Well here is a nice bedtime story about chubby Mrs. Miland who fell through the floor of her ramshackle backyard shed and found – a hatchet wrapped in bloody newspaper. Her house fronted Spring Street, which is very close to the Borden home. You can guess what happened next! St. Louis Dispatch, June 7, 1903. It was a sensation!
The Boston Post also ran the hatchet story on June 1, 1903.