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BUCK TO EXPIATE
JUDGE SMITH IMPOSES THE
P within Ten Days Slayer Will Be Sent
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to San Quentln — Attorney
Is Done With His
"It Is the order of this court that
you, Morris Buck, be- taken by the
sheriff of this county to states prison
at San Quentln within the next ten
days, there to be given In charge of the
warden of that prison; that within a
period of time not less than sixty nor
more than ninety days you are. to be
hanged by the neck until you are
With 1 features convulsed with emo
tion and voice choking- with grief,
Judge B. N. Smith of department one
of the superior court yesterday read
the death sentence to Morris Buck,
convicted of . the murder of Mrs. Cloe
Canfleld. '-' ! - . •:. •■■■'
But the condemned man seemed to
take little Interest In the proceedings
and stood before the court with eyes
fixed on the floor and hands hanging
limply at his side.
, As Buck was ordered to stand up and
receive sentence. Deputy Sheriffs Har
rington 1 and Longfellow closed In be
hind in order to support him if he col
lapsed. But such action was far from
the condemned man's mind. He arose
slowly from his chair at the order
of the court and shuffled forward to
the space pointed out to him. There
he stood with a sleepy little smile
playing ovqr his features and his face
flushed a delicate pink, looking like
some child just awakened from slum
"Mr. Buck," said the court, "you
have I been accused by the district at
torney- of the crime of .murder, that
on the twenty-seventh day of January
you did . willfully, feloniously, mali
ciously and with malice aforethought
kill and murder Cloe Canfleld, a human
*.. "You have been given a fair and Im
partial trial and have had a splendid
defense. You entered a plea of not
guilty, but the jury returned a verdict
of guilty of murder in the first degree,
making no recommendation.
To Be Hanged
v "Therefore there Is no other action
left this court but to sentence you to
be hanged." ■ . • . ■ .
: .The death sentence was then read
and Deputy Sheriff Herrlngton marched
Buck to Judge Smith's chambers.
Then, while a crowd of ,600 morbidly
curious spectators thronged the upper
corridor of the court awaiting Buck's
appearance, the condemned man was
taken down a private stairway and to
his ' cell In the county jail. He was
again placed in the death cell and the
watch will 'be kept over him until he
is taken north In ten days.' ...
•There will be.no appeal taken in the
Buck ' case/ and ,■ yesterday when mo
tions for new trial and arrest of judg
ment,! were, entered by the defense nnd
overrruled ' the last, legal .action .'was
taken and now Buck .will go to hla
death without a fight in the higher
Attorney Warner yesterday made the
"Since the hour that I was appointed
to defend this man I have done every
thing in my power to see that he
should have a fair trial. If I had had
more time to secure evidence of his
family history and produce that evi
dence In court the result might have
Sisters Were Deaf
"Immediately after I was appointed
I wrote to his sisters to give me that
history. I have never heard one word
from them. I did the best I could with
what Information I had, and I do not
believe there Is one human being in
Los Angeles county who thinks I have
been neglectful, careless, or exercised
any lack of diligence. I have given
this defendant the best ability I pos
sessed. I regret as much as anybody
"I am firmly of the opinion that the
man is irresponsible now and was Irre
sponsible at the time he killed Mrs.
Canfleld. He never at any time since
my first visit to him at the jail has
ever suggested one sentence to me. He
seems to be absolutely incapable of
suggestion. And notwithstanding the
statements of reputable physicians that
he talked freely to them, I have never
yet been able to get a statement from
him, except an answer in monosyllables
in reply to my inquiries.
"A jury from the body of this county
was impaneled and I never tried a case
before a more intelligent Jury as a
whole. They listened with rapt atten
tion to the evidence and to the argu
ments, and as far as I am concerned,
I endeavored to cover the ground thor
oughly in the argument and do not be
lieve I could do any better If I were
to do it over again. ■;■.•• "T ::'.;
"The Jury was out less than two
hours, during which time they had
their dinner, and unanimously found
this man responsible for his act; for
that was the only question in the case.
As to the fact of the killing, there was
"His responsibility for it was the
only question. They have decided that
he was responsible. I have prepared
a motion for a new trial and argued
that motion before his honor, Judge
Smith, and I want to say now that in
the active practice of law for twenty
years I have never appeared before a
more fearless, conscientious and up
right Judge. He has denied the motion
for a new trial.
• "I presented a motion In arrest of
judgment and he ' overruled that and
sentenced the man to death. I believe
after careful consideration that I have
done all in the law and In good con
science I am required to do. I have
done what I feel to be my full duty
to the court, to the state and to the
defendant, as well as to the citizens of
this communly. , >
"The Jury and the court have decided
that it was Justice that this man should
hang for his awful crime and have de
clared upon their solemn oaths and offi
cial position that he is responsible
for It. '
Attorney Is Done
"I do not feel that I ought to do any
thing to thwart justice, and further
feel that I have done my full duty. If
a wrong has been done in this case, or
will be done by the hanging of Morris
Buck, I am not responsible for It. I
still believe the man is Insane, but I do
not feel that I am called upon to do
anything further In the premises for
nothing. Neither do I feel that I should
put this county or state to any expense
in the matter of an appeal. I have not
received ', one , penny from any. human
being, .nor have T ' expended one penny
in i this 1 man's r defense, ; and I ■ shall do
LOS ANGELES HERALD: SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 25, 1906.
nothing further in the case unless I am
paid for it." ; r • V
When the Buck case was called early
yesterday morning Buck shuffled Into
the room, paying but little heed to
those around him. He walked to a
chair and seated himself mechanically.
A motion for a new trial was then
made and Attorney Warner, represent
ing Buck, started to argue.
"We have prolonged this agony long
enough," said the court. "You will
get your authorities and can have one
hour to argue."
Hundreds In Hallways
While the court was awaiting Attor
ney Warner's return with authorities,
the doors of the court room were
locked, so that when Warner returned
fifteen minutes later there were about
four hundred men, women and chil
dren fighting like mad In the hallways
to get into the court room. Three dep
uty sheriffs guarded the doors, and as
the argument was about to start the
deputies opened the doors to let the
Like a flash the officers were swept
aside by the mad rush of the morbidly
curious who dashed in to obtain good
points of view. The court room doors
were wrecked and the glass broken
while the spectators filled every inch
of available space and crowded in to
Attorney Warner's motion for a new
trial was. based on alleged misconduct
of the attorneys for the prosecution
when they called Buck harsh names
in argument before the jury.
Liberal authorities were cited and
the defense closed. The prosecution
answered in a few words with other
authorities and Judge Smitn /Inter
rupted the proceedings.
"It did not matter whether this man
was a tramp or not or whether the
attorney said he was a tramp," said
Judge Smith. "The only question be
fore the Jury was as to whether he
was sane or insane when he did the
killing, and any reference to Buck as
a tramp would not have affected that
"Buck, through Attorney Warner,
has received one of the ablest defenses
ever given a man in this court, but the
jury seemed to all be of one mind in
the case. I will overrule the motion
for a new trial."
Attorney Warner then filed a motion
for arrest of Judgment on the same
grounds, and this motion was over
ruled and Buck sentenced.
BURGLAR LIVES LIKE A PRINCE
Breaks Into Hotel Closed for the
Winter and Has Jolly Time
for a Month
Special to The Herald.
GENEVA, March 24.— During a round
of inspection the proprietor of a hotel
situated on the Orimsel pass was aston
ished to see smoke Issuing from one of
the chimneys of the hotel, which he had
carefully locked up and left for the
He unlocked a door, entered, and, at
tracted by the sounds of a piano, went
into one of the best bed-sitting rooms.
There he found a young man, decked
out in his clothes, playing and singing.
The stove was lighted, and on the
tables were bottles of his best cham
pagne and delicacies. The piano and a
large bookcase had also been dragged
into the room. . ■ - ■
"For the last month," said the youth
ful burglar, on seeing the proprietor,
"I have bean thoroughly enjoying my
self. I never had such a good time in
my life. I do not mind going to prison
now, and I. hope you will forgive me."
: : . The jovial, burglar. put on a; coat and
hat, took a last glass of champagne and
followed the ; proprietor ... to : the • police
station in the va11ey,. ;;.,,?.'. ' .;„■..
HALF CAT, HALF 'RABBIT IS THE
Fox Terrier With Many Characters.
ties of His Half Brother, the
Coyote, Also Attracts
Monrovia apparently holds the cham
pionship for wonders, for among its
animal denizens are to be found a cat
whioh is half rabbit; a fox terrier
whloh looks like a coyote and has a
good many characteristics of ■ one, and
a macaw which is treated as a pet and
lives free in the open air.
The cat, which at present is owned by
C. F. Marshall, has a head and fore
feet like any feline, but its tall is only
an inch long and its hind feet are
bent like those of a rabbit..
When you see it running across a
field you couldn't distinguish it from
a rabbit on account of the way it hops,
but the neighbors can all testify that
at night It fully lives up to the reputa
tion of a cat. Its fur is white with a
few black spots, and it eats Just as any
other cat, although it seems to have
a special fondness for grass. The rab
bit-cat Is a half-blood Manx, from
which it getß its stubby tall, but there
seems to be no blood in it which should
warrant the form of its hind legs. The
Manx cat came originally from the Isle
Many a tourist has called: "Bunny,
Bunny," after the retreating form of
this freak of nature and has emitted
a gasp of astonishment when the ani
mal turned around and uttered a
plaintive "meow." ■:. ' : .:■■'
The dog-coyote is a forlorn creature
and no amount of feeding can cover its
bones. It seems to follow the coyote
in this characteristic. If It feels play
ful it will bark and play like any other
dog, but at other times it sneaks
around and will run at the slightest
noise as its wild brother, the coyote,
does. In form, the only thing that
distinguishes it from other fox ter
riers is Its head. The nose is long and
pointed and its small eyes shift from
side to side.
If the fur was brown the resemblance
would be perfect.
The last of these wonders is a macaw
owned by Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Mc-
Clymonds. Although these birds are
sometimes kept in captivity in zoos
and menageries, this is the first in
stance on record where one has been
raised as a pet.
The owner captured the bird on the
Isthmus of Tehuantepec, the home of
thousands of macaws. In their native
state and usually In captivity they are
very fierce and untameable, but Wal
ker, as the bird Is known, seems to have
a memory and the ability to become
attached to a person.
At one time when Mr. McClymonds
returned from an absence of seven
months. Walker cried and flapped his
wings and wouldn't be quiet until his
master spoke to him.
In Tehuantepec the birds build their
nests m high trees and are hard to
catch. -■ • , . '. : - ■■.-■ '• ' . ■■■' • . ■'■ .
- They , are , reputed to reach the ex
treme , age of. 300 1 years, so if that be,
true. Walker still has 293 years to live. ,
He belongs, to the parrot family and
probably through that connection gets
his desire to talk, although his favorite
noise Is a long-drawn-out cry.
Like any spoiled child Walker will
not show off when he has company,
but If he is alone he will keep up an
Incessant Jabber. He will eat almost
anything but particularly enjoys
oranges If they are peeled for him.
He has an orange tree all to himself,
and although he 'stays in it a good
deal of the- time he leaves the fruit
"Walker is a beautiful bird with a
tail over three feet long and his
plumage has all the colors of the rain
bow in it. When he first arrived in
California he was lonesome and dis
pirited until his master bought some
That seemed to completely fill all the
bird's needs of companionship and now
he takes his meals with that feathered
In running the bird has to balance
himself on his beak because of the
weight of his tall. Walker evidently
didn't approve of the presence of The
Herald reporter, for when his mistress
put him on the 'ground at the close
of the Interview, the reporter had to
make an ignominious retreat.
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EXAMINE BRAIN ON
CHARGES OF ARSON
PROSECUTION INTRODUCES AN
Efforts to Have Se lt-Confessed Pyro
manlac Sent to an Asylum Will
Be Renewed on Behalf of the
James Brain, who, according to his
own confession, set a number of fires
In this city since the first of the year,
was brought into the police court yes
terday morning for his preliminary ex
amination on a charge of arson.
The boy, who is considered rational
by the police and said to be insane by
the examining physicians, seemed to
take little interest in the proceedings.
The case was called in justice Hose's
court and the prosecution introduced
a confession that Brain is said to have
made to some of the detectives.
Owing to the short court session on
Saturdays the examination was con
tinued until tomorrow morning, when
evidence will be Introduced tending to
show Brain's connection with a num
ber of incendiary fires that startled the
city a few weeks ago.
Wallace W. Wideman, himself under
a cloud and out on ball, charged with
attempts to bribe a witness, appeared
for Brain. He attempted to make, the
witnesses admit that they considered
the defendant insane and raised nu
merous objections to the methods used
by the prosecution.
According to counsel, this examina
tion is not a bar to an Insanity exam
ination before Judge Gibbs In the su
perior court, and Brain may be com
mitted to an asylum at any time before
his trial in the superior court on a
charge of arson. ' V,'i
Those who have been following the
case closely assert that Brain should
be sent to an asylum rather than | a
penal institution, and they predict that
such will be the outcome of the case.
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