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Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Jewes. The Goulston Street message

More definition and meaning of the message.

Jewes. Judgement.Variant, juise, obsolete,.
Forms iuise, iewes. L Judicium – judgement and a later and further form, judgement, doom; a judicial sentence, or its execution: penalty. The compact edition of The Oxford English Dictionary. Text Produced Micrographically, Vol 1.

Jewes, -esse
var. juise Obs., judgement.
Juise n. Of. juise. L. judicium. See {Judicial}.]Judgment; justice; sentence. [Obs.] 1913 Webster
On pain of hanging and high juise. Chaucer.
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

Jewes is a from a group of Indo-European languages. The Indo-European Language Association. The Indo-European Etymological Dictionary.
Jewes means Law. It is pronounced as it is spelt.


The message therefore is: The law are the men that will not be blamed for nothing. But law has something else too Judgement – judge, jury and executioner?

The man who wrote that message came armed with chalk – he didn’t just find it in the gutter and compose a cleverly worded conundrum that would take more than a century to decipher. He knew what he wanted to write, and he wanted to connect the message to the crime scene. The police at this period, handily, carried chalk. Without the ripped cloth, tying it the the corpse by its apron strings, and Long's remarkable interest in the rag, that message would have remained unnoticed and ignored.

He ripped the apron from Eddowes, and thereby literally introduced us to the Ripper? First use of 'Jack the Ripper' on Dear Boss letter dated 25th September. The letter was posted to the Central News Agency on 27th September 1888, and forwarded to Scotland Yard on 29th September. Eddowes died in the early hours of the 30th September. 

14th October 1896, eight years after the first letters, a fresh Jack the Ripper letter was received through the post at Commercial Street Police Station.

"Dear Boss," it began, 'you will be surprised to find that this comes from yours as of old Jack the Ripper. Ha Ha. If my old friend Mr. Warren is dead you can read it. You might remember me if you try and think a little. Ha Ha ..."

Much in the same vein followed, liberally sprinkled with words and phrases cribbed from the original communications but not in the same handwriting. The writer explained that he had just come back from abroad and was ready to resume his work, and he concluded with an enigmatic reference to the writing found in Goulston Street.

'"The Jewes are people that are blamed for nothing." Ha Ha. have you heard this before." It was signed 'yours truly. Jack the Ripper."

Strange, how the author insisted on the, by then, discounted jewes spelling.

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