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BY M. G. DAVIS: - , "TE SUNp' SHINES FOR AL.." P1U LIsTl $IS . "
Around this lovely valley rise
The purple hills of Paradise.
Oh, softly on yon banks of haze
Her rosy face the Summer g.J - ,
Becalmed along the azutae'sk
The argosies of headlands lie
Whose shores, with manny a shini rift "
Far off their pearl-white peaks up -
Through all the long nmidsummer a
The meadow sides are sweet with hay.
I seek the coolest sheltered seat,
Just where the field and forest meet--. ýI'
Where grow the pine tree tall and Ulat -
The ancient oaks austere and gra> 4
And fringy roots and pebbles fret".
T'he ripples of the rivulet.
I watch the mowers as they go
Through the tall grass, a white-sleeved row;
With even strokes their scythes they swing,
In tune their merry whetstones ring;
Behind the nimble youngsters run
And toss the thick swaths in the sun;
The cattle graze; while, warm and still,
Slopes the broad pastures, bhasks the hill,
And bright when summer breezes break,
'The green wheat crinkles like a lake.
The butterfly and humble-bee
Conle to the pleasant woods with me;
Quickly before m0T runs tlhe quail,
The chiakttns skulk behind the rail,
High up tlhe lone woodl-pigeon sits.
And the woodpetlker pecks and flits.
The brooklet rings its tinkling bells,
The swarinig insl ets drone Iand humn,
'Pete partridge heats his throbbing drum.
rThe squirtrel leaps atUtong the boughs,
And chatters ill his ls alfy hotuse.
rithe oriole flashes bv ; and. look I
Into the mnirror of tht b'rook,
Where tah. vaint blue,-bir trits his coat,
lTw tialy fcatiters fall and float.
As silently, its tendterly,
lhe dolwan of pt.-ae dettcend.s on me.
O)ht, thit is tea-et ! I have no need
Of fri.ent to talk. of book to read;
A dear ('olltlpanion here abide.s;
('lose to mty thrilling heart lie hides;
The holy silenc, is llis voice;
I lie alnd listen, andll rejoice.
[Atlantic Monthly, for August.
:Sketch of Wint. Crcgar, the Notorib~u
Counterfeiter. .
Below will he found a kkeott of tle.
life of one William Cregqb , " i i 40
counterfeiter of Philatelpl ia, [email protected] i'w
convicted and sente.iced to..fiv.,-yea~
solitary confinement in.tlhe penitLt
on Thursda, the 19th inst. Making
and passing counterfeit coin, lately, has
been reduced to alulot a science, and
we frequently see accounts of tile ar
rest of la'at whomt every one looked
upon as the " models " of the society
in which they moved. 'Therefore,wheot
one such is arrested in his career of
guilt, and receives the reward of his
crimas, the pultic have cause to re
joicet. The fo,!lowing account of the
arrest of Creagar we take( fr',n the Press:
Few mtnt probablly have figured more
conslpicu ously ill the police annals of
1'hilhalelphia and the sturrouiiting coun
try, for the last quarter of a century,
than ,Villiant Cregar, who was tried
And colnvicted o01 the charge of haying
in his )possessio and attemltptinlg to pass
counterfeit monaey, h;y the (C'turt aof
Quarter.Sessions oft' this sity", ,on 'l'htirs
alay last, and we haave thoght that a
brief sketch of his ncareer, aid an ac
{coutlt of sotaie of the nmlnertls ofal',ns'ts
with which he has haen chalrgad watah
not prove uninterestina to tIhe ra(ders
of the Press.
Ite is a native of the dold taw-lnship of
laoxltro.u th, ill tlhis canuttiry. alel spCilt.
his ho,,lthooal in the village otf MahtavatiInk.
Ills father was,foar aitny vetars, Ienvtga.,1l
illn l taiuft;lactI illn co uterfalit stin alai tall
frauduhlent issues tof hbatink notlos. al
by this nans amatiiss a consiaheralale
amoun t of property. \Villian followe:d
int the f atsteps oft his illustriosus predale
cesstr.and with the s)m1e suc(. ( ( -lr av
in.g foilwrlt this nefarious ltsinstts
froll his earliest vyears l)u tao the prelselsti
timt. li; is naw i.btwecti' fort-y -fi
aim fiftly v,-tars oaf igir, aliainutitive in
size. oft rather prepossessing iappear
ntcea. of afn ,xceedimngly pleasant and
hlispitalle disposition, when his pu1r
po)ses can be served, fand enjqyss proadba
c(hliljdrn, andll died sme years isg ati
latinvttk. His stn 1Villiam wiss not
his fava'ritlo by aniy itmeatiis, atl catase-.A
quciently, .t h~i. death, iet cut-hitn off'
with shilling. WVilliatm, nothihig
hauitt(ad by this unexptc-ted tcreatmenit,
how,-ver, some years aIfterwards hart
dutcaal a note ftar several thous-nautd Al ,l
lars a,'ninst his father's estate (which
note, ly the waiy, was doubtlelss a far
gery,) br,,ught suit it ,lr courts for thle
amount, and was finally successful in
re'eiving the sum demande,.
WVith the ready money thus obtained,
Cregar purchased a farm near the little
town of Franklinville, on the bankSof
the Skipa-,ack, in Mentgomery county.
He still resides ti-- .n the summer scea
son. In Montgnlat ry county he hIas
had in his time under his patronagea aitl
control, lawyars., atoctrtrs, judges, farm
ari and muen if all avocations. -at that
itwr4s almost impos
him whe his l
vict hb
.He has' en
o atiop Leo
f Lan
c the no
to ed that
ively en
gpin of the
United 8tas. Montgom
ery county, aa rsted, an ex.
ceedingly fin% terfeiting im
plements and is were re
covered. The ered these
toohile sears ~ , remises for a
noto us bzJ harles Clark.
Whiletthey e stnlkng their scarch
in C ar's barn they found a barrel of
bos ome motths previous the store
of t shoemaker, residing in the
old di'$ ct of Kensington, had been
broken into and robbed of his entire
stock. The goods had been carried
away in a wagon by two thieves, who
creted them at Cregar's house. All
thon.had been disposed of except
:barrel full, which was valued at
ut $100. They were recognized by
*qfticers on account of a certain
'hicl was not quite obliterated,
'nrly so, as acids had evidently
_entiu'sed for that purpose.
As an instance of the shrewdness.of
Cregar, and the dishonesty of a portion
of the police forces at that period, we
will relate the manner in which ('regur
acted on this occasion. \'When he found
that the boots were discovered hle be
came exceedingly affectionate, Iugging
one of the officers, and inviting hinl
from the barn to his house to partake of
sonime refreshments. The officer agreed
to the proposal, and after receiving or
ders from his comrade to keep' a strict
watch on Cregar's mzt mtnonts, accomn
panied the latter- to his hous..
While there, Cregar, by the aid of a
bribe of pcvcral hundred dollars, in
duced the officers to permit himn to go
through the back door. JIe then rLui
across a corn field, and was'only noticed
by the honest officer, who remained hi
the har,, when he had gone a consider
ahii11 distance fronm tiA house. 110 gave
chase, however, and pursued him for
several miles, but wits unable to capture
hinm. A true bill lias found against
him on this clharge, anid lc x'hc warrants
Were issued; but so great, was the inilu-a
ence he exercised iin Alontgmryv, that
ni oilici:al in that region could be in
duced to arrest him.
At tit;:- tinme liet h:l 'ertain ofli ials
of I'Phi hlehlphia ci o i l p!etely iii der
his control that wliheever il'e ,-t of,
fiict(i rs starlted ill pursuiit an thiitr set,
iniiifried himd of the fait, nail thus cn
ailed him to scape. a, rt "\ natelly ,for
Phi udelphia, dishonest aien whore were
at that time in tlhe poli(ce force have
since been remioved.
Shortly after this a party of the de
pity mt rsIals .of the ulaildl St..t-e
(Iurt, of this city, wenlut to his farm in I
Monioine county, with the deft .ii.
nation oft (r'esting him and taking hinm
into eustenly" dead or alive. 'h'hey ft unil
him enga o in his nefarious ol.rations,
in a smalslted near his residence. lie0
immednatl-lny suspected their doigi, anl
."his uy n cmoni agility iand swift-foot
ed. t f eaed in mikinki his sccalpe.
le" was sabsieq uent ly arri.t iIl. hiow.v er,
brought befoe the late .Jhuilge Kane.
iand sentenced to nine mon, h i nl] "ip, -
iuit, in the Eastern I' nitentiary, that
being the first tii,.a s far as we ,- an
learn, hiat le was over corfiaed in that
AIs goon as his teri exlired, he re
and floouh, tlhj country with fraudulent
issuiD n h nks ii, different parts ,,t th*l
coun .. In 1 31. he was arrestid liv
somula l ellhia policeman f,,r eoun -
terfeiMW , and ,n that occaio ,n th
prootgainst him was ov-rwhehlning.
He oed immense sums if money, to
the officers.ifthey would reloase'him,
but all his efforts proved unavailing.
1i1 was arraigned for trial, but, partly
thrrough the efforts of his shrewd cujuu
s 1, and unre particularly by some .x
traordinary influenceu , brou,,t to l, nar
igher officials, lie was ac
the rendition of the ver
ed out of the court house
air of satisfaction, saLying
e police and crowd collectd
endenco Square, "I ami kin. of
aokers' (counterfeitors) once
- will hie away to tmy native
-returned to his homo in Mont
, and subsequently stated that
y oost him over three thousand
Since then ho has been its
S a lion, spending most of his
P-- hiladelphia, frequ ently visiting
lice office while his pockets were
with dOnnterfeit money. Having
be.en a colonel in the old utiliti:L
atgomry county, he sported that
ltid was in the habit of giving
nal'harvest honmes to the military
sociations of this and other cities, at
s home in Montgomery. On these
occasions the most profuse hospitality
prevailed, and the companies assemnbled
enjoyed themselves hugely. 11h was
generally addressed by the title of Col.
Williaun Creg'ar, anid on the occasion of
public demonstrations made his appear
ance in full uniform.
When the military of this city parti
cipated in the late recel)tion of the
Japanese Embassy, Cregar alid lile
effrontery to desire a position in the
line, but one of the officers, Colonel
Charles Thomspon Jones, of the lRox
borough Dragoons, quickly frustrated
his design. Colonel Crceglr, not to be
outdone by this treatment, particularly
as he was dressed in his best retgiminttals,
and mnounted upon a spirited amid beau
tiful horse, took up an isolated position,
in advance of the procession, and coin
mandod universal attention by his fine
hIeariting and elegant equipments, many
supllposing lin to be a distinguishlled
oflicer from at distance, who had been
invited to take part in the festivities.
Ileretofire lie had no scruples about
cnrrying 'counterfeit money ont Iis per
son, itas that. was not comnsiderod an
indictable offense. Since the revision
of the penal code, however, thanks to
the efficient Sta.te officers who effected
that change, when fraudulent issues,
are found in largo quantities on any
person, and it is presumnod they intend
to pass theum, such parties arO liable to
be arraigned for trial.
The inniediate cause of his late ar
rest and conviction has already been.
laid before our readlers. On last $atuf
day, while Joseph Wood, Esq., chief 9f
our detective police force, w'as'walkii'g
through time northern portion part of the
city, he saw ('regar, in compan)Iny with
io old counterf eiter mnaw(d Bob Coo('()ll'.
Co(loper is seve(nty years of ago, tand has
served out several terms of imprison
inent ill thle Eatte'rn Penitentiary. Mr.
Wood folloiv theml into a small
lager-beer saloon, wher he he saw Cooper
hand the landlord a counterftit note in
paynmint for their drihks. Wood, who
was not recognized l y Cre'gair anid ilis
colnpanion, arrested thenti with tl,'
assistance (if oflicer IMa'guire, tiud foulnd
over 1$250 in the ,iosse'ssin itl of each of
them, on the ink of (Commerce, Penni
Townshlip, Clinton itnit other banks.
Thleyl were co'niinitteo to unswer, and
on Wednesdaly last wii"e 'rought b1efi re
!tw Cou()rt of Quarter `osioll.. lThe
rsisult ,f their trial is wcl-knownv to
our readers. O)\winlg 1 ti firjllll(uues
aiid deterinitintti of D)istricet Attornatv
Mann, nLii the Illotolri.is; l tory of
(retgar and his tttiale, tilt drhy 'rei
ldered a verdict of guiiilty, and ,J ist ice
Allison's decisio, n ill senritnntiitg t!he
former to five Vt eatls solitiiry conifiti -
Inentl ill tihet' EI tern e(.llihn ifiliry, alnd
the p1)ylmlnt of It fines of live h]mdred
1iolairs, while the latter rectivedl thlie
siait, lenrth of time. with thi iiayi ett,
of a finl; of fif v -dollars, cannot fail
t;, itlt'- i- lt ' t tiipproliatl inll ofi ' every good)( I
citizenr iii this ci unill tilily.
.'ur.essful/ T, rjinati,," <f a ,Suit /er
i)rei',uh ,/f 1ro,tis.-A yotiug ittornity
of .MoIhtile wVits vi-igaig-eld Ir at ly a:t f'w
:days agi(,, whi, vi-iti-il hii iftlic' f',tr flit
p'uroli' r, n , I rias i i uili- aft ; i-tit i -It
nIr ted flt, ev:wnilig befor::, naiol .,)inwho.i w
(says tlie Mi-rc lltv).h fl llt gi tli latii ftr
f ft (t ile ii tiat-. TIhe laily was
P',mitt tit de'initud li.r lgal ruix.tti, ,
(slhi' was a wiliwV,) nia1 s wi( ,alil,
a1tiirs, liilnfa ig tli, tl:a!iagm, at $I H,t00.
I;iv-ing to g' .i.l ,nII the street for some
lthilg cF '(itIo(etd wVith the suit, our at
t(itl-y in.i- tip with the defendaut, who
,xlpl.,re., a tleided dilelish for the
Sla plr.,-i-dinilig, 4 thilgne time ex
cisUitig himiself forioe n.-pelrformnance
of his Aontflot he evgning before,
which wats unintentional, and til]b r,-s ,ilt
of forgetflllnes: The 'attrniiy th, ,l
lii t Ii thought he could av,,il, tiy ,uit
ytt-tlIat the iujure d lidy wai- ti an in
his oflico, and he thought she would ac
cpTt the pertforimance of his original
contract in full satisfaction of the in
jury, and invited him to walk up and
try to negotiate a peace. '1'he lady
was not ditltcult to persuade to take
himn instead of the $10,000; the at
torIey was obliging and loft them tfor a
few miuiutes to indulge together their
blissful alnticiputions, while he went for
a licenste nid a Justice. 'The knot was
soon tied, ill his oflice. The obliging
attorney theu proct,red a carriage tfor
them, and sent thema down to the City
HIotel to taste the first sweets of the
So was spoiled one of the prettiest
cases for a iIrach of promise that has
octcurretd lately. It would have made a
noise in the papers. It is not. IL coim
mon thing for attorneys to lend their
assistance for the amicable settlement
of difltronces betwoon litigoits ; and,
it is probablo lie has lost a good fee
fior his interference to make lt'pence e
tween the parties, we prolp 'so they
name their first boy after hitm, to show
their appreciation of his kind services.
A .'imoun-This sunimer has been
remtarkable for its singular ittmosphetric
disturbances. To others which have
been mentioned, we have now to add
the occurrence of a regular simeooni ill
Kansas. The Falls Gazette, Kansas,
of the 14th inst., thus describes it:
On Monday last, about half-past 12
o'(clock, P'. M., at gust of air camne in at
the opern door, so hot that it seeomed to
make the lungs crackle and collapso,
and brought us to our foot with t loud
cry of "houses afire." During a rapid
examination, we felt as though we were
breathing ilame. We gasped and
sighed, but no relief came.
In ten minutes or more, the system
appeared to acoommodato itself to the
increased heat, and went on with its
usual functionspexc t* .strong tend
ency to gasp tpr breatlh, id some
drowsineqs, with a desire to remain in
a quiescenqt st e. .- 4ninialswero vari
ously affoted Chickens and pigs
felt it mqst, and .e doubtnot some died.
Cattldel ePded moro with fright than
heat.- H~T'q s did not scomn to notice it.
The alss in the thermiromotor was loss
than we thought, averaging only ton or
eleven degrees. It went from 9!.9 1-2
to 109 1-2, and at one lime stood I 10 1-2.
It. came lettrly fromt the South, na1l
continued four hours, with little varint
tion, When the wind suddenly shifted,
and grow cool. What caused it'!
Salt in jIlichigIan.-T'he newly dis
coverod salt springs in Michigan con
tinue to yitel Ibountifully, and give
promi.-.c of inipolrtnut results. A cor
resplondent of the De)ctroit Advertiser,
speaking of the salt works alrIatly
estublislied at Saginaw, iiitk tes sauguine
predictions, as follows:
I~usiness having accidentally called
moe to Saginaw, I had an oppjortunity to
see oInci' meorl the weolderolus growith of
that valley, anud oespecially of Eastt
S;agitnaw. I witas thetre ill the, sunuer
of i t50, whei the only building on the
1reseint town plot waits lit'rsonI's ,old
,ill. Niwt hc r e. o''vi thre tlhusiatsnid
inhalbitn;its, the lbest constructeil and
Ihe.t kept hotel ill the Northwest, fifteen
saw mills, three large macihine shops.
a .stave machine, and the beginning of
the great salt miiinufuetttre that within
two years iisi to supply th en'itiric West
with salt. ()in th (;ih of July, with iitin
block of kettIes ill o,,eraitiiil, thI'y iro
duied nearly forty bai rriIs of" the fiuest,
whiter-t, iand pimurt ;all thlmt I ever :-ivw,
with th I' 'Tiie d b'ocl i olti,raton
this piooter company will soon l produce
at h iutilrel burr,:,:, i,er lday. 'Ih'i water,
tan abinhlnt SllPlly ,of which they will
hiave with tlhe citmiiletili of their n,mw
well, i, abolt, tlhi'rty-threeo iLd ia third
S.yrac.use, while f.il c..it.s lady onE
fourth tihlt at Syracu.e, atl latml and
lI tuser it'may lie h}ad att the Haiti tatio, so
tltt, ire'siel, ctive ef, ,• the bI,ius of the,
Stat ., .:lt c:an a;tid will ,i madItl at Sag
ii;aw it bt i nu ,iit:-furth t,e cost at
Syrti t; rail tht.n it can be shippod,
fr.. of,, tells, to tll airts of tile W est.
.,/,';1 Bildin.--Wm. II. Webb hatt
just cliso, d a c(,, ntract for the ciistrue
Iti of a lIargi' st eamship--17700 titus-
for S;tultlll.l LN. Mitc.hll'.s N.wv York andt
Saavamah line, amid is laying the keel.
-l 'other dimrnisitnis tre,: Li.,tthI,
2-W.ect; breath of bea;u, 33 f,.,t;
4t of hold, 2 -2,t f ; T"'1ho, wiill
her consid jl largor thi'n any
vi on the line will increase the
nher of rninni vasols to four side'
wheel steamers and ol4 protpeller. Mr.
Weh lthus nulsod conticted to huild a
a ship of 1200 tons for Capt. ,:harles
i -Marshall's" "Black Ball" line to
Liverpool. She will be 178 feet in
length, 37 foot beam, and 23 1-2 hold,
and have but two decks.
The new steamship of the New York
and Charleston line, ( Spofford &5
'T'ilestcn,) at WOVste.rrelt's ship yardI
is now nearly plauked, and willi propae
bly be launched in September, and
ready for sea in November.-1VN.' Y.
Shipping NVegroes to Africa.-Tho
Key of the Gulf, of the 14th, says:
The ship South Shore, one of the
vessels clhartered by Government to
convey the rescued Africans at this
plauo to Liberia, arrived here on the'
afternoon of the 12th inst., thirty davs
from New York. Yesterday 281 of tio
WVilliamn's cargo-consisting of 350)
Africans-were sent on board, during
whiclh one of the boats of the South
Shore was canpsized along-side the ship.
and several of the negroes drowned.
IInd it not hltn for the assistance ron
dered by the oflicers and crow of the
UI. S. stIeamer WVater Witch, In all pro
bability the greater portion woul(haevo
been drowned. To day the balance of
the cargo wtiro received on board, and
the vess l will sail as soon as possible
for Monrovia, touching at other ports,
of the Republic. '1'o .judgo from the
lnatciatt ed aiplpearanlce of the negroes,
we should say about 70 or 100 may ulti
miately reach the coast.
Unpunished Crinme in the City of New
York.-Thle Now York Tribune, in an
article upon the unpunished crimo of
that city, says :
WVith three or four exceptions, the
murders we have briefly recorded are
to be classed ats undiscovered crimes ;
that is, perpetrators have escaped do
toction, or if they aro known-as it is
believed in somei instances they are
the influence of friends, or, the signifi
canco of their victims, shields them
from arrest. As it stands, our record,
which we have not tried to make en
tirely full, shows over fJfly murders i n a
a little inoro than throe years, the per
poetrators of which defy detection.
Doultless manty of them now daily
meet and aningloewith the relatives and
friends of their victims.
What I Begin to Believe.-.".lub
bles," of the California Golden Eru,
furnishes that paper, untder the head of
'Notes Mnd Cogitations," with the fad
I bhgin to bd,!:.ve that, noteow-a-days,
mic,e'y mtaktes the mnia, and dross the
I begin to believe that the purse is
nore potont than the sword and the pen
to{,ge! he r.
tI beg;in to ihlievo that thsose who sin
the mosto during the w'ok are the most
ldevout ,upon Sundays.
I btegila to believe tlhat horresty is the
best paolic y- -to, s,eciulate with until you
gaila e(very abody's confidence; theno line
your pockets.
I begin to beclieve in hlumbugging the
people oasit of their dollars. It is noi
ther stealing nor begging; and thlose
whao ire humbugged have thomseolves to
I begin to believe th.latt amaan was not.
aunIal tao enjoy life, but keep himself
maiscrbhi: iii the. pursuit aind possession
of riclhis.
I i.ogin to Ibellieve that the surest
reauimly for hard t iuas mand a tight
uIi', oy maaarkct is aln e'xt, avngant expoen
diture on the patrt ,f izndividualhs---t
k,.1p thla au, aa.y a ,,ving.
I bIe;il t1, ,.alic.vo that noi but
I a:,v,' nri, ,lua:lifi, l I t 1,,'dih ' f)lija'a i r
thaa (Govarlmalnt -- with tme oxca f
a few.Jnl tural-I,,rn f"', rs and 1,rautics.
I hegira to licheve that piano fortes
laru I''re lac:.e-s;tLry in a fanily than
, .at almnd plt,4att,:.. . .0'
I Ibgin to be lievo that's .a .y wh)
,,,oesa.'t. ,wear, smoke and oilkoibtbac.co,
may Ia L Vawry gond bay, butis natii
rally st ulaid.
I begirn to beli,.\v- that if the devil
s-lould die, oan,:-Iaalf of the wprlal
would Ia thrwn ouait of employropat.
I bogin t,, h)elieve that ho hass 'fmat
merit whio nakes thie mrost noie fis
wwn behalf; andl tlhat *hcn Gabrtrl
coiios--iot t, bae behind tha tjmt cs-
too, will blow Jais own horup.jprdy lum1 ,
The Lead Min.---Lead minir:g, ac
cording, to the satiiatiics givenl below, is
more profitable than the gold digSingsa;
The DL)ubuque lierald ffluted~ ip the
weekly prodict of the lead mines in that
vicinity at '250,000 pounds, whlichl, at $8.3
per io00 pounds, would amount in valune
to $8,250. TIhe lIerali then asks tlhe
pertinenat queastiun-" W~hiether talis aver
age weekly, and unfilihng adilition to Ithe
wealth of Dubuque, is not bltta'r, upon Ihie
whole, than the unccr!aintie:c of Pake'a
.'cak ?"

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