Grangeville dispatch to the Spokane Review says: Charles Burlinghoff was shot and instantly killed in a saloon
row at White Bird, 18 miles from this place, Saturday night.
Henry Ray was the assailant.
two men lived on adjoining farms near White Bird.
Saturday night they were in a saloon with a number of others,
when an old law suit between Henry Ray and Troy Rogers became the
subject of discussion. Ray
used a foul oath in speaking of Rogers, and Burlinghoff, taking
exceptions to the statement, picked up a chair and felled Ray to the
staggered to his feet, and drawing a 45 calibre revolver fired twice at
Burlinghoff. One bullet
struck in the groin and ranged upward.
The other shot took effect in the shoulder.
Burlinghoff died instantly.
gave himself up at once. A
coroner’s jury was impaneled, with Justice T.Z. Taylor acting as
coroner. The verdict of the
jury was that Burlinghoff came to his death from pistol wounds inflicted
by Henry Ray in self-defense. Ray
was released from custody.