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Exempt Firemen's Ball.
OAKLAND. Feb. 15.— The fifth annual eodal of the Exempt Firemen s Associa tion of Oakland will be held Saturday evening. February 21. at Loring Hall, Eleventh and Clay etre«ts." Divorce Proceedings. OAKLAND. Feb. 15— In the suit of Ida Dcrapsey for divorce from Jamea C. r>ero;.soy default of defendant has been entered The divorce *uit of J««s!e Mill* ag*ir.*t Benjamin F. Mills has been con tinued for a week to allow the introduc tion cf the testimony of a son, who ia out of the cltv. Perez Held to Answer. Thomas N. Perez, the mailing clerk who was detected by Postofflce Inspector Er wln last Wednesday stealng money and bills from letters, waived examination yesterday when brought before United States Court Commissioner Heacock and was held to answer before the Federal Grand Jury. New Improvement Association. The Improvement Association, plans for the rehabilitation of which were re cently formulated, will meet this even ing to perfect the organization. George R. Fletcher is the leading spirit tn the affair and among those who are asso ciated with him are C. D. Salfleld, H. L. Ladd. R. R. Russ, Grattaii Phillips. D. W. Tietjen. L. A. Rea, J. M. Wllklns. S. B. Dalzlel, Daniel Hannah, Joseph Scheerer, Henry Williams, John Rafferty, Richard Keller, Timothy Treacy. C. W. Pope and I. Schwartz. The object of the associa tion Is the improvement and betterment of the city, which it proposes to accom plish by agitating all matters calculated for the public good. | lead was secured with great difficulty and j after several attempts rolled to the right j thickness to be applied to the face. Exposures at first were made . three j times on every other day and for fifteen > minutes each time. These exposures were ; varied in accordance with the progress j made in killing the growth. No pain was felt, according to Dr. Self ridge, but the effect of the ray waa Buch as to produce a peculiar sensation, hard to express In words. The spreading of the cancer stopped after the first exposure and in a ehort time new tissue began to form, the edgres of the wound made by Incisions of the scalpel becoming clean and smooth. All traces of the cancer have now disappeared, but the skin and tissue In the region of the cancer axe delicate and sensitive and the exposures are being continued. Dr. Selfridgre. with true medical caution, declares that he is not willing to claim a complete cure until this sensitiveness chall have disappeared. "I will not assert a cure until all pos sibility of relapse is past." said Dr. Self ridge, "but there is every Indication that the progress of the cancerous growth has been arrested and its virulent principle destroyed, while the -wound Is almost healed. Pain has entirely ceased and I now enjoy a sleep at night that I have been a stranger to for years." Dr. Selfridge's brother medicos, without regard to the school of medicine of which they may be disciples, regard the cure as an accomplished fact. The news has become disseminated in San Francisco and Dr. Selfrldge is in dally receipt of letters and dispatches congratulating him on his release from the grip of the dread disease. honeymoon trip Mr. and Mrs. Schaeffer will reside In Alameda. where the groom Is In business with his father. G. Scbaeffer. ALAMEDA, Feb. 15.— One of the prettiest church wed dings of the season was that of Miss Johanna Kuhlke and Albert C. Schaeffer. which took place last evening at the First German Evangelical Lutheran Church of this city, Rev. Mr. Haserodt officiating. The Interior of the church was prettily decorated, and the bride, who Is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Kuhlke, among the oldest residents of the city, wore a gown of white silk. Misses Amelia Schneider and Lena Schaeffer were the bridesmaids. Miss Llllle Heit man was the maid of honor and Gustave Schaeffer acted as best man. The ushers were E. Jacobsea and Alf Reinecker. The church was crowded. After the ceremony a wedding supper was served at the home of the bride's parents, 533 Central avenue. On the return from their TO SPEAK AT NEW ORLEANS EDITOR T. G. DANIELLS. <jn? LAMEDA, Feb. 15.— T. O. //\\ Daniells. editor of the Ala ll — i\meda Argus, enjoys the fiat terlng distinction of being the only Callfornian who will read • a paper before the Xatlonal Edl-. torial Association, which meets at New Orleans on March 1. Mr. Daniells, although not a member of the association, has received the • invitation from President Henry to attend the session and deliver . ¦ an address, and the invitation was accepted. Editor Daniells. accompanied by ' his daughter. Miss Lulu Daniells, will depart on Friday for the East . and South. They go direct to St. Louis and there Join an excursion of the National Educational Asso ciation, which stops for a few hours each at Memphis. Vlcksburg, Jackson and Baton Rouge, arriv ing at New Orleans on the morn- Ing of the day that the Mardl Gras festivities are inaugurated. Dr. G. P. Reynolds and daughter, Miss Grace Reynolds, go with them to St. Louis, rejoining them at New Orleans: After a sojourn In that city the Callfornlans ex pect to Journey to Havana. MRS. DICKA COOL WARD PETITIONS FOR A DIVORCE Sequel to Sensational Elopement. Oakland Office San Francisco Call, 1118 Broadway, Feb.' 15. Mrs. Dicka Cool Ward Is trying to se cure a separation from Alan H. Ward of Alameda and another romance of a se cret marriage has been wrecked on the rocks of the divorce court. The wedding of Alan H. Ward and Miss Dicka Cool startled the social circles of* Oakland and Alarneda last Thanksgiving. Miss Cool is the daughter of Russell H. Cool, one of the begt known club men and dentists in Osh".and and San Fran cisco. She Is a beantv and waa one of the belles of the younger set In Oakland. Alan H. Ward is one of the swagger young men of Alameda and the son of a wealthy mining engineer. Last Thanksgiving Alan Ward and Miss Dicka Cool surprised everybody by slip ping quietly over to San Rafael, where they were made husband and wife in due' form. But love was not to last long-. Immediately after the ceremony they separated, returning to their own homes, and they ha'ye only seen each other a very few times since the marriage. A few days ago Mrs. Ward filed her suit for a divorce and to-day Ward re plied. The wife's complaint alleges faithlessness on the part of her husband and the latter's answer Is a general de nial. MRS. DARNEAL SHOWS SIGNS OF RELENTING » Daughter's Marriage Postponed. ALAMEDA, Feb. 15.— The wedding o! Alan Bowen and Miss Susie Darneal, the announcement of whose engagement cre ated such a furor in Alameda society last week, will not take place on the 19th lust. as planned. Mr. Bowen is authority for the statement that it has been postponed until the 10th of March to please Mrs. Darneal, though the parental objections to the match have not by any means been removed. The Bowen-Darneal engagement has been the subject of much talk in society, particularly on account of the opposition of Mrs. Darneal to Mr. Bowen. The mother thought her daughter should look much higher, and was emphatic in her as sertions that she should never marry him with her consent. She had nothing espe cial against the young man except that she thought him rather gay and not alto gether impressed with the responsibilities of married life. The fact that youn? Bowen is a member of the wholesale firm of Wetmore, Bowen & Co. and tha' it deals in wines was also held against him. But the objections of her mother diJ not .•hake the determination of Miss Darneal to wed the man she had selected &•$ her ideal. All arguments fell upon deaf car*. The j-oung couple decided that they would be married on the 19th of February, and that unless opposition was removed the vows would be exchanged at the Bowen family residence, corner of Union street and Clinton avenue. Now Mrs. Darneal has relented some what in her hostility to the match, fc'he has become Impressed with the futility of further objections and has agreed to as sist her daughter in the preparation of her trousseau. More than that she will not do. The wedding will not be performed at the bride's residence. Mrs. Darneal may even refuse to attend when It takes place, at the Unitarian Church on March 10, at 11 o'clock. Where the reception will be held is a question. COAST CUTTLE MEN TO MEET IN THIS CITY Move to Have Grazing Land Leased. A meeting of the cattle men of Califor nia, Washington, Oregon, Montana, Utah, Nevada and Arizona will be held in this city on March 5 for the purpose of taking steps to secure the passage of the Foster bill now pending before Congress. -This bill provides for the delimitation and leas ing of the grazing lands on the public do main to stockmen for terms of ten years, with the right of renewals, thus giving the cattlemen the control of his range for a number of years. A circular letter of invitation will to-day be sent to all stockmen in the territory indicated. Among other things the circular says: "Mr. Wilson, the Secretary of Agricul ture, has personally visited and Inspected the grazing regions west of the ninety ninth meridian and has noted the rapid exhaustion of their forage, due to the lack of lawful. protection thereof, and to their being commons. Tho Secretary foresees the approaching end of the grazing busi ness and a vital blow at the country's beef supply unless the ranges are put un der such possession and control as will give stockmen an interest In the renewal of their grasses by making a profit there in. The biil is favored by both the Secre tary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior." It is expected, so the circular says, that in ten years the ranges may be restored to their original primitive condition of pro ductiveness in forage and that the" beef food supply will then keep pace with the Increase In population, and the Govern ment will have in the restored ranges a very valuable property. To effect this the Agricultural Department has secured the Introduction of a bill by Senator Foster of Washington. The substance of the original bill has already been published in The Call, but since then two amendments have been offered. One excepts lrrigrable home steads and mineral lands and the other provides as follows: "And there shall be a preferential policy in leasing toward the actual owners of stnek occupying the ranges." The bill as it now stands Is printed in the circular letter, which declares that "This meeting will be for the purpose of 'organizing to aid the Agriculture and In terior departments in securing the pass age of the above bill, to the end that law ful possession, under a leasehold, of the stock rar.pes may replace the lawless oc cupancy which has not only rapidly ex ha,usted the forage, but has invested graz ing with risk and uncertainty that should not shadow a business that is expected not only to furnish the domestic tK>ef food supply, but al^o a very important surplus for export. But the departments must have your help and cannot do without it." The letter or invitation was written and eigr.ed by Colonel John P. Irish. State Conventions Called. PORTLAND, Or.. Feb. 15.— The Repub lican State Central Committee to-day Is ¦ued a call for the State Convention to meet In this city April 12. The Democratic State Convention is called to meet la Pcrtlacd on the same date. BLUNDERING BURGLARS. Wrecked a Store While Blowing Open the Safe. Special Dispatch to The CalU VALLEJO. Feb. 15.— The grocery store of Power & Fleming was visited by eafe crackers some time last night. The men were evidently green at the business for the charge they used was so large that the store was wrecked, the principal damage being the breaking of a large plate-glass window. Eighty dol lars in coin was secured by the thieves. Adelbert Birch Drops Dead. BERKELEY. Feb. is— Adelbert Birch, an en?in"< > r, aged Z& years, dropped dead Jn a ehfed back of his hous« at the corner cf Beccnd and Addteon etreets last nipnt. He has been Buffering frora rheumatism for Borne time and It Is thought that It affected his heart. Testimonial to Mrs. Van Pelt. OAKLAND. Feb. 15.— Mrs Ada \an Pelt of the Red Cross Society has received & testimonial of appreciation from tne First Tennessee Regiment, whose mem ben were cared for by the society when they were encarapd at the Presidio, me testimonial Is a white leather and velvet cs.p« containing »et» of gold and silver epoons. knives and forks. WORK OF THE HOUSE. WASHINGTON. Feb. 15.— The House to day completed twenty-six'of the 124 pages of the executive, legislative and Judicial appropriation bill without amendment. During the general debate, which closed at 4 o'clock, a variety of topics were touched upon. Boutelle of Illinois, Meiers of Indiana and Showalter of Pennsylvania discussed the Philippine question; Gros venor of Ohio and Gillette of Massachu setts civil service reforms; Drigrgs of New York pensions and Underwood of Ala bama his resolution to repeal the fifteenth amendment to the constitution. The legis lative bill probably will be passed to morrow. :.jy.y:;-i'J. ; :; New Court of Foresters. Special Dispatch to The Call. WOODLAND, Feb. 15.— Court Grafton No. 169, Foresters of America, was or ganized at Knights Landing Wednesday evening with a charter membership of thirty-seven. The charter roll will be.ln creased by ten or twelve at the next meeting as quite a number who had ex pressed a willingness to Join were un avoidably absent at the first meeting. The court was organized by' James Heel ine P. G. C.R. John Heanen. g, s. w., was the installing officer. Probably Kept His Word. LOS ANGELES, Feb. 15.— G. Solineff left this city some time ago and after reaching San Francisco wrote a letter, in which he said that he intended to com mit suicide. To-day Uriah Citron of this city applied for letters of administration on the estate of Solineff. who has neve. been heard of since the letter arrived. He has a child living here. The estate ia small. Will Improve the Service. Special Dispatch to The Call WOODLAND, Feb. 15.— There is a nxos pect of a revision of the time-table as a result of which Woodland passengers and mail will reach San Francisco at least two hcurs earlier than under the present schedule. The change will be a great con venience to people of the Sacramento Val ley. Died of Natural Causes. Morgue Surgeon Leland made an autop sy yesterday upon the body of Clemens Schnabel, who was found dead In bed la-st Tuesday morning, and found that tubercu losis was the cause of death. It had been reported that Schnabel had commljtcd suicide by turning on the gas, but inves tigation showed that the report was un founded. RULE AS TO FOOTBALL COACHES IS AMENDED University of California Athletic Commute* Makes Changes in the Recent Intercollegiate Aareement. BERKELEY, Feb. 15.— The students' athletic committee hit the recent lntercol >giate agreement another blow at a rreetir.gr held to-night. It was decided to rhang* several more provisions of the '.ompact The clause which provided that tficf the eeason of 1500 the football coach must be a graduate of the Uni\-ersity of California, or must have attended It for four full years, was altete-i. Under the uaeadment a student is eligible to be .ome a. coach after attentJli.ff for two full «ar«. The coach sha.ll r*ce:ve no yearly salary, but is to be paid all expenses and be remunerated for his service* while actually employed. 6ub-coaches may be pelected from mem bers of the student body who have been *=uch for one full year. The selection of th* coach was left to the president of the Associated Students, the captain and the sz&r.iLger cf the team. ¦ '¦ A communication from the University of Minnesota was read at the mating, ask ing the managers of the Berkeley eleven to recommend a coach to handle the foot ball team of that college for the coming SUNOL CHANGES OWNERS. At the Sale Maud S Is Exhibited and Loudly Cheered. NEW YORK. Feb. 15.— The crowd that thronged Madison-square Garden about the time the Bonner horses were to be put on sale was enormous. Before Elfrida. the first of the consignment, was brought out the band struck up "Auld Lang Syne," and Maud 6, the turf queen, was cent around the track on exhibition. She was greeted with cheers and the big crowa stood up In their seats and waved their hats and handkerchiefs in the air. Pray Tell was the lirst of the consigm meit to be cold. The bidding was rapid, but at no time exciting. He was started at $1000 and raised by thousands to $SGX>. The bids from then until the selling price, $6100, was reached climbed by hundreds. When Robert Bonner purchased Pray Tell he paid JSIOO for him. The bidding on Su nol was slower than that on the g-eldlng. Two thousand five hundred was bid, and she stood at that figure for some time. It was finally raised to $3900 by degrees and another balk came. Mr. Shults then bid the even $40jO and got the mare. She cost Robert Bonner $41,000. The best sales of the Bonner conEignment were: Elfrida, b. m.. is3o, 2;UV». by Candidate- Gladness, John H. Shults, New York, $1600. Don L. br. g., ISM, 2:12',i. W. A. H. Coin stock, Providence, R. 1., $1003. Pray Tell, eh. g.. 1532, 2MK. by Axtell- Jean Look. Emerson E. McCargo, Phila delphia. J«100. Prince Ansel, eh. h., trial 2:15*4, IS3I, by Ansel-Daisy Darlinprton, J. W. Daly. Mount Klsco, N. V., $1250. Maud C, blk. m.. I&S9. 2:lo^i. by Bynder ton-Nita, Herrlngton, N. V., $2000. Sunol. b. m., ISSS, 2:oS'i to high-wheel fulky, by Electioneer- Waxana,. John H. Shults. New York, J4OOO. Harold 6, b. c, 1597, by Star Kirk-Rus sella, Herbert Gray, Boston, $1150. Ball Association Fails. CHICAGO, Feb. 15.-Presldent Anson of the American Baseball Association, which was formed here Tuesday, de clared to-night that the new organization Was a failure and would be disbanded. This statement was made by Mr. An eon after word had come from Philadel phia that the necessary money to guar antee the permanency of a Philadelphia club could not be secured. Mr. Graw also t«lepraphed from Baltimore that he would withdraw. Will Advertise Yolo. Epecial Dispatch to -The Call WOODLAND, Feb. 15.— The Chamber of Commerce held another large meeting Wednesday night. Plans have about been, perfected for publishing statistics in re lation to the resources and advantages of Yolo County, and otherwise giving pub licity to the Inducements offered to home seekers. 1 • ; . .v • Agreement With Packers. SAX JOSE. Feb. 13.— The executive com mittee of the Cured Fruit Association and the committee appointed by the Packers" Association net this afternoon and agreed upon a contract for all deciduous fruits other than prunes. The contract will be submitted to \ the packers' convention called for Saturday next. Married in the Auditor's Office. The ceaseless monotony of the Auditor's office was relieved yesterday by a mar riage ceremony, In which Daniel Smith of MERELY THE RESULT OF A LITTLE CONVIVIALITY Wife of a Grants Pass Mining Man Whose Actions Are Causing Comment. The story which was circulated yester day morning concerning the robbery of Mrs. J. R. Harvey of Chicago, a guest at the Palace Hotel, proves on Investigation to have been a literal pipe dream. Mrs. Harvey arrived at the hostelry Wednes day with her ten-year-old son and regis tered from Chicago. Mrs. Harvey does not come from that city. She Is the wife of J. R. Harvey of Grants Pasa, Or., and has evidently come to this city to escape from trouble, domestic or otherwise, and gave her address as Chicago for the pur pose of escaping identification. Upon her arrival It was noticed that she acted as though under the influence of some drug and her behavior was such as to cause those with whom she cams in contact to Imagine she was suffering from the effects of a prolonged debauch. In the evening she attended the perform ance at the Columbia. Where she went after the theater closed is not known, but late in the night Bhe was observed wandering about Market street as though half stupefied. J. Oppenhelmer, a local advertising agent, noticing her condition, approached her and ascertaining that she lived at the Palace called a cab and took her there. On alighting from the cab Oppenhelmer felt something drop into his pocket. He took no notice or It at the time, but after he had seen his charge placed In the proper hands he investigated and found a -diamond ring with about fifteen stones set in a cluster in his pocket. At the same time he discovered that his own scarf pin was missing. Yesterday morning Oppenhelmer called on Mrs. Harvey and returned her ring, asking her at the same time if she knew what had become of his pin. She said that it must have dropped out of his scarf when he was helping her the night before and she gave him an order for $29 to comfort him for his loss. Oppenheimer cashed the order at the hotel office and went his way rejoicing. When an attempt was made yesterday to interview Mrs. Harvey word was sent down that she could not be seen as she was upset and under the care of a phy sician. From other sources, however, it was learned that the woman Is addicted both to the use of liquor and drugs and that her present Indisposition is me re sult of a too liberal Indulgence in absinthe or some other like liquor. If the gossip that is floating round is to be believed Mrs. Harvey's actions at the Columlffa were unconventional to the verge of eccentricity. It Is said that she occupied a box at the performance, and her actions there were $>uiflclently out of the commonplace to distract the atten tion of the audience from the stage. The climax was reached, so say . these same gossips, when the bibulous lady attempted to climb out of the box on to the stage bo that her ability as an entertainer should have wider scope. Patrick Connell Had Heart Disease. Morgue Surgeon Leland testified before the Coroner's Jury yesterday that the autopsy on the body of Patrick Connell, who was found drowned last Monday morning in a lime barrel, revealed the fact that the heart of the dead man had become enlarged to nearly four times its normal size by disease, and that he was likely to have fallen dead at any mo ment. It is supoosed that, feeling a fainting fit coming on, the deceased sat on the edge of the barrel, and becoming un conscious fell into it and was drowned. The Jury rendered a verdict of death by asphyxiation. ' ' Swindled Her Lover. Mrs. Martha Browhard. who Is accuser! of swindling James Leeper out of lid) on the Dromlse that she would marry him. was instructed and arraigned in. Judge Conlan's court yesterday on tho charge of obtaining money by false pre tenses. At the request of her attorney the case was continued for a week, as a number of witnesses had to be brought from Am ador County. Another man was in court who said Mrs. Browhard had in the same way swindled him out of $1000, but he re fused to give hi 3 name or swear out a warrant for her arrest. Franklin's Squaw Compromises. The contest of the will of the late Julius L. Franklin, instituted by his Indian wife, a member of tha Chinook tribe, will, it 19 paid, soon be dismissed, as a com premise has been effected with the Indian weman, and she will receive J23.0C). Al though Franklin's Indian wife has com promised for the sum named, her three children by the deceased. Benjamin L.. Mary and Lena, who were cut off with JiX) each by Franklin, may demand a larger share of h!s fortune before tho estate ia ready for final distribution. Oakland Office San Francisco Call, 111S Broadway, Feb. 15. *jp^ FTER suffering from career cf the ' '\ face for twenty-five years Dr. J. JJ M. Selfridpe. the founder of Fab ioia Hospital, has been almost com pletely cured by the X-ray. This first epecific instance in which the malignant growth that has long b*en the bane of the radical profession has been arrested without the use of the scalpel will not only lift a heavy load off the mind of the afflicted physician and be a cause of rejoicing among his numerous friends, but wi!l be of Immense Interest to the ecirntiSc world. The origin of Dr. Self ridge's cancer was cenoted by a snia!l pimple the sire of a ;ea. which appeared at the base of the r.os«. It was operated upon three times, bat the root of the growth was not reached in any of the operations and be fore the wound had healed the cancer had .-rain made lt« appearance. It finally ate IXI way into the face and the lower part cf the noße was destroyed. la last October Dr. S^lfridg-e began « rcrimer.tlKg with the X-ray in conjunc tion with his son. Dr. C. M. Selfrldge. and Dr. N\ H. Chamberlain. They knew that the ray produced by the Crookes tube caused a wound up<,n the healthy dt-rmls. or true skin, which healed very ¦lowly. ar.<3 that It wou.u change the color and destroy the growth of hair. In '¦r<2«-r to prevent injury to the face they used a lead mask, as this metal is the \(&st responsive to the influence of the ray of any known substance. The pure Civil Service Suggestions. Secretary Moran of the Civil Service Commission is In receipt of two commu nications from John R. Proctor, presi dent of the United States 'Civil Service Commission, and Chief Examiner A. R. Serven, covering various points relative to civil service examinations. In his let ter Mr. Proctor states that the best method of determining the relative effi ciency of employes is still an unsolved problem, and he gives as the opinion of the commission with which he is con nected that, other things being equal, seniority or Jenßth of service should gov ern in promotions. Mr. Serven urges that the examinations be made of such a char acter as to receive the indorsement of practical business men. Alleged Swindlers on Trial. Ex-School Director Thomas A. Burns. John J. O'Brien, carpenter, and Ed D. Swift, lumber man, under indictment by the Grand Jury for felony for defrauding the city on lumber contracts, appeared for trial before Judge Cook yesterday. The defendants were represented by At torneys T. D. Riordan, A. L. Hart and J. Samuels. The work of selecting a Jury was taken up, and W. Greenebaum. A. S. Lowrdcs, F. L. Gentz. John Huber. R. c. de Boom and Jonas Schonfeld were ac cepted. The Jury will be completed this morr.lng. Skating has been taken up with un usual-zest this winter' by that portion of the community of New Tcrk generally referred to as "society." ADDITIONAL TROOPS TO GO TO ALASKA Companies Will .Be Sent to the Forts Fully Equipped for Arctic Service. WASHINGTON, Feb. 15.— Arrangements are making at the War Department for the establishment of additional garrisons and troops in the new military depart ment of Alaska, General G. M. Randall commanding. Orders were issued to-day making the following assignments of troops to the new department: Company A, Seventh Infantry, now in the Department of Dakota, ia transferred to the Department of Alaska, with station at Fort St. Michael. Companies B, I and X, Seventh Infantry, now in the Depart ment of. the East, have also been trans ferred to the Department of Alaska, with station at Fort St. Michael. Company G, Seventh Infantry, now in the Department of the Lakes, ha-s been transferred to the Department of Alaska, with station at Port Valdez. The last named company will be sent to Seattle when fully equipped for Arctic service, and with a full com plement of officers and enlisted men ready to embark for Port Valdez not later than May 1 next. The company designated for station at Fort St. Michael also will be sent to Se attle fully equipped for Arctic service and with full complement of officers and en» listed men ready to embark for the north not later than June 1 next. Majors F. M. 11. Kendrick and John Van Orsdale, Seventh Infantry, have been or dered to accompany these troops. EDITOR PENNINGTON DEAD. Passed Away at the Sisters Hospital in Los Angeles. LOS ANGELES, Feb. 15.— John L. Pen nlngton died at the Sisters' Hospital in this city of cerebral ' meningitis at 3 o'clock this morning;. He was a well known newspaper man and a member of one of the most prominent families in the South. Mr. Pennington's father served for two terms as Governor of Dakota Territory under General Grant and was at one time a member of the Alabama Legisla ture. J. L. Pennington was born in Opelika, Ala.. July 8. ISC7. He was educated in Karibault, Minn. He began hia news paper career in St. Paul and Minneapolis and then went to Omaha to accept a position on the Omaha Bee. While there he married, June 1, ISS9, Miss Anna Brad bury, daughter of Dr. C. C. Bradbury, now of St. Louis. Going South, Mr. Pennlngton was suc cessively city editor of the Atlanta Her ald, assistant city editor of the Atlanta Journal, city editor of the Savannah Tele pram, and managing editor of the Macon News. He went to New York and after a two-years' stay there came west and became managing editor of the Denver Republican. He came to this city six weeks ago for his health. Death of Mrs. Sinex. Special Dispatch to The Call PACIFIC GROVE, Feb. 15.-Mra. M. E. Sinex, widow of the late prominent Meth odist divine. Dr. Thomas H. Slnex, died at her home In this city last nleht after a brief Illness. She had . been in delicate health for a number of years and durine the past year had grown worse, finally succumbing to the dropsical affection which was the Immediate cause of her death. She was In her seventy-fourtn year at the time of her death. I HOME STUDY COURSE. X X HI.— EECENT SCIENTIFIC -f ? DISCOVERIES. ? + Published Wednesdays In The + San Francisco Call. Begin- •*• + nirig Wednesday, February T ?; 21, 1900. X O-M-M-+ ?+ +±4-+4- 4- 4- <M-+4~M~f O •?• The world has been startled dur- ~+ 4~ Ing the last few months with «ome > + remarkable scientific discoveries ¦?• "*" known to the public as "Wireless "*" Telegraphy." "Color Photogra- T "*¦ phy," "Liquid Air," etc These 4" ¦wtll be presented In a popular way X "?" by Professor William J. Hopkins -+¦ 4~ of Drexel Institute. Among the -f + subjects to be discussed in this sa- -fries + ries ara the following: + 4- l Wireless Telegraphy. + "?" 2. High Speed Telegraph Systems, -f 4- z. Pnotography in Colors. + + 4. Liquid Air. 4- . 6. Dark Lightning. •?• 6. Moving Pictures. + T 7. Process Engraving. , £ 8. Submarine Boats. T 9. The New Gases. , X- And others which are especially + ¦?¦ interesting either because of nov- .*. + elty or because of practical use- '¦+ 4- fulness, ; 4- #??+??? ???+?+??+? ? <m~m-# ; I Sebastopol and Miss MInnJ« Dohn of San ta Rosa were the contracting parties. Tha father of the bride. George E. Dohn, Is a prominent resident of Santa Rosa and a close friend of Auditor Wells, and he en listed the latter's assistance to brtrff about the happy consummation of a love, romance. Mr. Wells chaperoned the party to "Cupid" Danforth's sanctum, where the necessary legal sanction was obtain**! Justice Kerrigan happened along oppor tunely and he was pressed into service to tie the nuptial knot after an adjourn ment had been taken to the Auditor's pri vate office. The happy couple will spend a lew days In thla city and will then return to Sebastopol, where the groom Is engaged in business. TALENT ENLISTED IN A GOOD CAUSE CO-OPEHATTVE HOME FOR WO MEN THE BENEFICTABY. Plans for Afternoon and Evening En tertainment — Gifted Artists Listed for the Occasion. A movement is on foot for a grand aft ernoon and evening entertainment to be given at Golden Gate Hall on March 13 for the benefit of the Co-operative Home for Women. This home has been in success ful operation under the guidance of Rev. Dr. John A. B. Wilson of Howard-street Methodist Episcopal Church for two years past and has proved a great success. An effort is to be made to extend its features and its boundaries to larger and better quarters. The object of the home is to provide for celf-respectlng, self-supporting, small salaried young women a comfortable boarding place at a minimum cost— a home which shall be their own in every sense of the word and as near the home their parents created for them as it is possible to make It. Entirely devoid of restrictions that sur round charities in general, it is not an in stitution for money-making or money getting, but simply a girls' home, where board can be had at $2 50 ncr week, wl'.h out regard to creed or conditions. The ladles and gentlemen who are In terested In arranging the programme are; James W. Erwln, Dr. H. F. Wilson, J. 3. Dodge. W. W. McChesney, George E. Crothers. W. R- Whittier. Mrs. N. H. Blinn, Mrs. Amelia Truesdal, Mrs. S. Liv ingston, Mrs. Stanton and Mrs. Laura Marsh. Through the kindness of Mrs. Krellng 1 of the Tivoll Opera-house the following members of the opera company will take part: Miss Frances Graham, Mias Julia Cotte. Miss Ida Wyatt, Tom Green and Ferris Hartman. There will be contribu tions of talent from the Bohemian and Olympic clubs. Lester Herrlck. Pete Slcan. Billy Hynes, Frark Thompson, Ed par Sagar. Ben Tarbox. Mrs. Birmingham, Miss Flora Bollinger and Dr. Thomas Hill and other artists will minister to the de light cf the audience. GOLD-SEEKING WIFE DESERTS HER HUSBAND OAKLAND. Feb. 13.— John Oscar Ar nett has sued his wife, who is somewhere In the gold fields of Alaska, for divorce. Arnett and his wife went north to hunt for sold two years ago, and at Dawson their troubles began. The husband se cured employment as a carpenter at good wages at Dyea, but declined to stay there and went to Dawson. Mrs. .Arnett re fused to Btay there and returned to Dyea. Her husband would not follow and they have not seen each other since. Several months ago Arnett came to Oak land, and jas he cannot learn anything about his wife he has now brought suit for divorce. After Twenty-five Years of Suffering the Founder of Fabiola Hospital liaS nGCOV6rGQt PRETTY CHURCH WEDDING CELEBRATED IN ALAMEDA THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY. 16. 1900. X RAY CURED DR. J. M. SELFRIDGE OF CANCER Wonderful Application of the Weird Light J. M. SELFRIDGE, M. D., WHO HAS BEEN CURED OF CANCER BY THE USE OF THE X RAY. /~fB~B~innf~6 o o o 0~0 d <TolTol>~b BlTinniU B~Jfo~o'Vo a o a o o o o~o~o~o~o"tfmr<ftftt tf"JP\ In Next Sunday s Call, j £ FEBRUARY 18. 1900. 3 X> Cd £ 1 3 % the man m\nru the man z c "7 — btUKbt —r- \ f WASHINGTON $ f . I The Story of the Men Who Went to Die | g for Their Country and Returned S \ as Military Prisoners. \ I A SAN FRANCISCAN'S VISIT TO THE \ g SULTAN OF JOHORE, • I OUR GOLF GIRLS. \ Y> «* i° ————— ¦. v, i° ' w !» A Grandoiece of Martha A Tansel to Connect Sao « g Washington a Cali- Francisco and Oak* 3 6 . fornian. " land. 13 \ THE STORY OF THE KENTUCKY PO- J g LITICAL TtW. g How Some of Onr Prominent Citizens Wonld I g Look on the Stage. 2 » ' a » — — — — — 01 I -TJiE BEJH3TY. JV^JIRCIJI VJI.N DRESSER, 2 g i DISSECTED. • 2 , 0 ¦ °t ZsLSULSUL^SJLSLSLSLJLSiajLSU^ OOP Q_q.gJLgJUUUUUULfI3 9