Startling Revelations Regarding the Business of Baby Farming
Hartford, Conn., Aug. 5 - First Selectman FOWLER to-day made a report to the board of selectment of this town, of his investigation into certain baby farms, alleged to exist in Hartford and vicinity. He has found baby farms in existence in Hartford, West Hartford and Bloomfield; where children from other towns and outside the state have been placed by Mrs. Virginia T. SMITH, the missionary of the city mission, a charitable organization in this city. The children are mostly illegitimate. Mrs. SMITH paid $2 per week for each child for their board, and her son, Dr. O. C. SMITH, a city physician, attended them when ill. Facts are given showing that some of the children have been adopted by persons paying from $13 to $40 each to Mrs. SMITH. The report shows that these farms have been run in the interest of Mrs. SMITH, who has received young girls from various parts of the state and Massachusetts, placed them there during their confinement, has received pay from them or their seducers, and placed the babies, all under the promise of the strictest secrecy.
The practice has prevailed for about eight years, and probably three hundred to four hundred children have been boarded at these farms by Mrs. SMITH, mostly within four years. The affair creates a great sensation in Hartford, which has become notorious as a city where the results of vice could be covered up, through the offices of the city missionary in the name of charity. The entire business has been conducted in violation of law.
FATAL RAILWAY WRECK
Four Killed and Many Injured on the Lake Shore.
Erie, Pa., Aug. 5 - A freight wreck occurred at Harbor Creek station on the Lake Shore road, while taking the switch to allow the flyer to pass at 11:50 this evening. The flyer consisting of baggage, combination and three sleeping cars, crashed into the freight wreck and piled up in a heap. Engineer WELCH and Fireman J. BURKNER, of Buffalo, on No. 6, were instantly killed. Two passengers were killed outright and many wounded. Railroad officials refuse any information.
Cleveland, Ohio, Aug. 6 - 2:25 A. M. It is learned here that the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern train despatcher has made the following statement about the wreck.
No. 6 passenger train, due in Buffalo at 1:45 A. M. ran into a wreck at Harbor Creek. The engineer and fireman of No. 6 were killed, one passenger seriously injured; one sleeper damaged and a buffet car totally wrecked. The wreck was caused by the breaking down of a train going West, No. 6 running into it.
Mon. Aug 8, 1892BUTCHERY OF THE BORDENS A possible Clew Obtained to the Murderers
Fall River, August 7 - The police have not solved the mystery surrounding the brutal murder of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. BORDEN, Thursday morning, and it is highly improbable that they will do so right away. It looks very much as if this case would become a nine days' wonder and then take its place with unsolved mysteries of the past. The police are absolutely baffled in their search for clues, either of the murderers or the motive that prompted the deed.
Just now they have settled down into a belief that the daughter Lizzie killed her parents, but they have no evidence to back up their suspicions. They claim that she and her sister are the only ones who would profit by the death of their parents, and Lizzie is the only one suspected because she was the only one at the home.
They have even gone so far as to declare that she must have killed the stepmother first so as to prevent her natural share in her husband's estate from being divided among her own relatives. But they have not found the weapon with which the crime was committed and they have not been able to find any blood stained clothing which must have followed such a butchery.
So far as can be found out Lizzie BORDEN had on the same dress after the murder as before, and consequently it seems highly improbable that she could have committed the deed. She surely did not lack for money, for she had $1,000 in her own name in the bank, and it is unreasonable to believe that a woman of her previous good character should so suddenly be transformed into the fiend who butchered the aged couple.
Yesterday the bodies of the victims were placed in the receiving tomb after simple services at the house. It had been the intention to bury them, but the police received a request from the chemists who are analyzing the stomachs to hold the bodies until autopsy can be made. Fully 2,000 people surrounded the house while the funeral services were being conducted within and crowds followed the cortege to the cemetery.
The police are investigating a clue in the direction of New Bedford which may yield something tangible. A Frenchman whose name the police will not divulge says that on Thursday between 12:30 and 1 o'clock, he was driving toward Westport and was accosted on the outskirts of the city by a well dressed man, whose description he gave, who wanted a ride to Westport.
The man gave the Frenchman $1 to take him there, but the fellow seemed so anxious to get away unobserved and acted so queerly that the Frenchman returned the money and refused to carry him. The description of this man tallies perfectly with the description of a stranger who called on Mr. BORDEN last Monday. The police claim to have discovered that this man belongs to a gang of horse traders, and that MORSE has had some connection with the band. That may or may not have some bearing on the case.
A Westport clerk says he sold a member of the horse traders' band a hatchet on Wednesday, and his description again tallies with that of the mysterious strangers who visited Mr. BORDEN on Monday and who was so anxious to get out of town on Thursday, just after the murder.
In looking over the BORDEN mansion for possible clews to the double murder, one place was left unsearched yesterday by the police, but to-night or to-morrow this particular spot will be searched. To-day City Marshal HILLYARD submitted to an interview. Of the spots of blood, said to have been found on the axe in the custody of the police last night he said:
"I don't know whether these spots were blood or iron rust. They were of a character that might be taken for either, but until the Boston chemists pass an opinion, it would be folly for me to speak. There is nothing in the Westport clue which you reported yesterday. I sent men to chase it down but after every doubt point had been cleared up I decided there was no man traveling to New Bedford from this city under suspicious circumstances. I have three or four wires out now, and may find something later on. At this moment I can say there is nothing to connect any members of the family with the murder.
We can reach a certain point, but from thenceforward things will not match, and we cant make them. A great deal has been said about the fact that no arrests have been made up to this time. Those persons in the house have practically been under arrest for the past few days. It would be folly for us to place this family behind bars, when so many outside clues are yet to be looked up. We had Mr. JENNINGS with us during the search, as the result of my own request. He is in the acknowledged counsel of the family. We believe he should be about while our investigations were being made. Mr. MORSE and all the family went about the house as usual while we were looking around. If you ask me if I have anything really new in this whole case, I would say no, but, of course, you know I have a great many things in hand. Anything may happen at any moment."
At a late hour it is reported that the suspicions of blood spots on the hatchet
in possession of the police are well founded, and there is every reason to believe
that members of the family are directly accountable for the death of the two
victims. The poison theory is still being followed. Providence and Boston detectives
have arrived, and are working on the case. District Attorney KNOWLTON has been
called here and the autopsy is expected to take place either Tuesday or Wednesday.
Death of Rev. Dr. Chester
The W. C. T. U. in Session at Keuka Lake - A new Church
It is W. C. T. U. day at the Keuka lake assembly and with the fair ladies comes fair weather. People are here in large numbers, and the day is brim full of work, life and enthusiasm. Thus far with the assembly everything has moved forward with the excellent programme - only many little excellencies have come in to give it, if possible, even more pleasing variety.
The prayer service, full of deep devotion, was led by Rev. A. M. SIMONTON of Ohio. After this, the entire exercises of the day were put into the hands of the W. C. T. U., with Mrs. M. M. ALLEN as conductor of the service. Among the many widely known workers present were Mrs. Mary T. LATHROP of Michigan, Mrs. Mary D. FERGUSON of Syracuse, Mrs. C. L. CLAWSON of Havana, Mrs. Vandella VARNUM of Elmira, Mrs. B. B. COLBORN of New Jersey, Mrs. S. W. STODDARD of Horse Heads, Mrs. Emily H. GRAY, of Penn Yan, Mrs. WINTERS of Dundee, Mrs. L. A. BAKER of Elmira, Mrs. Sarah M. BANAT of Canandaigua, Mrs. Bertha M. SMITH of Elmira, Mrs. DRAKE of Ovid, and Mrs. ROBINSON of Chemung. Devotional exercises were led by Mrs. Oliva WINTERS. The opening topic of the programme, assigned to Mrs. M. M. ALLEN, was presented while the ladies discussed the subjects of "Non-Alcoholics in Medicines." It was shown that there was a greater death rate in hospitals using alcohol than where not used. Mrs. LATHROP clinched the point by a description of her own observations in Chicago, Mrs. C. L. CLAWSON of Havana presented a grand paper upon "How to Carry on Temperance Work most Effectually in Small Villages," which drew out bright, strong thoughts from speakers about methods, and about what should be done with ministers who are indifferent about the temperance question. Mrs. S. W. STODDARD, one of the union state superintendents, read an excellent paper upon the subject of "Coffee Houses," and again the stirring women of the audience offered their remarks and suggestions. Mrs. ALLEN ably opened the question, "Temperance Work in Sunday-schools, and also in Public Schools," which was participated in by a number of women. These papers, discussions and a multitude of pertinent thoughts held the large audience with unabated interest during the forenoon. The Children's Hour drew still larger numbers than any day before, while Miss BISHOP led the bright class of little ones over the "Childhood and Youth of Jesus."
A fine audience met in the auditorium in the afternoon. The gifted speaker, Mrs. Mary LATHROP, was introduced as the Daniel WEBSTER of the Temperance Reform," but it was added that she was Webster born over again, and this time a woman. With wonderful force of thought, and with over-sweeping impetuosity of language, Mrs. LATHROP carried her hearers grandly through her subject, "Woman and Reform," which was largely a presentation of the spirit, aims, and work of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union.
Closing the afternoon, under the head of School of Methods, Mrs. J. R. ROBINSON of Elmira, most ably treated the subject of "Religious Training of Our Children," and Mrs. Mary D. FERGUSON of Syracuse, state superintendent of work among soldiers and sailors dwelt most effectively upon her field of work, showing its importance and what is being done.
Miss Vandella VARNUM of Elmira, a speaker among women, who is rapidly gaining a national reputation, held the close attention of a large audience in the evening. At various times through the day, the Acolian quartette and Professor CHURCHILL, director of music, gave pleasing variety to the services by appropriate selections.
Each day adds to the number of tents in the grove, and fills the homes of the park. A large number of rooms in the college, which is transformed into a hotel, are occupied by guests.
-The plans of the new memorial church which is to be erected by Mrs. Mary
A. JOHNSON at Bellona are now on exhibition. Work will be begun on the structure
at once and it is expected that the building will be enclosed before cold weather
On Saturday evening at 10:30 o'clock General Linns Warner THAYER, one of the most respected and widely known residents of this county passed away at his home in Warsaw. General THAYER was born in Gainesville on May 23, 1811, the second son of Willard and Phebe THAYER. Until he reached the age of seventeen years he labored on his father's farm, availing himself of the educational facilities which the common schools at that time afforded. During the succeeding ten years he engaged in teaching in the winter season of each year, and for a portion of that time he assisted his father on the farm during summers. He had early formed the purpose of obtaining a collegiate education and becoming a lawyer, and in futherance of this plan he not only pursued the study of languages, but purchased Blackstone's Commentaries and Cowen's Treatise and spent his leisure time in preparation for his subsequent career. He entered the office of I. N. STODDARD, Esq., of Perry, as a student when in his 27th year and was admitted as an attorney in the court of common pleas of Genesee county in 1829. Upon the organization of Wyoming county in 1841 he removed to Warsaw and entered into partnership with James R. DOOLITTLE, since become so prominent in Wisconsin. This partnership terminated about fours afterward. In 1866 he took his son Linns Lockwood THAYER, into partnership with him, this relation having ever since continued. Mr. THAYER possessed a discriminating mind, keen perceptions and sound judgment which more than compensated for the lack of early educational advantages. He attained a prominent position among the members of the bar in Western New York, by whom he was held in high esteem, and had a large and successful practice. In politics Mr. THAYER was a Democrat, though in 1876 he supported HAYES for the presidency in opposition to TILDEN. In 1857 he was nominated for justice of the supreme court for the eighth judicial district. His opponent on the Republican ticket was the late Martin GROVER, of Allegany county, and although the Democrats were greatly in the minority in the district. Mr. GROVER was elected by a very small majority. In the winter of 1872 he was, without his knowledge, nominated by Governor HOFFMAN for judge on the commission of appeals, and although there was a large majority of the adverse party in the senate there was only a majority of two against him every senator from the western half of the state voting for his confirmation. In 1838 he was commissioned by Governor MARCY a major in the Twenty-sixth regiment of New York Cavalry and in 1839 he was commissioned colonel of the same regiment. In 1841 he was made a brigadier-general. On October 28, 1840 General THAYER was married at Perry to Miss Caroline M. LOCKWOOD, who died in January 3, 1884, at the age of 61 years. Seven children was born to General and Mrs. THAYER, one son and six daughters, of whom only the son, L. L. THAYER, and one daughter, Florence Louise survive. General THAYER leaves also three grandchildren, the orphans of his daughter. Dora THAYER CHASE. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
-The election of school trustees at Perry resulted in the choice of John M. BOUGHTON and W. H. HERRON.
The Republicans of Middlebury have organized a campaign club. The following gentlemen were chosen as officers: A. B. BRADLEY, president; Simeon HOWARD, vice-president; Foster KELLEY, treasurer; M. BURLINGAME, secretary. The club also organized a drill corps and elected Dr. SMEADEN, commander; William ROPER, first lieutenant; William FALKNER, second lieutenant. The uniforms adopted will consist of large bronze capes, white leggins and bronze caps.
The Silver Lake Temperance assembly conducted by Rev. John A. COPELAND, commenced
on Friday with a Third party ratification day." The delegate to the national
convention, Charles TALLMAN of Castile, gave a report of the proceedings, music
being furnished by a glee club, Saturday was "World's fair day" and
Hon. Donald McNAUGHTON spoke. Sunday the crowd was very large, several excursions
being present from Rochester. The programme was very interesting. A temperance
love feast was held at 10 o'clock, and at 11 A. M. the Rev. John A. COPELAND
preached a sermon. At 2 P. M. the Rev. D. C. HERRELL, of Perry, occupied the
pulpit, and at 8 P. M. the Rev. B. S. CROSBY, of Castile, delivered an address,
taking for his subject: "Holes in the Bag." Monday the I. O. G. T.
will have charge of the exercises, and on Tuesday the Silver Ash advocates will
be here. There will be addresses, music, excursions, etc. the ninety-seven advocates
of the institute are to be present and give testimony as to the results of the
cure. Music is furnished by a ladies glee club from Rochester, consisting of
Mrs. Kitty SLADE, Miss Hetty ROBERTS, Miss Florence ROBERTS and Mrs. Jessie
-On Saturday morning James NACEY, captain of the boat John H. McDowell, bound west, when near Adams Basin had $110 taken from his clothes, hanging in the cabin of the boat. The fact that Charles SHACK, 17 years old, engaged as cook, had gotten off the boat near Adams Basin and had not returned, aroused suspicion against him. The captain at once left his boat and started in search of the boy. He traced him to Brockport, where he learned that he had purchased a suit of clothes, shoes, shirts, and stockings. A warrant was at once issued for his arrest by Justice DEAN, of Brockport and the officer went in pursuit of him. Telegrams have been sent to different places, but as yet no trace of the thief has been found.
-On Thursday last a good looking man called at Frank SPENCER'S livery in
Brockport and hired a rig, claiming that he was a piano tuner and wanted to
go to Sweden. He failed to return with the horse and buggy. On Saturday last
it was learned that he tried to sell the rig in Bergen. His stating that he
was a piano tuner came near causing the arrest of L. H. BATTALIA, who resides
in Brockport and who is a piano tuner. The officer discovered his mistake as
he was about to arrest Mr. BATTALIA. It was indeed a great injustice to Mr.
BATTALIA, and had sufficient inquiries been made before having a warrant issued,
it would have saved him from great embarrassment. The man who rented the livery
rig has not been heard from yet.
-The board of trustees of the village of Phelps, have just passed an ordinance, forbidding dogs from running at large, without being muzzled. The ordinance will continue in force until the 15th day of September.
-The Presbyterian church society of Canandaigua has engaged a quartette as follows: Soprano, Miss Phinney(?), of Belona; alto, Miss Belle VAN WIE, of Canandaigua; tenor, Harry I. DENTON, of Canandaigua; bass, Charles H. SNYDER, of Canandaigua.
-At the annual meeting of the W. C. T. U., of Ontario, the following officers were elected: President, Mrs. C. Delmer PRATT; vice-president, Mrs. Mary PALMER; recording secretary, Sarah A. WHITCOMB; corresponding secretary, Susie PARNELL; treasurer, Mrs. Leonora BOYNTON.
-The trustees elected in the town of Ontario at the annual school meeting were: Gilbert P. NORTON, Albert MIDDLETON, Rufus SCHIMERHORN, John MACK, Charles J. NASH, Dr. P. REDNER, George DOWN, Edwin HARRISON, Samuel RAYNOR. Miss Anna STOKES has been engaged to teach the school at Ontario Centre, and Chauncey FULLER of Sodus will be principal at the Ontario village school.
-The Farmers' Alliance held a basket picnic at East Bloomfield Saturday. Field sports and games, followed by party speeches took up the day. Over 500 people were present and they all seemed to have a good time. I. B. DEAN of Honeoye Falls, the state alliance lecturer, made the opening address which was a radical third party effort. He was followed by Mrs. S. V. E. EMERY of Lansing, Mich., and Mrs. Lulu FORD of Rochester, who were decidedly more elocutionary than argumentative. The sentiments of the orators did not seem to meet with a hearty approval by their audience.
-Pulpit supplies for the Congregational church at Canandaigua during the absence of the pastor in August are as follows: Sunday, August 7th, Rev. Dr. S. H. ADAMS of Clifton Springs; August 14th, Dr. A. H. STRONG, of Rochester; August 21st, Rev. Kingsley F. NORRIS, of Webster. On the evening of the 21st, a union service of the Congregational, Baptist, Presbyterian, and Methodist congregations will be conducted in the church by the Rev. David K. VAN DOREN, district superintendent for New York state of the American Bible society. On August 28th, the Rev. Dr. J. ELMENDORF of New York city, will officiate.
-The preliminaries of the Al Fresco tennis club tournament of Phelps, played
on the club courts last Saturday resulted as follows: In the men's singles,
Carl HARSTROM defeated Edward KIRK 6-1, 4-6, 6-0; R. BATES defeated G. BATES
6-3, 6-4; PRITCHARD defeated WHITNEY 6-3, 6-2; in the ladies' singles, Miss
Annie McLEOD defeated Mrs. W. l. CROTHERS 6-5, 6-1; Miss Susie PRITCHARD defeated
Mrs. W. P. HOWE by default, and Miss Nellie CROTHERS defeated Miss Carrie STOTENBURG,
by default; in ladies' doubles, the Misses McLEOD and CROTHERS defeated Mrs.
CROTHERS and Miss PRITCHARD 6-3, 6-4; in the men's doubles, Messrs. KIRK and
PRITCHARD defeated Messrs. FRISBIE ans BATES 5-6, 6-4, 9-7. The final games
will be played this afternoon.
-The son of J. J. COOKINGHAM, of Clyde, met with a severe accident a few days ago. In running from his father's barn to the house he accidentally stumbled and fell so heavily that he broke his collar bone. It will undoubtedly be several weeks before he will recover sufficiently to be about.
-Mrs. John CRAGGS, a prominent business man of Western Wayne county died
at his residence in South Walworth on Friday afternoon last aged 68 years. He
was born in England and came to this country in early life and settled at Pultneyville.
About thirty years ago he came to Walworth and purchased the mill property where
he has since resided. Several years ago he made extensive repairs on his mill
and placed the patent roller process therein. His nephew Edson J. BLYTH will
continue the business. Mr. CRAGGS was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church
and one of its most liberal benefactors. He was also a prominent member of the
Walworth grange and of the Masonic fraternity. He leaves a wife and one daughter
besides a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn his loss. The funeral
will be held to-morrow, August 9th, at the Methodist Episcopal church at 10
o'clock, and will be attended by the masons in a body, the interment will be
-The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph METCALF, of Batavia, died Friday afternoon of cholera infantum. The funeral was held at St. Joseph's church on Sunday morning.
-Peter BOWMAN is in jail at Batavia, being held for the grand jury on a charge of grand larceny. BOWMAN was arrested at Conesus lake by Officer HARRINGTON, of Alexander, on the charge of stealing several articles from John B. ANDERSON, of Alexander.
-Rev. W. J. McKITTRICK, of the Presbyterian church at Batavia, leaves this morning with his family, for Slaterville Springs. During his absence his brother-in-law, Rev. George W. SHIELDS, of Wellsburg, W. Va., will occupy the pulpit.
-A union meeting of the Methodist, Baptist ans Presbyterian churches was held in the Presbyterian church at Batavia last evening. Mr. McKITTRICK, the pastor, preached the last of his series of sermons to young men. A large congregation was present.
James GREY died at his home in South Byron, Saturday morning last. Mr. GREY
had been feeble health for several years past, the result of a severe cold taken
when in the employ of the New York Central railroad. Mr. GRAY was born in Ireland
in 1843, but came to this country thirty years ago. He leaves a wife and adopted
daughter, a brother and sister residing in Canandaigua and a brother in Texas.
His father and mother are still living in Ireland. Rev. Mr. STAPLES will conduct
the funeral services Monday, Aug. 8th, at 2 P.M. Interment at Byron cemetery.
-At the Sheldrake school meeting, La Count MYERS was chosen trustee; C. D. OSBORN, clerk; and I. MANNING, collector.
-At the Romulus school district meeting, Dr. David E. EVERTS was elected trustee; Peter WYCKOFF, clerk; Joshua HINKLEY, librarian; John ANDERSON, collector.
-On Friday morning, a smart Waterloo cat climbed a telegraph pole, on West
Main street, in pursuit of a bird with which to make a meal of. The bird flew
out of harm's way, just as the cat got her nose against the wire which feeds
the electric lights. She dropped to the ground instantly, in a paralyzed condition,
being only able to move her head. She was promptly shot in order that her sufferings
might be ended.
Programme of the G. A. R. Meeting at Wellsville - Incidents
-Dr. J. C. YOUNG, of Cuba, who has been traveling in Europe, has had conferred upon him the title of M. R. C. S., (member of the Royal College of Surgeons, England,) and has been appointed senior assistant surgeon to one of the London hospitals.
-Professor A. N. CRANDALL of Portville, the new principal of Genesee Valley Seminary at Belfast, and Miss Rilla HORTON, of Victor, preceptress of the same institution, were married a few days since. They will take up their residence at Belfast about September 1st.
-Dr. PITTS of Friendship, who has been lying in a helpless condition for several weeks past is reported no better. His life is despaired of.
-General Rufus SCOTT will give the address of welcome at the meeting of the
county G. A. R. association to be held at Wellsville, August 10th. General PALMER,
commander in chief of the G. A. R., will be the principal speaker. The following
gentlemen will also speak: Major D. P. RICHARDSON, of Angelica, Captain A. P.
BRADLEY, of Friendship, comrades George A. GREEN, of Belmont, O. A. FULLER,
of Wellsville, John LARDIN of Allentown, Major George H. ELDRIDGE, of Cuba,
Professor ROGERS, of Alfred Center, captain, E. P. HUBBELL, Wellsville. The
annual re-union of the eighty-fifth new York volunteers will be held at the
Hornellsville Electric Railroad in Operation - Family Picnic
-The elegant new steamer Mary Bell makes daily excursions from Penn Yan to Hammondsport, which are well patronized.
-The eighth annual reunion and picnic of the CLAYSON family, of Wayland, Cohocton and neighboring towns, will be held at Lindenwood Park, Loon Lake, Saturday, Aug. 13th.
-The following Cohocton people are at Hemlock lake: Mr. and Mrs. M. W. HARRIS and sons, T. R. HARRIS and wife, Frank PECK and wife, Mrs. Ella W. HARRIS and daughters, Miss Lena SEARL, Mrs. L. F. DRAKE and Mrs. H. L. VAN AUCKEN.
-The Hornellsville electric street railway company commenced the regular running of their cars Saturday. The first car to run over the route, was started from the barn about midnight Friday, and attracted much attention. The officers undoubtedly thought that the dead of night most of the citizens would be in dreamland, but they were mistaken, for on the return trip the car was followed by nearly two hundred people, who had been awakened by the sound of the trolley wire. During Saturday and Sunday the cars were run every twenty minutes and did a great business. The rolling stock of the road consists of ten cars, five supplied with motors and five trailers. They are of the most improved pattern. The road starts with the most favorable indications of success.
Death of Ex-mayor Stowell, of Olean
-A fire company is being formed at Yorkshire Center, where a system of water works has just been completed.
-The New York Giants, a female base ball team, will play a game of ball with the Olean team this, Monday afternoon.
-Crissey & Crissey are arranging to open a bank for Little Valley. That place has never had a bank, and it will be a great convenience.
-Sixty-five thousand dollar's worth of paving bonds will be sold at Olean on the 27th inst., to the highest bidder. The sewer bonds recently sold at that place were purchased by the Rochester savings bank.
-The funeral of Calvin S. STOWELL, of Olean, who died suddenly of heart disease
near Denver, Col., while enroute for that place to attend the Knights Templar
conclave, will be held Tuesday afternoon at St. Stephen's Church in Olean. The
remains will arrive Monday morning, and the funeral will be attended by the
Masonic orders of Olean, many Sir Knights from surrounding towns and the Forty-third
Separate Company. The deceased was one of the best known and most highly esteemed
citizens of Cattaraugus county and his sudden demise is deeply regretted by
all. He leaves a wife and six children. Mr. STOWELL held many offices of trust
during his life time. He had been mayor of Olean, town superintendent, postmaster,
sheriff, county auditor and a member of the board of education.
Hardware Store Burglarized at Kendall - Other Notes
-George HOFFMAN, Sr., died at his home in Kendall at 10 o'clock on Saturday morning of apoplexy, aged 72 years.
-Professor Elbert O. SMITH and Miss Gertrude STANGLAND have been engaged as teachers in the Kendall village school for the ensuing year.
-E. J. FULLER'S hardware store at Kendall was burglarized last Friday night. About $40 worth of knives, razors and cigars were taken. The thief gained access to the building by cutting a hole in the panel of the door and turning the key on the inside.
-A branch of the National Mutual Building and Loan Association, of New York city, has been established in Havana. The officers are president, General MULFORD; secretary, Owen CASSIDY; attorney, William ROBERTSON; treasurer, Dr. B. T. SMELZER.
Professor John FISKE has returned from his Alaska trip to settle down, at his Cambridge home, to the compilation of a new text book of American history.
DEATHS AND FUNERALS
-Daniel ISLES died yesterday at the family residence, No. 58 University avenue, aged 88 years.
-John DUGAN, aged 72 years, died last Saturday morning at his son's residence, No. 49 Phelps avenue.
-Lillie May, infant daughter of Oscar and Ida FOREST died yesterday at the family residence No. 12 Seneca Court.
-Georgie Inez, wife of Rev. F. M. HUNGATE, died last Saturday morning at the family residence, No. 21 Manhattan street.
-Mrs. Eunice Maning DANFORTH, widow of Leander DANFORTH, died in Ogden, N. Y., last Friday aged 78 years. She leaves two daughters, Miss Dora E. DANFORTH and Mrs. Florence D. STAMP.
A Bad Fall
An elderly lady named Mrs. DUFFY, who resides in Brighton, fell on the sidewalk in Jones street near the corner of Brown street yesterday afternoon. Her head struck the curb stone and was severely cut. She was carried to the house of James VAN HOUTEN at No. 90 Brown street and her wounds were dressed by Dr. H. Churchill PHILLIPS. Afterwards she was removed to the residence of a friend who resides in Smith street.
HERRICK - In this city, on the morning of August 4, 1892, Josephine E., daughter of James and Minerva HERRICK, aged 20 years and 3 months.
WULLE - In this city, Ruth, daughter of Philip and Libbie WULLE, of No. 39 Hollister street, aged 8 months.
-Funeral Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the house.
ILES - In this city, on the afternoon of August 7, 1892, at the family residence, No. 58 University avenue, Daniel ILES, in his 88th year.
-Funeral at the house Tuesday afternoon, at 1 o'clock. Funeral private.
Aug 9, 1892
Lizzie Borden CaseA Veil of Mystery Surrounding the Borden Tragedy
Fall River, Mass., Aug 8 - The clothes worn by the victims of the BORDEN murder, and which were buried in the yard, were dug up this afternoon and spread out on the grass, for the inspection of Medical Examiner DOLAN. He picked from several parts of the clothes a quantity of hair from Mrs. BORDEN'S head, while he placed in two lots, and took it with him to his carriage. He would say nothing as to the cause of resurrecting the clothing, but after making his examination he ordered it to be placed in a shoe case and buried.
To-day's prolonged search did not result in any clews, nor did the officers feel, at its conclusion, that there was any cause for expecting more developments. Portions of the chimney were dug away by a mason, and the barn floor was torn up. Marshal HILLYARD said the search was of value in showing that whoever the assassin was, his tracks were completely covered from view. The police have succeeded in running down seven out of nine clues. There was a grand round up by all the officials engaged in detective business at the WILLBUR house at 1 o'clock. District Attorney KNOWLTON, of New Bedford, was expected, but failed to put in an appearance. Dr. DOLAN will probably ask for an inquest during the week, as soon as he has an opportunity to formulate a complaint. The theory that the murder was committed by a man who was seen sitting on the garden fence has been exploded. Detective SEAVER states that one of the two hatchets found in the cellar was examined under a powerful glass, and two hairs were found adhering to it. The inmates of the house are all suffering from nervous prostration, Miss Lizzie and the servant girl more particularly. The young ladies are beginning to realize the weight of the suspicion resting upon Miss Lizzie, and cannot control their feelings.
Late this afternoon, during the trial of a civil case in the district court, Medical Examiner DOLAN submitted his official report of the murder to Judge BLAISDELL. The latter took the papers, promising to read them over at the earliest moment, and set a date when the inquest can be had.
Fall River, Mass, Aug. 8 - Public interest in the BORDEN crime is unabated. The wonder continues to grow as the mystery deepens. The police searched the house from cellar to garret to-day, but so far as known, learned nothing new. The suspicious axe will be sent to Boston for examination as to the character of the spots on the handle. The date of the inquest has not yet been fixed. The stomachs of the two victims are now being examined in Boston. One of the searching party who came from the house alone, states that in conversation, Miss Emma BORDEN looked a person in the eye, but Miss Lizzie invariably turned her head, when questioned closely.
Hartford, Conn., Aug. 8 - George B. FISH, of this city, whose wife is the sister of the murdered Mrs. BORDEN of Fall River, in a published interview, says he believes Lizzie BORDEN and J. V. MORSE concocted the deed, and hired some one to do it. Lizzie and Emma BORDEN are step-daughters of the murdered woman, and have never been on good terms with her, owing to trouble over the division of a small property left by the girl's mother to Mr. BORDEN, who gave it to the second wife instead of to the girls.
He is Selected For Chairman of the Democratic State Committee
Saratoga, N. Y., Aug. 8 - The campaign committee of the Democratic organization met in the Grand Union hotel at 9 o'clock this evening. The chairman, Edward MURPHY, Jr., called the committee to order and named the Hon. James H. MANNING, of Albany, as temporary chairman. Mr. GRIFFIN nominated Lieutenant-Governor SHEEHAN as permanent chairman of the committee, and it was carried unanimously. Mr. SHEEHAN, on taking the chair, made a brief speech, congratulating the committee on the excellent prospects of the party in this state, for success this fall, and pledging his most earnest work and effort to make success a certainty. On motion of Mr. MURPHY, Charles R. DeFREEST was chosen secretary of the campaign committee. The following resolution was offered by Mr. MANNING and adopted:
"Resolved: That the chairman of this committee be and is hereby authorized to appoint such sub-committees as he may deem expedient for the proper managing of the campaign."
The following was offered by Mr. SHEEHAN and adopted:
"Resolved, That the clerk is authorized and directed to employ such clerical force as shall, from time to time, be necessary, subject to the approval of the chairman of this committee."
The following gentlemen were present: Hon. Edward MURPHY, Jr., J. D. McMAHON,
Jr., S. A. BEARDSLEY, W. B. KIRK, William F. SHEEHAN, C. T. DUNNING, Jr., Cord
MEYER, James STEVENS, A. J. QUACKENBUSH, Jr., Henry J. MOWREY, James J. MARTIN,
S. J. TILDEN, Jr., C. M. PRESTON, James H. MANNING, D. C. GRIFFIN and John FLANIGAN.
The committee adjourned subject to the call of the chair.
THE BORDEN TRAGEDY
A Curious Bulletin Given Out by the Police Last Night
Fall River, Aug. 9 - The following bulletin was given out to-night by State Detective SERNIE:
"The inquest into the BORDEN murder began before Judge BLAISDELL at 10 A. M. District Attorney KNOWLTON conducting the investigation. Bridget SULLIVAN and Lizzie BORDEN were questioned separately. The examination of neither was concluded. The inquest adjourned until 10 A M., Wednesday. Nothing was developed for publication."
This meagre report was all that was given out officially, regarding the first day's proceedings of the inquiry. After adjournment Bridget SULLIVAN went to No. 80 Division street where she has relatives. She has hardly eaten or slept at the BORDEN house since the tragedy. District Attorney KNOWLTON told her he regarded her as a most important witness in the case, and promised to allow her to go on her own recognizance until the trial, if one takes place, provided she would not go away without first acquainting the city marshal.
While the persons at the inquest were at dinner, Bridget, or "Maggie,"
as she was called at home, was placed in charge of Matron RUSSELL, whose lips
are sealed. The girl told the whole of her story to Mrs. RUSSELL, saying that
she could not tell all before, as there were so many men about. Miss BORDEN
was not examined very closely. Attorney-General PILLSBURY arrived at the MELLEN
House, and sent for Mr. KNOWLTON, with Medical Examiner DOLAN and others, went
to the MELLEN House, where they remained in consultation for about an hour.
About 4:30 P. M. Professor WOOD, the Harvard analyist, Dr. MACKENZIE of this
city and Dr. DOLAN joined the other officials. Attorney-General PILLSBURY started
for Boston on the 4:50 o'clock train. Before going he declined to say anything
about the murder cases. After his departure their was more secrecy than ever
among the authorities. The analysis of the stomachs has not been completed yet.
An officer said to-night that he had no doubt of the ultimate arrest of some
one in the family, but he would not say what one. After adjournment of the inquest
Miss BORDEN was taken to her home in a carriage, accompanied by Mrs. BINGHAM.
Rochester, Monroe, NY
Union & Advertiser
Aug. 10, 1892
DEATHS & FUNERALS
Julia, wife of T.S. NEWELL, died Monday night at 217 University avenue.
Frank, infant son of Lawrence and Mary MARZINIAK, died Monday afternoon at 23 Romeyn street.
Margaret Irene, youngest daughter of William B. and Ada B. JOHNSTON, died yesterday, aged two weeks.
Fanny THOMAS, aged 75 years, died yesterday at her home in Greece. The funeral took place this afternoon.
John E., infant son of William and Mary RAICHLE, died this morning at the family residence, 8 Laser street. The funeral will take place, Friday afternoon.
George W. MURRAY, aged 24 years died last night at the family residence, 164 Orchard street. The funeral will take place to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock.
Joseph BEUCKMAN, aged 26 years, died last night at the family residence, 1 Eighth street. The funeral will take place Friday morning at 8 o'clock from St. Joseph's Church.
Jennie, infant daughter of Abraham and Elizabeth BOWENS, died last night at the family residence, 12 Crouch street. The funeral will take place to-morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Francis Allen, infant son of Frank and Mary KANE, died last evening; at the family residence, 707 Plymouth avenue. The funeral will take place to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock.
Thomas LONG, aged 70 years, died last night at the family residence, 21(1 or 4) Caledonia avenue. The funeral will take place to-morrow morning at 8 o'clock from the house and at 8:30 from SS. Peter's and Paul's Church.
Jeremiah DONAHUE died at his home, 38 Ambrose street yesterday, aged 70 years. He leaves a wife, two sons and a daughter. The funeral will take place at 8 o'clock to-morrow morning from the residence, and at 9 o'clock from St. Patrick's Cathedral.
Sarah Emily WOOD, wife of Alonzo L. NIBLACK, died this morning after a lingering illness in the 59th year of her age. The deceased was born in Jefferson county, N. Y., May 12, 1833, and in her girlhood removed with her parents to Charlotte village and later to this city where she had since resided. In April 1861 she married Alonzo L. NIBLACK of this city. The deceased had been a member of the Episcopal Church ever since she came to this city. Besides her husband Alonzo L., four sons, Walter F., William A., George C., Harry A., and two daughters, Sus?? M., of this city and Mrs. W. H. Patrick of Baltimore, Md., survive her.
BADGERING MISS BORDEN
Peculiar Methods of Fall River Officials
Nothing But Suspicion
Alleged New Clews to the Murder Mystery Found Almost Every Day -
Now Somebody Has Seen a Man With a "Scared Look."
Fall River, R. I., Aug. 10 - Nearer and nearer draws the end of the BORDEN murder mystery. As the inquiry, now progressing, approaches its close, the certainty of an arrest by the police, which will accord with their theory as to who committed the murder, becomes more apparent. District Attorney KNOWLTON late to-night said:
"The next twenty-four hours will tell the tale. Within that time everything will be finished."
Lizzie BORDEN and the servant girl, Bridget SULLIVAN, are practically under arrest. Mrs. Jane BRIGHAM, who spends the day at the BORDEN house with Lizzie BORDEN, and Mrs. HOLMES, who stays in the house at night, are detectives in the service and employ of the police department. One of them is with Lizzie BORDEN constantly. The SULLIVAN girl is in charge of Sergeant DOHERTY, who allows her to talk to no one in regard to the murder or anything relating to it. No. Other persons are in the charge of the police, nor under surveillance, with the possible exception of John Vinnicum MORSE, who is only shadowed when he moves about the city.
The examination of Lizzie BORDEN to-day was much more severe than yesterday. She was not questioned yesterday on the details of the murder and the suspicions against her. This morning she was confronted with the mass of evidence said to be in the possession of the police. Miss BORDEN stood it for two hours and broke down. Her sister was also examined to-day. The progress of the investigation developed nothing of importance.
Fall River, Mass., Aug. 10 - Dr. HANDY furnishes a very suggestive hint as to the probable murders of Mr. and Mrs. BORDEN. He says that about 10 P. M. on Thursday he saw a man standing on Second street, a little south of the BORDEN residence, the man having such a terribly unusual appearance as to attract his attention. The stranger was ghastly white and seemed very much agitated. His eyes were particularly wild. He wore a small black moustache. The doctor could certainly identify the man he observed, as he was so struck by the desperate looking character that he turned around in his carriage and gazed at him for some time. Late last evening the police began to put some credence in this rumor, as a man answering this description was seen by Officer HYDE about the same time. Officers DOHERTY and HARRINGTON ran down the tenant story. It appears that Thomas P. WALKER, a tailor working for John CAREY, owed Mr. BORDEN one month's rent for a house on Fourth street. When asked to pay WALKER used threatening language. On the day of the murder WALKER worked steadily from 7 o'clock in the morning until 12 and could not have possibly been near the BORDEN homestead.
At a meeting of the board of aldermen last night the following order was passed;
"Inasmuch as a terrible crime has been committed in our city, requiring an increased number of men to do police duty, it is hereby ordered that the city marshal be, and he is hereby, directed to employ such constables as he may deem necessary for the detection of the criminals."
An order was also passed increasing the clerical assistance in the marshall's office.
That inquest in the BORDEN murder case is proceeding at the Central police station. The public interest is unabated. Miss BORDEN was driven to the station this morning in a closed carriage, accompanied by her friend, Mrs. BRIGHAM, and City Marshal HILLIARD. She looked much brighter than she has at any time since the day following the tragedy. She walked firmly across the guard room, and her face was without emotion of any kind. She was not as closely followed to-day as yesterday by curious crowds.
Professor WOOD after attending the inquest came out and was followed by two policemen carrying a trunk filled with bloody clothing and other evidences of the crime. Professor WOOD took the 10 o'clock train for Boston and the trunk was checked for the same place. A great deal of hope is placed in the accuracy of the analysis and the examination of blood on the clothing. A few days ago this was not the case, the poison theory being talked of as secondary importance.
Bridget SULLIVAN did not leave her friends last night nor this morning. An officer found her in a happy frame of mind. She talks in the most affectionate manner of the deceased woman. There is a strong feeling in police circle against Inspector HANSCOMB and Mrs. JENNINGS, counsel for the family. It is alleged the former is trying to destroy the theories of the police and that they are inspiring false clues. Miss BORDEN will be put on rack to-day and sensational developments are looked for. The missing letter said to have been received by Mrs. BORDEN is also being searched for.
During a recess Marshal HILLIARD drove to the BORDEN homestead, and returned with John V. MORSE. Miss Lizzie BORDEN was taken into the matron's room. Mr. MORSE was taken into the court room, but it is said he was not subjected to an examination. Miss BORDEN was asked some nerve shaking questions, and when she came from the matron's room her face was tear stained, and she was very much upset.
A carpenter was at work in the BORDEN house about an hour this afternoon. Shortly before 2 o'clock Marshal HILLYARD, Detective SEAVER and Officer HARRINGTON arrived at the police station, carrying three boxes. Two were wrapped up and one was open. The open one contained sheet lead, and was taken from the barn where Miss Lizzie said she had gone to look for lead sinkers. The inquest was resumed at 2:30 o'clock.
Dr. BOWEN, the family physician, and Miss Emma BORDEN, the daughter, who was in New Bedford, at the time of the murders, were brought to the Central station to be examined.
To-night it cannot be said that the police have any substantial clue to the murderers of Mr. and Mrs. BORDEN. Theories are plentiful, but reliable evidence is wanting. At 5 o'clock this afternoon state detective SEAVER handed the following bulletin to the reporters:
"The inquest was continued at 10 o'clock to-day. The witnesses examined were Miss Lizzie BORDEN, John V. MORSE, Miss Emma L. BORDEN, Dr. S. W. BOWEN, Adelaide B. CHURCHILL and Hiram C. HARRINGTON. Adjourned until 10 A. M. Thursday. Nothing developed for publication."
This was all that was given but after examinations lasting more than four and one-half hours. The principal witness to-day was Miss Lizzie BORDEN.
The change in Miss BORDEN'S appearance after her examination was the chief topic of conversation to-night, and the opinions of Miss BORDEN'S many friends are entirely in favor of her innocence. When Mr. MORSE came from his examination to-day he was as calm and collected as he has been since suspicion has been directed toward him. Miss Emma BORDEN'S manner was less disturbed than any of the witnesses. Dr. BOWEN told a straightforward story, and incidentally gave some evidence which startled the authorities. The nature of this will not be given for publication, but it was learned that to-morrow an examination of the bodies, will be made at Oak Grove cemetery. Taken altogether, in connection with an authoritative statement volunteered to-night, the police have presented very insufficient and meagre evidence against any member of the family and the evidence they have presented is such that it would be dangerous to proceed upon it.
To-night Officers HARGRAVES and HORACE are guarding the tomb which received the bodies of Mr. and Mrs. BORDEN. The fact that Medical Examiner DOLAN is now expecting more from Professor WOOD'S analysis than he did when the stomachs were sent to Boston, is not denied in official circles. It became public to-night that the order passed by the aldermen last night, making an increase in the police force, was inspired by District Attorney KNOWLTON. There was a witness at to-day's inquest whose name was not given out by the police when the usual bulletin was issued. It was Mrs. EGAN, who was seen to enter the BORDEN yard before the murders, mistaking it for Dr. KELLY'S property adjoining.
DESTRUCTIVE FIRE AT RUTLAND
Rutland, Vt., Aug. 10 - The works of the Harris Manufacturing Company were struck by lightning and partly burned this evening. The works employed seventy-five men, and were chiefly devoted to chair making and miscellaneous woodwork. The loss is about $75,000, with $25,000 insurance. The buildings were alongside the Central Vermont railroad property, and a storehouse containing bridge timber and a lumber shed were burned. Loss about $10,000.
Bath, N. Y., Aug. 10 - Gordon M. PATCHIN, of Wayland, was to-day re-nominated by the Republicans on the first assembly district of Steuben county.
Corning, N. Y., Aug 10 - At the Republican convention of the second assembly district of Steuben county, held at Addison to-day, Hon. Herman E. BUCK, of Canisteo, was renominated for member of assembly by acclamation.
ARRIVAL OF THE SECRETARY
New York, Aug. 10 - Lawrence GARDINER, secretary of the congressional campaign committee, also secretary of the national association of Democratic clubs, arrived to-day and will make his headquarters at 139 Fifth avenue, James OLIVER was to-day appointed sergeant-at-arms of the Democratic national committee.
THE APPORTIONMENT MATTER
Albany, Aug. 10 - Attorney-General ROSENDALE to-day refused to state what action he would take with regard to the case now in court from Monroe county testing the constitutionality of recent apportionment. It is known, however, that that department has been considering the question for the past two days.
CAME BACK TO HER HUSBAND
New Brunswick, N. J., Aug. 10 - The wife of Daniel KRUMB has returned home after an absence of two years. She was received with open arms by her husband. Mrs. KRUMB eloped with another man, claiming that her husband was entirely too prosy to suit her.
KILLED A SUPPOSED DESERTER
Amite, Ala., Aug. 10 - Henry SHERLING was assassinated yesterday in Washington parish. The assassin is supposed to be a confederate of the train robber, Eugene BUNCH, who had been shadowing SHERLING, as it was reported the latter was laying plans to trap the outlaw.
EXPLOSION OF SULPHURIC ACID
Worcester, Mass, Aug. 10 - Patrick MURRAY, Charles OLIN, Charles G. DAVIS,
and John TOLIN, employes of the Quinsigamond mill, were horribly burned yesterday
by the explosion of a tank containing sulphuric acid. They are in a precarious
MISS BORDEN ARRESTED
Another Chapter in the Fall River Mystery
Clamor Of The Populace
Public Opinion Setting Strongly in Favor of the Theory That the Couple
Were Murdered by Members of the Household - Definite Action Taken
Fall River, Mass., Aug. 11 - The people of this town do not like the way in which the BORDEN murder case is being conducted. There is too much secrecy about the proceedings. A great many condemn the police for the manner in which Miss BORDEN has been shadowed and others are of the opinion that the officers have made a mistake in not placing her and all the other members of the family in jail.
At the inquest to-day, Charles SAWYER, who guarded the door of the house while Officer ALLEN ran to the station, testified that he ran to the house when he saw Mrs. RUSSELL running, and that he was with Officer DOHERTY and a reporter when Dr. BOWEN discovered that Mrs. BORDEN did not die of heart disease. Officer ALLEN testified to having seen Mrs. BORDEN lying on the sofa, stabbed, as he supposed. Mrs. Perry GIFFORD was examined to the recess time.
Last night Officer HARRINGTON went to Boston to identify a suspect answering a description of a "wild looking man" seen Thursday near the BORDEN house. The suspect was not the man. The police have also run down a suspect who boarded the New Bedford train at Mt. Pleasant. He proved an alibi.
Mrs. George WHITEHEAD, a step-sister of the deceased woman, Mrs. TRIPP, a neighbor, and Miss RUSSELL, who was placed in charge of the household, were examined as to the relations of the members of the family. The deposition of Mrs. Hiram C. HARRINGTON was also taken. The evidence thus far points to a member of the household as a guilty party, and rumors of an early arrest are prevalent. This forenoon Medical Examiner DOLAN visited Oak Grove cemetery and made a further autopsy.
Mrs. BORDEN'S body was exhumed first.
The new fact discovered was a bruise on the back, near the left shoulder, about the width of an axe, and shaped like the head of an axe. It gives another clue to the exact position held by Mrs. BORDEN when the deed was committed. At 2 o'clock the examining physicians were at work on Mr. BORDEN'S body. The physicians who are at work are Dr. DRAPER, of Boston, and Medical Examiner DOLAN, Drs, LEARY and CONE, of this city.
Misses Emma and Lizzie BORDEN, Mrs. BRIGHAM and Miss SULLIVAN were brought to the police station this afternoon. They were not under arrest. A locksmith is trying to open Mr. BORDEN'S safe to determine whether a will was made.
Fall River, Mass., Aug. 11 - Miss Lizzie BORDEN is under arrest, charged with murdering her father and step- mother last Thursday morning, at their home on Second street. She was brought into the second district court room about 3 o'clock this afternoon, presumably to give further evidence at the inquest. Miss BORDEN was accompanied by her sister and Mrs. BRIGHAM.
As was the case yesterday all the proceedings were carried on behind locked doors. When Miss Lizzie returned from the third inquiry she was a mental and physical wreck, and was conducted to the matron's room. The inquest was adjourned about 4 o'clock. District Attorney KNOWLTON and other officials went to the marshall's private office where they remained closeted two hours.
Shortly after 6 o'clock City Marshal HILLYARD and District Attorney KNOWLTON drove to the home of Andrew JENNINGS, who had been the family's attorney for some years. They returned at about 7 o'clock, and went into the matron's room, where Miss BORDEN was lying on a sofa. The reading of the warrant was waived. The lady took the announcement with surprising calmness. Two women who were with her were much more visibly affected. The excitement on the street was very great when the news of the arrest became known, although some hours previous it was generally understood that Miss BORDEN was soon to be made a prisoner. Miss BORDEN was searched by Mrs. RUSSELL shortly after she was formally placed in custody.
All the afternoon a machinist has been at work on the safe at the BORDEN homestead, but up to this hour he has not been able to open it.
Other witnesses examined at the inquest this afternoon were Eli BENCE, who is supposed to have refused to sell poison to the prisoner; his assistant, Fred HART, and Frank KILROY, who was in the store when it is alleged Miss BORDEN made the request. Their testimony is said to have clinched the suspicions of the police, but it is believed in no way to have affected the previous statements made by them.
To-night one of the principal officials said the arrest was not the direct result of the inquest, but was made justifiable by it. The order of arrest was issued by Judge BLAISDELL, of the second district court, who from the first has said he could not believe the girl guilty of such unnatural killing. It was drawn up by the clerk, Leonard, and submitted to District Attorney KNOWLTON.
The prisoner will be arraigned in the district court to-morrow morning at 9 o'clock. In all probability she will be bound over to the special session of the superior court.
A PIRATE BEHEADED
Hideous and Revolting Scenes at a Chinese Execution
San Francisco, Aug. 11 - A letter from Foo Chow, received here to-day by steamer, gives curious and revolting details in regard to the beheading of a famous pirate at Harlan. When this man was condemned he was presented with a face towel, 400 copper cash, a little parasol, and a lantern for his use on his way to the next world. This curious continuation of an old superstitious custom, is to show the fellow feeling of the judge for the condemned, since it is not he, but the law of the land that he has passed the sentence of death. After the pirate's head was struck off the executioner and his assistants cut open the victim's headless body and tore out the liver. This was divided on the spot among the executioners, who devoured it raw, the liver of a decapitated man being regarded as a remedy against being visited, by the spirit of the departed, as well as efficacious as medicine in cases of consumption.
A FAMILY POISONED
Laurel, Del., Aug. 11 - Mrs. RUSLION, her six-year-old daughter, her bachelor brother, and three laborers were poisoned last night. The little girl and all the stock on the farm is dead, while Mrs. RUSLION and her brother are fatally ill. It is not known who poisoned them. The well was heavily dosed with arsenic. Coroner PHILLIPS of this place was called to Oak Grove, a small village near here, the scene of the crime, but owing to the startling nature of the case postponed the inquest until to-morrow.
Bryant Will Die
Troy, Aug. 11 - Physicians report that James BRYANT, recently shot by Mrs. Frances Boyce McCARTY, cannot survive much longer. Application was made at Albany to-day to admit the woman to bail.
O'DONNELL at Home
Homestead, Pa., Aug. 11 - Hugh O'DONNELL, chairman of Advisory committee, returned to-day from his trip through Canada.
WILL BE PUNISHED
A Warrant Issued For a Faith Christian Albany
Albany, N. Y., Aug. 11 - Nothing has been done by the city authorities regarding the death of 5-year-old Edith RAWSON, but to-day a warrant was sworn out for the girl's father, Henry A. RAWSON, by an officer of the Humane Society. The warrant was secured under section 288 of the penal code, and accuses the father of refusing the child suitable medical aid. Edith RAWSON was run over by a truck last week. A physician was summoned, but not allowed to prescribe for her, but Mrs. HUNTER, a Christian scientist, was called in and under her mode of "healing" the child died.
A physician was found who signed the death certificate, and thereby relieved the coroner from taking hold of the case. Mr. RAWSON was sick in bed when the warrant was served to-day.
Cruiser No. 11
Boston, Aug. 11 - A great crowd assembled at the ship yard of Harrison Loring to-day to witness the launching of cruiser No. 11. The assistant secretary of the navy, James Russell SOLEY, represented the government and Governor RUSSELL and a number of members of the legislature were present for Massachusetts. Boston was also represented by members of the board of aldermen and common council.
At the signal to knock away the shores, amid the cheers of spectators, cruiser No. 11; slipped down the ways into the water. Mrs. C. F. ALLEN, of Salem, broke the customary bottle of wine over the shop's bows.
Tennis at Nahant
Nahant, Mass., Aug. 11 - The playing in the invitation tennis tournament to-day resulted as follows: Malcolm CHACE, Providence, beat S. T. CHASE, Chicago, 7-5, 6-4. Clarence HOBART beat C. P. HUBBARD 8-7, 6-2, F. H. HOVEY beat Quincy SHAW Jr., 4-6, 6-3, 63.
F. H. HOVEY beat C. P. HUBBARD, 6-3, 6-3, E. L. HALL beat Q. A. SHAW, Jr., 7-5, 6-3. Malcolm CHACE beat Clarence HOBART, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2.
Aug 13, 1892
NOT ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN
Much Must Be Proved Before Lizzie Borden Can Be Convicted
Fall River, Mass., Aug 12 - To-night Miss Lizzie A. BORDEN is sleeping in the Bristol county jail, at Taunton, where she was taken this afternoon by City Marshal HILLYARD. She is cared for by two persons, who have known her family since she was a child, Sheriff Andrew R. WRIGHT and wife, who formerly lived here. Mrs. WRIGHT showed much feeling when Miss BORDEN entered the jail, in custody of Marshal HILLYARD, and Detective SEAVER and accompanied by the Rev. E. A. BUCK.
When the prisoner was taken to the train in this city Court street was crowded with people, requiring the services of a large force of police to keep them back. Immediately after the hack started toward the station, two hacks containing eight reporters hurried after it.
Miss BORDEN was neatly attired in a blue dress and a black velvet bonnet, the latter partially covered by a blue veil. As she passed from the station to the train she weakened perceptibly, and leaned heavily on the arms of Mr. BUCK and Marshal HILLYARD. She did not open her lips from the time the train left Fall River until it stopped at the Taunton station, and she took little or no notice of passing stations or scenes inside the car.
The police are now in possession of a peculiar hatchet, and the rumor that it was used in the murder is greatly strengthened by the strong wording of City Marshal HILLYARD'S complaint, published to-day. No hatchet like this one can be found in the local hardware stores. The connection of the hatchet with a bloody deed of some kind is almost beyond doubt, as spots of blood have been found on the table and handle. Certain cloths covered with blood, found in the cellar where the hatchet was found, are said to have an important bearing on this part of the case. To-night Marshal HILLYARD said that there was a great deal to be proved before the crime could be finally fastened upon Miss BORDEN. Medical Examiner DOLAN says that a great deal will depend upon the accuracy of the medical examination of the body, and the analysis of the parts sent to Boston.
MISS BORDEN ARRAIGNEDHeld Without Bail on the Charge of Murder
Aug. B. LEONARD, clerk of the court, asked her to stand up, which she did firmly and without assistance. She was then asked to plead to charges of homicide, and did so in a very weak voice at first, saying "Not guilty." The clerk did not hear her, and she raised her voice and said in quite a loud voice, "Not guilty," putting strong emphasis on the first word. Her counsel said the proceeding was contrary to all law and justice. He, as attorney for Lizzie BORDEN, had been refused permission to enter and guide his client while an inquiry was being made. It was not to be expected of human nature that the same judge could act at an inquest and a trial and decide fairly in both cases. The proceeding was wholly unprecedented.
District Attorney KNOWLTON entered a demurrer against the plea. He said he knew more than twenty cases in his career where similar proceedings were gone through with, and they failed to attract attention because the crimes were not attended by such extraordinary circumstances as those which preceded this arraignment. The matters of an inquest and the matters of a trial were entirely distinct, and it was not complimentary to his honor's judgment to say he could not act fairly in both cases. The state demurrer was finally sustained and Mr. JENNINGS filed an exception. He moved for a trial at once.
District Attorney KNOWLTON objected, on the ground that an inquest was still going on. He asked for a continuance until Monday, August 22, and it was granted. Mr. MORSE and Bridget SULLIVAN were then held as witnesses in $500 each.
Miss BORDEN was asked to stand up and was committed without bail. She left the court room leaning on Mr. BUCK'S arm and was closely followed by City Marshal HILLIARD, who again placed her in charge of Matron RUSSELL. She will probably remain in charge of the local matron till a week from Monday. At that time it is expected that a preliminary trial will be begun before Judge BLAISDELL.
The guards have been taken from the neighborhood of the house with the exception of one officer and John V. MORSE is again at liberty. The text of the complaint in the cases follows:
"Rufus H. HILLIARD, city marshall of Fall River, in said county, in behalf of said commonwealth, on oath, complains that Lizzie A. BORDEN, of Fall River, in the county of Bristol, at Fall River aforesaid, in the county aforesaid, on the 4th day of August, in the year of our Lord, 1892, in and upon one, Andrew J. BORDEN, feloniously, wilfully and of malice aforethought, did make assault, and that the said Lizzie A. BORDEN then and there with a certain weapon, to wit, a hatchet, in and upon the head of the said Andrew J. BORDEN then and there feloniously, wilfully and of her malice aforethought, did strike, giving unto the said Andrew J. BORDEN, then and there, with the hatchet aforesaid by the stroke aforesaid, in manner aforesaid in and upon the head of said Andrew J. BORDEN, one mortal wound, of which said mortal wound the said Andrew J. BORDEN then and there instantly died.
"And so, the complainant aforesaid, upon his oath aforesaid, further complains and says that the said Lizzie A. BORDEN, the said Andrew J. BORDEN in manner and form aforesaid, then and there feloniously, wilfully and of her malice aforethought did kill and murder.
Signed R. H. HILLYARD."
The BORDEN safe was opened to-day. The contents consist of a large amount of cash and some papers.
Taunton, Mass., Aug. 12 - Miss Lizzie BORDEN entered a cell at Taunton jail at 4:25 o'clock this afternoon. Her entry into the city took the form of a public ceremony. The excitement was high. Arriving at the central passenger station, Miss BORDEN was conducted to a curtained hack by Minister BUCK and City Marshal HILLYARD, Detective SEAVER acting as guard and clearing the way. The only sign of interest she manifested was when Taunton was reached. She aroused from her lethargy for a second, then dropped her head on her hand and closed her eyes. Arriving at the jail she was at once placed in a cell.
AN ENGINEER KILLED
Scranton, Pa., Aug. 12 - Timothy HARRINGTON, a Lehigh Valley engineer, while sitting in the cab of his engine at Coxton this morning, was hurled from his seat by another train backing against his. He landing upon the rails of another track, and before he could recover himself, another freight train ran over and killed him.
Lightning at Buzzard's Bay
Buzzards Bay, Aug. 12 - A severe thunder storm prevailed this morning. At Monument Beach a cottage occupied by George ALDEN was struck by lightning. Mrs. ALLEN was killed. A house a few feet away, occupied by Rev. S. S. SEWARD, of New York, was also struck, killing the cook, Ellen EAGAN.
Did Not Go Fishing
Leon Lake, Aug. 12 - President HARRISON'S proposed fishing trip was postponed to-day on account of rain. He breakfasted rather later than usual and afterward went to the cottage in an enclosed carriage. The president did not take his usual daily drive, but remained at the cottage with Mrs. HARRISON.
HOAR May Resign
New Bedford, Mass., Aug. 12 - The Mercury will announce to-morrow morning, that it has reliable information to the effect that United States Senator George F. HOAR, of this state, has placed his resignation in the hands of his colleague, to be handed to the vice-president upon the reassembling of congress.
Stampeded The Drove
Boise City, Idaho, Aug. 12 - Hungry prospectors on Tuesday caused the loss of 361 head of fine cattle and the death of two cowboys near Bannock Butte. The prospectors, who are now under arrest, attempted to capture a stray calf, which ran into the herd. They tried to cut out the calf, a stampede resulted, and the cattle ran toward the brink of a cliff. Two cowboys, Jerome WASSON and Daniel HANCOCK, succeeded in getting in front of the herd and attempted to bring the animals to a standstill. Their horrified companions saw them swept off the cliff as the maddened animals unable to stop rushed over them. Three hundred and sixty-one cattle were forced off the cliff and fell seventy-nine feet. The bodies of the two cowboys were found dreadfully mangled.
Burglars at Chicago
Chicago, Aug. 12 - The Rev. E. M. BROWNE recently came here from New York to take charge of the Emmanuel Congregation and rented a house at No. 517 Dearborn avenue. The rabbi had not lived there long before he had a stirring encounter with midnight marauders. He was awakened one night by a noise in the basement. Taking his revolver he stole down stairs and was not surprised to meet three masked men who were frightened away. Wednesday night the rabbi's house was again visited by burglars, who are now locked up. About 11 o'clock the watchman heard a noise and on investigation found three men in the house. Single-handed he arrested the three man and landed them in the police station.
He May be Shot
Winnipeg, Man., Aug. 12 - The arrest of Colonel RAY, a prominent banker and military man of Port Arthur, for indecent assault upon Mrs. BATHURST, has created a sensation in society circles. Dr. BATHURST is furious over the outrage and swears that he will shoot RAY, if he escapes justice in the courts. RAY is out on bail.
The Light Weights
London, Aug. 12 - The fight between the light weights, Tommy EUSTON, of Leytonstone, and George STRONG, of Denver City, Col., better known as the "Cyclone," took place last night. The contest was conducted according to Queensbury rules, and was for a purse of (f)50 and a side wager. The fight was short and sharp, EUSTON knocking STRONG out in four rounds.
Accident to a Motorman
Denver, Aug. 12 - About 12 o'clock last night an Eighth avenue electric car and a circle railroad train came into collision at South Water street. The motorman of the electric car, W. C. SEIZIMYER had both legs torn off and will die. The collision was caused by the motorman disobeying instructions.
The Police Mystified
Philadelphia, Aug. 12 - John ROBINSON was to-day found dead on his bed with his throat cut and a knife lying beside him. The police are undecided whether it is a case of murder or suicide. John FORD and John BRADLEY, who spent the night drinking with ROBINSON, were locked up, however.
Springfield, Mass., Aug. 12 - A cable dispatch to the Rev. Dr. Thomas D. BEAVEN, pastor of the Church of the Holy Rosary, at Holyoke, informs him that he has been appointed Bishop of the Springfield diocese, to succeed the late Bishop O'REILLY.
It Was Not Foy
Troy, Aug. 12 - The police at Saratoga arrested to-day at Corinth a stranger believed to be Martin FOY, Jr., the murderer of Henrietta WILSON, who escaped from the jail at Ballston. The prisoner was not FOY, although there was a close resemblance.
Aug 15, 1892THE FALL RIVER MYSTERY
Official Doubts of the Guilt of Lizzie Borden
They Yielded to Clamor
A Growing Conviction That a Mistake has Been Made in the Arrest of Miss Borden -
The Murdered Man had Enemies Among Sailors
Fall River, Mass, Aug. 14 - The principal interest in the BORDEN mystery now centers in the hearing to be begun at 2 o'clock to-morrow afternoon. The inquest will be renewed again on Tuesday. It is understood that the evidence to come is mainly medical testimony, and the result of Dr. WOODS's analysis, both of the stomachs and the blood corpuscles. The doctor is one of the most reticent men in the case. Nevertheless, it is now declared that the report of the analysis finds the blood stains on the carpet near Andrew J. BORDEN's bed to be identical in their corpuscles, and characteristic with those of the blood spots found on the axe handle. It is, therefore, held that this must have been the weapon which was used to kill Mr. BORDEN. At any rate it is expected that Professor WOOD will testify to this at the preliminary examination.
It is not expected that Dr. WOOD will find traces of poison in the stomachs or visera of either Mr. or Mrs. BORDEN. The fact is that the identification of Lizzie BORDEN, as the woman to whom Eli BENCE refused prussic acid, is likely to prove a case of entirely mistaken identity. Inspector McCAFFRAY was in Fall River looking after druggists who were violating the law in selling poison. It was known that he was employing a woman to obtain evidence as to sales, and it was claimed that this woman was not as large as Lizzie BORDEN. The absence of the poison disproves the theory that the old people's sickness was caused as a result of poisoning, and thus the attempted purchase of prussic acid by Miss BORDEN on Wednesday will, even if true, fall in value as a supplementary piece of evidence, showing criminal deliberation and planning on her part.
A POSSIBLE MISTAKE
Fall River, Mass., Aug. 14 - There is now but one policeman at the BORDEN homestead, and he simply prevents curious people from annoying the family, and only three are hunting up further evidences of the murder. The city marshal said this morning he was confident the evidence to be submitted at the hearing on the 22d inst., would be strong enough to warrant the holding of Miss BORDEN for the grand jury. That body will not convene until November. While police surveillance has been removed from Mr. MORSE and Miss SULLIVAN, yet their whole connection with the case will be gone over by the police within the next few days, and they will not be far away should the police need them. There will not be a great many witnesses summoned for the preliminary hearing unless the present plans are changed. The proceedings will be open to reports. The marshal again denies the statements made editorially and otherwise in many papers, to the effect that no search was made until after the funeral. A search was made three times during the afternoon of the day of the murders, and Miss Lizzie's room was searched thoroughly as well as other portions of the building. Although the district attorney and judges have passed their opinions on the evidence, there are many thoughtful and influential persons who believe a trial will substantiate Miss BORDEN'S protestations of innocence.
Police inquiry is being made again into the details of a mysterious robbery which took place at the BORDEN homestead a year ago. A lady's watch and several articles of jewelry were taken from a dressing case in one of the upper rooms, and to this day the police have been unable to trace the thief.
Lynn, Mass., Aug. 14 - The Item publishes a story that Andrew J. BORDEN, of Fall River, gave the principal testimony that convicted the ring leaders in the mutiny on the schooner Richard J. BORDEN, while on the voyage from a foreign port to this country; that he and his wife were on the vessel; that his testimony in the courts was declared by the sailors to be false and exaggerated, and that the men who suffered by it vowed vengeance against him. Most, if not all, of them have been released, and it is submitted that several of them were in Fall River at the time of the murder.
A DECIDED REACTION
Fall River, Aug. 14 - The reaction in the BORDEN case has set in. Three days ago it was the popular cry that Miss Lizzie BORDEN was a criminal and should be placed behind the prison bars.
The most noticeable feature of the case yesterday was an expression made by Bridget SULLIVAN in an interview this afternoon. She remarked:
"Well, I don't wonder that they arrested Lizzie BORDEN."
As Miss SULLIVAN is the most important witness, her statement has started the friends of the imprisoned girl. The remark undoubtedly represents the servants' view of the case.
Last night's news says: "So many conflicting stories have been told concerning the relations between the members of the BORDEN family that the testimony of Mrs. Charles J. HOLMES will be of much interest. Mrs. HOLMES has been one of the most intimate friends of the family. She admits that the family relations have not been as pleasant as they are in many families; that in years past they were decidedly unpleasant at times, but she pronounced foolish all talk of an open rupture between Lizzie and her father and mother. She says that as a matter of fact Lizzie had been on much more friendly terms with her father and Mrs. BORDEN during the past year or two than she had been for a long time previously, probably since her father's second marriage. Mrs. HOLMES was with Lizzie every day from the murder till the arrest, and during all of that terrible week Lizzie maintained the same wonderful composure and self-control. People have declaimed at her falling asleep on Wednesday after the inquest, but until that time she had hardly closed her eyes since the murder, and exhausted nature could hold out no longer."
Taunton, Aug. 14 - Miss BORDEN passed a comfortable night, and yesterday morning was cheerful to an unusual degree, brought about, no doubt, by the prospect of a visit from her sister. Mr. JENNINGS and Miss Emma BORDEN came up yesterday morning, and the former, after a brief conversation, went away, leaving Emma in the cell with her sister. They conversed in low tones for some time but there were no tears, no complainings, and the whole affair had the appearance of a simple, ordinary, every day visit between friends.
___________________CHASING WILD CLEWS Falls River, Mass., Aug. 14 - The BORDEN murders are the great topic here yet. Neither Medical Examiner DOLAN nor City Marshal HILLYARD have heard anything from Professor WOODS, who is in analyzing the stomachs of the victims, and comparing the spots of blood on the axe and carpet. They say if there is any truth in the reports that WOOD has discovered that the blood upon the axes and carpets is the same, it is very strange that they have not heard it officially.
The police to-day have been engaged in chasing down clues, and testing statements made in many letters sent to the marshals. It is Lizzie BORDEN's side of the case that is now attracting the whole attention of the police. The report that Gideon MANCHESTER, draw-tender at Stone Bridge, saw Dr. HANDY'S wild-eyed man being driven toward Newport by his brother, has been proven to be untrue.
It is not thought now that the preliminary hearing set down for the 22d inst., will be of long duration. It has been the policy of District Attorney KNOWLTON, in handling capital crimes, to give as little evidence as possible until the trial takes place. Attorney JENNINGS, who, beyond question, believes in the innocense of Miss BORDEN, will do everything in his power to have a full examination at the earliest date. His sturdy work at the time of the arraignment has done much to change public opinion concerning the girl; more particularly that position referring to a fair trial by an impartial jury. Although Miss BORDEN is under arrest, charged with perhaps the most heinous crime committed in recent years, there is little talk about the punishment that should be meted out to her. She is finding supporters and friends in most unexpected places. This fact gives the police authorities reason to think that much of the strongest evidence will have to be given before Attorney JENNINGS will consent to an order for holding his client until November. It is an open secret in police circles that the government officers believe that Miss BORDEN was insane at the time of the murders, if she committed them. It is well known in this city that Judge BLAISDELL and Attorney KNOWLTON were prejudiced in Miss BORDEN'S favor, and they must have had the strongest possible reasons for ordering her arrest. Some evidence relating to the private life of Miss BORDEN, now in the hands of the police, bears directly on this side of the case, and strengthens the opinion of high police authorities who have said that Miss BORDEN was not conscious of her deeds if she was implicated.
Rear End Collision
A Freight Train Run Down by an Excursion Train at LeRoy
Le Roy, N. Y., Aug. 14 - What might easily have proven a disastrous railroad accident occurred here on the Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburg railroad at 6:35 o'clock this evening, it being a collision between a Silver Lake excursion train and a freight train both going east. The freight was the first section of no. 28, in charge of Engineer O. L. DAGGETT, and Conductor D. B. MAPES. It was slowing up to take branch at Main street crossing. When nearly at a standstill the excursion train dashed around a sharp curve. Engineer Harry WOLFE applied the air brakes and he and Fireman Frank WHITE jumped, WOLFE breaking his right wrist in rolling down an embankment.
The passenger engine struck the caboose with great force and the caboose was telescoped by a flat car ahead. The men in the caboose jumped. The flat cars were empty or probably there would have been a loss of life. The wreck was cleared up by 9:30 o'clock.
The Lockport Mystery
Chicago, Aug. 14 - What is probably a correct solution of the Julia PHILIPS's mystery was reached yesterday, and it is now almost certain that the body which has been lying at Lockport, N. Y., for two weeks, awaiting a claimant, is that of Catherine WALKIN, who came here from St. Louis, July 25, Mrs. Daisy PIRRIY, an aunt of Catherine WALKIN, to-day identified a photograph of the woman killed at Glencoe, taken while the body was lying in the morgue, and pronounced it to be that of her niece. Mrs. PIRRIY'S description of the clothes worn by her niece the day before the accident also tallies with the garments found on the body.
A New Orleans Fire
New Orleans, Aug. 14 - Fire was discovered this morning in the large four story building of the Brooklyn cooperage company, occupying the entire square of ground between Thalia, Erats, Water and Levee streets. The building was one of the largest in the city, and provided the greater part of the hogsheads and barrels used in the sugar trade of New Orleans. It was an auxiliary of the American sugar refining company or trust, and was insured for $300,000. The firemen confined the flames to the building and Mimms foundry, with a loss of $425,000. Two firemen were seriously, but not fatally injured.
Alleged Conspiracy to Rob
Columbus, O., Aug. 14 - A sensation in railway circles is likely to be developed here and in other large cities in Ohio to-day. The freight agents and subordinates of a prominent railway have been in a conspiracy for a long time to rob the company and the patrons of the road. One report says it is the Baltimore & Ohio Southwestern, and another the "Big Four," but the officials are so close-mouthed that nothing definite can be secured. Arrests here and elsewhere are to be made to-day. A railroad detective is the authority for this statement.
A Lunatic Shot
Lynchburg, Va., Aug. 14 - C. C. PADGETT, aged 55 years, who was to have been tried this week by a commission of lunacy, was shot and mortally wounded yesterday morning by Beauregard FORESTER, proprietor of a saloon on Fifth avenue. PADGETT entered FORESTER'S saloon and attacked him with a heavy stick without provocation, when FOSTER drew his pistol and shot PADGETT twice in the stomach.
Aug 16, 1892ENDEAVORS HAVE FAITH
They Do Not Believe Miss Lizzie Borden Guilty
The Marshal's Statement
An Encouraging Letter Sent to the Prisoner in Jail -
The Authorities Claim to Have Some Mysterious Evidence Regarding the Daughter
Fall River, Mass., Aug. 15 - City Marshal HILLIARD said to-day in regard to certain criticisms on his conduct in the BORDEN case:
"I started on an outside clew, within half an hour of the discovery of the tragedy, on information furnished by members of the family. I have chased down more than 100 outside clues within ten days. My officers were as skeptical as I was about who committed these crimes, and it was not until all the evidence that action was taken. This case will depend upon circumstantial evidence, wholly, and the people's interests cannot be subserved by throwing the evidence into the hands of the defense until a hearing of the trial takes place. You and the public may rest assured of this fact. The district attorney and myself are satisfied that the public authorities have ample cause for the holding this girl, and she has not been imprisoned in haste nor without a full understanding of what her arrest means."
A great deal of nonsense is being published in connection with the case about the BORDEN family honor. On this point, the most important member of the BORDEN family said for publication this morning:
"The honor of the BORDENS, whose names are so closely allied with the prosperity of the town, is not to be affected by a police suspicion, perhaps resting justly on Miss Lizzie BORDEN. No true BORDEN has ever placed a stumbling block in the way of the law, and no member of my family will in any way hamper the police in their investigation. The statement that fifteen millions of BORDEN money will be used in balking the authorities, is untrue and illadvised.
Confidence in Miss Borden
Fall River, Mass., Aug. 15 - The following was sent to Taunton jail to-day: "We, the members of the Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor, desire to extend to our fellow member, Miss Lizzie A. BORDEN, our sincere sympathy with her in her present hour of trial, and our confident belief that she will soon be restored to her place of usefulness among us."
Fall River, Mass, Aug. 15 - The most important subject of talk in town this evening is that relating to the prospects for securing an impartial preliminary hearing for Miss Lizzie A. BORDEN next Monday. The Daily News puts the matter in this light:
"There is a very general opinion among lawyers and citizens that Judge BLAISDELL should not preside over the preliminary examination on Monday next. This statement was made and argued by Mr. JENNINGS on Friday. Without the intention of casting any personal reflection on the justice, it is urged, because having heard the government's side of the case, that was presented in its fullest and strongest light, he must be prejudiced in forming his opinion; in fact, consenting to a warrant, he has already made his opinion public.
There has never been an intense feeling here against Miss BORDEN, despite the weight of the charge against her. The most prominent lawyers in this city have changed their opinions on the merits of the case, since District Attorney KNOWLTON ordered the arrest. The preliminary trial is now regarded as of special importance in fixing the responsibility for the crime, except that it gives the defense an opportunity to measure the strength.
MURDER OF THE BORDENS
A Theory That is Consistent With Lizzie Borden's Innocence
Fall River Correspondence of New York Press
Only one clue pointing to any one but Lizzie BORDEN as the culprit has been discovered. Perhaps the police have given that as much attention as it deserves. Perhaps they haven't. Many people in Fall River think they haven't.
The "murder house," as it is already spoken of by every one, is No. 92 North Second street. It is a three story and a half frame structure, neatly painted in two shades of gray. It stands forward and to the left of the center of a big lawn. Near the left rear corner of the inclosure is the little barn. The driveway to this barn skirts the fence of the house and lot on the left of the murder house. The rear fence of the BORDEN place divides the property from the home of Dr. CHAGNON, a Frenchman, which is nearly twice as large as the BORDEN place. Directly back of the BORDEN lot is the CHAGNON'S side yard. The CHAGNON house stands back of the house to the left of the one in which the murder was committed. Between the CHAGNON place and the BORDEN place is a board fence six feet high. Along the top of this fence is nailed a barbed wire. The police claim that it would have been impossible for any one to have done the murders in the BORDEN house and escaped over the back fence through the CHAGNON place. Careful investigation by a Press man shows that the route itself would be not only a possible but an easy one, and also that a man might very likely have followed it on the morning of the murder without being seen.
The following suppositious case is not constructed as a probability, but as a possibility, and as the only theory which admits of Lizzie BORDEN'S innocence. A stranger could not have entered the BORDEN house that morning without being seen by some of its unmates or the neighbors. But a man might have slipped into the house the day or night before, and concealed himself until an opportunity came to do his bloody work.
In order to make his escape by the rear way, after he had pounded and gashed the two old people to death, he would have been obliged to leave the house by the door on the left of the house, for the back door has long been closed up and unused, or through the cellar - the more likely theory, because the rags and hatchet were found in the cellar. Escape by the side door, it is claimed, would have been impossible, because there was a woman sitting in the window of the house just across from the BORDEN driveway from the side doorstep. The window at which the woman sat is, however, some feet nearer to Second street than the doorstep, and the woman was sitting with her back toward that door. So, instead of its having been impossible for her not to see a man who left the house in that way, it would in reality have been surprising if she had seen him. Thus he had two ways of leaving the house open at times. The next difficulty in the way of such a murderer, according to the government theory, would have been a woman sitting in the bay window of Dr. BOWEN'S house, on the other side of Second street. This woman, as a matter of fact, could very easily have missed seeing a man leaving the side door of the murder house.
Once out of the BORDEN house, it would have been easy for the man to make his way unseen to the fence between the BORDEN and CHAGNON places. That fence, so formidable in the eyes of the police and some of the newspaper correspondents, would be an easy conquest for any healthy schoolboy. Its timbers are on the BORDEN side and would have helped the murderer to climb, and at about the center of the BORDEN yard a pile of old lumber makes an inclined plane from the ground almost to the top of the fence. The barbed wire on the top of the fence is not worth consideration as an obstacle. Its barbs are fully six inches apart, and a careful climber could easily avoid them. After the murderer had passed the fence there would have been few difficulties in the way of his escaping unnoticed. The CHAGNONS were away at the time, and the only person on the place was a fourteen- year-old girl sitting on the front doorstep. The murderer could have passed through a little gate, which is always open, behind the CHAGNON house, and with a few steps have reached the driveway from the CHAGNON barn to the street. The CHAGNON house stands four feet above the street level, and as this driveway gradually sinks as it approaches the street the man might easily have passed through it to the sidewalk without being seen by the girl on the front steps. Besides, the bank, which would have partially concealed him, is surmounted by a closely picketed fence, which would still more have served to hide him. This driveway is almost wholly secluded from the next house by vines and shrubs.
That a man coming down this driveway would have been observed by people on the opposite side of the street that fatal morning, is highly improbable. The Press man has interviewed every resident of every one of the houses there who was at home at the time, and every one of them has asserted that they were probably not in a position where their attention would have been attracted by a man coming down the driveway at that particular hour. This leaves only casual passerby to account for, and while Third street is not by any means a deserted thoroughfare, yet the Press correspondent stood at the entrance to the CHAGNON driveway for ten minutes at the busiest hours of the business day, and only one carriage and a small boy passed in front of him. For more than six consecutive minutes the sidewalks and roadway of the block were bare of people. It would have been not only possible but easy for a man to have escaped from either the side or cellar door of the BORDEN house to Third street that Thursday morning unseen by any human being.
But there is considerable excuse for believing that a man was seen to escape, and this is the clue which some people think the Fall River police have treated lightly. A boy named KERIOUACK told his father on the day of the murder, that at about the time it was committed he saw a man jump over the back fence of the BORDEN yard. He described him minutely and the information was given to the police. At about the same time DR. HANDY, a reputable Fall River physician, reported that on the morning of the murder he had seen a man with a face deathly pale and a maniacal appearance so striking that he had turned around in his carriage to look at him, on the sidewalk near the BORDEN place. The description given by Dr. HANDY of this man tallies almost exactly with that made by the KERIOUACK boy of the man who jumped the fence. The police have searched for this man after a fashion and have found one or two who answered the description to an extent, but they have not absolutely proven that they have found the right man.
Serious Runaway Accident
Lockport, Aug. 15 - Mrs. Ada WILSON and Miss Tessie MELLEN of Buffalo were thrown out of a carriage Sunday afternoon by a runaway accident. Miss MELLEN was seriously hurt, but Mrs. WILSON'S skull was fractured and her recovery is doubtful.
THE INQUEST ADJOURNED
The Police Hunting for Another Stranger
Miss Borden In The Jail
What Her Pastor Says of His Interview With Her-
Judge Blaisdell Will Preside at the Preliminary Hearing of the Case
Fall River, Mass., Aug. 16 - The inquest into the cause of the death of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. BORDEN, which was to have been resumed this morning, stands adjourned for an indefinite time. It is supposed that the medical testimony concerning the analysis of the milk, and stains on the axe, is not yet ready for presentation to the court. Judge BLAISDELL said this morning that he did not know when it would be resumed. It would not be to-morrow, but beyond that he could not tell. His opinion was that it would not be called again until after the examination next Monday. This morning City Marshal HILLIARD, carrying a mysterious box, went to Boston.
Judge BLAISDELL has stated distinctly that he will preside at the examination. A great many think that Mr. JENNING'S objection to Judge BLAISDELL sitting at the inquest, and also presiding at the examination of Lizzie BORDEN, was ill advised, and would not help his client any way.
Taunton, Mass., Aug. 16 - Rev. W. Walker JUBB, of Fall River, called at the jail here yesterday. Later, speaking of the relations of the BORDEN family, whether happy or unhappy, he said:
"I had a long talk with Lizzie this morning. She told me they were all on better terms during the past two years than they had ever been. She did not try to represent that there was any demonstration of affection between them, but she said they were by no means unfriendly.
"To use Lizzie's own words," continued Mr. JUBB, "said: ‘In all our lives there never has been a harsh word passed between Mrs. BORDEN and myself. There has simply been the consciousness that she was not my mother. I can freely say that she has been as good a step-mother to me as many step-mothers are."And does Lizzie say nothing concerning the injustice of the charge?" was asked.
By Associated Press From Fall River
Fall River, Mass., Aug. 16 - Rev. J. Walter JUBB, pastor of the Central Congregational Church, of which Lizzie BORDEN is a member, characterizes Judge BLAISDELL's action in sitting on the bench while presiding at the inquest, as ?adecent. He proposes to use every means to have another judge on the bench at the preliminary hearing.
The police have decided that thirteen minutes elapsed from the time Bridget SULLIVAN asked Mr. BORDEN how he was until she was called down stairs by Miss Lizzie to give an alarm about the murder of her father. The sofa on which Mr. BORDEN was murdered was taken to the Central police station this morning, and will be kept there until after the trial. The police are now hunting for a man who was seen twice in the neighborhood of the BORDEN house, August 1st and August 4th.
The Corning Tragedy
Corning, N. Y., Aug. 16 - The examination of William FROST, who killed Daniel DONAHOE last Saturday night, began this morning behind closed doors. W. F. McNAMARA appeared for the district attorney, and E. D. MILLS, for defendant. Several witnesses were sworn, but the testimony of John O'CONNOR and Mrs. May FERO was the most important. John O'CONNOR testified that he was very near the place and saw HALM, who was FROST'S companion, strike SMITH, DONAHOE'S companion first, and also saw FROST aim his revolver at SMITH first and pull the trigger, but it did not go off. Then he saw FROST aim it at DONAHOE and shoot him. Mrs. May FERO testified that she heard FROST say as he walked down the street, "I've shot the wrong man; I ought to go back and give it to the other one." The defense announced that they did not wish to call any witnesses so Recorder WILLIAMS held FROST to await the action of the grand jury on the charge of murder in the first degree. FROST was taken to Bath to-night.
SERVANT GIRL SULLIVAN
Miss Borden Arrested on Her Sole Testimony
Flimsy Story Of A Hatchet
The Prosecution Apparently Resting Its Case on a Rather Insecure Foundation-
Circumstantial Evidence Which is Uncircumstantial
Fall River, Aug. 17 - The alleged story of evidence, on which the police arrested Lizzie BORDEN, on the charge of murdering her father and step-mother, it is now said, came from Bridget SULLIVAN. The arrest followed immediately after her examination at the inquest. An official who was present at the inquest said to-day to an intimate friend:
"It was what Bridget saw, not what she heard, that led to Lizzie BORDEN'S arrest. Bridget said that she heard Lizzie down cellar hunting for something, directly after Mr. BORDEN went out to go down town and sometime after that she saw what she is positive was the hatchet lying half hidden in the sitting room. Se heard Lizzie down cellar before she went out doors to wash windows. She also saw the hatchet when she came inside to get some water to complete her work."
The police can show, they say, that Lizzie BORDEN was either the principal in the murder or an accessory before the facts.
Medical Examiner DOLAN is satisfied, and so are the police, that there was absolutely no spurting of blood from the wounds. While perhaps one or two drops may be found on the dress Lizzie wore, the police do not consider them necessary in establishing their case.
The Bodies Buried
Fall River, Mass., Aug. 17 - The bodies of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. BORDEN, the victims of the Second street tragedy, were buried to-day by order of Medical Examiner DOLAN. They were placed in the family lot by employes of the cemetery, and no members of the family were present. Medical Examiner DOLAN states that all of the bloody clothing has been sent to Boston. By order of the authorities, Civil Engineer GIERNAN has taken measurements of the rooms in which the murders were committed, to be used in case of a trial. City Marshal HILLYARD arrived at the central station this morning, after twenty-four hours absence in Boston and stated that he could add nothing to the facts already published.
Aug 19, 1892DEATHS AND FUNERALS
-Andrew, infant son of John and Victoria HICKS, died yesterday at the family
residence, No. 83 Clifford street.
-William HUNTER died at his residence at the corner of Chaplain and Olean streets yesterday, aged 47 years.
-Peter, infant son of Charles and Margaret McFARLIN, died yesterday at the family residence, No. 34 Courtland street.
-Anna MERKLE died yesterday at the residence of her brother-in-law, John EDELMAN, No. 37 Huntington street, aged 33 years.
-Mrs. M. K. PREDMORE died yesterday at the family residence, No. 435 Plymouth avenue, aged 57 years. Three sons and two daughters survive her.
-Clifford HOAGLAND, son of Fred C. HOAGLAND formerly of this city, now residing at Albany, died at Ithaca last Wednesday, aged 17 years. The remains will be brought to this city for interment at Mt. Hope cemetery.
Aug 20, 1892
DEATHS AND FUNERALS-George READING, formerly of this city, died last Wednesday in Denver, Colorado.
Union and Advertiser
August 23, 1892
Rochester, NY Monroe County
A PATROLMAN FINED
Action of the Police Commissioners-Superintendent Cleary's Report.
The police commissioners at their meeting yesterday afternoon, imposed a fine of $75 on Officer RENDSLAND, who was reported by Lieutenant SCHWARTZ as being off his beat between the hours of 9 and 10 o'clock on the night of August 9th. The officer was also transferred to another beat.
The annual report of the police department for the year ending, June 30, 1892 was presented by Supt. CLEARY. It gave the total number of persons employed by the department at 151, patrolmen on duty on the streets, 109, new patrolmen added to the force during the past year, 24, placed on pension roll, 2, total number of arrests made during the years, 4,308, total valuation of stolen property recovered and returned to owners, $10,189.82. PSM
Rochester, Monroe, NY
Union & Advertiser
Wed Aug 31, 1892
McDONALD - At the family residence, 84 Broadway, Tuesday afternoon, August 30th, 1892, infant son of William and Mary McDONALD.
-Funeral will be held to-morrow morning at 9 o'clock.