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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
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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
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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
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town I
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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.

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Senator J. Frank Allee, State Chairman Unit
Republican Party.
' SLAIN BY A
NEGRO FIEND.
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| Sixteen-Year-Old Colo r ed Girl Assault
i COMPANION UNDER ARREST
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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.
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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.

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