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LANE, NOIMK AND OTHER BUILDHM* gjR MOVED WITHOUT IM4 gitlrtirtlw tnarantwi i""utuivui*, •WOBZ OXJA.RA.3JO-XE-E3I3. Leave orders at Smith's Barber Shop. Bond or reference furnished'If.desired. ssxgrxsoxr, IA. ANOTHER RICH SENATOR? John Kean, Jr., Kleded by the LeKi lature of New Jersey to Sue* ceed Jit in I'M Sml lh, Jr, With the advent of Mr. Kean one more wealthy senator will take a seat in the upper branch of congress. He is regarded by many asi the wealthiest resident of Union county, N. J. Like his father, the late Col. John Kean, once president of the Central railroad of New Jersey, Mr. Kean has heavy transportation interests. Upon Col. Kean's death, four years ago, Mr. Kean was chosen to fill several official posi tions in various corporations thus left vacant. Mr. Kean was born at Ursino, in the mansion where he now resides, on De cember 4, 1S52. The house is historic as Liberty hall. The building was erected by Gov. Livingston in 1772. Washington held many conferences with his generals within its walls, and Alexander Hamilton studied law there. There, too, John Jay was married to one of the fair daughters of the gov ernor. Another home, at No. 3 East Fifty-sixth street. New York city, also JOHN KEAN, JR. (United States Senator-Elect from New Jersey.) belongs to Mr. Kean, and here he spends much of his time during the winter. When a young boy he was sent to a boarding school in Stockbridge, Mass., and was transferred from there to a pri vate academy at Sing Sing on the Hud son, where he received a very much higher education than was necessary for hifti to enter Yale college, which he did in 1872. He afterward took a course in the Columbia college law school and was admitted to the bar in New Jersey in 1877. Mr. Kean was elected to congress in 1882 and again in 1886. All New Jer sey still remembers the tireless, can vass of the state which Mr. Kean made when he ran for governor in 'J892, and was defeated by George T: Werts. CROWN PRINCE GUSTAF. Will Be at the Head of Sweden's and Norway's Government for Some Time to Come. Prince Gnstaf of Sweden, who will occupy the post of the head of the gov ernment of Sweden and Norway while the king is taking a long rest at the baths of Sodertelje, is the heir appar ent to the throne and will succeed Oscar when that monarch passes out of this life. Gustaf is 41 years old and is very unpopular in both Sweden'and Norway. When he was attending the public1 schools with his younger broth er, Prince Oscar, he was reserved and cold and took small part in the games and sports of his school fellows, in which his brother delighted. It is said that after he grew into manhood his reserve toward the common people in creased, while the pppularity of his forward and democratic brother grew steadily1 Gustaf as a boy was quiet and shy. Gustaf as a man has been and is taciturn and inaccessible. His face is quite pale and severe, and its pallor is only heightened by a frame of black beard and hair. He is tall, like CROWN PRINCE GUSTAF.. (Temporary Regent of the Scandinavian Kingdoms.) all the members of the royal family, but is altogether too thin, and presents anything but a healthful appearance. He is quite obstinate, and will not be persuaded to any conduct he does not himself approve, but he has high no tions of honor and is conscientious in the performance of those duties which he conceives are his. Although he does not arouse much enthusiasm in Stock holm, he is liked rather well in the neighborhood of Tullgaru castle, where he spends his summers. This seat is charmingly situated on the Baltic, and the prince and princess are very gra cious to their humbler neighbors in its vicinity. The crown princess and fu ture queen of Sweden was Princess Victoria, daughter of the grand duke of Baden. The heir apparent and his wife have three children: Prince Gustaf Adolf, heir presumptive and duke of Scania, 17 years old Prince Carl Wil belm, duke of Sodermanland. is. and Prince Erik Ludvig A lbert, 10 jiarsold. These Popular Fish Are Delnnr Caught In Fewer Number* Bach Suc in a Mackerel, the leading sa.lt water fisl. of the world, sold everywhere at all times, are growing scarcer aud scarcer, while prices are mounting at a rapid rate. Every one eats mackerel when he can get it. In years gone by it was a regu lar dish on the table of many poor fam ilies, when there was an abundance of the fish and low prices prevailed. In valids and dyspepticsi demanded mack erel because of its appetizing qualities. Others, who need not search for appe tites, enjoyed mackerel simply because it was a delightful fish. The day, how ever, when the poor man can have mackerel on his table asa regular thing is past, and this popular dish is rapidly becoming a rarity. Wholesale dealers in the city say that the. decrease in the catch from yiear to year has been phenomenal, and that so great has the supply fallen off that it is now impossible to supply the demand of the public, which is enor mous. The consequence of this state of affairs is that the cost of a barrel of mackerel has risen to many times its forrfier figure, and many persons have been obliged to cut iit- off from their menu. Fifteen years ago, it is stated, the catch on the American coast alone, along the Massachusetts and Maine shores and from some of the provinces, averaged anywhere from 300,000 to 400,000 in a season. There was then no meed to import mackerel, and dealers here were sending shipments of this popular fish across the waters to the other side. Mackerel sold in those days, according to size, from three to eight dollars a barrel. Only the fine, large mackerel brought the latter price. About 12 years ago the decrease in supply started, and has not yet been stopped. The catch of every season for the last dozen years lias been growing less, until, it is said, the average ca+ch on the American coast for the, last two years has been only from 10,000 to 50, 000, and the price of mackerel at pres ent ranges from $20 to$25 a barrel. Since the small catch here has begun to make itself felt mackerel from Ire land and Norway have commenced to be taken in large quantities, although even with their help the figures of catches of former years cannot be ap proached. The Irish fishermen former ly used to send their fish fresh and un salted to London for sale, but since the demand in America they have taken to salting and curing the fish and ship ping direct from the Iriisih shores to points in the United States. The qual ity of the Irish mackerel and their methods of curing ape said to be ex cellent, and the fish received from there are now claimed to be even bet ter than the New Zealand fish, and far superior to that of the provinces. The Irish mackerel aleo outclass the Nor way mackerel in the fact that they are better cured and have a brighter color. No reason for the decrease in mack erel in American waters1 has been hit upon by local fishermen or local llsh dealers. Theories have been advanced, the most generally accepted of which is that the falling off in the catch is due to the methods of fishing now prevail ing. In the timesof the great.plenty of mackerel the Ashing was done w:th the hook and line, but the present method of catching mackerel is with the seine, A crew goes out in the ocean with a vefc sel and their huge seine, and makes ef forts to capture whole schools of tlie fish. The result is that fishermen now report that the mackerel are wild and most difficult to get around with a seine. It is much harder to make a catch now than a few years back, and by some it is claimed the wholesale seining is thechief reason why thecatch has so decreased.—Baltimore Sun. SOLD ARMS TO SPAIN. The Unpleasant Predicament of a an Exporting House During the War. "There are a lot of queer insid'e sto ries connected with the war," said a northern visitor in the lobby of an uptown hotel, "but I think I can tell the very oddest of the lot-. 1 don't care to call any names, but the facts are these: Late last summer a certain man ufacturing concern, one.of the biggest in its line in the world, received quite large ordier from the Spanish govern ment, for supplies to be sent to Cuba. There was nothing remarkable in this^ because Spain was at that time a lib eral customer in the American market, but it already owed a pretty good, stiff bill to the house in question, and there :was some doubt about filling the last requisition. However, the stuff was finally sent on promise of a- 90-day settlement in full. That was in Sep tember, 1897. "When the 90 days elapsed a small payment was made and the balance promised directly after New Year's. Some time in January there was an other small payment and another big promise. On February 15, as you may happen to recall, the Maine was blown to smithereens in Havana harbor, and the swift succession of events that fol lowed the bill was simply ignored by the Spanish authorities. That, very briefly, is the commercial history of the case, and the house now finds it self in a peculiar predicament. "It is possible that it might get its money by an appeal to the president, but as most of the stuff furnished to the Dons was used as munitions of war against our own troops it is reluctant to make the claim for fear of exciting popular prejudice. The amount in volved runs wny up into the thousands, but they figure that it would be more than offset by loss of home trade. So they have concluded to keep their mouths shut, and charge it up against profit and loss Funny silu.fi ion. isn't it? Tin- facts are exactly n:~ I hare ftated them."—N. O Timps-Df morrnt. *0U n.wOiJ JLiii.* I/kAiiiV, It Never Fails to Excite the Inter est of Yachtsmen. The upturned Dow Section of the Vuelit Caprice In Alow a Pulnt Shop—Why It Wan Reduced to So ltn*e a Due. One of the most curious landmarks along Long Island sound, and one that never fails to excite the interest of the yachtsman who sees it for the first time, stands on the short of Northport bay From the distance it looks like a large Indian tepee. On a nearer view it is seen to be the bow of a finely modeled yacht, apparently sticking right- up out of the earth. Approaching closer, the puzzled yachtsman discovers it is really a house. This freak structure,- says the New York Sun, stands in Hawkins' shipyard, overlooking the bay. Its history in volves the story of a novel and in genious operation on the old steam yacht Caprice, by which she was trans formed into another boat and a build ing. The Caprice was 66 feet long and was purchased in 1895 by Benjamin M. Whitlock, who admired her particularly fine lines. He decided to have a larger boat, however, and wanted her to be a duplicate in model of the Caprice. To insure this he determined to have the Caprice extended fore and aft, keep ing as much of the original midship sec tion of the hull asi possible. He accord ingly engaged H. J. Gielow, the designer of fasit-going steam yachts, to make the plans, and the work was done in Hawk ins' yard at Port Jefferson. The Caprice, which had formerly been the Henry Douglas, built in 1885 for Charles Schoen, of Philadelphia, was carefully taken apart. When this was completed the old yacht stood in three sections. From the midship section, only 12 feet long, a new yacht S5 feet over all was built and named theTelka. CURIOUS LANDMARK. (It Is the Bow of a Finely Modeled Sailing Yacht.) About this time Hawkins discovered that be needed a new paint shop, so he bought the complete bow section and stood it on end in his yard, with the sharp cutwater pointing to the sky. In the starboard side of the deck he cut a door, and the forward hatch served nicely as a window. Hawkins then had a building 20 feet high that afforded him a large, com modious, well-ventilated room with an absolute watertight roof. The short bowsprit he .makes use of as a flagstaff, and that is what most puzzles the voy aging yaclitman when from the dis tance he espies the clean, bright bow of a big boat sticking up from among the trees with the union jack flying from her stem. The Telka proved to be a fine, fast craft and was sold by Mr. Whitlock to Commodore Mollenhauer, at present owner of the crack flyer Presto, de sugned by Mosher. Later she was dis posed of to a St. Louis yachtsman, and all that now remains in the east of the old- Caprice is the forward section which has caused so much comment among yachtsmen. Mr. Whitlock is at present the owner of the bark-rigged auxiliary Hildegarde, which was built as a fore-and-aft- schooner for his royal highness the prince of Wales. As soon as Mr. Whitlock got posses sion of the Hildegarde he began mak ing a series of alterations in her quite as radical and startling as his metamor phosis of the hull of the Caprice. In this case, however, the alterations were made in the rig of the craft. From her original fore-and-aft rig she was trans formed to a topsail schooner by put ting yards on the foremast. This rig satisfied Mr. Whitlock for one- season, but early last spring the rejuvenated Hildegarde was placed in commission as a full-rigged bark, the mizzenmast being made from the 85-foot boom of her fore-and-aft mainsail. A Chicago man who has just returned from a trip abroad that combined sev eral months of professional study with a number of weeks of sightseeing tells a funny story of a German medical student who was inordinately proud of his knowledge ,of the English lan guage. It occurred during a recitation hour in a well-known college in Berlin and the lesson had just been inter rupted by the arrival of several promi nent Germans accompanying a dis tinguished American traveler. The pro fessor in charge of the recitation saw his opportunity to please the noted Visitor and immediately proposed to his linguistic pupil to translate a verse of the German Bible into English. The guest expressed his anticipatory pleas ure, the Bible was opened, a verse Chosen at random and the prcud stu dent stood up and assumed an im portant air. The lines selected were from the story of the apostels' sleep in the Gar den of Gethsemane, "The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is wenk," which the medical student treated in the free find easy tunnnf-r of "The ghost indeed is ready, but the meat is poor." REVOLT AGAINST SILENCE. How Solitary Conflaement Prisoners Rest Themselves When the Evening .Honrs Come. When the presumptive system of segregate confinement enforced at the Eastern penitentiary aroused the in dignation of Charles Dickens and his trenchant pen gave expression to his horror of such punishment, the insti tution on Fairmount avenue was given a sinister reputation beyond its deserts. Since the great novelist wrote in terms so severe of solitary imprisonment the results obtained by the management of the prison here have refuted in the main the strictures passed upon the Eastern penitentiary. Penologists have given their testimony in favor of the system which Dickens condemned, and solitary confinement is in vogue in many of the penitentiaries of the coun try. If enforced to the letter and a man wa^ compelled to sit within a nar row cell day after day with nothingbut his own thoughts to occupy his mind, then, indeed, solitary confinement would be a barbarity that would shame civilization and humanity. Madness and death could only result in the ma jority of cases. But when the convicted man stands before his judge to receive his punish ment and listens to the words •'solitary' confinement," their terror is lightened by the merciful provision that his lone-... liness shall be relieved by "hard labor."?! Then, too, the crowded condition of the Eastern penitentiary requires that two, and frequently three, convicts shall be confined in the same ceil, and the "solitary confinement" part of the sentence is more or less a legal fiction. While a man has the company of his fellows and the boon of work in the prison there is imposed upon him a punishment the severity and irksome ness of which can only be apprehended in its full force by one who has under gone it. The punishment is silence. Throughout the day no man dare speak to his fellow save of necessity or by stealth. To a man who has yielded to temptation and fallen from an honor able place in society the need of human sympathy, the sound of a kindly voice, a friendly ear into which to pour the torturing surgings of his mind is most necessary, and must make this imposed silence terrible to bear. The prison authorities recognize the severity of the punishment of these long brooding hours and the mental strain imposed on the convict. Many in passing the penitentiary in the early hours of the evening must have been startled by the cries and tumult echo ing from behind its stone walls, and wondered as they hurried by if a bloody revolt was going on within. A revolt it is, indeed, that nightly takes place, but it is the revolt of overburdened hearts, of anguished "souls, and black, evil minds against the silence they have writhed under during the day. JTrom six o'clock until nine each night the ban of silence is raised, and the inmatea_ of the prison are free to give vent to the tumult of their minds. Locked tfcere in their cells the great majority of the prisoners await eager ly the hour of six. At the given time pandemonium breaks loose: The cor ridors echo and reecho ^o the yells, shrieks and songs of the miserable, caged men. Many of them have musical instruments, and these add the*r vol ume to the general dliscord. For three hours the din continues, but on the stroke of nine the electric lights in the cells go out, silence once more broods over the gloomy place, and fortunate the man who finds freedom in s'eep.— Philadelphia Telegraph. The United States Government Likely to Interfere to Stop Vicious Practices. A mulat'tress with a plump baby in her arms reached Philadelphia on a sailing vessel from Hayti the other day and declared her eager desire to be come a resident of the United States. It was necessary for her to get a bond as guarantee that- she would not be come a public charge, and while the in cidiental formalities were in progress somebody asked her why she had come from a tropical island and her own peopfe to live among strangers, where the making of a living is a task by no means easy. The woman an swered with an earnestness, that said much for her sincerity and something for her accuracy, that she left Hayii because the season for certain canni balletic rites in the disitrict where she lived were coming on, and that her child would have been killed and eaten if she had not left the country. This horrible charge has-been made against tfce Haytians many times and as often denied by them, but the de nials have not carried the weight of the accusations, and the best authori ties regard it at least as highly prob able that in parts of the black repub lic heathenish customs of the most frightful sort have been practiced ever since the expulsion of the French. The Haytians are now very close neighbors of our own, and it remains to be seen what the consequences of this prox imity will be. The old isolation is sure to be broken down, business and other relations with Americans are inevita ble, and existing conditions in Hayti may well become as unendurable to us as were those of Cuba under Spanish rule. Even if cannibalism is a mere sporadic crime on Hayti, there are other things there practically worse and morally almost as bad about which there is no doubt whatever. Hie gov ernment is corrupt and sanguinary, and the treatment of white foreigners is often atrocious. The Haytians have had many years in which to develop the power, of self-government, but they remain far below the standard nf civilization, and harsh critics declare that they are sinking rather than ris ing. Moreover, this island is potential ly of great value. There is a basis for prophecy in that fact.—N. Y. Times.