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CATHOLIC PROGRESS. Seattle, - - Wash. The 20.hour Chicago and New York trains over the Pennsylvania and New York Central systems are making their [chedules with such unexpected ease that 18-hour trains are beginning to be talked of. The general passen- ger agent of the Pennsylvania road even speaks of 16-hour trains as not a remote possibility. The German emperor is reputed to have nearly $3,000,000 invested in Union Pacific and other American rail- way stocks, lately acquired; his ex- periences in German investments un- der the recent collapse of speculation and industry having proved costly to him. Such is the report cabled from Berlin to the Chicago Daily News. The freedom of St. Andrews has just been conferred on Mr. Carnegie. What has Mr. Carnegie conferred on St. Andrews? Just now he seems to be exploring London for worthy ob- jects of philanthropy. One day's news records three London suburbs to which he gave a total of over $]50,- 000 for public libraries. Apparently a determined effort is now to be made to build up the En- glish colonies in Suth Africa. There is a great lack of harbors on that coast, and the government engineering commission has just recommended a great extension of the harhor works at Table bay, Cape Town's harbor, at an estimated cost of about $17,500,- 000. The chief of police at Minneapolis, acquitted on one charge of corruption, has been indicted on another, and has left town. His brother, tile may- or, also under indictment, is also of town, and numerous other ir ments and prosecutions have city government in the newspaper reporter, who was the mayor's private He now occupies the city hall much all alone, and acts a mayor and chief of police. ;!: 4 dandy ill the world is said to be Frince Albert of Thurn, Germany. This fastidious young man attires himself in a new suit of clothes every day--enough yearly to keep 20 experienced workmen going, and to run up a bill of $150,000. Each suit of wearing apparel is highly perfumed with attar of roses, at $25 per ounce. He wears no fewer than 1,000 neckties during a year, being an average o[ three every day. His cast off boots number 200 pairs a year. Mrs. Robert E. Peary, wile has just started noorth with the relief party to bring back her husband, says that in many ways "this journey to the North is the pleasantest I have ever made, because ig is the last. Lieut. Peary will positively come back this time for good, whatever may be. the outcome of the'expedition. Even if he has accom- plished nothing since I last saw him, his work in the cause of Arctic explor- ation has, he feels, been of some value. For the last 12 years he has lived practically all of the time above lati- tude 79, and his return this fall will signalize the closing of his Arctic campaigns. That is what I am think- ing of in planning this expedition--it will be the last, and that makes it a pleasure." The estate left by John W. Mackay is p.opularly supposed to be worth from $50,000,00'0 to $100,000,000. It may be more than either figure, am, may be much less. Anyhow, there is a large fortune to be disposed of, much of it in personal property, and the English government, with its high interstate  duties, is likely to assert a claim to a share of it. This all depends upon where the dead man's actual domicile was. He might be a citizen of the United States--and presumably he re tained his citizenship here--but if his i'/:i home was in Great Britain hls personal estate will probably pass through the English courts of probate to his heirs. i,: There seems to be good ground for the claim that he was domiciled in ..... England. His wife has for years lived ;' .-.--on Carlton terrace, London. That was "'i" her home. Mackay was to be found. i  anywhere, but most commonly in New York or San Francisco. But from each and all of his journeys for pleasure, or for a business which extended over two continents and an ocean, he re- turned to Carlton terrace. That would seem to fix it as his domicile as much as it is possible to determine the domi- cile flf so pronounced a cosmopolite as Macliay bec/me. If his personal estate is taxable under the British death and succession duties, the Eng- lish treasury will gather in $3,000,000 or $4,000,000 from it, if its size has not been greatly exaggerated. FEES OF DOCTORS AND LAWYERS It will be recalled that on the death of a Plttsburg multi-millionaire some time ago a prominent surgeon brought a bill against the estate of some $190,- 000 for professional services. The ex- ecutors refused to pay it, and the sur- IIII I III ' | ............ F" ...... of the judge as underwduing I & the surgeon's service. I00IORE WORK FOR TIlE At the same time a discussion has / arisen respecting what the medical pro- ' fession should do to protect itself in such cases. American Medicine of Philadelphia urges "a united and or- ganized profession" to enforce the pay- ment of what are deemed reasonable claims for services to those who can afford to pay. But a physician out in Iowa writes to express the opinion that this is an impracticable or far-off rem- edy. The profession would still be at the mercy of the lawyers, who are dis- posed to belittle the value of such ser- vices in comparison with their own. This physician advises the practice of having a definite understanding be- tween the practitioner and patient as to the fee, whether this is made contin- gent upon a successful operation of not. He instances the case of a rich man in Chicago. whose only son was in extremes with diphtheria. An ex- pert in intubation was called in. who saved the boy's life. He rendered a bill of $2000, which the millionaire re- fused to pay. Says the Iowa phys- ician: "Now suppose the physician, before putting in the tube, had said: 'This procedure may not be effective. If not, I will charge you only for my time--920. If it savss the boy's life, I will charge you $2000.' You know as: well as I that the rich man's would have been: 'Save the boy. Tile $2000 is nothing.' And there are ers--i)lenty of them." It is unquestionably tru measured by fees and p," fre- quently allowed lawyers profession- al services, the Pitt judge did greatly underva e the surgeon's claims in the case. For exam- ple, not lon the charges of a re- ceiver of small corporation in this up for review in the prop- on the discharge of the re- The lawyer's bill--the re- ver was a member of the legal pro- fession--amounted, as we recall, to about $25,000 for services extending over six months. The court scaled down the claim to about $12,000, but even this might be considered extrav- agant beside the surgeon's alTowance: ill the Pittsburg case. It seems to he a fact that lawyers eminent in their ffession frequently receive fees run- up into the tens of thousands of dollars for services. Nor are these fees contingent a,ways upon a success- ful doing of the work to be done. A contemplated trust may pay $150,000 for tile drawing up of a scheme which shall evade the anti-monopoly law, but the lawyer gets his fees usually whe- ther the court decisions later on prove that he has driven a coach-and-four through the law or not. Botll the lawyer and the surgeon-- and the physician, for that matter-- are apt, and in a way obliged, to con- duct their business on the railroad monopoly principle of "charging what the traffic will bear," bdt the medical profession does a large amount of work gratuitously, and wouhl thus seem to he entitled to greater consideration in charging and allowing claims. The lawyer, however, is in a better posi- tion to protect himself than the phys- ician. Both professions assert an in- dependence of the commercial spirit and claim immunity from the opera- tion of commercial or economic law; and this attitude is largely justified by the nature of the business. Com- petition enters only to a slight extent, notwithstanding the crowding of the ranks of the professsion, and the phys- ician or the surgeon is called upon to give away a considerable fraction of his services when rendered tmong poor people. He naturally tries to make good this loss in his charges to the rich, and the rich are frequently disposed to resent it as an unjust im- position. 'And it is unjust, when viewed in the abstract; but what'other course is left to the practitioner in a constitution of society where the fa- vm's of fortune are so unequally dis- tributed as in our own? We do not know that the Pittsburg judge's valuation of the surgeon's work in the Magee case is unreason- ably low. To most people it will ap- pear extremely liberal. To most peo- ple $29,000 is a pretty sizable accumu- lation even for the work of a life- time, say nothing of a year and a half. But measured by the estimate given by eminent lawyers to their own serv- ices, the valuation is extremely low. If, therefore, the medical profession is to protect itself against such chances it must evidently adopt some measure of the kind suggested by the Iowa physician. It must descend from its attitude of superiority to commer- cialize and insist upon a little prelim- inary bargaining about fees in cases where the patient with the long purse is of doubtful disposition in the mat- ter of extravagant charges--extrava- gant hy ordinary commercial measure- ment. This practice, too, may have its objections, aside from the unseem- ly wrangle over pay in a matter where life hangs in the balance; it may re- sult in the introduction of several sur- geons, in localities where no one man has achieved a position of admitted pe-eminence for skill, to participate in the bargaining, and thus the ele- ment of competition is allowed to en- ter where now it has slight foothold. --Springfield (Mass.) RepubLican. NAVY YARD Crusier Boston Comes to Puget Sound With the Cruiser Philadelphia sl:ould approach the forthcoming con- ferences with sympathetic hearts. They know a dollar's value and its meaning to those who toil. 'lley know the struggles which come to all who face the world witl a small income. They know what it is to take off one's coat and work a long day, and quit in weariness and perhaps in disappoint-: ment at night. ..nowing these things, they should approach these confer- ences with, a close understanding of a i farmer's toil, u,s cares and duties, his hopes and disappointments, his griefs and joys.--Spkesman-Review. REGISTRATION WAS LARGE The Growth of King County Schools Shown by Sup- erintendents Report yet been selected, will be of the fol- lowing dimensions: Hull, 92 feet over all; beam, 22 feet; width of hold, 0 feet; engine, 11 and 26-inch cylinders, 20-inch stroke; steam pressure, 160 pounds, to be furnished by a Scotch marine boiler. The filings for the boat, of course, throughout are to be of the best quality and make obtain- able. It has been decided to call the craft the John McCracken. Her duties will be to convey the harbor dredge from one point to another, carry supplies and cover the job usually assigned to a tender or dispatch Peat. The terms ........... . .......... for construction were agreed upon THEN ALL NAVAL VESSELS OF ewwwrwvr h l hTTV'qlrlLPt'qlITffi 'l f,I'(UW|H UP IP4 I,UUIN/Y ..... .............. ......a-.:, some time ago, but tne contract wasp_ ,MPORTANOE on THE COAST I3[10ULIJ AVVI00KII3100I SCHOOLS SHOWN BY SUPER- not signed until last week. Prelimln- , ary work has started at the yard ' WILL BE AT BREM- NTENDENTS ANNUAL l'h " ,,,,,,, ,,,, - ,--, ' e Heffernau. ngine Works com- ERTON. IH00: NI'A'I'E REPORT. puny also has another large tug un- I ...... =4 I d ergCcnst;:UnC tyi n e ith:h eS i rl:: L::d ;i gon s no completed and will heaviest gain has been in district No. to go to sea. The Wis- hes just been docked and will at Bremerton for several months ago, undergoing repairs which will cost in the vicinity of a third of a million dollars. The repairs to the Oregon cost nearly two-thirds of a million dollars and those to the Boston and the Phil- adelphia will together cost nearly half a million dollars. Thus the four ves- sels in question when the repairs to them bare been completed will have caused the exepnidture at the yard of a million and a half dollars. Several months ago the Manila, one of the naval vessels captured from the Spanish at Manila, was brought to San Francisco and ordered to Brem- erton for repairs. But on account ot the urgent requests of the friends of the Mare Island navy yard she was sent to that place instead. For a few days there was depression on Puget Sound at this change in the orders, but the matter was taken up with tle secretary of the navy who thereupon announced that it had bee the inten- tion to have the Philadelphia repaired at Mare Island, but owing to her size this had been found impracticable and that stm would be sent to Puget Sound instead. As the Philadelphia job was doubt the size of the Manila job the announcement brought conse- quent elation among the Puget Sound cities. Now with the announcement that the Boston is to come here too there is sufficient assurance that there will be plenty of work for tile large force employed at Bremerton for many months to come. By the time the ves- sels now ordered there are completed others will probably be ready to take their places. WITH BLANKET OF WHEAT STRAW WALLA WALLA FARMERS WiLL IMPROVE THE COUN- TRY ROADS. Monday, September 1, will be "straw day" in Walla Walls county. Next to the day's work of scattering STATE OF WASH- INGTON. There are thousands of people throughout the middle western states who could be induced to come to Washington to settle if the opportuni- ties afforded here in the way of natur- al resources were properly presented to timm. Now is the time to press the great work of advertising the state of Washington for the purpose of attract- ing the attention of this class of peo- ple. These are the ideas of F. I. Whit- ney, general passenger agent of the Great Northern, expressed during ,his recent visit to Seattle. Mr. Whitney came west via Califor- nia and was met at San Francisco by Mr. A. B. C. Denniston, general west- ern passenger agent of the Great Northern, who accompanied him from that city to Seattle. "We are looking forward to an ex- tremely large travel to the state from the east and middle west this fall," said Mr. Whitney. "But this travel would be greatly stimulated if the commercial bodies throughout the state would take a more active part in advertising the resources of Washing- ton. "Now, you and I know that crops are large and regular in Washington; that the market is good and the pros- pect for high prices very bright. Ve know that a good farmer can raise more products and a vastly greater variety off an acre of ground in Wash- ington than he can in the corn belt or anywhere in the central west. "There is many a man who is plugglug along in that country on a rented farm, with no prospects ahead of him, who could in a few years in Washington make himself absolutely independent. "If the farmers of the central west knew this--if they were informed from reliable sources just what the chances are for them out here, immigration would be greatly stimu;,ted and in- ereased. The railro,ds are doing their share but I believe the commer- cial bodies of Seattle, and other Wash- ington cities should take the matter up and distribute the state daily and l @eekly papers in the east so that the; farmers could learn for themselves the facts regarding this state and the opportunities that await them here." straw on all the roads possible, a WAfiE S CONTINUE TO monster barbecue, when two oxen will be roasted whole, will be the event. Straw day committee eld a meeting last night and made official arrange- ments to hold the feast and program after work is completed, in Beumeis- ter's grove. The committeemen pres- ent were Levi Ankeny, Charles L. Whitney, H. S. Blandford, Thomas Moore, and Clark N. McLean. Moore and Whitney are well known road l supervisors whose efforts last year re-! salted in the inauguration of the county's first straw day. Blandford is city attorney who has been road improvement promoter for years and McLean is county auditor. sugar cane growers of the island who arrobas of sugar cane ground from Great interest followed strewing straw on the dust-cursed roads of Wal- la Walls last year. The affair is now annual and marks the increase of the good roads senument, which sprung up in this country last year. The barbecue will be in charge of J. J. Kauffman, Henry Augustave, William Henry and Braaan Bros. TWO MEN OF SUCCESS, Two famous and successful men are coming out to meet the farmers of the Big Bend and Falouse sections. May not some useful lessons be drawn from their careers? Forty years ago James J. Hill was working hard for small wages on "he water front of the little pioneer city of St. Paul. Thirty years ago Charles S. Mellen was doing clerical work for small pay in the cashier's office of a little New England railroad. These men stand today at the head of two of the greatest railroad systems in the United States, or all the world. The Great Northern owns 5195 miles of railway, and operates 5,244 miles. It earned last year over $30,000,000. The Northern Pacific owns 5363 miles of railway, and operates 5649 miles. It earner last year over $32,000,000. Both roads represent investments running into the hundreds of millions, and each gives employment to a great army of wage earners. ADVANCE Tradesman and Laborers Are in Great Demand In and About Seattle WASHINGTON IRON WORKS AN- NOUNCES A VOLUNTARY REDUCTION OF HOURS. Not in months, probably not in years ms there been so great a demand for laborers, both skilled and unskilled in and about Seattle as there is at the present time. The labor employment agencies throughout the city and in the neighboring towns report a steady demand for workmen and a difficulty in getting men to fill positions. In the logging camps and lumber mills of the state probably a larger number o men are employed than ; ever before. With the restoration of the prosperous conditions of the hop fields, and of the grain and fruit growing generally there has come an increased demand for farm laborers, at increased wages. Harvest is just now well under way in Eastern Wash- ington and harvest hands in that sec- tion of the state are reported unusually scarce. This unusual demand for men has brought about a general advance of wages in many lines of work. Recent- ly the Seattle Electric company an- munced a voluntary increase in the wages paid their carmen, an increase of from 15 to 20 per cont. Last week the Washington Iron Works, which employs 160 men regularly announced a voluntary reduction in the hours of 1. which is the Seattle district. The gain in that district was 1,072. The next largest gain was in Ballard, which gave 487 more than in ]901. West Seattle, South Seattle, South Park, Columbia City and many other districts show handsome gains. Black Diamond shows a decrease for the rea- son that part of that district was cut off and added to another district. The report shows that the aggregate number of. days' attendance for the school year just ended was 1,946,038, an increase of 262,438 over last year. As the county is entitled to about ten cents for each day's attendance, that means that the county will have about $194,603.80 to use for school purposes next year. Of the attendance the males are in excess of the females, al- though the total enumeration shows that they are about equally divided. There have been four new school dis- tricts created" since last year, princi- pally by dividing old districts, and in one instance by consolidating districts Nos. 50 and 107, which is now known as No. 103. Below will be found the census by districts for the years 1901 and 1902 in comparison, showing the gain and loss by principal districts: District-- 1901. 1902. Seattle ............. 17,334 19,036 Van Asselt ......... 364 419 Kent .............. 376 408 Renton ............ 304 371 South Park ........ 393 423 Newcastle ......... 147 154 Columbia .......... 426 510 North Bend ........ 102 101 Black Diamond .... 450 308 Bothell ............ 165 198 Ballard ........... 1,763 250 Franklin ........... 128 142 Auburn .... ....... 220 221 Issaquah ........... 339 349 Kirkland .......... 139 165 West Seattle ...... 166 253 South Seattle ...... 346 385 BIG DEAL IN SEATTLE PROPERTY NORTHERN PACIFIC ACQUIRES EXTENSIVE TERMINAL FACILITIES. By the sale which was consummated in New York Thursday by W. E. Guer- in, of the terminal properties and rail- road and coal mining interests of the Seattle & San Francisco Railway & Navigation company, the old Seattle warehouse and terminal properties in this city, consisting of a line of rail- way crossing the bay, and a warehouse and much valuable tideland property in West Seattle, became the property of the Northern Pacific. The deal in- volves property wdrth practically $1,- 300,000, as the Leary coal mines are also included. A new board of direct- ors of the Seattle & San Francisco Railway & Navigation company was elected Thursday afternoon at a meet- ing held in this city, whereby C. S. Mellen, president of the Northern Pa- cific became president of the company and B. F. Bush, who has charge of the Northern Pacific coal mines in the west is elected vice-presment and gen- eral manager. A BIG VICTORY FOR SEATTLE Heffernan Iron Works Will Construct New Tug for City of Portland CONTRACT HAS BEEN SECURED AND WORK COMMENCED AT THE YARDS IN BALLARD, The Heffernan Engine Works has signed a contract providing for the construction of a port tug for the city of Portland, costing 924,600, and today SALMON RUN HAS .ARRIVED Traps are Reported to Be Over- flowing and Canneries are Busy FAIRHAVEN CANNERYMEN CON- FIDENT THAT THE SEASON WILL BE AN EXCEL- LENT ONE. Reports from Fairhaven, the center of the Puget Sound cannery industry, indicate that a large run of soekeye salmon has set in and that for the next few weeks the canneries there will have all tllcy call do caring for the fish taken from the traps. Between Saturday and Monday 150,- 000 fish were taken from tim traps of the Pacific American Fisheries com- pany and on Monday some 100,000 more were ill the traps. AL Sandy Point traps of W. R. Moultry and W. M. Frizell there were 20,000 fish on Monday and the trap owners were hav- ing some difficulty in securing a suf- ficient number of men to move them. The fisii continue unusually large and are in the pink of condition. As 'et the run has not been as large as last year at this time, but the cannery- men seem confident that this week will show all the fish they can handle. At other points on the sound the run is reported as slightly disappointing though a few more days may bring more favorable reports. WiLL RUN CARS THIS b00ONTH TACOMA INTERURBAN LINE NOW APPROACHING COM- PLETION. IS Strenuous efforts are being made by the Seattle & Interurban line to complete the new track to the grounds of the King County Fair association by the first week in August. A big force of men is now employed in plac- ing the finishing touches on the track and in getting the new cars of the very latest pattern in readiness for service. They are 60 feet in length and are equipped with sufficient power to pro- pel them over the line at the rate of 40 miles an hour. The cars are now at Georgetown, having arrived several days ago. Four of them have been set up and all that is required for their operation is pow- er. By the management of the railroad company it was stated that the new cars will be in operation August 10 to 15. This is several days in advance of the opening of the August meeting. World's Fair Exhibits. Elmer E. Johnson, executie com- missioner of the St. Louis exposition commission, who has just returned from a trip to Wenatehee, in the inter- est of the exposition, says that people in that section of the state are taking an active interest in the coming event. He says that the emigration of so many substantial easterners into the Wenatchee country recently is largely attributed to the effect of the exhibits at the Pan-American exposition, and for this reason the people are taking a very great interest in the St. Louis fair and are already planning their exhibits. In the Sound country Mr. Johnson is lining up the fishery and forestry exhibits. These, he says, will excel anything ever heretofore from the state. Allen White has originated and is having constructed at his mill, five miles northeast of Elms, a shingle mill which, when completed, will be some- what of an innovation in the manu- t'acture of shingles. It is a traveling mill, and is to be used to manufacture l geon took the case into the courts.' The Teeumseh won the second race While these men are separated from :labor from 10 to 9. In neither of the keel has already been laid in Bal- shingles in the woods, instead of haul- A ,,ol,, ,s reached the ,,,h, ,,, in the Seawanhaka yacht race Satyr- be built in the ship- ing the logs to the stationary mills. 1 day bY one ate and 22 seconds their fellows by some mysterious touch these cases had there been ans" demand lard. The tug will and the surgeon was a lowed 929,000 ......... -- - " of genius, it is unquestionably the fact made by the men. yards of the Ballard Drydock and Ship- On a sled there will be an upright shin- ...... . ne course was mree ames arouna a gle machine and jointer, a combina- It appears rom me scneoum, as pre-I triangle, the first leg being a beat, the that their success is due in large part building company. The contract provides for the deliv- tion knee bolter and cut-off, and an pared by the Judge who adjudicated[ second a reach, the third a free run. to elements winch all in some mess- Roscoe G. Thomas of North Yakima, ery of the completed tug within six engine. On another similar tounda- ', the claim, that the surgeons services/The wind was over a three-quarters me possess, and any one may culti- while bathing in the Wenatchee river , extended over a period of about three] strength, falling off somewhat toward vate with profit to himself. They des- at Mission Saturday, was carried be- months at the city of Portland. That lion will be a donkey engine and drag \\;years and occupied about half his time. I the end, while the sea was calm. It pised not their day of small things, yond the assistance of his friends and municipality will operate the vessel saw. The donkey will be used to fur- - -,^'- ........... r  nd now I was then Tecumseh's weather and she They were willing to lay their 'hands was drowned. The current is very as a tender to the harbor dredge, a nish steam to run the shingle mill and Thu ,,c, u=,  ,, ...... n- . "ed-h Trid ntb "f "" - r + .... , +h ..... ,, ,a comnelled ueleat t e e y out ooung ne . to any hoaest work, and peg away in swift at this point and Mr. Thomas; most important matter at the Colum- also to move the mill from llace to .......... S as, however, outpointed and the patience and hope. But they were was carried away before any one real-bia river meti'opolis, where the shift- place. trequenuy to lack up ms omce ann result of the race was in doubt up to watchful and alert, and knew when to lzed his danger. Mr. ',-omas was ing sands of the river require constant E [ . to on 0000to,00oo att00n00on to 'B! . tient. The medical Journals of Phlla- [ sed time was'. Tecumseh, 2'27"25;.. .1 iron .of opportunity. .,| company, his parents reside at North t channellhe tater fortne whichCmmerCea namer tnehasPOrt.not } atlivesUOwen,on Tuesday" nlrteen men mat uer m! delphla are disposed to crltlcise the Trident, 2:28:47. , Mn of this mold and this training YaMma. g, . ''';,,   ; ': !' 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