Tbe Geiman government is rnaking preparations to open negotiatious Vrith the United States for a reeiprocity treat.y. ïhe matter is being thoroughly considerad by the departments of tlie interior md nuance, as well as in the foreign oflice. Officials' are eollecting and compiling suii.istics for tscertaii; inpf not only the efiocts o: ti:u uew t.aiift' of the United Otates upou the different branches QÍ Germán imUistry, but wilh a view of the pqssibüity of extending new branches of goods into the Gerraan exports. Tlic pólice have discovered in Chicago Louisc Ripp, a 10-year-old g-irl, who was abducted at Paris, France, last March, by two faiaous croóles. ïhe London Daily News says: "There is now a gopd prospect of the speudy conclusión of a general arbitration treaty between Great liritam and the United States."