Another impostor changed sides.
The notorious Colonel Adler
, who imposed upon General Wise
a little while, and who, being arrested by Gen.
W.'s pickets upon suspicion that he was a spy, attempted to commit suicide by cutting his throat, finding that his imposture had run aground here, changed sides and his field of operations, by going over to the Washington Government
A yet more notorious impostor, who was as worthless and as much of a charlatan as Adler
, has followed his example.
for some wears.
known in this city, has gone over, "horse, foot, and dragoons," to the enemy!
, as people here knew, never was a Count, but, according to undoubted authority, was named Brassy, and in Hungary
was a valet and courier.
He was a noisy and boasting impostor, who swindled everybody who would trust him. He taught the sword exercise, being a sort of master in that way. He professed to be a great Southern man; but finding that he like Adler
, had run his imposture aground, he slipped off to the Yankees
to find a new field and new dopes.
Among the Yankees
the valet appears as an author!
He adheres to his alias and mock title — is still Count Estevan
His book is entitled "War Pictures of the South
! " In this book he professes to have been a Colonel in the Southern
army, which he never was — to have been fighting for the South
, which was untrue, he never having been in any battle.--Indeed, known as a great liar here, he becomes a greater among the Yankees
, where his talent will be better appreciated.
The main feature of his book is his praise of McClellan
, who he says would have whipped the rebels at Manassas
had he gotten the command two weeks earlier!
will either have to pay the valet, or kick him, for this.
He will be sure to make an essay to reach his pocket.--The fun of it all is that this book is putted by the Herald.
It is commended to the Government
for its independent criticism of the Generals
and the Administration, and they are advised to read and profit by its wise counsels!
adds to the list of notabilities who have joined the Northern
cause, by naming the President's carriage driver!
The carriage driver has not yet published his book!
The trio stand in the line of merit thus: The carriage driver, Col. Adler
, and Count Estevan
There are a few more of the same class now in this city that the Confederacy
can well spare to the North