1 December 1888
A man was arrested last night at the "Crystal" Tavern, Burdett road, Mile-end, on suspicion of being the Whitechapel murderer. He got into conversation with a woman, whom he asked to accompany him, but she refused. He afterward addressed a photographer, who was soliciting orders, and asked him if he could take some photographs. In the course of his conversation he used expressions which excited suspicion, and he was given into custody. He first gave the address, Mr. Stewart, 305, Mile-end-road, but at the Bow police-station he gave the name of Ever. He appears to be a Polish Jew.
William Wick, 56, fishmonger, Gresse-street, Rathbone-place, was charged with assaulting Mary Sargood, a widow, who supported herself by following the occupation of a mantle maker.--The prosecutrix said that for a long time past the prison had ill-used her, and three times had fractured her ribs. She had left him, but he always found out where she was living, and abused her. for the past week he had been staying with her at her lodging in Gresse-street, and at three o'clock that morning returned and asked her what she had done with a shilling which he had given to her on Monday. She told him that a shilling would not keep her and provide fire and light. Becoming furious, he told her that that was all she would have, and that he would "Jack the Ripper" her. Then he seized one of her boots and dealt her a heavy blow on the side of her head with it, inflicting a wound which bled freely. (The woman here removed her bonnet and showed the magistrate the injury she had received.) She screamed "Murder!" but the occupants of the next room did not hear her. At length, however, a constable arrived and she gave her assailant into custody.--In defence, the prisoner said he had provided the prosecutrix with jelly, soup, and other delicacies, but all she wanted was money.--Mr. Newton ordered the accused to enter into his own recognisances in the sum of 5l. to be of good behavior for one month.
THE HAVANT MURDER.--The clothes of the prisoner Husband were yesterday sent to the Government analyst at Somerset House. A girl named Ethel Whitbread has stated that on Monday morning she saw the prisoner sharpening a long-bladed knife, similar to that produced at the magisterial inquiry. He was then in the company of two other boys, who are now being inquired for.