the Archbishop of hasbeenoggof St. Peter's, Middlesbrough, bring of the vifJ2L 18 Grace the more important U,Wn- Tnis enSf of St. Paul's, in the same Recess which hwatt1?01100 is due to the m ministry at MiAMl! gentleman's SththL t0- Almost ever 2 congregations Preactlng has attracted uk m eenST'h attendance at the ofiMr Stw S46 fihown a constant Si edierJ llicePt the Archbishop's tuo the income of the two StiSSg -e value of Mr. Stock' -uilJ r5S the population o 5C0f B?pS' 0f four thousand The net S Wt tLn eiihi 8 18 u27U" d the population fcSFlS thousand. The sVVices at WW is going have hitherto ?effcarthl T tne congregation, in gWSm strr. ,W Church clergyman would be endeavoured to dissuade the "m resigning. LATEST NEWS. METER'S TELEGRAMS. THE BLACK MOUNTAIN EXPEDITION. COLONEL CROOKSHANK WOUNDED. Simla, Saturday, 3 p.m. A telegram received here to-day announces that Colonel A. C. Crookehank, commanding the fourth column of General M 'Queen's expedition, was Eeverely wounded while making a reconnaisance. The third column of the expedition has occupied the crest of the Black Mountain, after a slight skirmish with the enemy, in which three men of the Sussex Regiment and two Sepoys were wounded. We learn from the India Office that a later telegram received on Saturday states that Colonel A. C. Crookehank, C.B., is doing welL Eotkai, which has been occupied by General Galbraith, after a severe skirmish with the enemy, is & village of the Hassanzais, twelve miles north of Darband, and ten miles east of Oghi. West of Kotkai flows the Indus; to the east, between Kotkai and Oghi, are the gloomy heights of Kala Dhaka, the Black Mountain. Eotkai is almost the only level spot between the range and the river. The village was destroyed in 1853 by a force under Major James Abbott. While the fourth column, with General Galbraith, has advanced northward to Eotkai, the other three columns are ascending the range from the ea6t side. Colonel Sym's column went up the Koodgali Spur, Colonel Sunderland's column up the Sambul Put Spur it is reported to have reached the crest of the range; while another column, under Colonel Haly, has probably taken another route. Colonel A. C. W. Crook&hank, C.B., commanded the fourth column, which advanced to Kotkai ; and he has been severely wounded in a reconnaissance- FURTHER FIGHTING. Simla, Sunday, 7.52 p.m. According to the latest despatches from General McQueen's expedition, the first columns now holds Chittabut, on the crest of the Black Mountain. The second column has moved to Barchar, and will camp there. The third column advanced yesterday from Akhund on the crest of the mountain to Karun, on its western Elope. The enemy burned the viUages on the line of advance and some Guerille fighting took place, in which one Sepoy was killed and five Sepoys and three men of tbe Sussex regiment were wounded, "he column found the country very difficult and water scarce, and is, therefore, returning to the Crest. It is not expected thatit will be able to make a fresh advance in the direction of the fourth column for two or three days, when a road will have been cut through the forest. The four h column is still at Kotkai on the Indas, and is being harassed by the enemy. The troops are collecting bridge material, and will probably cross the river in order to attack the enemy. FIGHTING IN AFGHANISTAN. DEFEAT OF ISHAK KHAN. Snt la, Saturday. The Ameer Abdurrahman reports that his troops have defeated l6hak Khan at Tashkurgan and have captured the town. Ishak is now a fugitive. THE LATE GERMAN EMPEROR'S DIARY. Beiilin, Saturday. A despatch from Hamburg announces that no definite step has yet been taken by the Imperial Prosecutor for the institution of legal proceedings against Professor Geffcken. A contradiction is given to the statement recently published by some newspapers, that during a 6earch made at the professor's residence, the authoiities had found a wntteu permission from the late Emperor Frederick for the publication of his Majesty's diary, THE NEW YORK MAYORALTY. New Yoek, Saturday. The Tammany Hall Democrats held a meeting last night, at which they nominated Mr. Grant, at present Sheriff of New York, as their candidate for the mayoralty. AN EAGLE DEVOURS A CHILD. An authenticated telegram from Wichita, Kansas, says that the baby of William Beattie, a farmer, was carried off by an eagle, killed, and devoured. The baby was a few weeks old, and was sleeping on a blanket outside the house, while the father was at work near by. A little girl ran to him and told him that the baby " had flied away." The neighbours were assembled, and the eagle followed to its nest and shot ; but only the skeleton of the child was found. DUNDEE THEATRE DESTROYED BY FIRE. A Dundee correspondent telegraphs that the old Dundee Theatre Royal, built seventy-eight years ago, was destroyed by fire on Saturday. The building had been used as a music-hall for several years past, since the erection of Her Majesty's Theatre. Extensive alterations were being made, preparatory to the production of the spectroscopic representation of Faust. The workmen left at midnight, and at two o'clock flames broke out, and the whole building was soon gutted. The property is only partially insured. SHOCKING FATALITY TO A SONAMBULIST AT SCARBRO'. On Saturday night, while Mr. Amos Jackson, cab proprietor, North Marine Road, Scarbrough, was sitting in his house, he heard a noise above, and immediately afterwards a dull dead thud in the back yard. He at once ran out and sought the assistance of P.C.'s Medd and Normaeton, who returned to the house with him. Upon going into the yard they found a child lying in her nightdress, and apparently fearfully injured Dr. Cross was sent for, but before he arrived at the house the cbild was dead. An examination of the body showed that the head was fearfully fractured and the right arm broken. The constables at once began to institute inquiries, and shortly afterwards learned that the child was named Annie Jane Wilson, was nine years of age, and was the daughter of Mr. John Wilson, joiner, 41, North Marine-road. It appears that the girl in her sleep had opened the skylight and clambered upon the slates. She had walked over more roofs before falling. The houses in this thoroughfare are very high, and the child must at least have fallen a distance of forty feet. It seems very singular that she managed to get so great a distance from her father's bouse before falling, for after passing a stack of chimneys attached to the fourth house, there is a drop of seven feet to the roof of the fifth at tbe back, and one foot at the front. Evidently she has passed round the stack on the front fide, aad then getting over the ridge again had crossed from more roofs before reaching the house where the accident occurred. She was a child, it appears, of a very nervous disposition, and had she not been suffering from somnambulism, she could not possibly have climbed so great A distance. ATTEMPTED MURDER AT NEWCASTLE. An attempt to murder was made at Newcastle-on-Tyne on Saturday afternoon by a man named Dunhill, a plumber, who formerly lived with Margaret Cooper, a single woman. Dunhill wished to renew the intimacy, and went to the woman's house on Saturday. While he was there screams were heard, and he was seen to leave the house by the window. The door, which was locked, having been forced, Cooper was found on the floor with her throat cut. A blood-stained table-knife was lying near. Dunhill escaped. The woman lies at the Infirmary in a dangerous state. RAILWAY NEWS. Another death has occurred in connection with the recent accident in Standedge Tunnel, when the driver and fireman of a passenger engine were badly scalded owing to the firebox being damaged through the breaking of an inside connecting rod. The driver died some days ago, and on Saturday morning the fireman, Charles Walling, aeed 37, of Taylor-street, Regent-road, Salford, died at the Hudder6field Infirmary irom the effects of the injuries he sustained. A NEW RAILWAY TUNNEL. The joint companies, the Great Western and the London and INorth-Western Railways, have virtually decided to make a new tunnel under Drnmore Hill, on the main line from Cardiff to Crewe, which now connects Hereford with Shrewsbury and Worcester. At present all down trains have to stop for some time before entering the present tunnel, which is three miles long, as there is only a single line through it. In" the working of the new express Bervice of trains running from Bristol to the north, via the Severn Tunnel, this is found to be a serious disadvantage. The new tunnel would be used for the up service alone. THE CONGRESS OF RAILWAY SERVANTS. This Congress was resumed at the Public Hall, Preston. On the motion of the Darlington delegate it was agreed f hold a conference at Darlington on the hours question, and that the expense be borne by the association. The Sunderland representative proposed, and it was agreed, that delegates on Saturday business who were unable to return home the same night be allowed 12s. 6d. per day, and in case of returning home the allowance be 10s. per day. The Willes-den representative moved that a sum of 500 be devoted to the raising of a wing for sick men at St. Margaret 6 Convalescent Home, Dover, or any other home that might be thought most suitable, but the proposition was not seconded. It was agreed, on tne proposition of the delegate from Clapham Junction, that the weekly payments from the Protection Fund be granted for at least one month after a member's discharge. The Carlisle and Newcastle Central delegate proposed that a motion passed by the Executive Committee in favour of the sugar bounties be rescinded, and that the meeting deprecated the action of the late Executive in pledging the name of the society to any political movement. Agreed to. Another resolution, disapproving of the action of the general secretary' in attending the Sugar Bounties Conference, was negatived after an explanation by the secretary. It was proposed that the next conference be held at Hull. The representative of that town said that he had been commissioned to give a cordial invitation to the delegates. As an amendment it was proposed that the next congress be at Dublin, from which city a pressing invitation had come. On a vote being taken 33 members voted for Hull and 34 for Dublin. After some minor matters had been disposed of, the congress closed with a vote of thanks to the president. MILITARY NEWS. The Jubilee gift of the officers of the army to the Queen is at length nearly completed. It has been designed by that brilliant young sculptor, Mr. Gilbert, and is an exquisite work of art. It is to form a centrepiece for the royal dining table, and is nearly three feet in height. The design is 6trangely graceful. A large double shell, formed of silver in the shape of a nautilus, is supported on a pedestal of laminated metal. Out of it rises a crystal globe, on which are worked in silver and gold shells and sea plants, and the whole is surmounted by a figure of Victory, the lovely contours of which, combined with the airy lightness ol the pose recall the best work of Cellini. On one side of the pedestal is a figure of Britannia, and on the other of St. George. Major-General Maitland, the newly-created Director-General oi the Ordnance Factories, presided at the annual dinner of the Royal Arsenal Foremen's Association in London on Saturday night, and speeches were made by Sir Frederick Abel (president of the New Explosive Committee) and by all the recently-appointed heads of the manufacturing branches of the Ordnance service. Sir Frederick Abel spoke of the cnanges which bad recently been made at the Government factories, and said while it would be premature to speak of the consequences, yet some good results had been already accomplished. Major-General Maitland said the chauge had been chiefly in the higher strata of the departments, and therefore were indistinctly seen, but the result had been to consolidate the Public Works and place them upon a sounder footing. During the past jTear the Ordnance factions had been very busy, and he hoped soon to see an order given for the manufacture of a new magazine rifle, which was at present under trial, and, so far as he could see, was likely to be a more serviceable weapon. Captain Younghusband, Colonel English, and others also SDoke. THE COLOURS OF THE WESTMORELAND REGIMENT IN A PAWNSHOP. Through the efforts of Lord Campbell, who takes great interest in the various regimental flags, there have been discovered in a pawnshop tbe flags of the 55th (Westmoreland) Regiment. They date as far back as 1760. and there is little doubt that they have been hidden in the dark recesses of the pawnshop for over a century. How they got there will doubtless ever remain a mystery. Lord Campbell has expressed a desire to band the ancient relics over for final keeping in tbe Parish Church at Kendal, and some structural alterations are at piesent being made for the purpose. There are already in the Parish Church the tattered rags of the regiment which went through the African. Indian, and Chinese campaigns. The regiment is now stationed at Portsmouth, and in a few days it is to be presented with new colours. When this has been done the old colours of the Crimean -w ar will also be handed "over to the Parish Church at Kendal for safe keeping. AFFAIRS IN THE SOUDAN. The Times' Suakim correspondent telegraphs: There is great discontent among the enemy, but large supplies it is believed will be brought in from Berber and Khartoum snortly, and reinforcements are also expected. The Mounted Infantry went out Yesterday morning to reconnoitre, and the enemy opened a heavy fire on them from the distant trenches. Last night several shells were fired into the place. The arrival of H.M.S. Racer and the Egyptian troops has caused a feeling of security. THE DEATH OF ENGLISH EXPLORERS IN THE CAUCASUS. The Times prints a letter from the President of the Alpine Club, leaving no room for doubt that two English mountaineers, Mr. IV. F. Donkin and Mr. H. Fox, of Wellingbrough, with two Swiss guides, have lost their lives in the Caucasus. Mr. Donkin was secretary both to the Alpine Club and the Photographic Society, and held the Pro-fessorebip of Chemistry at St. George's Hospital. Mr. H. Fox was a young man of great athletic promise and a member of the Somerset County Eleven. ZANZIBAR. The 'J vmes Zanzioar correspondent says : Zanzibar is crowded with fugitive members of the German Company at Bagamoyo and Darsalaam. Two German ships guard the deserted buildings. The German Plantation Company is making efforts to purchase a safe conduct from the in-surgeants for six Germans employed near Pangani with some hopes of fsuccess, as the rebels greatly need money. AH the English missionaries are reported to be safe. The Sultan's steamer returned here to-day bringing the entire British Indian populations of Lando Mikauden and Sude, with their families and property. The Kilua insurgents forbade the departure of the British traders thence, guaranteeing their safety. An outbreak is reported at Unyamwezi. LONDON ATROCITIES. SATURDAY NIGHT'S PRECAUTIONS. Throughout Saturday the inhabitants of White-xhapel were kept in a state of feverish excitement by the knowledge that threatening letters wre constantly bdng received by the police authorities at the varioup stations intimating that the assassin would shortly re-commence his ghastly work. Towards the evening the dismay became remarkably intensified, as reports of further threats were circulated, many of them appearing to be the pure inventions of cruel triflers. But whether true or false, they at least served as an incentive not only to the police to adopt extra precautions but even stimulated the residents to alertness, if possible, to prevent a repetition of the horrible murders for Saturday night at least. Soon after ten o'clock the streets of Whitechapel and Spital-fields assumed an almost deserted appearance as far as women were concerned, and those who ventured abroad did not do so singly, but moved about in twos and threes. Even the unfortunate class to which the murdered women belonged were not an exception to this rule. This plan seems to have been adopted by women of this character, and doubtless will prove a greit obstacle to the movements of the murderer, who, finding that a third party haunts his actions, will not find another opportunity so easily of carrying out his boasted designs. The police were nervously apprehensive that the night would not pass without some startling occurrence. The most extraordinary precautions were taken in- consequence, and so complete were the measures adopted, both by the City and Metropolitan Police authorities, that it seemed impossible for the murderer to make his appearance in the East End without detection. Large bodies of plain-clothes men were drafted by Sir Charles Warren to the Whitechapel district from other parts of London, and these, together with the detectives, were so numerous that in the more deserted thoroughfares almost every man met with was a police-officer. The City police, far from being outdone in their exertions to ensure the protection of the public, more than doubled the patrols, so that almost every nook and corner of the various beats came under police supervision every five minutes. In addition to this measure men were stationed at fixed distances to watch for auy suspicious looking person, and when thought at all necessary to follow them. These arrangements to ensure safety and to reassure the public of the efforts taken on their behalf applied equally to other parts of the metropolis, it being thought that the murderer finding Whitechapel rather too warm for him might transfer bis operations to another district. The parks, where the fiend would have no difficulty in finding victims, were specially well patrolled, and the police in the most outlying districts were keenly alive to the anxieties of the situation. Most of the men were on duty all Friday nightin the East End j the extra work, therefore, was particularly harassing. But every man entered heartily into the work, and not a murmur was heard. " All were upon their mettle, and if collective and individual zeal were all that was required the murderer would soon be hunted down. Supplementing the energy displayed by the police, hundreds of people living in the back streets sat up all night, whilst dozens of sturdy householders paid occasional visits to yards and other secluded spots in their immediate vicinity. The volunteer patrols organised by the Whitechapel Vigilance Committee lent marked assistance to the police. Their patrols were told off to well planned beats, many of these amateur policemen being furnished with noiseless boots, a measure which has lately been strongly urged upon the Metropolitan Police. It is supposed that the murderer is armed with a revolver, and, if detected, will shoot at the first person who attempts to capture him ; in any case his knife, in such skilful hands, would, if he had the slightest chance of dealing a blow, prove mortal. The large reward offered, has, however, afforded sufficient stimulus to as large a number of strong, able-bodied men as are required for the dangerous duty of tracking down the murderer. THE WHITEHALL MYSTERY. A MISSING YOUNG WOMAN. EXTRAORDINARY STORY". An examination of the remains brought to London on Friday night from Guildford by Inspector Marshall, was made on Saturday, by Mr. Bond, the head surgeon at Westminster Hospital, and it has been ascertained that they do not belong to the trunk discovered in the vault at Whitehall. In fact the opinion of the medical man is that they are not human remains at all. In connection with the mystery the detective police are most assidously investigating cases of missing young women, and their attention has been specially directed to the remarkable disappearance of a girl named Lilly Vass, between seventeen and eighteen years of age, who left her home, No. 45, Tettcott-road, Chelsea, on July 19 last, and has never been seen or heard of since. On the 27th October Mrs. Vass, the mother of the young woman, applied to Mr. Biron, the sitting magistrate ai the Westminster Police-court, and some publicity was given to the extraordinary disappearance of her daughter, who was stated to be of rather prepossessing appearance. The detective police have several times called on Mrs. Vass to obtain additional particulars about the girl, and at their request the mother accompanied an officer to the Millbank mortuary to view tbe remains there. She was, however, quite unequal to the ordeal of making an inspection, and only saw the black flowered satine skirt in which the trunk was found. She could not recognise this, and was the more disposed to discredit the supposition that the remains were those of her daughter from the fact that one of the police officers told her that they belonged to a woman at least 26 years of age. In an interview a person had with Mrs. Vass at her house on Friday night, she gave many additional particulars as to the disappearance of her daughter. She eaid that her daughter was in service with a lady in Sealcott-road, Wandsworth Common, and on the 19th of July she left home ostensibly to go back to her situation. "Although I had always found her a truthful girl, I am bound to say she deceived me in one respect," said Mrs Vass. " She had left her situation, although she told me she had not. I think it was on the Monday she came home, and she left on the Thursday. She was then wearing a black straw hat trimmed with crape, and a very dark ulster with a velvet trimming front. She was a dark-complexioned girl, fairly stout, quite of medium height 5ft. 5iu. certainly, and her dress was of black and white material nothing like that I saw at the mortuary, but of course that goes for nothing. She had darlc hair, fringed on the forehead, and her face was round and fresh coloured. We think she must have been enticed away. She was not a girl who kept a lot of company, and I believe the only person who ever wrote to her was a girl in service at Notting-nill. Lilly has kept her places two or tliree years at a time, but she had only been with the lady at Wandsworth about six months. If she is alive she must have been taken away right out of London, for we have looked aud inquired everywhere for her, and can get no tidings." Questioned as to how the girl left home, the mother went on to say : " She told me, as I have already said, that she was going back to her place at Wandsworth, and that she thought she was going to travel with her mistress to the Isle of Wight. She left behind her mackintosh and bag, and went away with nothing but tbe clothes she stood upright in. I was not surprised at this, because she explained that she had left her box with a charwoman of Chatham-road, Wandsworth Common. Everything pointed to the idea that she was going back to service, because she promised to send her brother a shilling to spend 'at a treat,' and to repay me a very small sum I advanced her. She was a girl not devoid of f-enee ; but rather abrupt in manner. I think that if she were alive she would write, even if she did not wish me to know where she was." Interrogated as to the possible identity of her daughter with the victim of the mysterious crime now being investigated by the A Division detectives, Mrs. Vokf. somewhat distressed, said she hardlv knew ' what to think so many dreadful things were happening. Of course, recognition of the remains without the head was well-nigh impossible, and so much depended on what the doctor said. Her daughter had fine arms, and her hand was rough from hard work. The only mark about the girl's body were on the neck, and they were the scars of old abscesses which were lanced. A DISCOVERY. The police do not disguise the fact that they have obtained important information which will lead to the identification of the murdered woman and possibly to the arrest of the perpetrator of the crime. One officer states that the maker of the silk skirt in which the body was found has been discovered. The maker is the proprietor of a West End establishment. Having discovered so much, it is probable that the person who ordered and received the skirt will be reached. Thus some Eensational development ot the case is anticipated. The date of the committal of the crime was fixed under rather peculiar circumstances. The piece of a London paper adhering to the remains was only about six inches long and four broad. Upon searching the files at the office of the paper, however, it was found that it was a portion of an edition published on the 24th of August. The doctors and the police thereupon came to the conclusion, comparing this with post mortem indications, that the deed must have been committed either on that date or shortly anterior thereto. A POSSIBLE CLUE. Mr. Edward Deuchar has communicated some information to the police which may afford a clue to the discovery of the man who deposited the body of the woman in Whitehall and the arm in the Thames. Mr. Deuchar is a conmercial traveller, and a little over three weeks ago he went on a tramcar from Vauxhall Station to London Bridge. It is stated that he noticed a man on the car carrying a parcel. He would not have tL ken particular notice of the parcel but for tne fact that there was a terrible smell emanting from it. The olfactory organs of most of the passengers were affected by the extraordinary stench which pervaded the car. A lady gave her busband, who was sitting next to the man, some lavender to hold to his nose. The parcel seemed to be heavy. The man carried it with extreme care under his arm. It was tied up in brown paper. The top of it was under his arm, while he held the corner end in his hand. Mr. Deuchar says the man looked ill at ease and agitated. He described him as a powerfully-built man, of rough appearance, with a goatee beard, and rather shabbily dressed. Mr. Deuchar is confident that he could recognise him again. The car went on, and when at the Obelisk, St. George's-circus, several persons alighted. Mr. Deuchar still remained on the car, but when about thirty yards past the Obelisk, said, " This stench is awful j I can't stand it any longer," and proceeded to go out. Just at that moment the suspicious-looking individual with the parcel asked the conductor, "Have we passed the Obelisk yet?" and jumped out. Mr. Deuchar, when he had descended and walked some distance towards London Bridge, called a policeman's attention to the retreating form of the " man with the stinking parcel," and told him to " keep an eye on him." IMPORTANT DISCOVERIES. London, Saturday, Noon. Respecting the Westminster mystery, it is today stated that the police have discovered that the flowered skirt round the corpse was obtained from a London West-End draper, and that the piece of newspaper wrapped up with the body belongs to one bearing date August 24th, which is further said to be the date on which the remains were found at Guildford. THE GUILDFORD " MYSTERY." Last night, the result of the examination by Doctors Bond and Hibberd of tbe remains which were brought from Guildford revealed that they belonged to a bear. The trunk found at Whitehall, and arms discovered at Pimlico, have been taken out cf the spirit in which they were being preserved in order to be buried, and an endeavour made to restore them to their normal size and shape. Instructions have also been given for them to be photographed. ANOTHER "SPIRIT-RAISING" JOKE. An extraordinary statement bearing, upon the Whitechapel tragedies was made to the Cardiff police yesterday by a respectable looking, elderly woman, who 6tated that she was a spiritualist, and in company with five other persons held a siayice on Saturday night. They summoned the spirit ol Elizabeth Stride, and after some delay the spirit came, and in answer to questions stated that her murderer was a middle-aed man, whose name she mentioned, and who resided at a given number in Commercial-road or street, W hitechapel.and who belonged to a gang of t wel ve. ANOTHER FOOLISH JOURNALIST. A journalist on Saturday night attempted to play the rule of amateur detective by donniug women's clothes. He succeeded in evading suspicion for some time, but eventually was surrounded by some women who declared that he was a man, and as a crowd soon gathered and continued to increase he found it desirable to proceed to the Southwark Police-station, where the people called upon the police to take him into custody. But as he was professionally well known there he was ultimately able to return to his home without further molestation. ARREST AT BIRMINGHAM. At Birmingham Police-court, on Saturday, a man giving the name of Alfred Napier Blanchard, canvasser, from London, was charged on his own confession with the Whitechapel murder. The prisoner was arrested on the strength of a statement he had been making in a public-house, containing a circumstantial account of his proceedings. He now denies any connection, and explains his confession by pleading mental excitement, caused by reading about the affair. He was remanded till Monday, but the police do not consider the arrest important. A TELEGRAM AND LETTER FROM "JACK THE RIPPER. The following postal telegram was received by the Metropolitan police at five minutes to twelve on Friday night. It was handed in at an office in the Eastern district, at 8 p.m. : " Cbas. Warren, Head of the Police, Central Office. Dear Boss, If you are willing enough to catch me, I am now in the City-road, lodging, but number you will have to find out.and I mean to do another murder to-night in Whitechapel. Yours, Jack the Ripper." A letter was alao received at the Commercial-street Police Station by the first post on Saturday .addressed "Commercial-street Police Station." The letter was addressed in black lead pencii.and tbe contents, which were also written in pencil, were couched in ridiculous language. The police believe that it is the work of a lunatic. It was signed " Jack the Ripper," and said he was " going to work." in Whitechapel last night. He added that he was going to commit another murder in Goswell-road to-night and spoke of having "several bottles of blood underground in Epping Forest," and frequently referred to "Jack the Ripper, underground." The letter has been handed to Inspector Abberline, who has communicated it to the G Division, in whose district Goswell-road is. Similar ridiculous letters have before been received by the police. The telegram received by the metropolitan police has been proved to have been handed in at the chief office ot the eastern district in Commercial-read, but no information is forthcoming as to how it came to be accepted by the telegraphic authorities, or by whom it was handed in. The police are inquiring into this matter. A letter has been received by a Manchester newspaper and a post-card by a Brighton paper signed "Jack the Ripper." . Both are mere practical jokes. THE SUPPOSED MURDERER'S PORTRAIT RECOGNISED. THE POLICE ON HIS TRACK. There has been a startling development in the mysterious tragedies in Whitechapel. The police have now a tangible clue a distinct, definite clue. This clue they even hope will actually lead to the capture of the murderer. They have now something like evidence of his identity or, at least, of a man who is believed to be him. This evidence they are following up with increasing activity. A man has been identified or, rather, the sketch-portrait of a man has been. This man is believed to be the fellow who was talking to the murdered woman in Berner-street until within a quarter of an hour of the time when she was killed. He has been identified by the man Packer, who declares that he saw him two doors from the scene of the murder late on Saturday night. It was noticed that Packer, as also another important witness, at once rejected the faces of men of a purely sensuous type, and that rhev thus threw aside the portraits of several noted American criminals. Both witnesses inclined to the belief that the man's age was not more than 30, in which estimate they were supported by the police-constable, who guessed him to be 28. If the impressions of the two men, who, it may be supposed, have actually conversed with the alleged murderer, be correct, then an important piece of evidence has been discovered. THE FRUTTKHKR'S STOB.Y. This is how Hacker describes the incident which brought the man to his notice: On Saturday night, about half-past eleven o'clock, this man and the woman he has identified as the deceased, came to the fruiterer's shop which he keeps. It was not necessary for them to enter it, as customers usually stand upon the pavement, and make their purchases through the window, which is not a shop-front of the ordinary kind. Packer is certain that the woman, who wore a dark jacket and a bonnet with some crape stuff in it, was playing with a white flower which she carried, The mrn was square built, about 5ft. Tin. in height, thirty years of age, full in the tace, dark complexion, without moustache, and alert-looking Eia hair was black. He wore a long black coat and soft felt hat. It seemed to Packer that he was a clerk, and not a working man. He spoke in a quick, sharp manner, and stood in front of the window. The man purchased half a pound of black grapes, which were given to him in a paper bag, and he paid threepence in coppers. The couple then stood near the gateway of the club for a minute or so, and afterwards crossed the road and remained talking by the Board School for some time. They were still there when Packer had had 6upper. and when he went to bed ; and Mrs. Packer remarked it as strange that they should remain, for rain was falling at the time. It is remarkable circumstance much more than an ordinary coincidence that the description of the supposed murderer given by Packer was on Friday confirmed by another man who, without being aware of the fact, also chose from th sketches the one which had been already selected by Packer. THE DAIRYMAN'S INTOBMATION. Search for an individual answering to the description, but having a small moi'stache and wearing a black deerstalker felt hat, instead of soft one, has been made by the police in Whitechapel every since Saturday, Sept. 1, the day following the Buck-row tragedy. Information was tendered at King David's-lane Police-station, at about that time, by a dairyman who has a place of business in Little Turner-street, Commercial-road. It will be recollected that on Saturday, Sept. 1, a desperate assault was reported to have been committed near to the music-hall in Cambridge-heath-road, a man, having seized a woman by the throat and dragged her down a court, where was joined by a gang, where he was joined by a gang, one of whom laid a knife across the woman's throat, remarking " We will serve you as we did the others." The particulars of this affair were subsequently stated to be untrue ; but the milkman had reason to suppose that the outrage was actually perpetrated, and he suspects that the murderer of Mary Ann Nicholls, in Buck's-row, had something to do with it. THE SFSPECT CHANGING HIS CLOTHES. At any rate, upon that Saturday nigtit, at five minutes to eleven o'clock, a man, corresponding with the description given by Packer of the individual who purchased the grapes in Berner-street, called at the shop, which is on the left of a covered yard, usually occupied by barrows, which are let out on hire. He was in a hurry, and he asked for a pennyworth of milk, with which he was served, and he drank it down at a gulp. Asking permission to go into the yard or shed, he went there, but the dairyman caught a glimpse of something white, and, having suspicions, he rejoined the man in the shed, and was surprised to observe that he had covered up his trousers with a pair of white overalls, such as engineers wear. The man had a staring look, and appeared greatly agitated. He made a movement forward, and the brim of his hard felt hat struck the dairyman, who is, therefore, sure of the kind that he was wearing In a hurried manner the stranger took out of a black, shiny bag, which was on the ground, a white jacket, and rapidly put it on, completely hiding his cutaway black coat, remarking meanwhile, "It's a dreadful murder, isn't it?" although the subject had not been previously mentioned. Without making a pause the suspicious person caught up his bag, which was still open, and rushed into the street, towards Shadwell, saying, " I think I've cot a clue ! " The matter was reported to the police, and although strict watch has been maintained for the re-appearance of the man he has not been seen in the street since. He is said to have had a dark complexion, such as a seafaring man acquires. The style of collar that he was then wearing was one of the turn-down pattern. He had no marked American accent, and his general appearance wes that of a clerk or student whose beard had been allowed three days' growth. His hair was dark, and his eyes large and staring. THE BLACK SHINY BAG. This witness spoke of a mau carrying a black shiny bag. It will be remembered that the man who called at the Three Nuns had a black shiny bag, and that the only man whom Mrs. Mortimer saw previously pass through Berner-street had a black shiny bag. There are, of course, some divergencies in the evidence of identity ; but the police are believed at last to have obtained a most important clue. IS DE THE WHITECHAPEL MURDERER, New York, Saturday. The New l ork Herald declares that the seaman Dodge, who recently stated that a Malay whom he met in London, threatened to murder a number of Whitechapel women for robbing him, said that he knew the street where the Malay stayed, but that he would not divulge the name until he learned what chance there was of a reward. He stated, however, that the street was not fax from the East India Dock Road, but he was not certain about the house where the man lived. Another seaman said he thought the Malay was was now on a vessel plying in the North Sea. OPINIONS OF THE PRESS. ALL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN IRELAND AND WALES. The Daily News joins in deprecating the formation of a Welsh "Home Rule" party. We have an absolute conviction it declares, that every national claim which Wales can make will be conceded without much difficulty or delay by the Imperial Parliament. Wales will not make any unreasonable claim. Wales has shown a patience which we cannot call anything but generous and noble in regard to its just demands. But it seems to us clear that Wales will have all it desires through the help of the Liberal party, and can hardly liave anything it desires without the Liberal party. The Liberal party, as Mr. Osborne Morgan points out, have already adopted Welsh disestablishment and disendow-ment as a definite part of their programme. No one on the Liberal side of the political field wants to shelve, to balk, or to delay the accomplishment of the national desires of Wales. It is only a question of time and policy. It does not seem to us therefore to be by any means a prudent course, in the interests of Wales herself, that a Welsh party should be set up, the business of which should be to press and force tbe Welsh demands, independently of and in spite of the counsels and the actions ot the whole Liberal party. The Irish case was very different. THE SIEGE OF SUAKIM. The Morning Post considers that in our present position in regard to Egypt, it would be foolish to look lightly on any outbreak of rebellion in the Soudan. The Egyptian people, there is little doubt, regard with keen interest the progress ot what is now to all intents and purposed the siege of Suakim. That there is a possibility of the attempt to capture the town succeeding is, we think, clear, and no reasonable effort should ba spared to avert such a disaster. Another English ship has, we believe, been sent to aid in the defence of the town, but if further reinforcements are wanted they should be promptly provided. It would be comparatively easy now to check the advance of the tribesmen, and to ensure the safety of the town for some time to come, but if suakim should be captured it might be necessary to sena vet another expedition to re-estaolish Kgyptim authority there. If the place is to be kept at all, it should be kept securely.

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