Proceedings of the Courts.
Mayor's Court, Sept. 19, 1862.
, for stealing a watch from a man dosing on a door step, was sent on for examination before the Hustings Court.
The case of John Murray
, charged with cutting and stabbing Nicholas Leary
and Jas. McCormack
, was continued until Tuesday, on account of the inability of his accusers to appear against him.
, a negro, for threatening to kill his wife, and treating her with great inhumanity, was held to bail for his good behavior, Lucretia
, the wife of Ben, convulsed the Court
and spectators by applying to his Honor for a divorce.
and Peter Dunnavant
were bold to bail for good behavior for entering the house of some washerwomen, and conducting themselves in a violent and disorderly manner.
, Frank Botto
, James Powers, Jas. Russell
, and a whole family, of all ages, named Longenotti, were charged with riotous conduct in the street.
The case was continued until Saturday for want of witnesses.
, charged with stealing money on the 19th of November, 1861, had his case continued for ten days on account of the absence of a witness.
, a substitute, and Wm. Murphy
, who alleges that he is a Captain in a Louisiana regiment, charged with swindling a Halifax man out of a large sum of money, will be heard on Saturday.
alias John Farrar
, charged with stealing a horse, by J. T. Gatewood
, a courier for Gen. Smith
's Medical Director
, was sent on for further examination before the Hustings Court next Wednesday.
It appears that Westerfield came out to the picket post, a few miles up the tow path, and offered the horse for sale at $145--a price greatly below his value.
The proposed buyer wanted Westerfield to prove his right to the horse, and at the request of the latter one of the guard, named Phillips
, went with him to do so. They had not gone far before Westerfield began to show great anxiety to rid himself of his companion--first offering him the horse for $100, and tempting him with the chance to make $45, and afterwards attempting to escape by flight.
, however, not to be outwitted, drew a pistol and made Westerfield dismount and go with him to Camp Maynard, and had him taken in custody.
, for buying onions in one of the markets and exposing the same for sale again, contrary to law, had his onions confiscated.
Confederate States District Court.
--This Court adjourned finally for the term yesterday morning, without the transaction of business of interest to the public.
The next term will begin on the 10th day of October.