Czar Honors Former Consul at San Francisco With Cabinet Appointment


Wife Who Divorced Webster Jones and Their Daughter Receive Compliments


[Special Cable to The Call]

BERlLIN, Nov. 12. – Mrs. Vladimir Artsimovitch, an American, is being cordially congratulated on the unusual distinction just conferred upon her husband, the Russian consul general here, by his sovereign.

When the czar was a guest of Emperor William at Potsdam Friday the consul general was invited to dine at the palace. After dinner the czar turned to Artsimovitch and informed him that he had been appointed a court chamberlain and under secretary in the czar’s personal department of foreign affairs.

That the consul stands high in the esteem of the German emperor also is attested by the decoration he wears of the Order of the Red Eagle.

Mrs. Artsimovitch, a daughter of the late Captain Hiram H. Hobbs and one of San Francisco’s most beautiful women, first married Webster Jones of California. She obtained a divorce and 10 years ago she was married to her present husband in the Russian church in Second avenue, New York, being given away by her uncle, Pay Inspector I. Goodwin Hobbs of the United States navy. Artsimovitch had just been transferred from the post of Russian consul general at San Francisco to a similar one in Berlin.

Miss Webster Jones, Mrs. Artsimovitch’s daughter, is one of the prettiest girls in Berlin society.

The San Francisco Call, Sunday, November 13, 1910, p. 36:7.