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ful shop girls yesterday. Another lot of beauties smile at you next Sunday c inthe pages of The Sunday Call VOLUME Cn.— NO. 164. TAHITIANS LOSE CASH AS PRINCE FAILS TO MARRY Subjects of Arii Pola'A. Sal mon Give Funds to Aid Hunt for Bride PLAN UNSUCCESSFUL Ex-Queen Liliuokalani and Berkeley Heiress Are Wooed in Vain TRIP ENDS IN FLIGHT Nobleman Passes Worthless Check and Goes South to Avoid Arrest Into the midst of fabrication and contradiction which since his arrival in '; this country has surrounded the per j son and acts of his royal highness > Arii Pola A. Salmon, prince of the • blood royal of the island of Tahiti. ; has come a breath of truth to blow *away the fog. Fearing that their prince might die and leave none of his blood to perpetuate the traditions of the island's ruling house, certain of the prince's faithful subjects, aided by an American planter living and doing business on the island, have banded themselves together to furnish funds by which a matrimonial campaign might be launched and carried on by the fat princeling. This plan Is not new. \u25a0 Long before this have loyal subjects given of their tiny all that their sovereign, or one of his family, might be mated to one of hie own station in life. But never be» fore, however, has a prir.ce been so royally entertained at tb.9 expense of his eubjects as has this same Arii Pola A. Salmon. WOOS AX EX-Qi'EEX N'earlng 50 years of age, fat, and, as hie countenance shadows forth, as merry as a Falstaff, the prince came to 6an Francisco as the beet place from which to make his assault on the heart of ex-Queen Liliuokalanl. one time ruler of Hawaii. Though report had It that the er-queen frowned on the \u25a0wooing of her portly but ardent lover, the truth is that for a time she fa vored him. The private correspond ence denotes that. Investigation, how ever, showed her that the prince had nothing In his own right; that- his ex pedition in search for a wife had been financed by his friends. Even after this disclosure the ex- Queen, who, back in the days of her j-outh, had seen Prince Arii Pola A. Ealmon, was inclined to look favorably upon the suit, but her relatives frowned, and once £?ra:n the course of true love was shattered on the shoals of family pride and pecuniary consid erations. ROYAL SUBJECTS UXEASY Time passed, and as no word came cf the success of their monarch's matrimonial campaign, his backers grew uneasy. The drain on their pockets was heavy, for the prince de nied himself nothing, which was, of course, the proper thing for one of royal blood. Back In Tahiti the rum ors of the misadventures of their prince grew darker and the faith In the captivating Qualities of Arii Pola dwindled steadily as the days passed. Murmurs came, and then the state ment that the remittance would be cut eff unless there was lomethinsr doing speedily. The prince promised. He have promised anything. He abandoned his suit to win ex-Queen Lili-jokalani and laid his plans to cap ture the heart and fortune of a daugh ter of the Golden West, living in Berkeley. These plans came to noth ing, however, through the opposition of the parents of the young woman, and sorrowfully the prince had to' re port another failure. His backers be came furious. Among them is said to be J. de Witt, American planter, set tled on the Island of Tahiti. Finally the friends of the prince grew weary and the remittance was finally cut off. HIS SMILE COMES OFF Then came the troubles which have of late been crowding the smile from the broad, brown countenance of his majesty. The prince had b«en spend ing the money of his leal subjects as a prince should — for dinners to prima donnas, entertainments to chorus girls by the chorus full, rental of automobiles at J& an hour, the best of everything and lots of it. It was but the due of ""-a scion of such an illustrious house. Only the crash was fearful when it did com?. . Beginning with the cashing of a •worthless check in payment for a din- ' ncr at the Cafe Francisco, the downfall I of his royal highness has been swift. Fleeing from this city to Oakland to escape the jail which the proprietor of the cafe vowed PlKiuld be his, the prince sent a messenger back to the hotel to fetch his clothes. But the hotel clerk refused to permit the royal garments to be moved "until the prince paid his bill." So there was his royal highness etranded just like any beach comber. Continued on Page 2, Bottom Calnaa 2 The San Francisco Call. INDEX OF THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL'S NEWS TODAY TELEPHONE KEAKW 86 MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1907 WKATHEII COXDITIOXS VESTKRDAT — Partly cloudy; maximum tern- prmture, 58; minimum, 62. FORECAST FOB TODAY— F*ir, with tog In tbe moraine; frnb wttt wind. Pace 8 Holiday Today "Dy proclamation of \u25a0*-* Governor James N. Gillett today is declared a legal holiday in Calif ornia NEWS BY TELEGRAPH E ASTERX Forthcoming annual report of Secretary Taft will ask conf r»s» to appropriate $5,525,020 for coastrnctlon and other work la coast artillery amice. Page 2 TVUll&m R. Wbeeler «ay§ seren member* of Immigration commission will go to Japan and China to ttudy problem* there. Page 1 . Bntler found dead and *on of employer na eossciou* after mysterious shooting at White Plain*, N. y. Page 1 Dr. Thomas satis balloon* orer tfce forts guard ing New Tork harbor and shows how they might be destroyed by ao enemy. Page 1 Battleship fleet ready for Balling December 16 and rast ouutltles of bead cheese, real and sausage* are Etored aboard ressela for long royage. rage 2 Engene E. Pressing, a Chicago lawyer, Inter views President RooseTelt regarding corporate reforms. Pace 8 - Profesaor Drake* declaration In faror of re tention of President RooseTelt a* king causes much discussion In college circle*. Pace 8 FOREIGN ' fog delays toe trrlrsl of Emperor William in England, a* Imperial yacht 1* forced to an chor off tele of Wight. Pace 3 Arrest at Tonloa of flr* ringleader* of asso ciation that carrle* on traffic in military and ciTal secrets. Page 1 London physician discorer* new kissing mi crobe. Pae« 3 London banker has do fear of great crisis and makes 'too rigid- corrency la\ra the cause of present stringency. Page 8 COAST San Diego anthorltles find motire . for double snxrder at sanitarium. - Page 8 ' Dr. J. S. Emerson, son In law of Governor Goodi&g.of Idaho, dies In Gold&eld. Page 9 Mycterton* tragedy 1* recalled by finding of skeleton at ' foot . of . precipice on Trinity rlTer. Page 8 EDITORIAL Why Europe gare op the gold. Page 0 E**ity owner* •hwr- confidence.. • Page «* . Eerkln* and La Follette. " Page 6 CITY - \u25a0• "7 i , i- \u25a0\u25a0 '.-. . \u25a0, \u25a0\u25a0 - -\u25a0• . I Torn; MeCaffery .' . ont, •" railroadmta ' wonder wnether^ employment bnre*n did not offset bin etre-njrth «• Soctbern" Pacific politician: Pftge 2 Loyal . Tahitian • subject* of Prince Art. Pols A.- Salmon five funds to enable Mm to see. bride, j but ' matrimonial 'plan come* \u25a0to naught and the nobleman' flees city to tTOid arrest after passing worthies* check. Page 1 Raphael -Welll returns to Barrel at growth of city and. to rejoice. wlta Mayor Taylor on elec tion «f good government ticket. -' Page 2 Building; trade* good' gorernment club take* steps to perpetuate its' organization and will at tempt to break the - autocratic power of P. H. McCarthy at president . cf the building trades council. . \u25a0 Page 12 Samuel Adelstein prodaees more . evidence - to be nsed In presenting his arguments against the proposed deal between tb« city and the Califor nia tit!* insurance company. Page 3 Merchants and national guard officers to hold conference on plan to form militia regiment I & this city. Page 11 Bis picture hat belonging to Mrs. H. J. Lyons mysteriously disappear* from window sill and police tcour neighborhood for it. j Page 12 Clubwomen pledge themselves to make Christ mas c Jess a season of torment for store em ployes.' '..VC' Page* Dying man found yesterday morning on the sidewalk In Western addition Identified as Au gust Gerstenberger, 2353 Geary street, is be lieved by the police to have been mur dered. Page 12 Steffens tells . California club of state legis latures whose member* seek office only for graft in sight. i . • . Page 7 Members of t California congressional delega tion will arrive here today and will .discuss policy to be pursued In next congress. Page 1 Mayor Taj lor and supervisors contend for spe cial session of legislature and governor probably will accede to their wishes. Page 1 Wife of E. T. Richards, a_ bar tender,' weeps when detective* arrest him en charge of forging checks and passing the worthless paper at stores. Page 7 SUBURBAN . Japanese anarchists la Berkeley threaten life of mikado. Page 12 Oakland real estate market Is strengthened by the city's purchase* cf Adam* point land for f 400,000 for park purpoaes. Page 4 Choral section of Ebell club will present musi cal fantasy Thursday and' Friday. Page 4 8 Oakland preacher discourses oo debt of civili zation to Martin Luther, first of a series of lec tures on progress of freedom and truth. Page 4 Three student* of stale nnlrerslty arrested during riot in Oakland care. Page 4 Carl Ebiens, Oakland streetcar conductor, kills wife and himself. Page 4 San Rafael capitalists plan erection of distil lery for pulque, a product of the century plant. Page 12 Merchant struck by auto still unconscious and may die, while police now hold chauffeur of | water company's machine. :^*. :' *i Page 8 SPORTS Boxer Al Kaufman will leave today for Har bin Springs to train • for match with Sulli van. ' \u25a0^•"> Page 7 Park commistlooers plan to add a swimming pool and dreiuiiiff room for athletes to the at- , tractions at the stadium. v Page S j Carl Gardner gives Coast Champion McLoogh lin a bard battle at tennis. \ Page 5 Honolulu Stars defeat picked nine at Recre- j atlon park. . Page 8 Darkcets prevents the card from being, fin- J tshed at Ingleslde coursing park. ' •/' Page 9 Robert Horvdcr and Otto Baeddecker share honors la the cross country run of the Century club. Page 7 Bicycle .race track wbicb ; forms ' part' of .the ' wonderful siadlnm la Golden Gate park Is. dedi cated with a championship meeting. Page 5 MARINE Steamship Atsskan arrives la port with large cargo of building nateriaJ. Paga 0 Departure' ot -cwUer .-Cftjifprjiia i for the ,sttqs is delaxel \u25a0 o«ing •to -Jack .of coal pt*»er* ; and ***mea. ; \,Emmp.tii [SAN FRANCISCO, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11,; 1907; CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO ARRIVE TODAY Japanese Exclusion Is Most Important Subject for Discussion MEETINGS PLANNED Public Gatherings Will- Be Held to Outline Policy in Congress KNOWLAND SPEAKS Says Whole State Is Deeply Concerned in Coming of Battleships Japanese exclusion legislation; pro vision for the maintenance of an ade quate fleet on the Pacific; problems of forests and lands, and finally the need of federal aid for the waterways of California will be some of the sub jects discussed at the meetings to be held by the California congressional delegation, most of the members of which will be here this morning on their way for the opening of congress next month. There will be public meetings at which the representatives and senators will listen to a recital of the desires of California, and there will be private meetings when lines of activity will be laid down and concerted action planned to the end that the entire delegation may appear in Washington next month a unit to work for the interest of the state. Those of the California delegation who have expressed their intention of coming to this city to discuss the weighty affairs which will engage their attention when congress opens In Washington are Senators Perkins and Flint, RepresentatJ^es "^ ; McLachlan, Kahn, Englebrlght; Hayes", . Smith, Jlc- Kinlay, and Congressmen Knowland and Keedham will a\s6 Vbe. present if possible." " ': ~ Foremost in public interest will be the decision to be reached relative to Japanese' exclusion. This subject, though dropped when President. Roose velt said the word,, is very much alive. Two years ago a bill was framed for adoption by congress and shelved. Later when the California legislature started to do something. It was shown that more harm than good would result from a local agitation of the question and it. was again dropped. Congressman E. A. Hayes, who >has gone on record as favoring Japanese exclusion, has been working on another bill. It will be discussed by the dele gation In this city and a common agree ment regarding its provisions arrived at if possible. It is the Intention of Hayes to frame a measure whchwill exclude 'Japanese as effectively as the Chinese are excluded. • - FOREST LEGISLATION According to Congressman J, It Knowland, the work of the next con gress relative to forests and lands will be- the result mainly of departmental recommendations. Congressman S. C. Smith is Interesting himself In this matter. He favors forest preservation on the general lines followed by Roose velfs policy, though he differs, In de tails. It is likely that the California delegation will not be entirely in ac cord with the president's -methods of effecting forest preservation, as Smith objects to making the government an agent in handling forest preserves and to the incidental • profit that accrues under Roosevelt's polley to the govern ment. ... \u25a0..•;.;\u25a0,,'- It is generally agreed that there will be no tariff legislation of consequence to the west, but there is likely to be some financial legislation ; of . vital in terest to east and west, in which the representatives of California are al ready interesting themselves. What is also of grave importance to California will be the - deliberation of the congressional delegation on the subject of more adequate accommoda tions in western harbors for the west ern fleet. All of the .representatives admit the necessity of such provision being made, so that the Pacific coast can care for a fleet In time of peace no less than In time of 'war. ' There will be much public discussion today on the problems of drainage and the improvement of the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers. President Roose velt, has expressed himself publicly in favor of increasingthe navigability of those two streams, and it Is expected that when the delegatlon'reaches Wash ington,it will be solid for a federal ap propriation of sufficient size to guar antee the accomplishment of the de sired river Improvement. Engineers and large holders of prop erty will be present today at. the head quarters of the California Promotion committee to place the problem before the senators and congressmen. There yslll be two sessions. .One will eon Ccatlnued on Page 2, Middle \ Column • 1 The ßepublican Kindergarten Sails Bis BallooiiOyer the Forts - Dr. Julian P. Thomas Shows How an Enemy Might Destroy harbor of New York Special fep Leased Wire to The Call NEW YORK, Nov. 10.— Dr. Julian P. Thomas, has sailed . his balloon from Philadelphia to'New.York, and- so close ly over, the forts that guard New York's -\u25a0:\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0' ' ' '\u25a0\u25a0-,\u25a0'-\u25a0'\u25a0 .' '',* harbor that hundreds of pounds of dyn amite might have been dropped upon the big guns. There were six persons in the basket of the' Pommern, one of. them being Lieutenant Robert Henderson of the United States navy. So keenly was his interest aroused in* the' matter that he ... \u25a0 ... •».. -.^ , » will make a special report to the navy department and urge all possible" expe dition In equipping the department with a.squadron of war balloons. I In speaking of this particular inci dent of. the flight, Dr.:. Thomas said to day he was never before so Impressed with the almost limitless possibilities of the balloon, especially the steerable balloon, as an Instrument of destruc tion. ;.' . ..\u25a0 . ; .. ; '-- A \u25a0 \u25a0 '"We passed over t both the big forts," he said, "and wererio near to them- that we.easlly photographed all of the inte rior, -could' «cc the- soldiers moving about and could even hear; their voices and the sound of the bugle calls. Many times "I have passed by the \u25a0 big fort ori the Staten island slde^in an automo bile and had supposed I had'seen about all there was to it. But looking down from 'the balloon^ we discovered that there were several forts that are hid den to . the view of the land traveler arid could only "be, seen from a.-balloon. "It shows what might- be accom plished by balloons in case they were needed. as destroying agents in time of war/!: '- : " '\u25a0 '. '".- \u25a0-'..'.".. "\u25a0 RETIRED MERCHANT GONE WIFE FEARS FOUL PLAY Man of • Exemplary Habits Carries $3,000 on Business Trip and ' \u25a0 ; Has t Not i Returned .•ATLANTIC CITY," X. J.. Nov. 10. — E.l mund A. Morrow, aged . 46. a retired shoe merchant . of , Philadelphia and lately, a. : cottager in this city, has dis appeared arid ; his wife fears that he hasmet^wittf'fpul: play. He had about ?3,b00l In; hlsYp'ossesslon when 'he left, October 31 ," to 'keep a business engage ment in New York.' 'Since then he has not been heard from. . Morrow.; who amassed? a v fortune, retired several months, ago and came to Atlantic City to live. He was a man of exemplary habits and had no known, reason for committing suicide. Oriental Immigration Will Be Studied? William R. Wheeler Says Seven Members of Commission Special by Leased Wire to The Call , "WASHINGTON. Nov. 10. — William Rl Wheeler of California, a member ofthe Immigration commission,' called' on the president today, in* company with Senator Dillingham of . Vermont and Prof. J. Jenkens of Cornell, both mem bers of the commission. The'commlssi'oners merely paid their respects and advised the president of the progress of their 'investigation. An other yearwill be consumed before the report will go, to congress.. The com mission is about to take up the sub ject of oriental Immigration" and possi bly within a month or two seven mem bers will go to Japan and China. "We have Investigated the emigrant in Europe," said Commissioner "Wheeler today, "and we know why he leaves his home for America. 'We know who he Is and all about him. But this Is the beginning of the immigration question and not the end. We must know him as an Immigrant. We want to know the Immigration 1 question as" it exists Inside of the, county. Can we assimilate the immigration as fast as it is pouring in? Can we devise some method of scat tering Immigrants Instead of permit ting them to' concentrate in large cit ies?' \u25a0..'•.. :\u25a0, \u25a0' \u25a0 ;-' - '/\u25a0,'; "In ~ Hungary, when I was 'forced to employ an interpreter to talk withia returned, emigrant who _ had lived in Plttsburg. for eight years, I began 4o wonder .whether we were properly as similating our immigration. The Immi gration problem grows bigger jaa the question is studied. The commission will meet soon after congress convenes and then prepare its plans for further investigations.. I think itwßl_take -up the question of oriental immigration In which Californians,- of courseware par ticularly interested." POPE SENDS BENEDICTION TO DYING' STATESMAN Pontiff Shows Solicitude for Italian Minister of Works : Before . His . Death Trom. Cancer ROME, Nov. 10.— Ernanuele Gian turco, the Italian minister; of public works, died here today from cancer, lie was horn In 1557. - : The pope inquired daily 'concerning the condition of Sigrnor Gianturco dur ing his illness and yesterday he sent ,the dying man his benediction. These Inquiries were; the first example. of so --' licitudefrom the papacy toward a min ister of the kin? 'since the fall of 'the church from temporal power. James R. Keene of \Vall street was once Jim Keene, the jjfilkman of Shasta. Find a. good illus trated story of those days in The Sunday Call Conspiracy to Deal >in Secrets of State Five Ringleaders of Association of International Spies Are * . Arrested in Toulon TOULON*. Nov. 10. — Five of the ring leaders of what would appear to" bew» most' important association or Interna tional spies were today by special detectives. The authorities also secured a mass of papers, and a cursjffy examination of these docu ments 7 leads to*. the belief that" the gang for a long time past has been carrying on an extensive traffic In military and naval secrets. ... . . .. The local officials consider the ar rests so important that they nave com municated with Premier Clemenceau. BUTLER DEAD SON OF EMPLOYER UNCONSCIOUS WHITE PLAINS. X. T., Xor. 10.— John\ Bjorlln, butler at the Bellaire farm/ the country home of Paul G. The baud, the New Tork commission mer chant, killed himself today after he had fought and dangerously wounded, his employer's son, .Paul /G. Thebaud Jr. The latter, who alone can explain' the shooting, was -unconscious tonight. . The family was aroused at daybreak by two revolver shots. Young Tbebaud was found: senseless in bed. A bullet had struck his skull and though deflec ted, had fractured and depressed the bone. The butler, stretched upon the floor, was dead with a bullet in his brain. It is suggested that the butler may have lost his head while hunting_sup posed: burglars and killed- himself in remorse when he discovered his mis take. He was 35 years of age and had been in the family for several years. It 13 believed that Thebaud will recover. Impertinent Question No. 24 \u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0.\u25a0.\u25a0. \u25a0 • What's the Matter With San Francisco? For the most original or wittiest answer to this ques tion — and the briefer the better— The, Call will pay FIVE DOLLARS. For the. next five answers The Gall will pay ONE DOLLAR each. Prize winning answers will be printed next Wednesday and checks mailed to the winners at once. Make your answer short and address it to IMPERTINENT QUESTIONS, B THE CALL PRICE FIVE CENTS. MAYOR SAYS AN EXTRA SESSION IS IMPERATIVE Governor Expected to Call Solons Together at Sacramento OUTLINES HIS POLICY Much Money Needed by the City to Rebuild Pub lic Structures ANDY WILSON TO GO Gillett Promises Supervisors to Take Up Impeach ment Matter While no definite announcement was made yesterday by Governor Gillett regarding a special session of the legislature, it was anticipated by the mayor and supervisors that the session would be called. Governor Gillett ha 3 outlined the legislation that would be brought up at a special ses sion, should one be called, and the fact that his policy is formulated is taken as a strong indication that he is about to act. Another conference 13 to be held early this week between the governor, supervisors and heavy tax payers. "It Is Imperative that a special ses sion be called,'* said Mayor Taylor last evening. "The charter amendments adopted at the election last Tuesday must be ratified by the legislature be fore they become laws, and the bonia which are to be provided for under the amendment authorizing 5 per cent interest will have to be voted upon by the people after the amendment has been ratified at Sacramento. Bond is sues of $10,000,000 or $12,000,000 must be made by the city to prox-ide for necessary work. We must have $3, 600,000 or $6,000,000 for the city hall. $1,000,000 for the hospital. $1,000,900 for a library building. $730,00* or there abouts for a hall of justice, more money for street improvements and sewers and an auxiliary water system to fight fire. "None of that work can be done until the amendment has been ratified and the bonds voted upon.** The spirit of the supervisors toward the special session was strongly ex pressed at the conference held with the governor In Mayor Taylor's office Friday. "II an extra sessfon of the legisla ture Is not called," said one member of the finance committee of the board to the governor, "it will result In retard /tng the upbuilding ftf San Francisco ; for 15 months more." '•\u25a0' At the conference Friday Governor Gillett pledged the committee of super- I visors that If a special session were called he would include In his message the matter of the Impeachment of "Andy" Wilson, ex-boodling supervisor, now state railroad commissioner. POLICEMEVS SALARIES The policemen and firemen are male- Ing earnest, efforts to have the gov ernor Include In his call the ratification ' of the amendments providing for in creases in their salaries. These meas ures entail an added annual expense of $350,000. Such an expense was not ! provided for In the budget. It Is under stood that many of the policemen and firemen are willing to waive their de mands for the added pay until July. They understood that if the legislature did not ratify the amendment now they would not get their increase until January. 1909. and t&ey are agreeable to compromise. The question of the taxes is consid ered •by the supervisors as second In importance to that of the bond issue. The taxes will become delinquent on November =5. The penalties accruing go to the city, and it has been proposed that the supervisors pass an ordinance remitting the penalties, which ordi nance would be made legal by a retro active law to be passed by the legisla ture. The city faces a serious loss of tax money. The dally payment now Is about $27,000, or about $700,000 a month.