Woman Guilty of Witchcraft
May 15, 1909
Mrs. Laupaule Orber, accused of being a witch, is convicted with a disorderly conduct charge, and fined $5 along with ten days in jail.
Alleged by her accuser to be a witch, Mrs. Laupaule Orber was tried on a technical charge of disorderly conduct, was convicted and sentenced to pay a fine of $5 and serve ten days in jail at Butler, Pa. The charge was preferred by Mrs. Julia Kroner, who alleged that Mrs. Orber went into Mrs. Kroner’s barn and by the use of witchcraft cast a spell over a cow, which has prevented it from giving milk. That something had been done to the animal was indicated by the testimony.
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“Woman Guilty of Witchcraft,” Black Virginia: The Richmond Planet, 1894-1909, accessed February 22, 2019, https://blackvirginia.richmond.edu/items/show/1885.