ll street, several of the above bonds to negotiate, which they did, and returned him the proceeds.
A few days ago, these bonds to the amount of $3,500, were again sent them by the accused, who, however, in his correspondence, signed himself "R. M. Barbour." The brokers were desired to sell the bonds and retain the proceeds subject to his draft.
From some informality in the correspondence, they were led to suspect the character of the bonds, and on making the necessary inquiries, ascertained them to be forgeries.
In the meantime, Barbour alias Elliott, drew for $1,000 on account, but the brokers allowed his draft to "go by," and yesterday the gentleman himself appeared in their office highly indignant, but was promptly taken into custody by the two detectives, who had been notified of the affair.
He protested that he had received the bonde in good faith from perfectly responsible parties, but was taken to headquarters and detained for examination.
The forged bonds are lithographe
--Northern men are always alive to their real interests, and I look forward to the time (and not long hence) when many old and wealthy Northern houses, as well as new adventurers, will be flocking to the Southern cities, establishing jobbing houses for the Southern and Southwestern trade.
They well know that the Southern trade is the most liberal, and the most reliable.
It is this trade that has made the North fat and saucy, and they (the Northerners) will follow it up; for, as I heard Judge Barbour once say, in a speech, in quoting the words of another, "the Yankee will go near enough to h — Ii to scorch his eye-brows for a bag of coffee."
Already a line of steamships, of large burthen, has been inaugurated here, and the ships are ordered; beside, we have already a fleet of the finest ships in America, in the regular trade between this port and Liverpool.
This example is being followed by other Southern cities, and, in twelve months, we shall have every facility for importing