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[99] A crowd runs on them, and lifts them up. Byerley shakes his cane, but leaves the ground, leaning on the arms of two friends, who bear him to a hospital close by. Warmoth gives up his knife, and yields himself prisoner to a captain of police.

Byerley lingers a few hours, and then expires. Having met his death in fighting an intruder, Byerley is the hero of New Orleans, and a long train of carriages follows him to his grave. Governor McEnery is one of his pall-bearers, and more than two thousand citizens march behind his hearse. No. one pretends to think the worse of General Warmoth for having killed a man. His prison is a court, his visiting-book filled with famous names. McEnery calls on him in jail. Ogden and Penn are no less courteous, and Speaker Wiltz pays him a formal visit. Five hundred citizens go to see him in a single day. Never has Warmoth found himself so popular. Nobody holds him guilty of the blood so lately shed, and when the charge is brought before a judge, he is at once discharged.

β€œ I thought Byerley was fully armed,” says Warmoth, in explanation of his use of the knife,

β€œand I only struck at him in self-defence. He came ”

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