The indictment was returned by the grand jury' of Daviess county in May, 1883, and by agreement of the attorneys, August 21, was fixed as a date for the trial. Court convened promptly at 10 A. M., on that day and the case of State v. Frank James was called. The State was represented by attorneys W. P. Hamilton, prosecuting attorney of Daviess county; William H. Wallace, of Kansas City, Missouri; J. H. Shanklin, — of trenton,'missouri; and M. A. Low, of Trenton; H. C. Mcdougal and J. F. Hiclin, of Gallatin, advisory counsel. The defendant was represented by Judge John F. Philips, of Kansas City; Wm. H. Rush, of Gallatin; Judge James H. Slover, of Independence, Missouri; Hon. John M. Glover, of St. Louis; Hon. Chas. P. Johnson, of St. Louis; Col. C. T. Garner, of Richmond, Missouri, and J. W. Alexander, of Gal latin. Judge Goodman on the bench.