CHAPTER LVI 
T general discussion ended in nothing special. All 
I the phases of the trial were gone over in detail by 
one group and another. Richard Marsh, by listening to 
Simon Glassberg and J. J. Bridges arguing, was left 
mentally about where he was before. He had voted both 
guilty and not guilty, and still he was not quite certain. 
Guy E. Tripp, the spare general manager of the Delaware 
Navigation Company, after his extended conversation 
with Washington B. Thomas, was considerably com- 
forted. These men were somewhat alike in their specu- 
lative mental attitude, only Thomas was more of the 
clear reasoner, speaking from an idealistic standpoint. 
Simon Glassberg, for all his vulgarity of address, had 
more of the realist's clearness of vision. The trouble 
with Glassberg was that if he found himself in a hopeless 
minority for long he was apt to compromise—to give 
the game to the majority merely because it was the 
majority and because he did not care to clog up the 
processes of life, whatever they might be—good, bad, or 
indifferent. 
Joseph Tisdale, who had voted not guilty, Philip Moul- 
trie, and Fletcher Norton had joined in an interesting 
argument finally as to whether the court had insisted, 
as Mr. Bridges had explained at the opening of these de- 
liberations, that only the proof as to whether Cowper- 
wood had or had not received the check as testified, and 
whether he had or had not deposited the city loan cer- 
tificates as required by law, was to rule in reaching a 
verdict. Were none of his previous relations with Stener 
to weigh in the matter? Tisdale insisted they must. 
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