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By G. W. NORRIS. WAIERXOWN, WISCONSIN. Policemen on the streets in Ham burg- are instructed to watch the cars eharply, and if they find a car which carries a single passenger more than the car number allowed by law the conductor is fined 72 cents. The Minnesota Valley Historical society has decided to build a granite shaft, fifty-two feet high, to the mem ory of the Indians who befriended the white settlers during the Sioux rebellion of 1862. It will be located on state land, near the village of Morton, Renville county. Prince Ferdinand cf Bulgaria two years ago ordered a crown designed by a prominent artist at Munich. At that time the prince hoped to be pro moted to kingly rank, but since his ambition has been disappointed he refuses to pay for the design, and the artist has been compelled to sue. Whale fishing is not extinct in the United States, but it is gradually and slowly becoming so. From ISSO to 1575 the annual product of the Amer ican whale fisheries fell from 100,000 barrels of sperm oil to 42,000, of whale oil from 300,000 to 35,000, and of whalebone from 5,000,000 pounds to 400,000. A dispatch to a London newspaper from Rome says that the pope has or dered that about fifteen thousand old swords, halberds, spears and battle axes in the Vatican armory be melted and the iron sold, A furnace for the purpose has been erected in the Vat ican gardens- The weapons are use less except as curios, and cost a great deal to keep them polished. Contestants of the will of Mellen Chamberlain in Boston have executed a release to the trustees of the Boston public library of any interest which they may have in the “Mellen Cham berlain collection,” which was be queathed to the library. This collec tion, which is valued at SIOO,OOO, is composed of autographs, portraits, photographs, genealogical, historical and literary property. The best collection of Chinese coins to be found outside of China has been given to the archaeological museum of the University of Pennsylvania by Rev. E. W. Twing, a Honolulu mis sionary. The collection goes back to a time over 2,500 years ago and in cludes those odd, early Chinese coins which were made *n the form of spades, razors, keys, shirts and tools. King George of Greece refuses to part with a bullet which imbedded itself in the wood of his carriage when he was waylaid and shot at sev eral times at the conclusion of the war in Turkey. He considered his escape so miraculous that he had the bullet extracted and set in his watch charm, firmly believing that it is mercifully designed to insure him immunity from assassination. Lightning is visible at a distance cf 150 miles. Opinions differ as to how far away thunder can be heard. A French astronomer who has made observations declares that thunder can not be heard at a greater dis tance than 10 miles. An English me teorologist has counted up to 190 seconds between the flash and the thunder, which would give a distance of 27 miles from the place where the lightning occurred. Cremation Is becoming increasingly popular in Paris, and the crematori um erected at the cemetery of Pere Lachaise has already been found to be too small. Additions are being made, and a third furnace, a large hall and a columbarium will soon be ready for use. The latter somewhat resembles the Campo Santo of Genoa, and will contain 10,000 receptacles for ashes. These niches are closed with slabs of marble, on which inscriptions may be cut. About 5,000 women and girls in New York are employed in making arti ficial flowers. All grades are made, from exact imitations of the most exquisite French productions to the cheapest violets. The branching and other difficult parts of the work and some of the finer grades of flowers are done in factories, but fully two thirds of the flower makers are “out side workers.” Most of these home workers are Italian women and chil dren Ex-Gov. Pillsbury, of Minnesota, has given 1,000 acres to the state forestry board for the purpose of encouraging state forestry reserves in Minnesota and giving the state board a chance to experiment with cut-over timber tracts, with a view to determining the extent to which the growth of timber can be renewed. Mr. Pillsbury specifies tha + two-thirds of the revenues which may be derived from the gift must go to the state university at Minneapolis. The celebrated Marble Arch, one of London’s most notable landmarks, is shortly to be demolished. This in xeresting object was built by George IV., at a cost of $400,000, as an en trance to Buckingham palace, where it did duty in that capacity for many years. But as the gateway to the palace the arch was a failure. It had the effect of dwarfing the loyal resi dence, and visitors Who went to view the royal house from the exterior saw “plenty of gate,” to quote an old description, “and a very little pal ace.” ' MI ;/ fi ET’S have fewer er- Ofa h Try to make each V BwPql Better than the for i As we go our way; Har tnt s ,dle u:k ‘ '. And commence to do— Sponge the slate all over, Let’s begin anew. Let’s be better neighbor*. With a willing hand Help to lift the fallen To a higher stand; Do some good for others, Say ill things of none, Have an easy conscience When the day is done. Let’s try smiles for frowning, Scatter wide the seeds Of good thoughts and kindness. Reaping noble deeds; Put In daily practice What we often preach; Truth and right and justice Let us try to teach. Let’s think less of dollars. More of our own kind, That we may be wealthy, Not in purse, but mind; Shun the false and evil, Clasp the good and true— Sponge the slate all over, Let’s begin anew. —J. Gordon Temple, in Chicago Chronicle, VVfien^ty I ! ! 1 New Year’s. j l night; the clock I was' on the last stroke of nine, and —' John Kimball was on his way home. He was not hurry ing home; indeed, he was proceeding rather leisurely for a man who had been married only six months. But John was meditating, and when a man meditates and walks at the same time he generally forces his feet to keep pace with his thoughts. John had just parted from a crowd of his old friends of bachelor days, such dear old fellows —I don’t mean dear old bachelors, but dear old friends, for John was only 25, and none of his friends were much older than himself. They had given him such a cordial invitation to go with them to the rooms of the Bachelors’ club; they were such jolly good fellows, so free and easy and so utterly devoid of care, that they made John feel as though he were one of them again, and the parting from them had caused his thoughts to meander slowly back to the time when he was one of them. John was thinking of those sweet old days of bachelorhood, when he didn’t have to go home early at night; when it didn’t really matter much whether he went home at all. He was thinking of the wonderful games of poker he used to play, and the funny stories that w r ere so often related, at the club, but he was think ing more particularly of the boys who were up there now, celebrating another anniversary of its birth —or suppose I say its origin; clubs cannot boast of parentage. He was think ing of the rare old wines that were being drunk and the fragrant odor of the imported Havanas. He was think ing of the various ridiculous resolu tions that were being made, and he smiled as he thought how recklessly they would be broken. A year ago he was a member of the Bachelors’ club, and a year ago he had repeated, for the fourth time, his ironclad oath to always remain a member of the Bachelors’ club. But a year works many wonders, creates many changes, and makes many mar riages. When John took his fourth iron clad oath, a year ago, to the effect that “he would live and die a bache lor,” that “he preferred single bless edness to married cussedness,” and that “a wife, next to a mother-in-law, was a nuisance around the house,” he was perfectly honest in w T hat he said. But six months had hardly passed be - he had “fallen like other fools,” as his bachelor chums expressed it. Of course it was a hard blow to the fraternity, for John was one of its charter members and stanchest sup porters; but the club rallied, passed red-hot resolutions, and posted a memorial: “To the memory of a de parted brother,” on its bulletin-board, and rocked along just as usual, with out the presence of Mr. John Kimball. Now, John Kimball wasn’t a de praved man by any means' —women think all clubmen like wine and cards better than women, and are, there fore, bound to be depraved.; John, by uniting himself in marriage to a woman, had shown, much to the dis gust of his club-mates, that he pre ferred the society of a woman to the society of his friends and wine and cards. But recollections of old times, brought so forcibl3 r to his mind, and remembrances oi fond ties, so recent ly broken, brought him to a point where he found himself —like many men before him —debating a question that should have been settled forever, long before he took unto himself a wife, namely, which did he love best, his wife or his club? He loved his home and he adored the little woman who presided over it and endeavored, with all her might, to make it the happiest, dearest place on earth, for him, but he could not banish from his mind the sweet recollections of the old days. And the more he thought of them the stronger became the yearning for his old associates and surroundings. He felt like a social outcast. He had never before quite comprehended how good it is to be free. True, he was still the “autocrat of his own breakfast-table,“ but not quite “mon arch of all he surveyed,” and, be it said to his disgrace, if he hadn’t found himself so near his own door he might have wandered back among tne boys. Suddenly, pausing in his medita tions and glancing at his surround ings, he saw that he was within a block of his lit'tl© home. His con science smote him; he felt as if he had brought unhallowed thoughts on hallowed ground. He looked sheep ish for a moment, then tried to change the current of his thoughts by whistling a love-song that he knew his wife admired. He was still whistling when he turned the night latch and entered the door, to be greeted with a kiss from the little woman he had sworn to “love, honor and protect.” She was one of the dearest, sweet est little creatures in all the wide world —a woman must necessarily and naturally 'be very uear and very sweet when she is able to capture a clubman —and her first thought was for John’s health and weP-being. After the kiss of greeting the first thing she did was to exclaim, not in a tone of reproof, but of solicitude; “Oh, John, dear, you will catch your death with your overcoat unbuttoned in the cold night air—andi did you walk home?” Now that alone was enough to make John feel like a cul prit, but he smiled and said some thing about “needing exercise.” and “not feeling the cold,” which was all probably very true, and together they walked, arm in arm, back to the cozy little dining-room, which a’so served as sitting-room for the little fami'y. Another reproof smote John’s con science the moment he entered the room. In front of the cheerful little hearthstone, where a bright fire was burning, stood his easy chair. Across the back hung his smoking-jacket. By one side were his slippers, and by He / \ i„ _ ~ , "WHY-ER-I WAS—THINKING OF TH E WAY SOME FELLOWS SPEND NEW YEAR’S NIGHT.” other, on a table, was his pipe, that he loved next to his wife. John felt abashed, to say the least of it, and it was fortunate for him that his wife was at his back at that moment, assisting- him in removing his coat, instead of looking in his face, otherwise she might have asked some questions that he would have found difficulty in answering to her satisfaction. Mrs. Kimball hung her husband's coat on its proper peg, helped him on with his smoking-jacket, chatting gayly all the while, and paused only for him to take his seat. John seemed to suddenly realize that the time had arrived for him to do something, and he accordingly sat down, very clums ily, in his chair and stared, very va cantly, at the fire. His wife’s voice aroused him, and he jumped like a man who has suddenly and unex pectedly come in contact with the business end of a pin. “John, dear,” she was saying, “won’t you remove your shoes, put on your slippers, light your pipe, and let me finish reading to you that little story I began the ether night? —or are you too tired to hear it to-night?” “'Certainly, Helen, I’ll take pleasure in listening to you. There is, really r , nothing that I enjoy more. I —l was so busy with —er —my own thoughts that I quite forgot myself.” And John proceeded to divest himself of his shoes and don his slippers in the greatest haste. “Of what were you thinking, John?” she asked, coming over and placing her hand fondly upon his shoulder. John’s face crimsoned, and he tied two hard knots in his shoestring be fore he realized what he was doing. “Why—er —i was thinking of the way some fellows spend kew Year’s night.” “How do ‘some fellows’ spend Xew Year’s night, John, dear--more pleas antly than you do?” John had just succeeded in untying the two knots in his shoestring when his wife’s last question frightened him into tying three others. She no ticed his embarrassment, but could not account for it, and, without wait ing for his reply, she said: “Come, John, you’ll never get your shoes off at this rate; let me help you, and when we have finished you can tell me ‘how some fellows’ spend Xew Year’s night.” And before he could enter protest, even if he had possessed the courage to try, she was down on the floor untying his shoestrings. John's face, if it were possible, turned a shade redder, and he squirmed uneas ily in his chair. All married men hav# occupied the same position, have ex perienced the same feelings that John Kimball occupied and felt when his wife kneeled by his side and assisted him in removing his shoes, and for their sakes I will refrain from elucidation. For the benefit of unmarried men, I will say that John felt like a young fellow who had just been requested to purchase a marriage license for his best girl and another fellow; I think they will understand. And for the benefit of the fair sex, I will say that John felt like a girl who has proposed to a young man during leap year, and been rejected; I know they will understand. “Small,” I think, defines John’s feel ings about as well and about as thor oughly as any word in the English lan guage. John has never been able to quite rec ollect just when his shoes came off, and just when his slippers went on. He was in the act of lighting his pipe— his wife had taken her seat on the other side of the fireplace, and was turning the leaves of her book in such an abstracted manner that he felt en couraged to hope that she had forgot ten something—when she suddenly asked: “How do some fellows spend New Year’s night, John?” John forgot to light his pipe; he held the lighted match between his fingers until it burned their tips, and then he blurted out; “Why, my dear, these fellow’s I w*as thinking of assemble in a large room, drink cigars--! mean, drink wine, smoke cigars, tell vulgar tales, make ridiculous resolutions, and tack home at three a. m.” When John finished, he looked as if he had been invited to attend his own funeral, and had accepted the invitation, under pro test. His wife laid aside her book, and coming over she seated herself on the arm of his chair, and. throwing her arms around his neck, she asked: “Why should my John think of such things? You never spent a New Year’s nloht in that manner, did you, John?” “Yes, Helen, I have,” he answered, and there was a tremor in his voice, “and I have been thinking too much about those nights. They sa\’ ail ‘open confession is good for the soul;’ hear mine, Helen, and judge me as you will,’ and with his wife’s arms still clinging fondly around his neck, and with her eyes looking straight up into his, he told her all about his temptation. And when he had finished he tenderly re moved her arms, and, with his right hand upraised, he said: “And now, Helen, I want to make one more Xew Year’s resolution, and while we both live it shall never be broken: ‘Resolved, that I shall never allow my thoughts to wander backward, as the}- have to day; and resolved, further, that my feet shall never stray beyond the threshold of my own domain, in the pursuit of pleasures, so help me God!” “Amen,” murmured his little wife, between her sobs, as she flung her arms around his neck. —Copyright, by Les lie’s Weekly, and printed by permis sion of the same. HOBSON’S CHOICE. Col. Whiteman Well, Uncle Dan, what are you to have for your Xew Year’s dinner —chicken or turkey? Uncle Dan —Chicken, sah. Ease none ob mah neighbors don raise turkeys. Incomprehensible. Cobwigger —Women are incompre hensible. Merritt —What put that into youi head ? Cobwigger —My wife spent sls for 8 smoking-jacket for my Christmas pres ent, and on Xew Year’s she was crying her eyes cut because I didja’t sweax of smoking.— X. Y. Truth. DEN IS DISCOVERED, Prison of Young Cudahy Found by Omaha Reporters. The Lad Ag-ain and Has No Difficulty in Recognizing the Place—Location Fit One for Crime, Omaha, Neb., Dec. 22 —The World- Herald reporters Frida}* afternoon lo cated the house in which Eddie Cudahy was held prisoner at 3604 Grover street, a point about four miles southwest of the city. Absolute evidence as to the identity of the house was obtained, and further corroborated by Eddie Cudahy, who appeared during- the time the re porters were making- observations. The house is an isolated structure, situ ated on a promontory commanding- a full view of the surrounding country for miles about. It is a two-story con cern, and has the rickety stairway and other features described by the kid naped boy. On the second floor was found a new* well bucket containing water from which the millionaire’s son had quenched his thirst. About the rooms were found hundreds of ciga rette stubs and burnt matches and a small quantity of sugar and coffee. A Ticklish Situation. While making observations, the re porters were surrounded by Chief of Police Donahoe, Capt. Hayes, Council man Burkley, Edward Cudahy, Sr., and his son Eddie, the kidnaped hot*. One of the reporters, with a lighted lamp in hand, was surveying the basement of the house when he discovered Chief Donahue intheact of reachingforhis re volver. Realizing the situation, the re porter ducked his head and retreated behind a partition, and informed his coworkers. The other reporter, not comprehending the gravity of the sit uation. left the house by a rear door, when he. too, was brought to bay by Capt. Hayes, who, with revolver in hand, followed by Councilman Frank Burkley, swooped down upon him. “It’s a good thing you were recog nized,” remarked Councilman Burkley, when he recovered his breath sufficient 13* to speak. “We thought you were robbers,” said Capt. Hayes, “and had 3*ou dead to rights. You can thank your luck}* stars, boys, that there was no shooting done.” Corroborated by the Boy. Edward Cudahy, Sr., had returned to his buggy for his revolver, to assist the police in capturing the “bold, bad bandits,” and returned hurriedly, as he wanted to get a shot at one of the rob bers himself, he said. Then the entire party reentered the house, and Eddie Cudahy pointed out the exact spot in the north room where he lay from the time he was taken to the house Tues day evening until removed Wednesday night. He also said he had drank from the oaken bucket which stood in one of the adjoining rooms. He also indicated the broken stair step which he had pre viously referred to in going upstairs to his imprisonment. Eddie Cudahy said he had reclined on the floor from the time he entered the house until removed. He said he was only about an hour, perhaps, going from the point where he was abducted to the house, and about the same time in returning to the point where he was released and told to go home. Mr. Cudahy, after looking over the room which had been described by his son. turned to those with him and said: “Boys, this is un doubtedly the place. I am fully satis fied.” Well Located. The house is located in a place of easy access, but so situated as to til low the desperadoes ample oppor tunity to lay and carry out their plans without molestation from in quiring neighbors. Within easy com munication with rail and wagon roads, leading in and out of Omaha and South Omaha and on a high knoll where sentinels could give immediate alarm in case of necessity, the 1y - story shack had been admirably chosen by the bandits. No doubt ex ists in the minds of the public as to the identity of the place. The testi mony of the neighbors also is of a nature that leads everyone to believe they have found the retreat of the ab ductors. Evidences show that they made a hurried departure when their night’s work was completed. A Suspect. Chicago, Dec. 22. —Chief of Detectives Colleran re ceived a telegram from the Omaha police authorities requesting his aid in discovering the whereabouts of Patrick Crowe, the police character under suspicion of being implicated in the abduction of Edward A. Cudahy, Jr. Crowe is well known to the Chi cago police, and was arrested here some time ago in connection with the “Tow er W” train robbery on the Northwest ern railroad. He proved that he was not in the neighborhood of the robbery at the time, and was released. It is said that Crowe left Chicago for Omaha about two weeks ago. and that several other well-known characters in his set are also there. While Crowe was serving a sentence at Joliet his wife worked as forewoman in the labeling department of the Cudahy Packing company in Omaha, and it is said that both she and her husband were well acquainted with the household affairs of the millionaire. Won't Be Sold. Fremont. 0., Dec. 22.—1 tis stated au thoritatively that Spiegel Grove, the home of the late Rutherford B. Hayes, will not have to be sold, as reported. The heirs of the ex-president have suf ficient means with which to pay the an nuity to Charles Birchard in compli ance with the order of the supreme court, without selling the famous home stead. Britain AVou’t Object. Washington, Dec. 22. —Great Britain, it is announced, will not oppose the United States if the latter decides tc fortify the Nicaragua canal. TEE SENATE ACTS. amended Kny-Pauncefote Treaty I Rntided— Full Text of the Agreement. Washing-ton, Dec. 21—After spend ing* the greater part of the past fort night in considering the Hay-Pauncc fote treaty for the modification of the Clayton-Bulwer convention of 1850, the senate on Thursday consumed only one hour and ten minutes in amending it, and ratifying it as amended. During the time there were six roll calls and several viva voce votes. The first five of the roll calls were on amendments offered by individual senators, and the last one on the resolution to ratify the treaty as amended. All the amendments, ex cept those offered by Senator Foraker and reported by + he committee on foreign relations, were voted down by majorities averaging about 19. The ratification resolution was adopted by a vote of 55 to 18. The text of the treaty as amended is as follows: “The United States of America and her majesty the queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, empress of India, being- desirous to facilitate the con struction of a ship canal to connect the At lantic and Pacific oceans, and to that end to remove any objection which may arise out of the convention of April 19. 1850, com monly called the Clayton-Bulwer treaty, to the construction of such canal under the auspices of the g-overnment of the United States, without impairing- the ‘gen eral principle’ of neutralization established In Article VIII. of that convention, have for that purpose appointed as their pleni potentiaries: “The president of the United States, John Hay, secretary of state of the United States of America, and her majesty the qusen of Great Britain and Ireland, em press of India. Right Hon. Lord Pauncefote, G. C. 8., G. C. M. G., her majesty’s ambas sador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to the United States; “Who, having communicated to each other their full powers, which were found to be in due form, have agreed upon the following articles; “It is agreed that the canal may be con structed under the auspices of the govern ment of the United States, either directly at its own cost, or by gift or loan of money to individuals or corporations or through subscription to or purchase of stock or shares, and that, subject to the provisions of the present convention, the said gov ernment shall have and enjoy all the rights incident to such construction, as well as the exclusive right of providing for the regulation and management of the canal. “The high contracting parties, desiring to preserve and maintain * the ‘general principle’ of neutralization established In Article VIII. of the Clayton-Bulwer con vention. which convention is hereby super seded, adopt as the basis of such neutrali zation. the following rules, substantially as embodied in the convention between Great Britain and certain other powers, signed at Constantinople, October 29, ISSB, for the free navigation of the Suez mari time canal, that is to say: “I. The canal shall be free and open, Jn time of war as in time of peace, to the ves sels of commerce and of war of all na tions, on terms of entire equality, so that there shall be no discrimination against any nation or its citizens or subjects in re spect of the conditions or charges of traf fic. or otherwise. “2. The canal shall never be blockaded, nor shall any right of war be exercised, nor any act of hostility be committed within it. “3. Vessels of war of a belligerent shall not revictual nor take any stores in the canal except so far as may be strictly,nec essary; and the transit of such vessels through the canal shall be effected with the least possible delay, in accordance with the regulations in force, and with only such intermission as may result from the necessities of the service. Prizes shall be in all respects subject to the same rules as vessels of war of the belligerents. “4. No belligerent shall embark or dis embark troops, munitions of war or warlike materials in the canal except in case of accidental hindrance ot the transit, and in such case the transit shall be resumed with all possible dispatch. “5. The provisions of this article shall apply to w’aters adjacent to the canal, within three marine miles of either and. Vessels of war of a belligerent shall not remain in such waters longer than 24 hours at any one time, except in case of distress, and in such case shall depart as soon as possible; but a vessel of war of one belligerent shall not depart within 24 hours from the departure of a vessel of w*ar of the other belligerent. “It is agreed, however, that none of the immediately foregoing conditions and stip ulations in sections numbered 1,2, 3, 4 and 5 of this article shall apply to measures which the United States may find it nec essary to take for securing by its own forces the defense of the United States and the maintenance of public order. “6. The plant, establishments, buildings and all works necessary to the construc tion, maintenance and operation of the canal shall be deemed to be part there of, for the purposes of this convention, and in time of war as in time of peace shall enjoy complete immunity from at tack or injury by belligerents and from acts calculated to impair their useful ness as part of the canal. “7. No fortifications shall be erected commanding the canal or the waters ad jacent. The United States, however, shall be at liberty to maintain such military police along the canal as may be neces sary to protect it against lawlessness and disorder. “The present convention shall be rati fied by the president of the United States, by aud with the advice and consent of the senate thereof, and by her Britannic majesty, and the ratifications shall be exchanged at Washington or at London within six months from the date hereof, or earlier if possible. “In faith whereof, the respective pleni potentiaries have signed this convention and thereunto affixed their seals. “Done in duplicate at Washington, the fifth day of February, in the year of Our Lord one thousand nine hundred. “JOHN HAY. “PAUNCEFOTE.” Sentence Commuted. Washington, Dec, 21. —Corp. Samuel A. Nelson, company F, Twenty-fifth, infantry, was convicted court-mar tial of murder committed in the Phil ippine islands and was sentenced to be executed b3 r hanging. The president has commuted the sentence to impris onment for life at hard labor in the United States penitentiary at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Pardoned. Washington, Dec. 21. —The president has pardoned William H. Huntley, postmaster at Pomeroy, 0., who was convicted and sentenced in June last to eight months in the county jail for embezzling mone3 r order funds. The pardon will take effect December 24. Struck by a Train. Cedar llapids, la., Dec. 21. —A Bur lington, Cedar Rapids & Northern pas senger train struck a buggy contain ing three young men, named Reinsell* near Shell Rock, Thursday evening. Two were instantly killed and the third fatally injured.