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[98] “rattle-snake,” and as a man of “infamous record.” Warmoth 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!

Jewell now sends an agent to Warmoth's residence in St. Louis Street to ascertain if he will fight. Warmoth says he cannot meet a fellow like Jewell, on hearing which reply, the Senator sends him a challenge. Warmoth, 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 on himself. Byerley, 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. Byerley rushes on him. They close, and Byerley throws his enemy to the ground. Twisting and fighting, the two men roll to the kerbstone, Byerley beating Warmoth on the head, and Warmoth jobbing his knife into Byerley's side.

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