i:. ' T"CP?$r JULES VERNEL .1.1, ii ii "' : . , OIIAITIIlt Nil. (Continued.) All, except llitlUihH, mill why could ,4 hl extrmitilliiHry 1 1 mil nut sleep Ilk tlio rithtiraT Hfl grew imiro and mor united, mill it wik nut tim tlioimlit of , returning Unit no nlTfutoil him. Whatever mlRtit lo tti mil p, hi coulit not aleep; vet thin rtnt night nt the piil win t'luir nnil culm. Tim !o w absolutely iintnlm liltrd not n bird, nor nn iinliiial, nor n Dili. , Next niornlnit, when Altamont and tlio others uwnkp, llNttera wa gone. J'eellng uneasy nt hi absence, tlioy hurried nut of the irrotto In search or Mm. There lit) was alnndlhg nn n ;ook, gazing nxedly nt ttm lop of th iiioiiiiIhIii, III liiatrument war In III linml. , . Presently Uniterm said. In n hurried, tmliittrtl manner, w It lit could cnrco ly vommnml himself, "Friend, listen lo ma. ' have aL.J' don much already, hut much ret re. main to be ilonn." 1 "We are cloae to tha pole, but ar not on It." "We nra atlll 45 mlnutai latitude 1 ' from the unknown point," rreumrd i Halter, with Increased animation, "nml to that point I shall no." ' "Hut It I on tha summit of th 'volcano," anl! th doctor, . i4 "I ahull a" i ' Th ton" of absolute determination In which Hattent pronounced the word II la Impiiaaltilo to diacritic Ilia friends wer stupefied, and sntd in lorror at the Mating mountain, "Very well." ha ld. finally, "since you are lient mi It, wn'll no, too." CIIAITT.U XIII. It wa about I o'clock when they commenced their illrflcult ascent J tin ky wna aplendld, nnd tlio thermometer loot nt til degrees, Ilalterna and hla dog want flret closely followed by tlio other. Hut n thry not higher, th nacenl t ir came morn pnd mora dlrtloult. for the flanka of th mountain war nlmnat perpendicular, nnd It required the ul moal car to keep from falling. Clouda of aahea whirled round them repented If, and lorrcnta or lavn tarred their pnasagr. Ilntterna, howover, climbed up the teeiirat narenta with surprising null Ity. disdaining th help or hla staff. II nrrlvtd befor lung nt a circular rock, a aort or plutenu nbout ten feet vrlde. A river or tailing Uvn ur rounded It, except In one part, wher tl forked away to a hinder rock, Irav In a narrow paaaaga, through which Jlattemn fraflraely passed, Her he atopptd, nnd hla coin pan 1nna managed to rejoin him. It seem d lo l measuring with hla ay th 3latanc he had yet to Ret over. Hori zontally, he waa not more than 100 yard from th top of th crater, but vertically h had nearly three time that dlatunc to Iravera. -I latter." antd the doctor, "It la nouih; w cannot ko rurihart" "Htop. then," he replied. In a strangely filtered voice; "1 am going higher." It had hardly uttered th word b for Ilatteraa, by a auperhuman effort, prang over th boiling lava, and mi beyond the reach or hi companion. A cry or horror burt rrom vtry lip, for they thought th poor captain limit hv perlahed In that fiery gulf; tut there he waa f on th other Ida, accompanied by hi faithful Duke' who would not lenv htm. II apeedlly disappeared behind a curtain or einoke, nnd they heard hla vole growing fainter In th illitnnce, ahoutlngi 'To th north! to th northt to th (op or Mount Ilatteraa! Itemember, Mount Hatteraal" All puriult or htm wa out or th question. At Interval, howover, a gllmpt or lilm could be caught through tha cloud or amok and showers or aahea. Ilatteraa did not vn turn one to look back, but inarched straight on, carrying hi country' flag attached to 111 stuff. , At last he reached th summit of th mountain, th mouth or tho crater. Her th doctor hoped th Infatuated man would atom at any rate, and would, perhaps, recover his senses, and expose himself to no rr.or danger than he descent Involved. One moro he shouted: "Hatlemsl Ilatteraa!" There wua such n pathos or entrea ty In his ton that Altnmont felt moved to hi Inmost soul. "I'll eav him yetl" ha exclaimed! nd before Clawbonny could hinder Mm, ha had cleared with n bound the torrent or fire, and wa out of eight, among the rocks. Meantime, Ilatteraa had mounted a rock which overhung the crater, nnd tnod waving hi Dug amidst shower of stone which rained down on him. Duke whs by hi side) but th poor beast was growing ditty In such close proximity to tha abyss. Huttera balanced his start with one linnd, and with the other sought to find the precise mathematical point whoro til the meridians or the glob meet, tho ' tjoint on which it was ins sublime pur- !oia to plant hi foot. All nt onca tho rock gave way, and lio disappeared. A cry of horror broke from hi companions, and rang to tha ' top or tha mountain. Clawbonny ' thought hi frlond had perished, and luy burled forever In the depths of th volcano, A second only a. second, though It seemed an nee elapsed, and there wa Altamont and the dog hold , Ing the Ill-fated Uatternsl Man and dog had caught him at the very mo ment when he disappeared In tho ., r abyss. Ilattera wa saved! Saved In spit '' or himself! nnd half an hour later he lay unconscious In the arms of hi de spairing companion. When ha came to himself, th doo- tor looked at lilm In speechless an, gulsh, for there was no aiaae ef rea- ognlllon In hi eye. It was the eye or a blind mnn, who gate without see ing. "flood heaven!" exclaimed Johnson, "lie U blind!" "No!" replied Clawbonny, "no! My poor friends, we hav only saved th body or Ilntterns) his soul Is left be hind on the top or the volcano. HI reason Is gone!" Three hour after the whole party warn back oneo more In the grotto. "Well, friend," ald the doctor, "w cannot stay longer In this lalandt the era la open, and we hav enough pro vlalons. We ought to alart at one, and get back without the least delay to 1'ort I'rovldonce, where we muet win ter." Th day paased In profound dejec tion. The Inannlty of the captain wa a bad omen, and when they began to talk over the return voyage, their heart failed them far rear. They mined the Intrepid eptrlt or their leader. Next morning they made all ready to nail, and brought the tent and all It belonging on board. Hut before leaving the rock. nvr to return, th doctor carrying out th Intention or Ilattera, had a ratrn' erected on the very pol whr th poor rllow had Jumped ahor. It wa mnde or great block placed on on th top or Hi other, o to b a land mark perfectly vlelble whll th rup lion of th volcano left It undisturb ed. On on or th ld ton, 1J4I chiseled thslmpl Inscription! JOHN IIATTr'ItAa ' Th duplicate or th document at testing th discovery or th north pol wa Inclosed In a tinned Iron cylinder, and deposited In th calrft, to remain a silent witness among tho drt rock. This done, th four mn and th cap tain, a poor body without a put. t out on th return voyage. On th Itth they lighted Altamont harbor, but a th ea was opn .all along tho coait. they determined to go round to Victoria bay by water, In stead of crossing New America In th ledge. A the sloop mad Victoria bay thay all hastened to 1'ort 1'rovldenc. Hut what a scon or devastation met their ye! Doctor" house, store, powder magnxlne, fortifications, all had melted away, and the provision had been ran sacked by devouring animal. After a thorough nrch, a few cases of pemmlcan wer found catlered her and there, and two barrels of preserv ed meat, altogether enough for six weeks, and a good supply of powder. tl wa soon collected and brought on board. At laat. after thirty day tolerably quick sailing, and after battling for forty-eight hour against th Increaa Incr drift Ice. and risking the frail sloop a hundred times, the navigator saw themselves blocked In on all side. Altamont mak a reckoning with scrupulous precision, and found they war In 77 degree It minute latitude and II degree S minute longttud. This la our exact position, then." aid th doctor. "W ar In Bouth Lincoln, Just at Cap Eden, and are entering Jonea sound. With a little more good lurk we should have found open water right to lUtf.na bay. "I suppose, then," said Altnmont. "our only course Is to leave th sloop, nnd get by sledge to th east cortst or Lincoln." Tho rest agreed. The little vessel wa unloaded and tho sledge put together again. At last, on th tllh, they set foot on North Devon. It wa not till th 10th ot August that thay emerged rrom those wild mountain Into a plain, which seemed to hav been upturned and convulsed by volcanic action at some distant pe riod. Altamont, who had displayed nreat unselfishness and devotion to th oth er, routed his sinking energies, and determined to go out ar I find rood for hi comrade. It had been abeont about an hour, and only one durtng that Mm had they heard the report of hla gun; and now ha wa coming back empty-handed, but running a If terrified. "Down there, under th cnowl" cried Altamont, apeaklng a If scared, and pointing In a particular direction. "WhotT" "A who! party of men!" "Alive r "Dead rroxen and even Ho did not finish the sentence, but a look or unspeakable horror cam over his race. The doctor nnd th other were so roused by this Incident that they man a god to get up and drag themselves after Altamont towards the place ho Indicated. Thoy soon arrived nt a narrow part at the bottom ot a ravine, and what a spectacle met their gate) Dead bodies, already stiff, lay hair hurlod In a wind ing sheet ot snow. It was evident this ravine had been but recently the scene ot a fearful struggle, that the poor wretches had been feeding on human flesh, perhaps while ,stlll warm. And among them tho doctor recognised Bhandon, Ten and other or the Ill-fated crow ot the Forward I "Come awayl com awayl" cried tho doator, dragging hi companions from th scene. Horror gavo them momen tary strength, and they resumed their march without stopping a minute lon ger. Even the men themselves wero never able to give any detailed narrative ot tho events which ocourred during th next week. However, on th 9th of September, by superhuman oxertlons, they arrived at last at Capo Horsburg, tho oxtreme point o North Devon. They wero on the short of Damns bay, now halt froxtn over) that I to say, on th road to Europe, and thre mile of tho waves wer cUobIbjs noiselessly or. th sharp edge of th lce-fleld. Her they must wait Iholr chance of m whaler appearing) nnd for how longt Hut heaven pilled tho poor fellows, for th, very next day Altamont per ceived a sail on tho horlxon, Jimt thon a luippy Inspiration' cam to tho doctor. HI fertile genius, which ha served lilm many a tllno In such Hood stead, supplied lilm with ona laat liUa. A Hoe, drlvon by tho current, struck against the Ico-fleld, nnd Clawbonny exclaimed, pointing to It! "This floel" Ills companions could not under stand what he nleant. "Let us embnrk on III let us emi-ark M It!" Helh asslstsd by Altamont, hurried to th sldg, and brought back one or th poles, which he stuck fast on the Ice Ilk n mast, nnd fastened It with ropes. The tent was torn up to fur nish a sail, and us soon as the frnll craft wa ready tho poor follows Jump ed upon It, and sailed out to the open sea. Two hour later the survivor of tho Forward wero picked up by the Hans Christian, a Danish whaler, on her way to Davis straits. Ten days afterward, Clawbonny, Johnson, Hell, Altamont nnd Captain Hatteras landed at Korsnrn, In Zea land, an Island belonging to Denmark. They took the steamer to Kiel, and from there proceeded by Alton and Hamburg to London, where they ar rived on th Uth of the itme month, carnely recovered after lliolr long suf fering. Th flret caro of Clawbonny was to requeit th lloyal Geographical Society to receive a communication rrom him. On can Imagine th aitonlshmont of th learned assembly and the enthusi astic apptauso whan he read HatUra document. Tho doctor and hi companions had th honor or being presented to th queen by th lord chancellor, and thy Wr ftd and "lionised" In all quar ter. Th government confirmed tho name or "Queen's Island." "Mount Hatteras" and "Altamont Harbor." Th Insanity or Cnpt. Ilattera waa or a mild type, and he lived quietly at Hten cottage, a private asylum near Liverpool, wher th doctor hlmaalf had placed him. He never ipoke, and understood nothing that waa said to him; reason and speoch had fled to gether. The only tie that connected him with the outside world wn his friendship for Duke, who wo allowed to remain with him. For a considerable time th captain had been In th habit of walking In tha garden for hour, accompanied by hi faithful dog, who watched him with ad, wlitful rye, but hi promenade wa alwny In on direction In a par ticular part or th garden. When he got to th end or Oil path he would top and begin to walk backward. If anyon stopped him ha would point with hi finger towards a certain part of th sky, but let anyone attempt to turn him round, and he became angry, white DiriJe, a If sharing his mosur sentiments, would bark furloualy. Th doctor, who often visited his af flicted friend, noticed this Strang pro ceeding on day, and soon understood the rrason for It II saw how It waa that he paced to constantly tn a given direction, as If under th Influence of ome msgnetlo fore. This was th secret! John Ilatteraa Invariably walked toward tha north, (Th end.) Unexpectedly Trn. The clover young man was wander ing up and down tbo platform ot the railway atatlon, Intent on finding an empty carriage In tho express, which was almost duo to start, says a writer In Tit'DlU. Hut tn rain. Assuming an official nlr, he stalked up to tho last carriage, and cried In a stento rian voice: "All chango here! This carriage Isn't going!" There wero exclamations low but dcop from tho occupants ot the crowd ed compartment; but, nevertheless, they hurried out ot the currlago and packed themtolvoa away In other parts of tho train. Tho smile on tho face of tho young man wag childlike as ho sotlled hlmtolt comfortably. "Ah," ho murmurod, "It's a grand thlug for me that I was born cleverl I wish they'd hurry up and start." Dy and by tho station-master put his head In tho window, and said: "I suppose you are the smart young man who told the people this carrlago wasn't golngr "Yes," said tho clever one, and ho smiled, "Woll," said the sUtlon-nuster, with a grin, "it Isn't Tho porter heard you telling the people, and so ho uncoupled It He thought you wero a dlrectorr nplnrnm Criminal Code, Procrastination Is the thief of time. Curiosity Is tho porch climber ot society, The past Is tho hold-up man of am bition. Good-fellowship Is the firebug of so briety. Conscience Is tho sneak thief ot con tentment. The bore Is tho pickpocket ot pa tience. Tbo college boy is the chockklter of humor. Tho firecracker is the pirate ot peace. The welsh rabbit is tho ghoul ot Bleep. Hard luck Is tho shoplifter ot hope. Dad cooHIng Is tho sandbagger of civility. Puck. Tb Muataaar, What is known as the California horse or mustang Is In his ancestry and essential qualities an Arab, WJr Ilnlrptn. The wire hairpin was first made la 1645 la England. Prior to that wood m ikowom wero us ! A DISRESPECTFUL ANIMAL. Miss Carolina and II Im Matilda llargie lived in nu old-fashioned houxe with a leui)-to shed, the roof of which ran neatly to the ground, itoturnlug from church ono day, they noticed on approaching their dwelling that the churchgoers ahead of them paused In paimlng, and gazed upward with in ttiuat and mirth. A moment later they saw why. Their neighbor's billy-goat had escaped, mounted tho Ican-to to tho ridge-polo of tho kitchen roof, and with one end of a flaring circus pottei streaming banner-like from his jaws, stood outlined boldly against tlio sky a chamois on a mountain peak, calmly contemplating the bulibath pi occasion Miss Matilda laughed. Mus Caro line did not. "The abominable beoatl" she gasped, deeply scandalized. "I never saw any thing so so disrespectful!" Tho goat is indeed a disrespectful animal. Ho is no respecter either oi property or person, at many an Indl vldual held In honor by mankind has ruefully discovered. Admiral Kvani has related with pride, as a worthy achievement, his triumph In his earllei dsya over a refractory goat on ship board, which refused to yield the milk required for a sick man. After It bad bafflod everybody whose proper task It was to secure the milk, tho captain sent for Evans, and direct ed him to go and get It. Evans respectfully Intimated that he had not supposed "milking goats to be part ot tho duty ot a navigating officer;" but tbo captain thereupon ask ed it as a favor, and he undertook the task. With a little warm water, much per suasion, some firmness, and a recollec tion of the ways of certain "darkles" with misbehaving cows, be succeeded, and was unmercifully chaffed by hi comrades on his succors. Indeed, h was far from happy in It until be bad taught bis method to a marlne,and wai assured that he ould not bare tc keep on milking for the rest of the voyage. lie was more fortunate than another distinguished man, Horace Greeley who was a conspicuous fslluro as a milker of goats, although ho was bred to tbo farm and Evans to the sea. When, In accordance with Mrs. Gree ley's theories ot diet, goat's milk wai desired for their little son, tbey at tempted to keep a goat In their New York premises, and Mr. Greeley under took to milk It His Ignominious tus sles with the creature became a source of delighted mirth to bis neighbors. One taw from hts rear windows tbi complete overthrow ot the great edltoi In hi back yard, while the goat re mained victoriously chewing the latest edition of the Tribune, which had fall en from Mr. Greeley's pocket In the contest. He relates that he called down to falm, gleefully: "Well, Mr. Greeley, nanny, there, hasn't mpch retpect for editors!" Sitting on his hat, and with one foot In an overturned barrel, Mr. Greeley In hit high, squeaky voice, called back: "No matter, no matter! Tho man ii nothing and the opinions everything. Yon seo she appreciates tho Tribune!' MEXICO S RICHEST KAN. Ill Cuttle IJternllr Vpom Thon and llllla. General Luis Tcrraxaa is Mexico's wealthiest man. General Terraxas Is 73 years old, the same age as Presi dent Dlax. The lives of both men have been full of stirring adventure. It was In reward for daring military service that General Terrains obtained from the government large gifts ot land which placed him upon the road to tho great fortune which he now pos sesses. .It Is conservatively estimated luat General Tcrraxaa Is worth not less than J200.O00.000. His property hold ings sro chiefly in the state ot Cnl huahua, but ho also has largo Invest ments In other parts ot tho republic General Tcrraxaa Is tho jjrrea-tcst land and ltve stock baron In the woril, It Is said. He owns fifteen ranches In the state of Chihuahua. Tho ranches embrace an aggregate area o" moro than flvo million acres. For many years special attention has been given to ratting horses upon these ranches. Moro than flvo million ho-id ot horses are graxlug upon the .er raxas land. . The mule supply for most ot Mex ico comes from the Terraxas ranches. Theto animals now number moro than nna million head and nro scatter) J over the different properties, Genernl Terraxas' cattle holdings numoer more than ono million head. Several hun dron thousand head ot goats and sheep graxo upon this land. It Is said that the choicest grass lands In northern Mexico are embraced tn tho Terraxas estate. Streams of running water pa through them, and the grass grows lux uriantly the greater part ot tho year. Some Idea of the vaatnesa of these lauded possessions may be had when It Is known that more than ten thou sand mon nro kept constantly looking after the nvo stock. The services of one thousand men nre required lo "rldo the fences," It Is the duty ot thoso fence riders to seo that the wires are kept Intact, so that tho ..vo stock cannot escape from the pastures. Many thousand miles ot wire were used In constructing tho boundary fences. Moro than a score ot towna, somo ot them ot considerable sixe, are upon the ranches, Kansas City oiar. It occurs to every husband occasion ally that his usefulness as a citizen la measured, In certain degrees, by the quantity ot kin he cares for. Occasionally a man has conceit so well developed ho Is convinced his tooth ache harder than anyone oIm's. raiairatiJSnasB fthlp flared Vy Uanrlnsr. Tho battleship Dominion was cau tiously feeling her way toward Quebec on tho night ot August 16, 1906, when ino navigating officer, misled by a bush fire on land, took the wrong bearings and suddenly struck on a hidden reef with such force that the huge ship was shaken from stem to item, Orders were at once given for tho whole crew, officers at well as men, to assemble on desk with their kits In their bands, and ail tbo 850 men were told to dance so as to keep the ship "alive," and so prevent the Do minion's keel from settling down on the ledgo. At first tho bluejackets whistled an accompaniment to keep the men in step till the captain or dered tbo ship's band to play lively se lections. The men danced with a will, lumping their feet and swaying their bodies, and doing all they could to rock the ship, In the end they suc ceeded, for finally, with tho engines working full speed asUrn, the Domin ion slowly gave way and backed again Into deep water. The dancing had taved the 'ship. A Rath-Tab Job. Clean and sweet from head to feet Is Jerry, but not his twin. "Now for th other!" says merry moth er. And quickly dips htm In. Jim and Jerry, with lips of cherry, And tye of the selfsame blue; Twins to a speckle, yes, even a freckle What can a mother do7 They wink and wriggle and laugh and giggle A Joke on mother Is nlcel "We played a Joke" 'twas Jlmmle who poke "And you've washed th same boy twice!" lllalorr Cam. The following Is a pleasant little Kuuic iu piay wuu jourincBU orwuu the grown folks. Try it with the lat- EX-QUEEN OF HAWAII'S GIFT. Ullaokalanl Provide la Will for tha Orphans of tha Ialaaua. By tho terms of a deed of trust Just executed Former Queen Ulluokalanl of tbe Hawaiian Islands has provided for tho endowment aftr death, of orphan asylums tor children of Hawaiian or part Hawaiian blood. The entire es tate Is valued at 1200,000. Tho trustee ship ot the large portion which will be devoted to this humanitarian ob ject rests In W. O. Smith, A. S. Cleg horn and O. P. Iaukea. Though 71 years old, the former queen Is said to bo in excellent health, says an exchange. W. O. Smith, oddly enough, in view of his selection as a trustee, was a leader In the movement to bring about Lllluokalanl's dethrone ment Iaukea, formerly a sheriff in Honolulu, represented the Hawaiian government at the coronation ot Czar Nicholas and the Jubilee ot Queen Vic toria. He was Lllluokalanl's manager until her return from Washington last year, where sho had gone to urg her claims against the United States gov ernment The trust deed stipulates that cer tain annuities are to be paid to a few former retainers and that relatives are to have the use of the real property. The Spreckels mortgage of $70,000 Is alto to be paid. The entire residue ot the estate, ot wlhch sho Is to enjoy the benefit whllo she lives, will go to forward the atylum project. Lllluokalanl Is the grcat-grandnlece of tho celebrated Kaplolanl, one ot the first converts to Christianity at the tlmo the American missionaries from lloston visited Hawaii, in 1820. Tho ex-queen was herself a communicant in the Episcopal church. Reports putting her character in none too favorable a light gained wide circulation a few years ago. Her re lations with Marshal Wilson, a Tab! tlan half-breed who enjoyed many o! her royal favors, to his own enrich ment, became notorious. Queen Lllluokalanl made the latest of many visits to Washington last January as a claimant for 1250,000 which represented, It was held, tho value of lands passed to the United States. During her reign tho queen maintained the area of the crown lands was about 1,000,000 acres, and their values In excess ot $13,000,000. A lite Interest in the crown lands became vested In each monarch as successor to the trust, and It was a private Income to be used as the mon arch saw frt. The Income from this source, when the government waa overthrown, sho placed at $85,000 a year, In addition to this the privy purse, amounting to $20,000 a year, In ured to the occupant of the throne. These items formed the basis of her claim. It was her hope, after Ineffect ual appeals to Congress, that the con science ot the American people could be aroused, Her claim has had promi nent supporters in this country, among thsu Senator Hoar of Massachusetts. fter, and gee if they remember as much of tholr American hlitory as tny should. The initials, or first letters of the words correspond with those of the character's name. When you have used this list, mako a new one. Perilous Itlder. Great Warrior. Always Loyal. Worthy Peacemaker. Harbor Hunter. Exceptional Ally. Considered Crazy. Before Foreigners. Itellglous Wanderer. Sailed Confidently, Unusually Successful GensraL Marching Suitor. The answers In this case would be: Paul Revere. George Washington. Abraham Lincoln. William Penn. Henrlk Hudson. Ethan Allen. Christopher Columbus. Benjamin Franklin. Roger Williams. Sebastian Cabot Uiyst'es S. Grant. Miles EUndUh. The American Catlatl. The cattail of the American swaasp la ftlmoat exactlr the same plant a I the Egyptian bulrush. It Is no longer used for making paper, asMt once waa, but from Its root is prepared an astrin gent medicine, while it stems, when prepared dry, are excellent for the manufacture of mats, chair bottoaa and the like. t Old BallfrosT. For playing this merry game ewe child is seated on the ground with his legs under him while the other players form a ring around hlsa. They then pull him about and give him lit tle pushes, and he must try to catcls one without rising from the floor. Th child who is caught takes the saiddJa, whll the frog Joins the circle. Cola Under tti ul, One of tho old customs which hav never been changed In tho launching; of a new ship Is that ot placing a gold cola under the mainmast This coin, which is not ot any certain denomi nation, always bears the date of the launching ot the boat, and Is claimed to bring good luck to the Teasel aatf her crow. who Interested himself In her behalf without success. The ex-queen Is a woman ot cultare and marked personal charm. She baa found refuge since her dethronement In reading, la the study of language and in music. CITY COMFORTS U7CSXASIXS. Statistic Relative a Batalaar Hrachec, Zoo, and Play Groouas. It is shown in the United States Census Bureau's special annual report for 1S07, now in press, relative to the statistics of the 158 largest cities each having over 30,000 mlatlon In 1997. that from 1905 to 1907 the number ot bathing beaches reported Increased from U to S3; swimming pools, from 66 to 61; and all the year baths, from 15 to 78. The total bathing attend ance increased from 19,158,563 In 1905 to 29,204,838 In 1907, an Increase ot 52.4 per cent More than halt ot this attendance was reported from New York City, those ranking next In order being Philadelphia. Boston, Chicago and Milwaukee. New York baa the largest acreage (373.5) devoted to zoological parks, followed In order by Washington (186.5) and Atlanta (140). In the number ot mammals and birds that such parks contain, New York rank first and Cincinnati second, whll Washington ranks third In number ot mammals and Philadelphia third 1k number ot birds. Playgrounds are maintained In 78 ot the 158 cities Included In the re port, and the city appropriations for playgrounds Increased from $516,177 tn 1906 to $741,912 in 1907. More than one-third ot the amount was appropri ated by New York, the cities next in order being Milwaukee, Washlngtea and Pittsburg. Private contributions for playgrounds was greatest In Wash ington. The total acreage devoted to playgrounds was greatest In Indian npolls, followed by New York, Boston and Baltimore. In New York moat ot the area devoted to playgrounds was connected with public schools, while In the other cities named, most ot the playground area was In city parks. Womaa'a Point at View. Husband Whatt Three hundred and fifty dollars for that gown? My dear, how extravagant, you arel Wife No more than you. Didn't you spend $75 for your last suit? New York Press. Ituutuutt. Farmer Grayneck S'pose you are goln' to git the automobile fever, Ezry, like everybody else? Farmer Hornbeak Nopel I've boon vaccinated In the pocketbook and It took. Puck. ' A New York dressmaker duns delta quent customers by sending than bunches ot forget-n-nts. How a woman os enjoy J! tired, if It la from shopping!