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Cut Prices GENERAL SPORTING. RECENT DOINGS IN VARIOUS FIELDS OF SPO?!T. If you want a 3 minute CREAM FREEZER, A BICYCLE, A REFRIGERATOR, A Screen Door, A Window Screen Or anything in the Hardware line at CUT PRICES, this week call on JOHN T. FLANEGIN'S, 310 Market, Street. A CHAPTER ON The PASTES. for Dlf- Ilc.nt W«y to Mnko Thorn torcnt Purposes, The folio-wing are some useful recipes lor making- pastes of various kinds: Paper to \Vood.—Gum. arable, one-half ounce; powdered ffum tra<rnca.nth, onc- iialf ounce; water I 1 /-, ounces; acetic acid, 20 drops. If the paper is good, this Jrasto will not stain it. Give it one or .two coats g-um arable as a varnish. ' Perpetual paste or paste that will Jccep several months is modo'by dissolving a teaspoo:::f ul of alum in n quart of Tvar.m venter. When cold, stir in flour to give it the consistenceof cream, beating- out .'ill the lumps. Then stir In as much powdered rosin as will lie on a ilirao. Have on the iirc a teiCkcttlc of 'toiling water. Tour the boil ins' water on tlio mixture, ;uid «t.ir constantly until it assumes the consistence of molas- ees. This will occur in a few minutes. Pour out into an earthen vessel to cool, then cover and put in a cool place. When needed, take a portion a.nc'1 dilute, with •warm water. Paste for Scrap Book.—Kqual quantities, .sny a small Jump of cncb, of pine nnd nluin ami dissolved in water. 1'ent up with flour untjl smooth, then add •boiling water and stir well. This will •keep a lorifrwhilc-in a cool place. Postage Stamp Paste.—The -paste or mucilage used by our government for gumming postage stamps is made as [follows: Two ports <rum dextrine^ one ipart acetic acid and five parts water are inikled together a.ncl put into a water foath, clissolvjug the gum, after which .•one part alcohol is added. English post" inge stamps arc gummed with a potato •Btarch paste. Ordinary Starch or Flour Paste.—It to best to prepare paste by triturating • -the starch or flour with cftld water "until CTIO lumps remain, ;ind not too thick n. anass la formed, and pouring into this lx>ilinjr'waU>r very slowly, with rapid stirring, until the paste begins to form, ais indicated by the increase of trnns- •pareriey, imtl then rapidly adding the rest of the water (boiling) necessary for the paste. P.o-ilirip-the p;istc is verj'In- jurious, rendering Jt less-adhesive and lli.iblc to peel off. llyfi iiour gives a TTIOJT. adhesive paste than starch or wheat floui-, but is too strong or hnrd to spread For paper hnnpfinjr; it is of n , iprny color also. The addition of a little ;;!um to (lie water with which the paste is prepared renders it moroperm- Jincnt. anil the use. otboilingfliiue water instead ot pure soft water adds to tho .adhesiveness. An aqueous extract of •decomposed (;hitcn, however, affords the best paste with starch. J3y incorporating with the pnstc a quantity of turpentine equal in weight to Jialf of the starch employed, and •etirring while the paste is still hot, it •^vil'l be rendered more impervious to •moisture,' and at the same time more adhesive, A puste, very brilliant aud'adhesive, and said to be superior to gum arable, may be made by dissolving caseine (precipitated from milk by acetic acid, and washed with, pure water) in a saturated solution of borax. A label gum that only requires moist- eriing- with saliva'to affix to objects is made from 11 parts,(by weight) good glue, previously soaked in cold water until soft; seven parts gum arable, and n. little rock candy, in 10 parts water, subjected to a gentle heat, with continued stirring until the mass is uniform. There arc several substances useful for adding to paste to keep it sweet. Among these may be'found essence of wintergreen, hydronnphthol (dissolved in a little alcohol'), oil of cloves, oil of sassafras and carbolic acid. Aliim also helps to keep it besides hardening or st.ifToning it. Oil of pennyroyal added will'keep the. flies away. Two grains of hydronaphothol is sufficient, for e:ieh pint of paste. The oil • essences may be objectionable sometimes, being liable to grease delicate paper; but they give au agreeable perfume, and keep the paste from souring. Olutol added to common pasle gives a fine, strong paste that keeps well, and is much used by paper Langers in this manner.—Western Painter. DID NOT SEE THE JOKE. flow He Took It, An exchange tells u stofy of a Scotch minister whose physician ordered him to drink beef tea. The next day, when the doctor called, the patient complained that the new drink made him sick. fc "Why, sir," said the doctor, "that can't be. I'll try it myself." As-he spoke he poured some of the tea into a skillet and set it on the fire. T'hen, having- wormed it, to tasted it, smacked his lipsand said; "Excellent! excellent!" "Man," said the minister, "is that the way ye sup it?" . „ ''Of course. What other waj- shouJd it be suppit? It's excellent." "It may bo gudo that way, doctor, but try it wi" tbc ci'cain and sugar, man. Try it wi' that and seo liooyeJikcit." Stmrift-o I.aku Ic .Kentucky. A remarkable lake has been discovered m Marshall county, Ky., near Benton, it is known to very law even in the coun-ty, but a 'person who explored it vouches for the following facts: The Inke is about 00 3'ards in width and 150 yards In length. The remhrkable part' of it is that this sheet oi water, which is said to be bottomless, rests on tho brow o.f an ele\ation 150 feet high. The water is exceedingly clenr and tho rain and drought have no effect upon the stage of water. It is evidently not supplied by springs, for it freezes in winter. All jna'n'ner'of fish abound in its clear depths. ' . Tips on English Knllwnyfi. Tho railway . irrant.s.. on ^England's railways get 'ao less than '£300,000 in "Tips" frorrt tho public yearly. Dow tho Editor of ft Scientific Journal Reviewed ib Hook. Charles Jlouselct, a Frenchman of letters published, not long ago, a. comio "scientific dictionary," for the benefit of children, who found no little amuse- incut in his odd accounts of thinfs in the. animal world which were perfectly familiar to them, but which were described in n. rather'fantastic way in M. MonselclV book.' The editor of a certain scientific journal, however, was much surprised nnd shocked at M, Monsclet's ignorance, when he took up the book, and he wrote an article about it in hisipaper, which ran ns follows: "A certain M. Jlonsclet has published, a dictionary for tho use of children, which contains clcfhiiUons showing the. most extraordinary ignorance, such as the following: " 'Sardine—A Jj'ttle fish without any head, \vh.ieh lives in oil.' "As if a ftsh could live without : any head, and in oil. ; • "Another definition: • ' " 'Parrot—A bird somewhat resembling . the pigeon. Generally •green, when it is not red, or yellow, or,blue. Cockatoos sometimes live up 'to ,-100. years old, except when they are stuffed, and then there is no limit to the lengtll of their life. • . •', • i ,. . . "Wow, it happens that the. parrot is not a pigeon at.all, and never hns.thc colors that M. Monsele* gives to-.Ii3m: and,-in short, this M. Mpuselet knows no more of natural history Dhan he has groins of co7nmon sense," The editor knew a' great deal • of science, but he did no 1. know, as the children did, how to take a joke.—Itahoboth Sunday Herald. GJrandoui' of tho East. A comparison between the annual revenues of the Eyznntine empire in tho beginning of the thirteenth, century a;id (Ji.e present revenues of the empire of the Ottoman Turks brings before tJie mind's eye a picture of Uie lost grandeur and-wealth of provinces over which now broods t-he -silence of desolation. AtHhe period mentioned Uie dominions of the Greek emperors at Constantinople had been impoverished by UIB -invasion of the .Frank Crusaders, nnd tlve chief part of Asia Minor, with its flourishing 1 cities, had 1 been wrested from the Byzantine inon- urelis by conquering 1 Iskun; yet the annual income of tdic successors of Constantino amounted to $050,000,000. The revenues of the sultan's empire have shrunk to' $00,000,000 per' year. SncJi is the blight which Turkish mis- j-iiie ba>s brought upoai some of the fajT- est rep-ions of the earth.—Philadelphia Record. . • -. . »l>»nirtiimsonn nm. .. , Madrid, .Tune .12.—'fhe'Spniiish.prjs: ons n.t Ceuta are filled with prisoners'to their utiuostenpnciiyajad'nn t.heprisoij- rrs deportt'd from Cuba will hereafter- be sent to tho island of ITeniaDdo Po. - lee Klolinrdinii tho Grcittnt Trick •Hidor' on the'circuit—The Jntoriur llonul Vnohc Knee —I>,i'.y Uocomos 11 Manatee—New* and Ch;«t, F all the trick riders who appeared on the circuit last year, Lee Richardson was the most gracei'ul. LI tie and supple, every movement of liis j'oun.ij body—for he is yet in his minority—is fuil of swinging • • beauty. Whether or not he is the most clever man yet seen, is a matter for argument; it's pretty hard to say, unless one tries for one's self, whether one trick is more difficult than another. Even should the seeker for truth. In this matter go the length of aclua.1 experiment, it is hardly likely that the desired result would be attained. Tho ordinary man doesn't live long enough to learn two tricks. Simple as learning to ride the bicycle of today is beside the art of guiding the old'step ladder, it is still hard enough to make most of us exhaust our expletive vocabularies before we are ready to go back to our friends and tell them how we simply "mounted and rode right off."- And a curious thing about trick riding is that almost every man has born in him some of the "trick Instinct," In Buffalo, N. Y., where most of the streets are asphalted, one can see hundreds ot tin can scorchers riding "hands off," any day. They.say it rests them to ride so. Perhaps it does, but that isn't the main reason why they do it. They do it because they can. 'This assertion, of course,, is open to the answer that they wouldn't do it it they couldn't. But to return to Lee Richardson. Imagine a gleaming white race track before you, the officials moving about listlessly or th.e gi-ewi sw'ard beyond,and arounc! jou ai^tl behind you the buzz, color at 3 sweet odor of a grand stand acdievcl; no' racers sit on their wheels at the tape, waiting the crack of the pistol—what are they waiting for? Suddenly this buzz is drowned in a hurst of music. Away down at the turn is a gray figure on a glitttering wheel—slight, boyish', he rides down to 'the grand stand, his wheel swerving right and left, like the swing of a fine skater. On lie comes, with the band going'mad, till ie Is right on the stage, so to speak, and he dismounts and takes oft his cap. Nobody stands by a wheel with the grace of Lee Richardson, and the odd part of this is that nobody ever remembers just how lie does stand. Richardson is only 17 years old. He was b'orn In Milwaukee and his father Is a lilgh official of the Monarch Cycling company of Chicago. Lee has been riding ever since he was 3 years old, his flrstwheel 'being of the "ordinary" type. His first public exhibition was given at a roller skating rink at Janesville, Wis,, when 'he was but 5 years old. At that time, and indeed up to last year, he- made no pretension to trick riding. His performance was called "fancy riding." His first exhibition on a safety was given in the Exposition building, Milwaukee, in the fall of 'D3. The most Important exhibition he has ever given tour—half, one, and live miles. Professional.—half, one and five miles, A sanction fee of $10 is exacted for the award of all tho long-distance championships. Kangor 1* Kot riemned. Walter Sanger has returned to Milwaukee rather disgruntled with the situation. He seems to be "outside *he brt»istworks," this season regarding.a racing engagement. Herrick cannot be Induced to tempt Walter with an offer and the other big firms are marble hearted. For the present he will stay at home and train, having decided not to go to France, as the Stearns company desired him to do, but will remain in this cowtry and try his wheel at a lot of .rich stakes which have already come into view. The fast Milwaukee man learned one thing to his surprise while in the land of the Puritans and the Raines law supporters, and that is that there still exists a strong combination of the big cycle manufacturers against the high-priced riders who have been advertising their wheels during the past few years. "Those fel- lews think they have a lead pipe tinch on us," observed Sanger on his retum home, "but they are going to get the worst of it. They have a combination to close us all out, hut I niiss my calculation if ill less than five weeks there isn't a broak and a scramble for the best riders in sight. I am going right on with my work as thougli I had signed for the season and will got in tho best cocdHion possible. The makers down there are trying the 100- mile racket to save traveling expenses." Diamond D'nHt. Pitcher Gray, loaned by Baltimore tc Columbus, has deserted Loftus' clut and returned to liis home In Baltimore. Pitcher Rusie. has 'oeen ottered $1,200 for the balance ot the season by a club of the Naugatuck Valley league, a non- agreement league. The New England league has released pitcher W. J. Coyle, over whom Brockton and Augusta -were quarreling, to the Hartford club. Manager Haller, of St. Joseph, hat lost his claim against tie Peoria club •which employed him last season, loi four days' back pay. The national board lias decided ia favor ot the club .Ilitnrico Daly nfl Blitnn'tcr. One of tbe most popular billiard mei in the country is Maurice Daly, of Ne~\ York, Mr. Daly lias seen the day when tie could give the best player in Amoriei or France a tight rub, and, although h< is getting old, his hand y«t -retain much of its cunning. Indeed, he can concede a few points to 99 per cent o the ordinary players today and win a LEE RICHARDSON, was his "sitting" -before the kineto- scope on.March 2Sth of this year.'' MAURICE DALY. neat game, looi Aside from his ability as a player Mr. Daly is a shrewd business man, and is one of the few exceptions of that sort among the cracks. He has managed with rare success many noted tournaments. Jt was he who brought Ives, Schnfer and Gamier together at an entirely new game—the eighteen-Iiicli 'balk line. Thn Incarnation!! I Ynclit Knc«?. • The great international yacht race belwee.ithe representative of "he Royal Yacht club of Toronto and Commodore Berricjan's yacht Vencedor of the L'.n- coln Park Yacht club, Chicago, will be sailed on Lake Erie, just off Toledo, the first race of the match to be sailed on Monday, Aug. 24. This, together with the full conditions of the race, was decided upon recently at the conference in Detroit between E. P. Warner,-president of the Lake Michigan Yachting association, and Dwlght Lawrence, both of the Lincoln Park club, and G. A. B, Brown and W. R. Jarvis of tae Toronto club. Toledo captured the great race with her offer of a 51,300 prize to the winning yacht and all expenses paid of both contestants. In addition to this the Lincoln Park'club for the Vt-ucedor will pay one-half for a $2,000 prize silver cup and the Royal Canadian club of Toronto for the Fife cutter, will put up a like amount. This cup'-will be to the fresh water what the America's cup is to the briny, as it is expected the coming race will be followed by many j others in the future. Cycle Now* »n<l Chut. Every wheelman should consider himself a committee of one to discourage or prosecute the reckless scorcher. He is a disgrace to cycling. Many western judges of speed regard Earl Kiser of Dayton. Ohio, as likely to make aspirants for chnmpionship honors 'hustle before the season ends. C. W. Phillips of Chicago has been appointed by the League of American Wheelmen- oflicial handicapper for Illinois. Mr. Phillips has for many years beenpromi'jeutlyhienufied with wheelmen. A statement recently made to the effect that the "assignment of dates for this year's national circuit is not cordially received by manufacturers, racing nien or the body of promoter? at large," is entirely erroneous and misleading. Advices from California tend to show that the circuit meets have been quite as successful as could be expected so early in the season. Of fifty dates assigned but four were refused, and tares of these have been promptly filled by other parties. The Trlceer. Benjamin Wary smashed 23 oat of 25 Blue Rocks at Shamokin, Pa., on May 7, and won the championship of Northumberland county. John Parker of Detroit claims tha dates the week following the Du Pont tournament in Chicago, and will give a big shoot, and will have new feature* which will please all classes of shooters. The old-time sbotgun champion, Capt. A. H. Bogardus, who now reside* In Springfield, 111., wagered $50 recently with William Cole that lie could kill 44 out of 50 live birds. The captain, killed but 42 and lost FROG AND TOAD JONAHS. Yarns Accepted Not Without Doubt by Amatcnr NaturaliHto. Most persons when they hear auatur- aiist tell about peculiar doings by birds, animals, or reptiles grin, and ask u-boat big fish. One talc, which no oce- but naturalists seems to believe, was told in the Forest and Stream recently by Allen Chamberlain. He says he heard a cr3" down in Florida such as a^ distressed frog makes and found that- a blacksnake was swallowing- a, frogv cn the frog was out of sight the- 1 snake was shot through the head and the frog: was liberated. At first it was stupefied, but was soon as lively as ever. Within 20 j-ears the same paper has. recorded a.t least a score of just such nstanccs, reported by as many indj- •iduaJs, who gave fhcir real names and _ addresses, and who declared they had seen tji£ stupefied toad or frog- coine Ions from a U'ar.ce, hop about as if dazed,. ad at last g-o away as lively as ever. S. D. Kendall, in the Forest 'and Stream for June, IS02, told about a* mother quail which in trying to protect. icr younjj got within reach of a rattle- nakc. The snake was killed in the ct of swaliowin;r the bird. When rc- enscd the bird was for some time stu- 'oficd, but after awhile recovered, Jiouprh to stagger off. On the next lay sue was aJl rig-M nnd caring for her bicks, Diamonds. JJoJf the diamonds known to exist In, ic whole world come from South Af—. c.o. The value of uJl the diamonds, nown is estimated at Sl.000,000,000. Army Volunteers. There arc '234,000 British volunteers.. n the rolls at the present time, of ivhom 227.000 are efficient. Tb« Onndi.in Wheelmen. The Canadian Wheelmen's association lias made-.some radical changes tn its racing regulations this season, in order to conform with its new racing classification, viz.: amateurs, and professionals. Its racing board has established 'the following -.Dominion Championships for the year. Amateur —half, one, five, ten and twenty-five mile, safety, and two-mile tandem race. Professional—half, one, five, ten, and twenty-five mile safety, and two mile -tandem race. To .compete in the Dominion championship races it is noscssary to reside in Canada six months previous' to the date of tha races. The prizes in these races are-to consist of medals not to exceed ?2E in cost. In the matter of records'the following will be recognized; Quarter, half, three-quarters, one mile, and all complete miles from this figure' upward. • No intermediate records above one mile will be recog- cd..,,,Competitive records must be. made ,.at open meetings. In trials against time, performances may : be made at open meetings or Jn private, and with or without pacemakers, but Ihe time, for sucli trials is restricted :o from May'30 to Sept. 1. The annual meeting of the C. W. A, will be held n Quebec In July, when the following championship races will be run: Ama- MISS H1RSCH, THE WORLD'S GREATEST HEIRESS. Miss Liicicnne Premelic Hired), Kronda.-uiglitei 1 of the Lite B.iron Hirscli, It «aid to bo tho richest, licircss in tho world. In time she will inherit liis vast fortune of 8130,000,000, She is llio daughter of the baron's only son .-md n Rovcrness fcr.d u 14- yonis of a jo. .. _