While the dislike for covenants for arbitration in advance at one time extended to all contracts for arbitration, and required strict construction of the submission,1 a submission is now construed fairly and reasonably like any other contract, and the courts make it their primary object to ascertain the intent of the parties.2 A provision for arbitration of damages caused by a default in performing a building contract, does not include defaults which are due to the failure of the architect to furnish proper plans or to designate the materials to be used.3 A provision for appraising merchandise "at the invoice purchase price," requires an appraisement at the actual cost, and not at the cost which the buyer would have had to pay if he had bought them when the appraisement was made.4