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TJ1J5 A11GUS,'WEDNESDAY, JUKE 21, 1893.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. -Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
That NUkes a Free Woman of
THE CLOSE OF A REMARKABLE CASE
Ace-etsecl oT tlie Murder of Her Father and
Stepmotherthe Ietiidant Live Through
It All with ry Kje Cutll the Iileesed
Relief of Tear Come with Acquittal
Striking Scene iu Court Story of the
New bh;K'-!:r. Mas., .'une 21. The
trial of Lizzie Borden is over, and the
iromtiri -jerrio for month has been living
with the shadow :,t m awful crime and
its dread penalty hanging over her head
ts a free woman, acquitted by a jury of her
countrymen The cheer that greeted the
Jury's verdict might well bring tears to the
eyes of the icfeivlant eyes that during all
the Ion.: and :i:rp:i"e strain of apprehec-
sion. imprisonment and trial have been
dry The mor .burtiiriiC eloquence of the
state htd run.; in her ear un 1 those of the
court, jury and audience for two days
on the out- side vehemently demanding the
full punishment of the law and on the
other a clear acquittal at the hands of the
tribunal. And when the l;u-.t words were
spoken, and the juilge had charged those
in whose hands Lizzie Rortlea's fate was
placed there was another interval of in
tense anxiety of an hour and a half.
The Verdict of the Jury.
It wasat 3 p. m. that the jurors retired to
their room to deliberate on their decision.
At 4:) they filed into the room and the si
lence was intense. The jury was polled.
Miss Borden wasusked to stand up, and the
foreman was asked to state the verdict, up
on which he announced: "Not guilty." After
the verdict had been r'-ceived the district
attorney moved that the other cases
against Miss Borden !e nolle prossed, and
the order of the court was to that effect.
The closing scenes of t),e trial were in di
elirett contrast with 'hose that had pre
ceded Theretofore all had Seen de
corous and in keeping with the dignity of
the most iigiliel court in the state. But
whea t::r verdict ot not guilty was re
turned a e-ln -er went up which might hav
been heard half mil? away through t
open windows, and there was no attemj i
to check it The stately judge looked
straight alu:i! at the bare walls. SlieritT
Wright was powerless tf wield the gave:
which lies reedy for his use. and not once
during the Tremendous excitement which
lasted fully minute did he make the
slightest sign of having heard it
The l'esed Ilellef of Tear.
He never saw The people rising in their
peats and waving their handkerchiefs in
unison with their voice because his eyes
were full of tears and were completely
blinded for the time. Miss Borden's head
went down on the rail in front of her and
tears came e iere they had refused to come
for many a 'ng day, as she heard the
sweetest wnran ever poured into her will
ing ears the words "Not guilty." Mr.
Jennings was almost crying and his voice
broke as he put his hand out to Mr.
AMU.Evr J. BORDER
Adams who sat next to him and said:
Thank God." while Mr. Adam returned
the pressure of the hand and seemed In
capable of Bjieech. Governor Robinson
turned to the rapidly dissolving jury as
they filed out of their seats and gleamed
on them wit' a fatherly interest in hU
kindly eyes, and stood up ae Mr. Kuowl
ton and Mr. Moody came over to shake
hands with the counsel for the defense.
To Her Desolate Home Again.
As soon as possible the room was cleared.
When the spectators had finally gone
Mis Borden "as taken to the room of the
justice and allowed to recover her com
posure with r-tly the eyes of friends upon
her and the caresses of devoted admirers.
At the expiration of an hour she was
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placed in "a carriage and driven to the
station, where she took a train for Fall
River, her home no longer probably, b
still the only objective point for the im
AN UN.cOLVABL MYSTERY.
That Is Vh:- the Itorden Murder Look
If Iizzie Borden did not murder her
father and stepmother who did? That tn
the question -sked by the prosecution dur
ing the trial and it was on the theory that
there was no one else to suspect that the
prosecution largely arrested, ana
that is the question still unanswered.
On the 4th day of August,
1892, between the hours of 9:30
and 11:30 a. m. Andrew Jackson Borden
and Abby Durfee Borden were murdered
at their home in Fall Rive. This is all
that is known. For legally, and, many
believe, morally, Lizzie Borden is guiltless.
Lizzie A. Borden, daughter of Andrew
Jackson Borden, a woman now about 33
years old; her stepmother, Abby Durfee
Borden, and Bridget Sullivan, a sen-ant,
were the only memlwrs of the family
about the house. When Mr. Borden came
home at about 10:45 that morning Bridget
left him at the frontdoor and in a few mo
ments went to her room up-statrs. She
had Ixcen encaged a good part of the morn
ing ont of doors washing windows. There
was absolutely no witness to the murders
except the murderer.
Lizzie Borden's own account of the acts
of herself that morning is all there is. She
says that after her father came in she as
sisted him to get into a comfortable position
on the lounge in the sitting-room, taking
off his boots and putting on his slippers.
Then she says she went into the yard,
stopped a few minutes to gather and eat
some pears, passed on into the barn and
spent ten or lifteen minutes hunting for
lead to make fishing-line sinkers, (icing
into the house she says she found her
father had been murdered. She now
called the servant and sent her at once for
Dr. Bowen, who lived near by.
Asked where her stepmother was she
said she did not know, but called to mind
the fact that her stepmother had told her
previously that she had received a note
from a friend and in response was intend
ing to call on that friend. However,
Bridget was requested to look for her mis
tress, but she objected to going alone and
Mrs. Churchill went with her. As the
two women approached the top of the
stairs leading to the second story tfcey saw
on the floor of the guest chamber the bouy
of Mrs. Borden, also murdered.
THE DEED DONE WITH A HATCHET.
Conduct of the Suspected Woman While
Aware of the Suspicion.
Both victims had been killed with a
hatchet apparently. It was definitely de
termined at an autopsy subsequently held
that Mrs. Borden had been killed some
time before her husband. It was demon
strated conclusively that the death of Mr.
Borden occurred within a very short time
after he entered the house, and if Lizzie's
story is correct some one did it while she
was in the barn, while Bridget was in the
attic, and while Mrs. Borden's lifeless
body was lying in the room above her
Nobody was seen to enter the house, and
though several hatchets were found it
could not be proved that the rust on them
was caused by human blood. The case was
circumstantial and outside of the general
proposition that there was no one else to
suspect, the fact that Lizzie and her step
mother were not friends and that the es
estrangement, as alleged, was the result
of a dispute about property in which
Lizzie expected to share was most relied
on as providing the motive.
The neighliors and friends, the pastor of
her church and Sunday school superin
tendent all united in praise of Miss Bor
den's exemplary life. Since the murder
she had apparently been the most
anxious to help the police officers in their
search for clews, accompanied them in
their search, helped them turn the house
inside out and upside down to find the
bloody hatchet and bloody clothes which
must have lecn discarded, by somebody
before leaving that butchery.
She was clm and hopeful, courteous
and ready w th suggestions, though she
realized that the men she aided suspected
her of t he unnatural crime. It is apalling to
think that such a woman as Lizzie Borden
has been pictured could have committc I
this crime of which she was formally uc
cused liefore the court.
If she is is guilty she is a most remarka
ble combination of woman and demon, n
she is not, a most pitiable outrage has
been jcrpetrated in the name of law. In
the mystery of the Nathan Murder in New
York, the son. though proven guiltless,
died with the brand of the suspect
upon'him. It matters not what was the
verdict for this young woman, unless the
murderer is lound and proxen guilty her
life is blasted.
A lu-imwty for Typhus.
ST. Loris, June 21. A special from
the City of Mexico says: Juan Covantes
and Edoardo Armendaez were commis
sioned by the medical institute to make an
analysis of jiama. which General Aurel'
an Rivera is administering gratis to t' e
poor as a specific for typhus with wonder
ful results. The chemists find that the
jicama is a valerianic root which gives a
high acid reaction due to the great quanti
ty of valeric acid which it contains.
Score vn the Hall Field.
Chicago, June 21. Following are the
League scores at base ball: At Boston
Brooklyn 11. Boston 4; at Cinncinnati
Louisville 3, Cincinnati 1; at Philadelphia
Baltimore 2, Philadelphia 10; at Pitts
burg Clevehiod 10. Pittsburg 6; at Ne
York Washington 16, New York if; at
Chicago No game.
Condition of J aatioe Blatchford.
Newport, R I., June 21. Dr. Rankin,
one of the physicians, has made a state
ment concerning the condition of J astice
Blatchford. He says the judge has suffered
two slight shocks, but is now doing well,
though very weak. There are no danger
ous signs at present, though like all case
of this kind there is a possibility of a fatal
stroke at any moment.
DEATH WAS ALONG
And Turned Merriment Into An
guish and Death.
NINE KILLED AND SCORES WOUNDED
A Packed Passenger Train Rearing Home
goers from the Suburban Horse Race
Derailed in a Tunnel List of the Vic
tims One lluudred More or Le Hurt
Some of Whom Will Not Live The For
New York, June 21. It was a" gosd
natured crowd that boarded the train on
the Bay Ridge division of the Manhattan
railway en route home from the' races
where they had .witnessed the defeat of
the alleged sure winner of the Suburban
handicap, Lamplighter, by Lowlander.
The joke was passing freely and laughter
was heard in every car of the train, which
was going at full speed about half a
mile from Parkville. There were six cars
coupled to the locomotive. Suddenly
a jerk was felt, and the laughter was in
stantly turned into terror and cries of
anguish. The train was derailed while
going through a tunnel. There were 1,000
people on board. They stood packed in
the aisles and every seat was occupied.
A Scene of Frantic Frenity.
The engine and the first two cars ran
along upon the track, dragging behind
them the other cars of the train. Then the
engine and the two cars that remained on
the track broke loose from the others and
were carried by their own speed clear
through the tunnel. The other part
of the train pulled apart, the first
dragging the second part half way through
the tunnel. People jumped from the train
and fell upon the embankment to be
bruised and cut by the cars. Others were
carried along upon the train, their bodies
rublK'd and bruised upon the rocks of the
tunnel and the stones of the embankment.
AVomen fainted and men became panic
stricken and trampled them and the chil
dren under their feet in their mad flight
Nine Persons in F.tcrnlty.
When the train stopped the cooler heads
immediately liegan to render assistance to
the wounded who lay along the track. Po
licemen who had arrived immediately sent
orders to the Brooklyn hospitals for ambu
lances. In the meantime the wounded
hail been gathered up and stretched out
upon the grass on the embankment. The
physiciant who were arriving attend
ed to their wounds as best they could. One
hundred person, it is said, found upon this
green plot a temporary hospital. Two
were killed instantly and seven died Liter
in the hospital. The cause was a misplaced
Names of Dead and Hartly Hurt.
The persons who wet killed instantly
were Robert Daly and 11. S. Pringle;
those who died in the hospital aiv Henry
Spink, Robert J. Cudly, Qumby. un
known man. B. J. McGonich-. Fritz 1.
Johnson and John Siinlay. The seriously
hurt are Andrew Bartolentay, James Kitz
simmons, Patrick Graham. Hit-hard
Flynn, James Bradford, Chnrles lli-rring
and Addicks. All these haw ln: a
limb or received internal injurio-. .-sme
will undoultedly die. Scores of others
were bruised, cut or otherwise l;i:rT., . ..
NORTHWESTERN FOREST . FIRES.
Two Children Reported lturned Suspi
cions of Incendiarism.
West Superior, Wis., June 21. The
forest fires along South Shore and North
ern Pacific railways are still burning. At
Sanborn, Lampson's lumber yard aiwl sev
eral dwellimrs have I. een destroyed. Con
ductors on t ho South Shore report Ewen,
Mich., entirely devastated. The bridge at
High Bridge, near Ashland, which was re
ported to have beet: burned is still safe.
Settlers in vi-inity of Sanborn are strug
gling desperately against the flames.
Two children are reported to have perished
The fires at Iron River, Wis., are claimed
to have been the work of firebugs. Twice
a livery stable was set ablaze, but luckily
it was extinguished before beyond con
trol. The authorities are investigating
the causes, and if it should turn out as sus
pected and the incendiaries are apprehend
ed a lynching will result.
Kept at Work With a Gun.
DCIXTII, June 21. Nearly the whole
population of Mountain Iron is still en
gaged in fighting the fire and the danger
is not yet over. A number of Poles and
Hungarians refused to assist in the werk.
The marshal of the town compelled them
to join the others at the point of a revolver
and by the use of the same argument kept
them at work.
lturned a Little one Alive,
Madison, Wis., June 21. The home of
L. Van Dusen was destroyed by fire, and
one child was cremated, another badly
burned, but will live and a domestic.
Theresa Rink: so badly burned that she is
not expected to live.
MiiHt Not Discharge Anarrhlnts.
Waksaw, June 21. An attempt has
been made at Lodez, seventy-five miles
southwest of this city, to destroy the resi
dence of Julius Kunitzer, a well-known
manufacture r of that place. It appears
that some time ago Kunitzer discharged
a number of his employes, among whom
were several anarchists.
Lowlander Wins the Suburban.
New York, June 21. The tenth Subur
ban handicap was won by Lowlander. He
was bet against heavily, everybody expect
ing Lamplighter to win. Terrifier was
second. Lamplighter third. The winner
gets a stake cf S1S.000 and his owner had
large bets on him at heavy odds, and has
won a fortune. The time was 2:06J.
New Railway Culon Started.
Chicago, June 21. The new railroad
labor organization, to embrace every
branch cf service from the locomotive en
gineer to the flagman at grade crossings,
has been started here at a meeting held in
Ulich's hall. Eugene Debs was principal
speaker and' there was much enthusiasm.
"Tour Candidate I Cannot Be."
New Yoek, June 2L Ex-Governor
James E. Campbell, of Ohio, said to a re
porter that he would not be the Demo
cratic candidate for governor of Ohio. "I
shall not run, and the Democrats will not
nominate a man who will not run."
Iowa Republican Convention.
Des Moines, June 21. The Republican
state central committee has selected Des
Moines as th-t place and Aug. 15 as the data
for the' state Republican convention.
ABBREVIATED ' TELEGRAMS.
There will be a reunion of the blue and
gray at the World's fair Oct. 20 to 24 in
clusive. The bodies of Tom Cordway and his sis
ter. Pattrel Cordway. were found at the
front gate of their home, eight miles east
of Ixjgansport, La., having been murdered
Superintendent of Police J. W. Schmidt,
of Cleveland. O., who is known to the po
lice officials of the entire country, has re
signed to go on the retired list. He is 04
Alexius Columbus, a former ship build
er, now nearly 97 years old. who claims to
be a linea descendent of the great Christ
opher, ha been discovered in Buffalo,
A T-year-ola lad in Breoklyn is suffering
from meningitis the result of a cuff on
William Decker aged S3, of Hollidays
burg. Pa., has started to walk from that
place to Chicago
No more vagrants will be sold off the
block in Missouri, the supreme court de
ciding that the law was unconstitutional.
Indian tribes in the province of Loja,
Ecuador, near the Peruvian frontier, raid
ed the village of Zamora, killed all the
male inhabitants and carried off the
Receivers have been appointed for the
Kanawha Lumber company, a Maine cor
poration with mills at Portsmouth, ().,
and timer lands in West Virginia. The
assets are plac ed at $1,100,000 and the lia
A farmer of Gloucester. R. I., uses a
bedstead whose posts and sides are made of
Hsu Total has issued a proclamation
forbidding the sale or use cf American pe
troleum iu Amoy, on account of the Geary
The national congress of San Salvador
has granted President Carlos Ezeta a six
month's leave of absence to visit the Chi
cago fair, and voted him $100,000 "to CJver
Captain Magnus Anderson, who brought
the Viking ship from Bergen to this coun
try, is a Norwegian editior, oil on a vaca
tion that lasts till August 1.
Five hundred pounds of giant powder
were exploded in the Black Hills, near
Rapid City, on Monday, for the purpose of
bringing rain, and two light showers re
sulted. For the special election of mayor in
Milwaukee John C. Koch is the Republi
can nominee', and Uarrott Dunek tle Dem
cratic. Dr Edward E. Vincent, of Sprinfield,
Ills., will go with the Peary Arctic expedi
tion, sailing from Philadelphia June 30.
During a debate in the French chamlier
certain lloulaiiLiist-s called Clemenceau a
cowitrd and he replied by calling his
as.-ailant.s liars, blackguards, traitors aud
other oet names. And then they wouldn't
fislit duels with him.
Paris. June 21. During his remarks
before the Hchring se-a arbitration court
Sir Ric hard Webster said that the obliga
tion of Great Britain or the I'nited States
to agree to the decision ot the tribunal
was morally, but not le gally, binding. Here
Baron de Courcel intct ruptcd Sir Richard,
and in a sharp tone said to him: "I can
not allow you to say that ltefore us. We
are conducting a serious business. Neither
country, a party to this arbitration, can
break it word and reje?ct the award maele
by this tribunal.''
Failure at Chicago.
Cmc ai;o, June 21. Chicago Desk Manu
facturing company ha made an assign
ment to James Hiblen and the president
of the company. John H. Menger also as
signed in favor of the same person.
Failure in Groceries.
COLVMRUsj, O., June 21. J. & G. Butler,
wholesale grocers, have assigned to Charles
Butler. Liabilities are $50.(00, asset
America's First Recorded Eclipse.
The first observations of an eclipse of the
sun taken by American astronomers were
made on Long island, Penobscot bay, on
Oct. 27, 17S0. On that occasion a part y from
Harvard college, headed by Professor S. W.
Hollis, LL. D., having obtained the consent
of the British general who was in command
of Castiue, landed at Bounty Cave and
made the house of one Shubael Williams
their headquarters. The totality of the
eclipse was visible only at Fenobsrot bay
and vicinity, a fact which woulel make such
an event one of great import even today. It
is but justice to adel that the observations
made by the Harvard scientists were very
successful, notwithstanding the fact that
their instruments were very crude and in
accurate. New York Press.
Senator Stanford Dead.
San Francisco. June 21. United
States Senator Lelanel Stanforel clieci
at his home at Palo-Alto last night.
Little, But Lively.
"Little drops of wateT,
Little grains of sand.
Make the mishty ocan.
And the pleasant land."'
And dropping into prose;, we would say, that
Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets are mild, but prompt
in reMevlue constipation, sick headache, bilious
attacks, tiains in the region of kidneys, torpid
liver, and in restorinc a heal'hy. natural action to
the stomach anel noweis. e-enis a viai. -ni-
pellet a dose. Little, oui nveiy. 1 nc use or uc
old style, drastic pdls is an outrage on the human
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KliUG, HASLET?, SCHWENTSER
Dry Goods Company. Davenport, Iowa.
Cut in Half
We give a'few of the
offer this week:
Japanese tea-pots 12. 11. 17e"
While' irranite plates. .rin .h'
side? el i she's O.ro
e'orcred sugars I.jc
Everything in the store will be slaughtered this
week. Everything must go. Come early and
avoid the rush.
IN THE CITY
DRIFFILL & GLEIM
Under Harper House.
DOLLAHS for SEVENTY-FIVE GENTS
Were we to give you silver dollars for 75c
it wouldn't take you long to decide to come
for them, would it ?
Welt we- re i.ot xact y eloiiitr that; but we're" letting
the pn lits on all 1 rimmed hats and b nneu for
ladies ai d cfcildrm. and aie thus giving y. u a dollar
in valu for 75c Jn money. This sale is going ou this
$.O0 Hats cut to SI 50
$2.50 " S1.85
$3 00 " 12.25
$4 00 " " $3.00
$5 00 " $3.25
and all intermediate figures are proportionally re
duct-d World's Fair dpoon s given away with everv
purch ase of 13 or more.
114 West Second street Davenport, Iowa.
Ladies' Suits and Jackets nearly Given Away
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FAIR AND ART STORE.
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