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  • Barman As A Possible Suspect ?

    I got the idea from this story from 1892....not that this particular character had anything to do with the crimes...
    I don't recall anyone mentioning the possibility that a barman might have been the Ripper.
    In any event....

    Berrow's Worcester Journal

    December 24, 1892
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    I think this is the same women Mary Ann Johnson

    Mary Ann Johnson, 30, and Christine de Grasse, 33, both women of ill repute, were charged, at Worship-street, with the offence of solicitation, a Polish Jew, named Wolf Leviehne being the prosecutor. - The prosecutor said that on the previous night he had occasion in pursuit of his occupation as travellar to go to Whitechapel. He completed his business, and at 11.30 he was on his way home to St. Ann's-road, Tottenham, when he was accosted by Johnson, who made a proposition to him which he declined. The woman then called out "You are Jack the Ripper," and the other woman, who had also accosted him, joined in the cry. An excited crowd soon collected, and fearing that the consequences might be very unpleasant for himself, witness took refuge in the Commercial-street Police-station, and then the police took the women into custody. The prisoners both said that they simply said that the prisoner "looked like Jack the Ripper" as he had a shining bag. - Mr. Bushby said the public must be protected from this kind of molestation, and he fined the prisoners 2ús. each. In default they were committed for 14 days.

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    • #3
      Thanks for the follow-up, C.J...this is most illuminating.
      We just started a thread entitled "Wilk Court Outrage" with articles related to a Mary Ann Johnson and the Hawthorne chap who received time as we see in the first post on this thread.
      Might be worthwhile doing some checking into later on.
      Again, thanks very much
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      • #4
        "Wilk Court Outrage"

        Hi Howard, I can't seem to find the thread "Wilk Court Outrage" you mentioned, I'm still finding my way round the site at the moment. There is so much to explore. Great site.

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        • #5
          Thanks C.J....it took a lot of great people to make the site a success..

          http://www.jtrforums.com/showthread.php?t=13020

          That's the thread C.J.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by C.J. Morley View Post
            Mary Ann Johnson, 30, and Christine de Grasse, 33, both women of ill repute, were charged, at Worship-street, with the offence of solicitation, a Polish Jew, named Wolf Leviehne being the prosecutor. - The prosecutor said that on the previous night he had occasion in pursuit of his occupation as travellar to go to Whitechapel. He completed his business, and at 11.30 he was on his way home to St. Ann's-road, Tottenham, when he was accosted by Johnson, who made a proposition to him which he declined. The woman then called out "You are Jack the Ripper," and the other woman, who had also accosted him, joined in the cry. An excited crowd soon collected, and fearing that the consequences might be very unpleasant for himself, witness took refuge in the Commercial-street Police-station, and then the police took the women into custody. The prisoners both said that they simply said that the prisoner "looked like Jack the Ripper" as he had a shining bag. - Mr. Bushby said the public must be protected from this kind of molestation, and he fined the prisoners 2ús. each. In default they were committed for 14 days.
            The man in question was, in fact, Wolf Levisohn!

            Helena
            http://www.hastingspress.co.uk/chapman.html

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            • #7
              Originally posted by C.J. Morley View Post
              Mary Ann Johnson, 30, and Christine de Grasse, 33, both women of ill repute, were charged, at Worship-street, with the offence of solicitation, a Polish Jew, named Wolf Leviehne being the prosecutor. - The prosecutor said that on the previous night he had occasion in pursuit of his occupation as travellar to go to Whitechapel. He completed his business, and at 11.30 he was on his way home to St. Ann's-road, Tottenham, when he was accosted by Johnson, who made a proposition to him which he declined. The woman then called out "You are Jack the Ripper," and the other woman, who had also accosted him, joined in the cry. An excited crowd soon collected, and fearing that the consequences might be very unpleasant for himself, witness took refuge in the Commercial-street Police-station, and then the police took the women into custody. The prisoners both said that they simply said that the prisoner "looked like Jack the Ripper" as he had a shining bag. - Mr. Bushby said the public must be protected from this kind of molestation, and he fined the prisoners 2ús. each. In default they were committed for 14 days.
              Originally posted by Helena Wojtczak View Post
              The man in question was, in fact, Wolf Levisohn!

              Helena
              That is indeed what I assumed.

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              • #8
                Samuel East, Jr.

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