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V"'" ' N BIIATTLEBOKQ, VERMONT, TKUltSDAY EVENING. AUGUST 3, 1916. ' VStr nrilTOnill llin IciTiTATinxT ia 1 - 1 lL. WXmSm VBRV TI.KEATENN(7 UAStlVlhN PATS SAFE OUT AT SEA Disappeared Under Water a Mile Off the Coast at 9 O'Clock Last Niffht DASHED PAST CAPES AT VERY HIGHSPEED So Far as Known She Was Unobserved by Allied Warships Tatrol Guarding Cape.; Against Her Escape Seen by U. S. Destroyer. Nl;n,K, V(i AiiKust Somen here nit in tlx- Atl.intic t-'il.iy the 1 iii.i 11 mer i limit miiI, m, ii in.. I Ii iiIhi lil.in.l iU,, iillii-d Warships nilr believed to be pi.i.MTI- hide Hill' Wll AH t llllllrl ) M ,l t )! 1 1, 1 1 1 ' - wild alter i.isfiii .,nt n' the N il jjima i.ipcs l.iNt niL'til. The I ) iit lil.iml miIhiici p'd a mile ntf I Ik- coast slinilU ( .. 1 1 i !l ii'iluck ami su tin mm known Inn' u.i-i unolimTvt'd ly the allied wnislnp I'.ilinl Hauling (lie capes MJi linHt In I t ii ape. Kittlito'ii null's up tlic ( hesapeake bay Hi the (i..s,m' n the ('Id Point ami Cape Ihntv i li.iiiiirli, tlH' Niibmai itie U'jjan to K.itliri ;-( I and kooi wan linityilii; to w.inl III.- Atlantic, with 1 1 1 a sli-ht le ln .Ittci icacliinx tlic rapes. She dashed into the nea ami Hiihiiict j;cd. Only one waistiip. a Cfllted State torpedo boat de Ht i i ft . war hitditcd I iy the nubiiieiMiblc in hei entire trip 1'roin Halt nnm e. ALL GERMAN ATTACKS REPULSED BY FRENCH Notth of River Somnie and on the Eight Eank of tho Mcuso Teutons Wero Driven Back. l'.UMS, August .'!.- North of the river Somine ncveral German attempts la.t tnnht a'itinit the Klein h position on Moii lli II farm weir lep.il.ied. it Was othcially announced li the I'icihIi war depai t mciit tht iiftciiiuiin 'I he French troops ot naltied their new posit ions between Monaeii larm ami the Hem woods. Smith of the Snmme a G. -iiiiin iintei- attack south ..!' Kstrce-, failed. S. vital Cetiii.iti counter attacks oil the Illinium taken by the I'letnh Ms teulay on the liht hank of the liver Mense, the statement adds, were every where stoppeil hy the screen of infantry hie. In this n'smn, wlmh is north of the foi tress of Verdun, the French made Hiil'ntantial im; ,, the south of Fleiiry. Since tlic hist m' August the I'tcm-h have raptuied 1 , 1 K Germans on tins hank. THE WEATHER. Trobably Showers Tonight and Friday. Moderate West Winds. WASHINGTON, August '::. The weather t'orecist : I'robublv showers tonijjlit mi l Friday. Moderate west winds'. First Baptist Church Kpv. Guv ('. I, a m ion will occupy the 1'itlpit in the F'irst Baptist church' Sun day morning, Aug. t!, Stindav, August (J. ;,.v. and Mm. Geotue .1 (ieis will speak ill the evening seiviee. Mr. and Mrs. Geis went to M.vitkyina, in I'.uitiia, in lk!l and have done a wold.-, !i, -oik inimi the Kach ,iiw, one ot the hill 1 1 dies. They have a very inteiest nu; s,,, v t,t (,, Centre Congregational Church Friday. T.:'.' p. m. Midweek meeting ff the church. Subject, The Slaves of Heedlessness. Matt. 'J."i: 1 : In Odd Fellows' Temple Thursday, An:. T.l'.u p. m. !,.?. lilar meeting of Oasi Kip .itnpment. Chautauqua Chimes of Normandy TONIGHT at 7.30 Full Cast, Chorus and Orchestra Closing Entertainment In the ft Course ADMISSION 75c Heads of Traction Companies in New York Opposed to Granting De mands of Employes. N FAN YORK, August 3.-Despite efforts of Mayor Mitchcl ami the public service commission to prevent a general utrike on all the transit lines of this city the dangci l'f a tie up is regarded today as imminent II l . i ....... ne.His or i ne various iiaciion companies :uc reported to he united in a decision t refuse to tant the demands of the leadei ot the stieet lailway mens union for rec ognition and iiu-reitsed pay. M-.U August A strike of stieet railway employes, tying up every surface line in Manhattan, the l'.ronx and Oueeiis county seemed inevitable today. I lie leaders of the union recently organ ized aiiioiii: the emiiloves todai- !..!. v,...., I m ultiinatiim to the railway companies Kivniit them until A p. m. tomorrow to mailt their demands and efforts todav hv Mavot Mitchcl to In ini; aliout ailiitiation failed The mayor today had conferences with the heads of the New Voik Street "Hailway company and the New York and '.mills Pail way company respectively, to gether with the union leaders, and neither side would yield on the main point at is sue, the r:j;ht of the employes to join the union. If the stiike occurs it. will involve l.."'Oli employes, tie up lines with 2L'' miles of track, operatirii; '2imi cats and cany inn :i-'!i,HMl,ll(H) passengers a year. This is in addition to the Third Avenue system on which strikes have already part ly tied up the Pronx and several routes in Manhattan. READY TO RATIFY SALE OF ISLANDS Danish Kigsdag Trobably Will Accept the Offer Made by the United States. COPKXIIAOKV. August M It is re garded as piohahle that the Pigsijajr will accept the offer of the I'ntted States to purchase the Danish West Indies in spite I' opposition from several quarters, includ ing the Socialists, who demand that Ne j;tocs in the islands get the vote immedi ately. 'I he offer for the islands is 2.VMtViu and the cession of all American rights in Greenland, in Denmark. A condition of the offer is that all existing Danish busi ness interests in the Danish NVcst Indies will he conserved. I.ONDGX, August .".Advices from Co penhagen say that the newspaper Pohti krn, in spite of a general disposition on the puit of the press to treat the sale of the West Indies islands guardedly, asserts that a secret session will be held by the Pigsd.ig on Fiiday. when the government will answer questions on the subject. Another newspaper, the Koebuhavn. slatted a campaign against the sale of islands. Danish olficials ate reticent aie censoring messages relating to the has the and vile. ANOTHER AIRSHIP RAID. Six Ships Dropped Bombs on England One Zeppelin Damaged. LONDON, August 3. Six German airships took part in the raid on the astern counties of England this morn ing, according to an official annouiice .nctit issued this afternoon, which .says that Si) bombs are reported to have been dropped. Nine horses were killed a id thief were injured, the statement adds. The "L-H" one of the Zeppelins which Hew along the Dutch coast, was apparently damage,!. Her motors were working badly. The Dutch coat guard fired on her and they believe that tdie was hit. ' LONDON. August The Zeppelin airships which raided the eastern and southeastern counties of Knglan this morning had a warm reception from anti-aircraft guns, according to ob servers in the coast towns near which the airships passed. One of them ap parently was hit, as. on the last raid, she beinw seen in a badly damaged con dition and Hying low over the water. One Zeppelin which crossed Dutch ter ritory also was fired on by Dutch gun ners but was not hit. FLAGS NET $150 FOR COMPANY I Sale Conducted by Young Women Under Auspices of Board of Trade Tinal Footings Not Made. So far the sale there has been turned in from f of the celluloid flairs benefit of the treasury of Cotnnanv I iu 1 ne . N. ( , a total of $loo. Several young women who had Hags for sale have not made their returns vet, but alter the expense of the flags is de ducted it is expected that the sale will net more than $ir0 for the boys. The saie was rotiiiurted under the of the board of trade. auspices PRESIDENT INTERESTED. Anxious to Avert the Strike of 400,- 000 Railroad Employes. NVASHINGTON, August IS. Williams '' chambers, commissioner of the fed eral board of mediation and concilia tion, was called in by President NVil Kini today in connection with the threatened strike of 41)0,001) employes "f the railroads of the country, the i resuieiu is anxious to got all the formation possible on the situation m in in- onier to intervene if a strike evitable. seems DEATH PENALTY Former Knight, Convicted of High Treason, Hanged This Morning WENT TO HIS DEATH WITH A CALM COURAGE His Last Words Apart.from His Prayers Wero "I Die for My Country' 'Dead Nine Minutes After the Trap Was Sprung. LONDON. August S.-Koger Casement. former Kritish kniidit and c,,nu.,t uinged at 0 o'clock thifc morniniz in the Pent, mville jail tor hiirh treason Casement was convicted of consnirinir to cause an armed revolt in Ireland and with Having sought German aid to that end. The last words of the condemned man ipart from his prayers were, "1 die for mv coumiy. vasemcnt met his death eat ti with cum courage, accon id ' t.i ij eye witnesses. Immediately after the execution three nonces were liosleil ..n the in s,m ,1,.... 1 he Inst signed bv the nmter lw,.wr ... London, the governor of the prison ,! lather .Fames McCarrell, Casement's con- lessor, read: "Judgment of death was this day executed on linger David Case ment in Ins majesty's prison of Pcntonville in our luescnee." Father James McCarrell, who attended isement during the hanging, told a rep resentative ot the Associated press that the condemned man met his death conr. ageously. "Casement went to his .U-.tl, ke a brave and bold man." .iu Kuti.,,.. - ' 1HU1I1 McUtrell. "Just before the black can was adjusted he stood forward IhiI.IIv erect and said in a c!e:n- !!..;.. "Into thv hands. (I ,A l : ' -p . e'UllllU mv pint. Then still stamliniT nf hi ffl height he added, "Jesus, receive mv son I '" Ihe trap was sprung at one minute after o clock and Casement was limmvnn,...,! dead at 9.0ft. According to the cimtom in such cases Ilia IwhIv will 1. I ;.. - '. km in ime ii; the niisnn v.nl quid According to one news agency Casement iad high holies of beim; renrieved until the evening of his execution. He did not lade the fact that he expected his many powerful friends would obtain for him . tree pardon, because many of them exer cised in. little influence iu inilitical as well as literaiy circles. "As there was no sign of reprieve last night," this account says, "the condemned man became very morose and hardly spoke at all. He did, however, inquire atxuit the Zeppelin raids and asked if any Oermaii airships had reached Lmdon. Soon after wards he. became resigned to his fate and alter he had done a considerable amount of writing he retired to rest and slept soundly." At the inquest the governor of the pris on and the chief warden testified that death was instantaneous. Dt. Mander was asked by Solicitor Duffy whether there was any truth in the statement published that Casement had been insane in chains. He replied: "I saw no evidence of insan ity. He acted in a sane manner to the end." Poger Casement served the I'.ritish gov ernment with distinction for years as con sul ami consul general in African and South American ports, and for this service was knighted. He investigated the atroci ties perpetrated by rubber hunters upon natives in the Congo and South America, and he headed a commission which brought about reforms. He was in America when the war started, and issued a letter calling on Irish men to remain neutral. He went to Nor way, and thence to Berlin. Just before the outbreak of the Irish rebellion lOaster week a Oerinan steamship laden with arms went to the coast of Ireland, accom panied by a submarine, with Casement aboard. He was arrested soon after land fng. Charges were also made that while hn Oermanv he endeavored to have Irish men captured by the Cermans light against the Piitish. He was tried in June, found guilty of high treason and sentenced to death. King (ieorge issued an older revoking his hon ors. Casement made a stirring speech when sentence was passed upon him, deny ing that he had worked in Germany's in terests or that he had accepted German gold. Casement's friends urged in his behalf that years in the tropics had allected his mind. He was born Sept. 1, 1861. 0. J. PRATT STORE TO BE RE-OPENED SOON Leased to Huntress-Wood Company of Keene, N. H., Who Will Continue It as Drygoods Store. The vacant O. J. Pratt store, conducted as a drygoods store many years until tho building whs sold recently to the F. NY. AN oolworth Co., is to be opened again as a drygoods store. It has been leased to the Huntress-NYood company, the head of which is Frank A. Huntress of Keene V PH.. who is at the head of a chain of lrv. Jfoods fdorcs, and the work of putting it in 'readiness will be begun soon. NN'orkmen are getting the north store, formerly occu pied by Goodnow, Pearson & Hunt, ready for occupancy by the NYoohvorth Co. as a five and ten cent store. PARALYSIS REACHES HIGH-WATER MARK In the past 2i Hours 217 New Cases Reported to New York Health Department. NENV YORK August 3. The ep idemic of infantile paralysis reached the high mark today iu the number of new cases. The health department figures showed that 1217 developed during the 24 hours ending at 10 a. m. and that the death list for the same period was F5, two more than yesterday. Seventy-six were -stricken in Manhattan alone, where the epidemic now appears to be cen tered. TWELVE RECRUITS ARRIVE IN CAMP Mock Court-Martial Held and Three Prisoners Sentenced Band and Infantry Parade. (Special to The Keformer.) CAMP GOVElLNOli GATES, Aug. 1. Here' is a little more of interest con cerning yesterday's hike. It would have done the people of Brattleboro good to have seen them for they were wet and covered with sand up to the armpits, having crossed a river on the way buck. For all that they were a happy bunch, singing and laughing as they marched. Twelve more recruits arrived in camp last night from all over the state wheru recruiting stations have been opened. More are expected every day. This morning after drill the boys formed a cirele and held a mock court martial, sentencing three prisoners to run a 'JOO-foot gauntlet. After we had formed in double file they started, and maybe they didn't get it. Then we all took a chance, including sergeants, un til we all had taken our "medicine." The Battle Cry of Peace, that great photoplay which is being shown at the Strong theatre four days, was the cause of a parade, composed of the 1st Vermont Infantry band followed by o of the Infantry boys, who were fol lowed by the same number of regulars from the post. They were applauded all along the line of march. Arriving at the IStrong theatre a concert was given, lasting for a half hour, after which they were the guests of the man agement. Captain Hyhui,! was in com mand with Lieut. Sheldon as second in co.nmaiid. The machine gun troop were out on the range this morning for target prac tice which lasted a couple of hours. Sergeant Marshall was in -command. AVERY BOY BACK IN MASSACHUSETTS Two Companions Who Left Him on Railroad Track Gave Themselves Up and Went Back With Him. Kit-hard Avery, the boy who was found asleep on the tracks of the Bos ton & Maine railroad north of the West Kiver bridge last week and was turned oer by the police to the care of Miss Mathews, superintendent of the Mel rose, hospital, has been taken back to Hinsdale, Mass., by a representative of the Massachusetts societv in wlwv.n ,.ir. he had been placed. The boy was will ing to return, but was sorry to be forced to abandon the fishing excur sions he had been enjoying in NYest Brattleboro. The two older boys, with whom he ran away and who abandoned him on the railroad when he could not keep up with them longer, gave themselves up in Charlestown, N. 11., when thev found the town was not Charlestown", Mass. They were in the care of the young woman who came here to get Averv. As they all came from the same town she took them all back with her. AIIER HURT WHEN GUN EXPLODED Brattleboro Boy Injured on Rifle Range in Arizona, Part of Thumb Blown Off Went to Hospital. Joseph Aher of Company 1), First Con necticut Infantry, stationed at 'i Atiz., lost all of the flesh and part of the bone of his left hand when a gun exploded in his hand while on the ritle ran ire Julv ."11. A nart of the thumb, at least mikI be amputated. The accident was due to a detective bane.- Ihe nun lew into many pieces, one of them slightly wound ing a sergeant. Abel's home is in Brattleboro, and he was employed in the store of II. P. NYell man & Co. lief ore going to Bristol, Conn., to take employment. lie is a recruit of the company. He showed remarkable courage while his wound was beintr iriven irst aid treatment and waved his hand cheerfully on the way to the hospital. HELD FOR ROBBING BANK. Charles Shea Charged With Theft from Landlady in Manchester. MANCHESTER, Aug. 3. A young man who gave his name as Charles Shea, and address as Springfield, Mass., was arrested yesterday at the Manchester lanway sranou on complaint mat ne tiad broken into a bank and stolen $58 from his boarding mistress, Mrs. Ida Boland of East Dorset. This sum of money was found on the man and he was brought before a just ice where he pleaded guilty. He was committed to jail at Bennington under $500 bail to await the action of the higher court. DR. HILLIS TELLS ROMANTIC STORY Cites Lives of Successful Americans to Chautau qua Audience LARGE CROWD HEARS DISTINGUISHED MAN Prediction that 20th Century Will Be Marked by Its Advance in Commer cial Chemistry Hayes Trio Gives Delightful Program. To the list of distinguished men and lecturers who have visited Brattleboro is now added Rev. Dr Xeweii n Hillis, pastor of Plymouth Congrega tional church, Brooklyn, a noted preach er, author and public speaker, who last evening addressed one of the largest audiences of Chautauoun week t)r Hillis, whose church numbers L',450 members and whose church fa.mil v em. braces 7,500 persons, has snoken'from lie :utli i,uu"t i'ljumiii on ,oUU nights, in every state in the Union except Ne va' i a. i ue itomance and Heroism of Self- Made Men and Women in America wns the subject of his address, and the speaker inspired and uplifted his au dience with a recounting of individual successes and achievements in bnsi finance, invention, religion. literature and various other denartmpnts of tin. man endeavor, weaving the facts to gether in a manner that made his story indeed one of romance and heroism. It is not given to everyone to become great. The wealth of the nation is in the occasion genius which God gives us. And yet the nation has ever been un grateful to those to whom it has been most indebted. Au instance of this is found in the case of John Fitch, a na tive of South Windsor, Conn., who in vented the steamboat, but who finallv became a wanderer and committed sui cide, while the credit for inventing the steamboat has been given to Robert Pulton and the spot where Fitch was born has been marked by a little stone costing but a few- dollars. Eli Whitney, inventor of the cotton i gin, was denied a patent for his inven tion by reason of a trumped-up storv on the part of those who did not wish to get the benefits of the machine. Vindictive in spirit, he came north and invented a rifle, which was used against the South in the great conflict. Alexander Hamilton was cited as another instance of th assertion that the fathers kill the prophets. Among tho captains of finance were mentioned Henry Ford, whose income nsji railroad engineer 10 yars ago was 17.50 a week, while it is now $100,000 a week. Will Sears conceived the idea of selling watches to railroad men through correspondence and not long ago, a little time before his death, sold a controlling interest in Sears, Roebuck & Co.. for $40,000,000. Charles E. Hughes, one of the nomi nees for president of the United Stab's, declined an offer from the New York Central railroad to become its general counsel at $50,000 a year and accepted an appointment to the supreme court at a salary not so large by $.1:2.700. Charles Coodyear added 10 years to the average life of the people of to day by the discovery of a method of making india rubber durable in all temperatures. The accomplishments of Thomas A. Edison and others were told in an interesting way. The speaker asserted that innumer able chances for success were still open and emphasized the fact that suc ress is not necessarily related to prop erty. While the 19th century was a century of steam and electricity, the speaker believed that the 20th cen tury would be distinguished by the advances in commercial chemistry. Silk already is being made from saw dust and precious stones from a va riety of common materials. Dr. Hillis appealed to the young men and women to discover their strongest gifts and to be faithful to them, and in closing he urged the younger gener ation to the task of wiping out every saloon in the country and eliminating the tenemeut house system, which he believed Would be of great benefit to mankind. In the afternoon E. L. Ingalls, state superintendent of Boys' and Girls' club work, gave an instructive talk on the work of these clubs and the co-operation between nation, state and lo cal officials to produce the best re sults. It was much the same address that he has given here before smaller audiences on two or three different oc casions. . Dr. Huelster gave his lecture on Self Discovery, in which he deplored the lack of vocational training in the mod ern schools and Pointed out that wait ing until a child has graduated from the high school or college to determine their bent in life is wasted time. In- clA.ifl rxf f .. ! . - 1 ! 1 . . I'""" i" o'lvniij a ciniu to raKe some ;eeneral course in school in which there is litHe or nothin that anneals to that child's desires he. arjrued that they should be trained in the direction of their natural abilities even if these are a disappointment to fond parents. At both afternoon and evening per formances a concert was given by the Hayes trio of colored musicians, thor- (Continued on Page 6.) SENATOR N. L. DIVOLL AGAIN A CANDIDATE Rockingham Man Announcos That He Will Seek Nomination In the Primaries Sept. 12. (Special to The Reformer.) BELLONVS FALLS, August att L. Divoll of Rockingham, 3. who made an excellent record as from Windham county in the senator general assenuuy m iji,j announced today iiiai ne would tie a candidate to sue uiiusi-ii aii.i wouiu scck tne noun nation in the primaries to be held jcjnLjiuvr x-. in j.uu-3 Air. uivoil was tne representative from the town of Rockingham. He is a widely known tanner and has been active in public aiuiirs ror years. John II. "Ware of Townshend veteran ot both branches of the legisl ature, is also a candidate rrom the northern district of Windham count v In the southern district the candidacies of Hcrmon E. Eddv, lawver, of Brattle boro, and Frank A. DeWitt, banker, of Aewlane are announced. Under the present law the candidate securing the largest number of votes are nominated, so that it will be possi ble to have two senators from s single district. Under the former law- one candidate was nominated from each district. THINKS SENTENCE NOT JUSTIFIED , . unnas Tninks Penalty in Boyd Case Does Not Come Within Judicial Custom of the Past. Editor of The Reformer: tn tne light ot many plainly recalled local disturbances of the jieace for which ..... .... ...tuht in iMiuiMiiiiciu irom tnose in authority was meted out, it occurs to a jrreat many good citizens of the town and county that the sentence imposed on Harry M. Boyd was hardly justified bv ....f ;...);..:.. t . juunmi cusiuiu. Mr. jjoyu comes irom a most estimable family; but unfor tunately has been indiscreet (like mam- others) within the borders of the Con necticut valley, without having committed a serious crime. Several past midnight orgies are recalled where the offenders in these wild revelries were not even ques tioned as to their dissolute conduct. Jus- a. 1 if- . . . me ana lairness are inseparably connect ed; but many who are chosen to dispense the article called justice too often forget the direction in which thev are pjing ROLLIN S. CIIILDS. Brattleboro, August 3. MRS. DUNKLEE FALLS AND FRACTURES HIP Was Attempting to Prevent Child from Falling on Walk in West Brat tleboro and Turned Ankle. Mrs. Mary E. Dunklee, mother of Charles 11. Dunklee, fell yesterday on Ihe walk at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hcrvcy C. Harris in NN'est Brattleboro, where she boards, and broke her right hip bone. Dt. Fremont Hamilton was sum moned and she was taken in the ambu lance to the Memorial hospital, where an X-ray photograph was taken. Dr. George R. Anderson reduced the fracture. Mrs. Dunklee is as comfortable as could be ex pected today. At the time of the accident -Mrs. Uunklee was attempting to prevent a cniiu irom hilling and turned he ankle, ,mm,ls "e r 10 lau. Mie was planning to go this week to Teak Island, Me., to visit her daughters, Mrs. John M. Phelan of Brooklyn and Miss Laura Dunklee of Mt. Holvoke. DIKE APPOINTED TO DEAN FACULTY Former Brattleboro Twin State Baseball Player Also Will be Assistant to Coach Sullivan. Donald Dike, Brattleboro bv who is well known in reason of his bavins? been a member two seasons of the Brat tleboro team of tho Twin State league, has been appointed a member of the Dean academy faculty at Franklin, Mass., and assistant coach of the base ball, football and basketball teams of that institution. The head coach is Daniel Sullivan, manager two seasons of the Keene team of the Twin State league. Dike captained the Melrose high baseball team in 1010 and was a member of the Brown university tcani in 1!12, 1014 and 1015. This sum mer he is playing the outfield and pitching for the Hyannis nine and Sundays plays in the outfield for the Trojans of Newport, R. I. HOLBROOK HOME WITH BIG CONTRACT Has Orders for 190,000 Tons of Steel Rails for Completion of Kola Petrograd Railway. i American merchant nrinces hav Tw. returned from Russia, on the Norwegian American liner Bergansfjord with pockets full of big Russian contracts that will keep American factories working for many inontlw, says the New York Ameri can of today. Frederick Holbrook, of Holbrook, Cabot & Rollins, continues the American, an nounces he has orders for 190t00 tons of steel rails, necessary for the completion of the Kola-Petroirrad Ition of which has been left in the hands lof American engineers. BARBER AND TOWN FATHERS AGREE Each Party to Pay Half of Cost of Building Re taining Wall. BUILDING TO BE FINISHED BY JAN. 1 Materials Rising Rapidly in Price, but Bids Are Expected to Be Somewhere Near Architect's Estimate Street to Be Graded. Attorney General Herbert G. Bar ber is confident that the bids for the construction of his new business build ing on Main street, which are to bo opened Saturday, will come within the estimate that has been made of thi probable cost. Althoush the cost of building materials 'has risen in lea:a anl bounds in the last few months the esumates ot the architect on tho cost oi the iniilding have been made so re- cently that it is thought the estimates u.v tne contractors -wil nnt exceed his. The contract will call for thn pom. pletion of the entire building by Jan uary 1, 1017, which means that n-Hk the award of the contract it will be necessary to push the work of building as rapidly as possible. Lnless tho contract should not b awarded now- the selectmen will be re lieved of their troubles about the Main street retaininar wall aloncr thn front of the pronertv of Mr T-tarKo- They have hesitated about undertak ing the grading and straightening of -uain street at that point because of the expense of the retaining wall. They have a verbal agreement with f Barber that when he build3 on the" property the town and Mr. Barber each will pay half the cost of the construction of the wall, which would serve the joint purposes of a retaining wall for the street and a foundation wall for the front of the. building. With the assurance that Mr. Barber in- nds to build this summer and fall tho selectmen will bo ennhlivl to miv. start on the Main street work with the knowled f?e tllflt. OllP-linlf nf ihn heavy expend of the wall is to bf met by Mr. Barber, thereby saving the town considerable expense. On Flat street, where the town is en gaged in laying sidewalks and lire- paring to pave the widened street. Contractor D. T. Perry's men are lay ing a wall alons the end of the Barber property to hold the inside curbing of the sidewalk. Mr. Barber rhv tlmt a lelay of a few weeks on tknt i.nrtinlnr it of work would have enabled the town to use his south foundation wall instead of being forced to build one. BRITISH ARE GAINING. Consolidating Ground and Opening Com munication of Trenches. LONDON, August 3. "During the night we continued the work of consolidating the ground wdiirh we had gained and in opening ur communica tion trenches" says the British official statement issued today. "Our guns were active and the enemy's artillery retaliated briskly during the evening along our front' from Maltz farm to I.ongiieval, also on the woods of Mametz, Frieourt and Becourt and the village of Pozieres. MARK-DOWN SALE OP Men's and Young Men's Summsr Suits Straw Hats Odd Pants Beyond any question of doubt, this is the season's most impor tant Quality-Getting, Money-Saving, Good-Clothes Event. ThiB is an opportunity to make a legiti mate saving of real money you can't afford to overlook. SUITS $8.50, $10, $12.50, $13.50 and $16.50 E. E. PERRY & CO. Always Reliable.