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Install Electric Light You can have your house wired without disturb ing the household. he Cost is Reasonable COOKING BY ELECTRICITY and operating the many Electrical Household Labor-Saving Appliances is not only a convenience but an Economic Necessity. I Alaska Electric Light & Power Co. || KENNECOTT PROFITS ARE MORE THAN $1,000,000 MONTHLY NEW YORK. Dec. 17.?At the meet ing of the Kennecott Copper stock holders approving the increase in tho shares of tho company from 720.000 to 3.000,000 President Stephen Birch said: "While our production and costs are encouraging and satisfactory, at the same time wo feel that it is ad vantageous for the company to take over the properties whoso known life is much longer than is Indicated by the ore so far developed at the Ken necott and Beatson properties. "In the case of Utah Copper, we know that the mine has a life of over 30 years, and the life of tho Braden is placed at the same figure. The costs at the Utah are around seven cents, and the Braden engineers es timate the cost at that mine at about seven cents. "The Copper River & Northwestern Railway Is a necessity to the Kenne cott Copper Company. We depend upon it for our transportation and if the railroad passed into unfriendly hands, freight rates could be Increased to exceed $2,000,000 a year. "Transportation in the case of the Kennecott Company amounts to 2% cents, out of a total cost since June 1 averaging 4.G3 cents, so that It will be seen that transportation represents nearly half the cost cf producing cop per at tho mine. "The earnings of the Alaska Steam ship Company and tho railroad com pany are now running at the rate of about ?1.000,000 a year. In addition to insuring favorable freight facili ties. tho mine will therefore have a paying pr position. "Tho earnings of the Kennecott j Copper Corporation have averaged 31.000.000 a month. Last month we produced 10,500,000 pounds of copper and the costs were probably under five cents a pound." In response to the question of a ? stockholder. Mr. Birch explained why a vein mine, like the Kennecott. can not develop its ore ahead as far as a porphyry. "Mining operations and develop ment woik," he said, "tire carried on through tho same shafts, so that de velopment work is limited by the fa cilities of the mine and its rate of production. For instance. Anaconda is understood never to have had more than two years' ore developed in ad vance, and yet the mine has been op erating for 30 years."?(Boston News Bureau.) WOULD CHANGE OLD ALASKA MINE LAW SEATTLE, Dec. 20.? Sumner S. Smith, mining inspector of Alaska, has asked Congress to repeal Vhe fed eral mining law for the Territory and to pass a new one that will fit the needs of the local conditions. The suggestion Is embodied In Inspector Smith's report to the United States Bureau of Mines, which was made pnblic at Washington today. Smith also asks that a mine experiment sta tion be established In Alaska, and that the federal mine Inspector bo giv en an appropriation for the equip ment and rental of an office and for field assistance. Under the present law. the federal mine Inspector Is allowed $3,000 a; year salary, but he is not allowed to employ any assistants. As tho terri tory which he 1b supposed to cover embraces an area of 589,000 squarec miles, on most of which there Is no railroad, it is obviously impossible for him to give good service In all parts of his field. If tho mlno inspector happened to be In Ketchikan in win-: tcr, and an accident was reported at Nome or on the Koyukuk, It would bo Impossible for him to mako an exam ination to determine the cause of tho accident for eight or nine months of elapsed time. The law presupposes, that ho will Immediately Investigate all mining accidents in the Torrltory. Smith reports among other things that a number of applications to mlno coal on ten-acre tracts have been received, and work on them haB been started In each of the four Judicial divisions. Among the notable developments re ported from Alaska is the installation of a new 500-ton concentrator at the Beatson mine at Latouche, and the first unit of alO.OOO-ton crushing plant at Thane, several small quartz mills and dredges and two new cyan ide plants. New discoveries of prom" la'ng placer ground aro reported from the Tolovana River. Van H. Manning, chief of tho Unit ed States bureau of mines, in his re port to Secretary of the Interior PYanklln I>ane, filed today at Wash ington, says that more than 2,400 men were trained In rescue methods ant more than 6,100 in first aid methods during tho past year. During the year more than 100 miners were res cued. ?(Seattle Times.) ? ? ? ALLMETAL WEATHERSTRIPS ? Olts & Gilpatrlck, Contractor*. 12-14tf FIVE STATES JOIN IN WAR ON RABIE8 j 8AN FRANCISCO. Doc. 27.?'Tele grams to the governors of Nevada, ! Utah, California, Oregon, and Idaho, asking cooperation in a plan to de stroy coyotes and stray dogs In their states to control "an epidemic of ra bies," havo been sent by J. S. Boggoss of the United States public hoalth service. The situation In a dozen counties of the adjoining states of California, Nevada. Oregon and Idaho was des rlbed as acuto at a conference of Btato and federal health and forestry officials who met here yesterday un der the auspices of the California state board of hoalth. Cattle men appointod a committee to cooperato with the health authori ties as thousands of sheop and cattle are menaced.. GOOD TIMES COMING KETCHIKAN, Dec. 18. ? Floyd E. Kyus, Secretary of the Ketchikan Commercial Club, who has Just re turned from a short trip to the States, reports that business conditions are rapidly Improving on the Pacific Coast and booming In the East. There are but few Idle men; the lumber mills are starting up, the prices of logs and lumber have advanced, and while business Is still below normal | the feeling 13 everywhere In evidence that 1916 is going to be the best year. While In Seattle he was a guest with H. C. Strong. J. C. Barber and J. J. Daly at a luncheon given in their honor at the Arctic Club by tho SOpttle Chamber of Commerce at which the fisheries situation was dis cussed. Later In the day they were present at a special meeting held in the Chamber of Commerce for the purpose of perfecting a plan of cam paign against the foreign diversion of the American fishing industries from Ketchikan and Seattle. Mr. Ry us feels that the meeting will bo pro ductive of much good for Ketchikan, in that Seattle has at least realized the real truth of the situation, and that Ketchikan's interests are identical with her own, so thero will be no more working at cross purposes, as heretofore.?(Progressive Miner.) HAINES ITEM8 HAINES, Dec. 28.?The Christmas entertainment and tree In the Pres byterian church for the Natives, on Thursday evening, was a decided suc cess. The church was boautlfully de corated and tho tree- was ladon with gifts. The children's exercises, under tho management of Mrs. Walter Al exander, showod careful and pains taking training. They were quite In teresting as well as instructive. Those taking part wcro all native children. Dr. Craig of the Presbyterian Hos pital, and Miss Reagh a trained nurse In tho hospital mado the trip to Kluk wan and back last week by dog team. J. F. Ward and wife passed through Haines Thursday, on their way to Skagwny, their old home to spend the holidays with old friends. P. J. Shepard and wife, N. 0. Han son arJi wife, went to Klukwan on Saturday by dog team to spend Christ mas with friends and relatives. Some of the men from Tim Vogel's logging camp are In Haines spending the Cb^stmas holidays with friends. ALLMETAL WEATHER8TRIP8 tf Timothy Kershaw, and E. B. Duddon are at tho Gastineau. They are look ing for a cannery location. FOUR ROOM HOUSE for rent Enquire at Mrs. Mathews, 484 Fourth Street. 12-28-tf. 4. + AMONG THE THEATRES ? * JUNEAU ORPHEUM, TUE8DAY AND WEDNESDAY. Dec. 28 and 29, 1915. Hearst 8ellg Weekly? Current Ev ents. "Broncho Billy's Judgment,"?3. & A. Western Featuring Q. M. Anderson. "Friendship of Lamond,"? A Lubln 2-reel drama. A pretty story of self sacrifice. "Buster Brown's Uncle,"? An Edi son comedy drama. One that you all can laugh at. "Doubles Bring Troubles"?A roar ing comedy by the Pathe Company. 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