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"POISON FARM" PRODUCES NEW MYSTERY
WHAT BECKONS AGENT OF DEATH?
'Poison Farm" on Hillside Near Little Valley, Over which Agent of Death
Hovers for Fourth Time in Four Years.
n Little Valley, N. Y., Sept. 18. Baf
fling mystery agaiA surrounds the
notorious poison farm where Willis
Buffom and his two children died
from arsenical poisoning three years"
ago with the result that Cynthia Buf
fom, wife and mother, is serving a
20-year sentence for murder!
Today Elmer Blotner, a young
farmer, shuffles about the hillside
"murder farm" like a man with loco
motor ataxia, his body stooped and
shaking, his nerves shattered from
arsenic, which Cattaruagus county
officials believe was given him with'
What unknown power beckons,
death to this spot and casts a spell
of terror over the quiet, hard-working
farmers, who warn the visitor to
beware of the springs on the hillside?
The springs, whose waters are as
cool and sweet as those of Lebanon,
are in danger of being poisoned, the
farmers believe, and all shun them as
they would pest pools. ,
Three times in 1913 death stalked
onto the "poison farm" and carried
away a victim.
The present day mystery, however,
is more baffling because Elmer Blot
ner, the poisoned man, scouts the
idea that an attempt was made to
murder him. He refuses to believe
his illness was caused by arsenic, al
though Dr. Herbert M. Hill, noted