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charged, may be quickly noted. Steger, Cowperwood's 
lawyer, who, as an active participant, was in close 
touch with Mr. David Pettie, the district attorney, 
learned privately beforehand that Cowperwood was to 
be prosecuted. He arranged at once to have his client 
appear before any warrant could be served, and so fore- 
stall the newspaper palaver which would follow if he had 
to be searched for. 
The mayor, following Strobik's charge, issued a warrant 
for Cowperwood's arrest; and, in accordance with Steger's 
plan, Cowperwood immediately appeared before Borchardt 
in company with his lawyer and gave bail in twenty 
thousand dollars (W. C. Davison, president of the Girard 
National Bank, was his surety) for his appearance at the 
central police station on the following Saturday for a 
hearing. Marcus Oldslaw, a lawyer, had been employed 
by Strobik, as president of the common council, to repre- 
sent him in prosecuting for the city the dastardly crime 
of Cowperwood. Mr. Stener did not appear at the same 
time. The mayor, when Cowperwood came in, looked 
at him curiously, for he, being comparatively new to the 
political world of Philadelphia, was not so familiar with 
him as others were; and Cowperwood returned the look 
pleasantly enough. 
" This is a great dumb show, Mr. Mayor," he observed 
once to Borchardt, quietly; and the latter replied, with a 
smile and a kindly eye, that in as far as he was con- 
cerned it was a form of procedure which was absolutely 
unavoidable at this time. 
" You know how it is, Mr. Cowperwood," he observed. 
The latter smiled. " I do, indeed," he said. 
He and Steger went out quickly after a few moments' 
conversation with Borchardt; but the newspapers were 
soon out with all the details, and the aggregation of 
anxious souls in Girard Avenue were compelled to witness 
this latest development in his affairs. 
Later there followed several more or less perfunctory 
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