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Forum: Annie Chapman 09-14-2018, 08:53 AM
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Bear in mind that Elizabeth Long's address has...

Bear in mind that Elizabeth Long's address has been misreported in most 'Ripper' books; if she lived on Church Street, Whitechapel Road, she would have had no need to walk up Brick Lane or Hanbury...
Forum: Annie Chapman 09-11-2018, 10:54 AM
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No worries, Herlock. The point he is making is a...

No worries, Herlock. The point he is making is a strange one. He seems to be stating that if the Brewery clock chimed 5:15 as she turned into Hanbury Street, and she arrived at the market at around...
Forum: Annie Chapman 09-11-2018, 10:19 AM
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This is a key point, and I wanted to move it over...

This is a key point, and I wanted to move it over here from the 'Lechmere' thread so it doesn't get crossed-up (pun intended) with those longstanding arguments/mudslinging contests.

The claim...
Forum: Lechmere/Cross, Charles 09-11-2018, 10:11 AM
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Hi Herlock - I am going to respond to a point you...

Hi Herlock - I am going to respond to a point you & Bridewell made over on the 'Annie Chapman Time-of-Death" thread. Cheers.
Forum: Hutchinson, George 09-07-2018, 11:12 AM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Simon Wood will correct me if my memory fails,...

Simon Wood will correct me if my memory fails, but I seem to recall that Hutchinson's police statement itself first appeared in Stephen Knight's The Final Solution--ie., the royal conspiracy, forever...
Forum: Lechmere/Cross, Charles 09-07-2018, 08:14 AM
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Yes, she was eating a potato. But how does that...

Yes, she was eating a potato. But how does that preclude the possibility of her sticking one in her pocket, or taking half away with her?

If I was penniless and sick and eating a clandestine meal...
Forum: Lechmere/Cross, Charles 09-07-2018, 07:40 AM
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Hi Fish. Yes; I was just about to get to that. ...

Hi Fish. Yes; I was just about to get to that. So at sunrise I tied my shoes on the back porch. I found it quite natural to allow the spring door to press against the side of my body as I sat down...
Forum: Lechmere/Cross, Charles 09-07-2018, 06:23 AM
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Caz - Many if not most of Fisherman's arguments...

Caz - Many if not most of Fisherman's arguments were voiced by Wolf Vanderlinden in an article that appeared in Ripper Notes 12 or 14 years...
Forum: Lechmere/Cross, Charles 09-06-2018, 09:17 AM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Sometimes when the wind is blowing at a certain...

Sometimes when the wind is blowing at a certain angle, I can still hear old David Radka intoning something about British empiricism vs Continental rationalism.

"Evidence schmevidence," is how he put...
Forum: Lechmere/Cross, Charles 09-05-2018, 04:28 PM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Fisherman: The Times coverage of the inquest, 11...

Fisherman:

The Times coverage of the inquest, 11 Sept.

John Davis --(who went downstairs around 5:45)

"The front door was wide open, and he was not surprised at finding it so, as it was frequently...
Forum: Lechmere/Cross, Charles 09-05-2018, 01:57 PM
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Hi Fisherman. You seem to have a pack of hounds...

Hi Fisherman. You seem to have a pack of hounds at your heels, but in the two or three times we've exchanged messages you've struck me as a reasonable fellow, and I appreciated your research into...
Forum: Lechmere/Cross, Charles 09-05-2018, 04:34 AM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Now, now. Surely you must give a bit of a toss,...

Now, now. Surely you must give a bit of a toss, Caz?

If Dr. P was wrong (before he started hedging his bets) and Liz Long was right (about the punter being over 40) then it isn't just Lechmere...
Forum: Maybrick, James 08-30-2018, 05:59 AM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Icon: The Maybrick Diary failed the biggest test...

Icon: The Maybrick Diary failed the biggest test of all: the smell test. Impossible to define, but you know it when you smell it.

If Mr.Barnett or someone else wants to try and find an...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 08-28-2018, 10:02 AM
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Posted By rjpalmer
An interesting observation, Sam; thanks for...

An interesting observation, Sam; thanks for posting it. These sorts of inadvertent screw-ups happen more often then one might imagine. I remember my old company doing something similar in regards to...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 08-28-2018, 03:01 AM
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Abby - I don't want to come across like I was...

Abby - I don't want to come across like I was snubbing your response. I am well aware that in the 1903 interview, Abberline states that he was oblivious to the Daily Chronicle piece, but the reasons...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 08-28-2018, 02:42 AM
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Hi Ben - I have a touch of insomnia, and thought...

Hi Ben - I have a touch of insomnia, and thought I'd drop in. So I can give you an immediate response. Sorry, but I don't buy it. Are you saying every deckhand on the R.M.S. Ormuz had to be living...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 08-26-2018, 09:05 AM
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Posted By rjpalmer
If the argument is whether or not the 'able...

If the argument is whether or not the 'able seaman' aboard the RMS Ormuz is the same George Hutchinson as the witness we see in the MEPO files, it's rather stacking the deck to insist that he has to...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 08-24-2018, 02:07 PM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Okay, I'll bite. He was originally a stowaway,...

Okay, I'll bite. He was originally a stowaway, but fair enough.

Hutch murders Alice Mackenzie, flees London, fakes the credentials of an "able seaman" (needing a minimum of two years experience)...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 08-24-2018, 10:39 AM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Hi Fisherman - You could well be right, and it...

Hi Fisherman - You could well be right, and it would actually help my personal theory if you ARE right, but the 'Dew' argument makes me nervous. He states directly that he doesn't want to challenge...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 08-24-2018, 10:08 AM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Perhaps these points are too subtle, Abby; you're...

Perhaps these points are too subtle, Abby; you're going about it with a sledge hammer instead of a scalpel.

Abberline does not mention the Astrakhan suspect, because he was not relevant to the...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 08-24-2018, 08:25 AM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Ugh. Give it a rest, Ben. It's not an...

Ugh. Give it a rest, Ben. It's not an 'extraordinary thing' in the least.

You keep repeating a bad argument that grotesquely misuses and misunderstands Abberline’s March 1903 interview in...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 08-24-2018, 08:11 AM
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Posted By rjpalmer
I suspect it is because these 'cabins' were not...

I suspect it is because these 'cabins' were not the fully enclosed private rooms that Ben is claiming. Why use the grandiose term 'cabin' if it was, in fact, an enclosed room? It sounds a bit...
Forum: General Discussion 08-24-2018, 01:03 AM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Hi Simon. Just to be clear, are you suggesting...

Hi Simon. Just to be clear, are you suggesting that the well-known photograph of Mary Kelly is a fake?

How do you explain that Macnaghten describes it as early as 1894 and that a copy of it was...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 08-24-2018, 12:46 AM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Hi Ben - Earlier in this thread you claimed that...

Hi Ben - Earlier in this thread you claimed that private rooms were available in the Victoria Home. Could you please post your documentation for that claim? Thanks.

The following is a little-known...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 08-23-2018, 01:55 PM
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Posted By rjpalmer
I've often mused about Mr. Osborne. Obviously...

I've often mused about Mr. Osborne. Obviously the City police would have attached GREAT importance to the story and would have investigated it thoroughly. Personally, I think this is precisely why...
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