17 January 1890
The body of a prostitute has been found at Groenne, Austro-Hungary, with the throat cut and otherwise mutilated. The crime resembles those committed recently in the Whitechapel district of London.
Editor Parke Sentenced to One Year's Imprisonment
London, Jan. 16.
The libel suit of the Earl of Euston against Mr. Parke, editor of the North London Press, ended today in the conviction of Parke. Justice Hawkins, before whom this case was tried, in his charge to the jury reviewed the evidence carefully. He declared there were great discrepancies manifested in the identification of plaintiff. Referring to the evidence of the witness John Saul, the justice said that if his story was true he marvelled why he had not been arrested and prosecuted, and also why a warrant had not been asked against the Earl of Euston. The jury then retired and subsequently returned a verdict of guilty. Parke was sentenced to one year's imprisonment.
London, Jan. 16.
At the Parke trial yesterday, John Saul testified that in May 1887, he met Lord Euston in Piccadilly. He entered his Lordship's carriage and drove with him to Hammond's, in Cleveland street where they participated in criminal acts. Lord Euston testified that except when in consequence of receiving a card in Piccadilly, indicating that poses plastiques were on exhibition at Hammond's house, he was never in Cleveland street in his life. On that occasion he indignantly left the house immediately upon learning that he had been imposed on. He did not know witness Saul, and denied emphatically that he had made any of the visits to the house which the witness alleged. Lockwood, counsel for Parke, said that Lord Euston shirked the witness box and preferred to rely upon Sir Charles Russell's attacks upon witnesses for defence, who were necessarily tainted. By direction of Sir Charles Russell, Lord Euston stood up for identification. O'Loughlin, coal dealer, living twenty seven yards distant from the Hammond house; Grinley, a railway porter; O'Loughlin, a barman, and Hannah Vorgan, living opposite Hammond's house, in turn identified Lord Euston as a frequent visitor to Hammond's house, but each displayed some hesitancy in doing so. Sir Charles Russell commented on the hesitation and declared that that alone rendered their identification valueless.