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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 1914.
JACOB FURTH IS
DEAD If SEATTLE
Millionaire Banker and Power
Company President Passes
Away After Long Illness.
PROMNENT SEATTLE BANKER AND FINANCIER WHO DIED
FINANCIER 74 YEARS OLD
Arriving: on l'uget Sound in 1883
He. rounded Bank This Was
Merged With Another in 1910
to I'oriu One of. Largest.
SEATTLE, Wash., June 2. Jacob
Furth, president of the Puget Sound
Traction, Light & Power Company and
chairman of the board of directors of
the Seattle National Bank, died at his
borne here late today.
Death was caused by heart trouble,
Mr. Furth's health having been fail
ing for more than a year.
Two months ago he went to San
Francisco for treatment and after pass
Ing a month in a sanitarium there re
turned to his home here and began
putting his affairs in order for the end.
Jacob Furth, a leading financier of
Pugret Sound and head of the Stone &
Webster interests in the State of Wash
ington, was born in Schichan, Bohemia,
November 13 ,1840, and came to Amer
lea -when 17 years old. He went direct
He attended school for 6 months at
Nevada City. Then he went to work
In a general store and in a short time
was engaged in business for himself
at North San Juan, Cal. For several
years he was proprietor of a dry good 3
store at Colusa, Cal.
In 1882 he sold out his business in
California and came to Seattle, estab
lishing the Puget Sound National Bank
In 1883. He remained at the head of
this bank until 1910, when it was con
FOlidated with the Seattle National
Bank, forming one of the largest
banking institutions in the Pacific
Mr. Furth was made chairman of the
board of directors of the consolidated
bank and held that position at the
time of his death.
He was reputed to worth several mil
. lion dollars.
Interested In Many Companies.
Besides his interest in banking, Mr.
Furth became interested in the trac
tion svstem of Seattle. With the aid
of Boston capitalists he effected a con
solidation of the numerous small street
railway companies in Seattle, later
taking in the systems in Tacoma,
Kverett and Belingham. together with
lnterurgan lines connecting with those
cities, forming the Puget Sound Trac
tion. Light & Power Company, of
which he was president.
Mr. Furth was actively interested in
many corporations, banking and indus
trial, throughout the state, including
the First National Bank, of Snohomish;
the Bankers' Trust Company, of Ta
coma; the Lumbermen's Bank, of
Hoquiam; the Pacific State Bank, of
South Bend; the Citizens' Bank, of
Bremerton; the Kitsap County Bank, of
Port Orchard; the Seattle Title & Trust
Company, and the Furth Improvement
Caae Still Pending- In Courts.
In April, 1913, following the failure
of the private bank of W. E. Schricker
& Co., of La Connor, Mr. Furth was
convicted of abetting W. E. Schricker
in accepting deposits after Schricker's
bank was known to be insolvent. A
fine of $10,000 was imposed on the
Seattle banker, but Mr. Furth appealed
to the State Supreme Court, where the
case is still pending.
In 1865, while at Shingle Springs,
Nev Mr. Furth married Miss L. A.
Dunton. of Indiana, Mrs. Furth and
three daughters, Mrs. Jane F. Terry,
Mrs. Frederick K. Struve and Mrs
Alexander M. Wetherill, wife of Cap
tain Wetherill, U. s. A., are living.
NAVAL MILITIA INSPECTED
Plans Are. Made fop Transfer Under
Preliminary to the passing of the
Naval Militia to Federal control Adjutant-General
Finzer, with the members
of the Naval Board, Inspected the men
on the cruiser Boston last night and
explained to them the Federal regula
tions with which they must comply if
they would raise their status to that
of the National. Guard. General Finzer
read the orders to the men while they
stood at attention on. the quarter-deck.
Before June 20 a regular naval of
ficer will inspect the Naval Militia.
If his report is satisfactory the Naval
Militia will be placed on the same
status as the National Guard, and will
receive better supplies from the Government.
LABOR UNIONS ARE EXEMPT
Continued From First Page.)
such organizations and their members
shall not be construed or held to be
combinations or conspiracies in re
straint of trade. The measure also
limits the use of the injunction in la
bor disputes; legalizes strikes, primary
boycotts, peaceful picketing and the
peaceful assemblage of strikers, and
provides for trial by jury In cases of
contempt of court committed outside
of the presence of the court or not
near enough to interfere with the ad
ministration of justice.
The penalty section would Impose a
fine of $5000 on corporations convicted
of violating the law, and a similar fine
or imprisonment for one year as a pen
alty for directors, officers, agents or
employes who authorize, direct or do
acts which result in violations of th
law by the corporation.
Mann and Murdock got Into a wordy
exchange over talk of amalgamation
of their parties.
"Do you think," asked Mr. Murdock,
"there is any chance of amalgamation
between a set of men who want to go
forward and a set of men who want to
sidestep and dodge everything?" He
said Mr. Mann had not consulted
Colonel Roosevelt enough and that the
Colonel could not Justly be accused of
dodging anything. He asserted "the
gentleman from Yale,"' as he referred
to Mr. Taft, and the Republican leader
of the House and the "reactionaries at
the other end of the Capitol" had
blocked anti-trust legislation.
"There has been talk of amalgama
tion," replied Mr Mann, "but the so
called Progressives are coming back
into the Republican party. It is not
amalgamation, but whatever the out
come. Mr. Murdock will be left out in
the cold for repudiating the Republi
can party which elected him to Con
gress." Washington Postmasters Xamed.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, June 2. Two Washington
postmasters were appointed today, as
follows: Pearl M. Carty, Piedmont,
vice Lucy E. Shepard. resigned; James
Donaldson. Queets. Jefferson County,
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ALL CLATSOP JOINS
IN TODAY'S JUBILEE
New Flavel Wharf, Astoria's
Dock and Seawall and Co
lumbia Highway to Start.
CROWDS DUE FROM AFAR
Day of Celebration Is mied ; With
Many - Phased Programme at
Two Cities Distinguished
Men of State Coming.
ASTORIA. Or., June 2. (Special.)
Tomorrow will be a day of rejoicing
for every inhabitant of Clatsop County
over the four big development features
to be inaugurated then. They are: The
North Bank terminals at Flavel, the
municipal docks and the reclamation of
tidelands In Astoria, and the first work
on Clatsop County's portion of the great
Prominent men from all sections of
the Northwest will be present to assist
in rormally dedicating the work, while
the citizens of 'the lower river have
decided to make the occasion a com
plete holiday. All the stores, business
houses, manufacturing plants and even
the schools will be closed, and the en
tire population will assemble to partici
pate in the exercises.
The day's programme will be ODened
at Westport, on the arival of the train
from Portland. It will be the formal
opening of construction work on the
Columbia Highway. The first dirt will
be turned by a plow drawn by a six
mule team, with Julius L. Meier, pres
ident of the State Highway Associa
tion, handling the reins, and Governor
West directing the plow. The train
then will proceed to Flavel, where the
first pile for the Hill wharves will be
driven and the principal exercises will
De held. President Gllman, of the
Spokane, Portland & Seattle: A. r.
Charlton, of the Northern Pacific, and
Marshall N. Dana, of Portland, will be
the leading speakers. .
The scene will be shifted in the aft
ernoon to Astoria, where the construc
tion or the municipal dock and the
sea wall will be inaugurated. Th
day's celebration will be closed with
an informal reception and lunrhirn t
the Weinhard-Astoria. The outlook for
pleasant weather is good and the day
promises to witness one of the greatest
gatherings in the history of the lower
PORTLAXDERS IJEAVE 8:10 A. M.
Big Delegation, Including- Railroad
Officials to Visit Clatsop.
The principal officials of the North
Bank Railroad, in Portland, and a con-
loeraoie delegation of prominent Port.
land, business men will leave at 8:10
o'clock this morning for Flavel, to co
operate with the citizens of Astoria
and Flavel in celebrating the com
mencement of active construction work
on the North Bank terminal docks
which are to serve the big coasters of
the Great Northern and Northern Pa
cific. In the railroad party, which will
travel in President Gilman's private
car. wilt be L. C. Oilman, president of
the North Bank lines: W. D. Scott, gen
eral manager; W. D. Skinner, traffic
manager; W. F. Turner, controller, and
A. M. Lupfer, chief engineer, and
William Gerig, consulting engineer,
left for the scene of the celebration
Among the prominent Portlanders
who will go are: C. C. Chapman, of the
Commercial Club; A. H. AverllL presi
dent ' of the Chamber of Commerce;
Julius L. Meier, A. D. Charlton, assist
ant general passenger agent of the
Northern Pacific, and J. N. Teal. A
number of steamship and real estate
men who are particularly interested in
property near the mouth of the Colum
bia River will also attend the jubilee.
It was expected that Louis W. Hill,
president of the Great Northern, would
head the railroad delegation, but he has
sent word that he will probably not be
able to come to Portland for some
CITY IS HELD SOVEREIGN
(Continued From Flnrt Page.)
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Tuesday, June 9, and endin"
with the GREAT SUNDAY
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Complete and exhaustive re
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half-tone illustrations will be
The Portland Annual Rose
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testimonial to your friends
could be given than a subscrip
tion to Oregon's Great Daily
during the event.
Orders given now in the busi
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The Oregonian, will receive
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Subscription price for the six
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is giving life to -the character of the
act rather than to the substance of the
constitution and is equivalent to say
ing that the Legislature may do with
the constitution as it pleases so long
as it selects a general conveyance
rather than a particular vehicle.
"In adding to this constitutional
mandate there was no design to eman
cipate any city from general legisla
tion by the legislative assembly af
fecting the body of the people of the
state in those matters wholly Involv
ing state-wide policies and activities,
or to prevent appropriate action by
the law-makers upon any of the topics
regarding which the Constitution sane
tions legislation, but only in respect to
those phases of purely municipal gov
ernment, properly regulated by char
ters and embracing matters of internal
City's Problem Recognised.
"The wisdom of the body politic In
conceiving and adopting this addition
to the fundamental law of the state
is grounded on the proposition that
each muicipality is best suited to gov
ern its own affairs. What might be
the proper height of a building in one
city, the distance the dwellings should
be located from the street line in some
populous district as a protection from
me ravages of fire and the speed of
automobiles should travel on the con
gested thoroughfares of a metropolis
are considerations properly of munici
pal concern, differing as widely aa the
cities differ from the hamlets and
wholly beyond the domain of legisla
"By the force of section two, article
two of the Constitution, the electors
of municipalities are, subject to the
Constitution and criminal laws and
such general laws as may be enacted
by the Legislature affecting the rela
tion of the state to the locality, made
the legislative assembly to enact the
laws germane to the general purpose
and object of the municipality, free
from legislative molestation, which
autonomy in asense constitutes a sov
ereign city; subject at all times to the
supreme will of the state, reserved by
the people of the state through the in
itiative and referendum provision of
the fundamental law."
MANY ISSUES ARE AFFECTED
Police " Pensions and Local Option
May Come Under Ruling.
That the Supreme Court decision, in
volving the question of the right of the
State Legislature to enact laws cal
culated to repeal ordinances of a city
enacted pursuant to powers granted it
by its charter is of the utmost impor
tance is the opinion of City Attorney
La Roche and other attorneys of Port
land. "The decision," said City Attorney
La Roche, "recognizes absolutely the
principal of home rule. It holds, as I
understand it, that the Legislature
shall not amend a city charter or pass
laws which might repeal measures en
acted under powers granted by the
charter of the city.
"Because we now have cases before
the Supreme Court involving somewhat
similar questions, I do not feel at lib
erty to say what effect the decision
might have, taken in its broadest ap
plication, but it would seem that the
right of cities to govern themselves,
with only such limitations as are pre
scribed by the state constitution and
criminal laws, would be absolute in
the opinion of the Supreme Court. This
would affect a great many things. In
volved in the general proposition ar
sitstat J such issues as the police pension ays-
Boy or Girl?
m Great Question!
This brings to many minds an old and
men lamnj remedy an externa ap
plication known m
"Mother'fi Frlnn "
During the period of
expectancy it Is ap
plied to the ab
dominal musclM and
is designed to soothe
ine intricate network
of nerves involved.
In this manner it
has such a splendid
. . . influence as to Justi
fy Its use In an cases of comlnr
mother-hood. It has been generally rec
ommended for years and years and those
who have used it speak in highest praise
of the immense relief it affords. Particu
larly do these knowing mothers speak of
the absence of morning sickness, absence
of strain on the ligaments and freedom
from those many other distresses usually
looked forward to with such concern.
.Ji J". no Question but what
'Mother's Friend" has a marked tendency
to relieve the mind and this of Itself in
addition to the physical relief has given
It a. very wide popularity among women.
Tou can obtain "Mother's Friend" at
almost any drug store. It has helped m
host ot mothers to a complete recovery.
It is prepared only by BradHeld Reg
ulator Co.. 301 Lamar Bldg., Atlanta, Go.
Avoid the many worthless substitutes.
tern, local option laws and home-rule
legislation. The home-rule principal
seems to do established clearly In the
decision. I consider the decision the
most important since I have been in
the position of City Attorney."
The decision is taken by attorneys
as an indication that the police pen
sion act, as passed by the Legislature,
will be knocked out in the case now
before the Supreme Court. In this case,
it is said, the Legislature enacted a
law which, if effective, would errant
pensions to retired policemen and
would give sick and disability benefits.
The money for the Dension fund
would come partly from general taxa
tion in the city. It is contended by
those opposing the measure that the
Legislature in passing the act prac
tically appropriated city funds, an act
which attorneys say could not be legal.
A decision from the Supreme Court in
this case is expected within a few"
Ex-City Attorney Frank S. Grant
said that he has not seen the decision
of the Supreme Court, but was sur
prised to hear that the decision of Cir
cuit Judge McGinn was reversed.
I do not know the exact extent of
the decision," said Mr. Grant, "but it
would not seem that the cltv laws
would be made to supersede the state
law. That would practically create a
state within a state, giving a city a
right to govern itself as it sees fit.
regardless of the state law."
GUSTAV ASCHOFF MISSING
Sandy, Or., Man Gone Since Sunday
and Dog Returns Alone.
SANDY, Or, June 2. (Special.)
Gustav Aschoff, son of A. Ascboff, has
been missing since Sunday, when he
left his home here following, It is said,
a trifling argument. A search party
has scoured the surrounding country
without result. Bloodhounds on the
trail go to the river bank and there
lose the scent.
Young Aschoff's dog, which has been
in the habit of accompanying him on
all occasions, went away with Ascboff
Sunday and returned alone later. Fre
quently since the dog has sneaked
away, but all efforts to follow it have
So far as can be learned young Asch
off took no money with him.
Jaw Broken in Fight Over Fence.
VANCOUVER, Wa-sh., June 2. (Spe
cial.) As a result of a dispute over a
fence in the school district near Mount
Pleasant. Thomas Jenny, 50 years old.
Is a patient in St. Joseph's Hospital in
this city, suffering with a broken Jaw.
It is alleged that after Mr. Jenny
turned from Mr. McCall, the latter
struck him with a club, fracturing the
bone in the jaw.
TUNE days are Summer
Clothes days. You've
been 'putting off the se
lection of that, npw n if
better select it now
v j. e li 1 '
gei a iuii season s wear irom
it. And next week is our Rose Fes
tival, when every man wants to look
The Ben Selling label has stood for
good clothes in Portland for two gen
erations. The cream of America's
finest makes notable among them
Stein-Bloch and Atterbury System.
This week we call particular atten
tion to new arrivals in Summer
Clothes that we've marked specially
At $20 and $25
Dunlap and Brewer "Straws"
Each stands for the stvle and mialitv tlmt -rt.i . 1
price. You 11 be sure to find just the right shape and braid, in our
immense showing. Sold here exclusively, in Portland
Men's and Women's Panamas, $4.00 to $10.00
Dunlap Straws, $5.00 Brewer Straws, $3.00
Morrison at Fourth
"HERO" IS BALKED
Watchman Puts Dynamite Un
der Houston's Office.
MAN THOUGHT DEMENTED
Plan Believed to Have Been to "Dis
cover" Explosive and Win Lau
rels for Himself Previous
WASHINGTON, June 2. The finding
today of five sticks of dynamite with
burning fuses attached under the of
fices of Secretary Houston of the De
partment of Agriculture led to the
arrest of Daniel H. Jauche, the watch
man, who found the explosive.
The first warning was given the
clerks and Government officials' in the
building by the watchman, who rushed
through the corridors shouting that the
massive structure "was about to be de
stroyed by dynamite.
Hundreds fled to safety, while sev
eral ran to the basement, where they
found the sticks of dynamite on which
the fuses had burned out. Apparently
an explosion had been averted only be
cause the fuses had been Jammed so
tightly into the detonation caps that
the firo was extinguished.
explosive Under Houston's Office.
The dynamite had been placed di
rectly beneath the office of Secretary
Houston. Tho Secretary was out of
town, but immediately across the cor
ridor from his office Assistant Secre
tary Galloway and several other offi
cials were working. That part of the
building would have been destroyed or
greatly damaged had not the sizzling
fuses burned out.
Jauch. who had suffered severe In
juries to his head while serving as a
soldier in the Philippines several years
ago, was subjected to rigid question
ing. Later the police announced he
had admitted that he himself placed
the explosive. Department officials
said they believed the watchman in
tended to "discover" the dynamite be
fore it could do harm, hoping thereby
to win promotion for heroism.
Mam Frequently Under Treatment.
Jauch has been employe- for five
years in the department. Frequently
he has been under treatment of physi
cians at the Soldiers' Home and has
been compelled to take several leaves
SPRINGFIELD, O.. June 2. Daniel
H. Jauch, a watchman, who is being
held by the Washington police for in
vestigation in connection with the dis
covery today of four sticks of dyna
mlte nniifr Secretary Houston's office.
formerly lived in this city. He is about
40 years old.
Jauch has been in the employ of the
Government since the Spanish-American
War. He contracted fever in camp
and did not go to the front with his
John Matis Is Guilty.
VANCOUVER. Wash.. June 2. (Spe
cial.) Jnhn Mafia a .... ..t .f
Camas, was convicted of larceny" by
K .. ; i l. i . . . " .
uj , jury luuay. lie was I o ll nd
guilty of taking 00 from Thomas
Mustikas. of Camas, who entrusted
him with the money, which was to be
used in starting a business.
A new concrete bridge at Allentown, P..
though neither the hlgliest nor tho longest
in the world. Is said to contain the greatest
amount of material.
Eat at the
and enjoy every mouthful
of deliriously prepared
food. Cool, fresh, wnshfri
and ventilated air to breathe. Entrance
downstairs Morgan Bldg., Washington
St., between Broadway and Park, fine
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lev brews ofGermanv wn -d frr mnnkinrl .r. ,,c ,v t-T- j t. .i t -
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Distributors 1 Portland, Oregon
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