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VOLUME XXVII. BRATTLEBORO, VERMONT, FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 1902. I ' NUMBER 10 f 'amusements, meetings, LECTURES, Etc, AUDITORIUM, BRATTLEBORO, FRIDAY, MAR. 7 The Suceeng of the Century. CHA8. FROHMAN'S original and only authorized version of . Little Minister By J. M. BARRIE. Founded on his novel of the same name. A record of 300 nights in New York. The sale of reserved seats will begin Tuesday Evening. March 4, at the Hox Office. Out-of-town parties wanting tickets, should address GEO. E. FOX, Manager Auditorium. The Campbells are Comin', Hurrah! Hurrah! Afternoon and Evening. MONDAY, Mar. 10. BRATTLEBORO AUDITORIUM. Forum Official Com krt Torn THE WE 48'h HIGHLANDERS Canada's Crack Military Band. . . 40 Musicians 16 Vocal Choir 6 Highland Dancers 2 Bagpipers 4 British Military Buglers 1 Giant Drum Major, etc. Appearing in full Kilted Kegim'ut'ls lly authority of His'Majesty's liov. eminent in Canada and by special per mission ol Col. Macdonalil and officers com manding the celebrated 4Sth Highlander's Regi ment. Has created a furore of enthusiasm in 200 American Cities. EXCURSION HATES OS ALL RAILROADS. PRICES Afternoon, 7.rc., roc. and Kks. Evening, S1.00, 7,1c. and 50c. Plan open at Hrattleboro News Store at 8 A. M. on Saturday, Mar. 8th. Quality is a Better One. ' Price and quality combined are winners. Our line of Pianos includes only the best instruments of reliable makers. Quality the highest prices the lowest. The Estey Piano: Examine it critically without prejudice compare it with the best instruments you know about and you will say with us "There are none better, no matter what the name or price." The Ivers & Pond an exceedingly popular piano. Tone, touch and finish of the finest. It? vich 1 All standard instruments of well known merit and Thlshubert J popularity. Always on hand bargains in second hand organs. Estey, five octave, Walnut case, two full sets reeds and sub lass, EFFECTS OF THE BIG STORM IN BRATTLEBORO AMD BELLOWS FALLS. flat top, $35.00 30.00 28.00 20.00 78.00 65.00 " " " ' high top with mirror, 2 sets reeds with , couplers, good as new, cost $115.00 now " " " high top, 2 sets reeds, cost $90.00, now S" Easy terms of payment. etail Department. ESTEY ORGAN COMPANY. Mention The Reformer when writing. Iirauienoro, mmmr WsSS cM rSw 'tIbagco Mffi CRAPE FRUIT t mss man mmm ..if OFFEBS Vffipm Here.-is the rem heart or the cnuiao rnopia is the richest spot on earth,almost nhclly undeveloped because of SOOyears of political misrule-- FomuntS cm be quickly made in Agricultural pursuits in CUBA. The climate is delightful and salubrious. The country is a Paradise. Ten acres of ground mCUBA mil produce more, with less energy expended, than 100 acres ol the best agricultural land in the United SloteS. is the Time to Secure a S orlU Acre tarmot Choice La.nd fvt Low Price on Easy Terms. 7t'n'e le xrttti.-i. 60 COTTON BANANAS CACAO CORN COFFEE COCOA-NUT RICE MANGOES wgftIblb The Development uinoum.ciHn and JOOIUHItCWIIKMS Company of Cuba 'X AFiL'eW HOGS - BEES. 27 WILLIAM STREET. NtW VOftft AUDITORIUM. GEO. E. FOX, Manager. Social and Dramatic Event of the Season. Some Grocery Bargains JAMES APULLEN'S Cash Store. ONE NIGHT ONLY. FRIDAY, JAB. 14. The Brilliant Artist, GERTRUDE COCHLAN and a Special Company. Mr. Chas. Coghlan's Masterpiece, Hams, 10 lb average, per lb, .12H 10 lbs Salt Pork, 1.00 California Hams, " .10 Brooms, each, ' .25 Ten lbs. Lard, $1.20 Dates, 4 lbs, .25 Bacon, choice, per lb, .12I3 Soda, per lb, .05 Three lbs Oolong Tea, 1.00 Cream Tartar, per lb, .30 Three pounds Raisins, .25 Best Cheese, per lb, .13 Ten pounds Rice, .65 Bread Flour, per bbl, '4.50 1 gallon Molasses Syrup, St. Louis Flour, " .4.25 jug free, .35 Canned Salmon, per can, .10 Best Kerosene Oil, gal., .10 4 lbs Washing Powder, .15 Corn, per can, .10 Shredded Wheat, pkg, .11 Alarm Clocks, .75 Granulated Sugar, lb, .05 Mixed Candy, per lb., .10 Malt, bottle, .10 25 Oranges, -25 One-eighth sack Flour, .60 4 lbs Prunes, .25 " " St. Louis " .55 Hi LADYSHIP A modern society Comedy Drama written in the best vein of its distinguished author. Sale of seats opens Tuesday Night, March 18, at the Box office. 10-2t WANTED, FOR SALE, TO RENT, Etc. TO RENT, TO RENT Tenement of five rooms on first Moor. No 2 liranan stre.-t 10-2t TO RENT location. Furnished down stairs room, good Address Hox 705. 10-4t TO RENT On shares, a Connecticut River farm all stocked ami tooled. None but a first class farmer need apply. 8. W. Edoktt & 9-tr mENEMENT to rent in Cox house. X c. H. ;kant, or Joiik Jii.AKE at house. Morningside. Apply to it H oods 31tf fTlO KENT The Hawkins homestead at corner J. of Canal and Maple streets. . D. Si lmvan, on the premises. Apply to I. 3U-U FOR HALE. lOR SALE Ho wen, cheap. Kihiar K. Cab- i kstkk. West Brattleboro. 10-2t FOR SALE The hest proeery store in south ern Vermont. Kor particulars, address, .O. Box 444. BrattleiM.ru, Vt. 10-tf Crosby Block, Lowest Prices in Town. JAS. A. PULLEN Brattteboro, Vt. WANTED A girL for general housework. Inquire Mns. E. 8. Kowkx. 10-tf V7ANTEI Man and wife to take charge of TV the Town Farm. A STOCK WELL, Overseer, Applv at once to J. L. West Hrattleboro, Vt. 10-tf WANTED A girl or middle aged woman to light bouse work inJamily of .two. A. Dion, 115 Elliot St. 10-lt w ANTED Girl for dish room, at Brooks House. Apply to Chef. 9-tf ANTED Young man to learn the tailor's trade. LaFi-kchk Bros. 9-tf ANTEI Oirl to cook and wait on table. Biioap Bkinik Hoi se. 9-tr WANTED A cook and general housework girl. Applv after March 2nd, at No 6 Terrace st. Mns. Cabot. 9-tf WANTED Customers to buy or rent new and second-hand typewriters. Under wood Visible the best. A. L. Mavkard. 8-tf WANTED We can use several low priced farms and village places this season, in towns in New England, and especially in near by Massachusetts towns, Blso New Hampshire and Vermont towns. We are already having applications for same. Write us now. S. W . Euc.ETT Co., Brattleboro, Vt. 40-tf WANTED Sewing to do at home. Mrs. G. A. Collins, llolden House, Common Street. 30tf w ANTED At once An experienced table frirl at Hotel Brattleboro. 36tt IOR SALE At No. 8 Western Avenue, the TooniB, bath. pas. hot and cold water on three floors, i ins prornrtv must be sold at once lor ash. Call on phone or address, F. G. Rogers, West TMiiumerston. 9tf F IOR 8ALE Wood ashes. 8. A. Smith Co. 8-tf P IOR SALE Nice hay. akdfr, nraiuenoro. Cbari.es E. Ai fx-39-tf TJIOR SALE A first-class, nnrigbt mahogany 1 case piano. Been used less than a year. Must be sold to make room for Baby Grand. Apply or address Reformer Office. 39-tf Jb R SALE Pi ABDS03E & IS and Shoates. W. r. Rich-38tf MRS. S. S. HUNT'S ROOMS (In Thompson's Block) Again Open March 15th. MRS. H. E. BASCOM, TRIMMER, went to New York March 1st, for two weeks' Taluable practical experience in copying Pattern Hats. Met there by Mrs. HrsT, for the selectioa of a full line of Easter Millinery. Flor de Castillo Is the name of the best clear Havana Cigar sold in Brattleboro at the pres ent time. Try cue and be convinced. 80LD BY ALL DEALERS. 10c, 3 for 25c; $3.50 for box of 60. LEONARD & ROESS, MANUFACTURERS, Brattleboro. Vermont SPECIAL Millinery Sale I Having purchased the Millinery Business of Mrs. F. H. Morse, in Richardson block, I wish to announce a sale of all the trimmed and nn trimmed hats, fancy feathers, etc., at very low prices, for the next ten days. Mrs. Morse will stay with me during the coming season. I shall to New York soon and put in a new line of Spring Goods. MRS. D L. HERRICK. Connecticut Biiei Within a Few Inches of High Water Hark and Submerges Bailroads and Highwayi-Immenae Quantities of Ice Threaten the Toll ' Bridge and Seriously Damage the Pumping Station at Vest Biver Train Service in Brattleboro at a Stand still Monday The Damage in Bellows Falls. Sunday's storm, which distributed itself so impartially over New Knglnnd and the Middle states, made do excep tion in favor of Brattleboro and vicin ity although the damage hereabouts was nothing in comparison to the havoc wrought in some sections. The time honored toll bridge, which is begin ning to be ud eyesore to many people, withstood one of the hardest knock in its history, but was so badly damnged that its repairs will amount to many hundreds of dollars. The lower West river road, the Ke treat meadow, the island aud the meadows between here and Hinsdale, N. II., on both sides of i the Connecticut became receptacles I for vaBt quantities of ice which were; broken up by the extremely high water, j and in numerous places the highways were made impassible on account of I ice packs. The steady downpour which contin ued all day Sunday melted nearlv all of the several inches of snow which covered the ground in this section, and by evening all the small streams were raging torrents of muddy water. The ice which tilled West river began to move Sunday afternoon but became jammed near its mouth and set back, covering many rods of the lower West river road and the narrow gauge track, and badly damaging the pumping sla tion. One side of the building was torn away from the frame and the pump ; which is in the basement was completley covered with ice. At oue time the water was two fc;et deep in the boiler room, j The house of Charles Adams a short distance above the pumping station ' was surrounded with ice to the depth ; of several feet, and Mr. Adams, family ' was obliged to begin housekeeping in i the second story. Water covered the Retreat meadow to the depth of 15 feet ; .Monday afternoon. The quantities of j ice which covered tho highway above . the pumping station made travel im- j possible and not until Tuesday was u j passage cut through. Steams' Hats a ! short distance this side of Hinsdale were covered by ice in similar manner. The Connecticut rose steadily all day Sundav and at six o'clock was; several feet above its usual height j with the river from the bridge to the. upper end of the island a solid mass of ice. IJurmg the evening this jam broke and swept under the bridge with a ter rific boom, splintering the ends of the trusses us if they had been kindling wood. The river continued to rise all Sunday night and Monday morning, reaching tiie highest point about i o'clock Monday. About 1(1 o'clock Monday morning the river began to All with ice and from then until 1 o'clock wos packed with immense blocks which threatened at times to lift the bridge from its abutments. A large crowd of men and boys gathered at this end of the bridge to watch the tlood. ! ... . , r . ,. , and whenever a particularly large block 'eD- Ju.1,us fac;oh- E?' u' ,di.e-H of ice struck the lower "parts of the I tni?, nioru,"8 t 4:4,. o'clock at his bridge, the crowd cheered lustily. 1 resllp"ue 00 Horence Terrace, from Some of the ice cakes were of enormous neri disease, as an autopsy unarm,- lug uiuiurr?. lit was nuuui riei ..,;.,r. i;,;.i.., .i, i may in carried awav between here and White i InW Hiver Junction. The Hood began to subside Monday afternoon and by Tuesday morning the river was four feet lower thoft it had been at its highest point. The damage to tHe toll bridge was so serious that travel across it has been suspended. Both ends of the truss which supports the ermont span were literally chewed to pieces and the west end of the further truss had suffered in a similar manner. At present the bridge is supported solely by cross beams and the further span has sagged more than a foot. Several of the stones on the upper part of the pier were also torn away. Irain service in Hrattleboro Monday was the worst it has been this winter owing to washouts at Westminster and Vernon. ?o trains from the north came through here until about 0 o'clock in the afternoon and only the Central Vermont portion of the 11 :10 train from the south made its appear ance, all trains going bv the wav of Keene until late in the afternoon when the tracks were prepared so that the 5:45 from the south, could-rnn over its usual route. Matters were not so bad as might have been expected on the narrow gauge. A wrecking train start ed out Monday morning with the sdow plough and cleared the track as far as Townshend so that the evening train could make its regular trip to that point. The flood brought its usual incon veniences to people in Bellows Falls. Several of the pulp mills were obliged to suspend operations, as in some in stances the water was half-way up the windows of the first floors. The Bos ton fe Maine's Connecticut Kiver di vision was impassable Monday morn ing between Bellows Falls and West minster, as was the Rutland on the meadows north of Bellows Falls, where the track was covered with ice and water. N'o trains passed Bellows Falls Monday morning over the Boston fc Maine, the . morning mail being sent through Keene and over the Ashuelot road. Iluring the morning hours, when j for lhe rounding out o'f the business. DEATH OF GEN. J. J. ESTEY. STRICKEN WITH HEART TROUBLE AT 4:45 THIS MORNING; A Christian Gentleman's Career of Wide Usefulness Presi dent of the Estey Organ Co. Prominent in Military and Political Affairs In Church and Y. M. C. A. Town Representative, State Senator and Brigadier Gen eral President People's Bank How Presi dent Harrison Loved Him Tributes from Fellow Townsmen. the rugged paths of life and down its declivity, have all recognized it and been the better for its contact. Only in less degree than those who have come in the closer and tenderer rela tions of husband, father and brother do they realize this morning that it was indeed a rare approach to the ideal of the Christian gentleman that was reached in the man that has gone. Honest, true and brave, it is as near true of him as it can be of poor hu manity, as Jefferson said of Monroe, "turn his soul inside out, and there is not a speck on it. " p ;i'.. . : ( GKN. JULIUS JACOB" ESTEV. in full health and spirits and ; never seemed better than when- he re- I tired. About a quarter after 4 he awoke breathing heavily and got up and walked about, complaining of I feeling badly. Mrs. Estey. alarmed, .asked if she had not better call their son, Gray, and he replied that she had, 'and as the latter arrived the General sat on the edge ol the bed, the son ' supporting him, and still breathing i heavily, until suddenly he stopped i breathing. Drs. Conland and Ander son had been summoned by telephone i ways but before they could reach the house, that the end bad come. Gen. Estey was conscious nearly to the last, and said believed he was going to die. The funeral will be held Monday at 2 p. m. from the Baptist church. The Estey Guard will act as escort. vears, the former especially in Gov. Fuller part and the latter in that of his father and grandfather, and both, according to the best judges, developing a most hopeful capacity. In all the relations of life, in poli tics, in village and town matters, in the great variety of church, educa tional and charitable associations with which he has been identified, in the local Y. M. C. A. in which he has been above all others the vitalizing force: as bailiff, selectman, captain, colonel and general in the militia, the same qualities of level-headedness and fairness have ever been manifest. He has had his full share, and taken his full part in all the questions and con troversies of the past :i0 years, but al- with that breadth of view and genuine even chivalric good neighborliness that have left results free from permanent bitterness and for that reason all the more potent for good. There is not a man in Brattle boro or with whom he ever came in re lations that will not hear the news of Julius Estey's death today as of per sonal grief and bereavement. And con sidering the active and positive part life, there can be no It is one of the most attractive per sonalities in our local life, and one of the largest factors in those things that :he has taken in make for the betterment of community greater tribute. conditions that passes out from among: It has ever been a characteristic of us in Gen. Estey. He is the last of ; the Estey house, keen and shrewd in the trio of remarkable men, and re- the acquisition of wealth, to recognize markablc too for the way they supple-, the duty that goes with it and with mented each other, that built up the prosperity, and of all the rich ones of Estey organ business to be the great ; America there have been none who industry of Brattleboro that has made j have devoted a larger share of their the name familiar to the confipes of civ- j gains to the good of their fellows. The ilization, and beyond, the world over. Shaw university for colored youth in Deacon Estey was a veritable general j North Carolina, of which they were in business, with a master hand for its chief supporters, the Chicago univer lorge operations, as well as for careful sity which had their contributions when control of its details: Col. Fuller was j it seemed to need them, the Vermont a man of master conceptions for its ) academy at Saxtons River, the Mis extension and upbuilding and for the sionary Union and the Home Mission mechanical and technical superiority j ary society, the Judson project, the that made its only safe basis, while multitude of Baptist churches built for the office and financial manage- i by them, the constant stream of young ment, for the cementing of friendly re- ; men helped through college and edu- lalions and the inspiration of effort with I cated for the ministry, are only among the army of agents all over the world, j the monuments along the way. At the the management of credit and the lay- j time of Dea. Estey's death a gentle ing of the plans that are so vital i man conversant with the facts, figured in such an establishment, Gen. Estey, ' up for the writer the amount of these with his sound and conservative judg- benevolences at not less than $1,000, ment, his tine and high sense of hon- (KX). Gen. Estey, personally has had or, and his Kindly and social quality ; bis full part in these works or good, and his even poise of fairness and good j inheriting as he did his father's tirac- temper was remarkably well equipped itical sagacity id placing money where for the rounding out of the business. ! it would be most useful, with the pro- In thn 4 n Lr rlnvu uiiiil tka tkarriana rift ! fmanii rnltrrimia an m ant uca anrt 1 l V- 1 l fer dam Was built at the north end Of ! -,ur inHnstrir h.H thit frnm a m- .nl xiiltnr. ct hU mnthnr nn.n t he i .:ar ..f n 1. 1 1 i.u uhrnnilnil tho nrmin 1 1 1, i - f WnnH And 1 1. .. H,un rain nf lon.irnHa ness for several years after 1893, Gen. (that enriched and beautified the lives Estey's courage and far-sightedness i of both out of the world's sight. came well into play. As he -said to i It was one of the greatest of the to the writer at the very darkest world stbinkerswhoobservedthattbere Julius J. Estey, son of Jacob and Desdemona (Wood) Estey, was born in Brattjeboio January 184o. His grand father, Isaac Estey, came from Sut ton, Mass., to Hinsdale, N. H., when a young man and engaged in the lum ber business with his brother. The venture proved anything but prosper ous, however, and Isaac Estey was ar rested and thrown into county jail un der the provision of the statute which at that time allowed imprisonment for debt. His son, Jacob Estey, was adopted at the age of four by a well-to-do Hinsdale family and lived with them until he was 13 years old, when he started out to shift for himself. Before attaining his majority he canfe to Brattleboro and in 1848 he erected a large building and rented part of it to the proprietors of a small melodeou factory. In 1850 Mr. Estey accepted a shore of the business in payment for rent and from this comparatively small beginning grew the present enormous establishment. General Estey received his elemen tary education in the public schools of this town and afterward attended Nor wich university. He did not finish j his course there but entered the em ; ploy of his father in the manufacture i of Estey organs, first in the office of j the Chicago branch of the business j in which the late S. M. Waite and i Riley Burdette were their partners. I At the age of 21 he was admitted a i full partner in the firm of J. Estey & i Company together with his brother "in !law, Levi K. Fuller. Since that time !he had been inseparably connected j with the business, as treasurer before and for a short time after his father's I death in 1890, and later as X'resident , iof the concern. He had been for many j years president of the People's Nation j at bank, was one of the founders of tha j local i'. M. C. A. and its president ' I from the time of its organization. He ! was also president of the state Baptist j Sunday school association, and a prom i inent worker in the Brattleboro church i and Sunday school. He was treasurer ! of the Moody schools at Northfield, treasurer of the Valley Fair associa tion, had held the offices of town au ditor and selectman and was bailiff far several terms. General Estey had been for many years a leading factor in state affairs. He represented the town of Brattleboro in the legislature in 1876 and served as state senator from Windham county for two years beginning 1882. In 1888 j he was chosen delegate-at-large from Vermont to the Republican na- tional convention where, with Senator ! Proctor, he was one of the leaders in bringing about, after a long struggle, the nomination of President Harrison, who so deeply appreciated his service that, in addition to his friendship, he would have honored him otherwise; but General Estey would accept no of fice. President Harrison was one of the two presidents who ever visited Brattleboro: and upon the occasion of that visit he was Gen. Estey's guest. At an early age Mr. Estey became interested in military affairs, serving in the National guard of Vermont, and in 1874 was elected captain of com pany I. afterward known as the Estey Guard. Two years later he was ap pointed to the military staff of Gov. Horace Fairbanks, with the rank of colonel, and in 1881 was elected lieutenant-colonel of the Vermont National Guard, holding that position until his election as colonel in 188G. In 1892 he was promoted to the command of the brigade, with the rank of brigadier general, doing effective service for the state in reorganizing the militia and putting it on a better basis. In 1807 he married Florence, daugh ter of Dr. Henry Grav of Cambridge- port, N. Y., a physician of great dis tinction, and she survives him with two children, Jacob Gray Estey and Julius Harry Estey. A third and younger son, Guy Carpenter, died a few years ago. He also leaves one sis ter. Mrs. Levi K. Fuller, and four grandchildren. PERSONAL TRIBUTES 66 ACRES COOD LAND near the Connecticut River, in Vernon, Vt. Keeps 10 cows and team; frood baildine with slate roofs: running- water to noose and barn: plenty of -wood for borne nse; low taaea. For farther particulars, inquire of T. W. JOHNSON, Brrnardstnn, Mas. the lioston & .Maine tunnel, as water had reached a point where a fur ther small rise would carry the current through the tunnel. This was re moved late in the afternoou. when it was seen that the flood had reached its height, and the later trains were run over the line as usual The Rutland mad was also able to resume traffic before night. The highways on both sides of the river, north and south, were impassable. In some instances they were covered to depth of several feet with huge blocks of ice. The mail carrier from Alstead was obliged" to abandon bis team below Cold river, shoulder bis pack and make his way as best he could to the Bellows Falls post-. office. On this road the water was more than 10 feet deep. See The Little Minister to-night. point, the trouble was certain, in the very nature of the case, to be only temporary, and when it was over there would be a rich field for the organ manufacturers who had the pluck to stav in the business, because their competitors were so generally rushing hearty cordiality guiding his steps, off into the cheap piano business, i we have seen in Gen. Estey this hap Brattleboro is now beginning ro realize 1 py blending of the masculine and fem the truth of this prediction. inine that best dignifies manhood. The last dozen years have now seen iThe employees, always met with a the deaths of all three of these fathers , cheerr word, the thousands of cradu- jand pillars of the business which now ates of the Estey business all over the passes to the shoulders of the two sons land with whom such wul ever be a of Gen. Estey, Col. J. Gray and Capt. j cherished memory, the comrades in J. Harry Estey, who have" now been I school, shop, business and social ac in practical training for the past fiveltivity who have walked by his side up Expressions of Appreciation of Gen. Estey'i life and Character and Words of Sympa thy to the Bereaved Family. W. H. Itraokettof the People's National bank says: Mr. Kstey always did what he thought w;is right and a more lionest man never lived. He was the kind friend and helper of us all. C. H. Pratt, treasurer of the Vermont Savings bank, says : In the sudden death of (icii. ,lulius .1. Estey, BrattlelKiro has lost one of its fore most citizen and every individual in the town a kind friend. t'lark '. Kitts savs: ;en. Estey's death sad dens us all with a sense of personal loss; his personality was so kind and so pleasing, his life so helpful anil unblemished and his influence so entirely for good, that the whole world loses by his dea'th. Hon. . 1. 1.. Martin says: lien. Estey was one of the grandest men 1 ever knew : his" death se riously alfeets us all. and is one of the greatest losses hrattleboro has ever sustained, Inith as a friend of the people, and as a man of affairs. We all mourn his loss aud extend to his aftlicted family our hearts full of sympathy; T,eroy F. Adaius says : I have known f;cn. Ks U'y for M years. I lias-e always regarded him very highly. A goinl business ' man. a thorough Christian, strong convictions, and alwaysready to stand tiruilv by what he thought was "right as affecting the lHst interests of bis fellowmen. By his death the community loses one of its m'ost prominent business invn as well as one of its noblest citizens. C. A. Harris, of the Hrattleboro Saving ttank, says: 1 feel as every citizen of Hrattleboro niiist, that in the death of tien. Estey. all have lost a dear and true friend. He was one who es- COUld be no great man Without a large ! timated a man by his worth and not bv his feminine element, tne touch ol woman liness, in him: and in his broad sym pathies, the delicate touch of his us ually bnppv good nature, the spirit of helpfulness animating him and of i wealth, and whose big heart never allowed him t. turn a worthy person aw av witnout suia-tan-tial sympathy and aid. The public sincerely mourns with' the family the l,,ss all have sus ainetd. Ir. I. P. Welister says: lien. Estey has left behind him a reeord to w hii-h his many friends may oint w ith pride. He will le missed in the community more than it is possible for any other man to be. He was always ready and willing to contribute of his energy and bis purse, towards anything that would advance the well being and interests of the town in which he lived.a genermis, high minded, public spirited citizen, a loyal friend, and an earnest Christian. I nnfte with all other citizens of Hrattleboro. in moumiiie his sudden and what eems to me his untimely death. '(Continued on Fourth Page. ) I f 1 .V