13 November 1888
PUBLIC CRITICISM TOO STRONG FOR THE GENERAL.
More Details of the Murder--The Sight That Met the Landlord's Eyes--The Woman Cut to Pieces.
John McCarthy, the landlord of the place in which the last victim of the Whitechapel fiend lived, gives this interview:--
"When I looked through the window the sight I saw was more ghastly even than I had prepared myself for. On the bed lay the body, while the table was covered with lumps of flesh. Soon Superintendent Arnold arrived, and instructions to burst the door open were given. I at once forced it with a pickaxe and we entered. The sight looked like the work of a devil. The poor woman had been completely disembowelled. Her entrails were cut out and placed on a table. It was these that I had taken to be lumps of flesh. The woman's nose had been cut off, and her face was gashed and mutilated so that she was quite beyond recognition. Both her breasts, too, had been cut clean away and placed by her side. Her liver and other organs were on the table. I had heard a great deal about the Whitechapel murders, but I had never expected to see such a sight. The body was covered with blood and so was the bed. The whole scene is more than I can discribe [sic]. I hope I may never see such a sight again."
The man with whom the victim has been recently living could not really recognize her, but of course the surroundings, clothes, etc., identify her. She leaves a natural son, aged ten, who was absent with a neighbour last night and knows nothing of the occurrence.