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V.ews Showing the Early Stages of this Work, Now Well Under Way-.Preliminary Work Has Pro
grassed So Far that Rapid Progress Is Being Made on the Dam Itself-One Section of the Coffer
dam in the Mam Channel of the River Will Soon Be Completed
olographic views herewith show
Minis of the icnl construction
i tin- t'onnectleut river dam. As
1 t wiTk the ftlb woik for the
..in Ins been begun and during
wiik this has been rapidly nil
,1 The llrst illustration Is from
,, u Hampshire aide looking townni
i hi' buildings erected on the Ver
- ii for wotl; shops, storage, and
-. and shows the llrst section of
i' uiidi-r construction on the New
-in shore. The water hero Is
1 1 f. . I deep. This section of the
- now been completed nnd sunk
bottom nnd n derrick and holst
iii" will non be elected upon it
n. Hum' the largo timbers, stone and
r. nulred In the work nt this
xt section of the crib, now under
. st. nds across the main channel to
IliMliiiK down to the point where thev
The second lllustiatlon Is looking
toward the New Hampshire side, wheie
most of the work has thus far been done.
At the left Is the footbildgo built sev
eral weeks ago. consisting of two sup
potting i allies, securely guyed, on which
a board walk and railings have been
built. As the (uniters nt the men are
on the Veimont side the whole force
of workmen must pass over this bridge
in going to and from their work.
The extension of tht, ,iam on the New
Hampshire sldii necessitates the icmovnl
of a large iiiantlty of enrth, but fortu
nately such icmovnl uncovers the verv
materials In the way of rock, gravel and
sand that nie necessary in the masonry
and coiiciete woik upon the dam. The
and adjoining the dam on the New
Hampshire side constat of a rocky slope
Impiessed with the fact that apparatus
and tools constantly nnlvlng are all new.
in fact about the only old apparatus that
will be sent here are the derricks. It Is
found Hint the engines, boilers, pumps,
drills, etc., ami the small tools are so
much worn during any large engineering
woik that it is cheaper to dispose of them
and buy new for the next Job thnn to
try to put them In order for future work.
The stone ci usher plant, with elevator
and screen, now being erected, Is of largo
capacity and will oon be In operation.
The conciete will be made In two largo
cement mixers aliendy on the ground.
Steam for the various engines, rock drills,
pumps for draining the cofferdnm and
for sluicing, etc., Ia to be supplied by
portable bolleis set up at convenient
points, from which long pipe llniM will bo
run to the different apparatus. I'art of
the preliminary work under way Is the
VIEW LOOKING TOWARDS THE VERMONT SIDE
u ng the approximate location of the dam as Indicated bv f . b, ,. k 11m This t.,k. J..K II ,,N .ms ti,0 be
ginning of the construction of the ilrst crib and marks the itr-t . . st. ... .1 .., w..rk In .,.,. tin!, wit., the dam itseff
t .' M. ks projecting above the surface of
tv water and will be finished In a shoit
tir.ie The deepest point In the main
. .ami is from 1G to IS feet below mean
it' r level and the crib has to lie
weighted and sunk so as to, test on the
bottom of the river. The upper side of
tl.e . rib will then be covered with heavy
pi iiks, forming a dam to prevent the
flow .f water through the main channel
"f tie stream and permit the beginning
of t!i. work upon the New Hampshire
sit. .f the permanent dam. To hold back
til. immense volume of water it Is nee-cs-.r
to build the crib of the heaviest
t.ml" rs obtainable, making a massive log
in.' work some 33 feet wide and the full
d'rb i.f the river. The timber Is cut
oi, ti.e various farms acquired by the
' ' .1... tl. ut Itlver I'uuer company, drawn
to t'.c ilver. nnd floated down.
I lam Is to be built south of this
cri. i to the left In the tlrst vlewi np
pr xumt(l on the line drawn across the
m.i m the photograph. Just below the
b'-'tiUirs projecting above the wnter. After
i stable length of this Hist crib Is
of si veral n r. s. a portion of which. Is
a little higher than the probable level' of
the water after the dam Is compli ie'1.
The removal of the tock, however, will
bring mot of this under water, thus
widening the channel leading to the ex-ten.-lon
of the dam on the New Hamp
Hack of this rock foimatlon Is a high
bluff, clearly visible In the second illus
tration. This bluff Is the edge of a large
stretch of level land In ...e bend of the
river, which Is a feature of the well
known IliggiiM faun In Hinsdale. The
bluff is of sand and gravel formation
covered with loam. A roadbed has been
built around its easterly and southern
sides on which a narrow gauge track Is
now being laid for tin' removal of the
loam from the bluff to a point wheie it
will not nhstnVt npeiatlons. Thl-i bluff
was formerly wooded, but the timber has
been cut off nnd the easterly end of It
will be cut nwny to supply the gravel
needed for concrete as well as to make
room for the extension or the dam.
Visitors to the jlte of the dam nre
laving of the steam and wnter piping for
tlie iMiilers. In removing the earth from
the rocky slope lire hov and nozzles nre
used to some extent, but the most ef
fective work U accomplished by pumping
a six-inch stienm of water to the place
where the enreh Is to be removed. The
water discharges on the stnface and .flows
back to the river eairying back dirt that
Is shoveled Into It. .Such a stream will
carry away .Hit shoveled by a dozen or
About 13."i men, of whom CO are Italians,
are now nt work at the dam, besides those
engaged elsewhere In logging nnd team
ing, and this number will be largely In
creased In the near future The buildings
alread elected aie a sawmill, which is
tiist in Importance. a it produces the
lumber for the buildings, planking for
the cofferdam, etc.; the sleeping, ontlng
and supples departments for the me
chanics and for the Italians; storage for
cement: blacksmith shop: pipe-fitters'
shop, otllce building and powder house.
The site of the dam Is now a veritable
city In Itself, and a busy one.
VIEW LOOKING TOWARDS NEW HAMPSHIRE SIDE
re most of the work upon the site of the dam Is In progress. The rocky shore and the high bluff beyond are to be
largely cut away to .supply rock, gravel and sand for construction work. Footbridge nt the left.
fm,..-.., a a second one will be built below
t: line of the dam, which will also be
co. r red with plank on one side. The
w ' cribs will then constitute two sides
. cofferdam from which the water
wi". be pumped. Tho construction of the
dim will then be begun in the dry en
I '-ure made by the cofferdam. It will
b' of stone and concrete and It U ex
I"' ' t. d that llttlo earth will have to bo
r' i oved to secure a foundation for the
m.onry, because tho current is so swift
re that the rock bottom of the river
exposed for nearly the whole distance
As xrovlously announced the power
r.ae will occupy that portion of the
ri im extending across the channel on tho
Vermont side, nnd when completed no
water will flow through this channel cx
''tpt what passes through the wheel
i'itej. This arrangement of the power
h '".e materially reduces tho width of
the river current at this point, and In
order to securo a sufficient width of spill
' iy to take care of the current In periods
' f high wnter the dam Is to be ex-
rdcd over onto tho lain! on the New
Hampshire side for a distance of 300 feet.
The construction of the cofferdam was
J1-Run on the New Hampsi..re side first
lPfause of tho greater depth of ehan
r'j in thnt side. If the Vermont chan
' i! were dammed first it would materially
mermse the already great depth of tho
Hampshire side and add considerably
the expense and difficulty of building
1 nib heavy and wide enough to sustain
the pressure of tho water. The upper
r,h, niSOi 3 being constructed before
're lower one, so that when the lower
'r'b is built tho work can ho done in
ull water The logs for the lower crib
then have to bo handled by derrick,
finie the upper crib will prevent their
CHURCH AND FRATERNITY.
Tho Unitarian church Is closed for the
usual summer vacation. Services will be
resumed the first Sundny In September.
Atjventlst Christian church, Cottage
street, Estoyvllle. Rev. II. A. Sweet of
Littleton, N, II,, will preach at 3 and 7
I'niversallst church, Uev. D. E. Trout,
pastor. Morning worship at 10,30 a, m.,
with sermon by tho pastor, Sunday
school at 11.40 a. m. All are welcome.
Centre Congregational church, Rev,
II. R. Miles, pastor. Morning service at
10.30. The pastor will preach upon "The
True Freeman." Sundny school at 11.45.
Union service on the common at 5 p. m.,
addressed by Mr. Trout.
Flrpt Baptist church, Rov. George R.
Lawson, minister. Sunday morning ser
vice at 10.30, sermon by Rev. W. M.
Walker, D. D .of Philadelphia. Bible
school, 12 m. Union open-air service on
the common at 5 p. m.
St. Michael's Episcopal church. Rev.
Enoch M. Thompson In charge. Sunday
services: 7.30. holy communion; 10.30,
morning service nnd sermon! 7.30 p. m.,
evensong nnd sermon. Week days, Wed
nesday and Fridays, 9.30 a. m.; Fridays,
7.30 p. m. All are welcome.
The Old Rocklnrjham Church.
A rededlcatlon of the old church nt
Rockingham will bo hold at tho church
Aug. 15. There will be a basket picnic
at noon, coffee to be furnished by citizens
of Rockingham. At 1.30 p. m., a program
nrranged by N. L. DIvoll will bo taken
up. Congressman Klttredge Ilasklns will
give the principal address and short
speeches will be made by citizens,
A Delightful Musical Absurdity.
"Tho Toymakors" is full of clean, bright
humor thnt, Is wholesomo as well ns re
freshing In theso days of dull wit and
Jokes that so bore an audience. Tho au
thor wrote "Qulncy Adams Sawyer"
which had such a vogue as a book and
on the stage, and "The Toymakcra" his
latest book and play, has attracted crowd
ed houses on nccount of Its sparkling wit,
its keenly humorous situations and its
bright, new songs that nre all catchy
nnd musical. The Urattlcboro date Is
Wednesday, Aug. 14.
George H. Danyew
Will open a barber shop Monday In the
room formerly occupied by C, W. Saw
yer as a Jewelry store.
Hall's Restaurant will serve Ice cream
and cake Sunday and Sunday evening.
Sew tie si Th8 Kind You Have Always Bought
TL. IMJ l -
Bem the The Kind You (lavs Always Bought
Ben tie Ttia Kind You Hava Always Bought
Unusual Hot Weather Slioc Sale At
. tracts Many Customers at Dunham
For tho past few weeks Dunham
IJrotliors' stoic hn been a centre of in
terest to every person In Urnttloboro or
within shopping dlstanco of Urattlcboro,
After the Fourth of July thero Is ordl
nnrlly a decided slump In tho rotnll de
partment, doubtless due to tho vacation
season nnd the fact that most people
will not buy any merchandise in hot
weather If they can avoid It. This month
Dunham Hrothers determined to make
prices on summer shoos for tho few
weeks following the Fourth, before the
fall season opens, thnt would not only
ensure enough business to keep the
clerks, busy, but nlso dlsposo of every
rem'nnnt of summer stock, Including ac
cumulations of odds nnd ends of past
seasons. That they have been eminently
successful In this move Is evidenced by
the fact that there has not licon a dull
minute In the store this month.
That their methods nre nppreclated by
tho purchasing public Is proved by the In
crease of sales In this department over
a year ago. That prices mnde on these
goods nre unusual Is apparent from tho
fact that a great mnny pairs of the
shoes thnt aie being retailed at cut prices
cou d bo sold at the same prices to other
dealers to bo sold again. By placing
them In this sale the labor of handling
them Is trnnsfcried rrom tho shipping de
partment to the retail department, and
the consumer i-nl llm 1,nnn
.. A. - - ui a. ueni-
er s discounts.
i . .w ? mlm,,er f shoes were put
into this snlo in the beginning, thnt. nl-
tllOUCh It linj l,nin trnln.. ..
weeks with great results, yet there re-
" " nearly every line an, almost com
plete assortment of itvln. .i i
siiles, there are mlil,1 ..... ....
pairs to replace those which are sold, as
hey wll try and close out every odd
pair and biokeii line In their establish
ment The sale will continue for some days,
find the attention nf renders of this paper
Is dlterted to a few of the special bar
gains In the hope that you may bo Inter
ested enough to look at the shoes Dun-I-'nTo
I'rtl'crs"re fonfldent that you
will find something you want if you do
The remarkable favor which mef the
announcement of the sale of drummers'
samples of white Canvas Oxfords for
women at 50 cents was surprising All
Inquiries for these goods have a!mot In
variably resulted in a sale, showing that
their slightly soiled condition was re
garded as damaging the shoes verv little
n.ismuch ns they can be readily cleaned'
There are still a numlwr of desirable
pairs of these loft. There are other
white ranvas Ovfords for women, per
fect goods, clean nnd fresh, In large nuan
tlty and great variety, at T9 and cents
The fl no and J 1.30 Women's Oxford at
W I. are an attractive jot. These are
all 1S0T goods, lwautlfullv finished, sivl
Ish ami finely mnde. not a thing the mat
ter with them except thnt the season Is
somewhat advanrmi nti.i r,,.,v.n. t ...
- k.u.1,,,,,,, illOlIl
ers prefer to sell them nt a sacrifice
rather than carry them over to 100s
There are n number of other stvles of
rd,nt Trices ranging from Jl 23 to
I2.ii. all good values.
Many of the odd lots have been ar
ranged in baskets, and marked at les
than the wholesale price. Special at
tention Is called to the children's and ln
rants White Oxfords and Slippers which
are offered at 39 and 49 rents. They are
als.o offering several different sales nt 59'
.9 and 9S cents. If you happen to find
the size you wnnt In any of these bas
kets you can secure a, good bargain
The men's lines nre equally attractive
and low priced. All their Men's Ilevwood
Oxfords. J4.00 . and J4.50 grades, all
leathers, tan nnd black. Including pa
tents at J3 47. Men's M CO nnd U 00 Ox
:r' sevornI broken lines and odd lots.
I ..' pevernl "tyles of J3 00 shoes. In
cluding a large numW of verv snappy
samples. J2.47. At J1.3! they are showing
values thnt look esperiallv good. Roth
Oxfords and high shoes, tan and blark
every pair easily worth -J2 50. Sperlai
values In Tnn and Illnek Oxfords. 1 59
Dunham Rrothers nre confident that
they are offering nt this time, one of the
grentest shoe-buying opportunities in tho
history of their business. The apparent
appreciation of the customers of the
store Indicates that thl confidence Is not
based on a false assumption Every read
er of this paper Is Invited to inspect any
or all of the goods mention' d, nt anv
Wednesday, August 14
A Feast of Laughter and Music
In their great musical absurdity,
THE TOY MAKERS
Hy Charles F. Pidgin
Dramatized from his VERY LATEST
HOOK of the same name, nnd also the
QUINCY ADAMS SAWYER
25 Original Numbers of Pretty Music
A Clever Company of Actors, Singers,
Dancers and Comedians
Our Special Scenery AN OLD ENG
LISH TOY SHOP.
150 Minutes of the laughter that cheers,
tho music that charms.
PRICES:35, 50, 75 &. $1.00
Sale opens Monday morning, Aug. 12,
at the box olllce.
A Thousand Families
To Live On Food Baked At
Notice to Poultry Raisers
Ship your Live Poultry to
MICHAEL LUX &. SON
Stand ppp. Cellar 3. Fanoull Hall Market.
Boston, Mass, Heturnsmadosame day poultry
arrives and no commission. Highest market
price paid. ltefcrcnces Woburn National
Iiank. Telephone 3rt-3 Woburn.
JOHN B. DUNLEAVY
Up oat Sight.
By mutual agreement, I give my son,
Carroll K. LoomU, his time during the
remainder of his minority. He will con
tract and settle all bills of his own from
WM, II. LOOMIS.
East Putney, July 18.
Card of Thanks.
We wish to thank our friends and
neighbors who bo freely gave their sym
pathy and help in the Illness and death of
our dear wife and mother.
JOHN BRALET GOIUIAM,
JULIA B. QORHAM.
Putney, July 25, 1907.
WHITE SHIRT WAISTS
WHITE SHIRTWAIST SUITS
On account of overstocks in many numbers, we make these
IMPORTANT REDUCTIONS, Commencing
TOMORROW, SATURDAY, JULY 27
Four Lots of Waists
Lowest Prices Ever Made Outside of the End-of-the-season Clearance Sales
Marked down to
Regular $1.25 and $1.50 Waists
Marked down to
Regular $3.50 and $3.98 Waists
WMhiteaists fe1 1Q
Marked down to vP I 1 J
Regular $1.48 and $1.98 Waists
White Waists hQ rQ
Marked down to sP 4L.70
Regular $6.00 and $7.50 Waists
Six Lots of White Shirt Waist Suits
Dainty Summer Costumes right in the height of the season, at the
cost of the materials alone.
White Suits qq White Suits 0 no
Marked down to I .07 Marked down to sPiO
Regular $2.25 Suits Regular $3.50 and $3.98 Suits
White Suits qq White Suits - - A
Marked down to CpOiO Marked down to sPHT.OU
Regular $5.00 Suits Regular $6.00 Suits
White Suits (Kaqq White Suits A 0
Marked down to SU.O Marked down to Cpb7.rO
Regular $8.98 Suits Regular $12.00 and $13.50 Suits
Attend This Mark Down" Come Early
You Will Not Be Disappointed.
23c SALE 23c
White lined Wash Basins of Imported
steel agate ware medium and large sizes,
regular 35c and 40c grade.
Saturday & Monday at 23c
(Only 2 to a customer)
Our Kodak and Camera department of
fers for picture taking, developing, print
ing, mounting, etc., from the small
Brownie to the more elaborate JCo 4 A
folding kodak. All necessary supplies for
the amateur will be found In this section
of our store and we will take pains to
start you right.
Let us show you
China, Crockery, Wall Paper
Window Shades, Kitchen Furnishings
Each department a show In Itself.
A. F. ROBERTS & CO.
The Brattleboro China Store
You need an Ohio Gasoline Engine
for cutting ensilage, sawing wood, pumping
water, and for general farm uses. They are
giving entire satisfaction all over the New
England States. Oct our low prices before
youbuy. THE OHIO MOTOR CO., 57
Washington 8t NT, Boston, Mass. '
& SUIT CASE
Is the largest and best
All Prices for all
FENT0N & CO.
Shoes Women's Wear
Every Kind of Good Printing.
E L. HILDRETH & CO.
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