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vob daily. ne year B 00 Six months 3 00 Three months . 1 60 .applied by carrier at 12 cents per week FOB WEEKLY, hree months H x months 85 ne Year a 1 50 for tri-wef,kly. Six months , ...... 2 00 One year ,., 4 00 EVANSVILLE DAILY JOURNAL MORNINGS EDITION. AIM hK11M.il! HAifcS J 1IA1LI Business cards (5 lines or leas), one year.....$l! " " " Six months .. 7 W " " three ... 4 5 Ose sijnsre (10 lines or less) one insertion... 75 ' " three " ... 1 25 " one week.. 1 75 ' " one month...... 5 SO IN WEEKLY. One square, one insertion . ....... 1 00 For each subsequent insertion 50 Special Notices retained on Inside of paper, will be charged 20 per cent, additional on above rates. VOLUME XVI. EVANSVILLE, INDm MONDAY, OCTOBER 26. 1863. ESTABLISHED, 1831 SADDLERY. RKMOA AL. jlHE UNDERSIGNED FIF.M HAVE BE J. moved their Saddlery establishment to the Corner of Main and Second Street, in the room oc epied by Fred. Krone, deceased. C. WOLFF & J. KROEPSCH, axcfactobkbs or ai dealkbs in Saddles, Harness, GO LARS, &c, &c, Main Stree , Cor. Second, (Store formerly oceuppied by Fred Krone.) 99.A1I orders attended to with dispatch Work wnrntuted. uovlft-ly W. r. COKWIN. i. . MWiite THE NEW FIRM. ' E, THE SUBSCRIBERS, WHOLESALE Manufacturers of Saddles, Bridles, Collarc, ili ir i, -as, ac. desire to inform the public that we have largely increased our stock on hand, and by close application ourselves and the employment of soot! workman in our shops, we are aWe to fir - nlsa on short aotles any and all kinds an 1 quanti ties of w-rk to Riiit the trade. Those who will f.iv r u- with call, can satisfy themselves, that Iney procure, at lower prices, good sulwtan hi',. Gtscy ana -lur thlc work of ns than th.ycan itiivficr..' t-lse. (and fsr better than 'be Eastern Tiie meinix-r .,: tiie tiroi boiusj practical work-.i--. thantaaVsea, sulondliis; personally to all r- . :li pi-n'iiptfit., c ,r and drp:itch. doVr- :ii : . n0" li.-!l rttel m tyk o 6 nil .i 1 . : 'V.rk -iv.. hctier aat-isfajjtiou to :' . :i.iitg . f".i 'Undent If will S to I I ni I- al sie for tlsMasaelves irei i. i -N where. -;.-ir.- nu i.ui-n-' Street, above Inn Sls-rwool : .. Imteuea r'!rs: ..! becotisl jttfsts.'Ko. :tl ''. Imrautso all we sell. W F. 0 KWIX A Cm. . '"X l' iULB IS ' . id Jaddlerj Hardware. .: A I S "! RBJCT, : rr,,B. JKIilASA. !' i.KTED MY AUBAsKi- v t PCnrdpncii and Ainertcan minir - ;r .i direct ?npply of all goods in f:y irn ' " ! io offer inducements that can not Cul r- tike tutfirest of all engaped in the bti.it hs-.- - m - rrtel. ... e in . le, Springs made ofc ae best Stl Bands, enameled ai' all kinds of Leathb. Cloths, Lininir3 for Carriages , v'arniiihes, Castings of all kinds; MHf si ddle Trees, English Bridle Leathers , . Bits, firnip, Ppnre, Hames, line Silver, oi all kinds; Jenny Lind Oig Trees ; -;inf Pads ; Taylor's Patent Iiamee; Fly - . Sh&i T'.ireads: Horse Blankets; London th Webs, American Girth and Rein 1 -. t-,rh cotton and worsted ; Lon don Welt Skins, asnperior article ; T . ry ; Gutta Percha and Brass rtned Hartengai Rings; iinperier Kerseys fer llorse Covers , the best quality of Carriage Bolts ; Patent Gig Trees, Ac, Ac., fcc, &e. i kuep in fact everything appertaining te either ' ranch of the business, and understanding bth branch thoroughly, we would respectfttlly write r.r attention before purchasing elsewhere. T am aan Agent for Ward's Patent Spring Sa SEGARS, &c. IBOEDER fe LEMCKE, WltOLrSALE ! a r.vSS IN C'igars, Smoking, Chewing Tobacco, Snuff, Pipes, &c. Ev'AHSVILLE, IND. : li-tve tit)vr, tuitt viU kei-it, uti band a complete ... wcli Hwrtrrt stock "f CiGAHS St vrOBiCCO, lii'.: b.iilE TO THE PUBLIC LOW FIR CASH. rjo :'. ers wiilltndit totheir interest to call and isr.iio nir prices. We are enabled to sell to ; hem as low as nny liuoee in the Yv'est. nv-.i.vw ' flOHROElJKR A LEMCSK. OOTS & SHOE W. H. WALKV.R. DE C. EVANS. WALKER & EVANS Retail Dealers Kaclnsively in B00TS&SH0ES No. 81 MAIN STREE1, Evansville, Ind. We devote our whole time and attontion to the 3oot and Shoe Trade Exclusively Consequently can give yon better bargains thast ;lii)e whoare " llallhliui. " in B.ots and Shoes in cuttnectioa with other businecis. Citjr and sep5-ly County Orders taken at par for Uoods. STGVE WORKS. v.. BR'.NRMF.Yr.B. A. HKLSUHG SOUTHERN STOYE WORKS. BRSNKMEYER & CO., Manufacturer of StOTM, Hollow Ware, Iron Halllngs, House, Fronts, Verandas, italeonies, Castings In General, UDrrBt, TIN AND SHEET IKON WABE.ic Koom Main Street, opposite. Cotrt ttuuse. "Vssssssirj Near the Mouth of Pigeon Creek EVANSVILLE, IND. ORDERS 30LIfnrD.-e my NOTICE. (;1T1 K Or THE EVAN9VILLE OAS UUHT COMPANY, October 1. T HUE ANNUAL ELECTI-N K-K J g mi I BasttsssH BsBsS. w y "tsgizricnBr j ssssT- THE Directors of this t'ompany will lc held Monday, tuo Ah dai oi Uctobor, 1863. BOOTS & SHOES. It? . m : ... : A N D y SHOE HOUSE. MAIN STREET, Are again in Market with the largest Stock of OOOL GOODS, . GOOD, for we sell j that kiml of Stock), to be j rouns in any House or our & , j " ' r" "- :t(juaintaTice Past or West, i'licv wo;v iioujrht for ('ash lit- - firm who Sjiencls thfi reatei pari Of llis ! 5 J SOsst i for that express lrpossS Vifh niaiiv years ".qierieiaice in the lousiness, we flatter ourseWes that we niuierstand it well, and with facilities at our command, we Oan. .xa.c3L Will Sell Goods as cheap as any Jobbing House in the coun try, we care not where that House may be located ; if in the East, we will add trans portation. We would re spectfully call the attention of the trade to an examina tion of our Goods. We like to sell good woods ; they speak for us whereever they go. MOEGrAlf, HEAD & CC " HAT HOUSE It is not a mooted question that 3103 GAN, READ & CO., TSTo. 63 & ixx Street, Have the Largest and Hand somest stock of H 4 T S To be found m any one House in the West. Men's, Boy's and Children's Hats of every Fashionable style in vague either East or West. Men's Black and Colored Fur and Wool Dress Hats. Men's Black and Colored Fur and Wool French Hats. Men's Blactand Colored Fur and Wool J Planter and Planter Hats. Men's Black and Colored Fur and Wool Burnside, Monitor, Cochran, &c, Hats. Men's Plain and Colored Leghorn aud Straw Hats. Men's Panama & Palm Leaf Hats. Boy's Fur and Wool Hats, (great variety.) . Boy' Leghorn, Straw and Palm Leat Hats. Children's Fur, Wool, Leghorn, Straw and Palm Leaf Hats. ij sl--s i iosjtabial The above Stock has just been : purchased directly fit the Manu-facturci-b u!' Ki-w England for ! CASH, at few rigures, and we will I ell as low as any jobber East, P? .abooTV ' y$be',A lis uii- - transportation added. Call and examiue our Goods before buying. No trouble to Bhovv goods. MORGAN, READ & t . M c. es), '.fi 1oi j NOTICE. j Wt KS. -BiSNHNM TSTil, A LAPY KHOJl rniany, celebrated by lu r skill a plivei- ciauforall kinds of diseanea, is prepared to give, j to every sick person, mlormatiou on Hie origm. r.'Xar.i k many " uc; ! aforesaid information tnno- "my uy exam- M V vry Wtc.v..: n ; The Doctres is at her office, in Id.ss.sng, near Cbrie Miller's. Hoars for consultation from J to ' 1J o'clock a. in. and from '1 to 5 o clock p. in. seuio-sw on mm. m t 1., PUBLISHED BY JAMES EL MrNEELY. F. M. THAYER. JNO. H. McNEELY. UMDE& TUB FIB.X Or TBI Evans ville Journal Company. Journal Building's, LOCUST STREET, BETWEEN FIRST AND WATER. MONDAY OCTOBER 86 Reply of President Lincoln to the Missouri Delegation. Instruct tons to Oen. Schofleld. Address of C. D. Drake, Chahman ot the Delegation. TO THE RADICAL. I XIOX MSN OF MISSOURI. It becomes my duty as Chairman of the Delegation from Missouri, which re cently visited the city of Washington, to confer with President Lincoln in regard to Missouri affairs, to lay before you his reply to the communications submitted by the Delegation to him ; which reply is hereto subjoined. It came to my hands on the 19th inst, and would have been immediately published, but that I felt it incumbent on me to accompany its publication ' with some remarks ; which 1 have not until now had time to prepare My remarks will be such as seem to me justified by the occa sion. They will be dictated by no spirit of disrespect toward the President, per- sonally or orlicially. A nerusalof tiie President's letter will satisfy you that, except in a single point, the visit of the Delegation to him has failed, for the present, to attain its ob jects. This will be ;i vource of rejoicing to our adversaries, ;'.s it be ot regret to you, and to all men of unconditional loyalty in the country. Nothing was more manifest to the Delegation while in Washington, than that the sympathies of the unconditional Unionists of all the loyal States were en listed on our behalf. We were recogniz ed as the representatives of the true Union party of Missouri ; and will be so recognized hereafter by the whole body of such Union men as have swept Con servatism and Copperheadism from the face of Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Iowa, and will in due time perform the same glorious work in other States. Had nothing more been effected by our visit to the seat of Government, this were a cause of present congratulation, as it wiil bsjif future advantage. Though the President has not judged it expedient, under all the circumstances, to meet the wishes of those in Missouri, whom, in our interview with him, he ex pressly recognized as the party upon which he must mainly rely for the sup port here of his Administration ; yet that recognition by him may be expected to bear fruits in future which will probably compensate for present disappointment We gave him an appropriate opportu nity for signifying that he was in accord with the Radical Union sentiment which is everywhere rising, and will be the con trolling force in the elections, State and National, in 1864; but he declined to embrace it. This, however, should be no discouragement 10 us, or to any who think with us. The safety of the country is in that Radicalism which would strike at the rebellion witn every avauaDie means, and which deems it indispensable to the overthrow ot the rebellion to de stroy utterly its sole cause and life the institution of Slavery. The loyal peo ple of the land are rapidly embracing that great truth, and he who rejects or ignores it will live to see and regret his mistake. That the President should have virtu ally adhered to Gov. Gamble s adminis tration, notwithstanding our representa tions, does not greatly surprise me. I could not overlook the important fact that two members of his Cabinet were avowedly our opponents, and that their presence in Washington abides, while necessarily ours could be but transient. Their influence has doubtless triumphed for the time ; but it is a short-lived tri umph, even if continued to the end of the President's official term. Before that time the people will have pro nounced their verdict In the trial which is to precede its rendition, it is yojr duty and mine to perform our parts steadily and manfully, unrepressed by present failure, and unawed by official opposition, however potent In connection with the remark of the President concerning General Schofield, it is due to myself and to the Delegation, and necessary to the truth of history, that I should make an explanatory state ment The President notices certain charges against General Schofield, which may thus be enumerated : 1. Imbecility; 2. That General Schofield. on purpose to protect the Lawrence murderers, would not allow them to be pursued into Mis souri; 3. That General Schofield has pur posely withheld protection from loyal people, and purposely facilitated the ob jects of the disloyal. When I say to you that no such char- j ges were made, either in the address of the Delegation, or in the letter of their j Executive Committee, (both of which have been published.) and that I heard ; no such charges made by any one in our interview with the President, you will understand my surprise at his reference j to them. For myself, I feel bound in honor to say, thus publicly, that I have j no knowledge which would lead me to make or believe any of those charges. I For what, as a member of the Delega- i tion and the Executive Committee, and I as the author of the address of the for- , mer and the letter of the latter, I felt justified in urging against General Scho- j field, I am responsible; but for no more, i I felt justified in assailing his adminis-. tration of the Department of the Mis- : souri, on the grounds stated in those documents; but not in laying to his 1 charge any of those three enumerated points. And I am unable to say with certainfy whence those charges proceed- ; ed. Of course they we're before the Pres- ident, or he would not have noticed them. You will observe that he refers to four documents submitted to him on the 3d of October. One was the letter of the Ex ; ecutive Committee ; the others were ! statements made out by subcommittees ot the Delegation, from three Congres- sional Districts, and supposed to embody . merely representations of the condition ; of things in those districts; at least, that was the object of the Delegation in au- thorizing their preparation. Those three I documents were not submitted to the Delegation or the Executive Committee One of them I read; the others I did not. That which 1 read contained no the I charges of the above description. 1 am, : therelore, led to the conclusion that those J&gg were ombracd in one or the other of the papers which I did not read. jf so tie author of the paper containing ! , '. , .. them is alone responsible for them. In like manner, the point concerning I . " . . the removal of Colonel Dick as Provost Marshal General, and the appointment of Colonel Broadhead in his place, was not referred to in the address of the Del egation or the letter of the Executive Committee; and must therefore have been contained in one or the other of the statements prepared by sub-committees. I regret that the charges contained in those statements were made, for they were selected by the President as the points to be answered, to the almost en tire exclusion of those urged by the Del egation and the Executive Committee. You will observe that his letter does not meet the grounds which we presented in those papers. It is, in fact, more re markable for what it does not say, than for what it says. It is equally remarka ble for an apparent want of appreciation of the true posture and needs of Missouri affairs. We stated to him that a pro-slavery policy dominated in Missouri, and that Gen. Schofield had made himself a party to that policy; but the President did not see it, though his hope of support for his Administration is in those with whom is the anti-slavery sentiment of the country. We set forth that General Schofield had identified himself with Governor Gamble's pro-slavery administration; but the President did not heed his friends on that point, though he had yielded to the demands of those who are in reality, and will ere long show themselves to be, his opponents, and removed from this De partment General Curtis, who would not identify himself with that administra tion. We represented that General Schofield had shaped his policy to conform to Gov ernor Gamble's pro-slavery conservative ' views; but the President does not reply to that, though General Curtis was dis placed in consequence of his refusal to suffer Governor Gamble to shape his policy. We-alleged that General Schofield had subordinated Federal authority in Mis souri to State rule; and we gave the evi dence of it in his General Order No. 39, of August 27, 1863, wherein he, in effect, admitted the necessity for obtaining Gov ernor Gamble's permission to enlist men into the Volunteer service of the United States out of the Enrolled Missouri Mili tia a force of State troops embodied without authority of law; but the Presi dent ignores the point, though one of the prominent causes of the array of Gov ernor Gamble's whole power to procure General Curtis's removal, was that offi cer's decided and proper refusal to recog nize that force as one to which he should commit the protection of Missouri. We claimed that Missouri was as much entitled as any other State to be protect ed by the National arms, and that neith er law, justice, nor equity demanded that the burden of protecting her should be thrown upon her people and her treas ury; but the President thinks our de mand very extraordinary, and asks whence the National forces are to come, and whetner they shall be withdrawn from Banks, or Grant, or Steele, or Rose crans; though there does not appear to have been any serious difficulty in re cently detaching a large body of troops from the Army of the Potomac, to en force the draft in New York, even while that army faced the greatest army in the rebel States. In this connection let it be said, that there is probably not a Radical Union man in Missouri, who ob jects to Missourians being employed to protect their own State. The objection is to their being compelled into service as a State force, and subjected .to the command of pro-slavery men, and used for the advancement of a pro-slavery policy. We asked the President not to allow the Enrolled Militia to be supported at the expense of the United States, be cause it-was odiously conscripted into the service without lawful authority ; because its existence is a hardship to the loyal men of Missouri ; because its aid in carrying out the measures oi tne Department Commander in some points, against disloyal persons, had been de nied by Governor Gamble's order ; and beeause the power in Governor Gamble's hands of appointing the field officers of that force 13 used to prescribe Radical Union rai'U, and appoint in their places men of doubtful loyalty, and in some instances, men who, iu the form er stages of the rebellion, were violent secessionists; but the President in his letter does not deem these points worthy of remark. We declared that from the day of General Schofield's accession to the com mand of this Department, matters have grown worse and worse in Missouri, till now they are in a more terrible coudition than they have been at any time since the outbreak of the rebellion ; but this does not seem to have arrested the President's notice. And finally, we entreated him to ob- serve what our MidtVtS -nundantly showed that in our ill-. a:.-' J,tate the conflict is between LoyaKy and Disloyal- tv that everv Radical Union man is wholly and truly loyai, woue me great mass of the Conservatives are, and have been from the rise of the rebellion, no toriously disloyal; but even that does not challenge his attention, so as to lead to a reference to it in his letter. Thus it is shown that the material noints nresented bv the Dek-jration and J . I T 1 " I . . 1 . Executive Committee were passed by, j and the case, apparently, decided in ref- erence to matters not urged by either. The only point in which our mission was successful, is that of the order of the" j President to Gen. Schofield concerning j elections in this State; which you will have noticed, with gratification, has been complied with, by the issue of Gen- ! eral Order No. 120. It is only justice! to General Schofield to say, fiat he is- j t sued that order after a conference with ' a committee of Radical Union men, in the course of which he manifested every disposition to do everything in his legiti mate power to secure a fair election, i Readily adopting a suggestion from them, aud afterwards adding an addition- ' al safi'sruard. which had not occurred to them. This result, of itself, compensates for the visit of our Delegation to the President. Radical Union men of Missouri, the case is before you. You have done your duty in the premises, and though you have not gained all that you hoped, there is no occasion to despond. Your cause is just, in the sight of Heaven and of men, and must be upheld. Great princi ples like ours never die. All that is needed to vindicate and spread them, is brave, earnest, and patient hearts, and stern, resolute will. The issue is upon us, and must be met. Again and again I urge you to realize that it is between Loyalty and Disloyalty. With the most solemn earnestness, I invoke every man who loves his country, hates trea son, loathes traitors, and abhors Slavery as the 9pring, and life, and power of the r- .jeiuon, to penorm uis wnuie uuij- m tl is great juncture of our affairs. On tiie. third day of November, let every such man devote himself with all his might to the great cause of his country and freedom, and the setting sun of that day will see the power of disloyalty final- ; i ... , l If! '. lv and utterly broken in Missouri. C. D. Drake. St. Louis, October 22, 1863. THE PRESIDENT'S LETTER. Executive Mansion, 1 Washington, October 5, 1863. j Hon. Charles D. Drake and others, Com mittee : Gentlemen: Your original address, presented on the 30th ultimo, and the four supplementary ones presented on the 3d instant, have been carefully consid ered. I hope you will regard the other duties claiming my attention, together with the great length and importance of those documents, as constituting a suffi cient apology for my not having respond ed sooner. These papers, framed for a common object, consist of the things demanded, and the reasons for demanding them. The things demanded are First That General Schofield shall be relieved, and General Butler be appoint ed as Commander of the Military De partment of Missouri; Second. That the system of Enrolled Militia in Missouri may be broken up, and national forces be substituted for it; and Third. That at elections, persons may not be allowed to vote who are not enti tled by law to do so. Among the reasons given, enough of suffering and wrong to Union men, is certainly, and I suppose, truly stated. Yet the whole case as presented, fails to convince me that General Schofield, or the Enrolled Militia, is responsible for that suffering and wrong. The whole ... can be explained on a more charitable, and as I think, a more rational hypothe sis. We are in civil war. In such cases there always is a main question; but in this case that question is a perplexing compound Union and Slavery. It thus becomes a question not of two sides merely, but of at least four sides, even among those rho are for the Union, say ing nothing of those who are against it. Thus, those who are for the Union with, but not without slavery those for it without but not with th"ose for it with or without, but prefer it with, and those for it with or without, but prefer it with out. Among these again, in a subdivision of those who are for gradual, but not for immediate, and those who are for imme diate, but not for gradual extinction of slavery. It is easy to conceive that all these shades of opinion and even more, may be sincerely entertained byhonest and truthful men. Yet, all being for the Union, by reason of these differences, each will prefer a different way of sus taining the Uuion. At once, sincerity is questioned, and motives are assailed. Actual war eoining, blood grows hot, and blood is spilled. Thought is forced from old channels into confusion. Deception breeds and thrives. Confidence dies, and universal suspicion reigns. Each man feels an impulse to kill his neighbor lest he be killed by him. Revenge and r.4.i;;on fallow. jv.nd o.lt tins, as be fore satd, may tro nonest men only. .But this is not all. Every foul bird comes abroad; and every dirty rep tile rises up. These add crime to con fusion. Strong measures deemed indis pensable, but harsh at best, such men make worse by mal-a (ministration. Mur ders for old grudges, and murders for pelf proceed under any cloak that will best cover for the occasion. These causes amply account for what has occurred iu Missouri, without ascrib ing it to the weakness or wickedness of any General. The newspaper files, those chroniclers of current events, will show that the evils now complained of were quite as prevalent under Fremont, Hunter, Halleck, aud Curtis, as under Schofield. If the former had greater force opposed to them, they also had greater force with which to meet it. When the organized rebel army left the State, the main Federal force had to go also, leaving the Department Command er at home, relatively no stronger than before. Without disparaging any, I af firm with confidence, that no Command er of that Department has, in proportion to his means, done better than General Schofield. The first specific charge against Gen eral Schofied is, that the Enrolled Mili tia was placed under his command, whereas, it had not been placed under the command of General Curtis. The fact, I believe is true; but you do not point out, nor can I co"hceive how that did, or could injure loyal men, or the Union cause. You charge that upon General Curtis being superseded by General Schofield, Franklin A Dick was superseded by James O. Broadhead, as Provost Marshal General. No very specific showing is made as to how this did or could injure the Union cause. It recalls, however, the condition of things, as presented to me, which led to a change of Command er for that Department. To restrain contraband intelligence and trade, a system of searches, seizures, rrmits, and passes, had been introduced, think, by General Fremont. When General Ilalleck came, he found and continued this system, and added an or der, applicable to some parts of the State, to levy and collect contributions from noted rebels, to compensate losses, and relieve destitution caused by the rebel lion. The action of General Fremont and General Halleck, as stated, consti tuted a sort of system, which General Curtis found in full operation when he took command of the Department. That there was a necessity for something of the sort was clear; but that it could only be justified by stern necessity, and that it was liable to great abuse in adminis tration, was equally clear. Agents to i execute it, contrary to the great Prayer, 1 were led into temptation. Some might, ; wkile others would not resist that temp- j tntion. It was not possible to hold any tsj a very strict accountability; and those : yielding to the temptation would sell permits and passes to those who would pay most, and most readily for them; and would seize property and collect levies in the aptest way to fill their own pockets. Money being the object, the man having money, whether loyal or dis . loyal, would be a victim. This practice . doubtless existed to some extent, and it ; was a real additional evil, that it could ; be, and was plausibly charged to exist in greater extent than it did. When General Curtis took command of the Department, Mr. Dick, against whom I never knew anything to allege, had general chafcre of this svstera. A controversy m regard to it rapidly grew into almost unman3geable proportions. One side ignored the necessity, and mag- mhed the evils of tiie system; wniie tne other ignored the evils aud magnified the tipcossitv: and each bitterlv assailed the 1 motives of the other. I could not fail I to see that the controversy enlarged tn ; olentlv by others. In this you have a the same proportion as the professed Un- discretion to exercise with great caution, ion men there distinctly took sides in ! calmness and forbearance, two opposing politieal parties. 1 ex- j With the matters of removing the in hausted my wits, and very nearly my pa- j habitants of certain counties en masse, tience, also, in efforts to convince both and of removing certain individuals from that the evils they charged on each other TrDrQ 1 1 1 V i ( i n f ,n (h. AaaA n i. rl nAiiM tint were inherent in the case, and could not be cured by giving either party a victory over the other. Plainly the irritating system was not ; to be perpetual ; and it was plausibly : urged that it could be modified at once with advantage. The case could scarce ly be worse; and whether it could be ' madeetter could only be determined by ! a trial. In this view, and not to ban, or brand General Curtis, or to give a vic j tory to any party, I made the change of ! Commander for the Department I now learn that soon after this change Mr. Dick was removed, and that Mr. Broad head, a gentleman of no less good char acter, was put in the place. The mere fact of this change is more distinctly complained of than is any conduct of the new officer, or other consequence of the change. I gave the new commander no instruc tions as to the administration of the sys tem mentioned, beyond what is contained in the letter, afterwards surreptitiously published, in which I instructed him to act solely for the public good, and inde pendently of both parties. Neither any thing you have presented to me, nor any thing I have otherwise learned, has con vinced me that he has been unfaithful to this charge. Imbecility is urged as one cause for removing General SchGfield, and the late massacre at Lawrence, Kansas, is pre sented as an evidence of that imbecility. To my mind, that fact scarcely tends to prove the proposition. That massacre is only an example of- what Grierson, John Morgan, and many others might re peatedly have done on their respective raids, had they chose to incur the per sonal hazard, and possessed the fiendish heart to do it The charge is made that General Scho- fiolH en mmnso tn mn ast tan .nwronpp murderers, would not allow them to be pursued into Missouri. While no pun ishment could be too sudden or too severe for those murderers, I am well satisfied that the preventing of the threatened remedial raid into Missouri was the only safe way to avoid an indiscriminate massacre there, including probably more innocent than guilty. Instead of con demning, 1 therefore approve what I un destand General Schofield did in that re spect The charges that General Schofield has purposely withheld protection from loyal people, and purposely facilitated the objects of the disloyal, are altogether beyond my power of belief. I do not ar raign the veracity of gentlemen as to the facts complained of ; but I do more than question the judgment which would in fer that these facts occured in accord ance with the purposes of General Scho field. With my presemt views, I must decline to remove General Schofield In this I decide nothing against General Butler. I sincerely wish it were convenient to as sign him a suitable command. In order to meet some existing evils, I have addressed a letter of instruction to General Schofield. a copy of which I en close to you. As to the " Enrolled Mili-fethaVhlowSwV-wlatlsV-exact value. Let me say now, however, that your proposal to substitute the national force for the " Enrolled Militia, " im plies that in your judgment the latter is doing something whieh needs be done ; and if so, the proposition to throw that force away, and to supply its place by bringing other forces from the field where they are urgently needed, seems to me very extraordinary ; whence shall they come? shall they be withdrawn from Banks, or Grant, or Steele, or Rosecrans? Few things have been so grateful to my anxious feelings, as when, in June last, the local force in Missouri, aided General Schofield to so promptly send a large general force to the relief of Gen eral Grant, then investing Vicksburg, and menaced from without by General Johnston. Was this all wrong? Should the Enrolled Militia then have been bro ken up, and General Heron kept from Grant, to police Missouri? So far from finding cause to object, I confess to a I sympathy for whatever relieves our gen eral force in Missouri, and allows it to serve elsewhere. I therefore, as at. present advised, can not attempt the destruction of the En rolled Militia of Missouri. I may add, that the force beiug under the national military control, it is also within the proclamation with regard to the Habeas Corpus. I concur in the propriety -of your re quest in regard to elections, and have as you see, directed General Schofield ac cordingly. I do not feel justified to enter upon the broad field you present in re gard to the political differences between Radicals andConservatives. From time to time I have done and said what ap peared to me proper to do and say. The public knows it welL It obliges no one to follow me, and I trust it obliges me to follow nobody. The Radicals and Con servatives each agree with me in some things and disagree in others. I could wish both to agree with me in all things; for then they would agree with each other, and would be too strong for any foe from any quarter. They, bow ever, choose to do otherwise, and I do not question their right. I, too, shall do what seems to be my duty. I hold whoever commands in Missouri or else where responsible to me, and not to either Radicals or Conservatives. It is my duty to hear all; but, at last, I must, within my sphere, judge what to do and what to forbear. Your obedient servant, A. LINCOLN. INSTRUCTIONS TO GENERAL SCHOFIELD. Copy. bXECCTlVE M ANSION, Oct. 1, 1S63. Washington, D. C General John M. Schofield; There is no organized military force in avowed opposition to the General Gov ernment now in Missouri; and if any such shall re-appear, your duty in regard to it will be too plain to require any spe ' cial instruction. Still, the condition of : things, both there and elsewhere, is such as to render it indispensable to maintain, I for a time, the United States military es- taoiisumeiu iu mat otaie, us wcu a iv i rely upon it for a fair contribution of i support to that establishment generally. Your immediate duty in regard to Mis souri now is to advance the efficiency of that establishment, and to so use it, as ; far as practicable, to compel the excited people there to leave one another alone. unaer your recesn oraer, winca 1 nave approved, you will only arrest individu- ; als, and suppress assemblies or newspa- : pers, when they may be working palpa- ule injury to tne military in your charge; i and in no other case will you interfere ' with the exnrpftsion of nnininn in anv form, or allow it to be interfered with vi- time to time, who are supposed to be mischievous, 1 am not. now interfering, but leaving to your own discretion. Nor am I interfering with what may still seem to you to be necessary restric tions upon trade and intercourse. I think proper, however, to enjoin upon you the following: Allow no part of the ; military under your command to be en-, gaged in either returning fugitive slaves or in forcing or enticing them from their homes; and, so far as practicable, en force the same forbearance upon the people. Report to me your opinion of the j availability for good of the Enrolled ! Militia of the State. Allow no one to enlist colored troops, except upon orders from you,or from here through you. Allow no one to assume the functions j of confiscating property, under the law of Congress, or otherwise, except upon orders from here. At the elections, see that those, and only those, are allowed to vote, who are .entitled to do so by the laws of Missouri, I including, as of those laws the restric tions laid by the Missouri Convention ' upon those who may have participated i the rebellion. So far as practicable, you will, by means of your military force expel guer-1 rillas, marauders and murderers, and all , who arejknown to harbor, aid or abetJChem But in a like manner yoa will repress 1 assumptions of unauthorized individuals to perform the same service, because un der pretence of doing this they become maiftiders and murderers themselves. To now restore peace, let the military obey orders ; and those not of the mili tary, leave each other alone, thu not breaking the peace themselves. In giving the above directions, it is not intended to restrain you iu other expe I dient and necessary matters not falling wiimu lucir ruu"f. Your obedient servant. A. LINCOLN. MUSIC STORE. WARREN & CONYNGTON'S a a d Bazaar of Fancy Goods. PIANO FORTES, MELODEONS, HARMONI UMS, Accurdeons, Violins, Guitars, Flutes, Clarionets, and everything asnallr kept in Music Stores. The only stock of Sheet Music and Instruction Books For all instruments will be fonnd bore. The very best Italian Violin, Guitar Y"lincollo and Banjo Strings always on hand. Fancy Goods, Toys and V-n.. ,- at Wholesale and Retail. Old Pianos taken in exchange for new ones. Instruments of all kinds repaired and tuned. sep4 No. 1 MAIN STREET, Kvansville. SHIRT MANUFACTORY. J. SMITH'S SHIRT MANUFACTORY, KTo.O Seoond. t, (in brat's block.) SHIRTS MADE TO ORDER FROM MEA9 urment and a fit warranted. A stock o ready. made Shirts and Collars alwayson baud, and at prices that will suit the uurchaser. Tucki and despatch. Thankful for past tivors tht- subscriber respect rally solicits a cuntuance of tiie patronage s. liberally bestowed lor tbn past five years oenw J SMITH DRUGS, &c. WS H. 2. STODDAED, No. 17 Main Street, EVASSVIL' 1XO' IMPORTER, MANUFACTURER, AND De!L" I er in Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, Oils, Paints, Varnishes, Glass, Brushus, Lamps, Dye Stuffs, and all articles usually kept in a first class Drng Store, with a large aud varied assortment of Patent Med. icines and Perfumery, together with every descrip tion of Ambrotype and Photograph Goods, con sisting f Cameras. Chemicals, Cases and frames constantly on hand, and sold at reasonable prices Orders from Merchants and Artists promptly attended to, and forwarded as instructed, a Tre PRINTERS 'AND ""PUBLISHERS. Just received a frsh lot of Wade's Printing- Ink, comprising Book, Card and an assortment of Colored Inks in cans, nc WM. H. P. STODDARD'S. 17 Main strtot. ALEXANDER'S PATENT CEMENT. FOB -V Roofing and Railroad and St amboat pur poses. A very superior and durable article at 17 Main Street. JYK. LYON S PERIODICAL DP.OPS HAVE AJ arrived. Call an4 sr. t a bottle :t 17 Main ' at Street. ""10AL OIL A superior article ; white and near- ( ly innderous, lor sale bv tb gallon or bar rel, at 17 Main street. LAMPS, LAMPS A new sjpply just received, at 17 lain street. BULL'S FAHNESTOCK'S, M. LANE'8 and a variety of other Vei mirages, at the City Drug Store, 17 Main Street. HALLE NBEROER'S FEVER AND AGUR Antedote for sale at 17 Main Street. BRUSHES An endless varietv of kinds and qualities can be had at 17 Ma"in Street. GROCERIES.; PINE APPLES 10 dox 2 lb cans Fresh Pine Apple, 10 " 2 Quart Bottles For sale at ELLIOTT'S FAMILY GROCERY. JELLIES JELLIES C dozen sssorted kinds rbdm Jellies. At ELLIOTT'S Family Grocery. HAMPAIGNE CIDER 8 dozen Quart Bottles Champaiirne Cider. For sale at ELLIOTT'S FAMIL'. GROCRS&. RA1SENS AND CITRON 20 boxes Raisers, 100 lbs Genoa Citron. For sale at ELLIOTT'S r.VMiLY 'iftOCEBY. CtONCEXTRATED MILK -' 4 dozen I !b cans Concentrate Milk. Just received anil f-.r wal- At ELLIOTT'S FAMILY GROCERY. P SINKS 200 lbs Turkish Prunes, 2 dozen Jars Finui-ii I'run-. Fur sale at ELLIOTT'S FAMILY GROCERY PRIME PICKLED PORK 10 barrels choice, for sale at ELLIOTT'S FAMILY GROCERY. SOMETHING si. V 6 gross Mix's l atent Ventilator for C.l Oil Lamps. Witn thi- boroer lid chimney Is needed Call and see afcejfi At ELLIOTT'S FAMILY GROCERY. t 10VFKE Vy 20 I sticks choice Ri" 'offer, for sale a: ELLIOTT'S FA 51 II.Y G KOCKBT . BrSUSUES IU dusea assorted sir - F ratal rlhwlies, 5 .'. LIUir; 4 jn . " asSortrd kind Scrob Brashes, 10 . - -t u SIioi- B-nshee, 2 " Flour Brushe. . Just received aud f r .il at ELLIOTT'S V: MILY GROCERY. , 1," -"HENCI1 MUSTARD 8dov.-n Oetintlte FpMK-b Mustard, for gale At ELLIOTT'S FAMILY GROCERY. NOTICE. To All Whom it May Concern. X'OTICE is hereby givi-u, thstt. petition signed it ny rreenoid cri-wus P: ' .in toirntlmi. Vanderbnrh conntv, Iudiatia. i!l h presented to the Hoard of Coiuuuesiotiei-g of :outity on the first Mouday iu Decern tier aexti nt th.- Court House in Evaiisville. iu said rounty, for tbe ap pointment of viewers to view, mark attd locals a read commencluir :t s foi,:t on tb-y road leading from Fulton Asenne to th- Salt wells, where the diTialnir rantn t-u and 1 eleven int'-rst-c said roaa, and runriTitt thence I 'on the raufte line time nrrh, throaga lathis own-t aud occupied ov Daniel Morgan, 51. P Jones' 1 heirs, E-G. B. Wahlo. Wm. M. John Greek, 1 Jo ,n Whit-h.a.1. Jr. .lobe Shsnk in, Philip 1 Baus hr' heirs, U.o P.. Watk'-t, J. T. Walker, Scract'tn. !. ij I. v ' l Byford, Ij L. Blttrolff, .l it '. .- ' . - it, i tit north st oomamiii eoittli was! .j ,t rr- tion 13, town 15, son: r ne II, -' Bad '" ' north westerly, on t Iu-toad aon ased t. t i-ilv s ' mill, on Pigsoii rrwk, h slsf WI'h of aUnit oik; mile - oclS aw. MEDICAL. B. J. DAY, M. D., PHYSICIAN & SURGEON. EXAMIKIC SURGEON FOR PENSIONARY. OTTICE On Second Street, between Main and Locust. RESIDENCE At- Sherwood House. Evansville, January 6, 183- s. w-Ithompsok, at. d., PHYSICIAN & SURGEON OrriCT a xd Residkscx No. 35 Wiua Stkut (At Dr. Eonald's Old Stand.) EVANS V.I L LE, INDIANA. nov29-ly IVORYTYPES, PHOTO GRAPS AND -Cteirca. Pictures. ALSO, WEDDING CARDS, Mounted in Beantifnl Style, A T Adam's Photographic Gallery. OVER POST-OFICR. PICTURE GALLERY. a sz q co Z W M r 4 b al Ms. Kf M 3 51 w s 2 e- s tn- Q o' s P - 8 9 00 O go I I ft" La I S 3- w 2 S ha W o i-3 2sd fe2 Si 4 8 pr O o p 9 nr. Sri fc-i - 1 2 EB CD q. re - IT'S ti Z 1 3 If IB NOTICE. NOTICE TO SHIPPERS. or Tallow, Lard, Grease & Oils. Th undersigned pay their Particular Attention To the sale of the above articles, and SOAP STOCKS GENERALLY. . iyU-vtfri' rarvaor07 ur and Quick returns Made on very advanced terms. We mail onr Weekly Circular gratis to all sending their address to A BR AM KMGHT & SOSS. 3 Water Street, Bf. Y. City. iylOdtJm VARIETY STORE. PTJSHEE'S VARIETY STORE, No. 20 Main Street, IS THE PLACE TO FIND FAMCY GOODS, Combs, Brushes, Pocket Wallets, Card Oases, Tablets, Scissors. Knives, Watch Keys, Guard I Chains. Thimbles, Needles, Pins, Tap Measures, 1 Beads, Belt Clasps, Goggles, Spectacles. Ther ' tuomctors, French Harps, Pop Gans, Ivory Rat Marbles, Chessmen, Dolls, Corset Clasps, I tics, Penciles, Games, Bobber Balls, Toilet Steel Pe - Violin Strings, Work Boxes, Soap, Jewelr, , "-ther Dusters, Bird Cages, Writing Desks, . ties' Faaer Work and Cbildrens' Carriages, La- wholesale and re Traveling Basket, Ac, e., a. sepil tail. DRY GOODS KEEN & PRESTON HAVE JCST RECEIVED A LARGE AND general assortment of Desirable Dry Goods, Which they invite the "trade" to call and ex amine prices aud qualities; believing, knowing, they can save dealers additional freight and ex peases iu going farther Eastward. janl5 A. C. PUSHEE, CHALEB IN Forefgn & American Fancy Goods, COMBS, BRUSHES, PURSES, WALLETS, Satcbcis. Toilet Soaps Rubber Goods, GAMES, YANKEE MOTIONS, Ladles' Baskets, Chlldi-ena Cabs, &.c. No. 20, Main Street, EVANSVILLE, .... INDIANA dec'23 LAW CARDS. WHF. H. WALKER, Jr., ATTORNEY AT LAW, EVANSVILLE, IND., Ortite on Third Street, octl3-ly Opposite Ccrtrt House. 3 H AISLES DENBlT, Attorney at Law, Has ieeumrd the practice of Law. Office tin Third 'tm-t. litid'Jl. at Hall s Block, up stairs. feb2 -JAM g Attorney RE ID, at v AND C 0 LLEG1IH0 AGENT. OFFICE On Third Strt, third door from Main Street, in the Creaeeat City Bank Building, EVANSVILLE, INDIANA. :,bii-l Jas. T. Walker, JUST! OF THE PEACE AND i . s.geitt for oliCatutug Peustsat, Back Pay aust Douaty H)K Mm UABGKD SOLDIERS AND FOR V th Widows and otW-r U-jjal representatives of bo- who die in the set vice of t!ie Tnlted States. Oflice on the North-West side of Third Street, uear th. Washington Hons, ad nearly opposite theCoaxt llou e, Evans v H e, Indiana. All business utnit--4 torbim will he promptly attende-i t jylS-ly SOAP AND CANDLES.' Xhilip Oeclcei, (SnccMsor to Worker A Kramer). nufacturer of Lard Oil SOAP AKD CA3DIES. Also, an extra rtk-leJ . UNAw, IValers are E Uti.l N E. D -A U OIL n Eositi, So-ia, Ashes, Ai Also Catawba Win raisiiui, iu U&litiai to snit pur chasers, t . ..r. ', i lW sSS gSMBj. Kvs - H.Le lNPlAXA. t" i per Beaotubls la Janao-ly I R Tf LL I 1 NCE OFFICE "pHE UNDERSIGNED HA? OPENED AN I Intelligence OAW on Third Street, four doors weet of the Washington Hotel, where he will glv. strict aud prompt atteotiou to all business in thai tine. JOHN WAYMAN. 7-ltung copy ap!5 oetil jflV. J. taAnuu&tt, rrusiueui.. BHBSssMBssMHaSHHsssVssSHBsqHHssBW