Herr Witchcraft Trial Lancaster
to a by 12. He A TRIAL FOR WITCHCRAFT. A Lancaster County Jury Finds Hiss Cosgrove Not Guilty but Makes Her Pay the Costs. Miss Mary Cosgrove, was tried in Lancaster yesterday on an indictment which read that "For gain and lucre she did predict future events by cards, tokens, etc., and put a spell upon John Herr." The prosecutor was Abram Herr, who testified that his father, Jacob Herr, a wealthy farmer of Lancaster county, had called upon Miss Cosgrove after receiving a letter f rom-her, informing him that his brother, John Herr, had offered money to her for doing harm to Jacob. Abram said she visited his father's farm, gave quicksilver to a peison to put in the well, and placed spells upon the live stock, which caused their death. The woman he continued, had "offered to turn a reel and take off her spell" for a consideration, and she received it, besides being paid for a charm that would keep oil evil from enemies. On the stand Jacob Herr affirmed that witches could stop the flow of blood in the body, and said he believed that his brother John had paid to have him bewitched. Miss Cosgrove denied all the charges and the jury found her not guilty, but put the costs of the case upon her.