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  • #16
    Originally posted by Sam Flynn View Post
    According to various online UK inflation calculators, a 500 reward in 1888 looks like it would be worth just over 60,000 in 2018. I'm thinking specifically about the 500 reward offered by the City Police on 1st October 1888 in response to the Eddowes murder. If one adds the offer to match that amount, made by the Lord Mayor, the resulting 1,000 would be worth circa 126,000 in today's money.
    Thanks, Sam. For those that reckon in dollars 126,000 pounds comes to over $161,000 in today's dollars. A great deal of money back then.

    c.d.

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    • #17
      Correct me if I am wrong but the man attacking Stride near where she was later found was identified as Kosminski by the witness. There is genetic evidence that Kosminki was the ripper according to Russell Edwards. (Still waiting to hear all the dna evidence on that one. Edwards has been taking to court anyone who has attempted to debunk his evidence, including a major newspaper. LIke to know if he was successful)

      The man attacking Stride spoke to the man smoking the pipe by saying LIPSKI! A Jewish talk on Socialism was taking place at the club at the time. The ripper assumed Schwartz(the witness) was a Jew. Why say anything and create another witness? Where would be the best place to look out for witnesses? Near the club doors where the pipe smoker was stood.

      And if he knew there were two witnesses then why did he continue to kill Stride?

      Two attacks on a prostitute(and the witness saw a knife in the first attack) in the same spot within minutes of each other?

      Seems a bit unlikely.

      Two men or more.
      Last edited by albie; 11-22-2018, 08:35 AM.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by albie View Post
        Correct me if I am wrong but the man attacking Stride near where she was later found was identified as Kosminski by the witness.
        No, it's never been confirmed who the witness was or the circumstances behind their sighting of Kosminski.
        Anderson & Swanson wrote that it was a Jew, whereas Melville Macnaghten in his 1894 memo said it was a "City PC near Mitre Square", which would suggest Eddowes' murder.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Harry D View Post
          No, it's never been confirmed who the witness was or the circumstances behind their sighting of Kosminski.
          Anderson & Swanson wrote that it was a Jew, whereas Melville Macnaghten in his 1894 memo said it was a "City PC near Mitre Square", which would suggest Eddowes' murder.
          Russel Edwards in NAMING THE RIPPER describes the moment when Schwartz identified Kosminksi.

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