The Evening Standard—Monday, August 8, 1892 Page 6


Wonder Continues to Grow as the Mystery

[By Associated Press.]
Fall River, Aug. 8. — One of the searching party who came from the Borden house alone states that Miss Emma Borden looked a person in the eye during conversation, but Miss Lizzie invariably turned her head when questioned closely.

Marshal Hilliard and Medical Examiner Dolan had a short consultation this morning, and decided to send the suspicious axe to Boston for examination as to the character of the spots on the handle.

The Medical Examiner also had a short talk with Judge Blaisdell regarding an inquest, but he made no formal report, and the date was not fixed.

Public interest in the crime is not lagging any. It is still the sole conversation, and the wonder continues to grow as the mystery deepens.

Medical Examiner Dolan said at noon that the stomachs of the victims were now being analyzed in Boston, but he was not putting much hope in any development that may be made.

From Saturday’s Third Edition.


Mr. Borden Was Making an
Inventory of His Property.

With the Expectation of Having His
Will Drawn up.

Police Making a Rigid Search of the
House Where Crime Was Committed.

[Special Dispatch.]
Fall River, Aug. 6. — Up to 4 o’clock this afternoon no arrests had been made in the Borden murder case.

District Attorney’s Investigation.

Advices from Marion, where District Attorney Knowlton is staying at his summer residence, say that he will probably be in Fall River Monday or Tuesday, when an investigation will be held at the Borden residence.

Mr. Borden Left No Will.

One piece of information came to the knowledge of the police this afternoon which, in light of recent events, has a peculiar significance. It is stated that Mr. Borden left no will, but for the week previous to his death he had been making an inventory of his property, preparatory to having an instrument drawn.

Police Ransack the House.

This afternoon at 3 o’clock City Marshal Hilliard, Assistant Marshal Fleet and Capt. Desmond of the police force arrived at the Borden house on Second street. They went to the front door. Mr. Hilliard asked for Miss Emma and she came to the door.
“We have come to search the house” said the Chief. “Have you any objection?”

” No sir, ” replied Miss Borden. “None at all. I am only too willing to have the search made, and will help you all I can. I wish you would be careful and not tear up the things any more than is necessary.”

Then the police entered the doors, which were closed after them. Dr. Dolan, medical examiner, and Andrew J. Jennings, the Borden family’s attorney, accompanied the officers.

Guards were posted about the building and strict orders were given to see that no one was allowed to enter or leave the residence.

The police intend to ransack the structure from cellar to attic and go through every room, in hope of securing some bit of tangible evidence which so far escaped their vigilance. They have commenced at the top of the house, and it is expected will devote the entire afternoon to the search.

All the members of the family, Emma, Lizzie, Mr. Morse, and the servant, are within and will not be permitted to leave until the search is concluded.