Following the end of the Starkist terror in 1901, public opinion shifted in Gallivan's favor. Byrnes, who continued to believe the charges made by Fritz Stark in the Stark speech, found himself being shunned. He later wrote in his memoirs, Rebel, "It was amazing. Former comrades were embarrassed to be seen in public with me, and would not even talk to me on the telephone. We were right in 1899, and we are right today. Nothing has happened to change that. But even if we were wrong, so were the turncoats. Today they deny it, but most of them were ready with the torch in 1899, while today they fall over each other awarding medals to Gallivan."
Sobel's source for Edward Byrnes' role in the Starkist terror is Byrnes' Rebel (New York, 1920).