--In the case of William Barrett vs. P. A. Woods
, Confederate States
tax collector, Judge Halyburton
delivered his opinion Saturday.
The question at issue was whether Mr. Barrett
should be permitted to pay his taxes in four per cent. Confederate bonds upon stocks held by him in Europe
, or whether the law demanded payment in specie.
The decision of the Judge
was in favor of Mr. Barrett
, entitling him to the advantage of settling in four per cent. bonds.--The question involved several hundred thousand dollars, the difference of which between specie and Confederate bonds was quite an important matter to the parties interested.
The habeas corpus
cases of Edward F. Anderson
and J. M. Haden
, claiming exemption from military service — the first upon the ground of being a justice of the peace, and the latter on account of his religious faith, he being a Nazarene, and purchasing his exemption upon the payment of five hundred dollars, as allowed by an act of Congress passed February 17th, 1864,--were called; but, for reasons deemed sufficient, were postponed till next Thursday.
The court adjourned till eleven o'clock to-day.