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VOL.3, NO. 11 g ' ' Chicago, Friday, Feb. 13, 1914 ONE CENT
AMAZING SERIES OF MURDERS LAID
AT THE DOOR OF LOVE
New York Woniah Goes To Trial Next Monday Charged
With Committing Most Horrible Crime in Coun
try' s History Claimed To Have Poisoned
Husband, Little Daughter, Two Sons and
. a Baby All for Sake of Illicit Love.
BY NIXOLA GREELEY-SMITH
.bittle1. Valley,' N. Y., Feb. 13. A woman charged with committing the
most';&omble crime in this country's history goes to trial Monday. She
Mrs. . Cynthia Buffom is, charged .with planning to end the lives of her hus
band arid her children." She, the state's attorney alleges, poisoned her hus
band.'her little daughter, her little baby, her two sons all for the sake of
an illicit love-the love of a middle-aged married woman for a handsome
farm laborer. t
If what the state officials allege is true, Mrs. Buffpm is the arch-murderess
of the .western world the Lucretia Borgia of modern times.
To see and talk to this remarkable woman I came to Little Valley.
I found her-seated by the window of her cell reading the battered and
thumbmarked "trashy novel, "Beautiful Evelyn's Mistake."
She is a distinctly comely woman, with a clear ivory complexion, soft
brown eyes and .a mass of slightly wavy brown hair.
Mrs: Buffom is 40 years old. In another cell, also awaiting trial, is
Ernest Frahm, a good-looking young farm hand who was employed on the