7 February 1889
Managua, Nicaragua, Feb. 7.
Either Jack the Ripper has emigrated from the scene of his ghastly murders or he has found one or more imitators in this part of Central America, women of the character who met their fate at the hands of the London murderer having been found murdered here just as mysteriously, and evidences point to almost identical methods. Two were found butchered out of all recognition, even their faces being horribly slashed, and in the cases of all the others their persons were frightfully disfigured. Like Jack the Ripper's victims, they have been found in out of the way places. Two of the victims were possessed of gaudy jewelry, and from that it is urged that the mysterious murderer has not committed the crimes for robbery. In fact, in almost every detail the crimes and characteristics are identical with the Whitechapel horrors.
Cumberland, Md., Feb. 7.
Some time ago a white girl named Greuber, aged sixteen, working in Mr. Tearney's family in this place, while the family were absent one evening, was criminally assaulted by a negro servant named Douglas, who threatened if she uttered one word he would cut her throat and use her like Jack the Ripper. She was so frightened that it was not until very recently she told her father of the negro's crime. The father sought the good offices of State Attorney Sloan, who last week had the grand jury indict the negro, but before the warrant could be issued for his arrest, Douglas, who had heard of the matter, fled from the city. The sheriff is making diligent search for the man. It was not known to the public until today, and the people are bent upon lynching the negro if he be captured.
New York, Feb. 7.
Fannie Moore, aged eleven, was stopped on the street January 24 while going home from school by a well dressed man who insulted her and declared that he was Jack the Ripper. The child was terribly frightened and on seeing the effect of his words the man fled. Fannie was delirious when she reached home and brain fever set in, from which she died Monday.