On February 12, 2010, I posted an article which included the following statement:
 
"The mutilation was so frightful that more than an hour was spent by the doctors in endeavoring to reconstruct the woman’s body from the pieces so as to place it in a coffin and have it photographed.
The poor woman’s fragments, put together as skilfully as possible, are lying in the Houndsditch mortuary in a scratched and dirty shell of a coffin often used before."
 
This statement was in reference to the murder of Mary Jane Kelly and appeared in a news article from Switzerland. The reason that this statement is so crucially important is that six or seven doctors spent more than an hour endeavoring to reconstruct the woman’s body and face in order to place it in a coffin and have it photographed. This means that there exists a photograph of the reconstructed remains of Mary Jane Kelly somewhere and I think I now understand which photograph is of Mary Jane Kelly in the scratched and dirty shell of a coffin and the photo is this one:
 

 

The Results of Mary Jane Kelly’s Surgical Reconstruction

Yellow square – gaping chest wound where chest cavity was split open to remove heart

Purple rectangle – lower rib cage

Light blue rectangle – photographic image of Prince Albert Victor resting on the inner portion of the shell (portrait, picture, painting)

 
This is a photograph that many believe is of Ripper victim Catherine Eddowes, but I will now explain why that is not the case:
 
* If you look closely at the photo, you will see that the corpse is wearing a chemise which the victim Mary Jane Kelly was found to have been wearing when she was discovered in her tiny room in Miller’s Court.
 
* No injuries can be found on the body of this corpse as it is clothed in a thin, light-colored chemise, yet Catherine Eddowes was reported to have been wearing dark clothes on the night of her death.
 
* The corpse does not appear to have breasts which accounts for the removal of Mary Jane’s breasts as per Dr. Bond’s post-mortem report. Her breasts were removed and left on the bedside table.
 
* If you look carefully through the chemise you can make out the corpse’s rib cage in the bottom right of the photograph (looks like a darkened area) and you can also see the gaping chest wound where Mary Jane Kelly’s breast bone was split open in order for the murderer to remove her heart.
 
* The corpse is not undernourished here, it is all bones which accounts for the remains found on the bed in Miller’s Court.
 
* The lines on the face are sutures where the reconstructed skin was grafted back onto the cut off areas of the cheeks, chin, and nose.
 
* The photographic image of Prince Albert Victor can be found on the right side of the picture which the corpse almost seems to be staring at even in her death pose.
 
* The corpse in this photo has very thick long hair and Mary Jane was noted for her thick long hair.
 
* Catherine Eddowes was already photographed in the mortuary in two photographs – the one in which you just see the injuries to her face, and the one in which she is propped up in an erect position against the wall. There would be no need to photograph Eddowes in a coffin or shell.
 
* As the Swiss article states, Mary Jane Kelly was reconstructed by a team of surgeons in order to have her photographed in the mortuary in a shell or coffin, complete with a chemise and a photograph of Prince Albert Victor so that future generations would know who was responsible for Mary Jane’s death.
 
In my book, "Epiphany Of The Whitechapel Murders", Karen Trenouth, 2006 (Authorhouse), I highlighted several objects in the photograph of Mary Jane Kelly with the bedside table in the background. In that photo, taken in Miller’s Court on November 9, I proved that the murderer was Prince Albert Victor by showing that a Baphomet idol and Eddie’s Order of the Garter insignia was left at the crime scene and was photographed by the police officers who were present in Miller’s Court on that day. The reason that none of these items was listed in the contents of the room is because the police were instructed to shield the identity of the murderer due to his high royalty. I think this is what Phil Carter is trying to tell us about the photograph found above – this is NOT Catherine Eddowes; it is MARY JANE KELLY! I read you loud and clear Phil, and you have my full support if this is your hypothesis.
 
 
This particular article has been translated from the French language:
 
London, 8

The body of a woman was found dead and mutilated in a house,  in Dorset Street. The murder has been committed in the same room and the victim’s body was cut in a horrible manner. This is undoubtedly a repetition of the killings in Whitechapel. The bloodhounds were brought to the scene and were launched on the scent of the murderer.

London, 9

The name of the unfortunate woman found murdered and mutilated in bed this morning, in Dorset Street, is Mary Jane Lawrence. She was married or lived with a man named Lawrence, who had abandoned her. The name of the murderer remains unknown as in the previous cases.

 
Source: Courrier Du Nord-Ouest, November 15, 1888, Page 1
 


 
JACK THE RIPPER AGAIN.
 
The Whitechapel Fiend Scores a Tenth Murder.
Useless Police Precautions.
The Latest Victim, as Usual, One of the Dregs of Humanity.
 
London, July 17 – The community has been startled by another murder, thought to have been committed by Jack the Ripper. The body of a woman mutilated in the usual frightful manner, was found yesterday in Castle Alley, in the Whitechapel district. There is no trace of the murderer.
London, July 17 – The woman found murdered in Whitechapel early yesterday morning was about forty-five years of age and was known as Keley. She was a servant to Mrs. Smith, the keeper of the baths in Castle Alley. The body was found near a lamp post under the glare of the light. Carts of many descriptions were stacked on both sides of the alley. Just where the murder occurred there was room for a man to stand out of sight. The theory of the police is that the man and woman entered Castle Alley from Petticoat Lane and as they were passing an unoccupied building he thrust a knife into her neck below the right ear and the woman apparently fell on her face as there was mud in front of her dress. The murderer then turned her over and inflicted frightful gashes across her stomach. The police are, as usual, reticent when they know nothing.
 
THE WOMAN’S THROAT WAS CUT.
 
to the spine but no part of her body was missing. Warm blood was flowing from the wound when the body was discovered. A policeman, who with the watchman of an adjacent warehouse must have been within a few yards of the spot where the murder took place when it was committed, heard no noise. Policemen have been placed at fixed points in Whitechapel since the murders preceding that of last night officers have been stationed at a point within a hundred yards of the scene of the late tragedy. An old clay pipe smeared with blood was found alongside the body. It is supposed by the police that this will furnish a clue to the murderer although it may have belonged to the victim. Several arrests of suspects have been made but they were discharged, there being no proof against them.
 
Source: Brandon Sun Weekly, July 25, 1889, Page 7
 


 
THE WHITECHAPEL MURDERS.
Newspaper Reporters Engaged in Detective Work.
 
London, Sept. 16. – In spite of all probabilities the belief obtains among the lower classes, as well as in the minds of many others, that the mutilated body found in an archway must be added to the list of "Jack the Ripper’s" victims. Certain London and provincial journals and one prominent Amercican paper have kept men detailed in the Whitechapel district for months past in hopes of discovering the fiendish murderer, who has added a distinctive name and method to the history of crime; but, not withstanding their watching night after night, their efforts have as yet been of no avail. Each one of them has a different theory, and if the wretch is finally caught or definitely ceases his murderous work, the story of their labors, their suspicions and their baffled hopes would be really interesting reading if they could be induced to put aside wounded vanity and retail their true experience. The police detest these amateur detectives, refuse them any information and throw every obstacle in their way.
 
Source: Brandon Sun Weekly, September 19, 1889, Page 2
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
A FRIEND FOR SADLER.
 
The London Star Will See He Has Fair Play.
 
London, Feb. 20 – Sadler, the alleged murderer of Carroty Nell, has written a letter to the London Star claiming to be innocent and that the Police, determined to fasten on someone as a scapegoat for the Whitechapel tragedies, have apparently selected him and persistently ignore all facts tending to show his innocence. The Star has engaged counsel to defend Sadler, who is without means to defend himself, and proposes to see that no injustice is done him. The belief in Sadler’s innocence is growing.
 
Source: Brandon Sun Weekly, February 26, 1891, Page 2
 

 
EDITORIAL NOTES.
 
The London police authorities claim to have the notorious murderer, "Jack the Ripper," in safe custody, confined in the lunatic asylum at Dartmoor, in which he was incarcerated a few weeks after the last Whitechapel murder. If this is true, the cause of the sudden cessation of the East-end horrors is fully explained.
 
Source: Portage La Prairie Weekly Review, March 15, 1894, Page 4
 
Note: This article contradicts the claim made in the Sun newspaper that Jack the Ripper was incarcerated in the Broadmoor Lunatic Asylum just after the last Ripper murder.
 

CURIOUS SURGICAL THEORY.
 
A surgical theory which is advanced in Paris about the Whitechapel murders is that the murderer is a fanatical vivisectionist and disciple of Hoeckel, the German naturalist, who followed in the steps of Darwin in studying the origin of species, and who advanced some startling ideas that have not yet been established. A naturalist’s aim is visible in the way in which the knife was applied to the unfortunate beings at Whitechapel.
 
Source: Taranaki Herald, Volume XXXVII, Issue 8331, 27 November 1888, Page 2
 

 
CABLE NEWS.
 
SERIOUS CHARGE AGAINST THE LONDON POLICE.
BY ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH – COPYRIGHT.
[UNITED PRESS ASSOCIATION.]
 
LONDON, 16th September.
 
Several of the daily papers allege that many members of the police are associated with the criminal class, and that instead of making efforts to trace the Whitechapel murderer and bring him to justice, they are trying to screen him.
 
Source: Evening Post, Volume XXXVI, Issue 68, 18 September 1888, Page 2
 

 
SUICIDE THROUGH THE WHITECHAPEL MURDERS.
 
The particulars of a sad case of suicide which took place at No. 65, Hanbury-street, Spitalfields, a house a few doors away from the spot where the unfortunate woman Annie Chapman was murdered, reached Dr. Macdonald, the coroner for North-east Middlesex, on October 11. It appeared that the top floor of that address is occupied by a silk weaver named Sodeaux, his wife, and a child, aged eight years. For some time past Mrs. Sodeaux had been depressed, and since the perpetration of the horrible murders in the district during the past few weeks she has been greatly agitated. On Sunday she was found to have a razor in her possession, and it was taken from her, as it was thought she meditated suicide. The following day she appeared to be more cheerful, and was left alone with her child. Yesterday, however, she left her room, saying she was going on an errand, but when some time elapsed, and she did not return, her daughter went in search of her, and was horrified to find her hanging with a rope round her neck to the stair banisters. The child ran for assistance but no one would go up to the body, and eventually the police were called in and the body cut down. Life was then extinct, but as the body was quite warm, it is believed that had assistance been rendered immediately on the discovery being made the woman’s life might have been saved.
 
Source: Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XV, Issue 5343, 5 December 1888, Page 3
 

 
And last, but certainly not least; is the Good Templars’ reactions to the Whitechapel murders:
 
MEETING IN THE ODDFELLOWS’ HALL.
 
A temperance service in connection with the Order of Good Templars took place in the Oddfellows’ Hall at three o’clock yesterday afternoon. There was a fairly good attendance, including a number of members of the Order in their regalia. Mr. J.T. Smith presided, and explained that the service was held in compliance with a wish expressed by the Grand Lodge of the World.
After devotional exercises, the Rev. W.J. Williams addressed the gathering. The signs of the times, he said, were hopeful for the temperance cause. The Church now was making laudable efforts to stop the horrors of the slave trade in Africa, but it should not neglect the evils lying at their own doors. There was, he was glad to say, reason to believe that the Church did intend to do more than in the past towards removing the evils resulting from strong drink, and other evils existing in our midst. He referred to the good done by the Church of England Temperance Society, and criticised a remark of Bishop Hadfield, who was reported as having, in Synod, said that he did not approve of singling out only one particular sin for special attack, and that he did not see much benefit arising from Temperance Societies. A man who argued in that way, Mr. Williams said, did not perceive the signs of the times. There could be no doubt that temperance was one of the grandest moral agencies in the world, and was entitled to the cordial sympathy of everyone interested in the welfare of man. He referred to the temperance principles of General Harrison, the newly-elected President of the United States, and urged the friends of temperance to work more unitedly than in the past, so that they might be more successful in the contests with their opponents in such matters as Licensing Committee elections.
The Rev. C. Dallaston, President of the New Zealand Baptist Union, drew a contrast between a few years ago, when the temperance cause seemed to be hidden in some back street, and the present day, when it proclaimed itself boldly before all men. He referred specially to the friendly attitude now manifested towards the cause by the churches, which formerly were indifferent or hostile. Still the battle was only just begun, though victory was sure to come some day. Every scheme which had for its object the good of what the sacred writer designated "the common people" had been unpopular at first, just as Temperance had been. The speaker went on to urge that children should be educated on Temperance lines, and that care should be taken that the men entrusted with political power should be such as would pass laws which would make it difficult for our young men to sin, and not expose them to the temptations of drinking and gambling. The Press of the city had given much help to the cause of Temperance, but they wanted the Press to help them even more.
The Rev. J. Crewes said that more practical Christianity was wanted in dealing with intemperance. Great horror was just now expressed at the murder in Whitechapel of eight or nine women, who could not be said to be any good to the community. The drink traffic murdered not nine, but ninety thousand people – men and women – who were not ruined before the drink touched them. The speaker gave several illustrations, from his experience as Secretary of the Prison Gate Mission, of the evils arising from strong drink. He exhorted Good Templars to do more work outside the lodge-rooms for the cause of Temperance; urged ladies to impress upon children the necessity for abstaining, and spoke in feeling terms of the evils of intemperance among women.
During the afternoon hymns were sung by a choir under Mr. H. Corrick, and the meeting was closed with the benediction by the Rev. W.J. Williams.
 
Source: Star, Issue 6405, 26 November 1888, Page 4
 
Note: Sounds like a great speech filled with great morals, but let us look a little more closely at this phrase, which I have highlighted above:
 
"Great horror was just now expressed at the murder in Whitechapel of eight or nine women, who could not be said to be any good to the community."
 
Just what is the message that the speaker is sending out here? In essence, he is saying that since the murdered women in Whitechapel had been drunkards prior to their deaths, then they really deserved to die since they were not any good to the community!!?!!!! This is not Temperance; Temperance would have been better shown by getting these women off the street, educating them, finding them suitable employment, and properly feeding and clothing them! Temperance is not believing that the community is much better off without drunkards! No wonder that "Jack the Ripper" felt a burning need to rid the community of drunk women, whom he perceived as a bane to the community, instead of seeing them as the unfortunate human beings that they really were.
 
THE WHITECHAPEL HORROR.
FISHING FOR CLUES – INQUEST DISCLOSURES.
 
LONDON, September 21.
 
Another week has passed, and the Whitechapel murders are mysterious still. All hopes of finding the assassin have, indeed, been long ago abandoned, save by the indomitable Sir Charles Warren and the indefatigable Detective Superintendent Abberline. The last-named officer, you may remember, was the one who defeated the Jubilee Day dynamitard plot and brought the last of the famous gang to justice. He does not pretend to be a Lecocq, but, given a clue, he can follow it up as well as any man. The Whitechapel murders are perplexing and confounding because of the total absence of clues. The nearest approach to one transpired in the course of the medical evidence at the inquests, but the suggestions it implies are so horrible I scarcely like to name them. The doctors declare that in both poor women’s corpses the womb was cut out and taken away, and that the operations showed the murderer to be possessed of considerable anatomical knowledge. The inference an American detective, who was interviewed by the "Star" the other day, draws from this is that the murder was committed either by a doctor or medical student who makes a specialty of diseases of the womb. When one remembers what frightful cruelties medical and surgical enthusiasts have committed in the so-called cause of science, this thesis really does not seem beyond the bounds of possibility. In the case of the woman killed in Hanbury-street, the doctors declare that the murderer was busily at work for at least twenty minutes. "With my surgical knowledge I couldn’t have accomplished the mutilation in less time," deposed one witness. The police cannot, however, learn that any well-dressed man was seen prowling about Whitechapel that night.
 
Source: Te Aroha News, Volume VI, Issue 316, 14 November 1888, Page 3
 
Note: As the list of suspects continue to grow out of every nook and cranny, let us never forget the inquest testimony and post-mortem data of each of the Whitechapel murders, and notice how even the police surgeons of the day noticed the killer’s anatomical and surgical prowess. If the suspect that you prefer did not have medical knowledge, just how good of a suspect are they? For instance, when did Leo Taxil obtain his medical degree and from which academic institution?
England
Corresp. Particle. Journal de Geneve
London, March 3
Crime Whitechapel
(Translated from French)

The coroner’s jury, which delivered last Friday, a verdict of manslaughter against a person or persons unknown, on the killing of Francis Coles, Whitechapel, it follows logically that the verdict was an acquittal equivalent with respect to the driver Sadler, who had been suspected of being the perpetrator of this crime. Today, before the police magistrate, who among us is the function of judge, we treasure the Crown having to waive prosecution, there has been more the rule’s release pure and simple to charge. Your readers will not be surprised at this result, that would make them predict the details already provided on this crime by my previous letter. But the circumstances that mark the retirement event Sadler are the legal point of view, quite extraordinary to deserve to be known, even if only to show how justice was close to committing one of these legal errors that constitute the strongest argument in favor of abolishing the death penalty. Sadler debarked February 11 from his ship the Fez, and after so deplorable and constant practice of seamen, dismounted, with his pay in his pocket, only to embark on one of these traditional lined all precautionary measures enacted in the interest of people in this class have barely managed to mitigate. He picked up in the docklands one of those unfortunate if one can call it living to precisely costs sailors. The couple spent all day on the 11th and took lodging for the night of 11th to 12th in one of these places that abound in the docklands. Although the health measures are about right, our law, which scrupulously respects the freedom, we should almost say the individual license, the requirement was not accustomed to give their names or say where they come. They come and go without a legal trace of their passage, and most the police can do is in the middle of the night to come bursting into the slums and see if there is not wanted individuals is a means within the scope of a warrant. Must still proceed with a certain reserve, because our policy is not protected by Article 75 and any people who are providing a regular home for the modest sum of twenty, forty or sixty cents, after the luxury of the bed are as a shelter of the inquisitorial indiscretions detectives that the lord in his palace on the west end is the petit bourgeois in his home. All day on February 12 Sadler and his wife had a series of visits to public houses, places of pleasure for people of this class. They drink, drink again and reach paradise vile and degrading of drunkenness carried to a degree that is rarely reached in other countries than ours. The actions of the couple are followed up and recognized a few minutes before two o’clock in the morning regarding Francis Coles, and up to 2:05 am or 2:10 am regarding Sadler. The last person who saw the unfortunate woman alive encountered her between an hour and a half to two hours before in a street near the place where the crime had been committed and saw her disappear in the company of a man whom the witness would not follow because of his ill-looks, and it was not Sadler. For the latter, a true alibi is established by the policemen’s testimony that at 2:05 am to 2:10 am, the presence of Sadler is recognized at the gates of the docks and in the Minories, on a point or should have a man has fasted for at least five minutes for his visit the crime scene, and the sailor was dead drunk, a condition that the policemen tell us is unable to lead. Now, after all testimonials, the crime could have been committed between two fourteen and two twenty or even twenty-eight minutes, which is the precise moment, a near two minutes, when the body was found. On the other hand, doctors say that the state of intoxication, as it was, Sadler could not cut the throat of the victim with the force and precision necessary to produce the injuries found and declared also it may have been fighting since then the victim could have been a cry of appeal that would have been heard Infallible by constables of service in a radius of 100 to 200 meters from the crime scene. On the theory of the doctors and police officers, the victim, who was as drunk as Sadler himself had fallen down at the spot where she was found, and the assassin , finding her, had to raise her chin with his left hand and cut her throat with his right hand, but she could scream, and from the sleep of intoxication was that of death. Between the last minute of the finding of the presence of Sadler in the vicinity of the docks and the instance of the crime, there is sufficient time to allow him to visit the crime scene, but despite his drunkenness, he would be there get a shadow and, above all, escape and disappear, with big boots ringing on the pavement like a real ghost that nobody saw or did findings its presence by the sound of his flight. It is very obvious that the coroner’s jury could not declare this unfortunate guilty of murder because all the circumstances found were completely contrary to the possibility of his guilt. But, and here appears with a relief of frightening possibility, even the inexorable fate of a mistake to legal action if, instead of being picked up drunk, confused and bloodied by police officers 10 or 15 minutes before the time of the crime, Sadler, as happens at night to 99 out of 100 drunkards, had his alcohol tank in some dark corner of many streets excluded from the district and found that the Saturday would not have been his chances of being convicted by a jury as conscientious as they like to imagine, but inevitably subject to environmental influences that arise from the panic which is diving population by ten consecutive murders. What remains of this whole affair is the unfathomable mystery which continues to surround the actions of the assassin who threatens to become legendary: Jack the Ripper.

 
Source: Journal de Geneve, March 6, 1891, Page 2
Miscellaneous Facts

The Author of the Whitechapel Murders

(Translated from a French paper)

A Russian newspaper and an American newspaper published almost simultaneously, the information peculiar to that after the murders in Whitechapel, searching without success that the English police, would, according to a Russian, a monomaniac, one after another citizen of the United States. Here’s what the newspaper says the Russian Novosti: The Whitechapel murderer was a Russian, he was born in Tiraspol in 1847. He was educated at the University of Odessa. From the year 1876, he became an anarchist and emigrated to Paris, where he lost his reason. His monomania was that fallen girls can be rehabilitated and go to paradise if they die murdered. He then committed several murders in Paris, was arrested and found insane, he was interned in an insane asylum. Shortly before the first murder in Whitechapel, he was released as fully recovered and left for London.

On the other hand the letters from the United States say the following, we are convinced, it seems, in Elgin, Illinois, that the elusive murderer of Whitechapel, in London, much talked about in recent months, is non other than a madman named Charles Hutchinson. The story was here that Hutchinson was interned, seven years ago, in the insane asylum of Elgin and that he possessed a wonderful skill to make all sorts of objects using a simple knife . He had a true passion to go to the slaughterhouse attached to the asylum and take the bones to make, with his knife, toys and other novelty items. Having escaped from the Elgin asylum, Hutchinson had returned some time later in Kankakee, but escaped as the last refuge of the city and went to Chicago, where he murdered an unfortunate woman and had mutilated the victims in the same way as the mysterious murderer of Whitechapel. Reinstated following Kankakee asylum, after the crime, Hutchinson escaped a third time, three or four years later, and since then it is unknown what became of him. A correspondent of the New York Herald noted in London this topic that the five murders with female victims were 7 and August 31, 7 and September 30 and November 9, that is to say starting dates that all five match the changing of the moon. Therefore, if the murderer was what is called a periodical maniac, we would have expected a new murder in the same conditions, between 27 and November 30. The Spectator has engaged in similar calculations, but fixed at 7 or December 9 as the next periodic explosion of the criminal.
 
Source: Journal de Geneve, December 2, 1888, Page 2
 
Note: This explains why the police in Chicago had stated that they could find no record of a GEORGE Hutchinson, murderer and mutilator, from Elgin, Illinois. That is because his real first name was CHARLES Hutchinson. It seems that ever since the witness, George Hutchinson, testified to having seen the suspect with the last victim, that several individuals were attempting to demonize the witness, Mr. George Hutchinson.