Newspaper of The Chicago Tribune, December 30, 1866, Page 3

Newspaper of The Chicago Tribune dated December 30, 1866 Page 3
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Dl lIGKENS’S IHRISTMAS STORY. Mugby Junction. No. 2 BRANCH LINE, Tnn EXCIKE-DBIVEB. “Altogether? Well. Altogether, ci nce 1541, I’ve killed seven meu aad boys. It ain't munv iu all those years.” These startling words he uttered la a se rious tone as he leaned against the Station wall. He w*a a thicK-aet, rßldy-tiecd man. willi cual-black eyes, tbc whiles of which were not white, but a brownish-yellow and apparently scarred and seamed, as if thev had been operated upon. They were eyes that hed worked hard In tookfiut throuch wind and weather. He was dressed la ! short black pea-jacket and prime white can v.s tro« sere and wore on*WhSd“ flft , b ! ack “P*..There was no sign of levity in look sertoaa even to Md ness, and there was an air of responsibility about his whole bearing which assured me that he epoke in earnest. 1 ca, sir, I have been for, fivc-aud-twenty years a locomotive engine-driver: and In all that time, I’ve only killed seven men and hoys. There’s not many of my mates can eay as much for themselves. Steadiness, sir —steadiness and keeping your eyes open. Is what docs It. When I say seven men and hoys, 1 mean my mates—stokers, pc'tors andwiorlli, I don’t count passengers.” * How did he become an engine-driver? . My father,” he said, “wasa wheelwright in a small way, and lived In a little cottage by the side of the railway which runs be twixt Leeds and Selby. It was the second railway mid down in the kingdom theses ond after the Liverpool and Manchester, where Mr. Huekuuon was killed, as you mae have heard on sir. When the trains rushed by, we young’uns used to run out to look at cm, and hooray. I noticed the driver tnraed handles, and making it co and I thought to myself H would be a fine Hung to bo an engine driver. and have the control of a won derful machine like that. Before the rail way, the driver of the mail coach was the biggest man I kuew. I thought I should Uke to hi; the dnverof a coach. Wc had a picture in our cottage of George the Tnlrd i red Cl n L mixed up the driver m 8 I £? ach “?’ ll , oliad * red coat, too n °oly bad a low-crowned broad-bnmmed hat, which the King hadn’t. Iu my idea, the King couldu’t be a greater man than the driver of the mail coach. I had a!wavs a fancy to be a head man ot some kind. M him I went to Leeds occe, and saw -a man conducting a orchestra, I thought I should like to be the conductor of a orchcs pa. 1\ hca I went homo 1 made myself a baton, and went abont the fielda condoctin-’- 0 orchestra. It wasn’t there, of coeree, but 1 pretended it vas. At another time, a man with a whip aud a speaking trumpet, on the stage outside a show, took my fancy, and I thought I should like to be him. But when the train came, the engine-driver nat them all in the shade, and I was resolved to be a engine-driver. It wasn’t long before I had to do something to earn my own living though I was only a young ’un. Mv father died suddenly—he was killed by thunder and lightning while standing under a tree oat of the ram—and mother couldn’t keep us all. J™ d , a> /f ller . *?. y athcr ’* bttrtal ! walked down to the station, and said I wanted to be a engine-driver. The elation-master laugncd a l it, said I was for beginning early, out that I wes not quite big enough yet. lie ga'e me a penny, aud tola me to go home and grow, aud come again in ten years’ lime, x d?dn t dream of danger then. If I couldn’t be a engine-driver. I was determined to have something to do about a engine: so. as I could get nothing else, I went on board a Xlumbcr steamer, and broke up coals for the stoker, i hat was how I began. From that. I became a stoker, first ou board a boil, and then on a locomotive. Then, after two rears’ service 1 became a driver rn the very line which our cottage. My mother and mi brothers and sisters came out to look at me, the lira! day I drove. I was watchla-' for them and they was watching fi»r me, arid they waved their hands anil fioura’d and I waved my hand to them. I had the steam Z?i l « P ’ ,md W S° ln S at a rattling pace, and rare piond I was that minute. Never was so proud in my life J When a man has a liking for a thine' it *« ftWff ** beln ?? clever. In a very time I Weenie one of the best drived on the 1 UL. That was allowed. I took a pride In it, you sec, and liked it. No, I didn’t know much about the engine scientifically, as you f 3!! it; bu» I could put her to rights if any thing v rut out of gear—that is lo eay. If there was nothing broken; but I couldn’thave explained how the steam worked inside blurting a engine Is jnst like drawing a drop of gin. lou turn a handle and oif she goes • then >ou mm the hand'e the other way, put on the brakes, and you stop her. There U not much more iu It, so far. It is no good t tilLr ,? nd knowin S the principle of the engine inside; no good ataU. Fitters, who know all the ms and onU of the engine! make the worst drivers. . That’s well known! Jhcy know 100 much. It’s jnst as I’ve heard ol a man with regard to Aw inside; If he knew what » complicated, machine ills he would never eat or drink, or dance, or run f!°r fear of bursting some! thing, hj. it 1S with fitters. But us as are ahcad r ° Ulj Buck thoughts, we go ’•But starting a engine’s one thing and driving oi her is another. Any one, a child a most, win tain on the steam aud turn It olf Ei S U n il ain’t every oue that can keep a ciipnent-ll on the road, no more than it am t every one who can ride a horse proper- Ij. It Is much the same thing. If you gal *«? r, p kt °* J fora mile or two you | take the wimTout of him, aud for the next !£ u £« r two you must let him trot or walk. 1 ,' rU l a “Sine. It yon put on too much steam, to get over the ground at the I start, yon exhaust the holler, aud then you’ll bfila m. C T? 1 fresh W buis uj’. Thu great thingmdriving is, logo steady, ih-\ ,-r to let your water get too low "feST il fr lo ° l°J t.-Ji. . J °. u mi ,l “P wliea H’s about h'!* 1 -H soon comes to the boil again , but if youi don’t fill it up until the wa ler s nraily out. It’s a long time in comlngto a p a,,u Another thing; vou should fcpu^-B ’ nulcs * - von are detained ~m. c * I should go uo a Incllae aid down a incline at the same j>ace. Some limcs a driver will waste his steam, and when he comes lo a hill he baa scarcely enough t° drag him up. When you’re in a tram that got* by fits and starts, you may be sureUiat there is a bad drlv**** on the cn gmc. That kind of driving ir.gntcns a pas n.r:, drCadfu L Whcn the train, after rat llirig along, suddenly slackens speed when it ain t near a station, it may be iu the middle Sa ® V ,UU n 1 ’» tllu tblttk there is danger. But generally It’s because the driver has exhausted bis steam. »-*V«1 ro i- Ve l V c B *tehton express, four orfive years bclore I come here, and the annuals— inai is, the passengers who had annua! lick els always said they knew when I was on rJLV Dgme ’ they was n’t jerked. n^.V'Tr’ 3 U^T- 1 to J fia - v 38 ltlC - v came on lo Hi. JP U i rc,r 1 ’ n ». " ho drives to-uav—Jim Mar "h cn , lbc itnanl told them yes, they said. All right.’ and took their seats qmte comfortable. But the driver never hfr *° i V ,u . cll «a shilling; the guard comes m tor a*l laal, and .be does nothing much, lew ever think of the driver. I dare say they i?i u w l ? c train **’ ocs nl,m - of itself; yet if we did n t keep a sharp look-out,knowourdutv. and do It, thev might all go smash at any mo Brighton-in fifty-two minutes. The papers *aiu forty-mne minutes, but that was com ing it a little 100 strong. I had to watch signals ail the way, one everv la-o miles, so ~a . l , m e In - V stoker were on the stretch all the time, doing two things at once—at tending to the engine aud looking out. I’ve driven, this line, eighty-one miles and three-quarters in eighty-six Jiiuutcs. There’s no danger iu speed if yon have a good road.a P9°d engine, and not too many coaches be inpd. No. we don’t call them carriages, wc call them * coaches.’ oscillation means danger. If you’re ever ra a coach that Oscillates much, tell of it at the first station, and get it coupled up closer. Couches when tho’re too loose arc apt to jump, or swing off the rails; and it’s quite as dangerous when they’re coupled up too close. ‘There ought to be just apace enough for the buffers to work easy. Plun gers arc lightened iu tunnels, but there’s less danger, now, In tunnels lhau anywhere else. \\ e never enter a tunnel unless it’s signalled clear. “A train can be stopped wonderful quick even when running express, it the guards act with the driver and clap on all the brakes promptly. Much dc}«ad» niton the guards. Ouc brake behind Is as ijiod as two Id front. The engine, you see, loses weight as she burrs her coals and consumes nor water, but tbe coaches behind don’t alter. »\ e have a good deal of trouble with young guards. In their anxiety to pcriurm their duties, they put on the brakes too soon, so that sometimes we can scarcely drag tbe tram into the station; when they grow older at it they arc not so anxious, and don’t put them on soon enough. It’s no u»e to say. when an accident happens that they did not put on (he brakes In lime; they swear they did, and you can’t prove that they didn’t. * “Do I tliink that the tapping or the wheels with a hammer is a mere ceremony? WelL I don’t know exactly; I should not like to say. It's uot often that the chaps find any thing wrong. They may sometimes be halt asleep when a train comes into a station In the middle of the nlpht. You would be yoosclf. They ought to tap the axle box. but they-doa’u . “Many accidents take place that never **et into the pajvcrs; many trains, lull of pisscn escape being dashed to pieces by next <lour to a miracle. Nobody knows anything about it hut the driver ana ihesioker. I re member yticc, when I was driving on the *' a f* cn J '-‘mtieg. Going rouud a enrre. I suddenly saw u train coming along on the °. f rj * clapped on the break, bn. it was too late, I thought. Seeing the engine almost close uno u m? j cried to my etokcr to Jnmp. He jumped off the caging almost before the words were ont oT-nv mouth. 1 was just taking my h ao d offriie lever to follow, when the coming imin turnM off on the points, and the next InsUnHS? bind coach passed my engine by a shave, it was the nearest touch 1 ever saw. siv Btokcr wa» killed. In another half sceodd | ehonld have jumped off and been killed too What would have In-come of the tram with out u» is more than 1 can tell you. “ There are heaps of ,-eoplc run over that no one e\ur hears about. One dark bight in the B'ack Country, me and my mate felt something n et and warm splash In our Ciee?, * That didn’t come from the engine. Bill,* I said. ‘No.’he said; ‘it's something thick, Jim.* It W 6» hlood. That’s what it was. We heard afterwards that a collier had been mn over. W hen we kill any of our own chap*, wc say as little shoot It as possible. It’s generally—mostly always-thelr own fault. No, never think of danycr our selves. We’re used tolC, youscc. Butwe’re hot reckless. 1 don’t believe there’s any l*dy ot men. that takes' mure p-Idc h\ their work than eugine-drivera do. are as proud and as fond of oar as il they were living things; os j0., t0 0 f them as a huntsman or a jockey *5 oi h.s Ihjjs,.. And a engine has almost as M a *“ )rsc: the’a’x kicker, a Vitt .i r J u rcar<ir . or "bat not, in her wav. iui a fia !lMr on to hit engine, and he wouldu t know what to do with her. Yes, Jinvo*V r, r U ‘: r,ul hunrovcmaais lu engines .ter xmits u vumucrful invention, and yet as thcwii^AV”! urccd ~l|,, the tank, at .. ?*„„ f tb i c f tkousaad gallons a minute, til,,,- “SlmwirtTer’s chief anxiclv Is to ko:n Ims dilrin tWnts mo = l ° r - When felt llnlf 1 1110 Bi'Sklm express, I always I Lad 1 ria ' D e a mee against time, lodnn wa.“ r °/ Ih . c l' acc : »lwt neared was £ d “f 1 « ttin !l 1” to Ike minute, ue Lave to jjive in an account of our time J Tl ’ e r ompauy provides us Tf ltii watches, and we ro by them. B'forc ff i OD . a jonrney, we pass .through a room to be inspected. That's to see if we arc sober. But they don’t say nothing to us and a man who was a little gone might pass easy. I’ve known a stoker that had piwd the Inspection, come on to the engine as .drunk as a fly, flop down among the coals f *} d 5 f c H,-^ Jcrc ** ke a or the whole run’ J had to he my own stoker then. If rou ask me If engine-drivers are drinking’men I ttiat they arc pretty we’ll. ? one half of yon cold as ice* Dm ° r? 0t “ fire » wet onc m| hhte. dry ♦?5 Ter V aan had *» exense for “W 1 B a engine-driver. And yet I don t know If ever a driver goes noon ! his engine drunk. If he was to, th? whS would soon sober him. t» **f *s:?**« engine-drivers, as a body, are the hcallhiast fellows alive; but they don’t InM 1 r Th 2 cauae of tbQt 1 believe to be cold food, and the shaking. By the cold food, I mean that an engine-driver'acTer gets tn* c °tnibrtablc. lie’s never at home w^M dIl V IC 4». When he rtarts away the aret Thing In the morning, he takes a bit of | cold meat and a piece. of bread with him lor 1 cat it in the shed, for be mutn’t leave his engine. KSLi^tJ 101 ? CrsUn(l ho * the jolting and shaking knocks a man up, after a bit. The Insurance companies won’t take us at oral- S7n?p a - > r c ’ re obliged to be Foresters, £Li? ld . F .? end,, » or that fcort of thing, where iJSL 6 !?-? 80 particular. The wies of a ri , Vc .r abont ci Sbt shillings a d . ay • but if he s a good schemer with his coals—yes, I mean if be economises his coals —he s allowed so much more. Some will make from five to ten shillings a week that way. I don’t complain of the wages par ticular ; but It’s bard lines for such as us to have to pay income tax. The company elves an account of dll ourwages, and we have to pay. It s a shame. mH?s r ?£ l i. wUc J l,e r 01ir life at borne, you us to that we don’t seo much of our families. I leave home at half-past seven in the morning, and don’t get back until hali-past nine, or maybe later. The chlldrcnurenot up when I leave, and thev’ve bed .gain before I come horned 1 his is about my day s Leave London at 8:45 • drive four hours and a half: cold enack on the engine step; see to engine; drive back again; clean engine; report mvaelf; and home- Twelve hours’ hard and anxious work, and no comfortable victuals. Yes our wives are anxious abont ns; for we never out vi f ever come rack again. \V e ought to go homo the minute we leave the station, and report our selves to those that are thinking on ns and depending on us; but I’m afraid we don’t always. Perhaps we go AM to the public house, and perhaps you would, too, if von were in charge of a engine all *dar , long. But the wives have a way of Hnfr OV rf of . 0ad t laß out lf all rmbt. They inquire among each other. Have you seen my Jim ? ’ one says! ’No ’ says another; ‘ but Jack see him coming out 1 of the station half an hour ago.’ Then she i knows that her Jim’s all right, and knows where to find him if she wants him. It’s a sad thing when our of ns bare to carry bad ' news to a male s whe. None of us likes that I im a 1 when Jack Davld-re was will*! i w ° r ” his poor mlasua with the news. She had seven children, poor thing, end two ol ’em, the youngest was down with the fever. We got old Mrs! ‘ Pt 7/! d^r T n m f Bc , rnd f e ’ fi “other—^ to break ! mo»*« m* B -‘ t £lie , knew summit was the | matter, the minute the old woman went lu. ’ and. alore she spoke a word, fell down like I as if she waa dutd. She lay all night like - that, and never heard from mortal Ims until 1 next morning that her George waZkmed! : Bat she knew it In her heart. It’s a pitch ; and toss kind of a life ours! , “And yeti never was nervous on a entire but once. I never think of my own llle. ion go in for slaking that, when you begin and you get u«cd to the risk. I never think ol the passengers either. The thoughts of a engine-driver never go behind hiS engine. ; behind ~Pn , ! “I'," 1 :. 0 ," 11 rl g>‘l. the coaches behind Will be all right, a* lar as the driver Is concerned. Bnt once 1 did think of the M - T J lltle £°* BUI. was among • them that morning. lie was a poor little cripple fellow that we ail loved mire nor th© ; «. 1 . i C f 8 . , J >eCaUfc i e bc K" a cripple, and ao quiet ■ and wideawake. He was goingdown to his r aunt In the country, who was to take care of him for s while. We thought the c™ nt £ 1 air would do him good, fdid think there .were lives behind roc that morning; at least i I thought hard of oue little life th’nt V!, ti ml Wi-nm** -0 coaches on; my little Bill seemed to mo to be In everv one of cm. My hand trembled as I turned on the steam. I felt my heart thumpin'* os we drew close to the poiutaman’s box; os we neared the Junction, I was aU in a cold sweat. At the end of the first Oily miles I was nearly eleven minutes behind lime. •What’s the matter with you this morning?’ my w }bJ ypu have a drop too much last night? ‘Don’t speak to me. Fred ’I said* till we get to Peterborough; and keep a sharp lookout, there’s a good fellow.’ I thankful In my life as when I abut otf steam to enter the station at Peter borough. Little Bill’s aunt was waiting for him, and I saw her lift Mm out* of the car nage. I called out 10 her to brim: hi “to i U i e ’ o i , K blm ujK)n the engine and U^Skii?ni b i' twen \ y t,mcs 1 fi,lould thlQk —making him in such a mess with grease and coal dust as you never saw. " “1 was all right for the rest of the lonp. ncy. Ardi do believe, sir. the were safer after little Bill to tons would never do, you see, f„ r engine drlrcra to know too much, or to feel too ranch ” ’ No. 3 BRANCH LINE. TUB COMrENSATIOX lIOUBB. “There's not a looking-glass'la' all the house, sir. It s some peculiar fancy of mv SuThchou J ” ere Un ' i one In aay sln^lo roolu It was ft dark and gloomy-looklng bnlld iog, and Lad been purchased by ibis cornua, ijy for an enlargement of their Goods gta tlon. The value of the house had been teterred to what was popularly called “a compensation jury," and the house was called, in consequence. The Compensation Hinite. It had become the company’s pro j>crly ; but its tenant still remained in nos tceslon, pendioe the comracucemcnt or ac tive building operations. My attention was onylpaliy drawn to this house because It stood directly in front of a collection of hthre piecca oi timber which lay near this partof i l oe, and on which I somcUraes eat for half on hour at a time, when I waa tired by mv wanderings about Mogbv Junction. it was square, cold, gray-looklng. built of roueb-hcwii stone, and rooted with thin slabs of the same material. Its windows were few in number, and very small for the size of the buildins. In the great blank, gray broad aide there were only four windows. The en trance door was In the middle of the house there was a window on either side of i t , and there were two more in the single storv above. The blinds wore all closely drawn uud, when the door was shut, the dreary life or occupation. butlhedoorwas not always shut. Some limes it was opened from within, with a great jingling ofbolts and door-chains, and then a man would come forward and stand 1 upon the dopr-etep, snulilnjr.the air as one might do who was ordinarily’kept on rather a small allowance of that clement. He was stout, thickset, and perhaps arty or sixty years Old—a man whose hair was cut ex ccedingly close, who wore a large bushy Ilf**?’ “P? whose eye had a sociable twinkle in ,t which was prepossessing. He waa dressed, whenever I saw him. In a greenish, brown frock coat, made of some material which was not cloth, wore a waistcoat and trousers oflipht color, and had a frill to his smrt—an ornament, by the wav, which did not seem to po at all well with* the beard, which was continually in contact with it. It was the custom of this worthy person, after standing tor a short time on the threshold Inhaling the air, to come forward luto the I road, and, after glancing at one of the upper • windows in a half-nicchanlcal way, to cross 1 over to the lugs and, leaning over the fence which guarded the railway, to look up and d^. t . Le V DC ( ,l before the house) with the air of a man accomplishing a atlt imposed task of which nothing was expected to come. Tills done, he would cross the road again, and. turning on the threshold to take a final sniff of air, disappear once more with in the house, bolting and elmln.ng the d<*or as if there were no probability of its being reoycned for at least a week. Yet half an hour had not passed before he was out in the road again, sniffing the air and looking up and down the Line as before. It was not very long before I managed to terape acquaintance with this restless per ?. !°??„ fonnd oul that niy friend wlthiheshlrt-frUl was t«.e confidential scr vant, boiler, valet, factotum, what you will of a sick gentleman, a Mr. Oswald Strange* who had recently come to inhabit the house 1 opposite, and concerning whose Ulstorv mv ; new acquaintance, whose name I ascertained wasMaeey, seemed disposed to bo some what communicative. Ilia master it ap pealed, bad come down to this place, partly tor the sake of reducing bis establishment m*t, Mr. Jlasey was swift to Inform me. on economical principles, but because the poor gentleman, for particular reasons, wiahedto have few dependents about him,—partly in order that he might be near his old friend, Dr. Garden, who was established in the neighborhood, and whose society and «d --necessary to Mr. Strange's life. That life was, it appeared, held by ibis suffer log gentleman on a precarious tenure. It was ebbing away fast with each passing hour. The servant already spoke of hfi master in the past tense, describing him to * me as a young gentleman not more than five and thlrty years ol age, with a young •ace, as far as the features and build of It went, but with an expression which had nothing of youth aiiout it. This was the great peculiarity of the man. At a distance bo looked younger than he was by many years, and strangers, at tto time when ho had been used to get abont, always took him for a man of seven or eight and twenty, but they changed their minds on getting nearer to him. Old Mascy had a way of his own of summing up the peculiarities of bis master tWcnt y Hracs over: “Sir, he was « 5 P*? 0 ! and Strange by nature, and i iiicS.niin." ’ ■»I«. 1 bcKlunta S o? tM, pl,ld , *‘-*9* *nab a thing as a looking-glass in all i thchoiuc,” the old man »aid MtanHinV 1 /!*. tide my piece of timber. Bud looktoj .‘iroS j at the house opposite “?Kot “ In *.. thc rilttngrooms, I suppose von mean ?” »- *' J “No, air, I mean sitting-rooms and bed rooms both; there is n’t so much as a ahav- Jrp gloss a» big as the pulm of roar hand anywhere.” ••But how Is It?'* I s'ked. “Whv are there no looking-glasses in any o’f the rcoms?” “Ah, sir!” replied ilasey, “that’swhat none ul tn- can ever tell. There is the mys toiy. It’s just a fancy on the part of my nm-tcr. He bad some strange fancies, and this was one of them. A pleasant gentle man he was to live with, as any servant cuuld desire. A liberal gentlemen, and one £hh JfiS i bUl ; always ready tif.. m.»V d r ?r rd * and a k,Dd deed, 100, for tut matter of tLat. There was not a house Ilred i 5.f p:imh of at *'decree’s (In which wc ured before we came down here.) whero the tenants had more holidays or a better taMc kept; but lor all that he bad bS queer ways and his fancies, as I may call **?“• ai * d tWs *** one oi them. And the KiJi _°J. il » old man went • on; * bc °5 <cn J that rcgulallon-waa enforced, whenever a tew servant was en £ a S cd » and the changes in the establishment it occasioned! In hiring a new servant the 6 tipu , atlon made was that about' was one of mv dalles to explain the thing, as far as It could be ex plained, before any servant was taken Into the house. You’l] find It ao cosy place * I used to say, ‘with a liberal table, gioS wages aad l dc f* °f W*«re; but there’s one tUag 5° u “Jf 1 «P jour mind to: yon must e t 7 tU looking-glasses while you're here, for there Isn't one In the house, and. . s more, there never will be,’ ” he oi.eV^l’Lfk^' 011 ImOW U “ re DCTCr - , ' onl ‘ l 1 * };“> sir! !r jou’d «ecn and hca.call that I’d Been and heard- youcootd haTv- uo doubt about IL Why, only to rnV«» one instance; I remember a particular day -when my master had occasion to go into the housekeeper’s room, where the cook lived, to see; about some alteration that were making and when a prtUy scene took place. The eookpabo was a very ugly woman, and fJJJ? vain—had left a little bit of a looking glass, about six Inches square, upon tbe chimncy-plecc; she had iret ft •wrTQjitous and kept it always locked np; bat Of.? MV 1 °. at ’ being called away suddenly, Khiic titivating her hair. I had seen the giaas, and was making for the chimney-piece f?* 1 “ 1 wnld; but master came in front of it betore I could get there, and it was all ? ver . in , a moment. lie gave one long pierc ing look Into it, turned deadly pale, and seizing the glass, dashed It Into ahundreti pieces on the floor, and then stamped upon the fragments and ground them into powder w *th his feet. He shut himself up fbr the rest ol that day In his own room, first order ing me to discharge the cook, then and there, at a moment’s notice,” pondering an exlra °rdiDary thing!” I said, ‘‘Ah. sir, continued the old man, “It was astonishing what trouble I had with those wonien-beryanls. It wu* difficult to get any that would take the place at all under the circumstances. * What, not so much as a mossnl todoone’s’alratr they would say “* d >fe’ d Co off, ft spite of extra wagw. Then those w.»o did consent to come, what lies ihey would tclL to be sure! They would proles that they didn’t want to look in the glass, that they had never been In the habit of looking in the glass, and all the while that very wench w ould have her lookinir glass, of some kind or another, bid awaV among her clothes up stairs. Sooner or later she would bring ft out, too, and leave KJwW *? me * hcre or other Oust like the cook,) where It was as likely as not that “6 M Bee il * Aud then—for girls like that have no consciences, sir—when I bad can « bt one of 'em at it tg» round as bold as brass*. „,?t. o,r . ? IU * know whether } irtl r K J ,a , ,tcd she’d mj; Just tfJt ll ih , n 1 bc .l n COMldc re<l In hcrwijtcs tbat that was the very thing wnlch die «“• ‘o know while she lived in onr b i A T “ , “. lot ’ Blr - “d the ugly once the vainest. There was no end to They’d have lookioi; glasses In the interiors of their work box lids, where n “J, 10 . impossible that I could And cm, or Inside the covers of hymn books, or cookery books, or in their caddies. 1 recol* * Bly one she was, and marked . with the omali.pox terrible—who was always reading her prayer book at odd times. Some- I ” 1 ?* 1 u*«d to think what a religious mind she d got, and at other times (depending on the mood I was in) I would conclude that it was the marriage service she was studying bnt one day, wuen I got behind her to sTt’ JifT . bU * and behold! It was f k *- ol< | b toryv—a bit of glass, withont a Iramu, jasicncd mto the kiver with the oat* side edges ol the sheets of postage-stamps. Dodges! Why, they’d keep their looking* glasses in the scullery or the coal-cellar or leave them In charge of tbe servants next door, or- with the milk-woman round the corner; but have ’em they would. And I don t niind confessing, sir,” said the old “??’. b . r . iUfiin * his l 0D ff speech to an end tnal it tr<M an inconveniency not to have so much as a .reran to shave before. I used to go to the barber’s at first, but I soon gave that up, and took to wearing mybcaidus mv muster did; likewise to keeping my hair”—Mr. Masey touched his head as he spoke—“so short, that It didn’t require any parting, before or behind.” 4 3 I sat for some time lost in amazement, and staring at my companion. My curiosity was powerfully stimulated, and the desire S .r?r IDore Was TCI T strong within me. * Had your master any personal defect.” I inquired, “which might hare made itdls tlecfed^’’ 0 bim t 0 6ee own lma ge re- , t uo means, sir,” said the Oldman. He was as handsome a gentleman as yon would Wish to see,—a little delicate looking and care-worn, perhaps, with a very pale face, but asfrye from any deformity as you that”** fiif ’ n °* WM not hing of 44 Then what was It ? What Is It?’* I asked, desperately. 44 Is there no one who Is. or has been, In your master's confidence J” “ Yes, sir, said the old fellow, with his 575? turumi? 10 -that window opposite • there is oue person who knows all my master s secrets, and this secret among the 44 And who Is that?” The old man turned round and looked at 1 fcxtdly. • The doctor here,” he aatd. frfrDd *"*“• master’s' • -very old 44 1 should like to speak with this .gentle man.” 1 said voluntarily. b “ He is l with try master now,” answered Jiascy. He will be coming ou' -esenlly. and 1 Hunk I may say he will 1 wer any question you may like to put to ...m” As the old man spoke, the door of the house ojieoeu, and a middle-aged gentleman, who uaittan and thin, but wno luslaometbfng of his Lelpbt by a habit of stooping, appeared on the step. Old Mascy Icit mein a moment, lie muttered something about tak ng the doctor’s directions, and hastened across tbe road. The tall gentle, map spoke/o him lor a minute or two very seriously, probably about the patient np stairs, mid It then seemed to me from their gestures tht I myself was the subject of some further conversation between them. At all i£? Ill * ~ 7 T, ‘S n .° ld Mjsp - V retired Into the house, the doctor came arross to where I was #n< * addrca6ed a very agrees 4‘John Mascy tells me that you are interest ed in the ease of my poor friend, sir. lam now going back to my house, and. If vou I don I: inlnil the trouble of walking with me I shall be happy to enlighten you as fir as I am aide.” 440 I hastened to make my apologies and ex press my acknowledgements, nud we set off together. When wo bad reached the doc tor s house and were seated In his study I ventured to inquire after the health of this poor g« nllctran. 44 1 am afraid there Is no amendment, nor I any prospect of amendment,” sold the doc. I tor. ‘Old Mascy has told yon something of I his strange condition, has be not ?” I 44 lea. he has told me something” I I answered; • anj he sej, yon know all about Dr. Garden looked very crave. “Idon*! know all about it. I only know what hap pens when he conies Into the presence oi a h<'ktaE. g l ass Bnt a. to tte cVcurvatancra which have led to his* being haunted in the strangest lushlon tint I Tver heard of I »*Vi no mwc °f them than yon do.’’ ' 'Haunted?” 1 repeated. “And in the fashion that von ever heard of*” ♦^•£?, ldc . 1 ? t>m VV d at »«>• eagerness, seemed tTcnt on^- LCI thoughts, and presently “I mode tbe acquaintance of Mr. Oswald T. c f, ln «■curiona way. I was on board of an Italian steamer, bound from Cirita Vec «n ?,l' o t,t Ma r C il"? 1,,d bMn travelling « „ ln ' “omibK 1 was shavlntt my- Ir 1’ ‘i- ,"’ Wn ' auddcnly this man e.me behind me, rfanecd fir a moment Into the small mirror Ticfore which I was stand- I f, cd lb "'. wltbont a word of warning. ■ lore it from the naii, and dashed It to nicc-s “ “J His face was at Oral livid P ifth parrlon—!t seemed to me rather the passion lof fear than of anger—hot it changed alter a Sm"?*’ ,ind f l v r (lr med ashamed oi what he had done. Well,” continued the doctor rclapslnc for a moment Into a anile ot course I was in a devil of a raqc!i *** "Il cn, .y?S °“ m r nndcr-Jaw, aid the o . F s» v f me “rosed me to cut myself. Besides, altogether it seemed an outrageous and insolent Hung, and I gave it to poor Strarge in a style of language which lam sorry u> think of now, hut which I hope, was excusable at the time. Aa-totta offender himself, hls confnslon and regret now that his passion was at an end, disarmed f CD . t / 0r , the *hward, and paid most liberally (ortbe damage done to the stesm bo*l property, explaining to him, andto some ot her paaeencers who were present in the cabin, that what bad happened had been accidental. For me. however, he had an oihir explanation. Perhaps he felt that I must know it ip have been no accident wished to confide in some v At , events, be owned to me that what he had done was d-me under tbe mflu “wof an uncontrollable impulse—a seinre Ich iu Ook «^ in, U l,e “ id ' at limes,—some, thing like a fit. He begged tav pardon and entreated that I would disassociate him per*, sonally from this action, of which he was hrartiiy asbaned. Then he attempted a sickly joke, poor fellow, about his wearing a beard, and feeling a little spitefoL In con- he saw other people Uklng thetiocbla to shave; bnt he said nothing a £ ont iufirmJ| y or delusion, and shortly In my professional capacity I could not help Uklng some Interest In Mr. Strange, I . did not altogether lose sight of him after onr sea journey to Marseilles was over. 1 lonud him a plca>aut companion np to a certain point; but 1 always felt that there was a re serve about him. He was uncommunicative about lib past life, and especially wonld nev cr allnde to anything connected with his trav e*s or his residence In Italy, which, however I could make ont had been a long one. He spoke Italian well, and seemed familiar with the country, bnt disliked to Ulk about it. During the time we spent together there were seasons when be was so little himself that I, with a pretty large experience, was almost afraid to be with him. His attacks were violent and sodden in the last degree • nod there was onemost extraordinary feature connected with them all: some horrible as- Bficiatlpn-.0l ideas took possession of him • whenevertr found himself before a looking glass. And. alter we had travelled together for a time, I dreaded the sight of a mlreor hanging banalessly against a wall, or a toilet glass landing on a dresslng-Üble, almost as much ns he did “Boor Strange was nol always affected in the fame manner by a looking-glass. Some times it seemed to madden him with fury at other times, it appeared to turn him t* stone—remaining motionless and specchles a» If attacked bj catclepey. One mght—th : worst things alwuys happen at night, an I oltencr than one wonld think on storm • nlghtf,—we arrived at a small town in the cunnil district of Anveignc, a place but lit tie known, out ol the llne of railways, and to wht'hwc had bet-n drawn, partly by th© untlqnarlan attractions which the place pos sefß«*d, and partly by the beamy of the scenery. The weather had been rather against us. The day had becndull and mur ky, the lejit stifling, and the sky had threat* euedmhcUkr smcc the monuug. At eua j down these threats were unfilled. The thna derstorm which had been all day comin~ ud I —as it e corned to ns, against the wind—hum J orer the place where we lodged, with Terr I groat violence. * I -.Vi Th . ere are fiotne P™ctlcal-mlnded persons U J* *J«>n|r constitutions, who deny roundly !.n at , t !i* i . r feHow-creatnres arc, or can be, I rL ecl ® d » ® sl,d or body, by atmospheric j Influence. I am not a disciple of that tchooi, simply because I cannot believe that I those changes of weather which have so much effect upon animals, and even on Inan- I imate objects, can fail to have some influ. I ff. c i °? a pf machinery so scnaillvcaod I I? 1 * 1 ® 01 ® M tbe hnman frame. I think then SPJW*** to the disturbed I °‘ too atmosphere that, on this partlc- I Sj areTen toff. I fell nervous and depressed. I toy now friend Strange and i parted for the night, I feit aslitile «flspos?fl to go to erd i d ln m y “ft- The thunder TJf S^Hii r ’ g S rll,ff , amoD ff the mountains in “ ldßt of wnlch our inn was placed. It seemed nearer, and at other ftrthcr off; but it never left ofl alto gether, except for a few minutes at a time. mjmtoS”' 1 Ucll P eral “«ollJ' hesrcffed accessary to add, that I thought from time to time of my travelllng companiun In the next room/ His image ? p * opotlnually before me. He bad been duil and depressed all the evening, and *®, lor the night therewas a “ ' ,Uch 1 couM n °* « et OBt of 5. d 9?f hetween our rooms, and aolirf^nH 0 . ) d / V i d i t 'f; them ™ "ot rery ’ and yet l had Heard no Bound since I S° m h 'f “hich could indicate that ?*■ mm;l ‘ leM ihat he waa E f- i "“to* fx*. air. trUlch made “ f?'', terrible to me; and eomany roollEh fanclee-aa that ho waa iylnn there ?.;„ d ;„ 0r 111 .“t aL < or what not—tootixuscS iunolmethat at laat I could bearitno larger. I went to the door, and, after liaten- Inp, rcry atteutireiy bnt quite in valu for SHi? S^ , J„ at **“ hnocted pretty ahar’plr. fhere was no anawer. Feellnn that lomrer etupensc would be on endurable I, without gore ceremony, turned the handle and went f ‘‘.S JSl,* , ( P, e * t b » rc .room, and eo Impcr. ?£ btca by a eiogle candle that It was 5 “°J. when the IteES nmg flashed—to see into It* great dark cor- I ners * Asmallricketybedateadalooda"aliiat one of tbs walla, shrouded by yellow cur tains, rawed through a great Iron rln- in the ceiling. o7fe?fcnS I lure, an old chest of drawers which served alsaas a washing-stand, having a small ba- I me top of it. There were, moreover, two J ancient chairs and a dressing-table. On this last stooi* a huge old taahlohed looMng.giaw with acarved frame. b “I must have seen all these things be «C*lif*mcnLb*r *s®“ 80 well now; hut I oJlu°i^ now * h °w Iconld have seen them, for it seems to me tßtt, from the moment of mj entering that room, the action of mv KS?S°y i "£ ei!,ti «* ofnymttid S bj J^ e lastly fi ff Qre which stood I jn P^H < ? n c s a the looking-glass In the mldiUc of the empty room. I How terrible It was! The weak light of the tob,e “boneupon lighting it from below, and I growing (as I now remember) his shadow J“*, 1 andhlack, upon the wall behind him ?^i Upcn .. tbe^ cclUo P overhead. He wS ? n £& ratber with bis hands upon the table supporting him, and gazing foto rtlfi laE f Whlch stood before him with ft hor- SSr* fi hi? , H fr i? e i wm °° white tace, bis rigid leatmes and his pale lies, ahown In that feeble light, were Vorrilde’ more than words can tell, to look at. He J?* f?. c l °®Pj e Wj Stupefied and lost that the noise 1 had made In knocking and enter ing the room was unobserved by ‘ Mm. v o f even when I called Llm loudly by name did hemoyc or did his lace change. I rj ? Tlfllon of horror that was, In the I roora »in a silence that a ® ,^°“ etlj iEg more than negative—that fIKJH© irozen Into stone by some un cxplamcd terror I And the silence and the MrhT! The very thunder had ceased now! My heart stood stiU with tear. Then moved iShSSS 0 ! 10 *l lu f tiTe £ cel | n ff- under whose In fluence I acted mechanically, I crept with slow steps nearer and nearer the table, and at last, half expecting to sec some spectre even more horrible than this which I saw at ready, I looked over hU shoulder Into the looking-glass. | happened to loach his arm though only m the lightest manner. In that one moment, the spell which had held him —who knows how long?—enchained, seemed broken, and he lived In this world a-ralu. t . u £ nc , d f°uod upon me. as sundenlyas a anu F n,ake! Hs spring, uud seized me by the . told v°B, that, even before I cn l‘r.9d '"J fri cnd » room, 1 had felt, all that night, denresecd and nervous. The necessi ty for action at this time wee, however an ‘S°°y ra»do all that i“ d ,t el11 apprarso trifling, that much of my own discomfort aeemed to leave me. 1 felt that I must be stroug. 41 The face before me almost unmanned me. The eyes which looked Into mine were so scarvd with terror, the lips-If I may say so —looked so speechless. The wretched man gazed long Into my lace, and then, still hold ing mo by the arm, slowly, very alowlv turned his head. I had gcnUy trlerflo move him away from the looking-glass, but he i would not stir, and now he was looking into t as fixedly as ever. Iconld bear this no longer, and, using such force as was necessa ry, 1 drew him gradually away, and got him to one of the chairs at the foot of the bedl Lome. 1 said,—after the long silence mv voice, oven to myself sounded strange and fcV?i W *“ You are over tired, and you feel the w(»U»er. Dun'tyoathiukyoaoarht to be In bed? Suppose you lie down. Let me try my medical skill in mixing you a composing draught.* * J ‘‘He held my hand, and looked eagerly Into my eyes. lam better now, 4 he speaking at last very faintly. Still he looked at me in that wistful way. U seemed as If there were something that he wanted to do °* , Bfly ’ . had uot sufficient resolution. At length he got up from the chair to which 1 bad icd him, and beckoning me to follow him, went across the room to the dressing table, and stood again before tbe gloss. A violent shudder passed through his frame as he looked into It, but apparently forcing himself to go through with what be had now . rcmal °ed where he was, and with out looking away, moved to me with his handtoeomcaudsundbcldehim. loom- . k . ln iher py he said, In an almost Inaudible tone. He was supported, as be his bands resting on the table, and could ouly how with lils head towards the glass, to intimate what he meant. ‘Look la there,’ he repealed. “I did as h*c asked me. !!! jyh« do you see ?* he asked next. r,, I rei*caied, trying to siwak as *s I could, and describing the re ilcctlon of hot own face os nearly as I could cheeks-’ VCr - V ’ TCry ha'c flicc with sunken V ' "I"? W" critli . ' vitll » n alarm In his TOicewhlel l l could not understand. il th &mikcil cheeks,’ l went on, ‘and two hollow eyes with large pupils.’ ‘ I saw the reflection of my friend’s face change, and felt hU hand clutch my arm even more tightly than he had done before. I ®brnptly and looked round at him. lie d.d not tarn his head towards me, bat übifS”stS£.S? looklnE "" tss ’ Eecmed >° “ 4 What Vhe stammered at last. 4 Do yon see It too r •* 4 See what f ’ I asked, quickly. _ ‘ **s*l ( ac , c I’ he cried, in accents of hor- T^ at C,ce— which is not mine—and " hlch—l SEE instead o t MiVE—always! ’ I was struck speechless by the words. w si?T nt Mi miaj wn explained- Imt what an explanation! Worse. a bon dred times worse, than anything I had im agined. What I Had this man lost the K e^°. f i £Celn s r ss °TP ***** as It was re. flecicd there before him? and. In Its dace was there the image ot another? Itarf ho changed reflections with some other man? The Irighlfulness of the thought struck me speechless for a time; then I saw how false an Impression my silence was conveying. “ 4 >o, no, no! I cried, as soon as I conld speak—‘a hundred times, no I I see you of course, and only yon. It was yonr face I at tempted to describe, and no other.’ 41 He seemed not to hear me. ‘Whv, look there!’be said, in a pointing to his own image In the class’ »\ hose lace do yon see there?’ 44 4 Why. yours, of course.’ And then, after a moment, 1 added, ‘Whose do yon sec ?’ “He answered, like one in a trance ‘ifls— only his—always bis I’ He stood still a mo ment, and then, with a loud, terrific scream repeated those words, ‘Always ms, al ways nis,’ and fell down In a fit before me. “I Knew what to do now. Here'was a thing which, at any rate, I conld understand. I had with me my usual small stock of medi cine* and surgical instruments, and I did what was necessanr—first, to restore my nn nappy patient, and next to procure for him the rest he needed so ranch. He was very ill —at death’s door for some days—and I conld not leave him, though there was urgent need that 1 should be back in London. When he began to mend, I sent overto England for my servant—John Massy—whom I knew I conld trust. Acquainting him with the outlines of the case, I left him in charge of my patient, with orders that he should be brought over to this countrv as soon as he was fit to travel. That awful scene was always before me. I saw this devoted mao, day after day, with the eves of my Imagination, sometimes de stroying In his rage the harmless looking glass, which was the Immediate cause of his suffering, sometimes transfixed before the homd image that turned him to stone. I recollect coming upon bun once when we «cic stopping at a roadside inn, and seeing him stand so by broad daylight. His back was turned towards me, and I waited and watched him for half an hour, as he stood thire motionless and speechless and appearing not to breathe. lam not sure but that th& apparition soon so by davUgfat was more ghastly than that apparition seen in the mid dle of the night, with the thunder rumbling among the bills. “Back in London in bis own boose, where be could command In some sort the objects which should snrron*'d him, poor Strange was better thru he would have been else where. He seldom went ontexcept atnlght; but once or Vw'xo 1 have walked with him by daylight, and have seen him terribly agitated when wc have had to pass a shop in which looking-glasses were exposed for sale. “It is nearly a year now since my poor friend followed me down to this place, to which 1 have retired. For some months he has been dally getting weaker and weaker, and a disease of the longs has become devel oped in him, which has brought him to bis deatb-bed. I shonld add, by the by, thaT' John Masey has been his constant compan ion ever since I brought them together, and' I have bad, consequently, to look after a now servant. “And now tell me, the doctor added bringing hU tale to an end, “did you ever hear a more miserable history, or was ever man haunted In a more ghastly manner than this man?” 1 was about to rcplv, when w© heard a sound of footstep* ouUlde, and before I could speak old Mosey entered the room, in baste and disorder *1 was lust telling this gentleman,” the doctor said, not at the moment observing old Mascy’e changed manner, “bow you de serted me to go over to your present mauler.” “Ahl sir” the man answered. In a trou bled voice, “I’m afraid he won’t be my mas- Ut loui;." J 'The doetc *■ was on hi* legs la a moment. “What I la he worse?” “I think, sir, he is dying, said the old man “Come with me, sir; yoa may be of n«e if ypn can keep quiet.” The doctor caught up his hat as he addressed me in those words and In a few mlnotea we had reached the Compensation House. A few seconds more and we were standing in a darkened room on the first floor, and 1 saw lying on a bed be fore me—pale, emaciated, and, as it seemed, °Jtn|—the man whose storv I had just He was lying with closed eyes when we came Into the room, and I had leisure to ex- his features. What-a tale of misery they told! - regular and sym metrical in their arrangement, and not with out beauty—the hcanty of exceeding refine* ment and delicacy. Force there was none, and perhaps it was to the want of this that Ine lanlts—perhaps the crime—which had made the man’s life so miserable were to be attributed. Perhaps the crime? i'ea; h was not likely that an aflliction, lifelong aua ter rible, such as this he had endured, would come upon him unless some misdeed had provoked the punishment. What misdeed we were soon to know. lhint generally—happens . ! hc P re ? cncc of any one who etandaand « f sleeping man will wake nim, unless his alambereareunusuallyhearr It was so now. WhUe we looked at him the sleeper awoke very suddenly, and Oica his ff e V lp ? n J le *. He put oat his hand and took ♦» its feeble grasp. «• Who is th . a . t - B?* 1 ' pointing towards me. “Do you wish him to go? The gentleman knows somethirg of your sufferings. and is powei fully Interested in your but he wnilcaTc oa, If jouwlah if," the doctorsaid! No. Let him stay.” s^ t ' “jetdf out of sight, bat where r could imth see and hear what passed. I waited for what should follow. Dr/Garden and John .dasey stood beside the bed. There • was a moment’s pause. “ 14 stra^- words aR sUrted t 0 beflr him say those “I am dying,’’ said Strange; “will you not grant me my request J” J Doctor Garden whispered to old Maser* and the latter left the room. He was hot absent long, haring gone no further than the lie held an oral-fiamed mirror In his band when he returned. A shudder passed through the body of the sick man as he taw It. It down,’’ he said, faintly— l where—lor the present.” Ido .not think, iu that moment of suspense, that we could, any •if ns, bare spoken If we had tried. J The sick man tried to raise himself a little he " ! »PMk with dlglcnUy. I have something to any." They put piUows behina him, eo as to raise his head and body ( S,i± TC P reeeu , l! - Va use for it.’’ he said. Indicating the mirror. “ I want to see—’’ tie stopped, and seemed to change his mind lie w»a sparing of his words. “I wantato tell you—all about it,” Again he was silent. Then be seemed to make a <*reat effort and spoke once more, beglnnlog'very “I loved my wife fondly. I lored her—her name was Lucy. She was English; but af ter we were married, we lived long abroad— In Italy. She likui the country, and I liked what. sLe liked. She liked to draw, too, and I tot her a master. He was an Italian I wUlnot give his name. We always called him ‘the Master.’ A treacherous, insidious man this was, and under coyer of his i»ro fession, took advantage of his opportunities and taught my wife to love him— to love him. •J‘ 1 . , ?S horl .° r . 1 ““. t s' 1 nced notenter Into details as to bow I found them out • but I cfW find them out. We were away on a sketching expedition when I made my dis cord?. ily rage maddened me, and there was ope at Land who fomented my madness. My wife had a maid, who. It seemed, had also loved this man—the Master—and had been HI treated and descried by him. She told me all. She had played the part ot go-bo tweep—had carried letters. When she told me these things. It was night, in a solitary Italian town, among the mountains. *He (s In his room now,’ she said, ‘ writing to her.’ “A frenzy lock possession of me os 1 lis tened to those words, i am naturally vin dictive,—remember that,—and now mv loo"- Ing for revenge was like a thirst. Travelling in those lonely regions, I was armed; am£ when the woman said, ‘He is writing to tout wife, I laid hold of my pistols, as bv an in slinct. It has been some comfort to me since that I took them both. Perhaps, at that moment, 1 may have meant fairly by him.— meant that we should fight. 1 don’t know J*™ \ * meant, .quite. The woman’s words, lie is in his own room now, writing to her ’ rang in my cars. * The sick man stopped to take breath. It seemed on hour, though it was probly not more than two minutes before he spoko again. * “i managed to get into bis room nnoh served, indeed, he was altogether absorbed • in what be was doing. He was sitting at the 1 only table In the room, writing at a travel- 1 ling desk, by the light of a single candle. It ‘ was a rude dressing-table, and—and before him—exactly before him—there was—there ' was a looklngglass. “1 stole op behind him as he sat and i "Totebytho light of the candle. I looked over his shoulder at the letter, and I read ‘richest Lucy, my love, my darling.’ As t read the words, 1 polled the trigger of the 1 I held In my right hand, and killed ! nm—killed him; but before he died he looked up once—not at mo, but at my imaee ‘ before him In the glass, and his face-such 1 a face—has been there—ever since—and mine . —my lice—ii gone.” - - - He fell back exhausted, and weal! preasod ' forward thinking that ho must be dead he I lay so still. ’ Bnt lie had not yet passed away. He re vived under the Influence of stimulants He tried to speak, and muttered indistinctly from Hire to time words of which we could sometimes make no sense. We understood however, that he had been tried by the In dian tribunal, and bad been found guilty, but with such extenuating circumstances that his sentence was commuted to Imprisonment dump, we thought we made out, two years, but wc could not understand what he said about bis Mfe, though we gathered that she was still alive, from somethin** he whis peicd to the doctor of there being provision made for her in his will. lie my like one in a doze for something more than an hour alter he had told bU tale' and then he woke up quite suddenly, as ho bad done when we had first entered the room. He looked round uneasily In all directions, until his eye fell on the looking- Glass. II ‘.7 h . c : but I noticed Uiat fie did not shudder now, as It was brought near. When old ifascy approached, holding it in his hand and crying like a child* Dr. Garden came forward and stood between‘him and his master, taking the hand of poor Strange in his. “Is this wise?*’ he asked. “Isitgood, do yrn think, to revive this misery of your life now, when it Is so near its close ? The chastisement of your crime,” he added, solemnly, “has been a terrible one. Let us hope in God’s mercy that your punishment la over.” The dying man raised himself with a last great effort, and looked up at the doctor with such an expression onhis face as none of ns had seen on any face before. “1 do hope so,” he said faintly; “but you must let me have roy way in this—for If, now *ocp I look. I see aright—once mure—l shall then hope yet more strongly—for I shall take It as a sign.” • The doctor stood aside without another word, when he heard the dying man speak thus; and the old servant'drew near, and stooplna over softly, held the looking-glass before his master. Presently afterwards, we. who stood around looking breathlessly at him, saw such a rapture upon his taco as left no doubt upon our minds that the tace which bad haunted him so long had, In his last hour, disappeared. The Bocklsnd Dtmocnt tnnonnees the death of Mrs. Minam Bart, of the town of Union, Maine, who clod December -I. at the age of one hundred years three months and ten day*. She was bora at Sherburne, Massachusetts, August St, ITSC. Her father's name was Breck. She had a distinct re membrance of the Cghlat LcxhiCton, where the first blood of the Devolution was shod, and of her fatter taking his gun and going oat to jolh the minute men. Her two children, both over seventy yean oid, followed their mother to the grave. FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL . A r 310.NETART. Satvboat Etsniso, December 28. The following U Manager Ivca’ statement of the business of the Clearing House for the week end ing today: Clearings. Balances. fLCH,64S.I9 fiua.0ß.33 . L41M16.07 13CA31.S 2,611.005,33 237,00i83 i.ct.iku} :e,t33.si Decembers!. December CC. Dcc«mber27. December £8 Dteembcx SO. Total... rr.SSP.SSS.7Q 8 sU.iBT.ao lie general tnde cf the city, with few excep tions, has been quite doll during the week just ciosirg. In tbe interior, the marketing of the Dog crop has circa a Blight iumnios (o hnnnesa, bnt there 1- an absence of that acttrly which usually mark* this season. In some quarters wo hear of an Improvement In collections, bnt else* where they are reported exceedingly flow. Debtor* are flow to pay, as. lu the present dis turbed condition of onr finances, there b a atroug disposition to hoard greenback*. CapltaUata hare no inclination to embark in new enterprises, or make any extensions of their business, and money doei not circulate with freedom. Until Congress shall determine upon some settled poli cy, and pat a tight rein upon the Secretary of the Treasury, whoee utopian views. If followed out, would bankrupt tbe counter, no marked Improve ment la tnde mar be looked for. Purchases will be confined to meeting actual and pressing wants —nothing more. Tbe foliowieg resolution was offered on ’Change tc-day. /itfolred. That this Board is decidedly of the opinion that a rapid contraction of the currency of the country would eo very detrimental. If not ruinous, to thcjbuMiieas Interests of the whole ccmmnnlty. That the Secretary of the Board be ..instructed to forward copies of this resolution to the Cuiied Staua Seiiator, and Representative from this district. Charles Randolph, Esq., moved to amend by maklrg It read, ** a more rapid contraction of the currency of the country than Is tow provided for by law.” Hr. Oliver Cealy offered as a substitute: iTsiO/ryrf. Hat we approve of the policy of the Secretary of tbe Treasury, for an early return to specie paymenhsas the onl? safeguard w» Na-fonal prosperity, having In view the funding M the short obligations of the United States Treasury it*to long bonds. Wotnutthreeyevstobeasai oclcst timo to enahlebnr Gorentmeut to resumo her Torxner dignity and equality among the com mercial nations of the earth, by paying her obli gations in com. On motion of Cononcl B. H. Bough, tbe snbstl tute was laid on the table by an overwhelming majority. The question wa* then called on Sir. Randolph's amendment,resulting in Its adoption by an almost unanimous vote. The rcfolctir nas amended was then put. and carried—therebviuv not more than f.fieea or tnenty dicbcnilog voices out of the fire hundred meiabira present. This action of the Board of Trade h a step In the right dircclloo, and a? far as it is worthy of til esioMnarat. Bnt It might have takes a atcp lailhrr. The resolution ought to bare pro leelcd agalcst acy contraction whatever, and taked Congress to reeded the law which bow pro ▼ides lor the cancellation of four minions per month. The currency I* at the present time, a secondary question and needs no tinkering what ever. Every business man possessing a fraction of ordirary common sense knows perieetly weu, that It la to bis advantage and

credit* to decrease that portion of hli Indebtedness which draws Interest, and leave the non-interest bearing pan to take care of tt policy of the Government Ought to ho unswervingly directed to the payment of the debt which carries Interest Every dollar of this debt cancelled Is a earing of six cents In gold per year to ihe people, while the con version of the carecn *T (or contraction) Into bonds only adds six cents per year, for each dollar ao converted, to the enor mous taxes already borne. The gradual caaccTa tionot the Five-Twenties, or other ImeresC-bcar. lag securities, proportionately strengthens oar >auona] credit, both at tone and abroad. Specie payments will be much sooner touched by the gradual paying off of the debt, and Improving oar [ credit, than by contracting the currency, which | la the end docs not relieve the people of one cent 1 of taxation, and adds nothing to oar National credit. A year aro Mr. McCulloch made a speech In Fort Wayne, In which he advocated at length the contraction ol the currency. Every merchant and capitalist throughout the country has a vivid re collection of the Injurious effect* caused by this speech. The country Is going through the same operation now, as the result of the “specie re sumption” and “contraction” policy enunciated In his late report to Congress. Wewanta defi nite and live policy on the part of the Govern mem—one the people can take slock In, and bo freed hereafter from these periodical distup. baaces which have hitherto sprung up at the will of the Secretary of the Treasury. The week closes up on a very tight Money mar ket, and there are no prospects of sny relief until after the appearance of the January statements. The banks are confining their lavors to those whom It would be Impolitic to refuse. In the open market good names are taken at I}*@l4 per cent per month, and less acceptable slgaaturea at 2 per cent. There was a more active demand for Exchange, and as the supply la exceedingly TighC the market ntlcd firmer. Sales were made between hanks at 3D©loc premium, and even at these flgurea mere was UiUe to be had. Most of the banks were obliged to ship currency. The counter rates are firm at par buying and I*lo premium selling. There waa more activity in the demand for For e»*n Exchange, and owing to the advance la Gold the currency rites were higher. The market closed strong at the following rates for al-ht bills: *“ -“any. London per £ steilitg iSS* fcSMaS% Paris pcrfisnc so weeva •*? Berlin per Prussian thaler 75 i.flo aim Norway per tlx mjut 30 u u■» bwedea per specie daler UBL 55 ©IST There was a better feeling in Produce circles to day, and prices are generally a shade better, though there was scarcely any Increased sc thlly. Flour waa eleady and firm. Wheal was quiet and a shade stronger. Corn was more ac tive and HO 2fc belter. Oats wore quiet nan ea vnnee of ilCilc. Kye and Barley were steady and firm. Uees Pork was Inactive but held firm Green bleats were a trifle firmer. Lard was more active and folly Jfc higher. Groceries were qolet bar firm. Gold was somewhat excited and Weber. It opened at ltt£, advanced to 134*4, and closed at isSfj. Tbf following quotations wore received to-day by -Ijjd Bro*., gold and stock brokers • lUJMJa.m isaji | i:;S6a. m.... i!m* n I WtiO p. m lJ:lca.m Here the market was qnlet atl32«i®lCs*4 bay. Inc— closing at 133. Tbe counter demand was light. Silver was nominal at 125. The following table,showß tbe dally ran-e and closing pr.ee daring the .week: Morday, s.m l-few Cl °s|gfe SR Government Securities were a shade belter to day. Sixes of *Bl advanced *4. Five-Twenties of 180 J were H higher, as also were the ’W’a. The ’CS lisne wsa anefcatged. Ten-Forties were steady.- Seven-Thirties wera H higher. a-orw, ffl 4 - Sr ii™' JS: IS* S$ JSL‘ Flve^wenOes,’Bß ling 101*4 loiv joj2 Ten.Fortlcs ro 7 * 95? 'qq?? I*™**!, 11 ?!?**’ Aug.... 10lj* loox iwS , Scvtu-Tbirttes, Jane 10|u irjgv m:u ioj« 1 Scven-Tdinle., Jnly l«3 lua| ibijt Here the market was qnlet but Arm. W 0 qnotefc oomtsnsr ex cumins—chioaoo xirkzt. 1 U. S. Sixca'of 1881.. j I) b. 5-203. 19C2 I U. S. 5-a e* 18W 1 U.8.8-2U», 1«B U. 8.5-90 e (email) U. 8. 1(M0* (large) _ U. 8. i(MOb (email).; 10IV U. S. 7-’»s.lst eenes KMs 'iui« U.B. 7-3Us.2d series lOtu U. S. 7-SOe, 8d eerie* I(M>J n>jd U. S. 7-MJs (tnuil) iojw 1UI? » ComnoDEtL, June, 1861 utf '*** l * July, ISW lisi< “ Attg.,l6M 115* *• Ocu, 1604 11l •* Dea, 1864 113 “ May, 1965 lUV6 ** Aug., IbO 110 ** Sept., ISO inou ** Ocu, 19(5.... • .JO9 * Bank elves the following Securities: ssfc’g. 1 -i unLsS? .t iff Bcrtll 1M ID« “ « if* 10-40Coup.,large.. 09 Mar *» mas ime iwo co«iiirain.iom JSJ .. - Ur *S- *lMJi|Sepl “ “ ..iroic 7*30. sma<].. lUSS I Oct “ « tllW 54 The market for local Securities ia dulL and quotations are little better than nominal: BurJmj. Setllae. i ...W ioo 3354 07 B 5 04 | Chicago City Sevens.... Coot County Sevens... Chamber ot Commerce. COSUttKIICIALi Satdbdat Evxsnso, December 23,1536. Tbc following wblea show the receipts and ship menu of Produce doing the past twenty-roar boars: BZCEZTT9 PAST TUTSTT-TOCB DOUK3. l&W. 15«55 ... S.SBI 3,5-3 ...is ,m 12,110 .... 18,230 13,755 0.180 17,156 ■ 2,050 l (ft) • 3,200 1... ■ 52,500 97,55fJ .• “.000 . 6,310 79,110 . 268 178 . 3, WO 20,090 . 2,185 4,513 . 0,265 17,603 • 2,8 JS 3,099 .118,331 (L2±> •J 25 811 11,«59 125,0.3 . 220 30s 5,850 8,19.1 «3 m 23 Hi Flour, brls Wheat, bu Coro, bu Oat-, lm Bye, ba Barley, bn Grass Bis... Broom Coro, 7e.. Cured Mcat.tha... Beef, bits Pork, brls lard. Bis Tallow, lbs Bauer, It's DreeMd Hoes, No. Live Hoes, No. . . t attic. No Hides, lbs Bigl.wincs, brls... Wool, ttw Lumber, m Shingles. m Lath, m. j suipxtsTs past rwunx-roua nouiu. 6.OT , Bjc.Vn So Rarity, bo **“* -«n Broom Core, tb« go *.52 SSK'S:;::-;;::;:::;; 1 H. Wmcs, hr Is wool ,ri.. lumber, m * 52 scirgies,m *22 inikTiK, <6 - S tloc* aso enact nrerooz. The following table shows the amount of Flour ard Grain In store on the 29ih last, as compared jear^ 0 4monut * Jore on Btme diy last 2*o. 1563. 78.177 42,711 837,505 100*76 340,334 425.5 U 173.553 rraVri 346,316 339,111 Flour, brla Wheat, bn. Core, bn... Oats, bn-.. '*tre, bn.... aley, bn. There was a good attendance on ’Change to day. and the leading Produce markets were a trifle higher, though there was no increase in the volume of trade.* The market for Mete Pork continues inactive. The advance In Begs strengthened the views of packets, who were Indifferent to oCfer any pro duct, and buyers refused to respond. There was eome inquiry for Mesa Pork at filS 50@15.75, but holders refused to sell for lees than Hs.73@i9.o>- the upper figure for good brands. For January delivery we hear of sales of 2tO brls at { 18.75 teller’s option. Prime Mess was dull, with sales of 100 brla at $16.50. EzSa Prime was held at filSwQ, with fiis.l£}j bid. Sweet Pickled rr«mq sold tothecxiectof dotes, There was a good demand tor Green Meats, end the market w*s a tnfle stronger, with tales of Hams at 9*jc from slaughtered, and from Dre**ed Bogs, and 3H&3£c for Shoulders. English Vests were quiet, but Sc better, with sales of 100 bxs Comber lands at SHc. Bulk Meats were Inactive sad nominal. There was an active demand for Lard, with sales of L4S» tes at UH&U*e for ! Steam; llefor Old. and for Country. There i wu nothing doing in Grease, and the market Is i nominal at 7*£@loc for Brown to White. { Dressed Boca opened about 25c better, but tbo market subsequently receded Isc—closing steady. We note teles at 8645®7.40, dosing at ffoSO and BT4O for pood lots, dividing on SO9 lbs. Whiskey was neglected and entirely nominal. Flour was steady and firm, with sales barrels at 815.C0C44.C0 for White Winters, £ll.OO (or Red Winter*, f 10.00311.00 for Spring and 8740Q3.5S for Spring Supers. Wheat was quid but a shade stronger, though at the dose there was a less firm feeling in No. 3 Spring. The demand was mostly mining and Ibr shipment by nil. We note sales of IS.OOU bushels at 824132.11 for No. 1, 8146 for No. 2 In A-, D. & Co„ Bi.SS43i.Bu for No. 3 regular, and fi y.'fli sa for Rejected—doting linn at £2.1232.14 for No. 1, and quirt at fI.SS for No. S in regular bouses. There wta more activity in Com, for filling ma turing contracts, and the market advanced Hd£c, viihtahsol 112,1X0 bust 75c for White; for No. 1; SS33Sc tor New, and Sic for Ear— clos ing quiet a*. 7l s jc for No. lin store. Oab were quiet, hut -h&lc higher, with gain at 421«3tSc for No. 2, and 37c for Rejected—closing strong at the extreme price. Rye was steady, with transactions at 90393 c for No. 3, and Sc for No. 3 In store. Baxley was steady, with sales at C3Q£Gc for No. 3 in lavorlte houses, and 60cGfl.C5 tor sample lots. Groceries were quiet, though the slight rally in gold has given a stronger tone to the The following despatches were read to-day on ’Change: Nrw Toiac, DeremberSff. Flpur beter. at J9.Co3il.Ga. wheat firmer, at f2.2£Q2.43. Com quiet, at 8142 in store. Oab fi!ts. at (n ri.tTo. Fork firm and in (air demand: Old a*. 2:8.3 !{, a: dNcw a: S2LOO. LardbeUcr; Old at knd New at Hog* firm, at ?i.5CG?,75. LiTTH. Firm arfi Wheat tna. Com tarae. at Bl.ua 1.12 in store. PicTl-iotiafirm. U3ld,:a; s i. 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The Jbtrmflf of yesterday un; The decline* la the Western markets lor hoes has earned some redaction tn price* here, and packers now consider h3fa6.Sc as the extreme rates of the market, some lev offers are made at Gaswc. and a ialeatsAS®Kt. One of oar packing tonics has closed tor the eeaaoa—Messrs. Hashes, HaffminACo's. The receipt* by tee Jeffersonville Railroad to dati, have been head, all for T. J.Mania* Co. The receipts by the L.A A*, and L. * F. Railroads to day, were XtSO head. The kiiilee yesterday *"«< |a da), and the total to date. Is as follows: _ . _ Killed. Prerlouily laocn. Hamilton A Bro isja 1 VTT! o. W. Thomas A Co 1.3» JU to m OwsleyACo 850 1X73 ted Bcghea, Hoffman a Co 2® 2X3S • Buncan, Floyd A Co 2.1D0 Wm. jam* 4 Co iQAio soo lajros eat T. J.irartm A Son WOO 3.SCO tat hew Albany (eettmated) 4 3J» 3,000 . Js®jsfweßa»ig»tutbter to date being ISOAR, with SAd left over m the pent, Dressed Hass In Aihtay-Dee. 36. With steady lacretilag receipts and a moderate dg. msnf!, the market became overstocked, which was fil- Jowec by a marked depraaloo. The weather, too. on Monday, was bad Car holders, though tome improve mat baa Uses takes place. yesterday. for the first, aty packers were In market, hat pr*Ttoaslr the ssiea were confined to a Cew oat-ettown Layers, and for Im mediate city eoarompaon. A weesago the market ro;ed steady bat qalet at S 3 SOAIOJD tor tight and bean*. bines then there baa been almost <i«i y a ««*dy la paces. On Monday last heavy hogs MMat&so.ahd yeatcrday»t «SJS wr State and s£ J s’e t era. Thla aornbe there w« rather more ac dTinr, ary packers being willing to bay go.d loti at IC.CO. and xtc dry trade pigs a; I?JO, thnoffa a few Uthtand baidsome aotd at a iractioa over these a~. arcs. At theclcsetba market ruled steady tor State at gAOCiftS.a tor medium acd fccavr. U J7wrt3Jofor aLrw. jad for Chicago and Michigan, with a moderate bostons doing. Uanfcs an* Bankers. CTOCKHOLDMIS’ 31EETENG.—The kJ umaal meetin* ct the Stockholders of the FIFTH NATIONAL BANK OF CHICAGO For the election ol Directors. scd to transact »nt otr.er bnalccu that nay UwtoUr come bebre ?!u hebela «■»** oficaof «al<l so. 30 LaSalle-st-, Chicago, between the boon of 19 a. to. scd i p. im. Tnndmj, January SUi, 1807. Special iSo««s. Good news at Lost. _ Mulcted read and learn n« a p-rf « and platiiodebility, nervous com .s^* ar . ? tboozbu. of solrlt* »aU anaalsh of mind, Jo«o of ale-j. i-v»» nr tter *J and mtaealar t^SrT«“r!. 1 . n! ; 1 * ,r, J- nrJ * w»at of wcddrecVta ronTnlslre trembitaraT lm ” ~>»«oMacu=rS I .S. Botanic PbriiMaV? °* J our o». ease, ibe Eajjisa T° tod oji'olfraV 1 »l3Si5 tnm and nrltaoa: ot jTh.wlir s . °. r «PO*ore.- DU prarectl re tohirc Sg^SS^»3M»i!SS3E3S tsajW^sassiasi-sssf-.as'”® \?Z..r?5 p ? tc l ! * 13 *- m. to « a. im. at ‘2 l a £u* 6Sw”-iISS!i.,. DE - au, Oi“, office IJ«! Hr. James, Thr wflMmown SpEcxiurr of the age la the treat, raent cl SrszstAiossaizA, Strains, and all dl»eaa«« of a private nature, can be consulted at hU office and pariore, 01 and 93 BanJolph-st.. corner of Dearborn. Chicago, UU (ncisrly opposite Micld office). estailDhcd and conducted James* Bofplial. Cat tom Hot»e-»t n Kew Orleans, lor thirteen year*, and for the last six year* has been located la Chlca-o, and la the only physician who has made the treatment ot Secret Du eases a Specialty that has been acknowledged by the medical profession <n.i uj« p( CS to be SATE, COMFJIASfT tir.iw. The nnirenal rtpnuaon ffiren to Dr. James as t pfscatloner Is tbe best possible assunnee ot hi* ahU ityto snccasfally treat the class of diseases he haa made It a specialty to treat. Office hour* from 9 a o. to 9 p. m.; Sundays during the torenoon. . Separate room*, and conaaltatlaas strictly private and conflfi^H.i _ Dr, Thomson, Confidcntlml Consoltntlona. sgSi?SfS-leS _ _ Bnirbelor’s Hair Dvr. 2ouf”A aSriSlit rfcT 1 '?- te.tette iom.«loa.Ui,te?"s'g,a'wni iSTi™?SZ MlLlJtFLeriteC:,* tE ,^ iS EKAXIXU EXr;;aci ii? sa&r^gs^sg"- Hr. IBlc^ioave §cSSr*«M^ Cot: ? ficcce w 156 panic ana the medlea: fpT^dA^S.^ PQblUhrt monthly. seat free to SBatcjits anh Jctorto; .1 n_ j^K American (Waltham) Watches. IValera In Watches from all part* ol the country are reminded that the nndcrslgned keep a foil assortment Of Waltham Watches !H gold and *llvcr ca*cs,coa iWLUj CD hand. Lance reductions la the price* of movement* and case* have recently been mnae. aad the internal Revenue Tax ts to leaser chat gvi to css. tcmers. The good repute borne far aid near by the n .ianfais rare* 01 the Waltham Company, make* « uo-dlas for the agent* to urge their clalma to general patrona-e, or to do more than camion the pnbltc aratnat apnnoss *ad talcrlor Watchea with which the markets am floodtd. Every Waltham Watch, of whatever class la wan acted by special cerUHcate, which ehoold in aU cases be demanded. APPLETON, Agents of the American Watch Co,, IS'i Broadway, 5, Y. lousiness (Earhs. JJLAIR & JEFFERSON, COBIIISSIOJI BESenASTS, J, r. nunt, op ««fe*« FKOXT.ST., J.w.Jimnos.} 3IEWPnis*,TE^!l, Liberal each advancement* made on tQP ,i™™~. gM, HATTED & (JO, Wholesale Conunissioa Merchx.au, JVo.,CO 3loGau-«at,, Between F and G-*u„) DEXVKh. COLQgADc. HOGS I STENCIL.?* AND WEIGHT LISTS Fnralsbcil gratis. HUheat mariet prices guaranteed Promptreturn*made. Corre*poade'«*“£u2?; tee * HtDMOKD A CO, g£i Cnm'a Merest SA Wa»htngtna-*L. Chicago, fn. |3ropos?iß. OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTEND- of construction of th« n. s. KT fIOL&K. Springfield. Illinois, Dec. 10.15C3. ■J^T?;2l£I?. po *?i 1 wm P® received at th- offlee of So- . S . tote * C 0 0” Bouse. at Soria*. 13 o clock m, December 34th, cast-tron column*, pilasters, and their bee*, cans! bed P;at», 4c, required for the Springfield. I!:inots,Xoart How *nc Post once, now erecUng. Drawings of the wort, thowln* dxatuslons, design and ®*Z,t* had examined tor estltrartng at my otOoe! ",&T>PP!lcatlon at the Custom Houses at *“f I cqd jmtl. OMo. Pitt.bii.-zb, *ad 8L Louts, htlsacun. Toe pattern* for mutDoantaalttad to the and bed* and top* of column* aatTpliaa )tßi5 ia /r£j? , «ir 1 wi me- Alt the casUacs mac f^-^S <1, .f f T^ cn sharp anlases aid srnoocu Hc«,«n<l iheoraamentauonmuit oe offurwnor fiaS* tKlaoicg freight and de Ivery, aSt be wt “ ! S oX Ilri:lr * tw deUnrS by or brfire the l*t oj lurch. is J ;7 TCfctt Bfd*mn*tbe accompanied by a bend oftvro reanm moit be endorsed," Propoaal* for irohworic** U * Supenntond^pt agents £2lamcs; T.TATWARD & CO., PTJDUSHihKd. JLJL 171 Pearl-lUXew Fort. Lepln.*'* cc'ebnt3 ou Portraits,cabinetsize, (with or without f?aSS? P >t^iS t CR . of P5 I, ? ral> oflTtsldenu Lincoln, Jolinsont L»<% »ad stonewall Jictjon ; MurtS W uhington. ftc- are now ottered by U e publisher* at recnced prices. Agents wanted. * . * Kailroaras BAJLROAI) TI3P T.U'.li. 3310.5 C ISI> ?oVT3WrSiedi—i>*pcf CO?, SSSP . „ Depart. * Arrl?:. Day Express •teoo a. m. *s:jo a. m. Jareevlile Aixotumud’n. *3:40 p.c. •ir'On r~. Woodstock Accoj-.’a’n.. stoop.si. « ■m QLLtuk nxvteio.*,. Fnltoa and Cedar Itapldi n. 7.4 j nm. Fallen and 10wt......... ,r;aip.c:. 3:(«a,a. Freeport ai d Lucleith., s. E'jOa d Freeport m-c DutJdii.. •Hct'Op.x. ;0u! m* Rockford end For Kitit. »:so p.n. 11:10 a. n. Dixon.. •kttp.e. 1D10». m. Genera and Elgin • ar Oc.m. 3:*3a.ia. mtwarxs? Kiffio*. Sx?fs»s -vtoo a. sl 3 p. n. Nlgbi Accocimodatics L:U p.c. 5 a. a Kenoeha Aft-vmnoc’t... 4:«ip.a. 9:15 a. nl Tsokepan Accoataod't. 5:18 p.n. al a. Koeehlli, Calrary,* and ’ Evansion p.m. S:4Ct.a •bnodays excepted. taatartlsyy exceptad, ZMondays czcepxd. fticsiwai; oikri'Ai. oruu rrrrrr. Morotag Express •tojOs.a. *&45p.Q. Day Expruu »7:Wia.n. viiaxip. m. Ewniog Expmez iiX p. L p. r-_ Mgbt Exprest' ;.... 7*9:0 p. c. tt?Ji j-. d>ClsKan ZiTP LOJI37ILU TXAUth. alomlhe Express a. m. •Hk-'Ea.c. Night Express Tsrf» p. •XL-flt; p. a. ucbioan soTiraana aaa au ecoaa ii?z—tr~ POT COSPSk TAS BCUXX am wtwia FraTTiS, TULIM Lisa. Mall :. *4;t3a.Eu *S:ssp.n. Day Express.... * ruu a. a. *lutM p. a N'ewiork Fspr-ee ft sp. a tlfttn o. a NlghiExprrjs c, *W,a,n DXSiOIr Mali....- *4-«a.i. tftU,a.n. Nlcbt Exprftsi..... JlteOOp. a. •oSop.n. rrrzsst3«B, 2CM wartia axe caicai.o. Mail....- ... 'tiOLn. 6:uoa.iL. Expre55................ *.;OGs. m. 1251 ao. Put Line 3:15 p.m. 7:top.m Sxpres? *li£too p. m, 11:09 p. a airotoa cssraaL. Day Pauengdi *ft3o a. m. *lu:3C p. c. MgfctPtsyettger tlftOOp.a. *&GI b. Kankakee Hyde Park ana OikWood z. m. *7:tS a. n. •* “ “ *12:10 p. a. *cSa. m. “ “ * 4 .... *3:50 p. q_ *DSCp. m, tt “ ** *5:55 p. m. *7. , 20 p, m cEicaao. BuaLzsaxoa zan qnzsot. Dsy Express and Ma 11... *ft2oa.m. *CtOO p. m. f>«leabajePaes«Dger.. . *ftoop.m. *430 p. o. Aurora *irfX) p. m. *ft{Kfj. si. NightExpreu .......... 21400mld’ht fftSha. o. OHICASO n. 10CIS. KxpßeS and Mail &Q5t.C. S;4sp. Q. Sigh; Expreaa %1S p. m. 3£o a. ru fond and Wilmington Accommodation... ... 4ti)Cp.m 9:15 a. m. .BICAOO ajo smt saanas—(nazs oanaia m ICTT)—*IX.WJLtX3* DSTOT. wOS, caKan an wrenm rosso. Day Express &Xa.m. 10:55 p.au NichtKxprrta. . 9:00p.m. &5C p.c, roa cmuxiyoio, Locamut asd cctcinn/ti. Day Express 6:30 a. a. 10:55 p- a. Nlsht Express .. 9:00 p.ts* &50 a. a. Columbia Express....- . 6r3oa.m 10:53 p. su •* ** firiX) D. E. &50 a. bu Lansing Accommodation 9:15 a. m, ±ou a. b. * k w stlsp.a. s:uo o. m. CBxcaoo, KOCKISIAS9 axDpacmc&aijjtuar* Day Express and Mai!... *9:00 a. re. *5:30 p. a. NightSxpreee. 13.U0p.tr. *9:43 a. m. lottct Accommodation.. it4Cp.m. *%4(f a. b. Express Freight, with car scathed, Kill leave pastenctr depet every Saturday at £2O ?. tn. Sot the Wert. The Joliet Accemmodatict cotmncts with Ax* press Freight 'dr Way Stations. •Sunday excepted, tMondij excepted, tSctnrday excepted. TOCS STOCKTABS TOCS Leave hladiaou Strcvt. Leave Siocli Yards. a_m. 7:10 .a.m. a. m. »;W a, o. A.m. 11:20 jum. liSO p. a. 1:30 p.ia. p. m- 4:00 p. m. 4:15 p. m. 5:40 p.za. BCSDXTI 6:20 a.m.l Ifcao a.nu I 12:30 p. m. j 4:00 .p.m. | Arrival and Departure of .Halls. Tie fonotrtiur lathe new table Mr lie arrival and departnre of malls from the Chicago Poet Office for the winter, and now ia force: 0:35.. 11:45.. 3:30.. U 5.. CLOSE. P. O. CXUCiOO, ILL. XULB inmTt a. m. p. m. a. m. p. m. ... *oo....Mich. South. B. R it-TO &15.... *» ** *• &S 1&00 n» 11 “ “ .. 6:00 ItOO 12:00 m Mich. Central R. 8 12.00 &a ... Wayne .... 8:15. .. “ ** T:« .... l£oom 44 „ u • - ftOJ 11:00 liOO -tSO.—.Great Eastern R. R.. 8:30 ifcou ISCO 4:30....New Albany Jfc SrtO ji^X) &so 7.*45....tia1ena KaUroad sno ano liOO lt:i l O....Kockl2lanil K-iflroad 5:43 £ji IiCO &S 0 B:oo....Northwestern R, H.. &<5 fc;*) E:CO 3Ao....Mllnankee Itailroad. 11:3} &£) 12:f0 7:45....11Un0U Central IL B. 7:00 9:00 liCO 7:00....5t. Louis Railroad... &35 &*5 .JU D. .ju m. ..p-B. ..D.BU