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Maybe you saw the pictures of beauti
ful shop girls yesterday. Another lot of
beauties smile at you next Sunday c inthe
pages of
The Sunday Call
VOLUME Cn.— NO. 164.
Subjects of Arii Pola'A. Sal
mon Give Funds to Aid
Hunt for Bride
Ex-Queen Liliuokalani and
Berkeley Heiress Are
Wooed in Vain
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.
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
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.
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
. 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.
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
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
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
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
Why Europe gare op the gold. Page 0
E**ity owner* •hwr- confidence.. • Page «*
. Eerkln* and La Follette. " Page 6
CITY - \u25a0• "7
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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
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
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
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
Japanese Exclusion Is Most
Important Subject for
Public Gatherings Will- Be
Held to Outline Policy
in Congress
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
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. • -
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
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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
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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
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."
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.
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
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
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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
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Governor Expected to Call
Solons Together at
Much Money Needed by the
City to Rebuild Pub
lic Structures
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
"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
"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.
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.

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