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  • Assorted Sims Articles--Mustard & Cress

    In no particular order.....I'll post some from time to time and you can too, if you want.

    North Eastern Daily Gazette
    August 13, 1889
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    North Eastern Daily Gazette
    September 24, 1889
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      FYI...'mustard and cress' is an edible herb which grows in England and The Netherlands.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garden_cress
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        North Eastern Daily Gazette
        December 3, 1889
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          North Eastern Daily Gazette
          December 4, 1889
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            North Eastern Daily Gazette
            December 17, 1889
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              North Eastern Daily Gazette
              January 7, 1890
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                I love the article on influenza. That could have been written today. Sims is a very good writer.
                The wickedness of the world is the dream of the plague.~~Voynich Manuscript

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                  Anna:
                  Since you like Sims as much as I do, what I'll do from now on is post the entire Mustard & Cress column when I come across them.
                  I enjoy Sims' style.
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                    North Eastern Daily Gazette
                    April 1, 1890
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                      Excellent!
                      The wickedness of the world is the dream of the plague.~~Voynich Manuscript

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                        North Eastern Daily Gazette
                        March 3, 1891
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                          To Howard

                          You asked when did Sims likely first learn of Druitt?

                          You have posted what I argue is the textual evidence that Dagonet now knows all about Montague Druitt from Macnaghten, who has learned all about it from first MP Farquharason and then, directly and discreetly, from the Druitts themselves, or at least a Druitt.

                          As of March 1st, 1891, from a few days before that date he knew it all. He had even seen a picture of Druitt.

                          I have embargoed evidence that will arguably prove this.

                          In 1889 a crank claims that Sims on the cover of a book of his poems looks like Jack, a man whom this pest has allegedly talked with many times. Most critically the crank is referring to a man alive for the McKenzie murder.

                          In his "Mustard and Cress" column Sims/Dagonet, in 1889, has fun with this tale--and he also dates it as a man who is alive to have supposedly killed McKenzie.

                          Then in early 1891 there is a huge shift in the wake of the MP story leaking and the anti-climax over Sadler.

                          On March 1st, Sims reverses himself (without acknowleding he is doing so)claiming that the crank was a reliable witness (nothing about writing a book) and that the murderer was encountered after the double event, and that he had knowledge of these crimes prior to the general public. Also, Sims has changed the book that carries the alleged resemblance. Now it is "The Social Kaleidoscope" of 1879, the one picture that is Druitt-like because--e.g. thin, as Sims admitted in 19045 he was atypically haggard from illness (it is also the only picture in which Sims appears to have parted his hair in the dead centre).

                          Another poster claimed that Sims in 1899 was only reflecting Major Griffiths of a few weeks before.

                          This is possible but unlikely and, as usual, misses the overall.

                          Sims in 1899 makes no mention that the suspect was a dcotor (as the 1899 Vicar hada few days ebfore) and, more importantly, he goes much, much further than the cautious major in claiming that this suspect was almost certainly the Ripper, barring a trial (Sims' agenda was to debunk the Vicar for claiming that the killer had had time to confess to a priest, when he, allagedly, had no such time as he instantly drowned himself after the Kelly murder. This was, of course, not true of Druitt, who had three weeks to confess to anybody he liked).

                          From 1902 through to 1917, Sims added elements to the Drowned Doctor story that had never appeared in Major Griffiths' big book: the doctor had been twice in an asylum in which he claimed he wanted to savage poor harlots (the scandalous release of this ticking bomb onto the streets, wrote Sims, was due to budget cuts!), he was fabulously wealthy and did not need to work, he was a recluse who came from a very prominent London family who needed to be protected (yet Sims had already divulged enough for them to be recognized by their peers?), he had friends who not only suspected he was 'Jack' but who were actively trying to locate him when he vanished after Miller's Court and who were in touch with the police -- who somehow already knew about this suspect and were about to arrest him.

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