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"No," she replied briefly, and went
on reading a trashy love story.
The husband, Willis Buffom, a
farmer, and the baby boy, aged four,
died first. After their deaths the
wife and mother was arrested. Then
the little girl died. Two older boys
also suffered from arsenic poisoning,
and one will be a cripple for life as
a result of it.
,(Do you love Ernest Frahm, who is
jointly accused of the murder with
you?" I asked.
Mrs. Buffom tossed her head and
answered with a slight sneer, "I
should say not!"
"I loved only my own man. A
woman can love but once!"
And her hand closed tightly over
the probable source of this noble sen
timent "Beautiful Evelyn's Mis
take." - "To what do you attribute your ar
rest?" "To village gossip to the tongues
of idle men and women who were
alvays talking about things that did
"But I understand you were ar
rested as the result of admissions
you made to a woman .detective pos
ing as little Laura's nurse and to a
man, another detective, who took
you on pleasure trip to Buffalo and
with whom you are said to have
fallen in love?"
"I was warned against those two,"
Mrs. Buffom answered. "I was told
they were spying on me, but I didn't
believe it. The woman detective who
was nursing Lauro said I was stick
ing around the house too much, that
I needed amusement and distraction.
So I went with her and her friend to
Buffalo. They took me to restau
rants and shows. I had a good time
and I don't regret it. My motto has
always been, 'You've only got one life
to live so you might as well live it' "
And perhaps that was the motto of
Willis Buffom and little Norris and
Laura Buffom, the husband and the
little children who had but one life
to live and who now lie under the
not concern them," Mrs. Buffom an- I snow in the Little Valley cemetery.
WHAT HAPPENEdTn CHICAGO
Four dives raided by morals squad
in levee disjxict
W. L. Moyer, former vice-president
of Lasalle Street National Bank, lost
fight against extradition. Must face
charges for using mails to defraud.
Thomas Smith, street car conduc
tor, 1641 Holt av., robbed by two men.
Jumped off car and knocked them
down. Recovered money and dis
Joseph Hannon, street car conduc
tor, robbed $12.
Robber grabbed sample cases of
Arsene Pernette, New York jewelry
salesman, in front of 1021 S. Halsted
st $8,000 in gems gone.
Jewelry store of B. Weinstein, 1332
S. Halsted st, raided. $400 in dia
Dental office of Dr. H. C. Baur, 3117
Logan blvd., entered. $100 worth of
Thomas O'Neill, Frank C. Fritsch
and John McPadden, 3616 Parnell av.,
arrested as safeblowers. Suspects
believed to be implicated' in 37 rob
beries. Two quarts of nitroglycerin
and some dynamite found in house.
Mrs. Amelia Vwrtat, 20, 1507 Lar
rabee av., who killed 18-months'-old
daughter, believed to be victim of
melancholia. Is held to grand jury
Miss Bertha Thiel, 20, Ayalon
Hotel, took 20 grains of bichloride of
mercury. Thought she was taking
headache tablets. May recover.
Mrs. Ella Flagg Young, superin
tendent of schools, to increase per
iods of arithmetic and English and
shorten high school course.
Mrs. Henry Hanson, 8031 Bond av.,
grandmother at 34. Married when 16.
The Laurel Pleasure Club will giver
their first annual bail Saturday eveu-