In 1914, the trial of Cynthia Buffum for the murder of her husband, Willis Buffum, was well underway. The examination of witnesses was begun. Several were sworn yesterday. More were sworn this day. Considerable damaging testimony had been given. Although Justice Brown was hurrying the trial along as rapidly as possible, it was safe to assume that it would not be finished before March 1. The prosecution had 40 witnesses under subpoena. Some of them were of little importance and their examination and cross examination would not require much time. Others were of great importance and their examination and cross examination would require considerable time.