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In Years Past

February 17, 2014
The Post-Journal

In 1914, five jurors were selected at the trial of Mrs. Cynthia Buffum the previous day and more were selected this day. It was not unlikely that the trial would really begin the following day. As usual in murder trials, the defendant exhibited the utmost composure. Throughout the proceedings, Mrs. Buffum had not displayed any greater interest than the ordinary spectator. Indeed, she was quoted as referring a few days ago to the approaching trial as "the Buffum carnival." It was also reported that in conversation with a visitor a few days ago she said: "I have never been afraid of death the way some people are. What's the use of worrying?"



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