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 lithographed and well executed; the paper, however, of a lighter color than the genuine, and the signature of U. R. C. Drinkard, upon the coupons, is very unlike the genuine.
They are all dated "Richmond, Va.,July 1, '51,' and made payable in this city.
It is supposed that large quantities of them have been thrown upon the market.--N. Y. Express.