8 April 1892
Conclusive Proof that Deeming is the Notorious Jack the Ripper.
London, April 7.
A dressmaker in London has identified the portrait of Deeming as that of a man who, in the autumn of 1888, was paying attention to her with a view to matrimony. He showed great excitement over the Ripper murders, of which several were perpetrated in that year, and left her company a few hours before the murder of Mrs. Chapman, whose body was found in Hanbury street, Whitechapel, on the morning of September 8, 1888, she having been murdered the previous night. If the dressmaker is as correct as she is positive in her recollections Deeming was in London during the autumn of 1888, when several of the murders occurred. The dressmaker says that the time Deeming left her company on the evening of September 7, was about an hour before the time at which medical testimony indicated that the Chapman woman was probably murdered. A few days after the crime the man she believes to be Deeming disappeared, and she never saw him again. The opinion that Deeming committed several of the Ripper murders is strengthened in public opinion by the dressmaker's statements.