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LODGE MEN BUILD HOME FOR FRIEND [Mechanics in Fraternal Organi f. zation Make Record on < Fifty-Second Street WOMEN INSPIRE THE TOILERS Sick Member of Woodmen of the World Profits by Labor of Brothers What was probably the most rapid home construction in the history of Los Angeles took place yesterday when a small army of skilled mechanics, members of the fraternal organization, Woodmen of the World, erected and completed a four-room California house on Fifty-second street, just west of Central avenue, for their stricken brother, James Harvey, who has suf fered with rheumatism for the past four years. At '8 o'clock In the morning the work of placing the foundation timbers be gan, and with a hundred willing hands helping It was not long before the frame work was taking the form of a house. Incessantly the numerous ham mers rang until the noon hour when a halt was called by the Women of Woodcraft, the auxiliary order, who served the workers to a generous din ner. As they assisted the toilers to the many good things to oat, the charity work for the moment took on the appearance of a Sunday picnic. But there was no after-dinner rest for the house-raisers. Back to work they went at a higher tension than ever. Sixteen laid shingles at one time while as many nailed home the upright board walls. Over this busy scene the committee chairman, Wil liam H. McGill, presided, and was ably assisted by others of the commit tee, W. H. L. Bufflngton, S. B. Hall, Henry Walker, George Bowling and Br. J. F. Dougall. The plans of tho house called for a sitting room 10 feet by 15 feet, two bed rooms, one 10 feet square and the other 8 feet square, a kitchen 7 feet by 8 feet, a bath room and a porch. When the women of the auxiliary order stopped the work again at 3 o'clock to serve the men light refresh ments, the roof and walls were about completed. The painters had started turning the exterior to a green hue with white trimmings. The sewer hav ing been put in in the morning, the plumbers soon had their connections made. As evening drew on it be came evident that the papering and a. few partitions would have to be postponed until another day. This work .will be completed next Sunday. James Harvey, who benefits by this act of generosity, is a member of the La Fiesta camp of the Woodmen of the World. Members of that organi zation took over his business affairs when It looked as if everything would be lost through a mortgage on the only piece of property he and his mother owned, a 60-foot lot, on a por tion of which the home was built. The lodge committee, who were charged to look after his affairs, advised selling forty feet to clear the mortgage. On the twenty feet remaining the home was built, the lodge donating the lum ber. Neither Mr. Harvey nor his mother were present at the house-raising, the former being under medical care at Re dondo, where his mother Is attending him. However, both sent word of their appreciation. REV. GEISTWEIT SPEAKS TO BAPTIST ASSEMBLY Banquet Will Be Given in Hotel Virginia LONG BEACH, July 31.—"Treasure In Earthen Vessels" was the subject of the discourse given before the Baptist assembly this morning in the First Baptist church by the Rev. W. H. Gelstwelt, D. D., of Peoria, 111. He took for his text this passage: "But God, who commanded tho light to shine out of darkness, hath shined Into our hearts to give the light of the glory of God In the face of Jesus Christ." The clergyman said In part: "This is the tenth time I have come before you, with as many addresses on the one. general theme, 'The Deepen ing of the Spiritual Life.' The gospel of the Son of God is essentially a life and Its expression is found not In a creed but in a lived life. Ye shall know them by their fruits of obeying and not by their roots of believing. The secret of the Lord Is with those who fear him and not with those who boast about him. 1 have heard a man say that until he gets his coffee he is disgruntled. Well, if your religion needs coffee I would not give much "The vessel does not dignify the treasure but the treasure does dignify the vessel. Why? 'That tho excellency of the power may bo of God and not of man.'" _. _, The Baptist assembly Sunday school at 9:45 this morning at the church, had an attendance which packed the church to the doors. At 11 o'clock the preach ing service was held. The main audi torium, Sunday school room and gal leries could not accommodate the peo ple. Special music for the service was given by Miss Marian Jacques of Co rona, who sang "Open the Gates;" and an anthem by the chorus Choir, di rected by C. P. Swift. The program for tomorrow will in clude: Nine a. in., "Glimpses of Child Na ture," Miss Rose Scott; 10 a. m., "The Starting Point of Sunday School Peda gogy," W. F. Harper; 11 a. m., "The Church; What Does It Stand For?" W. H. Geistweit. 7:30 p. in., stereop ticon lecture. lemite and Yellow stone Park" illustrated With stereop ticon views. A principal social feature of the as sembly will be tin* Baptist Social union banquet at Hotel Virginia Tuesday evening. T. C. Roseberry, president of the union, will preside and Robert J. Burdette will be tho toastmaster. W. H. Geistweit Is designated as the guest of honor. The convention will come to a close Wednesday evening with a lecture by Dr. Geistweit on "The World's Last Experiment." APPROPRIATES MONEY TO BUILD MEXICAN RAILWAY El* PASO, Texas, July 31— leg. islature of the state of Chihuahua, Mexico, has appropriated 400,000 pesos for' the building of a railroad from Monclova, in the state of Coahulla, to Chihuahua. The distance Is about TOO kilometers, and the entire cost will be ifiWtimjfeßoa. ILL HEALTH OF AGED MAINE SENATOR MAY CAUSE RETIREMENT jfy i- '■" v?Si__^ffl«<%2^^FE_^»^___i__^?*a £.: .-; - ••■,-.-**. <;l>- n'js.^..*! I"' '' '--~- *A."«:- % ■'- • 1 V \ 'j*-'? : *jy^*ffm Bi y \ vBN mm*&3*mmmWm\v^s:^^>iiW*f SENATOR HIVE SENATOR FRYE PLANS TO QUIT PUBLIC LIFE 'Aged Maine Statesman's Pro posed Retirement Arouses Politicians ROCKBAND, Me., July Sl.—The crit ical turn which has been taken in the illness of Senator Frye during the past few days makes It more than probable that the aged senator from Maine will announce his retirement shortly In order that the legislature may take steps to elect his successor when It meets. Representative Burleigh is al- ready being discussed as a successor of Senator Frye. The Indications are that the Maine legislature to be elected in September will select two new United States sen ators. Senator Hale has announced that he will retire, but more recently, according to his friends, has retracted the announcement. Whether Hale vol untarily retires or not there will be a fight for his place, as former Governor Cobb and Judge Frederick A. Powers have already announced themselves for the place. ___._ _...», WOMAN SHOOTS FORMER ANGELENO AND HERSELF Mrs. Joseph Fraser Sends Son from Room Before At tempting Murder SAN FRANCISCO, July 31.—Sending her 9-year-old son out of the room so he would not witness the deed she was about to commit, Mrs. Otilla Frazer shot and probably faAily wounded her husband, Joseph Fraser, a newspaper solicitor, tonight, and then turned the weapon on herself, shooting herself in the left side. Mrs. Fraser may live. The shooting occurred in a southside hotel. In a note addressed to the coroner the woman said that her ac quaintanceship with another man was the cause of the shooting. The Fras ers became estranged about a month ago, but a reconciliation was effected last night. The shooting evidently was premed itated and was precipitated tonight by a quarrel. The Frasers have been residents of Reno and Los Angeles. DECLARES TROUBLE IS WHOLLY COMMERCIAL WASHINGTON, July 31. — Senor Rlano, the Spanish minister to the United States, discussed the troubles of his country here tonight in an attempt, as he expressed It, to correct a misap prehension. "The whole thing is a commercial problem," he said. "Under the con cordat of 1851 between Spain and the holy see tho right was granted to the societies of St. Vincent de Paul, St. Felipe de Nerl, nnd one othor, to be approved by the holy see to enjoy cer tain privileges in Spain. Spain gave the monks of these societies a refuge, assurance of protection and the priv ilege of carrying on certain kinds of business without taxation. Since then the monks barred from Europe and the Philippines have flocked into Spain and have almost crowded native Spaniards out of business. "It therefore became the duty of the government to offer tome protection to the Spaniards, and the holy see was called upon to reduce the number of monks. This the holy see did not do, and thus has the present situation arisen." MOB LYNCHES NEGRO WHO IS CAUGHT IN GIRL'S ROOM CAIRO, 111., July 31.—The sr- -ns of the young daughter of John 'W _. who lives ten miles northeast of this . Ice, resulted last night in the capture tind lynching of a negro who had entered her room- and was discovered at her bedside. The negro had no time to escape and dived under the bed. He was dragged from his hiiWig place. A body of men quickly gathered. The negro was placed in a wagon and a rope tied about his neck. The other end of the rope was fastened to a tree. The wagon was driven from under him and his body was riddled with bullets. BARNEY OLDFIELD MAY RACE PUGILIST JOHNSON NEW YORK, July 31.—Jack Johnson, the negro champion, has found one white cliaffeur who is willing to race against him in an automobile. In a telegram to the Associated Tress from Allentown, Pa., today Barney Oldlleld declares his willingness to race John son. "Automobile racing is my business," Oldfleld said, "and if Johnson, or any other man In the world, has $5000 to bet that he can beat me at my game .I am ready, to race." . , LOS ANGELES HERALD: MONDAY MORNING, AUGUST 1, 1910. MILLIONAIRE'S SON TAKES WILD RIDE Cecil Costello Charged with Fracturing Speed Ordinance in Automobile' TAKEN AFTER SWIFT CHASE Motorcycle Policemen Travel 50 Miles an Hour in the Ex citing Pursuit Driving a new Pope-Hartford auto mobile at a high rate of speed in Pico street, Cecil Costello, 17 years old, a son of Martin Costello, a millionaire mining man and banker of 1417 South Figueroa street, last night raced for more than a dozen blocks before he was overtaken and placed under arrest by Motorcycle Patrolmen Coe and Gardner. The officers say the young man was driving at a rate-of fifty miles an hour and faces a Jail sentence. Young Costello took several friends out to show them bow skillful he is In driving an auto. The clear street seemed to him an ideal opportunity and he "let her out" and was traveling at a high rate of speed when he was seen by the motorcycle officers, who were watching for speeders. The mounted patrolmen gave chase and raced at a speed of forty-five miles an hour for several blocks. They found they were being left behind by the rap idly moving auto and let out their motorcycles to the limit. When they overtook the lad their speedometers flickered above the fifty-mile mark. Young Costello declared that he was ignorant of the speed he was making, and said that the car was a new one and he wanted to see how fast he could drive It. Because of his age he was not locked! up In the city jail, but was detained in the captain's office until the arrival of relatives to bail him out. Under the present city ordinance per sons driving autos at a rate of speed exceeding thirty miles an hour are lia ble to a sentence of not less than ten days In the city Jail. The ordinance makes it mandatory on the police judge to impose jail sentences for violations of the thirty-mile limit. • The mother of young Costello called at the city prison late last night to ball her son out. He had been taken to the county jail, and as she was un able to reach the probation officer, the young man was forced to stay in Jail all night. When leaving the city prison in her auto, Mrs. Costello ran the machine over the sidewalk, smashing a bicycle belonging to a messenger boy, which was standing at the curb. COUNTERFEITER'S DEN EXPOSED BY BURGLAR Police of Paris, Led to Capture Marauder, Find an Old ''iiu^T Offender i' . I PARIS, July 31.— invasion of a workman's room by a burglar the other day led to a very interesting discovery, for which neither the would-be thief nor the police who arrested him were in any way prepared— If he had had his choice, the occupant of the chamber would certainly have pre ferred that the Intruder should have been allowed a little latitude and that the agents of the law should have con fined their activity to perambulating the streets. The burglar had ascended the staircase of the house In a very stealthy manner, and after he had given a few taps to the door in order to ascertain whether the tenant of the room was at homein which case he would have apologized for having mis taken the chamber and gone down without exciting suspicion—he had skillfully forced the lock and entered. Unluckily for him the little maneuver had been perceived by a neighbor, who as soon as the burglar had got into the chamber and closed tho door, ran downstairs and Informed the concierge of what was happening, so that every path of egress should be cut off, and then, like the good citizen that he was. ho reported the episode to the first policeman whom he chanced to meet. A small force of agents of the law was soon ascending that staircase, es corted by the neighbor and the con cierge. The first thing that the police did was to capture the burglar, who, seeing that the game was up, surren dered without offering any resistance. Then they looked around the room, which was quite a large one, to ascer tain whether he had gone very far in his pillaging operations. The amaze ment of the police may be Imagined when they discovered on a big table an entire apparatus for coining, full evidence, if such were yet wanted, of the intentions of its owner being forth coming as well. On that same table lay a number of two-franc pieces, some of which had been turned out very well, while others were failures. This showed that the occupant of the cham ber was only a beginner, but the Inten tion to defraud was completely dem onstrated. The burglar, whose visit to this chamber had led to consequences of which he had never dreamed, was led off to the station, whither he was soon followed by the man whom he had come to plunder, and who was taken into custody on his return to his dwell ing. This man, who was believed by his fellow tenants to be an honest toll er, has been found by the police to be an old offender, who had already undergone no lessithan seven sentences of Imprisonment. So that little expedi tion has led to the capture of two de linquents Instead of one. RAILROADS TO CONDUCT GREAT ECONOMY BUREAU WASHINGTON, July 81.— new phase of railroad development will be marked by the Installation ni this city tomorrow by the railroads of the United States of a bureau of railroad economy, formal announcement of which «as made recently from Chi cago, Logan G. McPherson is dip -in-chief. "The bureau," said he today, "pro poses to build up a complete railroad library and to become a repository and a source of Information for matters of railway interest other than those of a technical nature. It will not conduct polemic discussion, nor is it a publicity bureau, although It is hoped It may be of public service as well as of use to tho railroads. -.. J Here's Your Chance YOU are probably quite willing to jt <^> JCI; spend your money when you see an oppor- I vif I^S tunity to get a good deal of extra value for it. J^^-yKlA^^ffii All of our Cheviot and Worsted ', ""',', $15 Suits $11 N log 1\ if /Jlj^^ All of our Cheviot and Worsted , ;—slB Suits $13 yffl 1 Aw/^l/HS, All of our Hart Schaffner & Marx —$20 Suits $15 2£» I \ tf/ - I M All of our Hart Schaffner & Marx $22.50 and $25 Suits $18 rW i W J) re All of our Hart Schaffner & Marx $27.50 and $30 Suits $20 Mlf * I II Pa All of our Hart Schaffner & Marx $35.00 and $40 Suits #25 I fly L M f§a We are cleaning up our stock of summer weight v^rclT^Jv^S suits. Most of them were made for us by • ' li^Vll /\^'*^^ '^^SJ Hart Schaffner & Marx w M S The price we have marked them at ought to Spin IL-ft^w^^PS bring you in a hurry. If you get one of these Hart Schaffner & ■^j^A^Pj^^Jr^r Marx suits, you'll get more real clothes-value for the money than Eg K^i^^iiAxj--^ you ever had before in your life. S^*^^l?^V*m: v"f v"h■s C.»f riikt Hill XkUUf * lim All Straw Hats Store Open Tonight Greatly Reduced • Until 10 o'clock F. B. SILVERWOOD ---,'■' 1 Broadway, Corner Sixth Street PALACE OF PEACE RISING IN HAGUE Headquarters of International Court of Arbitration Is Under Way LONDON, July 31.A correspon dent of the Times at The Hague says: Probably not one visitor In 1000 of the multitudes who pass along the shady avenue between The Hague and Scheveningen has the curiosity to in quire Into the meaning of a great forest of scaffolding which is to be seen on the left, at ■ a little distance from the road. Just before you come to the old tollgate which marks the former boundary of The Hague. If he does Inquire, he will learn that among the scaffold poles Is rising the Palace of Peace, the future headquar ters of the International court of arbi tration, toward the erection and main tenance of which Andrew Carnegie handed over to the Netherlands gov ernment the sum of $1,500,000, "believ ing," as the trust deed of October 7, 1903, has It, "that .the establishment of a permanent court of arbitration by the treaty of the 29th of July, 1899, Is the most Important step forward of a world-wide humanitarian character which has ever been taken by the Joint powers, as it must ultimately banish war, and further being of opinion that the cause of the peace conference will greatly benefit by the erection of a court house and library for the perma nent court of arbitration." ACCURACY BETRAYED The usual accuracy of the current "Baedeker" has been betrayed by the abandonment of the ' site first pro posed, which lies a mile away on the other side of The Hague. The present site forms part of the grounds of the minlaturq palace which belonged to, and in which died, Princess Anna Paulowna, wife of King William II and grandmother of the reigning queen. Passing, In course of time, into the hands of a company, the grounds, to the extent at least of about sixteen acres, were acquired by the govern ment at a cost of over $290,000. The old palace still stands by the gate and, with Its lofty rooms and old-fashioned decorations, forms charming quarters for tho architects and their drawing staff. It will, however, be swept away when the time comes for laying out the grounds of the Palace of Peace. To make room for the great building now in course of construction a large space had first to be cleared In the thick wood which covers the grounds. The authors of the scheme have shown equal wisdom and good taste in set ting the building well back from the road. The palace, built In brick and stone, with roof of blue Welsh slates, of an architecture partly putch and partly Flemish In character, as the noble proportions of some of the old town halls of Belgium. The architect is M L. M. Cordonnier of Lille, who has associated with him as resident architect J. A. G. van der Steur of Haarlem. His design was selected out of six leading architects of Great Brit ain, Holland, Franco, Germany and the United States, and an inspection of some of the "next best" designs which hang in the work rooms of the old palaco leaves no doubt in the mind of the visitor that the Jury chose right | ly. M. Cordonnler's original design 1 has, however, been very considerably altered, thereby gaining greatly in compactness of internal arrangement as will as in lightness of external ap pearance. COMPLETION IN 1018 The palace, on which 200 men are at work and of which the roof has just been begun, is expectetd to be finished In 1913. It consists of a half basement containing press rooms, a telegraph and other offices, a heating and light ing plant with fourteen boilers, accom modation for the staff of the building, and a spacious restaurant. It Is cred ibly asserted that the more tangible success of the first peace conference as compared with that of the second was largely due to the facilities af forded the plenipotentiaries at the House in the Wood of getting to know one another over their lunch. However that may be, the convenience of being able to feed on the spot and smoke a cigar In the garden afterward will be immensely appreciated by those whose duties bring them to conferences or arbitrations in the Palace of Peace. The main entrance is approached by curving slopes, not steps. An arcade with balusters In front extends on either side. On the left rises a square tower to a heght of about 260 feet. At the opposite corner of the arcade and In the outer wall of the great court Is the foundation stone, laid July 30, 1907, by M. De Nelldoff, president of the second peace conference, with the in scriptloin, "Pacl Ju3tltla flrmandae Hanc aedem Andreae Carnegil Munlfl centla Dedlcavlt." The great court, which Is, of course, the Inner shrine of the Temple of Peace, Is a hall about seventy feet long, forty feet wide and thirty-five feet high. On one side are three large windows, on the other three galleries. At one end is a fourth large window, at the other the dais for the tribunal. At the other end of a corri dor lined with beautiful Greek and Italian marble, and behind the base of the tower above mentioned. Is the small court, almost exactly half the size of the great, and having also three galleries. ACOUSTIC PROPERTIES GOOD The ceiling of the great court has a barrel vaulting; that of the small Is flat and heavily molded. The latter seems likely to produce the better acoustic properties of the two. The remainder of this floor la occupied by reading rooms, a map room, consulta tion rooms and other appropriate ac commodations for the parties to a ease. On the upper floor, approached by a magnificent staircase projecting into the central courtyard, are the rooms of the administrative council and'other officials of the permanent court of arbitration, and a library capable of containing 200,000 volumes, with a book lift to the reading rooms below. The center of the building is occupied by a courtyard 144 feet long and 111 feet wide, with a fountain In the center where the air to be breathed In "the building will be washed before being filtered and otherwise dealt with by the ventilating appparatus. The whole building is. roughly, 260 feet square. All countries are contributing to the adornment of the palace. The United States gives a large marble group rep resenting the present purpose of the building, "Peace Through Justice," for the first landing of the staircase. CATHOLIC CHURCH WILL EX-COMMUNICATE PRIEST BERLIN, July Professor Schnit zer, a prominent Bavarian modernist, who has held high positions in the universities of Munich and Wurzburg and Is an ordained Catholic priest, Is to be excommunicated. The letter of the excommunication Is already In the hands of the papal nuncio at Munich and It will be'published as soon as the Bavarian diet has been closed, thus avoiding Immediate public discussion. The professor has recently created considerable consternation in Catholic theological circles bythe books, the first dealing with the claims of cer tain early fathers to authority, and the second being the elaborate examina tion of historical data with the object of proving that the papacy has no claim to be considered of divine origin or founded by Christ. It's as easy to secure a bargain In a used automobile, through want advertising, as It used to be—and still Is—to secure a horse and carriage. COUNT ZEPPELIN DEFENDS RIGIDITY Noted German Declares His Plan of Airship Construction Pre vents Serious Action EXPLAINS RECENT DISASTER Says Deutschland Was in Grasp of an Ascending Whirlwind When Motor Stopped BERLIN, July Count Zeppelin does not share the opinion of most experts that the destruction of the big dirigible Deutscfiland was largely due to defects Inherent in his system of airship construction. On the contrary, he is convinced that it was precisely the special qualities of the vessel which prevented the disaster in the Teuto burg forest from Involving very seri ous consequences to the passengers and crew. He ascribes the loss of the airship solely to "quite extraordinary" meteorological conditions and the un happy coincidence of the breakdown of one of the motors at the critical moment when driving power was most needed. His account of the accident is set forth In a manifesto penned on board the Mainz on the eve of his de parture for Spitzbergen, and is as fol lows: "The Deutschland got into an as cending whirlwind, which carried It up with Irresistible force to a height of 5000 feet. The rotation was shown by the magnetic needle, which repeatedly made a complete revolution on the disc, while the barometer and baro graph Indicated the elevation reached. In consequence of the considerable loss of gas at the high altitude the airship, which was, moreover, heavily laden with wet snow, sank down again. The earth was invisible till suddenly the tops of trees were seen only a little distance below. The airship was then directed upward with the rudders. But when three or four yards of elevation had been gained the front motor ceased to work, and the speed was no longer sufficient to raise the airship. It then fell again, though only with a speed of from three to five feet per second, and soon the rear car, which, through the upward inclination of the front of the vessel, hung lower than the other, struck with the full force on the tops of the trees. Very soon the whole airship was caught fast In them. It only suffered serious injury immediately In front of the -rear car, where several girders were broken. A complete smash-up and demolition did not take place. Further destruction was only caused afterward by the storm. MUST LEARN LIKE SAILORS ' "The breakdown of the fore motor at the most critical moment was ap parently due to lack of benzine, as the motor Itself was quite In order. It is true that there were still a few pints of benzine in the tank, but it Is pos sible that In consequence of the sharp inclination of the ship this was not sufficient to reach the pipe leading to the motor. There was no general de ficiency of benzine; on the contrary, there was still enough to have fed three motors for beveral hours. Pos sibly, considering the difficult situa tion in which the airship had been for some time, the replenishment of the tank of the front motor was postponed too long. There can be no doubt that the stability of the airship was only impaired by its becoming involved in' ■ , an ascending whirlwind, with its ac companying heavy fall of snow. "The loss of buoyancy through the elevation of the ship, the fall of tem perature of about 15 degrees and the covering of wet snow is estimated at approximately two tons. Such storms are fortunately only associated with particular states of weather, like ty phoons, which still claim victims at set. But Just as sailors have already learned to avoid these, so navigators of the air will soon have no more reason to fear whirlwinds. Passenger airships can and will avoid them In future. "The catastrophe in the- TeUtoburg forest must remain unique of its kind. That the memory of it is not a much sadder one Is due to the method of con struction of my rigid airship, which obviates danger to the lives of passen gers through the presence of large structural parts which reduce to abso lute harmlessness the force of the im pact against solid bodies, as well as through extended lower surfaces, which exclude too rapid a fall." •• ■ • • v.. The count lays down the following principles for future passenger Jour neys: ' "In the first place, a thorough con sideration of the general meteorological conditions, from which the probable ap pearance of whirlwinds is always to bo inferred. If it Is desired to undertake passenger trips from a place of shelter to which it is absolutely necessary to return the Journey must be commenced against the prevailing wind in order to Insure a return to the starting point. It is not enough to travel only a short distance against tht wind till the su periority of the airship's speed to that of .the atmospheric current has been demonstrated. The speed of the wind may Increase, or that of the airship bo decreased by the breakdown of the motors in such a way as to render a return impossible.!* ■•_" . . VERTICAL SCREW considered The champion of the rigid system further returns to his old demand that suitable anchoring grounds for airships should be laid down at as many dif ferent places as possible to provide for the eventuality of an involuntarily In terrupted voyage. Count Zeppelin ad mits that the use of his airships is con siderably limited .by the force and direction of the wind. He overlooks, however, the two chief objections which other experts make against his system; namely, its high cost, and the practical certainty of total destruction when his craft is compelled to descend during a storm on difficult ground, where no preparations have been made for Its reception. * Many people are of the opinion that the Deutschland would have been over taken by Its melancholy fate with Just as much certainty even if the storm had not be'en complicated by a whirl wind. A semi-rigid or non-rigid air ship would have descended aPsoon as its own speed was overcome by that of the wind. The ripping cord would have been pulled, and the component parts of the vessel would have been packed on to carts and carried back to the starting point. But the Zeppelin must go home either with its own mo tive power or not at all, and the per centage of cases In which the latter alternative has come to pass has been very high. It is an interesting fact that the ballooning department of the army Is now considering the advisability of fitting its airships with vertical screws, with a view to facilitating ascent.and descent, experience in maneuvers hav ing shown that it Is very difficult and dangerous to bring a dirigible to earth where 'no special arrangements . have been made to assist the process, • ■■-■ j£.« LEGAL NOTICES :..\ STOCKHOLDERS' MEETING— - To the stockholders of the Western Trust Company, Los Angeles, Cat: Notice Is hereby given that the annual meeting of the stockholders of your com pany will be held Monday, August 1, 1910 i at the offices of the company. 111 - Wast Fourth street, at 3 o'clock p. m. All stock holders are requested to be represented, either In person or by proxy. By order of the Board of Directors of tha Western Trust Company. __ - . J. 8. TORRANCE. President. Morgan Adams, Secretary, a 7-11 to 8-1 Inc.