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presently, while on the other side is
The working of the apparatus is as follows: the animal to be photographedwhich is possibly allured by a bait, comes in contact with the string, thus causing the first metal shutter to drop and the objective to open, while at about the same time the animal touches a second string, the peg of which is torn off
the lever, causing the sand bag to drop VIEW OF THE CAMERA.
and to touch the cord, disengaging the On side reflector is shown; in upper left-hand corner disengaging device.
slot shutter. On continuing its fall, the
sand bag tears off the fuse bolt, when posure has taken place, the object the photographic view is taken. After ive is covered automatically by a second
the slot shutter has run out, it automatprotective shutter. The ignition of the
ically brings the second metal shutter in flash powder can be obtained in two dif
front of the objective, so that the sensiferent ways; in the case of the instru
tive plate is no more exposed, though the ments used by Schillings a fuse tube was slide be opened. As a matter of course, employed to this effect, but electrical ignition, as well, can be made use of, where the power is available.
The apparatus consists of the photographic camera, including the special mechanism and the stand on which the flash light powder with the reflector and disengaging device are mounted. In the event of the slide's having to be left open for some length of time, in addition to the familiar slot shutter in front another trap shutter, arranged within the camera casing, has been provided. To operate one of the trap shutters, a spring peg engages in a lever connected to the shutter. After the curtain has been wound up, another click engages in the winding button, after which the second
BAMBOO Rod STAND FOR CAMERA, shutter can be arranged. The whole
The hanging cord is connected with sand bag. lever system is situated in a partition wall, being closed outwards by a door. the apparatus may as well be disengaged
The stand comprising the flash light at the right moment by the operator, if groove has been made as light as possi- the latter hide himself in the neighborble and consists of bamboo rods. The hood. head of the stand as well as the flash light It is solely due to this apparatus, the groove are made of nickel-aluminum. accurate working of which was secured The groove is fitted at its base with two only after prolonged experiments, that levers, carrying on one side the sand wild animals may now be photographed bag, the use of which will be explained in their native state.
T7 EEPING bankers' hours" has servatism and deliberation, a great con
from time beyond memory trast to the keen competition that exbeen a popular expression to ists in trade. Doubtless all this will
convey the idea of leisure and change now, however, as a result of the affluence. The latest innovations serious- latest idea just put into concrete form by ly threaten not only to depose the hack- the Night and Day Bank, of New York neyed phrase, but to give it a meaning City. just the reverse of that which it has al. This is the establishment of an autoways had.
mobile service for the convenience of its Breaking all precedents in banking patrons. It represents not only an excircles, by the establishment of an insti- tension of the policy of the institution to tution that is open all day and all night, render the greatest accommodation to its on every day of the year except Sundays customers, but it immediately places the and holidays for the receipt of deposits bank in a position that menaces its comand to cash checks, seems revolutionary petitors, if banks can be considered comenough of itself, but, in its wake, it has petitors of one another. brought about a tremendous advance in The increased risk of sending messenbanking methods that one can readilygers to the bank with large sums of cash see threatens to bring about a great at midnight and in the small hours of change, not alone in the minor matter of the morning, led the directors to decide to banking hours, but also in the methods of call for the deposits at the doors of their bankers. The title of "banker” is gen- patrons, using an automobile for the purerally associated in the mind with con- pose. The chassis of a large gasoline touring car of well known make was over certain routes with the automobile bought, and ordered fitted with a spe- each day. Beginning at 3 p. m., calls cially designed body, as seen in the illus- will be made at the large retail stores. tration. This resembles the body of an until 5 o'clock. From 9 to 10 p. m. the automobile opera bus, but instead of en- small cash taken in at the box offices of tering the closed portion from the rear, the theaters will be gathered up, and there is a door at the front at the left of from 11 to midnight or 1 o'clock calls the driver's seat, the usual seat on the will be made at the restaurants in the left side being removed. This body is theater district. This service is to be built around a steel safe of considerable extended from Fourteenth street as far capacity that cannot be removed. The north on the island as 125th street. interior of the body is well lighted by Business houses having large weekly large windows on all sides and these or monthly payrolls will also be relieved windows are protected by steel wire net- of the danger of having large sums of ting like that used on express wagons. A cash carried through the streets of the chair is placed inside for the use of the city by one or two messengers. All that bank messenger who has charge of the they will need to do will be to telephone safe. He and the driver are armed to to the bank asking for the amount needed resist possible attempts at a hold up, and and stating the denominations of the bills the operating mechanism of the car is and coins. If their signatures are suffiso arranged that any one unfamiliar with ciently well known at the bank, the cash the machine cannot run it, thereby pre will be sent to them in a box in the safe venting thieves from overpowering the and their checks will be accepted in exattendants and running away with the change by the messenger in the autocar and the entire contents of the safe. mobile.
Each depositor in the bank who desires The convenience and safety of the systo have collections made by the institu- tem is apparent, and the ability of the tion's automobile is provided with a small automobile to cover a great territory in metal cash box which is handed over to a short time will enable the bank to sethe bank messenger when the machine cure and retain the best class of patrons stops at the door. A memorandum of in an area many times larger than that its contents is also given to him and he from which the ordinary bank is able gives the depositor a receipt for one box, to secure deposits, as business houses "contents unknown.” The box is then when they have to send deposits by their dropped through an opening in the safe, own messengers find it most convenient arranged like the drop in a letter box, to do their banking with the institution and the car proceeds on its way. There nearest at hand. It is the removal of are only two keys to the box, one re- this necessity by bringing the bank to tained by the depositor and the other by the patron's door, in effect, that will the receiving teller at the bank. Upon place the Night and Day Bank in such being opened at the bank, the contents of an advantageous position as in self-dethe box are counted and the amount cred- fence almost to compel the other banks ited to the depositor's account and a to adopt equally progressive methods in credit slip returned to him together with keeping with the enterprising spirit of the empty box.
the times. The automobile bank is a It is the intention to make regular trips clever invention of clever men.
An Accepted Proposal A COLORED young fellow at Wellington was smitten by a dusky maiden, and, not having the courage to propose face to face, called her up over the telephone. When he got the proper party on the line, he asked:
“Is dat Miss Johnsing?" "Ya-as.'
"Well, Miss Johnsing, I've got a most important message to ask you.'
MIKE: Pat, kin yez tell me what kapes them bricks together?
Pat: Sure, Mike; it's the mortar.
"Not by a dom sight; that kapes them apart."-Harper's Weekly.
"It's pretty near time for me to get a licking," he explained. “Tomorrow I'm going to sit in it."—New York Sun.
· Ironical A LEADING American politician recently took his little son to Washington, where they paid a visit to the Senate gallery, says the Philadelphia Ledger
Dr. Edward Everett Hale specially interested the boy, and his father explained that Dr. Hale was the Chaplain of the Senate.
"Oh! he prays for the Senate, doesn't he?". asked the lad.
"No," said the politician, "he gets up and takes a look at the Senate and then prays for the country.”
few things that have made an indelible impression upon my memory, so I shan't forget them. -Ally Sloper.