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Although the amount of money required by lavs is not
vet represented on his petition, it is considered as altogether
probable tiiat Adolph Bruning, the former cashier of the dc
funct institution and later made temporary receiver by
.uuge Charles iv. Bunnell, will be the permanent receiver
,)i the Amciican Bank of Alaska. Of the three candidates
for the receivership nominated at a meeting of the deposit
ors held yes’tiday afternoon, Mr. Bruning received the
most votes, those voting for him representing approximately
of the claims on the defunct bank i he two other
candidates lonnnaieu for the receivership were Cecil H
Clegg and O. 1'. Gaustad. Then, in conformance with a
move decided on at the meeting, the name of each candi
date was placed in a petition addressed to judge Bunnell,
asking his appointment. The signing of the petitions by
the depositors present at the meeting, as well as by people
representing depositors or creditors, closed the meeting.
Mr. Bruning’s petition was the only one m the three
which received signatures. The other two petitions, how-;
ever, together with that ol Mr. Bruiting, may be found in
the office oi the cici u of court, where the depositors meet
ing agreed they should be left for signing. flit law says
that people representing at least fifty per cent oi the claims
against a defunct bank must agree on one certain man for
receiver, consequently he having the backing of the people
interested in fifty per rent or more of the deposits in the
American Bank, will Le recommended to Judge Bunnell tor
appointment as permanent receiver.
Ail creditors of the American Bank are advised to
sign one or die other of the three petitions as soon as pos-:
Able. The petitions will be found in the office oi the clerk.
Persons living out of town may name someone to act for
them in the matter or, as before stated, they may signify |
their choice of a receiver directly to Judge Bunnell. No
direct statement regarding the matter has yet been made, but
it is understood that the court will not make a move in the
matter until all of the creditors of the defunct bank have
been given ample opportunity to signify their choice of a
Meeting Called to Order i
The meeting was held in the dis i
trlet court room, It was opened a
few minutes after 2 o'clock by Judge
Ilunnell, who explained the reason
for the calling together of the de- 1
positors and read from the session
laws of 1913 the law pertaining to
bank receiverships. The law says
that those representing more than
fifty per cent of the claims against
a defunct bank shall agree in writ- ;
ing on who shall be recommended !
to the court for appointment as per- 1
manenl receiver, and that is the'
reason why the petitions for the j
several candidates were decided on
by the meeting, in view of the fact )
that but approximately J52.000U of 1
the claims against the bank were
represented at the meeting.
Continuing his talk, Judge Bunnell
stated that he had instructed the
temporary receiver to prepare several
lists. One was a list of creditors
of the defunct bank, numbering 552.
Of this number 180 ot the accounts
represent sums of from one cent to |
$5, which accounts have remained ]
undisturbed for a number of years j
and which are considered "dead" ac
counts. Another list containing the
names, but not the amounts owed,
of those who have notes in the bank, j
had also been prepared, as had still j
another list of those who had over
drawn their respective accounts.
Then there was a list of amounts of |
money due to the bank from corre- |
spondent banks and still another list j
of amounts due correspondent banks
by the defunct institution. The final
summary fo the affairs of the bank
shows that the liabilities of the in
stitution are $136,855,34, and that the
resources are $24,731.99. The lat
ter item includes cash and gold bul- ;
lion, and the amount due from other
banks. None of the property of the .
defunct bank nor the notes or other
securities, are included in the state- 1
ment of resources. The notes listed
number seventy-three.
Judge Bunnell closed his remarks
by stating that the interests of the
creditors of the defunct bank were i
in keeping with the duties which the 1
court has to perform. He also stat
ed that he thinks the expense in
volved in winding up the affairs of
the bank should be kept down as
much as possible, telling the credit
ors that it was their place to nomi
nate a candidate for the receiver
ship, to fix his compensation., one
agreeable to both candidate and cred
itors alike, and then to recommend
the candidate for appointment to the
In response to a question Judge
Bunnell also stated before retiring
that he know* of no law of record
which says anything regarding wheth
er or not a receiver shall be ap
pointed from the ranks of the stock
holders or creditors of a defunct
The Meeting.
After Judge Bunnell retired the
creditors assembled proceeded to the
election of temporary officers. John
A. McIntosh was chosen as tempo
rary chairman and Stanley R. Hess
as temporary secretary. A motion
was then made that the temporary
officers be declared to be permanent
officers of the meeting, but Mr. Mc
Intosh demurred and A. R. Heilig
was put in the chair in his place.
A standing vote on the secretaryship
resulted in the election of Mr. Hess. '
E. H. Mack was elected assistant
After the organization of. the meet
ing was perfected an effort was
made to ascertain the amount of
the claims represented at the meet
ing. Upon motion, those holding au
thorization to act for others were
required to present their authorities
to the secretary and again upon
motion the secretary was instructed
to call the roll of the creditors for
the purpose of ascertaining the
amount represented at the meeting.
The answers to the roll call showed
that approximately $52,000, or hardi
enough to elect a candidate for the
receivership, was represented.
The matter of how the candidate
for the receivership was to be se
lected then came «p. It was settled
by a suggestion on the part of At
torney Leroy Tozier that th* secre
tary prepare a petition for as many
candidates as were nominated for
the recommendation for the receiv
ership, which suggestion was adopt
ed by the meeting.
The nomination of candidates was
then in order and three men were
nominated. Chdrles L. Thompson
nominated Mr. Bruning; Tom Keel
nominated Cecil H. Clegg, and E. ('.
Clausen nominated 0. P. Gaustad.
A motion was then made and sec
onded that the petitions should be
left at the office H>f the clerk of
court, where all of the creditors of
the bank who did not sign at the
meeting would have a chance to
sign up, and that all persons acting
for others in the matter should pre
sent their credentials to the clerk
in proper form. This motion passed
and the chair announced that the
I petitions were ready for signatures.
Attorney Tozier then moved that
when the meeting adjourned, it
would convene again at the call of
the chair, and the motion passed.
The motion for adjournment was
then in order.
WASHINGTON, D. C., Sept. 28. -
A statement issued by the navy de
partment today declared that an Am
erican battleship is aground in Am
erican waters. The name of the
ship or its location is not given in
the announcement.
ATLANTIC ’CITY, Sept. 28.—R. H.
Brand, a member of the British min
I istry, addressing the American bank
ers in session here today, said Eng
land is nearing the end of her fi
nancial resources and tlxat the fu
ture peace and security of the world
depend on the ability of the United
States to finance the war.
Miss Frances Stevens, of Everett,
who made a trip over the trail to
Fairbanks with her cousin, Robert
Sheldon, was an arrival in town
yesterday on her way home.—Cor
dova Times.
(Associated Press)
STOCKHOLM, Sept. 28.
-(Via Ketchikan)—An Am-!
erican returning from 1’etro
grad today reports that the
Russian fighting spirit is
dead and that there is no
prospect of that country
again becoming an important
factor in the war on the side
of the allies.
The traveler declares that I
the people are sick and dis
heartened with the long strug
gle. So often have they been
misled and betrayed by their
leaders that they have no
faith in the cause. He de
clares that peace is the one
common desire, the peasants
wishing to enjoy their newly
gained liberty without furth
er bloodshed.
NENANA, Sept. 28.- Tile Seattle
No. 2 is still busily engaged in light
ering the barge moored at the mouth \
of the Kantishna river on account
of the low water. She brought up
the barge Vachon last night with
1,000 seventy pound rails and, after
making another trip downstream, re
| turned again today with the barge
j Chena and 500 more seventy-pound
! ers and 5,000 angle bars. She will I
wash boilers while in port on this j
The launch Peerless left this morn
ing for Fairbanks with a number of
passengers. Included in her list
were R. L. Vining, Frank Ahlburg,
! F. J. Ilavis, Albert Johnson, Rev.
: Father Monroe, Andrew Thorson
; and Paul Palsey.
The launch Siwash arrived here I
tonight at 6:30 o'clock from Fair
i banks. Included in her list of pas
sengres were Commissioner Thos.
Riggs, Bob Toussaint, Dan Berosch,
Mike Tamales and Mrs. Walter
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Van Orsdel,
Billy Thomas and Gus Hahn left on
the launch Elmer G. today for the
Kantishna diggings. They took
! enough supplies with them to last
all winter and will prospect a num
ber of claims in the upper Kantishna
j river district. They expect to make
[ the trip in six days. Mr. Van Ora- j
del has been appointed United States]
j commissioner in the Kantishna, and [
j a petition has been circulated for ]
the appointment of Mrs. Van Orsdel j
as postmistress in the event that I
the post ollice department decides j
to establish a mail service to the
Kantishna country. The Van Ors
dels will also conduct a trading post.
| _
ATLANTIC CITY, Sept. 28.—"Con
gress out to oust Senator LaFollette
without further delay.” Thus spoke
Nicholas Murray Butler, president of
Columbia university, in addressing
the American bankers in session
here today. His remarks were greet
ed with prolonged applause.
SEATTLE, Sept. 28.—Four mili
tary prisoners confined at Fort Law
ton broke out of the guardhouse
[ this morning and made their escape
in a stolen automobile. The men
made for the Canadian boundary,
and after an exciting chase were
captured in Mount Vernon by a de
tachment of soldiers in pursuit.
The men not only stole the auto,
! but held up and robbed the driver.
I All of the stolen money was recov
ered. The prisoners will probably
be taken to Fort Leavenworth.
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Deiser are in
receipt of a letter stating that their
son Elmer, who is well known in
Fairbanks, has been drafted into the
army in Chicago. Elmer left Fair
banks about two years ago, since
which time he has been going to
school and working in a Chicago
department store.
Dick Thorson, of Ready Bullion,
is leaving this morning for the Out
(Associated Press)
LONDON, Sept. 28.—(Via Ketchikan)—Cheering
news continues to come from the British front in France
and Flanders where General Haig is conducting the most
gigantic offensive of the war. After smashing the German
lines for remarkable gains and sweeping over positions that
were considered impregnable, the British are holding their
gains everywhere, while the Teutons are sacrificing men
with reckless fury in an attempt to recover the lost ground.
The savageness of their attack is due to the realization
that, with this ground in the possession of General Haig’s
men, the Teutons will have to take up ground lacking natur
al advantage of defense and may even be obliged to con
duct a general retreat to other strategic positions.
Not only are the British holding the line, but are ad
! vancing it forward slowly but surely in many parts of the
i long battlefront. The German losses are frightful in their
counter attacks, the men being ordered to regain their lost
fortifications at all costs.
(Associated Press)
CHICAGO, Sept. 28.—(Via Ketchikan)—Before a
crowd that filled the Auditorium tonight, former President
Theodore Roosevelt told for the first time how he sent an
ultimatum to Germany in 1902.
“Germany had announced her intention of landing an
j armed force in Venezuela to collect her claims against the j
I government,’’ declared Roosevelt. “I told the then German1
; ambassador at Washington that 1 would send the Atlantic j
fleet comanded by Admiral Dewey to Venezuela to pre
vent by force of arms the occupation of Venezuela by the j
. Germans.
“The ambassador, in thinly veiled words, declared that
this would certainly mean war between the United States j
i and Germany. I raised his bluff. I declared that if Ger
many did not announce the abandonment of her plan to oc- j
icupy Venezuela, Dewey’s fleet would sail for Venezuela!
within forty-eight hours. Germany then backed down and i
agreed to arbitrate.”
The Venezuela crisis arose out of the Castro revolti-;
tion in which the president, Ignacio Andrade, was over- j
thrown. During the fight between the government and
the revolutionists, much German property and property be
longing to French and British interests was destroyed. Itj
was to force payment of her indemnity that Germany pro
posed to land marines in the South American republic in de
fiance of the Monroe Doctrine.
(Associated Press)
OTTAWA, Sept. 28 —I
(Via Ketchikan)—Despite
America’s entry into the
world war, the movement of
settlers from the United
States into Canada has not
shown any signs of receding,
according to a statement
made by the Dominion minis
ter of agriculture today.
The report declares that
during the past spring and
summer, since America’s en
try into the world war, the
influx of American settlers
into Canada has reached
large proportions. This is
due largely to the offer of
enticing inducements of home
steads to Americans who
would help harvest the Ca-,
nadian crops. The man short
age in Canada due to the
drain to fill the gaps in the
overseas contingent made it
necessary to ofl'ci such in
SYDNEY, Australia. The cadets
at Australia's "West Point," the
Royal Military college at Duntroon,
have begun the study of Japanese
under a specially appointed teacher.
It is also proposed that Japanese
be made a part of the curriculum at
the Royal Australian Naval college
at Jervis bay. In addition to this
the instructor in Japanese at Dun
troon will conduct classes in that
language at Sydney university.
In furtherance of the general
scheme of making Australians con
versant with the Japanese language
It has been decided to invite sever
al more Japanese teachers to set
tle in Australia in the expectation
that, after the war, the trade rela
tions between the commonwealth and
Japan will assume very large pro
J. A. Healey, who a short time ago
disposed of his grocery store here,
will leave for the Outside this morn
ing on an N. C. auto.
(Associated Press)
Sept. 28.— (\’ia Ketchikan)
—That food prices in the
United States have increased
42 per cent since the begin
ning of the Kuropean war a
little more than three years
ago was the statement made
by Food Administrator Her
bert Hoover today. This es
timate was reached in co-ope
ration with the U. S. bureau
of statistics, and takes into
consideration every article of
food which finds its place on
the American table. A large
portion of this increase, it is
said, has taken place since
America entered the war, and
Administrator Hoover asks
the American people to co
operate with him to prevent
the increase from climbing
any higher. By practicing
economy, eliminating waste
and adopting a common sense
plan of food conservation,
this can be done, he asserts.
CHICAGO, Sept. 28.—Officials of
the National baseball commission to
day estimated that the receipts of
the first three games between the
White Sox and the Giants here next
week will be approximately $200,000.
This is for the first two games, which
will be played in Chicago, and for
the third game, to be played in New
The managers of the two cham
pionship teams in their respective
leagues are confident that they will
win the series.
The assessment of property within
the Anchorage school district has
been completed by James A. Wilkin
son, assessor for the board, and an
approximate valuation of $2,000,000
placed upon the property. The tax
for school purposes is intended to
raise $10,000 so a levy of five mills
will be laid.
(Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, D. C., Sept. 28.—(Via Ketchikan) —
An announcement of far reaching importance was made
by the United States shipping board this afternoon when it
was officially stated that on October 15 the government will
requisition every Atnericaji merchantman of 2,5(X) tons’ dead
weight and over available for ocean service.
This will withdraw from service all of the larger coast
wise passenger and lreight steamers on both the Pacific
and the Atlantic coast and will leave only the smaller craft
to handle the traffic up and down the coasts. To relieve
the situation, it i-. possible that the government will allow
vessels oi other nations to enter the American coastwise
I'he vessels will be commandeered for the duration of
the war, the government paying a fair charter rate and in
suring the owners against loss or damage. The ships will
be used in transporting supplies, men and munitions to
WASHINGTON, I). 0, Sept. 28.
"I shall stand no nonsense from
America after this war. America
had better look out.” So said the
kaiser to Ambassador Gerard just
before the latter left Berlin, accord
ing to a statement made by Mr.
Gerard today.
In parting, Gerard told the kaiser
that the allies would win and that
the American flag would be carried [
through the streets of Berlin.
WASHINGTON, I). C., Sept. 28.
President Wilson has appointed a ,
peace information bureau with Col. j
E. M. House as its head. Secretary
of State Lansing declared that the
bureau has no connection with peace
Win. Newman, a charter member
of the local Igloo of Pioneers, is re- i
ported to have died recently in a
telegram received by Henry T. Ray, !
secretary of the Igloo.
PARIS, Sept. 2H. The minister of
marine today announced in the cham
ber of deputies that seven ships
were sunk by German submarines
during the past seven days. Prac
tically all of the shit>s were lost
in the Mediterranean sea.
Gus Utberg is back in the employ
of the Northern Commercial com
pany. He has taken a position at
the Hot Springs station with its
new agent, "Kippy" Boerner, and
succeeds Albert S. Carruthers, who,
with his mother, will go Outside.
The Hot Springs post of the com
pany will therefore have a com
pletely new force.
CHICAGO, Sept. 28.—The federal
grand jury today returned indict
ments against one hundred men
charged with being slackers.
The Swiss people are most frugal,
nearly everything costs more, some
times twice and three times as much
.if they do in England. As every
thing is imported, they find it neces
sary to be especially ec 'nomical.
Nothing is wasted; the bones from
joints, stews and steaks are care
fully saved for soups.
Put the following stuffing in a
pocket, cut in breast of veal with
one onion and a few slices of bacon:
Take a quarter of a pound of rice,
carefully washed, a little parsley and
a small quantity of meat, salt, pep
per, nutmeg and butter, and a little
scraped onion. After stuffing the
veal, pour some very hot bacon fat
over it to sear the meat and hold
in the juices; dredge with flour and
roast until well done.
Take four tablespoonfuls of drip
pings. a half cupful of flour; cook
together until, smooth, then add one
and a half quarts of stock, one egg.
mixed with a little milk; salt, pep
per and grated nutmeg to taste.
Pigs’ feet are used for cases in
stead of the usual skins and the
sausage highly seasoned, with no
bread crumbs. The spinach is
boiled until tender, then squeezed
dry, then cut in slices, then fried
in bacon fat for 20 minutes. Then
add a bit of garlic and butter be
fore it is ready to serve.
The great national dish of Italy
called polenta, is made as we do
cornmeal mush.
These are small pieces of pastry
filled with a small mound of minced
meat and the pastry fluted around
the edges, then they are cooked in
the soup as dumplings are and
served with the soup. The poor peo
ple make these quenelles larger and
serve them as a main dish with to
mato sauce. For the paste eggs
and butter are used.
Slice cold polenta cornmeal mush
in thin slices and arrange in a dish
with layers of grated cheese, pour
milk over; add a little butter, and
bake until the milk Is absorbed.
' Foode to be cooked in a small
amount of fat are so much more
tasty if olive oil is used than butter,
and very little difference as to ex
Wipe a pound of lean beef, add
a fourth of a pound of raw hafn cut
in dice, and a large onion sliced.
Wash and remove the stems from a
pound of tomatoes cut in small
pieces; place all together in a large
saucepan with two tablespoonfuls of
olive oil, a sprig of parsley and a
bay leaf; simmer gently for two
hours, then add one pint of boiling
water and continue to cook until the
sauce becomes reduci-d and thick
ened into a mass in which the dif
ferent ingredients are well blended.
Cook the macaroni until tender,
drain and place a layer in a serving
dish, sprinkle generously with Par
mesan cheese and cover with the
meat sauce. Repeat until the dish is
filled. Cover closely and let stand
in the oven for five minutes until
well blended.
Cook the livers (six of them) with
the same number of coarsely chop
ped mushrooms in a cupful of stock
for a half hour; cool and drain.
Prepare a batter with two table
spoonfuls of flour, a little milk, and
salt and pepper to taste, and one
beaten egg. Add the livers and
mushrooms and drop by spoonfuls
in a little hot fat in a frying pan.
Cook until a golden brown on each
side and drain thoroughly before
Boil, shell and skin a pound of
large chestnuts. Pass them through
a sieve, add the juice of two or
anges, sugar to taste, and add a
half pint of heavy cream, whipped.
Serve in sherbet cups garnished
with whole chestnuts und a cherry
or a small cube of Jelly of bright
Cooked chestnuts and orange rind
cooked in a syrup, using only the
yellow of the rind, then served with
bits of fresh orange and mayon
naise on water cress or head let
tuce makes a most delightful salad.
F. G. Noyes is leaving for the
Outside this morning.

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