A Scurry Knave.
--The fellow, ‘"S. W. Upham
, 408 Chesnut street, Philadelphia
,"’ who has forged the notes on the Corporation of Winchester
, calling them ‘"facsimiles of rebel shinplaster."’ is well known to many Virginians
He formerly edited the Sunday Mercury
in which profession he failed, owing to his each of brains and low standing in society.
Afterwards he purchased the book and periodical depot of T. C. Callender
, but had to conduct the business under Callender
's name, for fear his creditors would ‘"destroy his substance."’ He smashed up in that finally, and has as a dernier resort, taken to all sorts of low thieving and mean rascality generally, amongst the latest exhibitions of which his forging ‘"rebel shinplasters."’