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nrilTOnill llin IciTiTATinxT ia 1 - 1 lL.
Disappeared Under Water a
Mile Off the Coast at 9
O'Clock Last Niffht
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.
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.
Trobably Showers Tonight and Friday.
Moderate West Winds.
WASHINGTON, August '::. The
weather t'orecist : I'robublv showers
tonijjlit mi l Friday. Moderate west
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.
Chimes of
at 7.30
Full Cast, Chorus and
Closing Entertainment In the
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
Danish Kigsdag Trobably Will Accept
the Offer Made by the United
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
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.
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
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.
Anxious to Avert the Strike of
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
in in-
onier to intervene if a strike
Former Knight, Convicted
of High Treason, Hanged
This Morning
His Last Words Apart.from His Prayers
Wero "I Die for My Country' 'Dead
Nine Minutes After the Trap Was
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
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
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
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
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
Casement's friends urged in his behalf
that years in the tropics had allected his
mind. He was born Sept. 1, 1861.
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.
In the past 2i Hours 217 New Cases
Reported to New York Health
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
Mock Court-Martial Held and Three
Prisoners Sentenced Band and
Infantry Parade.
(Special to The Keformer.)
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Cites Lives of Successful
Americans to Chautau
qua Audience
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
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.)
Rockingham Man Announcos That He
Will Seek Nomination In the
Primaries Sept. 12.
(Special to The Reformer.)
att L. Divoll of Rockingham,
made an excellent record as
from Windham county in the
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.
, . 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
Brattleboro, August 3.
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
cniiu irom hilling and turned he
,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.
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.
Orders for 190,000 Tons of Steel
Rails for Completion of Kola
Petrograd Railway.
i American merchant nrinces hav
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.
Each Party to Pay Half of
Cost of Building Re
taining Wall.
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
oi the iniilding have been made
so re-
cently that it is thought the
u.v tne contractors -wil nnt
exceed his.
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.
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.
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