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The Daily Telegraph

Page 3

The first portion of this issue's reporting of Whitechapel murder is reproduced in "News from Whitechapel" page 66. The Telegraph then immediately continues with:

A great deal of alarm is still felt in the district, and it has not been mitigated by the publicity given to the story of Mrs. Lloyd, of Heath-street, Commercial-road, who yesterday confirmed its details. According to her statement, on Monday, at about eleven p.m., a man, whom she considered mad, ran down Heath-street, a narrow thoroughfare, pursued by some youths. They called to her, "Look what he has behind him." Mrs. Lloyd ran indoors and armed herself with a poker; but her daughter, a girl of about sixteen years of age, who remained on the step, saw that the man, who crossed the street and peered in her face, held a knife behind him. He was followed by the youths into Commercial-road, and was there lost to view. It is stated that this individual corresponds with a man who was seen on Sunday afternoon, in Flower and Dean-street, by a woman, who says that he carried a large knife. He was short in stature, with a sandy beard, and wore a cloth cap, and he behaved very strangely. Last evening a man named Edward M'Kenna, answering almost exactly to this description, was apprehended by the police, and taken to Commercial-street Police-station. The man gives an address at 15, Brick-lane, Whitechapel. The most suspicious article found upon him was a small table-knife, rather the worse for wear, which M'Kenna asserts he uses for the purpose of cutting his food. According to his own statement, which is fairly detailed, the man has recently been on tramp in Kent, and has only just returned to London. He gains a living by peddling laces and other small articles. The police do not attach great importance to the arrest, but have detained M'Kenna for inquiries. As Mrs. Lloyd and her daughter had not put themselves in communication with the police, and the number of their house in Heath-street had to be ascertained, M'Kenna was not confronted by them last night, but probably will be to-day.

The portion of this issue's reporting of Whitechapel murder immediately following the above is reproduced in "News from Whitechapel" pages 66 - 67. The Telegraph then continues with:

THE PIMLICO MYSTERY AGAIN. - Inspector Webber, A Division, attended before, the magistrate at Westminster Police-court, yesterday, and stated that the girl Emma Potter, reported missing by her mother, who had expressed the fear that the girl's disappearance might be associated with the discovery of a mutilated limb at Pimlico, had been found and sent home.

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Edward Stanley, the pensioner who was stated to have been frequently in the company of the murdered woman Chapman, yesterday placed himself in communication with the police and satisfactorily accounted for his movements. He will give evidence at the resumed inquest. A man named Edward M'Kenna was apprehended yesterday on suspicion of being connected with the recent outrages in Whitechapel. It is not believed by the police that he is the real criminal.

Related pages:
  Edward McKenna
       Press Reports: Daily Telegraph - 17 September 1888 
       Press Reports: Echo - 15 September 1888 
       Press Reports: Illustrated Police News - 22 September 1888 
       Press Reports: Pall Mall Gazette - 15 September 1888 
       Press Reports: Penny Illustrated Paper - 22 September 1888 
       Press Reports: Star - 17 September 1888 
       Ripper Media: Jack the Ripper: A Suspect Guide - Edward McKenna 
  Mrs. Lloyd
       Press Reports: Evening Standard - 15 September 1888 
       Press Reports: Munster News - 15 September 1888 
  Ted Stanley
       Dissertations: The Pensioner, and a Brief History of Fort Elson 
       Press Reports: Echo - 14 September 1888 
       Press Reports: Evening News - 14 September 1888 
       Press Reports: Evening News - 15 September 1888 
       Press Reports: Evening Standard - 17 September 1888 
       Press Reports: Irish Times - 17 September 1888 
       Press Reports: St. James Gazette - 15 September 1888 
       Press Reports: St. James Gazette - 20 September 1888 
       Press Reports: Star - 15 September 1888