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SALEM, OEEQON, TUESDAY, DECEMBES 23, 1913.
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LIFE OF USEFULNESS
BROUGHT TO CLOSE
WHEN ASAHFL RUSH D FS
Pioneer Resident of Salem, Who Did So Much to Upbuild This
State Is No More Interested in Banking and Manufactur
ing Enterprises, Bank Being One of Strongest on Coast
Helped Nomiate Cleveland and Was Staunch Democrat
Lightened Burdens of Many Has Great List of Friends
It was a shock to the entire city this ( mejit for the upbuilding of Salera could
morning when it was learned that one. bo found the energy and enterprise of
of the most prominent pioneers had . Mr. Bush, as well as the financial sup
passed away during the night. While port so necessary to success.
the weight of years was pressing heav- As we have stated, his life history is
ily on the venerable Asahol Bush, and so closely intermingled with that of the
the step once so quick was feeble and I city and state that to write it is to re'
eyes once so keen were dimmed with pot the history of the making of the
the passing years, few, if any of us,
realized the end was near. Up until
about two weeks ago, Mr. Bush was at
the bank daily, for a fow moments at
least, and the fact that he was in a se
rious condition was known to none ex
cept those of his immediate family.
Northwest. , .
Helped Nominate Cleveland,
He was a consistent Democrat, and
was a member of the convention that
nominatod Grover Cleveland for the
third time in 1892.
lie was the only man to hold the of-
The announcement of his death, which 'fiee of Territorial Printer for Oregon,
occurred at 12:40 this morning, was ue holdiug the office for eight years.
His Busy Life.
Anything like a sketch even, of his
life, woAild be a compendium of Salem's
For many years he was regent of the
Oregon University, finally rosiguing.
At the time of its incorporation, he
a trustee of the Willamette University,
Report Widely Circulated That
Scheme to Retain Control
THREE BANKS REOPEN
SUDDEN DEATH OF AN
Indianapolis, Ind.i Dec. 23. Gover
nor Kalstou today made a Christmas
present of a pardon to Mrs. Belle Shen
kenberg, for fifteen years an inmate of
the woman's prison here, following her
conviction on a charge of poisoning her
daughter-in-law. Mrs. Shenkenberg was
a civil war nurse. She began hor prison
term Christmas eve, 1398, and will be
freed Christmas eve, 1913.
Decline to Take Advantage of Presi
dent's Proclamation of Holiday
Until January 1."
Ziober, here in Salem, and to them
wore born four children: Estollo, now
Mrs. Claudo Thayer; Asahol N., Sally
and Eugenia, all of whom survive him
history, for his life was so interwoven ftnd his aid to that institution helped it
with it that either would be a necessary over niany difficult places. He was a
part of the other. member of the board of directors of the
He was born at Westficld, Mass., LeWig ana Clark centennial exposition,
June 4, 1824, learned the printers' trade ,
at Saratoga Springs, New York, and
then took up the study of the law, be
ing admitted to practice in his native
state in 1850. The same year ho, with
far-seeing eyes, saw the vast possibili
ties of the northwest, and came to Ore
gon. In March, 1851, ho issued tho first
number of the Oregon Statesman at
Oregon City, moving tho plant to Salem
in 1853, and editing and managing it
uutil 1861. In 1807 he engaged in tho
banking business here with tho late W.
S. Ladd, and in 1877 bought out the lat
ter and became solo owner of the bank
which his cnorgy and ability built up
to its present magnificent proportions,
it being now recognized as one of the
solidist financial institutions in tho
northwest. The present bank building
on the corneer of Slate and Commercial,
.built inlS()7, tolls of his confidence in
Salem, for it Is still one of the finest
buildings in tho city. Its interior dec
orations put in a year or two ago mak
ing it one of the handsomest and most
up-to-date buildings in tho city.
It must not be understood that he
UNITED PBKSS LliSBD WIUj
Mexico City, Dec. 23. That British
interests have hatched a scheme to buy
General Huerta out and seat a Mexican
provisional president of their own
choice was widely rumored here today.
As the initial stop so the story ran
Lord Cowdray, head of the British
Pearson syndicate, will surrender to the
Mexican government July 1 his 50-year
right to one-third of the Tehuantepec
railroad's earnings, receiving in return
for it 12,000,000 pesos in Mexican
Of these bonds, it whs said, 3,000,000
pesoB would be converted into cash im
mediately and returned to the Moxican
Huerta, it was assumed, would pock
et the money promptly and resign. In
his place there would be substituted at
once, the reports had it, whatever pro
visional president the Britons nominat
ed, and the British government would
herd in Portland in 1905, and in fact j other nations to recognise mm un
has beon intimately connected with all! til a regular election could be held.
the larger things that went to the mak-l President Wilson was understood to
ing of our great state. 1 b cognizant of this plan, though what
His Children. I b& thought of It no one professed to
Tn October, 1854, he married Eugenia, know.
Vera Cruz, Dec. 23. The United
States battleships Kansas and Connecti
cut arrived off Vera Crus today and
dropped anchor just outside the harbor.
The ships passed Tampico on their voy
age southward and reported all quiet
there. The local branch of the Bank
of London and Mexico remained closed
Banks Again Open.
The Bank of London and Moxico, the
Banco Nacional and the Banco Central,
which closed thoir doors yesterday as
A TRIBUTE TO
His wife died in 1803. Such, in briof. . resu,l; 01 V' " " """.
i. . .,, f hi. lift., h.it how Door 'opened today, declining to take advant-
and meager these fow words to toll of K ot President Huerta's proclamation,
.o i .i ,.in. . lift,, n wnl,l intonded to give them time to rocupcr
, ... ,,. ' ate, of a holiday from Docember 22 to
require a volume of large proportions to v '
nil ai-ail fliA ill41!nAll nf 1,;. lift,', wmdr. i January
... , ., . , The Bank of London and Mexico
Kindly by nature, sympathetic and gen-1
... . . . . .. i u ,,, mado part al payment during the day
orous without Ostentation, he has helped 1 , , .... , ..
. i, to hundreds of depositors, who filled its
not only tho budding industries of the .
...l.. hiir. hn,1r,l whn tmvn ft.lt the loW,V t0 ,l0"
benefits of his friendship, who have 1
bcon carried over dark places in their ,
business, whoso lives have been model
Nyeena Kloshe lllahee, the lit
tle volume of poems just issued
by J. H. Cradlebaugh, is on sale
at the Pattou Book Store at the
modest price of one dollar. It is
largoly en local subjects, and as
such will perhaps bo of interest
to Salem people. It mokes a nice
little Christmas present to send
east, and is pretty good boosting
literature. , It is small, but very
prettily illustrated with Oregon
scenes, and tho author says was
printed in book, form more as. a
tribute to the old pioneers than
for any other reason. "The Land
Where Dreams Come Tnio," and
"The Old Camp Ground," wore
both written as an appreciation
of the sturdy men and women of
the earlier days, and if by chance
the lines should please them or
any of them, he will fool amply
repaid for the feeble effort on
Young Woman Is Found to
Have Occupied Suite Back
of Office 15 Years.
WIFE RECEIVES SHOCK
In Boom With Coroner When Miss
Brance's Presence Is Discovered
And Admits Illicit Love.
P. L. Samuels, of Oregon City, was a
state capitol visitor this morning, re
turning to Oregon City on tho afternoon
Oregon Electric limited.
easier and burdens lighter by tho kind
ly aid of Asahol Bush, will truly mourn
his passing away.
Full of years, a long and upright life,
filled with kindly deeds and generous
Officials of all three banks said they
would have plenty of money if ftlven
time to make collections. Indeed, it
was gcnorally known that their assets
wore ample, and that it was only of ac
tual cash they were short.
Huerta gave a reception to the diplo
matic coqis in honor of his saint's day,
from which, however, American Charge
f. i I. ln l.atilr inn . a !, .....
coiiihum. u.. . . Hacis, cau.u to u i.u, n.. , d,Affllirwl 0 'Shaughnossv was absent.
business alone, for it was his work and rounded and cared for by those he lov-:
foresight that started many other busl- Cli anj who loved him, he closed his j
tiesses hove. One of these is tho Salem j ,,y09 0I1 earthly things In the silent
Flourlnir Mills, with a complete roller watches of the night, to open them !
Nothing like )
Ian old t-ocy
The Dickoy Bird
says: Oregon: To
night, and Wodnes
duy probably fuir.
south to west
cittTiD mass uouio wins.
Monticello, N. Y., Dec. 23. 'A wo
man gives; gives always and sacrifices
all when she loves. And I am only a
This was Miss Adelaide Brance's an
swer today to a story of illicit love,
self-denial, domance and tragedy. The
story developed with the sudden death
yesterday of Molvin Couch, for busi
ness associate of Judgo Alton B. Par
ker, in his law offices here.
The presence of Miss Brance in a se
cret suite of housekeeping rooms back
of Cough's office was found as Mrs,
Couch sot talking with the coroner and
sheriff of Monticollo. The widow
fainted when Miss Brance tearfully ad'
mittod that she had occupied the suite
for more than fifteen years.
1 Friends Surpised.'
Couch's most intimate friends said
thoy never knew of the suite back of
his office. Mrs. Couch declared, how-
over that be husband always kept the
back door locked and that no one was
permitted to go non.r it
Miss Brance was hold by the sheriff
today on a technical charge of taking
$3 from Couch's pocket. She smiled
grimly whon told why she was hold.
Couch's funeral was hold this aftor
noon. It wos privato, the Bov. A.
Waugh, a Presbyterian mlnistor, offi
ciating. Mrs. Couch and hor pr-tty
ilaughtor, aged 22 years, wore on tho
vergo of nervous prostration.
Sheriff Keeps Her Trom Funeral.
Miss Branca brolio down completely
when tho sheriff refused to permit hr
to attend tho funeral. Sho is a pretty
woman, with slightly gray hjiir, a youth.
fill faco and a musical voice. She told
tho sheriff she was a student at the Os
wego Normal school when hor health
failed. Then, sho said, sho started sell
Ihir iimimziiies, ond met Couch when
rihu was 23 years old. Miss Brance is
"I cttino from Cooporstown," sho
said. "I huve a lutlf lirothcr, namod
t hurli'H, there. I will not tell his last
Deficiency Will Be Created in Maintenance Appropriation of
Every State Institution State Treasurer Believes It Will Be
Impossible for State to Run Institutions in Compliance
With Law Decision Is Handed Down in Habeas Corpus
Proceedings Against Steiner.
The supreme court today handed
down an opinion holding that the eight
hour law, passed by the last legislature,
applies to all state employes. The de
cision created consternation among of
ficers of the various state institutions,
aa the of feet of this interpretation of
the law will be to place the employ
ment of all help on an eight-hour basis,
each employe bolng limited to 48 hours
a week. As a result of the decision,
state officials assert that there will be
a doficloncy in the maintenance appro
priations of every institution. Some
even go so far as to insist that a ses
sion of the legislature will be neee
sary'to straighten out the tangle.
Today's opinion was handed down in
a habeas corpus proceeding brought
against State Superintendent Steiner,
of the asylum for the Insane, who was
arrestod on complaint of State Labor
Commissioner Hoff for working an em
ploye more than eight hours a day, in!
order to tost the validity of the law.
According to State Treasurer Kay,
It will be impossible to run that insti
tution in compliance with the law,
which will add greatly to the cost. ItJ
Is necessary to have employee on thej
job seven days a week, and if em
ployes work eight-hour shift during
the week, it will be necessary to hare
arrangements to handle, the work o the,
More employes will surely be needed,
aud the expenses greatly increased.
DENTiFY MAN SEEN ON
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process and capacity of 400 barrels
daily. He was also interested in tho
;Salem Woolen Mills and the Salem
Laundry, lie helped organise the old
O. 8. N. company, wluisoe boats plied
the Columbia from Astoria to Walluln,
and which was finally taken over and
merged in tho O. R. & N. railway, now a
part of tho transcontinental system from
Portland. In fact, behind every move-
again on tho other side in the flower
decked fields of Parndif.0.
The funeral will be held tomorrow at
2 o 'clock from tho residence. Tho body
will bo placed in the new mausoleum,
ami the funeral services will be con
ducted by Kev. Mr. Elliot, the Unita
rian minister formerly of this city,
The funeral will bo private, and it is
requested that no flowers be sent.
Delayed Trains From East Means
Great Postoff ice Rush Tonight
tUKITID rSRSS 1JUSID W1BS.
San FranelBCO, Doc. 23. Identified
by two of his alleged victims as the
bandit who robbod the Southorn Pa
cific train lit Kl Monte, near Los Angn
les, Docombor 1, when Traveling Pas
songor Agont Horaco E. Montaguo was
shot and killed, a man giving the name
of John Bostick was arrested on the
street hero today,
BoBtlck was idontlfed by Arthur Co
lon and Mrs. Colon, who wore passeng
ers on the troin. Thoy wore walking
among tho shoppers on Marliot stroot,
when Mrs. Colen saw Bostick.
"Thoro goes the mnn who held up
tho train at El Monte," sho snld to her
husbnnd. -The couplo trailed tho mnu
for 30 minutes before they oncountored
Scores of pawn tickets were found
In Unstick 's possession, lluth Mr. and
Mrs, Colen were positivo In their Iden
tification of Bostick ns the bandit.
LEFT TO DIE
rjNiTiD puss i.isiD wins.
Chicago, Dec. 23. Drugged and
stripped of her clothing, a pretty young
woman, bolioved to bo Mrs. Anna Demp
sey, of Battle Crook, Mich., was found
dying hero today in an alloy near tho
stockyards, The police believe she woe
carried In an automobile to the spot
where she was found.
Once the woman attempted to speak,
hut lapsed Into unconsciousness and
then died. A slight scalp wound was
found, but death was caused by exposure.
A physician declared Mrs, Dempsey
had not boon drinking. She was de
serted In Battlo Creek by her husband,
tho police said, and camo here to make
a home for thoir little daughter.
f'lierrlnns must bo at Commercial
club at 7:45, sharp, Wednesday evening
to procoed In a body to the Christmas
Thousands of Christinas packages, jtlio usual inn i 1 business hns Increased
bundles and nuxes oi every snnpn, num uiirmiii((i.
DEWS HE STOLE TO;
the average man won't go
H'Mi-rin miita lcahkd irk,1
Pan Francisco, Dec. 23. Caught in
the act of looting the Cosmopolitan sa
loon, Francis Coudliffe, aged 20 years,
a waiter, w amwted lii-re early toilay
by Patrolman M. J. Corridas. Coud
liffe also rnsfcMcd, according to torri
GET AWAY WITH
ami color have been flooding the Halnn
piistoffice during the i.Ht two weeks
ami tmluy thero Is hardly room for the
busy clerks nd carriors to move about
in tho departments, so heavy has been
the incoming and outgoing mails.
The cmigeitiiui is not anything like
what is expected tonight, when the
eastern mini from trains delayed from
Carry Many Pounds,
The rmiil carrleis are having tho time
of tlifir lives living to find sufficient
ncoiiilng runui in their bujiuicH and hacks for ull
hundreds of the piicliiigcs handed out to them
have been sent from olmost ev- mleh morning by the local postal clerks.
Presents From Afar,
Amidst the great bulk of
panels iot puchukcs nre
ory part of the globe. Africa, India, Many of the 'H' kngeg uro light, but.
Northern I n In, hina and Japan very bulky, nnd these Hike up consider-
pint marks enn be seen upon many uf able room.
tho packages and postal cards repre-1 The city delivery is hampered even
seiitinif about everv nut ion under the 'more tlinn his rural brother worker, ow-
30 hours to two days In the Rocky sun are being handed through the gen- ing to tne iiier iiihi ue is rini i in
.,); on account of snow storms, lenil delivery window lit present. tnuike a human pack-horse out. of him-
I i ... ..... . .i,i I., .,r nil, e huh stnirwsvs ami trill tfc
will arrive. 1'ont minder lluckettoin nidis Aliout every conceivable article
... . ....... .:H I. .. ' .......L.t ...1 L ..(tu-fi nr.. i.im I u i tie.l
t I.1..III it in lw mil cut. HB 11 r Ml mix' nn-n mioiin.-. it, ,,..,
n ii i. r-.i i., oi.nM.. ;.,, tn uet I hn bii; mail st raiifhtened the daily parcels poet bugs now
....!.:.,., ',ha Ivemmmi't nursery In 'out and delivered. Many of the pack- are present Included running from t, up to the boxes and hands out the mail.
. . . i. i-., i.. i,... a l,.w,n lulmiir fur the pair of hose to a complete evening droit I l'otir,iiter
Mini a Ana canyim, near nt-nf, wmj H' m"... - n - - - ,
,i . i t.....i .-..a .. .i....u am mi, i, milled v fur wiitiieii nun lor men inc vsrieir
ila. to ro h nir tne M"w r.ra saiuon ui,u uiun" - - -- i - - - -
" . ...l.i.nt horticulturist, and stole the held tack by the snow blockade. ,i.nlly as large and the .ui.i,.lty more
",. : . ,. .... i.. n,. iJ...1 ,.,,,. ,vi.i,,ri. With a fractured Acordmif to John Karrnr, who has bulky. The ever -pleasing
been out of work for three weeks and rkull and other Injuries, Lat.haw drag- In-en in the local postoff.co for year,
that it was a case of steal or go hungry.' gel himself three miles to Seven Oaks, the (.resent busine,. being transacted
..r w. l..n i trouble be- where he was uiven first aid before be- by the office is the lorg.t in history.
a hospital here. Hoc- The parcel posi system is uirgeij r-
sponsible for this, he states, and even out tne cay iy tne carrier
said Condliffe, "but when it. ing brought to
to a case of either stealing or tors isid be will recover.
Mary and that much relished steam en
gine for Hilly, etc, are In evidence at
the pot office, while hundred of boots
and shm ere being delivered through-
many blocks before hi day's work Is
There done and the rurnl mini simply drive
llui lii'-teii, tviui on deck
Is I this morning In the pwOiffiee with coat
nnd hat off and there wh every Indira
jilon that he was a very busy man. It
behoove not only postmaster, but
lerks sad carriers a well, to rush their
work now, a t'ni le Nam can t and will
not wait, and the public seems to be
Just n determined to be served.
Life by Hanging
to Limb of Tree
Telling his wife that he hud fure
wnriied her that, he was going to com
mit suicide, nnd Hint he was not fool
ing about the matter, J. II. Ilinnuon, a
preacher in Wooilliurn, was found dead
early this .morning within a few blocks
of his home, hanging from Hie end of
a piece of baling wire which he had
first wrapped around his neck and then
tied to a limb of a trco,
Kritnnnii hn been lining about Hie
country for some lime of late posing n
a "Snlnt" minister. He returned lust
night from Oregon City, and, noticing
no surprise In his wife's face, asked her
If sho did not get his letter, saying that
he was going to kill himself.
' Mrs. Itrnnnon declared that she had
Hrnnnon told h r ho was going to enrry
out his Intentions. Mrs. Hrnnnon, think
ing he wns not In earnest, pnid no at
tention to tho conversation, and went
about her household duties. In tho ev
ening, however, the head of the house
was not around, nnd the family Institut
ed a search, thinking that he might
possibly try to commit suicide. Walk
ing a short distance from tho homo,
Mrs. Itrnnnon confirmed her fenm to
day by finding her husband hanging
dead from the noose he had niiule in
Coroner Chinch was notified immedi
ately, and, being Informed of the de
tail by the marshal of Wooilliurn, de
cided that It was suicide, and thnt an
d no wor l 'nun her husbnud, am Inquest was not necessary.