Proceedings in the Courts.
Examination before Commissioner Wateon.
--Several of the negroes implicated in the recent robbery of the Confederate Treasury
were yesterday examined before Commissioner Watson
, slave of Mr. J. K. Cackie
, who is an intelligent darkey, and upon whom the testimony threw the responsibility of signing the notes, was sent on for trial at the December term of the Confederate District Court.
, slave of H. J. Corbell
, of the Richmond House
, was released, the evidence not being sufficient to detain him Emanuel
and James, slaves of W. W. Crump
, were acquitted, but held as witnesses against Henry Smith
, slave of David Clarke
, and in the employment of President Davis
, who had access to the Custom-House
, and who is said to have filed down the key by which entrance was obtained into the rooms where the blank notes were deposited, and who, together with Oliver
, slave of Dr. Sydenham Walke
, of Chesterfield
, are thought to have done the stealing, are both in jail awaiting an examination before Commissioner Watson
It is probable that the same witnesses who testified against Henry Smith
may be availed of in their case, which will probably be heard to-day as its preliminary examination.
--Friday, Nov. 14.--Fanny Taylor
, a resident of 17th street, whose face was embellished with two severe cuts, produced by contact with some hard substance, was arraigned for injuring and destroying the fence of a house owned by J. Mayo Carrington
The latter testified that Mrs. Taylor
had gone into the house to which the fence was attached, without his permission, several months since, and that she had burned most of the fence down, and had announced her intention to burn the remainder at her pleasure.
She was committed to jail in default of surety for her good behavior, and two small children in her custody, said to belong to her, were sent to the Poor-House.
Thirty-nine members of the colored population, bond and free, found at the Columbian Tavern
in an unlawful assembly, Thursday night, were ordered five lashes each.
They had been allowed permission to assemble by the acting manager
of the hotel, but the Mayor
said that made no difference in the offence, though he was disposed to be light on them.
O. P. Powell
, charged with huckstering in the 2d market, had 14 lbs. of butter that he had bought to sell again confiscated; and E. S. Kersey
who was caught by Mr. Tyler
, the Clerk
of that Market, selling lumps of butter purporting to be pounds, for $1.50, which did not weigh but twelve ounces.
ordered a dozen lumps, weighing only twelve ounces each, to be confiscated to the use of the city.
, arrested for the murder of Michael Horan
, at Roache
's, in Henrico county
, was committed for examination until Saturday morning. The grounds of suspicion against the party did not transpire.
, slave of M. L. Stratton
, and Lavinia Trent
, free, were punished for trespassing on the Henningsen Hospital
Peter, an ancient darkey, owned by Hazall & Co., was ordered 20 lashes for stealing a piece of meat from G. Gotleib
, at the 2d Market-House.
, arrested for being drunk and running races up 17th street with a horse and buggy, was committed for want of surety to appear before the Hustings Court Grand Jury and answer an indictment for misdemeanor.
said he didn't do anything for a living now, but that formerly he was Second Lieutenant
of Company B, in the 1st Maryland regiment, C. S. A.
Hustings Court, Friday, Nov.
14.--Senior Alderman R. D. Sanxay
and Wm. Lawson
were tried for an assault on Emanuel Raymond
in the Second Market
, and acquitted by the jury.
John R. Blankinship
and Thomas Lotey
, lads, were tried for taking a fowling-piece from Chas. Jones
, another lad, and selling the same and converting the proceeds to their own use. Verdict guilty, and sentenced to five days imprisonment in the city jail, and to pay the costs.
, a boy, was tried on the charge of picking the pocket of Bill, slave of John O. Taylor
, of $14, and was acquitted.
, for permitting his slave, Martha, to go at large, was fined ten dollars and costs.
The case of Selle Jones
, for keeping a disorderly house, etc, was continued until to-day.
Rules were awarded against Hector Davis
, Bartholomew Graves
, and E. H. Stokes
, witnesses in the case, for non-attendance.
Capiases were awarded against Dick Duff
, Julius Sholly
, Geo. W. Nelson
, and Fred. Thomas
, for breaking out of the city jail.
These parties are under indictment for misdemeanor for breaking out. A capias was also awarded against R. D. Mitchell
for an assault.
James C. Ellett
was tried for forestalling the 2d market, by buying fifty pounds of butter at the market-house to sell at his grocery at an advanced rate.
The jury were unable to agree, and were discharged until this morning at 11 o'clock.