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Forum: Witnesses Yesterday, 06:38 PM
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Really. I would have thought you would have...

Really. I would have thought you would have pronounced it more in the French style over yonder. I guess I was mistaken.
Forum: Witnesses Yesterday, 08:08 AM
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I'm with you, Robert. I wouldn't want to call...

I'm with you, Robert. I wouldn't want to call the lad a thief considering that he was acquitted. However, his age is a lot more palatable for a pitcher and tosser (if I can use that phrase!) than a...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 08-17-2018, 02:11 PM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Hi Ben. And how do you know that he didn't...

Hi Ben. And how do you know that he didn't mention it?

Here is the totality of Abberline's statement regarding Hutchinson:

"I have interrogated him this evening and I am of opinion his...
Forum: Witnesses 08-15-2018, 11:40 AM
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Hi Simon. Yeah, that's one of my three tailors;...

Hi Simon. Yeah, that's one of my three tailors; but he's 47 in 1888 with several mouths to feed, so why is he playing pitch and toss in McCarthy's Rents on a Friday morning before heading off to the...
Forum: Witnesses 08-15-2018, 10:13 AM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Maybe Maurice Lewis was actually Maurice Ellis. ...

Maybe Maurice Lewis was actually Maurice Ellis. 1881 Census:


Maurice Ellis
Age: 22
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1859
Relationship to Head: Son
Father: Lepman Ellis
Mother: Thresa Ellis
Where...
Forum: Witnesses 08-15-2018, 09:50 AM
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Maurice Lewis is a bit of an oddity isn't he? ...

Maurice Lewis is a bit of an oddity isn't he? I've never been able to find any Maurice Lewis in Spitalfields, but there are at least three tailors in the general area named 'Morris Lewis,' but all 3...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 08-12-2018, 06:52 AM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Sounds like a chip off the ol' McCarthy. I doubt...

Sounds like a chip off the ol' McCarthy.

I doubt Mary Kelly was a charity case. One of the oldest tricks in the book is to keep the 'renter' in 'arrears' as well as in alcohol.

McCarthy had his...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 08-11-2018, 09:36 AM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Hi Wick - I once saw a letter an Irish laborer...

Hi Wick - I once saw a letter an Irish laborer had sent back home in the 1880s. He was out of working and trying to find a job on the docks and was nearly starving. His last line was "if something...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 08-11-2018, 09:22 AM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Robert Sagar looks relatively fit. Watch chain...

Robert Sagar looks relatively fit. Watch chain clearly visible, because he was wearing his jacket in one of the styles of the day: only the top button buttoned.
Throw an open astrachan on his back...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 08-11-2018, 07:44 AM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Personally, I think there is no way in hell that...

Personally, I think there is no way in hell that Frank Tumilty would have kissed Mary Kelly at the entry to Millers Court, as the man described by Hutchinson did. There was also a certain...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 08-09-2018, 11:01 AM
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Posted By rjpalmer
The famous description of Leather Apron from The...

The famous description of Leather Apron from The Star of Oct 5:

“He is five feet four or five inches in height and wears a dark, close-fitting cap. He is thickset and has an unusually thick...
Forum: Witnesses 08-09-2018, 08:17 AM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Thanks for that Debra. It’s a pity; I would have...

Thanks for that Debra. It’s a pity; I would have like to have read Chris’s thoughts on the topic. McCarthy, Kennedy, Kelly, Gallagher…lots of Irish names connected to “McCarthy’s Rents.” Of...
Forum: Witnesses 08-08-2018, 07:09 PM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Thanks for the above. Does anyone know if Chris...

Thanks for the above. Does anyone know if Chris Scott's essay on Mrs. Kennedy ever appeared? He refers to it at the end of the article, but I don't recall seeing it. Then again, my memory isn't so...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 08-07-2018, 06:26 PM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Hi Fisherman--thanks. I don't want to derail the...

Hi Fisherman--thanks. I don't want to derail the current thrust of the conversation, but my impressions of the Lechmere theory came from watching "The Missing Evidence" video, which began with...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 08-06-2018, 02:45 PM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Somehow I think I can guess which finger will be...

Somehow I think I can guess which finger will be doing the pointing, and it won't be holding a Bell's pickle fork.
Forum: Hutchinson, George 08-06-2018, 02:43 PM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Fair enough, Fisherman; my criticism was...

Fair enough, Fisherman; my criticism was misplaced. I do apologize for that.

You see, I perhaps became a little carried away because I am more concerned with what might be regarded as an "aspect"...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 08-06-2018, 09:25 AM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Ben - Not that it will change your deeply...

Ben - Not that it will change your deeply entrenched views, which don't appear to have evolved much over the years, but I would like to try to divest you of one of your sillier notions: that Hutch...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 08-06-2018, 08:51 AM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Wickerman - It’s odd that Mr. Cook is selling...

Wickerman - It’s odd that Mr. Cook is selling Albert chains, gold watches, seals, pendants, etc., right there at No. 565 Commercial Road, Whitechapel in 1884. I’ve been told it’s virtually...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 08-05-2018, 09:06 PM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Y'all must have read a different version of I...

Y'all must have read a different version of I Caught Crippen than I did.

Dew states that Hutchinson gave his testimony 'with the best intentions.'

Those aren't the words of someone who dismissed...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 08-05-2018, 06:19 AM
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Posted By rjpalmer
"After the lapse of a few minutes he went to...

"After the lapse of a few minutes he went to the court, but could see no one about, and after waiting sufficient time he concluded that all was right and retired from the scene. He afterwards heard...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 08-04-2018, 11:41 AM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Ben - one more thought. I realize my small oil...

Ben - one more thought. I realize my small oil lamp is not the same as London gaslight, but it's all I have. There are plenty of spots in London and elsewhere in the UK that still have gaslighting;...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 08-04-2018, 10:25 AM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Please, Ben, don't make me spit out my morning...

Please, Ben, don't make me spit out my morning tea in a fit of laughter.

Where to you come up with this stuff?

My 'very modern' lamp is no different from an oil lamp from the 19th Century; indeed...
Forum: Visual Media 08-03-2018, 11:00 AM
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Posted By rjpalmer
It's the new wave. Use a lot of fancy 3-D...

It's the new wave. Use a lot of fancy 3-D computerized images, etc., and then use the vague waters of "profiling" to fit up some faceless local chap like Barnett, Cohen, Lechmere, Hutchinson, et al....
Forum: Pub Talk 08-03-2018, 10:56 AM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Why does it matter if we can trust the Washington...

Why does it matter if we can trust the Washington Post, as long as it's delivered?

Isn't that your silly argument?
Forum: Hutchinson, George 08-02-2018, 04:24 PM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Yes, but please bear in mind that Dew also stated...

Yes, but please bear in mind that Dew also stated that this did not apply to Mrs. Maxwell or to George Hutchison. Indeed, Dew directly states that Maxwell was not a 'sensation seeker,' and he also...
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