THE FINANCIER 
Philip Moultrie declared no. Simon Glassberg and J. J. 
Bridges came up finally, and the second very interesting 
question was raised as to whether this should not be 
referred back to Judge Payderson for further instructions. 
Charles Hillegan and Philip Lukash, who had agreed 
absolutely as to Cowperwood's guilt, were not certain 
now as to whether one could reasonably find him guilty 
on all four counts. Although they had heard quite clearly 
what the court had said, they decided that the judge 
might have meant something else. There was a solemn 
filing out in the lonely, poorly lighted court-room; then 
after a time the rather morose and disgruntled return 
of Judge Payderson, who went over the situation again 
at length, trying to clear up their minds, and finally sent 
them back. Cowperwood was not in the room at the 
time, and he was a little disturbed when he learned that 
the jury had been in. It looked ominous, but Steger 
assured him that juries frequently came back for further 
instructions, and then disagreed. It was not a bad sign 
at all. So they continued to wait in the bare, dreary 
pen, lighted by a thin two-jet gas-arm, while the jury 
went on with its deliberations. 
The argument in the jury-room again waxed strong 
and importunate. Simon Glassberg contended solemnly 
that, in spite of the instructions of the court, the jury 
should think of how Cowperwood had assisted Stener and 
vote not guilty—give him another chance. Joseph Tis- 
dale said he thought it was a shame to punish a man for 
doing exactly what any other man would do under the 
circumstances. During the drag of moments and half- 
hours those who had made up their minds conclusively 
came to feel sick of the waste of time. Why sit here and 
cogitate when ten men, all equally good in brain and un- 
derstanding of life, were agreed that the defendant was 
guilty? Why keep ten good men, tried and true, waiting? 
Philip Moultrie was anxious to get home to his wife and 
his comfortable bed. Fletcher Norton had originally 

 
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