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The Richmond Planet. VOL. VII.--NO Iii RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, * TURDAY, MARCH 1, 1890. PRICE 5 CENTS: THE PA NET. SATURDAY, - Muti'iil.l A SUNDAY* tto&ostu JAMES H. BRADLEY TUE VICTIM. STABBED TO DEATH. A GRAPHIC ACCOUNT OF THE CRIME. A WOMAN CHARGED WITH THE CRIME. Quite a sensation was cauw this vity last Sunday ?f**n in colored lie muni' a young colored youth 21 v .irs of age of light complexion, by Annie Taylor wno is a dark skinned wonmn about 20 years of age. The tragedy occurred at 109 Kith st. at about 2:30 p. m. Bradley was the Adopted won of Mr. and Mrs. .las. EL Bradley, hos N. mb st. and attended the Navy Hill School at om time. He waa boot-black at the barber shop of Mr. Baxter F. .1 ackson, 13th and Main St. THE VICTIM ?JAMES H. BRADLEY Hit body WM taken to the Medi cal College when* a pout? mortem ex? amination was held. He was very youthful in appeurence and hardly appeared to D6 Is years of age Eu was about ."> feet B inches tall. Annie Taylor is a trifle taller. He was laid out on a table attired in a new suit of gray texture, which Mr. Bradley had given him a few days before. Near it was the casket furnished hy Undertaker Henry Cooke. The Coroner's jury viewed the remains after which they were car? ried to the BOOM Monday at 4 p. m. where the funeral services were bald. Rey. Dr. .!. E. Jones officiated. Edwin Layassyre Cooke. Samuel Miller, Thomas Duncan, Thomas Miles, Chris. Jackson, Hobart Brown, Arthur Caliell, John Hayes MM Thomas Marshall were pall-lienrers. The following is the testimony be? fore the Coroner's jury. POM.IE WHITE, the woman, who is said to have caus? ed the jealousy which led to the mur? der said: "I hve at 10016th st. I was in my room yesterday afternoon when Annie Taylor came up, and Jim [Bradlej'] peeped ont of the crack of the door. I told him to get back I'd open the door. When I opened it she came in?anti I said, 1 aint going to have any fuss in here. 1 took hold of his arm and told him to go to her. Ile went to her and she caught him in the collar and shoved him down the steps. She had a knife in her hand open. She did not cut him while he was in the house. He was one of her friends. I've seen him with her. He was no friend of mine. I knew him. He used to come around to see nie now and then. She did not say why she pasted to take him a way. She said when she came in the room. You d-red-b-, I've caught you. He said nothing, did not resist when she took him out. I had no knife. I did not follow her. I stayed in the room and went to the window. I saw her take the knife aud stab him. 1 8AW HER STAB HIM TWICE. She said ' S-b-, die!' He grabbed at the black smith shop and pulled off a plank. She shoved him by the back up the street. Did not go out of the house any more until 1 heard he was dead. The blade was long and sharp at the end,(kind of ridgedy black handle. I think the blade was as long as my fore finger. It was narrow pointed at the end." A knife was.shown. Said the Coroner; "Do you think that was the knife?" "No sir. It was a broad blade, narrow at the point. I saw the knife at the station house. Yes, I heard Annie Green say it had a ridgedy handle. The knife was produced. That's the knife. She had the big blade open. Jim did not owe me any money when he came out of my house. I never said anything about any 25 cents. I did not attempt to hit Annie. Jim did not tell me to let Annie alone and settle it with him. I had no words with him and no blows passed lietween me ami him." annik nm. who lives at 109 Kith st. testified: "Sunday Annie Taylor came up the steps and knocked at somebody's door, she then knocked at my door and asked if Jim had been there. I told her yes. She then ran her hand into her apron pocket and 00k out a black-handle knife and *l'he photograph from which the cut of James H. Bradlej was made wa taken when he was in his 19th yr. That is about two years ago. He looked boyish to the last. i <\ Opened it. I saw the knife at the station house and also saw it when she had it in her hand. When she pulled the knife open she said, "The red s-b?? I'll kill him today." She went out of my room and then went to Colly's door. Bolly said, 'don't make no fuss in here'and took Jimmie hy the arm and shoved him on OVt, Annie caught hold of Jim? mie ami shoved him down the steps. Poll j said 'That's right don't have any fuss in hen*. Carry him out in the street.' Annie got him out-side the door into the street on the side walk. When she first cut at him, I cannot say she cut him the first tim*' but 1 saw her stab him in the left side the second time. I was leaning out of Sally Gaines' window. She made two cuts at him, but cannot nie stabbed him the first time. She said 'Come on, Come on!' ami dd, 'Wait a minute let me get hat.' Some?one sra ve bia1 his Kofi CIT H!M - because he was sitting down talking to Dolly White. He said nothing until he got to the hla<k-sniith shop where lie pulled at a plank and staggered. Ile cough? ed and spit up a mouthful of blood. He coughed again and again spit up blood. He then said 'Oh, me! That's all I heard him say. He went along with her quietly. He did not resist nor refuse to go. Yes, George Bailey was in my room that evening. He came nj) the steps as she came down. My door was not open when Jim came up. He shoved my door OPen. Annie and Jun were tussling. He wju* trying to keep her away from him. SALLY OAINE8 who lives nt 100 N. Kith Street said : "Yesterday evening I was sitting down in my room. Annie Taylor came in and inquired for Jim. Annie Green's room and mine are one ex eepting she lives in the hack part. I told lier I did not know where he was. he had lx???n in there hut had gone ont. Annie then went, into Annie Green's room. She found out that bl was in Polly's room and went there. Polly said ' Annie dont have any Juss in here. Jim can go out of my room.' Annie called Jim and shoved him down tin' steps. 1 saw from my front window what happen? ed in the street. I saw her stick a knife in his 'shoulder and his side. He said. 'Give me my hat.' He went up the street with her and fell against the black-smith shop. UK SPIT UP BLOOU. He grabbed a plank. She pulled him and that jerked the plank off the lenee. Bbs said, 'You d-son of a l?-die!' The knife was not open in my room. I saw her open it in Annie Gaines' room. I saw the knife at the station house. It was the same knife. She jerked him from the hlack-smith shop and he staggered up the street like a drunken man. I think they were standing face to Ines. I did not bear him say anything, but he caught her hand up once ana she enid, ' If you dont turu me loose I'll chop you in the fa SACHE!. COLEMAN who live on Fnion Streeet near Grace St., said : THE APTITSKU ANNIE TAYLOR " I saw nothing of it at all. Annie Taylor cara.' to my house Sunday evening and said ' Let this old drunk? en boy lay down.' Jim and Annie caine in, and he called Mary Parker from up stairs and said, 'Mary please bring me some water to wash my face. Then the blood was rushing from his mouth. When I jump? ed up and ran down stairs, Annie said, 'Don't say anything1. I said, 'don't say anything about what? Then Jim said, 'I am stab? bed.' I said, 'Who stabbed you?' 'Annie Taylor stabbed me.' Annie told me a woman around on 16th Street by the name of Polly Win to had stabbed him. She then fell a cross him as he was laying down. She put his hat on her head and com menced crying. She said; ' MY JIM 18 DTIMO.' She then went into my back yard. She said to me. 'Don't you say nothing.'" MARY PARKER testified: "I live with Rachel Coleman. Yesterday evening 1 saw Annie Tay? lor run to the back door and throw the knife over the back fence into a white lady's yard. I was standing on the back steps and could plainly see her. When they first came to the house Rachel Coleman was up?stairs leaning out of the window. Barbel had finished cooking dinner and had eaten dinner. 1 dill not hear any one call me down stairs. 1 have never heard of Jim saying anything as to who stabbed Um. I "told OlhVer Goodman that 1 saw Annie throw the knife over the fen A UTtU WHITE BOY, Frank Porter identified the knife. He was playing in the yard and saw it when it dVopped lte took it and carried it into the house. A police? man came and asked if they had found the knife. Her sister took it and gave it to him. He saw no one when it fell. Coroner Taylor stated that he found one wound in the deceased's shoulder about % of an inch, the ot li? er to the left part of the back, entered the lung about two inches. Hemor? rhage caused his death. He lived a bout twenty minutes. This ended the testimony before the Coroner's jury. The prisoner, Annie Taylor, hail been brought up 'teena the ioil and was sc.-it *\ at result. At times the tot* ot i witness would either provoke a smile orcause her to whisper to ber counsel. The preliminary examination took place at the Felice Court, Wednesday morning Justice John J. Crutchfield, presiding. Edgar Allan Esq. repre? sented the accused. The following witnesses testified at the Court: L. H. Tucker, white, said, "I saw a man and a woman run out of a door: I don't know who they were. I saw her strike him with her hand. I saw nothing in her hand. She had on a striped dress." aaowii iLvn.Kv s* testified : "She caught a fellow in the collar and pulled him down. He did not want to go, and then,because he refused to come she pulled him down. When she pallal him out to the "street she stabbed him in the left side. I was standing at the door. 1 passed her and came down stairs. I had been in all the girls' rooms. Me, Jim and Davy went around there togeth? er. I saw her when she stabbed him somewhere in his left side. I work at the Petersburg factory, 22nd St. We bad not Ixt'ii there very long. I was upstairs in the entry when she got theta. When she came in she asked where was Jimmie. She asked Sally Gaines and Missie. Then she asked Eliza. When Annie Taylor was in Annie Greene's room I was in there with her. I went down stairs when they be? gan to fuss at the bead of the stairs. 1 never had any idea that she was going to cut him until I saw her cut him. She had the knife. She open? ed it in Annie Green's room. 6 in that rot an that be [JimJ shorn go up town. If he did he'd have to go stark naked. I did not hear her make any threats upstairs. Sallie Gaines was in her room, looking out of the window when the fuss was going on." DAVID CARTER sai !, " I know nothing of the cutting. I only saw them when he fell in the street and said, 'Oh Lord, I'm cut to death.' I was in Mary Eliza's room. 1 did not come out before she came down stairs. The tutting was done before I came down. Indy Christian was in there. 1 went there with Jim and George Bailey. I saw him fall on Grace street and heard Annie Taylor say she struck him in the mouth. I was following on behind. I was near enough to him to help him up. She aiken me to help him up and I helped him. 1 did not see that he was cut. I did not see any blood, save that which gushed from his mouth. I heard the report that he was cut when I was upstairs. I heard the women hollering out in the street. That's why I followed them. I heard some one say, 'Look how Annie Taylor is cutting Jim.' I didn't know he was cut, only I heard it." ANNIE WILLS testified : " She brought him down to the door and she stuck the knife in him, and he said, 'Lord, have mercy.' Then I went into the house and shut the door. CHRISTIANA PAGE testified. I was standing on 16th street when I heard some one coming down the steps. I saw Jimmie and Annie conn? ing down the steps. She said, ',You d-red s?-b??! Come ont She then cut him in the shoulder, and then stabbed him in the loft side. I knew she stabbed him this time because she drove the knife so hard. When he got to the black? smith shop, he grabbed a plank. She pulled him so hard she pulled a plank off the black-smith shop which he had hold of. I was standing in front of Lessie Minors'. Lessie was not there. I heard him say, 'Lord, have mercy.' He called for his hat. Then she pushed him along up the street. 1 suppose she thought he stopped to get hie breath. Then she said, 'Come on, Jim G-d d you. EMMA DAVIS testified: "I saw her pull him out of the door and stick the knife in him. I live at 119 1 (>th street. I got up and went in the house. He hollered, 'Oh, Lord!' I saw no one in the street. I saw her stick the knife in his side once. VICTORIA COW ENS testified. "I was sitting in the door. I saw her pull him out of the door and stick the knife in his side. She then unified him on up the street. He fell up against the shop and hol? lered. She shoved him on up jthe street. I then went on in the house and shut the door." This ended the testimony. The case was sent on to the Hustings Court. (ell had endeav? ored to seen, otograph of the accused in orde have a portrait made. He sc the consent of the judge and ounsel, but she apparently otb}* Wednesday he renewed his eli succeeded In getting 1 He accordion; ' a hack and in companyVi 'Hear went to the Richmond - >h Gallery, x 21% Broad S4 fficient col? ored photogrqi .J.C. I arley took lier photograph 'he faithful Court official Mr/ Vt. el furner who ac i-ompan^^B os a,iso photograph? ed, t one time at? tended Mas? tool If jon hSwMMf, nJWHyxi tn satins or drinking, |ak? a - of 6ioaaion?' Ltv?r Reculator. SSSMB| i Miss Haiuet A. Ron WeJJer took place Feb. 2 .HO p. m., at the Fifth Street B; t Church, Kev. A. P. Dunbar otti og. ? The follow -e usher, Messrs. Tliomas Redd.' r arlie Goode, Flem? ming Bolds, William Lawrence, Minis Hill,Geo. Berki . . The maJdsof honor were Misses Mary At ice Jones, Lillie Hill, Mary Baylor, V mma Q. Brown. They were areeenttd with many handsome present. The happy couple left on the C. & O. train at 9:15 o'clock p. m. The bride was attired in gobi brown henrietta suit, trimmed Li plush. They arrived home last Monday at 0 p. m. ? ' ' mt ? mt WALTERS ty night at 8 o'clock Feb. 23. 1N90, Mrs. Hannah Waters sister o' Henrietta Brown, died in the triumph of faith. She was ready and wilting for her soul to return back to t Le God that gave it. She was improving so rapidly 'that her death was un* xpecting to us all. She died of henr ?Unease. -She had been in the North 18 years and came home (to Richmond) GS) a visit for her health. She ,vos a faithful .r pric? er in the Christian Churches in the North and also ut home when she was able. She nad a number of friends both white and colored in the North and at home. She leaves a husband, two children lone of which is 6 years old and one 22 years, one sister and two brothels to mourn their loss. She ^ied at the age of SO years and v. as the heloved wife of Rev. C. E. Waters of Brooklyn Mrs. Rosa Jenkins, departed this life Feb. 20, 1890, She leaves one daughter, two sifters, one brother and a host of friends tu ru ours +heir ? i he S. thd . 3:.*10 p. m. Bm had been a member of the Second Baptist Church for forty odd years The order of True Reformers of which she was a member, was out to pay the last tribute of respect to their dead. "Blessed are the dead Who die in the Lord." A Rare JR slcal Treal. The concert giv n by tte Amateur Concert Company at the Ebenezer Baptist Church, Monday evening Feb. 17, 1890, was one of the grand? est given in this city for some time. The solos rendered by Misses Louise E. Howell, Mary . Smith, and Zerao ria D. Jones, an' Messrs Conway Reide and Sydne Mayo were excep? tionally fine. The stump epec -h made by Mr. Con? way Reide made t reputation for him which will be h 'ting. Miss Lena Vaughn pr^sldod at the organ with her usual grace. We predict a bright' future for thie young company. Mr. j S. D. Jones is the manager of the* class. THE l&TsCOE CASE. The record in Muscoe's case was received from 'harlottesville on' Thursday. J|r. Hayes will at < nee j apply for a writ of error and for a | second time present this very impor-' tantcase to the Supreme Court of Ap-' peals. Just frhat that court will do remaineth to l>e seen. If the Char-j lottesville Corporation Court be re-j versed and she , ?se sent to some ] other corpora:; >n Muscoe will doubt' less escape tl vs. But no one' eoul f*e**mrt?verdict under the lasfTriai h . i cac prisoner and I even counsel wei under gravest ap? prehensions of i.. ?.?ching. Mr. Rudolpl V. Rose of 'Lynch-1 burg is associate-' with Mr. Hayes in this case and fr. v hat we have seen and know of both these gentlemen, tliey will not 1 iv down their arms until every last round has exhausted. Private sebool Corner St James and Leigh Ste. rear of St. FhillipaChui < h. Pupils taught in all branches of study according to Public School Sysratem for 50 cte. per. month; ala ? music taught on piano at HOC St. James St. by Madam Fannie Payne Walker. Scholars prom ted at the above school Feb. 1 Ot intermediate Ex? amination. 1st lass A. Mabel D. Moms 98.2; 1 illie Walker, 93.4; George Graves, 7"> 1. 1st Class B. Ada. A. Johnson, 94.5; Willanette Wilson, 89.8; Josephine Brooks, 86.4; RuthJatper, 83.3. 2nd (lass A. & B. John R'ehardson, 90; Sum? ner Morris, Norrell, 91.7; Upsher Funn bettie K. Lewis, 93; Steward Henlv, 86; Willie Brown 85; Willie Burn. Kate Robin? son; 81. Jame* '.wis, 95; George Liggons, 92; f. ?? Burnetts, 96; Elizabeth Green 02; Joseph Ander? son, 90; Claude .stafford, 90; Julia Armstead, 93; Estelle, 92; Alfred Lee 98; Walter Bowe, 88. Teacher? Madame Fanny Payne Walker. V -The Mission Room ie open at the Odd Fellows Hall, Franklin St., under the supervision of the Committee. -Mr.Geo. W. Richardson wtu? bas been confined to hie room the past ten days by rbenmstism is now able to be ont. -Mr. J. H.Wilson of Keysville Va., called on us. -Mr. John It. Gray of Old Point called on ns. He will head waiter in the Sherward Hotel. He was getting np waiters. We have received a letter frcm "J. P. D." Lewisburg, West, Va. no name. -Dr. H. L. Harrie of Peters? burg. Va., called on us this week. Mr. W. fl. Gordon of Fire Creek ?Vea)t Va., saads ns two subscrib? ers,?Messrs, George Watts sud b. If. Price. -Mr. R. Lee Hemmings of Bt. Joy Behool at Toga, Va., bas em ployed Mr A. J. Bondrisnt, Sujt. of schools in Buckinghsm Co., to atend to his new building. Mr.' Hemmings is a wise bnt popular teacher. Miss Florence E. Isham has been ndisposed during the past week. Mr. Jas. H. Jenkins has been ap? pointed assistant box-clerk in the Richmond Post Office. Rev. R. Spiller, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Hampton called on us. He lectured to the Goo \ Samaritans at their Hall, Navy Hill last Thursday night. 19*If you are in need of Boots, Shoes, Trunks, etc., give Mr. George W. Bolling a call at Wertheimer's. 422 E. Broad Street. Manchester, Va., Feb. 24, 1890. The chief topic of the day in Man? chester is who will be postmaster of this city ? A meeting of the colored Republicans of this city, we learn is to he called soon to endorse a man qualified for the position in every respect regardless of what has been said, that isn't in the question. We were told to take the back seat in the last campaign, and what was the result? Those of you who are posted as to the political condition of the State know as well as we. Further comment is unnecessary. We do not intend to keep silent our wants. "Nothing ventured, nothing gained.'' I would ask who are the Republicans of Manchester? Are they among those who are afraid *of being ostracised ? We shall endorse a colored man because it is our duty. We want a man that has done servite to the Party. We want a man thoroughly identified with the Republican Party. We want a man that can look upon his fellow men with a degree of re? spect, so as to cause the whole com? munity to feel that they have the right man in the right place, and one that can be respected. Shall we sit down and wait with our arms folded for some one else to hewlthe iine for us? We answer, no. The boon is ours, and especially so when we have the qualified material within our midst. Ex-City Councilman, J. E. Hewlett, ex-Captain James H. Cunningham (of the Union Guards); Mr. Wm. H. Hughes, Sr., and many others, are qualified to .Hil the position ,and ef? ficiently as any postmaster has as yet. There are among the names mentioned, many young men also who have been asked to allow their names to be used in this connection and in due time we will take pleasure in announcing them to the .public. We can't say just now who will be the choice of the meeting. Whether he shall be from Chesterfield or from the city of Manchester we know not so let us have the meeting. -The Bazaar given for the bene? fit of the Knights of Pythias of this city opens on next Monday night, (March 3rd) at Smith's Hall, on up? per Hull St. The following is the programme for the first week, Monday night there will be a drill by the Union Guard, Wednesday night a "Neck-Tie Par? ty," Saturday night "Merchants oi t-te C'ty m Their Costumes." I Refreshments wal be in abundance. ' A grand time is anticipated. Admission - - - 5 cts. -Rev. Dr. Binga continues quite sick at his residence on Decatur St. -Rev. R. R. Graham adminis? tered the Lord's Supper at the First Baptist Church on last Sun i day. -Mr.A Q. 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