Came across what I learned from reading:
Edwin Porter, Edward Radin, Edmund Pearson, Victoria Lincoln,
Robert Sullivan, Edward Snow, Ann Jones, Joyce
Williams, Walter Gibson, Evan Hunter, Frank Spiering, Arthur Phillips, Agnes de
Mille, Meyer Berger, Bernard Barshal, Ruth Reynolds and William
Not included is David Kent's, Rebello's, my book,
and the "Cases that Haunt Us". Here's some of it:
1. The events leading up to the murders began
two weeks before. The authors stated:
a) Emma and Lizzie left home on Thursday,
July 21, and went to New Bedford. From there, Emma went to Fairhaven while
Lizzie took a room on Madison Street, did some shopping and returned home on
b) The police found where Lizzie had purchased
articles and had them shipped to her home. They had the tags to prove
c) Emma went to Fairhaven while Lizzie
returned to Fall River, got a room on Madison Street for a few days and
then returned home.
d) Emma and Lizzie left home on Friday
afternoon and Lizzie returned home on Sunday. This prevented Mr. Borden
from transferring the title to his Swansea farms over to Abby.
Strange isn't it? Lizzie returned home on
Sunday, July 24th and nothing is mentioned about anything happening in the
Borden house from the 24th of July to 2nd of August.
2. John Morse came East from Iowa
a) April, 1888
c) April 1890
d) When the Borden house was robbed in
e) When he sold his Iowa holdings a few years
back. [His holdings were sold after his death in 1912.]
3. Thursday morning, the household got up and
came downstairs at:
a) Bridget, at 6:15
b) Morse at 6:20 and Bridget already had the fire started in the
c) Mrs. Borden at 6:30
d) Mrs. Borden came down shortly before 7:00
e) Mrs. Borden came down about 7:00 and Mr.
Borden and Morse soon followed.
4. Breakfast was served at:
a) 7:00 b)
7:15 c) 7:30 d) After Bridget
e) They all had mutton except Lizzie who
didn't want any.
5. Breakfast lasted:
a) 20 minutes
b) Nearly an hour c) It was a leisurely meal
d) It was over by
7:30 d) Over by 7:45
6. Morse and Mr. Borden left the house
a) Morse at 7:45, Mr. Borden left around
b) Morse at 8:45, and Mr. Borden around
c) Lizzie was eating breakfast when Mr.
d) Mr. Borden left around 9:15
7. Lizzie came downstairs at:
a) 8:50 b)
9:00 c) After her father left.
8. Lizzie entered the kitchen and Bridget
went outside to vomit:
a) For a few
minutes. b) For 10 or 15
d) For 5 to 10 minutes
8) How many windows did Bridget
a) Eleven b)
Seven c) Five d) All of
9) Why was Mrs. Borden killed?
a) Because of the Fourth Street house
b) Because Mrs. Borden caught Lizzie and
Bridget performing lesbianism.
c) To prevent Mr. Borden from giving Mrs.
Borden the deed to the Swansea farms.
10) Who killed Mrs. Borden?
a) Lizzie b) Lizzie and
Bridget c) Emma d) William Borden
Let me know if you want me to go on. The
above is why no one can make sense out of the Borden case. You just don't
know who or what to believe. The authors did what Einstein
said: "If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts."
Actually, the Borden Case should never have become
the Crime of the Century. It was such a simple case.
Hell, the reporters, seeking to earn the $5,000
reward ($100,000 in today's money) told Knowlton at least three times that he
had arrested the wrong person. But Mr. Know-It-All Knowlton had
decided by August 6th that Lizzie was guilty and guilty she would
When you read where the reporters told their
readers that Knowlton was trying the case at the hearing as though he himself
were on trial. Because, as he claimed, all he did was answer their
dispairing cry for his assistance. Did I spell dispairing wrong? Oh
Have a great day