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    I found this report in 'The North American' from the 14th December 1889 which hints at another victim of Jack the Ripper.
    I hadn't come across this case before. Anyone know more?


  • #2
    Dear A.P.

    I sure haven't heard of it. One question sor...

    What does that mean....the "band" was found elsewhere?

    Is that a nautical/boating term?

    Thanks as always for this article.
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    • #3
      I read it as "hand" at first, How, but I see what you mean. It does look like "band".

      Which is it, A.P.?
      "The Men who were not the Man who was not Jack the Ripper!"

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      • #4
        Mag:

        My computer ( and I'm sure yours can too) can enlarge screen images ( I enlarged it to 200 % ) and it does say "BAND"......... I thought it said "HAND" at first. Maybe if you try it,you'll see what I mean.
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        • #5
          Thanks How!
          "The Men who were not the Man who was not Jack the Ripper!"

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          • #6
            Originally posted by How Brown
            it does say "BAND"......... I thought it said "HAND" at first.
            It's "band" alright.

            Question : did typesetters back then use a QWERTY type keyboard ? 'Cause "B" and "H" are near enough that I can believe "hand" was intended.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by SirRobertAnderson
              It's "band" alright.

              Question : did typesetters back then use a QWERTY type keyboard ? 'Cause "B" and "H" are near enough that I can believe "hand" was intended.
              It appears not, although the b and h are still near each other:

              http://www.metaltype.co.uk/photos/photo70.shtml
              "The Men who were not the Man who was not Jack the Ripper!"

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              • #8
                In the Decatur Daily Republican of the same date, as mentioned in Wolf Vanderlinden's "From the Newspaper Morgue" column in Ripper Notes #24, the word is "hands."

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                • #9
                  Yes, the report is also featured in the 'Daily Evening Bulletin'; the 'Bangor Daily Whig and Courier'; the 'Milwaukee Sentinel', and the 'Galveston Daily' all on the same date; but I'm blessed if I can find anything about this report in the English press.
                  Given Elizabeth Jackson's connections to Milwall could this not be a flawed and much later report referring to her nasty demise?
                  But how the devil 'Middlesborough' and a ship got into the story I don't know... yet.

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                  • #10
                    Good name for a newspaper,A.P.....

                    The Bangor Daily.

                    Thanks for mentioning that piece in #24, Dan. I have the damned thing and didn't read it thoroughly in the first place.
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