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*"•"°a N W*JH REPUBLICAN THE UNION (Eight Pages.) GEORGETOWN, DELAWARE, NOVEMBER 11, 1904. No 43 VOL. 6. VICTORY IS OURS! Roosevelt and Fairbanks Win By More Than a Million and a Half Majority. Republican Landslide f overwhelming vote the peo [pressed By pie of the Uniteô States themselves satisfied with Theodore unheard Roosevelt and the Republican Party. Roosevelts' Electoral vote is three hundred and twenty five, of vote before last Tuesady. The Republican Party has the House 'of the National President, the Senate, Representatives Ticket. In Delaware the Republicans prac tically control every thing. On joint ballot the Republicans have thirty in the Legislature, thus successor to Senator Ball, whose term New Castle, Kent ; two votes enabling them to elect a Republican expires next March. The offices 1 ira ' ~ re ■>* II V m :fe J % ■Æmâ-. P '■-TM m. % 'C ; ft V* \ HP V ;•. ... J. Edward Addicks, Member of National Committee from Delaware. Teachers Institute Program. The Sussex County Teachers' In- j stitute will he held in Milford Armory Hall, November 30 and December 1 and 2. The following is the plete program : Wednesday— Dr. S. C. Schmucker, j West Chester Normal. I, Leaving the Home Farm ; 2, How to go About 1 Nature Study; 3, What is the Use? Dr. G. W. Hull, Millersville Normal School. 1, Mathematics 1; 2, Mathe matics 11; 3., The Teacher. Wednesday evening—A lecture by Dr. M. G. Brumbaugh, sioner of Education in Porto Rico, "The Beginnings of American Gov ernment in Porto Rico." Thursday— Dr. M. G. Brumbaugh, Univesity of Penn. 1, The Control of the School; 2, The Professional Training of the Teacher; 3, Eduction and the Community. Dr. G. W. Hull. 1, The Pupil; 2, Practical Eduction. Thursday evening—A lecture by Frank Dixon, on "The Threat of Socialism." Friday—Dr. Frank H. Greene, •Commis* in the hands of Re > and Sussex a publicans, while the Levy Court of Kent and Sussex are Unit I, in fact the whole State is given a rousing jority for the Governorship as Republi Preston Lea ours. every Republican candidate It is enough. We do not rant more. the ticket. even v children, of Lewes, spent Thursday with Dr. »lohn Messxk. Harry llfyons, Will Edwards, Ebe Lynch, lilward Mustard, Theodore Reed, Air Lingo, William Veasy, Horace BAwu and Martin Short , of ; Lewes, wire in town Thursday. Jerone Robbins, of Lew Thursday in town. Miss Rhoda Hill and Martin Clark, of Redden, spent a few day*» this week with W. S. Davis family. Dr. and Mrs. William Messick and spent j Mastering Masterpieces; 2, [of Literature; 3, Application of Vision Lulu Ross will West Chester Normal School. 1, A Century of Sir Lautifal. have a drill by a class of begi Address by Supt. A. R. Spaid of Exami j Newcastle Co; Notices * ions, Salaries and Local Institutes 1 by Supt. John 1). Brooks. Friday evening—The Lulu Tyler , Gates Concert Company, consisting ! of'he following artists: Lulu Tyler (Jates, reader; Helen Carter McCon licit prima donna cotraito; Marie Ludwig, harpist, and H. Benne Hen ton, instrumental soloist. The School Commissioners are especially invited to attend on Thurs day. In the afternoon, Mr. Joseph L. Cahall, Sec. of the County School Commission, will explain the plan of consolidating tne rural schools, and thirty minutes will be given to the friends of education to discuss this important question. The teachers are requested to fam ilairize themselves with Lowell's poem "Te Vision of Sir Launfal, in preparation for Dr. Greenes lecture. NOTABLE WEDDINC AT GEORGETOWN. Marriage of Miss Annie McGill Purnell and George F. Sharpley. The wedding of Miss Annie Me -1 Gill Purnell and George F. sharpley, which took place in Wesley Methodist Episcopal Church Wednesday after the most notable social event of the season. The brjde is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Purnell, and for number of years has been a teacher in the Georgetown Pubilc School. Mr. Sharpley is the Baltimore, Ches- i apeake & Atlantic, railroad trainmaster - and dispatcher at Salisbury, Md. The church ith decorated autumn leaves and palms and tilled with guests. The bridal party entered to the strains of Mendelssohn's j wedding march, which was played bv* Mrs. Linda Rodney, a cousin of the j bride. Andrew J. Lynch, Dr. Harry j Marshall, Lewis Adams and Georges W. Jones were ushers. They were : followed by the bridesmaids, Marj Brown, of Seaford, and Miss"^ f Mary Belle McGill, of Philadelphia, cousins of the bride. Miss MayJed Lynch, the maid of honor, preceded ; the bride, who of escorted by her father and by whom she was gi ven J away. Huston Ruark, of Salisbury ] Rev. Ho.vard T. ! i the best Quigg, pastor of the church, officiating minister. A ring was used, and "O Promise Me" was play-j ed during the ceremony. The bride of dark blue broadcloth, the jacket having a touch of white broadcloth and green panne velvet, and her hat, a French turban, was the shade of her gown. Miss Brown was gowned' in brown voile, trimmed with lace. and Miss McGill was attired in blue : a handsome gownfj voile, trimmed with lace. Both carrier || pink chrysanthemums. Miss Lynch' costume i ! ! s of brown voile, trimme canary silk, carried yeilow chrysanthemums. Tli bride received many costly gifts During their honeymoon Mr. Mrs. Sharplev will visit New York, Philadelphia and Washintgon. They will reside at Salisbury. with lace, . Simeon Penniwell, of Greenwood. in town Thursday. Mrs. Lavator Hearn, of New YorkJ in town this week. Mrs. Frank Bonsil, of'Wilming ton, spent Thursday with Mr. and Mrs. Hilyard. Edward Reed and David Reed, of Elleudale, were here Return Day. Mr. and Mrs. Elisha Ryon, Mrs. Thad Windsor, Frank Robii Gold> , I. I. Simpson, Will Sipple, John W. Bennett, Elwood Johnson, Isaacs and Dr. George Messick, of Milford, were in town yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Virden, Misset Linda and Clara, and Miss Poynter? ! of Lewes, spent Thursday with Mrs. 1 D. F. Joseph. Mr. and Mrs. Clinton j Long, of I j town I ■ I to I Lewes, spent Thursday in town. Dr. Hiram Burton and Miss Le h , Burton , of Lewes, were in yesterday. Mrs. W. S. Davis and Miss Davis spent Saturday in Phladelphia. Miss Mattie Roach, of Philadel phia, is visiting relatives in town. Heleifl Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Gucher have ■ been visiting relatives in town. ■ > : : • ' •• i •/> , é - V :v TWm > ; /1 ■ u j&g; m m \v V. Ip ,V- ; Senator J. Frank Allee, State Chairman Unit Republican Party. ' SLAIN BY A NEGRO FIEND. -1 | Sixteen-Year-Old Colo r ed Girl Assault i COMPANION UNDER ARREST | i - ed and Shot to Death. Presence of the Sheriff and Town Posse Saves the Suspect From Being Mobbed by His Own Race—Other ar rests are Likely to be Made. Mary Rochester, a 16-year-old colored j girl, daughter of Abe Rochester, a highly respected citizen, j tonight lying in Cedar Tree lane, j the Ridgely farm, with a bullet hole through her right temple and : rouuded by evidence of a foul and Missloutrageous assault. It was si Dover, Nov. 9.—The dead body of f on ud shortly after 7 o'clock when [Officer Stephen Pleasanton was notifi by several negroes, who made the ; ghaslty discovery, Summoning assistance he was J quickly upon"he scene and found the ] body of the girl, labilst and well de ! veloped, lying flat her clothes disarranged and torn and *a bullet hole through her head, A search was made for a revolver and grass surrounding the body saturated with her blood, showing that evidently a severe struggle had ensued before life became extinct, As soon as the news reached the : town scores of people flocked to the her back, with any other instrument which might have been used to accomplish the purpose, but to avail. The leaves scene of the tragedy, but the appear undertaker to take charge Coroner could be of i of the body until the ! communicated with put ! morbid curiosity. end to the Henry Ing**am and Pearl Graham, both colored, were arrested on suspic ion of knowing something- of the murder, being held as witnesses in a of an assault and battery com pmitted on Ingram this afternoon dur ing a crap game. Later in the evening the officers a arrested Ollie Page, the nergo who, it is alleged, is the fiend who mitted the deed. He seen by reral persons to enter the lane with the girl late this afternoon and when he returned the girl did not accom pany him. It required tne presence of Sheriff Melvi and three town officers to accompany Page to the jail, would do him bodily injury. Other arrests are likely lo be made searching in the vincinity where the Rochester girl's body was found, feared his it w« the case. Officers Pleasanton and Hurd, after succeeded in finding a club with which committed. It the "iM«ler w bespattered with blood. James Sawyer s airested late to-night and locked U P in the jail here witness in the case, Page admitting to him (Sawyer) that he struck the Rochester girl, but did not intend to kill her. colored, Miss Lydia Houston, of Millsboro, t SatUr day W i th MU. Mary White, AVERT TRAIN WRECKS. System Invented by Laurel Wen Said to Do It. Laurel, Nov. S.—Charles G. Otwell and Ira H. Melvin, two of Laurers substantial citizens, have just com pleted an invention or rather a series of inventions, which, if they success fully pass the official tests soon to be given them will work a revolution in railroad signaling and reduce the possibility of collisions between trains, the running into open drai and gliding past signals set' against them, by enigneers, to a minimum. For nearly two years Messrs Otwell and Melvin have been working quietly the plan, covering item and they have the system set up «complete in a large hall waiting the inspection of a board of railroad experts, which is to be given it in a few days Several well known railroad men have already examined it and all 'of them pronounce it a scucess. The plan, which is to be known the "Otmel" system, a combination of portions of the names of each of the inventors, is altogether electrical. Each engine is to be equipped under it with a complete telephone and alarm system, beneath thfe engine and connected with the telephone and the cab, is a "trailer." The batteries are Bet to be sensitive at an> distance required, say up to three rabies, and when two engines get upon the same track within this "danger" limit alarms are immediately sounded in each cab, as a circuit is formed, and the same cirsuit forms connection with the telephone in the nearest station or tower. a to of The same thing occurs when open J draw engine approaches when it strikes a signal set Against it. ' PERSONAL MENTION. Mrs. E. A. Townsend and Mrs. Timothy Townsend, of Lambs, attended the Sharply—Pur nell wedding. Mr. and Mrs. Walter " children Pace, of Seaford, were in town this fvoek. Lou Adams; of Universal is visiting his parents in \ Mrs. George Messick anu* win, of Milford, are visitin' relatives of Pa. Eîd in town. Edward Godwin, of RcfxâNa, has been in town this week. \ Dr. Tyndal, of Whaleyvjille, spent a few days in town. ' Mrs. A. C. McGill and #iss Mary Bell are visiting relatives i i town. Houston Ruark, of Salisbury, in town this week. in Eli Salisbruy, of Rehobo:h, Tuesday." Miss Rhoda Townsend, r of Holly MonUay. by No at town ville, Dr. and Mrs. Caleb Layton and Caleb Jr. were in town the first of the week. Mrs. William Ross, of Sea for* 1 , and Mrs. Charles Bennum and daugh ter, of Girdletree, were inj^own this week. Mrs. Harry Hudson, of Dagsboro, has been visiting Mrs. Hlarry Vickers. Mrs. R. O. Cannon and Mrs. Harry Layton, of Brivdgeville, Were here Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Denni« Wood, of Lincoln, were in town this week. Phil Layton, Sam Tyndal, Charles Jones and Will Mustard attended the in town and to Wednesday. Mrs. Nathaniel Short, John H. Short, wife and daughter, of Wil mington, are visiting Jomi W. John and family. Mrs. Edward Godwin and children, the guests of Miss at Greenwood at of Roxana, Sallie Messick. Misses Alice and Ada Lynch, of Roxana, have been the guests of Miss Julia Johnson this week. uate who Mrs. Gazelle Hcnzier, of Philadel r.th relatives at That and the phi a, spent the week Misses Mary and Jane Lynch, of Ruxana, Royn. John McCabe, of Roxana, town this week. Hoyt Jones, of Norfolk and Paul Jones, of Philadelphia, are home this week. Miss Saidie Hammond, of Kleg Grange, Md., is visting her brother William Hammond. . Mrs. Roland Joseph has returned from Philadelphia. Ernest Blackstone, of Millsboro, in town Miss Mamie Smack . has returned from a visit to Philadelphia. Mrs. Wonnell, of Snow Hill, has been spending a few days with Miss Ida Marshall. Mrs. C. F/ Richardsuiid Miss Edith Richards returned Saturday from St. Louis. Miss Donalda Marsh is visiting her cousin Miss Ethel Warrington. the guests o* Mrs. E. W. in of was Monday. and is of DAYLIGHT to JAIL BREAK. Negroes Dash from Kent Prison at Close of Religious Services. SHERIFF SHOOTS ONE DOWN. Two Companions, One Believed to Be Wounded, Scale the Jail Yard Fence and Make Good Their Escape.—No Trace of Ihe Fugitives Found. Dover, Nov. 6.—Taking advantage of their freedom the Kent County Jail during religious exercises this morning, three negro prisoners made a desperate and partly successful dash for liberty. wounded by a shot from scal the lower floor of One negro the Sheriff's revolver, 11 < ing the jail-yard fence, and caught. His two companions made good their escape, and up to a late hour to night had eluded the efforts to capture them. That the plan for escape had been • evident from the well worked up manner in which the prisoners made their break for liberty. It has been the custom for many years morning for the ministerial students of Wilmington Conference Academy to visit the jail and hold religious services. At such times the prisoners all released from their cells and Sunday assembled in the lower corridor of the jail. This morning, just as the services pleted. and the students were being let out of the jail by the turn key, Samuel Barrett, Lewis Clarke and William Shockley, all colored, and among the most desperate of the prisoners, suddenly pushed by the students into the hallway of the house part of the jail, darted out of a dour and across the jail lot. Sheriff Melvin at once seized his revolver and started in pursuit. scaling the for.ee p»and him. Om' the side, but did ud him seriosuly. ' The Sheriff pounced upon him and compelled him to surrender. In the melee, however, Sheriff Melvin dropped his revolver* Shockley locked in his cell. Barrett and Clarke made their escape to the branch, several hundred of yards away, but not until the Sheriff had fired at them, shots evidently taking effect from manner in which Shockley the Sheriff opened fire ball struck him i taken back to jail and of the uf the staggered. A posse quickly organized and led by the Sheriff, searched the negro huts on the outskirts of the town. No traces, however, were found of the fugitives. Barrett and Clark were both sentenced at the recent term of the Kent County Court. Barrett, for abusing a girl, under age, was given seven years, while Clarke, convicted of assalut Cornelius Dixon at and battery Kenton, about two months ago, sentenced to year the intention of James Boyer, another colored prisoner to escape with the others, but he failed. Shockley was but recently returned to ihe jail here, having broken .jail some three years ago. It Henry White Fisher. Henry White Fisher died at the home of his grandfather, H. H. White at Evergree Saturday, Nov. 5, aged 22 years. idowed mother and Farm Lewes, He leaves a brother, Charles, a recent grad of Provo, Utah, uate of Harvard, who arrived home Wednesday. The funeral services were ducted by the Rev. J. R. Henderson at Whites' Chapel and interment made in adjoining graveyard, Friday morning. The deceased Harvard and member of class of '96. That he w and brilliant promi the many prizes and scholarships which he received. His life was one of singular purity, never known to be guilty habit. he virtuous but he a student of of unusual mentality is attested by he of a vicious act Not only was a professing Christian from early youth. Like a Galahad of old, he went forth to be vanquished only by death. Death indeed loves a shining mark, crushed with and while hearts sorrow, in such a death as this, there is no sting. He lived not long, but he lived well. Dr. C. R. Layton and son Daniel, of Dover, in town over Sunday.