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THE GILHAM MURDERERS ON TEIAL, THE JURY OBFAINED, AND EVIDENCE OF A LARGE NUMBER OF WITNESSES- Names of Jurymen and Counsel. was in it. In the Gilham murder trial in the Circuit Court at Edwardsville to-day the indictment was read by Statt • Attorney McNulty at ten o'clock this moining charging George Starkey, John Brown and James R. Wyatt with the murder of D. B. GIHham, in Upper Alton, on the 18th of March, 1800. After the opening speech of State's Attorney McNulty, in which ho detailed the evidence against each of the defendants the case of the de- ( fondants was stated by Messrs. T. L. Gardner and W. P. Bradshaw. The first witness examined was Miss Virginia Qilbam, daughter of the deceased, who was called at J0:45 a. in. Miss Qilliam detailed the alarm on the night of the murder and the 1 subsequent finding of. her father, and gave his description of the burger IB a stout man about five feet, ten iaohes high, wearing a slouch hat and a sack coat. She also stated that her faouer declared his belief that his wound was mortal and that he might not live many hours. The next witness was Mrs. Alice B. Bowyer, a sister j;of Miss Gilham, who was visiting the family and was present at the time of the tragedy. Mr. I. F. Harley, a student, living at that time in Mr. Qilbam'* house, also gave an account of the occuranoe and the means taken to alarm the neighbors and secure surgical aid. The testimony of these three witnesses agreed as to Mr. G.'s belief that he would not recover and laid the foundation for the admission of his dying declarations; they also agreed as to his description of the burglar. Mr. Harley also testified to the finding of foot prints in front of of the open window leading toward the South. Robt.,0urdie testified to, the coming of Wyatt.and Starkey to his place in Alton, March 17, 1890; and gave a description of the preparation for a game of poker. After dinner recess Rov.. H. 0. Cross was re-called and repeated substantially the account of the occurrences which followed shooting previously given l>y other witnesses Rev. Dr. Kendrick also supported the testimony of previous witnesses- THE JUBY. consists of the following persons: Lewis Field, foreman, residence ar, Hiunel; Alfrod Hotior, buDohsr, Alton; Thoo. Schmidt, harness maker, Highland; John McOune, livery stable keeper, Edwardaville; Gustav Schmidt, farmer, Marine; Wm. M Wliiteside, Troy; W. H. Spalding, farmer, Alhauib'ra; John Huebnar, farmer, Ohouteau; George Walls, teamster, New Douglas^ John Swartz farmer, Grant Fork; H. C. Hartmann, farmer, Oollinsville; S. H. Oulp, farmer, Upper Alton, The attorneys for the prosecution are: States Attorney McNulty, as aiatad by Messrs. Glass, of Edwards ville, and Allen, of Chicago. The attorneys for the defense ares Col. J. J. Brenholt, of 'Alton, W. P Bradshaw and T. L. Gardner, of Ed- wardsvllle, by this is a of s n n " of to

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 01 Dec 1891, Tue,
  3. Page 3

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