I am not related but found the following:
Idaho Daily Statesman,July 6, 1898: THE KILLING OF SMITHAM
The Jury in the Case Unable to Agree Upon a Verdict.
Hailey Times: The jurors in the case of Herman Scoble,
alias Watkins, charged with the murder of Matthew Smitham
at Muldoon four weeks ago, came into court at 9:30 o'clock last evening and reported themselves unable to agree.
The jury was, thereupon discharged,it having been out about 30 hours. On the first ballot it stood two for
acquittal and 10 for murder in the first degree but on the final ballot the jury stood seven for murder in the second
degree and five for acquittal.) Between 40 and 50 ballots were taken. The trial lasted eight days.