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The Hand Trial

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The Pulver murder trial was taken up Tuesday, and the whole day spent in securing a jury. Prosecuting Attorney Kearney and Hon. A. J. Sawyer appeared for the people , and Hon. J. C. Knowlton and Hon. Charles R. Whitman appeared for the defendant. The jurors whose names were drawn out of the boxes were questioned closely by the counsel, and among the other answers drawn out was as to the papers read by the various jurymen. Nearly all read the Argus or Free Press, and some the Evening News. It was only occasionally that the name of any other paper was mentioned. As one juryman put it, "It don't make any difference what their politics,are, they all take the Argus." Eighteen jurymen were excused for cause, thirteen by the defense and eight by the people. The following jury was finally secured and sworn in: Jacob Walz, Bridgewater; Frank S. May, Lyndon; George Hobrum, Bridgewater; Rudolph Krause, Sylvan; John Pidd, Dexter; Jacob Berner, Dexter; H. O. Lamkin, Lodi; W. J. Schlicht, Sharon; Jacob Jedele, Lodi; Julius Feldkamp, Saline; Charles Morgan, Saline; and Myron Bailey, Salem. The case has been occupying the attention of the court all the week. Evidence for the prosecution has been given by Charles Woodward, Patrick Rigney, Joseph Sober, Mrs. J. E. Pulver, Benjamin Pulver, Allen Pulver, James O'Connor, H. B. Adams, F. K. Owen, J. B. Colvin, Charles E. Brovvne, and Samuel Russell. The evidence is substantially the same, so far, as was brought out on the first trial. The cross-examinations are briefer this time, höwever.