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VOL. XXXIII. RICHMOND, FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 21, 1867. NO. 11. the dispatch. ]Y COWARD IN" ft ELLYSON. - It K 'All.V P1SPATCH 1* delivered to ?ub ? *f i irrmt* okst* rer WMk, p*y*hl? to th? ( ? :>i w.-eklv. Mailed at per annnm ; I* to for , T rror !b? : '?< VfT month for * Miorter p?rlo4. T MM1 WSF.KI Y DISPATCH at *4 r?r an u i. i>r *2 M f.-?x ?!* month*. Tlx \V f?Vi\'l.Y P>PATOH at ft pmnnnra. ili rhmo nd pispatrh. FKIPAY JUNE 21, 1867. ?r. CIRCT'LATION OF THE " PIS 1 \ t H IS LARGER TT1 AN* THE COM t:\VD CIRC! LATION OF ALL THE , inn; DAILY NEWSPAPERS OF THIS CITY Auction Safes This Day. t F. COOK will v ? 11 At 10 o'clock an aaaortment , : ccnt?el hnu*. bold fnmltnre. A K fRPMP h ?h constable, will soil at 10 ?. k a! hi? Sice ar. a^oriaient of useful ar ticle*. t H < "OJv vr ? I Ht 4 o'clock, on the dock op. ? : be Y . rk Ki\ < r Railroad depot, the t>ar '? iYnning ' and two large t?rji? nlln*. r A .T. CL^PT >N w.U b?ll at S o'clock that de?l r<l. iw. *tory t>rk k .1 tv*?l 1 i r?#j on tb? aouth fc i*of Pir?i.k ,!n ?treet between Twenty-third and Twertr-fourib. LOCAL MATTERS. THE >lVM I KIors MI IIDI R O \ Itlirs FA KM. >1 ? ND DAY > PROCEEDINGS UK THE M A(* ISTK ATES' COCRT. ? KT il 'L'Si: TtlUOS'iKD WITH sri:< r.iToa.s. frslliiioii)' ot (lie MinUtcr who M?r ricil the l*urllc?. iakkak a:?d miss puts ke<alled. \ BK KASTPIX IDENTIFIED. M W W1TM SSHS AND FCRTHER DEY EL< iPMEXTS The morbid appetite for details of crime and horror which has ever been known to exist in the public mind was never more evinced than during the progress of the i?*r?\stiMg tii.il now being conducted by -'ice Nettle.-. J.vcry day seems to add 1 the number of those who throng the it-room and lis ten through long hours i unweariid and unflagging interest to slow t?'>tim<>ny ot reluctant witnesses the persistent objections of indefati i? counsel. (>n yesterday, long betore t appointed hour, the crowd tilled the and anxiously waited tor the com ment of the trial. 1 actually at 1 0 o'clock the justice took -eat, and the examination of the wit tor the Commonwealth was imme i", iy resumed. Dr. W". F. Farrar was tir?t recalled. In ir, !> t ? questions propounded by the pri - counsel, he said : i repeat that I c the murdered woman died from ition produced by the pressure of . :> upon tlie throat. Tiiere were con ? made by a blunt instrument, possi i lSt or a round stie'e, in the abdotni . ? . ns, on the thighs and arms. Tlie w .'!?? were Rot of such a character as to i in ? to s:ippoce that a rape had been i inittC'1 or attempted. A t*. ! tin* conclusion ot' Dr. Farrar's evi ? < :i~i(loral?lo delay vva.s oeeu^ioned I v t tardiness of the witnesses whom the i rt proposed n?;xt t<? hear. I ???'.. \Y . A. Haynhain was at length : ii, ard testiticd : 1 remember marry /.in 1* Kmily Pitts and Mr. Phillips, !?} M i nted himself as being from >? (.oiMity: 1 am not sure that the ac 1 i- 1 1 ? ? man whom 1 married; 1 do ??in. MiUT the exact date of the mar. ? . 1 i' was between the 10th of April 1 ' of September; it was certainly ?.g it at period, for there was at that t ? ? .i suspension of the duties of the trie n urt, and 1 married the par : icr .t p M init from the provost mar .1; J have tried my best, but cannot ? : r t ie discrepancy between my ite and the marriage license; that ?? it - was given under a requisition ?? ?irii'ary; 1 write such a miserable I t : it Jnh/ might, by the clerk, have i taken tor Mat/ ; Phillips to'id me ?it hi> i '.her owned a timber farm in .t ry, from which he had been .?u ! v the army; 1 have known Kmily !1 lit* r li??, but cannot identity the ]: ::>?! a> the man w hom 1 married. M:>. Matilda Waddell testified: I am ? ?p ? r ot the Virginia House, on (trace ??et. 1 knew the prisoner in a business way while he was in Mr. Yarborough's re, on Sixth street. This was last inner. I do not remember the exact 1-ut think it was in February thu j u-. dcaine to my house one Saturday ? >?" ng at about ;> o'clock, and stayed un v ;nday evening, lie had a lady with ai, who called him her husband. 1 did ti' t hear him call her his wife. 1 had a '1 deal of conversation with her, but > ? r y little with him. She told me t v'nel Johnson objected to the intro ?1 1 t; ?ji ot a conversation which passed ' 'tween the witness and an absent person - it occurred in the presence of the piisoner. llo hoped that the Common wealth was not so hungry for a victim as ' to set aside the most palpable and latiiental orinciples ol the law of the k,?t ' -ionel Voting urged that he bad shown James .1. Phillips and Emily Pitts ? re married, ami that they thus lived to i"-r. He had traced them from Kssex to tins city, ami here the wile dis Everything hearing on that dis ? ; ; a;anre should he heard ; we must get ? vry word which shows the relation of the i>< 1 to his wile, and though he did not ?w what were the remarks which the ? itiif.sN was about to reveal, he insisted '?'-a- they should he received. 1 ie Court decided that the point was Wrli taken, and the witness resumed : J >aw Phillips and wife at tea on Satur > evening, after they had been out. She v'" I the had been sick, and had been ???"'liged to stop in a store, and was therefore Jat?- at tea. The next morning we had to Nl ii?] her breakfast up to her. I did not Phillips tl at morning, nor until dinner "U Sunday. Wo diue between 1 and 3 ? clock. Mrs. Phillips was better at dinner. .She staid in the loom with me until 5 o'clock in tho afternoon. I did not *ee Phillips any more. M i s. Phillips, while we > >t together, said : "There is Jeter now," '1 went out to meet him. I did not see him unveil alter J passed him on the porch just after dinner. Mrs. Phillips told me that her husband said that if it did not rain he wa.? going to take her out in the country to see his brother. She had said the same thing on Saturday. About fifteen minutes aftt-r she went out to meet Mr. Phillips I went out too, and found Mrs. Phillips walk ing up and down th? porch. She hacPleft her bonnet on the cent re. table in the parlor. I did not see her again after I saw her on the l tout porch. She said Phillips's brother h?<d two or three miles out. I missed ^is. Phillips in an hour after 1 saw her on the front porch. They did not bring th*;ir 'J*Kgage to my house, but said it was in the depot, and that he could not get it until Sunday morning. He didn't take any formal leavo of us, and did no* say a word to mo about going, nor did he pav the board bill. Mrs. Phillips was about medium height, thin and pale, with light hair, which was cut short. She wore a purple calico dress and dark sacque. The dress had a small figure, but I did not notice it particularly. Tier hat was of white straw, and was trimmed with blue ribbon. Cross-examined by Mr. Spalding : ' After Mrs. Phillips went out it was about fifteen minute* beforo I saw her again on the front porch. I noticed her through the parlor window. I walked around the house for a short time? about half an hour? and when I returned she was gone. They camo to my house on Saturday at about half-past 10 o'clock. I should know the lady again under any cir cumstances. She was rather above than below the medium height. I don't know who was the woman found on Drinker's farm, uor whether Jeter Phillips killed her. Mr. George Turner, sworn: Jeter Phil lips lived with mo several months during the year I860; this was, probably, in the fall or late in the summer, lie left mo late in the fall, and was for awhile in the grocery business, and came again to live with me on the 3d of April. lie was also with me during the woek that the body of the murdered woman was found. On the Monday preceding the tinding of the body he was at my house. I don't know whether he came on Sunday night or Monday morning. He went away to Chesterfield to a place called River View, where Dr. Dorset lives, and came back on "Wednesday, lie and my son thought of renting Dr. Dorset's place, but gave up the plan, lie then went to Surry, and returned to my house 011 or about the 1st of April. 1 do not know whether the prisoner went to see the body. When he returned from Chesterlield it was lying in an out-house in my yard. It remained there until Saturday evening, when 1 had it buried. 1 don't know when Phillips's ti unk came to my house, nor how. Ilo came on Sun day night or Monday morning. I don't remember seeing the trunk until he caiue to stay with me in the early part of April. The accused never told me that he was married, and I took it for granted that he was single. I never heard him say any thing about the murdered ^oniau. Cross-examined : 1 have known the pri soner a good many years, lie bore as good a character as any man in the country. My son and Phillips went over to look at Dorsey's farm on the morning that tho corpse was found. 1 did not notice any thing unusual in his demeanor. Questioned by court : I do not know whether Phillips ever resided at liivcr View, in Chesterfield. Cross-examined again : Tho corpse was in an out-house about <in steps from my residence, and Phillips slept at homo thai night. He was on my farm when l.e was arrested. 1 don't know whether he w as in formed that the body had been found, but suppose he was. The body was brought t<> my house in the evening, hist I did not e x amine it uDiil about X o'clock the next morning. 1 thought it the body of a young woman of about twenty. live years of The coroner's inquest was held at Mr. Pleasants's. She wore gaiters and hud a very small toot ; wore a calico dress an i ground-colored or dark gray saojue : also a straw hat bound with blue ribbon. 1 don't know w hat color the lloweis were. I delivered all the clothing to the coustfl ble. Think 1 would identify the dies-. It was purple ealieo with a small white ligure and a smaller black one. Two pieces of ealieo were then shown tho witness, and he promptly picked out a piece cut from the dress of the deceased, which corresponded exactly with the scrap brought by Miss Pitts and exhibited by her as a piece of the dress which her sister had on when she left home. Witness continued : The deceased had gray eyes. She had been dead probably two or three days. Her right collar-bone was broken. Leaves and dirt, clasped in her left hand, betokened a struggle. I went out in the woods with the deputy sheriff'. 1 found 110 footsteps except in the road, nor did I see any tracks of a vehicle. Phillips returned alone on Monday. He had been to town for my daughter, but said it was so wet she declined to come. He went to town again on Tuesday : don't know exactly wheu he returned, but was certainly there Wednesday night. Dr. W. F. Farrar recalled : I saw the dress on the body of the deceased. It was neat new calico, w ith >uiall white and black ligure. The lady was neatly but plainly dressed. She had probably been dead three days. George Turner, Jr., testified : I do not remember on what day the prisoner came to my father's in February last ; I saw him several times before, and was with him all day the body was found ; I saw him at the post-ollice a few days before the body was found, and made arrangements with him to go to look at Dorsett's farm ; I had not seen him before for several months, but did not a.sk him where he had been ; J pro posed that we should rent the farm ; J saw him on Monday, and met him several times at Sadler's restaurant; I don't know at what time he left town on Monday, nor whether any one left with him : j on Wednesday 1 saw him again at Sadler's, but didn't ask him how he came to town ; on Thursday he rode to town on horseback, and we left lor Dor ' set's at about 7 o'clock in the morning. We didn't see the Doctor, and didn't like ' the farm. The subject was never re uewed between us. We reached our fa ther's at about dark on Thursday night, and J heard of the finding of the bpdy as soon as I entered the h use ; but don't know whether Phillips heard of it. J ai rived a few moments before the body came. Don't know whether Phillips ever saw the corpse. Two colored men and .Mr. Pleasants carried it in while I held the caudle. Phillips was in the house. We both came to Richmond on Friday, and he stated that he was going to Surry or. Sa turday morning. I cannot swear that Phillips had a wife, but had received some intimation to tlmt effect, llad never mentioned the matter to him. ] had known the prisoner for twelve ftr eighteen months before the mur der. ile aluays demeaned himself a- a single man. Cross-examined : 1 saw Phillips about the middle of the week before the body was found. I did not notice anything un common in his deportmeut on the night that the body was brought to our house. On the Monday previous I saw him at the brick-yard in Kichiuond. Dou't remember that uny allusion to the dead body was made by Phillips on any occasion. It was talked about by the family at supper on Thursday night. I don't remember whether he .said anything about the matter either then or on the next morning. I never noticed any peculiarity about his character at that or at any other time. Albert Turner testified : Mr.- Phillips came to our house on Sunday the 24th of February, between breakfast and dinner, and remained with us that night. 1 had not seen him before since December 1800, when I met him in Kichinoud. At about noon on Monday he went to Richmond in a buggy, and returned that evening at about dusk. He stayed with us that night, having returned ftloo* in the buggy. (Jo Tuesday ho left again, but I don't know how, n<>r at what timo% i I was with the cart when the dead body was brought to our house. Phillips was [ thero a short time after, if not at the time. I The murder was the principal subject of conversation at the supper table, but I do j not remember whether the accused took part. I did not know that Phillips was married, and had never heard him speak about it . There was a rumor to that ef fect. On Sunday, when he arrived at our house, lie went up immediately to his bro ther's room. Mr. Young : Whose brother? Colonel Johnson. ? A brother of Mr. Phillips married Mr. Turner's sister. Witness resumed : Phillips did not bring his trunk down himself ; but it was brought down in a cart by a negro boy named Robert Bigger, who is employed by my father. The cart was sent up to bring down some Hour, and the trunk was brought back with the flour. Cross-examined: I did not notice any peculiarity of manner in the accused on the day that the body was found. I had never noticed anything suspicious about the trunk until the day that the officers came. I had frequently seen it open on Sunday morning. I neve. saw the pri soner have a pistol, and don't think that he owned one. When the trunk was opened by the otlicersl saw butone piece of female ap parel. When I went in the room I found no one in there but Detective Knox and Jeter. Phillips had showed them the way to his room. There was a pistol iu the room. I had loaded it a long time before, but found, before Jeter came "to live with us in April, that some of the barrels had been fired oil, | This was before the body of the woman ' was found. I asked who lired it, and Jeter told me that he did. After this I cleaned it and put it in the desk in Phillips's room. It was a 44 six-shooter," or, as we called it, a 44 pepper-box." George Turner, Sr., re-called: This pis tol had been about my house for nearly a year, and was kept in an unlocked desk. I never saw Jeter have it in his possession. Mis- Koxana Pitts recalled: My sister wore when she left home a gold breastpin. Objected to by Mr. Spalding, who ar gued that the corpus delicti must be proved before such evidence could be introduced. Colonel Young thought the objection hardly worth notice, lie wished to show iirst what the lady had on when fhc went away, with a view of connecting her with the dead body. The prisoner's counsel desired him to invert this order. He be lieved the objection to be utterly invalid. Mr. Johnson sustained the point made by his associate in some extended remarks, but tbe*<'ourt deciding against them, Miss Pitts resumed : The breastpin was of plain gold with a bunch of fruit. The catch had been broken and a needle bad been substituted for the pin. A little pewter was also on the pin, where 1 hillips> had attempted t<?mcnd it. Randolph K. Pleasants sworn : I was a , member of the coroner's jury which sat ( upon the body of the woman found on i Drinker's farm. 1 took a plain gold , breastpin from the body by direction of j Justice (i. D. Pleasants, who acted as cot - 1 on' r. 1 came to Richmond with it, and | while in the city lost it. It was a plain j <f.,;,l breastpin (cith a bunch ot yrapesupoi i | it. 77 ? /'< <ras a m rdte \rh> rc the pin should j b'orp bet,), and a hole had been bored in the \ ?fold b'i the sid?' qi the pin and Utcre ictrt a\ ftic drops of lead on it. Cross-examined: I agree with Dr. lar-| rar in stating time the woman had proba- i biv Ikoii dead l?oo" three days when hei body was found. When 1 lirst saw lier I she was lying outlier face, and I supposed her to be about fifteen years of age, but .afterwards concluded that she must be between twnty and twenty fee. I think 1 j could recognize her dress ; it was a dark calico. [A piece of Mrs. Phillips's dress was here identified an ol the same matcnal j as that worn by the deceased.] 1 he bod) , was not swollen when I first saw it. l[|e nose was bruised, if not broken, and the face was bioody. There were tiugcr marks upon the throat, and a pistui wound was , found on the head. | jyjrs# Jeter being sworn, testified that she was present when the dead body | was brought to Richmond, and tore on a ; piece of the dress. She also cut oil a lock of the woman's hair, and preserved them both. These were presented to the court, and it was discovered that the piece of the dress corresponded exactly with the scrap brought from home by Miss Pitts. Cross-examined i I reside on Marshall i street in this city. I came down to see, the body because I understood that it was the body of Miss Kd wards, whom it did | greatly resemble. I thouglit when i saw the corpse that it was tho boily of Miss Edwards. The woman seemed to ' he about twenty-six years of age. Her hair was cut short, especially behind. She had a very well-formed hand, foot, and an kle. The lady did look something like Miss Koxana Pitts, and very much like j Miss Jennie Edwards. (Both of these la dies were present.] I don't know who the lady was, but thought it was Jennie Ed- J wards, i thought that she had Miss Ed wards's hat. 1 said at the time that she had a small foot like Jennie Edwards, but did not recognize the shoes. I thought 1 >ho had one piece of under-clothing like j Jennie Edwards's, as it was worked around the collar with large notches. I noticed that she had on home-knit stockings, which made me doubt whether it was Jennie Ed wards. Mrs. Mary Moore testilied that she was present iu the jail-yard, and examined the body of the murdered woman after it had been brought to town. She, too, had clip ped a piece of the dress, and, producing it, it was found to correspond with the other scraps which we have described, and to which the other witnesses had alluded. Colonel Johnson desired it to be noticed that all this testimony was received under : tho continued protest of tho counsel for J tho- prisoner, lie contended that before j any of this evidence should be heard the connection of the prisoner with the mur. 1 dered woman should be fully proved. His guilty participation in the murder was the question in issue, and it must be proved that Jeter 1'hillips committed the deed. Mrs. Moore's examination resumed ; 1 did not see the dre>s upon the body. The woman was lying iu the coflin, and her dress was hanging at the window. 1 went up and clipped the piece otT. James Templeman testified : I am ac quainted with the prisoner, and he had been tor awhile in my employ. Colonel Johnson vehemently and elo quently opposed the introduction of this testimony, urging that it was entirely ir relavant to prove where the prisoner was one year ago, and expressing tho opinion that the Commonwealth was bringing into a court a lot of Uashy evidence which proved nothing. 11c appealed to his Honor to throw the strong arm of the law arouud a prisoner who could not defend himself from injustice. Colonel Young defended the Common wealth's evidence from the charge of being irrelevant, and stated his reasons for the introduction of Tetupleman's evidence. The Court held that as tho place where he had been living, and what he had been doing, had all been alluded to during the progress of the trial, the question was a proper one. Templeman resumed : Tho accused re mained with me until a day or two be. ' fore Christmas; but I paid him no wages, , as I could not afford it. Ho assisted me, iu return, for bis board, lie left my house the Saturday before Christ mas with the avowed intention of visiting his grandmother, who lived in Goochland county, abont fifteen miles from Richmond. Ho told me he would be back in a few days. I did not see him again until the 18th or 20th of February, when he came in my store. lie was also in the store a few days afterward. He took his clothes away on the 26th. I re member the date, as I sold out on the 25th, and he left the day after, ne said he had been in Goochland to see his grandmother, and in Fredericksburg to sec other rela tives. He did not tell me what he intended to do, and never mentioned his marriage. He always acted as a single man. The question whether he had acted to wards ladies as a married man elicited ob jections from prisoner's counsel. Colonel Young responded by stating that his object was to prove that Phillips had so far con cealed his marriage that he had frequently been absent from his wife, only visiting her at long intervals, and that going now to see her he had palpably misstated his intention. He had traced them to town only a few days before the body was found in Drinker's woods, and that the prisoner had deceived every one with whom he c ame in contact in regard to his marriage. It was now for the purpose of showing whether the prisoner had conducted him self as a married man or not that this vital and important question was asked. Colonel Johnson repeated his protest in the most earnest and excited manner, elo quently insisting that such trilling and irrelevant questions should not bej asked. If the evidence was received, he desired the reporters who were to publish these things to the world particularly to state that, it was admitted under the continued protest of the counsel for the prisoner at the bar. He closed by a stirring appeal to the court, invoking it yet to change its de cision. The witness resumed : I never saw the prisoner with a lady more than once or twice. lie told me at one time that he had addressed a young lady, mentioning her name. I do not remember how we came to talk about it, but he told me in conlidenco. lie told me of a young man and lady who were engaged to be married, and the young man in question had re quested him (the accused) to address tho lady, and he did so merely to oblige his friend. He said also that ho was corre sponding with a young unmarried lady out of towu during last fall. While he was with ine he always acted like an unmar ried man, but conducted himself very pro perly. He told me after he had taken his clothes away that he was staying with his uncle. When ho tirst came to town, on the 18th, he told me that he had just ar rived from Frcdericksburg. I saw him frequently between the day that ho catne and the day on which he got his clothes. Cross-examined: Phillips always bore an excellent character while with me. He was instrumental in my going into busi ness, and we expected to go into it to gether, but were disappointed in getting the money, lie said he had visited the young lady with whom he flirted both during and since the war. 1 thought him perfectly trustworthy, or I would never have kept him iu my employ. The prisoner looked steadily at this wit ness during the whole time, scarcely turning away for an instant. The Court adjourned at half-past o'clock P. M., after a sitting of over eight hours. The examination will he continued at 10 o'clock this morning. Several wit nesses for the prosecution are yet to he called, and we learn that fourteen have been summoned for the defence. Ri:i;isteiun<i in* Moniior Wxnn? Books Closed till Next Week.? Tho work of registering voters in Monroe Ward conti nued till 1 o'clock yesterday, and at the close the aggregate number registered was 101(5 blacks and 8&(i whites? majority of blacks, K50. The books will be closed un til Monday nest, ai:d will be again opened on that day, and kept open on Tuesday and Wednesday. There are yet several hun dred white perbons in the ward entitled to be registered who have not done so. Let them all record their names during the three remaining days. Registration* in IIexrico.? Up to the b<>ur of closing hst evoninsr, the registra tion in the second magisterial district of Henrico stood : Whites, 70 ; colored, G. The hooks will be kept open to-day and to-morrow. Sai.e of Real Estate. ? Messrs. Lee & Goddin, auctioneers, sold on yesterday a lot on the southeast corner of 13road and Fou shee streets, witli frame dwelling thereon, having a front of 27 feet on Hroad street, and running within parallel lines on Foil shoe street 1 01 1 3 feet, for #2,;j00 cash. Purchaser, Mr. Isaac Newman. Purchasing in a Vert Distant Mar ket. ? A Liberian merchant is in this city baying tobacco for that distant country. His name is Daly, a colored man, who emigrated from Kichmond many years ago, and by industry and unusual intelligence won a place among the lirst citizens of the Republic of Liberia, lie has with him two rings manufactured of Guinea gold by the untutored savages of the interior of Africa, which, remarkable to say, have the signs of the Zodiac engraved on them. Mr. Daly, after the transaction of his business in this country, returns to Liberia, of which Republic he gives a glowing account. The Merrimac Gun. ? We mentioned a a few days since the arrival of a schooner from Norfolk containing a lot of iron from the wreck of the ram Merrimac, among which was a large Confederate banded rilled gun, which was bursted when the ram was blown up oil' ('raney island on the 10th of May, 18(12. The gun has since been landed, and will be taken to the Tredegar Works, where it w ill most pro bably be rolled into railroad iron or made into cooking utensils. ?? IU tii under* sheok the mighty deep, Auil there (should be its grave.'' Portrait ok Jid?;e Lyons.? The nu merous friends of our late eminent and estimable fellow-citizen Judge William 11. Lyons w ill be gratitied to learn that a One lithograph portrait of him,of nearly life-size, and taken from an admirable likeness, will be finished by Mr. Charles L. Ludwig and be ready for delivery on Wednesday next. Copies will be for sale at the lithograph establishment of Mr. Ludwig, corner broad and Ninth streets, aud at Messrs. B. T. & L. E. Franck's, 7i)4 Main street. Agricultural.? We are requested to say that Wood's Improved Self- Raking Reaper will be at work at the Falls Planta tion (Dr. S. D. Drewry's) every day this week, where persons interested in such machines are invited to examine its per formance. It is believed by many to be the most perfect machine of its kind. Thanks. ? Mr. George Gift'ord, pilot of the steamer John Sylvester, will accept our thanks for Norfolk papers in advance of the wails. Other "Local Matters" an 4tl? Fog*. ! TELEGRAPHIC NEWS. It EG I ST It A TIOX. IMPORTANT CABINET DECISIONS. FOR MILITARY COMMANDERS. TTatoivgtox, Jane 20. ? The conclusions of the President and Cabinet in reference to the interpretation of the military recon strnction laws are stated in the following proceedings, which are published by per mission of the proper authority. In Cabinet, June 18, 1567. ? Prpsent : The Pre sident nnd Secretaries of State, Treasury, War, Navy, Postmaster -General, Attorney. General, and the acting Secretary of the In terior. The President announced that he had nnder consideration the two opinions from the At torney-General as to the legal questions ari sing upon the acts of Congress commonly known as " The Reconstruction Acts" ; and that in view of the great magnitude of the sub ject, and of the various interests involved, he deemed it proper to have it considered fully in Cabinet, and to avail himself of all the light which could be afforded by the opinions and advice of the members of the Cabinet to en able him to see that these laws were faithfully executed, and to decide what orders and in structions are necessary and axjmlient to be given to the military commanders. The Pre sident said further that the branch of the subject that seemed to him first in order for consideration was as to the instructions to be sent to the militarj' commanders for their guidance and for the go idance of persons of fering for registration. The instructions pro posed by the Attorney-General asset forth in the summary contained in his hist opinion will therefore be now considered. The summary was then read at length, and each section was then taken up, con sidered, and voted upon. 1. The oath prescribed in the supplemental act defines all the qualifications requisite, and every person who can take that oath is enti tled to have his name entered upon the list of voters. All voted aye except Secretary Stan ton, who voted nay. 2. The Hoard of Registration has no au thority tn administer any other oath to the person applying for registration than this pre scribed oath, nor to administer any oath to other persons touching the qualifications of the applicant or the falsity of tin- oath so taken by him. Xo prov ision is made for chal lenging the qualifications of the applicant or entering upon any trial or investigation of his qualifications either by witnesses or any other form of proof. All vote aye except the Secretary of War, who votes nay. As to citizenship and residence. The ap plicant for registration must be a citi/eu of the State and of the United States, and must be a resident of the county or parish included iu the election district, lie may be registered if he has been such citizen for a period less than twelve months at the time he applies for registration ; but he cannot vote at any elec tion unless his citizenship has then endured to the full term of one year. As to such a per son the exact length of his citizenship should be noted opposite his nameon the list, <o that it may appear on?the day of election upon re ference to the list whether the full term has been accomplished. Concurred in unanimously. 4. An unnaturalized person cannot take this oath, but an alien who has been natural ized can take it, and no other proof of lu> naturalization can be required from him. All vote aye except the Secretary of War, who votes nay. No one who is not twenty-one years of age at the time of registration can take the oath, for he must swear that he lias then at tained that age. ' Concurred in unanimously. I f > . N'o one who has been disfranchised f?'? i participation in any rebellion against the I uited States or for felony committed against tlie law of any State or of the I'nited States an take this oath. The actual participation iu a rebellion or the actual commission of felony does not amount to disfranchisement. The ??.rt of disfranchisement here meant is that which is declared by law passed by competent authority, or which has been fixed upon the criminal by the sen tenet' of the court which tried him for the crime. No law of the United States lias declared the penalty of disfran chisement for participation iti rebellion alone, nor is it known that any such law exists in either of these ten States, except perhaps Yir ginia, as to which State special instructions Will be given. All vote aye except the Secretary of War, who dissents as to the second and third paragraphs. 7. As to disfranchisement arising from having hold office, followed by participation in rebellion. This is the most important part ot the oath, and requires strict attention to ar rive at its meaning. The applicant must swear or affirm as follows : " That I have never been a member of any state Legislature, nor held any executive or judicial otlice in any State, and afterwards engaged in any insurrection or rebellion against the I'nited States, or given aid or com!': rt to ;he enemie. thereof, that 1 have never taken an oath, as a member of I 'ongress of the United Slates, or as an officer of t !?*? I'nited States, or as a member of any State Legislature, or as an executive or iudi i ial officer of any State, to support the Consti tution of the I'nited Slates, and afterwards engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the I 'nited States. or given aid or comfort to the en emies thereof." Two element? must concur in order to disqualify a per-on under these Clauses. First, the ollice and official oath to support the Constitution of the Uniteed Slates. Second, engaging afterwards in Rebellion, both muat exist to work dis qualification, and must happen iu the order of time mentioned. A person who has held an office, and taken the oath to support the Federal Constitution, and has not afterwards engaged in rebellion, is not dis qualified. So, too, a person who has engaged in rebellion,, but has not therefore held au of fice and taken that oath, is nut disqualified. All vote aye except the Secretary of War, who votes nay. 8. Officers of the I nlted Slates. ? As to these the language i? without limitation. The person who has at any time prior to the re bellion held any office, civil or military, under the I'nited Slates, and has taken an official oath to support the Constitution of the United States, is subject to disqualification. Concurred in unanimously. ?J. Militia officers of any state prior to the rebellion are not subject to disqualification. . All vote aye except the Secretary of War, who votes nay. l'?. Municipal officers ? that is to say, officers of incorporated cities, towns, and villages? ?Uvh a0 mayors, aldermen, town couucilmen, police, and other city or town officers, arc not subject to disqualification. Concurred in unanimously. 11. Persons who prior to the rebellion have been members of the Congress of the raited States or members of a State Legislature are subject to disqualification; but those who have been members of conventions framing or aineuding the Constitution of t lie State prior to the rebelliou are not subject to disqualifi cation. Concuired in unanimously. 12. All the executive or judical officers of any State who took an oath to support the Constitution of the United States are subject to disqualification, including county officers. They are subject to disqualification if they were required to take us part of their official oath the oath to support the Constitution of the United States. Concurred in unanimously. 13. Persons who exercised mere employ ments understate authority are not disquali fied, such as commissioners to lay out roads, commissioners of public works, visitors of State institutions, directors of Stale insti tutions, examiners of banks, notaries public, toinmlaesiouers to tak acknowledgments of deed*. Concurred in unanimously, but the Se cretary of State, Secretary of Treasury, and Secretary of War, expressed their opinion that lawyers are such officers as are disqualified, if they participated in the rebellion. '?Two things must exist as to any person to disqualify him from votiug: first, the office held prior to the rebellion ; and afterwards participation in the rebellion." 14. Au act to fix upon a person the offence of engaging iu rebellion under ibis law tuusi be an overt and voluntary act, done with intent to aid or further the common unlawful pur pose. A person forced Into the rebel service by conscription or nnder a paramount au thority which hp could not safely disobey, and who would not have entered such service if left to the free exercise of bis own will, cannot be held to be disqualified from voting. All rote aye except the Secretary of War, who rotes nay, u the proposition is stated. 15. Mere acts of charity, where the intent is to relieve the wants o'f the object of such charity, or not done in aid of the cause In which he may have been engaged, do not dla> qualify; but organized contributions of food and clothing for the general relief of persons engaged in the rebellion, and not of a merely sanitary character, but contributed to enable them in their unlawful object, may be classed with acts which do disqualify. Forced con tributions to the rebel cause in the form of taxes or military assessments which a person was compelled to pay or contribute do not dis qualify ; but voluntary contributions, even such indirect contributions as arise from a voluntary loan of money to the rebel authori ties, or purchase of bonds or securities cre ated to afford them means of carrying on the rebellion, work disqualification. Concurred in unanimously. 16. All those who in legislative or other official capacity were engaged in the fur therance of the common unlawful purpose, where the duties of the office necessarily had relation to the support of the rebel lion, such as members of the rebel con ventions, congresses, and legislatures, diplo matic agents of the rebel Confederacy, and other officials whose offices were created for the purpose of more effectually carrying on hostilities, or whose duties appertained to the support of the rebel cause, must be held to be disqualified ; but officers who during the rebel lion discharged official duties not incident to war. but only such duties as belong even to a state of peace, and were necessary to the pre servation of order and the administration of law. are not to be considered as thereby en gaged in rebellion or as disqualified. Disloyal sentiments, opinions, or sympathies would not disqualify; but where a person has by speech or by writing incited others to engage in rebel lion he must come under this disqualification. All vote aye except the Secretary of War, who dissents to the second para graph with the exception of the words 41 where a person has, by speech or by wri ting, incited others to engage in rebellion, he must come under the qualification." 17. The Duties of the Hoard Appointed t? S>i' peri nte iv I the Election. ? This board, having the custody of the list of registered voters in the district for which it is constituted, must see that the name of the person offering to vote is found upon the registration list, and if such proves to be the fact, it is the duty of the board to receive his vote if then qualified by residence. They cannot receive the vote of any person whose name is not on the list though he may be ready to take the registration oath, and although he may satisfy them that he was unable to have his mime registered at the pro per time in consequence ol absence, siukuess, or other cause. The board cannot enter into any inquiries as to the qualifications of any person whose name is not ou the registration list, or as to the qualifications of any person whose name is on the list. Concurred in unanimously. 1$. The mode of voting is provided in the act to be by ballot. The board will keep a re cord and poll-book for the election, showing the list of voters and the persons elected by a plurality of the votes cast at the election, and make reiurns to the commanding general of the district. Concurred iu unanimously. l!?. The Hoard nppointed for registration and for superintending the elections must take the oath prescribed by the act of Con gress approved July 1S62, entitled " an act to prescribe an oath of office." Concurred in unanimously. In Cabinet , June 20, l8f>7.? -Presen : Tthe same Cabinet as on tho l*th, except the acting Se?i*etnry of the Interior. The President announced to the Cabinet that alter full deliberation ho concurred with the majority upon those sections of the summary upon which the Secretary of War expressed his dissent, and that he concurred with the Cabinet upon those questions approved by unanimous vote ; that as it appeared that the military com manders entertained doubts upon the points covered by the summary, and as their action hitherto had not been uniform, he deemed it proper, without further de lay, to communicate in a General Order to the respective commanders the points set forth in the summary. From Wafthinirtoii. Washington, June 20.? The President leaves for the North in the morning. Prominent citizens of New Orleans tele graph the President urging Mr. King, of the Times, for the Mexican mission. General Longstreet has been pardoned. Tho Russian treaty has been officially promulgated. A Husband Kills his Wife's Para mour. Washington, June 20.? Close relations between Thomas S. Smoot and the wife of Ilenry Johnson wore interrupted to-day by the injured husband, who shot Smoot twice in the head. Smoot died in hall* an hour. Theatre Burnt-Nix Penona Killed by the Falling Walls. Philadelphia, June 20.? The Varieties Theatre was burnt last night. The au dience, which, fortunately, was small, escaped with a few bruises received in crowding out. Subsequently the falling walls killed six certainly, and probably moro, whose bodies are yet in tho ruins. Fatty Stewart, oue of the proprietors, is missing. The Accident at the Varieties Theatre. Philadelphia, June 20. ? Thirteen are dead and thirty wounded from last night's lire. Explanation front Cleueral Hi cities. Charleston, S. C.f June 20.? General Sickles has issued an order explanatory of certain paragraphs of Order So. 32, chiefly with regard to the suppression of distille ries. Kegintration In Naranaah. Savannah, June 20.? Registration will open in this city on Monday. The Wilmington (X. i.) Collector's Case? Rain. Wilminoton, N. C., June 20. ? The case of Colonel Foster, the collector of customs, has been postponed by the court till Mon day, at the request of the special agent sent at the request of Foster to investigate his affairs. It continues to rain, to the great detri. ment of the crops. The Cable All Klght. New York, June 20.? A special to the Herald, from Heart's Content, says the old broken cable has been spliced, and is again all right. Emigrants to Mouth America. New York, Jnne 20.? Venezuela ad. vices report the safe arrival at Guayma of a schooner laden with emigrants from Wll mington, N. C. Latest from Mexico? tiaata Aaaa Captured and Baaiahed. Nrw York, June 20.? The Times has the following from Mexico : Santa Anna landed at Vera Crnz on the 4th, but was com | pelled to reembark. He then proceeded I to Sisal, wbare he was captured by tU THE DISPATCH. TERMS Of AJUV1RT1H1WO: JJW OS# 9 W Oaiaiun, two Insertions IS Opt aqaart, Uirss laMfUdOS Iff ??? aq un, aix lOMItfOM ? m I ??a equr*. ttr?lT? tBMftlOM. IN I & laosg. JJ J OMiqun, ???? 2 M OMiquN, Ihiw aiarti "" Liberals, tried bj court-martial, tad f ea tenced to be banished on the 8th. No farther particulars of the afidr had bees received. Cover urmrorLS, Juae li^A collective note from the French, Rosses, Praaian, and Italian Governments was pieeeafed to the SnHaa last Saturday, urging a tmpC11" tion of hostilities in Caadla, sad recom mending that inquiry be made tato the grievances of the Cretans, to be oood acted by a joint commlaskm to be appointed bf the great Powers and the Saltan. Lojtdov, Jane 20 ? Noon. ? Consols, 94&. United Statea bond*, 73. Liverpool, Jnne 10 ? N oon .? Cotton tending downward; uplands, 11 ,%d. ; Or. leans, 11 *?d. ; estimated sales, 8,000. Pork, 74s. Beef, 132s. 6d. Tallow, 43s. 9d. Liverpool, Jane 20?2 P. M. ? Cotton declined %\ middling uplands, 11^. Lard declined 3d. Liverpool, June 20? Evening. ? Cotton continued dull, closing at 11^ for uplands, and 11% for Orleans. The iMrkeSu New York, June 20? A. M. ? Stocks heavy. Gold, 137^. 5-20's, '02, coupons, UOj^'. Flour 25c. lower. Corn 102c. lower. Pork lower, and quoted at $20.60 6920.65. Lard dull at 11^0j2|?c. Whisky quiet. Cotton quiet; middling uplands, 27c. Freights quiet. New York, Jane 20? P. M.? Flour dull and declined 25050c. Wheat declined 305c. Corn dull and declined 2c. Cot ton easier ; sales 1,000 bales at 26^. The "Worlo" ik Trouble.? We re gret to say that the Dawes whose name la signed to the following singularly polite paper is not the Congressman from Massa chusetts : Ship Dover Castle, January 13. Mr. Alfred Dawes begs to inform his friends at 23 Kast Cliff, Dover, that the ship is abont to go down ; he begs that his friends will pay all his bills, and trusts that Nora will get over it in time. The ship is two days' sail from the Line, out ward bound. Anybody who gets this will oblige Mr. Dawes by patting it In the Times newspaper. And now, as I have not much longer to live, believe me, yonrs, A. Dawkh. Down in Richmond they have a new idea in photography, which Is to take the head of a lady in the midst of the petals of any kind of a flower ? a rose, tulip, or lily. The profile appears almost smothered in a beautiful and highly.colored flower, with a long stem attached, and it looks as na. tural as if it had grown there. We sug gest this style to H. G. ? World . A farmer in Marion county, 111., sold his entire crop of strawberries, ofT forty acres of land, delivered to parties in Chicago, for $50,000. Eight thousand perfect sheets of sixty four pages each r. re printed in one hour on a press in the Government printing-oillce in Washington city. The Christians or Disciples of Washing ton city are about to erect a new, large, and handsome church. Isaac Newton, Commissioner of Agri culture, is dead. A machine in Chicago makes 44,500 bricks per day. Wines, Liquor h , <?r. T *G. WKL8H, 'J. 41 BliVIK 8TRIIT, MEW YORK, offers for sale In original package (In bond or dulypuid) a fine aaeortnient of genalne old Ma deira. Bherrjr. and Port Wines, Including tonio of J. Howard March & Co. 'a old stock of "Grapa Juio< " and Sarelal Madeiras of tba vintage# IMS and ISM. Alao, a variety of low jrradaa of Sherries, Ma deira, and Port, of hta direct Importation from Spain ana Portugal. Keftro, by paiiniulon, to Maaara. B. A. Lancaa t>-rliCo. Ja U? Jin CONSTANTLY RECEIVING AND BILLING, Gibson's celebrated XXX an<l XXWblskl**, Fine old Apple Brandy, Albany Cream Ale? barrel* and half barrel*. ALSO, a floe fctock of Old Wliiaklee, Brandies, Gins, Wines, Ac., Ac., as well a* a lower grade of the same. HBRRY MILLBR M CO., 1501 Main street opposite M. Charles Hotel. P. K? Strictest attention paid In filling order ? from country merchants. je II A~LE, XX AND XXX.-Ju?l inHtore Oil consignment from the brewers a superior ?LI at prices that cannot fall to please. WOOD* FaYAREBD, je 11 N<>. Fifteenth street. H ILL A REILLY. AGENTS FOR CLAOETT'S SOPBKIOR CRBAM ALI AND POBTBB, No. Ml BROAD STRUT, OPPOSITE THEATRE, keep constantly on hand ALB And PORTBR by the barrel, half and quarter barrel, and br the bottle. A Leo, STOCK ALB, ten yean old. This ale and porter Is reeouimended by the most eminent pbysiclane of the city, and la con sidered the finest brewed In the United l Mates. my ? U TAMES RIVER STEAM BREW ?J BR T- A LB, PORTIB. AND LAG BR BBBR.? We are prepared lo furnish theee article* at lower price* and of a* food quality a* Any, whether do* msstlc or imported Order* can be left with A. T. Brona * Co., who are oar aotborUod i|uk lor the aala ol omr gooda In Rlehaood. la * ? t* BBTB. TPIMOUNO A BBTBR Jewelers, Ac. TUNE 18, I??7. OPBNINO THIS WBEK AT NOWLAV ACO.'S, a maanlfl*evt seaortinent of rich JEWELRY, WATCHES, AMD 8ILVBRWARB, fr??h from the factorleeof Karoo* and Aaserlea. LADIES' SBTS OP PINS and BARKiN OA? the latest sty lee. DIAMONDS, P1AKLB, BMBRALDB, and other precions stones. BLBiiANT WATCHES, with all tbe Improved at tach menls. hUPBRB LIONT1NB CHAINS and PINB. DIAMOND BNOAOBMINT and PLAIN GOLD WEDDING RINGS. CARD-CA4B8. HANDKERCHIEF . HOLDBRS, and a great variety of beantlfnl Jrbskntatiob GOODS. An endleaa variety of BTKRLINOSITBBWABB In cases, at trlcee ss low aa any booee In New York or Philadelphia. Call and exasaino at NOWLAN A CO. S, corner of Main and Tenth street*. j4 10 above tbe poet-ogee. V^O. 211.?' TO THE IAPIEH. I would respectfully eall tbe attention of tbe In. dlee and tbe public generally to ay large aad well selected stock of HAIR GOODS, which 1* now ready for Inspection, conalatlng In W ATBBFaLLB, FRIZBTTBS. Ac., which I will sell at tbo loweet caah prtoea. I have also received new pattern* of HAIR JEW BLRY, and aa prepared to make and repair any. thing In that line. Nothing but tbe beet gol4 will b# need for mount ing tbe aaiae. Profoundly thankful for tbe liberal patronage bestowed on me heretofore, I hope, by atrtet atten U? U>b?.lw* Je 11 botwaen Soeood and^ftfrl. TOHN H. TYLER * CO.. ?nwmpn O to Mitchell * ryUt, "ELtSTfe "ft; rnond, Va., ruapeeUa) Aoft? .^5 attain ?try ?suhllabasente, and to S33?fajSidgfc ffesdustf .xsrm