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uorrKUHEApg ok kaidi.no. We no
tlced yesterday the remarkable change
which hus come over the rebel judgmcn
of raids since they have been indulged
In by federal troopers, and especial
ly since the startling proximity to Rich
mond attained by the "barbarous" Kll
patncK and his " monsters." The mat
ter Is worthy of mention again, as af
fording another illustration of that re
markable sympathy, or, If preferred, we
will Say of accidental coincidence, which
has often been observed to exist tat ween
copperhead and rebel views of the same
matter, it will be remembered that
when Stuart's cavalrymen and llamp
ion s -legion" ana Mosby's "men" and
Morgan's raiders were dashing about
ad libitum in our lines, consuming stores,
cutting telegraphic wires, breaking rail
road connections, and seeking whom
they might "gobble np," copperhead ad
miration of the gallant raiders was hard
ly excelled by the rebels themselves.
It is due to the coperheads however to
eay they found it liicumtaut on them
selves to express much sorrow and
chagrin that our cavalry was devoid
of the daring and brilliant element
necessary to reciprocate these close nt
tious of the rebel cavaliers. Now the
time has come when this successful en
terprise seems to have changed sides;
and we have seen the stri kins' altera
tion produced in southern opinion of the
legitimacy of raids and the character of
those engaged in them. And the afore
said "sympathy" or "coincidence" con
sists In the fact that the leading north
ern copperhead journals have been
struck with a simultaneous conversion
and discovered that raids like Kilpat
rick's are without profit, of injurious ten
dency, serving to embitter the affection
ate re!)cl heart against us, and of bad
"moral" eflect. "Moral power" and
"moral effect" it should be observed, are
the forte of the great pence democracy.
Like the immortal Pecksniff, they are
nothing unless moral.
Rebel Threats. As the Vermont
Cavalry snstained considerable loss In
Kilpatrick's late raid, it should be said
for the benefit of the friends of those
missing that there Is extremely little
probability of the rebels daring to exe
cute against the prisoners captnid any
of the blood-thirsty purposes indicated
by the Richmond newspaper threats
The Washington Chronicle regards them
as perfectly safe, and thinks that In due
time they will be exchanged. The rebel
sheets wish to make the most of the op
portunity to "Are the Southern heart"
Into renewed exertions against the
North, and for this purpose manufac
tured the paper said to have been found
on the body of Col. Dahlgren, and there
upon indulged in the easy fling of the
terms "monsters" "assassins," &c,
against the brave men engaged in the
expedition. Rut retaliation wonld be too
easy for the North, to render the carry
ing out of their tkreats by the rebel au
thorities in the least degree probable.
It is a way they have of keeping up the
rebel heart to the proper pitch of desper
ation; as manifested in a more official
way by the late address of JefF Davis
and the manifesto of the rebel Congress.
1 I.y Messrs. W hlte & Moore's Malt Conee
Manufactory at Albany was somewhat
damaged by tire a week ago Saturday,
but we notice that they have entirely
recovered from the injury and are turn
ing out from two aud a half to three
tons of their coffee every day. Seud In
your orders.
t tAmoiig the luxuries proposed to
themselves on Monday by the board of
louncilincn, says the New York Tribune,
were uu copies of MeClellan's Report,
10(H) copies of the Report of the Commit
tee on the Conduct of the War, 1000 cop
les oi me Keixliion Record, and 1000
copies of the life and battles of Mr. Fitz
jotin rorter.
I tThe Court of Inquiry in the cases
or Uens. McCook, Crittenden and Neg
ley, exonerates thm from misconduct
in the battle of Chicamauga. Gen. Crit
tenden's conduct is commended, aud It
is found that Gen. McCook did hlsen-
entire duty in the battle tironor lint
made a mistake, arising from error nf
judgment, in going IntoChattauooga.
I tTDr. J. P. Newman, a prominent
clergyman of New York, left for New
Orleans, on Saturday, to reorganize the
.MetiKxiist Churches m that city.
'Vkntillation" of Federal Plans.
The Washington Republican said, be
fore the result of Kilpatrick's raid was
known, that it did not anticipate any
great results from his expedition for
the reason that there was a want of
secrecy on the art of those who set It
on root.
The Republican said, "a larce num
ber of ladies have been living in camp
during the winter, and everv serrrt nf
the service seems to have been Iniuarted
to them. At the grand ball iriven hv I
the officers of the Second corps, on the
evening or the 22d of February, the la
dies were discussing freely and talkin
enthusiastically about a projected exiie
tlition or Gen. Kilpatrick. A gentleman
who attended the ball informs us thnr.
his indignation was excited at hearina-
the woman giving openly the details of
the plau which is now being tried. If
the plan fails It will not be for lack of
" ventilation.
17: 1-01.
War Hems.
An Original Excuse fob Murder.
Some prisoners in the building opposite
Castle Thunder, Richmond, according to
the rebel papers amused themselves re
cently by throwing bits of plaster on
the sentry on guard under the windows
of the building. Not stopping this on
request, the sentry fired up at the win
dow. A detective by the name of Woot-
ere, and several other officials about the
Castle, then went up, into the building
to see if any one had been hurt. On get
ting up to the room into which the
shot had been fired, Wooters approached
the window and looked out, and the sen
try fired at him, the musket ball enter
ing his left eye. Wooters fell at the
crack of the gun and afterwards died.
The sentinel said he fired at Wooters be
tawte he thought he was a Yankee.
Tennessee Union soldiers are avenging
themselves on secessionists who perse
cuted them after the war broke out, by
hooting them down whenever they get
a chance. Several instigators of rebel
lion have thus met with summary pun
ishment for their treason, oppression
and tyranny. The military authorities
are making active exertions to put a
stop to this unlawful mode ofldcaling
with the traitors. "
Strong Argumeht fob tub Gold
Bill. Gold last week advanced to 1, 69
and then fell again to 1,61. The ad
vance was caused by the expectation of
speculators that the Gold bUl wa8tle
fSi4 inJc?ngss, and it fell when the
wui ttuu oears round out their
fJhnr8dfy-APrfl 7, is to be a day
of fasting and prayer In Massachusetts,
by order of Gov. Andrew.
The President hits promulgated an or
der retiring Maj. Oen. Halleck, with
thanks, and naming Lieut. Gen. Grant
as the Commander of the Annies of the
United States, the head-quarters to be
at Washington, and with the Lieuttnant
General tn the fold. Maj. Gen. Halleck is
to be Chief of Staff under the Secretary
oi nr una me lieutenant General.
Maj. Gen. W. T. Sherman is to command
the Department oi the Mississippi, which
Is to embrace the Departments of Ohio,
Cumberland, Tennessee, and Arkansas.
Maj. Gen. MePhersou Is placed in com
mand of the Army of the Tennessee.
, It is understood that the President, in
making recent Important assignments
to military commauds in the West, has
been guided solely by the suggestions
oi liieui. uen. trrant, who recommended
Gen. Sherman for the command of the
Military Division of the Mississippi, and
Gen. McPherson for the command of the
the Department of Tennessee. Both these
officers are juniors in rank to Gens.
Thomas, Hooker, and Slocum, who com
mand only armies in the field, or corps.
The work of reorganizing the army of
the Potomac is proceeding this week.
The number of corps will be reduced to
three the first and third being absorbed
into the second, fifth and sixth to be
commanded respectively by Maj. Gens.
Hancock, Warren and Sedgwick. This
will make three very strong corps.
Pu Money. The Chicago Journal
tells the following story :
A gentleman who was recently united
in the bonds of matrimony to the lovely
daughter of one of our most respected
citizens, received just before the cere
mony a gift of a $1000 bill from his papa-in-law,
as a trifle of "pin money" for
his wife. He slipped the bill under his
glove, where he had already placed a 55
bill intended for the officiating clergy:
man. In the delirious excitement of the
hour, he pressed into the hand of the
minister the wrong bill, and as the par
tics never look at the money -on such oc
casions, neither of them discovered the
mistake till some hours afterward.
What was the surprise of the bride when
her husband handed her a $6 bill with
the remark that it was a " little Din
money" from her father, "I should
think it was a little," said the lady ; and
then the mistake came out. Neither
bride nor groom would of course be so
discourteous as to think of claiming res
titution of such an error, at such a time
and the clergyman was overpowered
with the liberality of " yonng ."
The lady told the " funny incident" to
a friend or two, however, and the clergy
man understands it now. ,
Washington Countt. According to
the School Commissioners report, there
are about 16,000 children in Washing
ton county, N. Y., between the ages of
four and twenty-one. Of this number
11,000 are being Instructed in common
- Mrs. Wealthy Whipple, of Union vil
lage, Washington county, celebrated her
100th birthday on the 3d of the present
month. Fifty-five persons were Dresent
at the gathering upwards of 70 years of
age. Mrs. Whipple enters upon her one
hundred and first year in the full enjoy
ment of all her faculties of body and
Navigation on
sumed on Friday.
the Hudson was re-
L.ouui uud Siuto Item..
Wendell Thillipb in Rutland. Our
readers will be glad to learn that Wen
dell Phillips is expected to deliver his
lecture ou "Reconstruction" at the Town
Hall In this village, on Tuesday even-
fliarcu L'iith. An admission fee of
io cents will be charged, and the pro
ceeds of the lecture will lie devoted to
me oeueilt of the Sanitary Commission
TL - I - .
xue oare announcement of a lecture bv
i. i miiipti win oi course be sufficient
to uu tfte hall to overflowing.
conpiet be true, that
" Cfiro to our coffin a ids a nail no Hm.h
Wbile mirth witli merry fingers pulls one out-"
Everybody aud his wife should im-
proe the opportunity to hear "That
comical urown" at Town Hall RnMn.i
Friday and Saturday evenings, March
-otn ana ::,th, Tor of all the rib-tickling
button-persuading, mirth-provoking se
u ever visucu these parts,
Brown, it Is said, takes the premium.
flir. urown will be assisted bv Miss R
A. Marsh, the well-known contralto who
recently turned the heads of the Costo-
t . . 1 i , .
i.ittua iier singing and beauty. 8he
is pronounced one of the finest contralto
vocalists of the conutrv, and those who
have heard her sing"Coniin thro the
Rye," ' Happy be thy Dreams." or the
beautiful aud touching ballad, "I'm
lonely since my Mother died," are en
inusiastic in her praise. The entertain
ments given by Mr. Brown and Miss
Marsh are highly popular, and wherever
they go they are greeted by crowded
houses, being frequently obliged to re
peat their concerts and often turniu"
hundreds away for want of mnm a
brief list of their engagements in this vi
cinity may be found in
mr cent pen tmm.K copy.
I two uoLLAsa rr.K ygAa.
The Oldest Ratter y. The oldest flat
tery In the service is reported to be
Light Compauy C," of the 3d U. S. Ar
tillery. The battery was mounted In
ISds, and was coramauded by Ringgold
at Palo Alto. It Is now commanded by
a gallant Vermonter, Captain Dunbar
Rausom, sou of Col. T. B. Ransom who
fell at Chepultcpec, under whom it serves
in Kilpatrick's cavalry division in the
Army oi me rotomac.
riRR. At about half past 12 o'clock
Mouday afternoon a fire broke out in
the car house in St. Albans. Alarm was
Immediately given, and through the
prompt exertions of the people in the
neighborhood it was extinguished after
doing damage to the amount of $50.-
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we iiry was ciiuaea in soma vnv htr a
aeieci u the stove In the building.
Allottkd Pay. Assignees and others
holding orders for Allotted Pay of the
2d, 3d, 4th, 5th, 6th and 9th regiments
are hereby notified that returns have
been received for November and Decem
ber, 1863, and this office is prepared to
pay the sums received in the usual way.
JOHN u. rAos,
State Treasurer.
Rutland, March 14, 1864.
Lake Ciiamplais Is clear of Ice, oppo
site Burlington, having been closed
hardly three weeks, a very unusual cir
cumstance. The Bay, however, is filled
with ice driven In by the wind, and nav
igation will not be resumed for some
time yet, probably.
Railroad Drtkntion. The mail train
on the VeniKMit Central Railroad, due
lu Burlington at 7 65 P. M., on Friday
last, aid not reach there until 10 P. M.,
on Saturday. The detention was caused
mainly by a break, occasioned by the
late rains, on the Northern Railroad,
near Danbury 8tatlon. The water cut
out a place where the track crossed a
deep ravine, more thau 100 feet long and
60 or 75 in depth, and swept through it
in a wrrem, carrying away tons of the
Firs. On Wednesday morning the
2d Inst, a fire broke out In the house
owned and occupied by Mrs. Keach In
Derby. The dwelling with its contents
was totally destroyed. About $20 In
cash besides, notes and drafts to a con
siderable amount, were lost in the
flames. Loss ou buildings about f 1,000.
Insured in Vermont Mutual for f 700.
Thb Sbventb Regiment. A letter
from this regiment informs us that re-
enlistments have taken place as follows :
Co. C, 86 : Co. D, 64 : Cos. E. G. and I.
nearly all. Co. F, all but three. Cos. II,
and K, all. The other Companies he
doesBot mention., We understand that
the regiment is expected home in June
on a furlough giving them a thirty days
visit in the State.
our advertisins
columns, and wherever they sing we ad
vise all who want seats to go early.
Concert at Castleton. Mention has
already been made in our columns of a
grand Concert of vocal and instrumental
music, which has been iu course of pre
paration under the direction of Dr. R.
Button, to be given at the Town Hall in
Castleton. We are now informed that
the Concert Is to take place on Thursday
evening March 17th. Among otker skill
ful musicians to be present, we learn
that Mrs. R. W. Lathe of Troy.is expected.
A great variety of excellent music is
promised, and it will without doubt re
pay all who can, to attend. Citizens of
Rutland cau leave here on the 5 o'clock.
P.M. train, and returning, leave Castle
ton at a 20 P. M.
W. Cook, a popular elocutionist, will
give entertainments, consisting of dra
matic, pathetic, and humorous readings
from Shakspeare, Dickens, Victor Hugo,
Longfellow, Hood, Saxe, Tennyson and
other authors, as follows :
In Poultney on Thursday, March 17th.
In Castleton on Friday, March 18th.
In Rutland on Monday, March 21st
The following notice of his readings,
we take irom the Amenia, (N. Y,
'The best literary entertainment
has been given in this place for a long
mur, uiiue uu a uesuay evening. rrof.
G. W. Cook, who has won a deserved
celebrity as a Shakspearian and poetical
reader, gave a series of literary readings
as Derore announced. Pieces of senti
ment were read with a pathos and ex
pression which only the highest art
could reach. Successful as these efforts
were, in tnosc where humor and ero-
tesque efl'ect were aimed at, he proved
uiuist'u a peneci master.'
iestk ivEGiKRNT. A corresDondent
or Walton's Journal gives the following
interesting Items relative to the Tenth
Regiment: ,
We have had the honor of witnessing
the arrival of J. G. Smith, Governor of
Vermont, at our camp several days ago.
The regimental Band was immediatplv
paraded in front of the tent and nlavpd
a f;w selections to welcome his presence;
Rev. C. C. Parker of Waterhnrv i,fl
made ns two visits and spoken to us in
our new church. He had a full house
and was listened to with deeD interrat
I understand that he is to stoD with ns
and the other Vermont troops some
time. '
Lieut. Carter Co. I. has resimiert and
gone home. He came out as 2d Beret,
of Co. B. 6
Death tince Feb. 1, 1864.
Abbott, Co. H, typhoid fever Feb.
Henry W. Tcnne, Co. G, measles, " .
Hollis H. nood, " I. "
Josiah Clark, " G, " "
Cor. Geo. Temple, " G, " "
Geo. W. Perry, " G, " "
Sergt. B. Center, " O. "
Robert Eagon, " B. " March
The following have received commis
sions in colored troops :
Sergt. B. F. Quimby, Co. A, to be Capt,
Priv. A. B. Whitney. " A. " "
Robert Winter. " G. - " "
Corp. L. C. Leavens, " I, 2d Lt.
And several others have gone to be ex
amined, and others are preparing.
Benevolent citizens of flpringfleld.
Mass., are moving In the matter of found
ing In that city an asylum for the chil
dren of deceased and disabled soldiers.
One oflered flOOO towards the object.
Moontholiy . Dan by. A Mountholly
correspondent who signs himself "Col
T." writes us in relation to the "Mount-
holly thaw" spoken of by a Dauby cor
respondent, as follows :
"Give my best respects to your corres
pondent j . u, w.' wno writes from 'Dan
by tour Corners' say to him we have
had no three nor two feet of snow fall
at any one time here in Mountholly.
the weather has been very mild and
warm; have had just snow enoutrh to
make good sledding. It has thawed al
most every day this winter. (I do not
mean Danby thaws with Jhree feet of
snow and a hurricane. I think if I
lived on the hills in Danbv I should re
joice to see a good Mountholly thaw."
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Personal. Col. Asa P. Blunt, of St
Jobnsbury, has been nomiuated to and
confirmed by the Senate, as Assistant
Quartermaster of Volunteers, with the
rank of Captain.
Lieut. W. B. Stickney, a Vermonter,
is Superintendent of the colored schools
of New Orleans. There are seven of these
schools with an aggregate of about 1400
scholars. The New Orleans Era of Feb.
26th describes a tour among the schools
in company with Col. McKaye, one of
the commission appointed by the Presi
dent to inquire into the condition of the
colored people, and adds : -
"Speaking with Col. McKaye.afterour
visit, he said 'they were the best col
ored schools in the. United States;'
which is no small compliment to the
teachers aud to Lieut. W. B. Stickney,
Superintendent, and under whose charge
they have been organized."
Burr asd Buktok Sbminart. It will
be noticed by an advertisement in an
other column, that the Burr and Burton
Seminary is soon to be reopened under
the charge of Mr. Bascom, at Manches
ter. During the few months suspension
of the School, a large addition Las been
made to the Seminary building ; the old
building has also undergone a thorough
repair ; new furniture has been procured
for the student's rooms, and everything
has been doue both to increase the accom
modations and to render the School at
tractive and profitable to all desiring to
avail themselves of its advantages. : Mr.
Bascom, the principal, and Miss Laura
D. Strong, the preceptress, are experi
enced and accomplished teachers. The
former was for some years tutor in Mld-
dlebnry College, and subsequently prin
cipal or the Pottsdam and Keeseville
(N. Y.). Academies. The latter was for a
time preceptress of he Middlebury Fe-
muie oeimuary, wncre sue was a very
successrui and acceptable teacher.
New Music. We have received from
the publisher, Melvin Wright of Proc
torsvilje, a new song of the series en
titled "New England Gems" by Wm. P.
Chamberlain. The title of this piece is
"I cannot call Her Mother" the song of
a child on the second marriase of her
father, and it is a very sweet song.
Finbd. On Monday, March 7, two
men, named Michael Lark and William
H. Hlnman, of Derby, were arrested on
the charge of enticing two mlnors.named
Daniel Brown and Austin Foss to enlist
in the 8tate of Massachusetts. They
were brought before a Justice, and after
a sharply contested trial, were fined $75
and costs. This case caused considerable
excitement, it being the first case of this
kiud tried la that county. , ; .,
To Be Enlarged. The Memphrema-
gog House at Newport is to be enlarged
tne coming summer by an addition of
one hundred and twenty -five br flftv
feet. The basement Is to be used as a
passenger depot by the Passumpslc and
Connecticut River Rail Road Com
The Expedition of Urn, Sherman.
From the Nashville Union, March (.
The mystery which has so Ions
1 M 1 . "
snrouaeo tne designs or uen. Sher
man Is beginning to be dispelled by the
course of ev ents. That he is now re
turning leisurely to Vlcksburz. without
the least apprehension of danger, ap
peal's to be settled, if we are to believe
the statement of rebel telegrams, bear
ing difl'erent dates, and sent from diverse
points, by different parties: and their
general concurrence is evidence of their
truthfulness. - ..,
The question, then, naturally arises
what were his designs, and how far was
he enabled to accomplish his purposes 1
And preparatory to answering, it will be
necessary to briefly refer to the situa
tion of aflairs in Mississippi.
the farmers or the northern! and cen
tral portions of the State, relying on a
union advance, aud reeling secure on ac
count of their isolation, from rebel im
pressments had planted largely, both of
corn and potatoes; but notwithstanding
tne hoped tor immunity: no sooner had
the crops matured, than a heavy caval
ry force under Lee and Forrest, was sent
tnuner to gatner them, and send them
to railroad stations for transportation to
Georgia. The subsistence thus obtained
was a matter of the first importance to
the rebels, and well did the Richmond
Whig declare that to cut off these would
be to damage them more than to win a
victory. " :
In the next place, the railroad from
8elma to the Big Black was in running
order, and we have reason to beleive that
it was meditated at Richmond to seize
and hold some point on the Mississippi
at least to hold it long enough to inter
rupt communication for some time, and
perhaps draw reinforcements from Ar
kansas, or Texas. In the attempt they
must have failed; but a large force would
have been necessary, in order to thwart
their designs. , Indeed a few thousand
rebel troops, judiciously distributed.
might keep a large army enmloved. in
defending the banks of the river, , ,
me expedition of Sherman has not
only cut off the rebel supplies, to which
we have referred, but it has also render-
ed an attack on any point on the Mis
sissippi untenable. The destruction of
the railroad to the Tomblb?? ? bettor
than a defending force of 20,000 men.
that road has been effectually destroy.
ed. . Bridges, ties and culverts were
burned, and rails bent to render them
worthless; and we are all aware that
there are not facilities in Dixie to re
place them; indeed, we doubt. Ifnmipi-
any circumstances, the road could be put
In running order in fonr months. ; ,
But. this was not alL The extension
of this road was destroyed as far as the
Tombigbee, and perhaps further, though
we have no positive information on
that point ; and the Mobile and Ohio
road was rendered equally worthless.
as far south as Quitman, and to a place
zu mues norm oi .Meridian.
This will eflectually cut off the corn
fields of North Mississippi, and will end
all apprehensions of a rebel raid on the
Mississippi river. . ., ' ,
It is almost certain that Sherman
would have penetrated as la; as Mont
gomery, had not the expedition of Smith
and Grierson failed, and rendered com
munication with the Tennessee river
impossible. Much has bten lost by that
failure; but with this drawback Sher
man's expedition has been productive of
as many advantages as any other since
the war began.
We will also refer to one thing more
it effected. It is not now out of place
to refer to the weakness of our army
during the winter, on account of the ab
sence of two thirds of the men on vete
ran furlough ; the return of a greater
portion of these troops, with the arri
val of large bodies of recruits, has ren
dered it useless to hold the secret any
longer. The dlverson created by Sher
mad prevented Johnston from attempt
ing to take any advantage of our weak
ness ; and if this alone had been accom
plished the expedition would not only
have been fully justified, but absolutely
demanded. , . , , .
t3T A Washington paper states that
the condition of Gen. Meade's health is
such that he cannot enter upon another
campaign with the Army of the Poto
mac. '
Geneial Pcmberton is living in se
el usion at Columbus, 8. C, having been
laid upon the shell by Jeff. Davis.
KeaMct In Heal Lit.
On Thursday, In the police court,
singular occurrence In real life took
place, which, in this city at least, has
seldom transpired. The facts are these:
About five years ago a man named
Edward Carey left an affectionate and
beautiful wife and three interesting;
children to seek a fortune in the mines
of California. For one year after hi
arrival In the gold country, Carey wrote
constantly to his wife, and enclosed fre
quent sums of money. Suddenly the
correspondence ceased, and Mrs. Carey,
receiving no money, was compelled to
adppt other means to obtain a livelihood
for herself and little ones. In a lew
weeks thereafter Mrs. Carey received In
formation that her husBand had beea
killed in the mines, which was corrob
orated by a subsequent letter from Cali
fornia. For three years she lived, as she
supposed she was, a widow, aud receiv
ing the attention of an Italian named
Joseph Reibe, who succeeded in gaining
her aflections, she consented to marriam.
and about a year ago the two were le
gally united in the bonds of wedlock.
and have ever since lived oulte hannllr
On Sunday last, as the church belle
were summoning to the house of God
the worshipers of the true Being, Ed
ward Carey, who had arrived direct from
California by the morning train, was
making Inquiries In the neighborhood
(in which his family resided when he
left Cincinnati) for his wife and child
ren. His neighbors and friends stood
amazed and trembled upon beholding
the man whom they had Ions slnee be-
nevea to De aeao. upon being assured
that it wa s Carey, who was not dead
but living, he was astounded with the
Intelligence that his wife, who had also
believed that he had "gone to that
bourne whence no traveler returns,"
was again married to another man, with
whom she was now living in domestic
felicity. Ascertaining the residence of
Mr. and Mrs. Relbe, the afflicted hus
band hastened to ascertain whether
what he had heard was true or ialsa:
Knocking at .the door, a tall Italian,
measuring six feet one and one-half
Inches, came to the door. Carey in
quired; " Does Mrs. Reibe live here 1"
"She does will you walk inl" re
plied the Italian.
"Yes, sir; will yon please tell her
that a gentleman desires to see her,"
said Carey.
tne Italian consented, and on going
to the door leading into the dining-room
called his wife by her first name. She
answered, and, all full of smiles, came
running Into the parlor. Upon seeing
her husband, who rose from his seat to
meet her, she screamed out, " My God,
Carey I" and fell fainting to the floor.
The husbands both hastened to raise her
from the . floor, when Carey informed
Reibe that he was Edward Carey, the
lady's lawful husband. Reibe also
claimed her as his wife, and added, " I
shall never give her up." Before the
wife had fully recovered Irom her feint
ing attack the two husbands had become
engaged in angry violent words, result
ing in Carey's drawing a pistol upon
Reibe, and by the latter being forcibly
ejected from his house. Reibe, on Mon
day morning, had a warrant sworn out
In the Police Court, charging Carey with
disorderly conduct, and provoking him
to commit a breach of the peace. Carey
was arrested, and when arraigned be
fore Judge Warren, in the presence of
Reibe and the wife, he asked the
Court to hear an explanation before
he entered his plea. Judge Warren
consented, and Carey stated that Le
and Reibe both claimed the lady (point
ing to Mrs. Carey Reibe) as wife, and he
believing himself to be the legal claim-
uut. uau oecome disorderly in demand
ing peremptorily of Reibe that he should
give her np. Reibe, through the prose
cuting attorney. Mr. Straub, exhibited
to the Court the marriage certificate,
and the question was at once raised,
"What further proceedings could be had
In that Court '(" The wife, who like
Niobe, all in tears, was called np and
asked by the Court if either of these
men was her husband 1 She replied that
she had been married to both, but hay
ing learned that her first husband was
dead, she formed an . attachment for
Reibe three years afterward, and married
him. " After assuring the Court Jof her
deeply-seated attachment always for Ca
rey, and now her warm affection for
Reibe, who had been an affectionate and
devoted husband, the Court inquired of
her, viz : .
"What do you now propose to do; live
with your first husband, who is legally
such, or your last husband, who, by
misapprehension, and unintentionally,
you have made your husband 1"
The lady replied, "My duty and desire
are to go and live with my first hus- -band,
Edward Carey." -
ine scene wnich roiiowed can never
be described. Carey and his wife ap
proached each other and wept aloud,
while the disappointed Italian, seated in
his chair like a statue, presented a pic
ture of despair and disappointment.
Presently his feelings . were overcome,
and he grievously wept, eliciting the
sympathy of all. Carey and his wife,
arm in arm, left the Court-room, and
Reibe, after receiving kindly admo
nition from the Court that he must
be resigned, and pursue the matter no
further, left the presence of the Court
deeply chagrined and terribly mortified
at the fiite which had befallen him. Ca
rey and his family are preparing to
leave the city, and Reibe, all alone in a
deserted house, refuses to be comforted.
Cincinnati Enquirer;
A British subject recently arrived at
Knoxville, Tennessee, who 1 ran the
blockade into the confederacy, with
$5000 to speculate in cotton, was con
scripted into the rebel army, passed
through several severe battles, and final
ly escaped Into our lines, a wiser man.
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