Comments for Mike Covell's Blogg http://blog.casebook.org/mcebe From Hell, From Hull! Fri, 25 Jan 2019 13:26:50 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.3.2 Comment on Hull Prison Exhibition. by Thomas Buckley http://blog.casebook.org/mcebe/2011/05/14/hull-prison-exhibition/#comment-11210 Thomas Buckley Sat, 12 Mar 2016 18:52:06 +0000 http://blog.casebook.org/mcebe/2011/05/14/hull-prison-exhibition/#comment-11210 Thomas Siddal was my grandmothera brother. Thomas Siddal was my grandmothera brother.

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Comment on Ripper Mystery Solved? by ken brooks http://blog.casebook.org/mcebe/2010/04/21/ripper-mystery-solved/#comment-11209 ken brooks Wed, 09 Mar 2016 09:26:37 +0000 http://blog.casebook.org/mcebe/2010/04/21/ripper-mystery-solved/#comment-11209 H.H.Holmes's methods do not line up with ripper murders, as he was mostly motivated by greed and not just killing. Although, we can't be sure that this was not the motivations of the ripper. H.H.Holmes’s methods do not line up with ripper murders, as he was mostly motivated by greed and not just killing. Although, we can’t be sure that this was not the motivations of the ripper.

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Comment on Hull Prison Visit by admin http://blog.casebook.org/mcebe/2015/10/10/hull-prison-visit/#comment-11185 admin Fri, 04 Dec 2015 05:37:15 +0000 http://blog.casebook.org/mcebe/2015/10/10/hull-prison-visit/#comment-11185 That's correct Jeff, there was a lengthy series of letters to and from the Home Office about a possible reprieve but it never came, we are quickly approaching the anniversary of her hanging. Ethel was the last woman hanged at Hull, she would also go down as the last person to be hanged at Hull. A museum sits in the old governors office and features relics of her stay at "Websters Hotel." Harry Webster was the first governor of the gaol, he was also in Australia when Deeming was at large. Deeming had also stayed at "Webster's Hotel" between 1890 and 1891 on a charge of fraud. That’s correct Jeff, there was a lengthy series of letters to and from the Home Office about a possible reprieve but it never came, we are quickly approaching the anniversary of her hanging. Ethel was the last woman hanged at Hull, she would also go down as the last person to be hanged at Hull. A museum sits in the old governors office and features relics of her stay at “Websters Hotel.”

Harry Webster was the first governor of the gaol, he was also in Australia when Deeming was at large. Deeming had also stayed at “Webster’s Hotel” between 1890 and 1891 on a charge of fraud.

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Comment on Hull Prison Visit by Jeff Bloomfield http://blog.casebook.org/mcebe/2015/10/10/hull-prison-visit/#comment-11176 Jeff Bloomfield Mon, 09 Nov 2015 22:50:06 +0000 http://blog.casebook.org/mcebe/2015/10/10/hull-prison-visit/#comment-11176 I recall the case of Mrs. Major, who was hanged in 1934 for poisoning her husband. She was not a very sympathetic woman from what I remember, and apparently laughed when some neighbor's dog ate some of the poisoned food that she had thrown out (the dog, of course, died). Her story was told in a book "Should Women Hang?" about the last major murder cases involving female defendants from the 1920s to the 1950s (Ruth Ellis was the last one I believe). I recall the case of Mrs. Major, who was hanged in 1934 for poisoning her husband. She was not a very sympathetic woman from what I remember, and apparently laughed when some neighbor’s dog ate some of the poisoned food that she had thrown out (the dog, of course, died). Her story was told in a book “Should Women Hang?” about the last major murder cases involving female defendants from the 1920s to the 1950s (Ruth Ellis was the last one I believe).

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Comment on NEW ADVENTURES IN RESEARCH by admin http://blog.casebook.org/mcebe/2015/08/08/new-adventures-in-research/#comment-11147 admin Thu, 17 Sep 2015 03:08:27 +0000 http://blog.casebook.org/mcebe/2015/08/08/new-adventures-in-research/#comment-11147 Hi Jeff, Sorry about the lateness of the reply, I have been rushed off my feet writing and lecturing. Yes, I have heard of the committee but not in relation to RDS. I know of Stead's connection to RDS, but have heard nothing about RDS in connection with the committee. Mike Hi Jeff, Sorry about the lateness of the reply, I have been rushed off my feet writing and lecturing.

Yes, I have heard of the committee but not in relation to RDS. I know of Stead’s connection to RDS, but have heard nothing about RDS in connection with the committee.

Mike

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Comment on NEW ADVENTURES IN RESEARCH by Jeff Bloomfield http://blog.casebook.org/mcebe/2015/08/08/new-adventures-in-research/#comment-11145 Jeff Bloomfield Sat, 12 Sep 2015 23:31:49 +0000 http://blog.casebook.org/mcebe/2015/08/08/new-adventures-in-research/#comment-11145 Hi Mike, I hope you don't mind me dropping this following message to you here, but I can't think of anywhere else to do so. You know D'Onston Stevenson had a connection with W. T. Stead due to the Pall Mall Gazette. The connections was due to Stead's deep fascination into spiritualism, and D'Onston's stories supposedly of his experiences or knowledge of the paranormal. On one of the threads under "General" there is a series of discussions on side issues in the case, but they are of interest in illumination the time and place of the Whitechapel Murders. The last one I happened to comment on dealt with interviews of several 1888 London celebrities by a newspaper man, who wanted their opinion of the Spring 1889 murder that many believed the Ripper committed. One of those who was interviewed was George Moore (1852-1933), author of "Esther Waters", and I looked him up on Wikipedia (as I knew little about him). The Wikipedia article mentioned a September 1888 trial for what was called "Obscene Libel" (read "Obscenaty) which involved Moore's publisher Henry Vizatelly, who dared to publish in English the Zola novel "La Terre" / "The Earth" without seriously bowdlerizing it. The charges were brought by the National Vigilance Committee, which was a three year old organization founded to bring back purity to British society, and who included among it's members Stead. Indeed his "Modern Tribute" series of articles actually stimulated the creation of this group. First, have you ever heard of the National Vigilance Committee, and Second, if you have was it somehow in connection to D'Onston possibly via his connection to Stead? Jeff Hi Mike,

I hope you don’t mind me dropping this following message to you here, but I can’t think of anywhere else to do so.

You know D’Onston Stevenson had a connection with W. T. Stead due to the Pall Mall Gazette. The connections was due to Stead’s deep fascination into spiritualism, and D’Onston’s stories supposedly of his experiences or knowledge of the paranormal.

On one of the threads under “General” there is a series of discussions on side issues in the case, but they are of interest in illumination the time and place of the Whitechapel Murders. The last one I happened to comment on dealt with interviews of several 1888 London celebrities by a newspaper man, who wanted their opinion of the Spring 1889 murder that many believed the Ripper committed. One of those who was interviewed was George Moore (1852-1933), author of “Esther Waters”, and I looked him up on Wikipedia (as I knew little about him). The Wikipedia article mentioned a September 1888 trial for what was called “Obscene Libel” (read “Obscenaty) which involved Moore’s publisher Henry Vizatelly, who dared to publish in English the Zola novel “La Terre” / “The Earth” without seriously bowdlerizing it. The charges were brought by the National Vigilance Committee, which was a three year old organization founded to bring back purity to British society, and who included among it’s members Stead. Indeed his “Modern Tribute” series of articles actually stimulated the creation of this group.

First, have you ever heard of the National Vigilance Committee, and Second, if you have was it somehow in connection to D’Onston possibly via his connection to Stead?

Jeff

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Comment on NEW ADVENTURES IN RESEARCH by admin http://blog.casebook.org/mcebe/2015/08/08/new-adventures-in-research/#comment-11142 admin Fri, 21 Aug 2015 00:57:20 +0000 http://blog.casebook.org/mcebe/2015/08/08/new-adventures-in-research/#comment-11142 Hi Jeff, lovely to hear from you. Funnily enough the Fish case is mentioned a lot in the correspondence and press reports published in 1888 as being one of the successful cases. Hi Jeff, lovely to hear from you. Funnily enough the Fish case is mentioned a lot in the correspondence and press reports published in 1888 as being one of the successful cases.

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Comment on NEW ADVENTURES IN RESEARCH by Jeff Bloomfield http://blog.casebook.org/mcebe/2015/08/08/new-adventures-in-research/#comment-11141 Jeff Bloomfield Thu, 20 Aug 2015 22:57:54 +0000 http://blog.casebook.org/mcebe/2015/08/08/new-adventures-in-research/#comment-11141 Sounds quite promising as a new field for investigation. Although the experiment has been dismissed and laughed at for decades, the use of the dogs was actually quite sound (except it was in the huge metropolitan area of London) in 1888. In 1876 a child murderer named William Fish was captured by the use of a dog in a smaller city (I think Blackburn). That bloodhound was also used in 1880 to help locate the stolen body of the Earl of Crawford. Jeff Sounds quite promising as a new field for investigation. Although the experiment has been dismissed and laughed at for decades, the use of the dogs was actually quite sound (except it was in the huge metropolitan area of London) in 1888. In 1876 a child murderer named William Fish was captured by the use of a dog in a smaller city (I think Blackburn). That bloodhound was also used in 1880 to help locate the stolen body of the Earl of Crawford.

Jeff

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Comment on UPDDATES FOR THE PAST 11 MONTHS by paul cosgrove http://blog.casebook.org/mcebe/2014/11/14/upddates-for-the-past-11-months/#comment-11135 paul cosgrove Mon, 06 Jul 2015 14:49:06 +0000 http://blog.casebook.org/mcebe/2014/11/14/upddates-for-the-past-11-months/#comment-11135 i would just like to say ive read a lot of your books and found them to be very informative and interesting, well researched and good to read, 2016 will soon be upon us and the release of your next book on the ripper murders, ill be buying that :) thanks for all the good reading youve given me and many others over the years, keep up the great work, all the best to you. i would just like to say ive read a lot of your books and found them to be very informative and interesting, well researched and good to read, 2016 will soon be upon us and the release of your next book on the ripper murders, ill be buying that :) thanks for all the good reading youve given me and many others over the years, keep up the great work, all the best to you.

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Comment on A Study in Red – The Secret Journal of Jack the Ripper by Isaiah http://blog.casebook.org/mcebe/2014/03/02/a-study-in-red-%e2%80%93-the-secret-journal-of-jack-the-ripper/#comment-11133 Isaiah Tue, 30 Jun 2015 01:32:35 +0000 http://blog.casebook.org/mcebe/2014/03/02/a-study-in-red-%e2%80%93-the-secret-journal-of-jack-the-ripper/#comment-11133 I see jack the ripper he is real and a demon I see jack the ripper he is real and a demon

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