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MUSICIANS' BALCONY, DINING-ROOM OF THE MANHATTAN7 HOTEL, NEW-YORK.
no dilli? ulis In securing whatever he ma> di
sire, for n,.t only do the retail deal r- In brlc .'.
brae offer man) piecea of the amaller kind, bul
there are one or two amithica in New-York
whe.ne ..-? ha\ ?1 signed and made to order
artist ir i. Kork from the m it elaborate sort
down to a single ? ??? fashl wed with a del lea?? j
and fldellt) that are amaxing. Nor does th?
question "f exi?en?e enter im?' the matter ao
largely aa might be suppored; for, while it ir?
ti u?? t ii.it thousands of dollar? can l??? s|?? i.i on -?
magnificent pair of gal -?. there la nothing to
pre*, ont the nn : mod il h. uu ? h n?-r from
having sein, share In Ihe art, be it on!) a fire
screen of stained glass ?iitii a w rough) Iron
frame, a lantern for the vestibule, a door
kn cker, a pn ; of and ir. ns, aome ??????;? ? for
? andli a, or a ??? ??mail's da Ini > l .1 and.
Like ..?.?: Iron work, ihe wrought piece? on
Bubjei 1 lo 111?t. bul Ihis la . a.-il? prevented .? uh
a little precaution ? coal of red lead point laid
on bi fore the outer ? 1' G bl ick is applied ??ill
keep the iron free u ? m oxidisation for al leasl
two years, wh?-n .1 ii ah coating nil! preservi
th?? stufa., m : .1 ! for another two years. If the
Iron has only a natural Untati it la mor dllllcull
to preserve, especially Indoors. Por variety of
e??!? rim; effects the outer surface Is sometime*
painted in verde antique a dull green, impari
i?,?: a livelier sppesiancc In ihe material and
to? r.? ?..irti. ul.trly adapted to interior decora
Among the prominent American architects
who have used wrought Iron with the beat effeci
the nan.? 4 ,,f Richard M. Hunt. McKim, Mead
A White, (truco Price, Carrere and Hastings,
Peals dj A Bt. arns, Prank Hill Smith, C. C
li.light, R. !l Robertson, Lamb ft Rich Com?
pany, ?li??,a ,?;? Nick?. l-'rneel Plagg, B. W. OU)
n. George II. Post, Cady, Uerg ?- Bee, Babb,
< ?? ..k A Willard, ..t .1 ltd hard A. Wait?? are some of
ih? fimi which come to mind. With what success
they have mei ma) be seen in various cities, and
.n Ni ? Vork ..? the n-itidences of Theodore A.
and II I). Il.r. emi - . Kd ..nd I '. A,I.nos, An
- ;. I'helps Htokes. I'corge I. Rives, RoberMail?
lon Culling, .1 .1 Ktm-ry, M:s. Klllott I\ Bhep
.ii 1. il ni> T. Hloan??, W. I? t lut hrle and Charlea
I..mi? r. aa also m ihe Century, Freundschaft,
Players', deutsche Verein, M..oli.ni.m and
Metrop litan clubs. Al Newporl there are fine
; ?-?? limns In the resiliences of II A, C. Taylor,
' 1?: I?. Morgan and Mrs. II. M. Brooks, and Bllt
I more, th. Southern chateau of Oeorge Vender
j bill, contains attractive examples. In church
work ih? Cathedral ? ;' All Balnts at Albany and
? ihe Memorial Church al Laki ??.1 b ir evi
d. ; li 11 wrought Iron aa readily adapts Itself
| t?? miNlern ecclesiastical decoration as it did in
ihe med?a-val and Renaissance perioda
it la only f.nr t,. add thai much of the rapid
advance of Ihl art In America is due to the
Intellifi nl efforts of a New I'ork firm or ir,???
? m ki rn, ?? a-i ?. John Williams and II, I?. Still
0???3 (Uf ???? WAT.?.!: ? G II Y A.MKKICA.N* ill II.DIM', WATUIIBURY, CONN.
man. By their faithful study of old masters
and by encouraging tin ir smiths toa ?????? stand?
ard ..f work, they have proved beyond dispute
iii.it in America at least there is n>> occasion to
monili tin? litest wrought iron a.s a |..si art.
// O W BEE ?I NT E US WORK.
TIIK1R SMI.I,. CRAfT AND PATIENCE
Prom 'I'll? Hartford Times.
About this time of the year comee the profes?
sional bet??hunter's opportunity. Sometimes the
most favorable period for bunting bees ? imca e
int!?? earlier or later, it Is al the time when bee
forage has become scarce, and wh? n. perhaps,
the 'lowers that linger after summ? r is past and
Hi?? belated blossoms of the uncut buckwheat
have been touched by early Host. The winter
stores ol homy are mainly accumulated. The
sweetest Bowers have yielded up their largess
and perished. The honey harvest is over, and
nothing remains bui gleanings. i"et the thrifty
bee, intent upon working ahile the day lasts,
roams the fading fields in search "f ne? :ai wher?
ever it may Mill be found. At this time bees
may be attracted by i.jits that would scarcely
b noticed while flowers were plenty.
Por many years the writer knew an old bee
hunter who only last yesr, at thi age "f ninety
three, abandoned the quest of bet ? and follow?d
up tin? im?? that led him aerose the eilen I river.
H.? was a (julet, unobtrusive, amiable man, a
Hiholar, not if books, but of nature, and he re?
membered what he learned. His methods ..f
Inn ting li?es are al ? a.s t Identical *.?. It h I how? de
scribed by Root In his "A H C of Bee Culture,"
and by other sp?cialiste In apiculture.
Thi equipment ..f the bee hunter is the acme
of simplicity. For "pirations early In tbe Bea
.??a i? i. the flowers are all gone, s glass
tumbler onci a piece of honeycomb constitute
an outfit. In th?? early part of the day, while
Ihe ? ? ? - .n?? at work upon tie? flowers, the
huntei catchei a ?. by placing the tun.?
over :t. II- sets the glass tver the ?.f
hon??;.ii. and ? alts until the bee ? ads itst-if
with ii .????> from it When he raises the glass
and liberates the I..?.?, the hunt? ? needs ? quick,
ke? ? .... , and an alertn? bs of ?? ? ? ? tlon that noi
: one can boast of. \\'i;h Its precious load
of lion??) bo ?. illy obtained, the bee I.? pager
t., return to Its home the instant ;t is free from
restraint. It rii-ea md makes .1 number of
circles over the i .it of honeycomb, as if tn mark
the spot, Kach time round the circle bei mies
larger, until the bee darts away In a certain
direction ?trainili as an arrow, and aa.rh .,
an arrow'i swiftn? ? ???????? would be at a
loss t" na> which way the bee hid Rone. But
th?? practised I-???? hunter has marked Iti ??? urse,
and knows that it isa "bee line" thai will take
the little honey-gatherer straight h ??? If h
is sur?? .f th?? exact course he follows II by keep,
ing in ran?.? i?f tr ? ur other .'.?:.?? t? If i:..;
quit? su ??. he avait? fur the ???.? ?.n? bail
for m??r? honey. This it will nurelj do, the tim?
? l"|i"ii lim: ..? the distance f.. be traversed, and
hing ..' - . upon the a?, ? khi < f the burilen
? ? d. If Ih?? ?.???? ?? ? Il . : ? ?
ki oh ? that II li. Is near by, 11 ne a
tin;??, he can oiil> wait, an?! this he aa?n do. ????
lh?? ?ii'.'irht .?' a he? hunter hec mina Imps
tl? ui '- not bi l?< ? ???? rt.iii ed The be? ?ill
: ?? k, .?nd othei h w Ith it.
Most linn'? p n-? a h??? hunting '? \
tour ( io.????, und v. Ithout ??
torn Th?? it ?? du ?ed ?a ith a ?liding ? iss
.lu. t ? ...?.? th?? glass is a little tr.?y. t.. . ml ? In
the i.ur. Th nslsts ?>f h ????*.. "f: p di ited
???? half aa : h ?vat? r, ihal lh?' 1??>??? may not
I then Th?? ?? ? ?? carried In a
? ? mretl Into Ihe f der a ? ? ? asi<?n
r? ?m ir? -?
\ nun :" r of v ??? ? otc som? ti nea c itighl In the
!.. a. ?ind tl ' ? ? ? I h Ids v? ill iiuiekly nimm li
th. ir w In |?> itti-nl ? Wl Ihej .,? ? I us) In
. Mi n loads, the hunt? r pia*??? - the box
? th? ? ??' of a rock or ntump in an ??? ?
? .. ?? m ih?? ti? Id The gla draw ? out,
n I the he ? th. ' led lirst, en
?? ! nul I - ? .?. , . ! G the hunter
?, making ? sure line th? ill ? lime, be has
mi ??? W'. ? ? he haa ma 1?? a lini . he
movi ng il ia fa ? ?? he can ? n
? ? ntly. and ? ?.,?? ns hla boi The Aral lil r
;,?.?.I be?? have ? ani. I th?? gn it ?.? '. ?'. and
.?:.?? are coming lek with them to ? ??'.? a
han ? the t lundi r TI.?? furiti, r the hunter
? h line, t! ? easier hi laak be
When the hi ? leaves Ihi box, '? hit h is
phicid upon aome elevated pom. the hunter
; - . ? aa t?? have the sky as a ita k
.? ? and is thus th ? l?? :;? r able to die, . rn
ind I ?? the Ini ?? t in it-? lllght.
\\ i, u ili?? hunter thinks he Is near Ihe desln d
Bpot, h ? movi ? off ??, one aid. and al irta a cross
line ?'?? home of the b ? ? a :i be found where
The bee hunter Is searching for wild bee's
honey, but the bees he 'atcbes and releases may
be pure Italians, ?r hj ? rida The lieea In the
wood are often those that have escaped from
some hive m th?? neighborh.I during swan
lime, The hunter frequently followa a line for
hours, ?, ih ?; ? day??, only to And it Ladini; in;,.
somebody's apiary of domesticated bees.
AS IMPROVED CINEMATOGRAPH.
Prom Th?? engineering Migazii
As Is well k n- ? ?\ n. the operan.m if the cine?
matograph depends upon the rapid projection of
Buci-esslve Images, and in all the nr ?>nl forms
the llK'ht is obscured ??hi;.? the film is in r/iotlnn.
Between the ???? and th.? Him Is a devi ?? which
is the counterpart .,f the photographic shutter
with which the original Imagea were nude, ar.d
thus successive Hashes of light ar.? made corre?
sponding w it li the successive series of pictures.
It la this intermittent Hashing of the light which
produces tho well-known Hick 'ring. The
Am-AhuU devico (described Lu La Ke vue
Technique" for June 25) seeks to obvi?t. ._.
by using two lights and two seta of ffi,*__*
Every one is familiar with the tM-KSS
apparatus, by which one picture Is _-___-_ _*?__
away Into the next In the Amschutz cm?_S-_
graph there are two lights, two filma?E?*?
projecting lanterns. The lanterns are Incline ?
that their pictures are projected? uFA-l
spot. The picture? are arranged _??t??__
the two films, all the odd numbers b.-lnL ?5
the first and the even ones on the second Th_
shutters are so arranged that on.? light far. _?
posed as the other ?a obscured, and the illumln?
tlon ia practically continuous. The effect _
said to be a va*t Improvement on the b lei?!
mittent system, the annoying Bicker being ?
Urely absent, and a steadiness and smoo'hneea
attalned which add greatly to the comfort and
satisfaction of the spectators. Doubtless further
Improvements will continue to be mad? untila
high degree of perfection has been reached.
THE CLOCK WINDER'S CALLING
WHIMS OK BOM! OP HII PATRONS, WJIOSB
TiMi:i'ii;<.'i:s hi?: i.?m?ks afte?.
Clock-winding so? ma a simple enough task to
I I.?- performed ly owners for Ihelr respectr*??)
timepieces, but there are many people w he find it
; sufficiently burdensome to make them delegata it
1 to som.? one else. Hen? e has arisen th?? prufes
sion of clock-winder, which as yet claims prob?
ably fewer members than any Other 'ailing in
the city. For some year? Jewellers have attend
; ed to th< repairing <?f clocks which they sold, and
have even.looked after tin? winding, where this
was .specially deatrtd. Hut they never triad to
obtain this kind of business, ami it was done
? ? r ly aa an accommodation to their custonHtg
Now there is at leant on?? man in ? ?.-York
li?!?? may 1,?? more, though not many whose
only occupation is th?? winding, regulating and
o. . asioiial el? aning of .locks for numerous fami
Iles. H-? make? daily rounds so as to rover his
entire rout.?, but be never visits the mi house
? of tener than onci a week. On that da) hlaeaa>
? Ing Is expected, and he has free a. . ? M to til the
rooms, whether they are occupied at th? trn,??- 0r
, not. Through th?? various halls and apartments
he goes, from Ih?' top of t-? h< us?? t>. th bottom,
! winding ih?? <!.,< ks and giving a tou? h bere and
there t>. a regulator, where he lindi n ? ? ' ? wary,
(?f course, he ?bus not pay any attenti :. to the
little nickel alarm clocks, which run for only
,? m? das HI" ***?**? bsing given we ki . ,- ?i-nt
ur on tl.?? eight-day clocks, of more ei pen ... de
Blgn and workmanship.
Th?? clock-Winder whom The Tribuni t? porter
saw had several stori? s to tell a!..ut the pur?
suit "f his occupation. "Some ????? le ai- v.-ry
particular about the strik'ng <>'. tic ir clo? ka," he
?aid. "They will ask m?? if l can'l arrange ta
have all th?? timepieces in tin? Ici-? itrlke to
> gether. Nov.. as a general thin;.', mal ,-? at an?
possibility, and I'll tell you why. .-' ., cks
ai?? arranged to strike just half ?? m ?
th?? b? ur. some for a quaiter ? f a m ? .?? before;
s? m?? for a few seconds aftei th?? hour and ? ? ?.
V.ai see, if ? fixed them so that ,; y would
? strike tog? ther. they would not be ?\. tly to?
gether In point of actual time, -.?. ii .. - more
: in portant. Iu one bouse on my list I imily
? w ns twenty clocks. <'f these I aup| ?..-or
s.\ perhaps more strike In m : ? ?. ?? l the
others all within a minute. M) ord< in this
bous?? at?? to have all tl?? ..... ks, pxcepi at
I pr. cisely th.- correcl time, This odd ? ? the
timepiece m th.- bedroom of th?? mistn of the
. ??. and sin? wishes it kepi three min .'? ? fait.
I think that is the only Instan? ? amone ' is
li.i era of any bod) who ??ants a clock ? ; ? 'u
ally fast, and I am ?. ?;. certain 't. p Mne
?'. ho ask ; m?? t., k ? ? .??? slow.
'When I undertake the care of the ?I na
house ii"l.? d> else ..? allowed t . ton? h tl.? ? md
the servants in particular have order? ? : to
m??v? ..r Interfere with them In any .
time? this is don?? sci ???? ntalli and ll ..-1
t?? IInd out how Ihe clock has been In ir? ? A
'.'. <?. months ago I losl on. of my besi
.m?? there ?as one clock which I could ? ? ra
??, put in proper order. I ?vould take .i sy,
? l. .m it thoroughly an?! look t.. every mall?
? pari 'f th?? mechanism; apparent .? . .Je
?,?. ,|.n. rence; th?? clock ? ?Itlvely r? fused ? ? ??
nula, finali?. 1 gave it up. and thai family had
a mighty ?.r opinion of m> abilities as a cl k
repairer. Borne weeks after that I rame -?
a ? i,?? k in anoth? r house w hi? h a? ted in e_a tly
the same ?? B) I v. a puxsl? I foi a
Finally, I noticed thai ll alwa) stopped bn Krl
days. That was queerer than ever, uni ; ly
chat..? 1 bit upo. the solution of thi I ' i>\
Tl.? servant, while dusting the room on t(. tl : iy,
.?..i m the habit of passing her cloth , th?
mantle, under the clock. This would hav. ids
no diff?re ? e with man) tlmeplet-i ?, bui ? ?? ? ene
had an ?|'?? ?"?p??:??. through which th. I ;? of
th?? p. ??.lull,m prob ?? ? Th? ?? ?- : I :.-'.
touched this enough to stop it. Thi .nut
know what she liad doti., aid thua tl ' unily
were mystified anew each week b> tin : that
Ih?? ilo. k WOUld let ?? ? II G? io.?.?.
"I cl.aii all my ? locks regularl) ? : tWS
years, and m th.it way keep them ii proper
running order. Most people think tl , - just
.us w?ll to 1. t a clock run until .: fairly
clogged up with dirt, but ?hat isn't so . that
tun.? it may I?.? so bad tnat It . siMS
ever to mak.? it run as accurate!) a.? it Jal
"I am usually paid by the month : tak ? ntire
charge of all the clocks in ? housi il being
understood that 1 mak?? week!) . its. ???'?:??
times. though, I am employed b> th. In
the caaeof the house ? was ;? ; .? g you ?her?
they hav.? twenty clocks, they pa> me fliJU annu?
ally for the work. It takes a ?.i I ?I of my
timada the course of twelve months, an '. I dont
till my pockets as fast as some folki - ? :n ta
think 1 oub'ht," concluded the clock Kinder wttkl