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The Richmond Planet.
SATURDAY, - Muti'iil.l
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
who live on Fnion Streeet near Grace
St., said :
" 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;
She then went into my back yard.
She said to me. 'Don't you say
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
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
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."
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."
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.
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
"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.
"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
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*
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.
-The Mission Room ie open
at the Odd Fellows Hall, Franklin
St., under the supervision of the
-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
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
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. Powell who has been
quite sick, is able to be out again.
Miss S. Alice Kemp.
Madame Mildred Anderson-Cross.
Miss Fred Ila Miles.
lu Old Folks' Hone Concert.
Old Folks' Hone Concert.
At the First Baptist, Church.
Smoke El Matador Cigar. 5c.
Stop that coughing, if yon do not lt
may kill you. A bottle of Bull's Cough
.Syi up only costs you 35 cts, and Its
imoly ute may save your life.
The public to know that
Ha va* a Fas it A Vi. Matadob
CIGARS! axe the best
-?Mauufactur e
Bat make a straight line with your whole fimily and don* stop
until you have reached
422 E. BROAD ST.Bet. 4th and 5th.
Three hundred and fifty oases of Shoes at fifty cmte on the dolla
Twenty thousnnd dollars worth of shoes slaughtered at this foroed sale
M S.
1GS2 i iras*Es nam ll
R'chmon - Virginia
A No. 7 Cooking Sto vt and Fixtursa
Compete 912.00.
AH kinds of Cooking Stoves aid R inges, Self-Heaters and Small Heat
ers, Open Franklin and Step Stoves, Clothes Wringers, Fluting
Machines, Sad Irons, aud many other articlts
Tin-Roofing, Plumbing Gas-Fitting A Job w.?rk attended to promplV
in city snd countiv. ryDon't forget the number 1602 St 1609 East
COR. 4thaud BRO A D STS. COR. 4 h and BROAD STS
-)o( -)o<?
We would call special attention to onr large and well selected stock
of MEN'S BUSINESS snd DRESS SUI TS, Overcoats?light and
PANTS-?Single Pants. W* have made speciol efforts and our endeav
ors have been crowneo. with success. Our stock consist of the
latest Foreign and Hums Makes, cut and madr *? the latest
(English) stvle-priers ranging from $1.50, $2.X $2 50,
?3 00, $3.50, $4.00. $5.00 ard upwards.
PRINCE ALBER V SUITS in worsteds of every style aud graae. Plain
Corkscrew?wile sud narrow wale.
Our CHILDRENS DEPARTMENT figures a prominent part in o
Establishment. We carry a tremendous stock cor slating of every
grade of clothee manufactured, wa show a very neat knee
pan's snit foi $1.50. a bett* r one for $2.00 and gradually
rises accordi g toqnalty.
OVERCOATS?ia the noted S oren Cost , specially adapted for school
children and wear will be sold tor $2.50 Sises 4 to 10 >ear* of age
sis^e 8 to 14 will be eold for $4 and up.
Call and examine our various Departments.
Furniture, Mattresses, Carnets, Cur*
tains & Mirrors.
The latest styles. Sold for Cash or on E isy Terms at prices to suit
South-west Comer 4th & Broad Street
Lambrequins, Hanging Lampe, Clocks, Mirrors, Pi
Remember the Number, 207 E. Broad Street.

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