“rattle-snake,” and as a man of “infamous record.”
defends himself by accusing Jewell
of “lying-unmitigated lying.”
He adds that Jewell
's malice towards him springs from his refusal to give the Senator
a government printing job!
now sends an agent to Warmoth
's residence in St. Louis Street to ascertain if he will fight.
says he cannot meet a fellow like Jewell
, on hearing which reply, the Senator
sends him a challenge.
, to Jewell
's great surprise, accepts.
What follows is a mystery as well as a tragedy.
Daniel C. Byerley
, a Lieutenant in the Confederate army, and a partner with Jewell
in the printing business, takes the quarrel with Warmoth
, a strong man, but maimed of his left arm, follows Warmoth
down Canal Street, where he assaults him with a stout cane, striking him two sudden blows on the head.
Reeling from these blows, Warmoth
retreats some steps.
rushes on him. They close, and Byerley
throws his enemy to the ground.
Twisting and fighting, the two men roll to the kerbstone, Byerley
on the head, and Warmoth
jobbing his knife into Byerley