Tuesday, 20 November 1888
ANOTHER CURIOUS INTIMATION
A blank wall of a house in Newham street, Whitechapel, in which Albert Bachert, who gave a description of the supposed Whitechapel murderer lives, was found yesterday to have the following words chalked up:-
"DEAR BOSS - I am still about. Look out - Yours, 'JACK THE RIPPER.'"
The words were afterwards partly obliterated to avoid attracting a crowd.
The funeral of Marie Jeannette Kelly, the latest victim, took place yesterday at Leytonstone Cemetary, Essex, in the presence of a large number of people. An hour before the remains left Shoreditch Mortuary, many hundreds of onlookers assembled in the vicinity and watched while the final arrangements were being made. The coffin was placed upon an open hearse drawn by two horses, and was followed by two mourning carriages, containing the man Joseph Barnett, who had lived with deceased, and several of the unfortunate woman's associates, who gave evidence at the inquest. The coffin bore the following inscription: "Marie Jeannette Kelly died November 9, 1888, aged 25 years," and on it were placed two crowns and a cross made of heartsease and white flowers. The whole of the funeral expenses were borne by Mr Wilton, sexton of St Leonard's Church, Shoreditch, who for many years has shown practical sympathy for the poorer classes.