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This mav be our Iasi battle. We believe tlia141, is the beginning of our final triumph. 11110 • I V ^ JOHN MITCHELL JF MAY 17,1923 • i • L________* VOLUME XU!, NO. 28 ' RICHMOND VIRGINIA, SATURDAY, MAY 23,1925 PRICE. FIVE CENTS. « — _—— - 1 - —— ■- - . t • '' . ^ Nineteen Wounds in the Woman's Body. -----:-i.. Heart Penetrated and Jugular Vein (But On the Way to Church When Killing Took Place—The Prisoner’s Statement—Was Not Himself, He Says. All Parties Hail from South Carolina. The case of Willie Moore, charged with the murder of Sarah Aim Hurt Sunday n'ght. May 17th was called in the Police Coart. Tuesday morn *ng. 19* h invt. Judge Ingram pre ssing and after a preliminary state ment of facts Moore was sent on lo the grand jury. He was no; repre sented by counsel. The funeral took place Wednesday, 20th inst. from the Seventeenth 3-rvet Mission, Rev. G. . A. Simmons, pastor of the Christian Baptist Church officiating. Interment was in Woodland Cemetery. STOIXY OF THE MURDER. WilHe Moore, who resides at 1315 N. «!even eenth Street stabbed to deaSh Mrs. Surah Ann Hart just east of the corner of 10th and Tur p:n Streets. Sunday night. May 17th. shortly before 9 o’clock. There were nineteen stab wounds in the body. They were knife wounds. One of them was made with such terrific force that the rib bone was cut through and the heart of the unfor tunate woman penetrated. Another wound on the chin extended far enough back to sever the Jugular vein * id t<> produce almost Instant death. The woman resided with her mother at 1313 N. Seventeenth Street and acted as cook there. She had been seraiated from her husband, Willie Hart, since last September. A VISIT TO THE RESIDENCE. A visit to the residence last Tues day morning elicited the following information. Mrs. Priscilla Hollaway , mother of the murdered woman, con ducts a rooming house there. Two other men and their wives room with her- Mrs. Hollaway came here from Greenwood, South Carolina seven or eight years agg. She has two children. Henry Cauthorn and Sarah Ann Hart, deceased. The latter has been married about six years to> Wil lie Hart. Hart Is from Columbia. South Carolina. The couple separated about last September. Will Moore, who lodged and boarded wfith Mrs. Ho'lluwax worked in South Richmond PRAYER MEETING SERVICES. Prayer meeting services are lieid at the Hollaway home every Sunday afternoon. They were being conduct ed last Sunday afternoon when Mrs. Ho'laway heard a pan fall in the kitchen, where her daughter. Sarah Ann Hart was preparing a meal. She went in there after she heard Moore vurs'ng and l’eprlmanded him- lie had thrown into the slops the meat that Sarah Ann Hart was frying. He later came upstairs and expressed regret for his act*on< telling her he would not curse in the house qny more. That night she went to the Chr;stian Baptist Church, which has recently been organized by Rev. G. A. Simmons, of 1013 Turpin Street. MURDERED ON WAY TO CHURCH Later, Wilke Moore accompanying tw,, other females, left to go to the same church. When they came in, Mrs. Holla-way asked for her daugh ■ ter. They told her ♦’ha; Moore had run them away. "Willie Moore is said to have knocked the woman down with his fist and then as she ’ay on the ground had stabbed her repeatedly with the knife wrnieh he always carried. Mrs. Hallaway said I that ♦■'he had been after him con Istantly about carrying that open knife, warning h'im that some one that he intended 'to kill might kill him first. She-told him that the boys were afraid to sleep witih him on ae count of this habit ( ALWAYS CARRIED KNIFE. Once she took the knife away from him and she has it yet. However, he secured another one. In the little quaf'nt structure on Seventeenth Street last Tuesday morning were several females, while Rev. G. A. S mmons was present to administer consolation to the bereaved family. As Edi.or Mitchell passed up Seven teenth Street he saw- Funeral Direct or Robert C. Scott’s silver gray hearse approaching the residence and following it was the dead wagon. They stopped at 1315 North Seven teenth Street. The rear doors were ' swung open und the two attendants ' carried the remains, wftuich were in ia pearl gray casket into the house, i where it rested on the wrheeled re ceptacle for Inspection by the public, i (Continued on page 8) ANNIVERSARY' EXERCISES OF NATIONAL IDEAL SOCIETY. The Nursery Department of Rich mond and South Richmond Districts will hold thefr anniversary exere’ses on the fourth and fifth Sundays in May respectively. The exercises of the West End and Fulton will he held on the fourth Sunday in May. Th • children of Fulton, with tht\ guardians will meet at the Fulton• Beneficial Hall at 2 P. M. and march from here to the Mt. Calvary Bap i tjst Church. The children of the West End will meet at the Ideal Hall at 2 P. M and* march to the Third Street Bethel A.. M E. Church, where the exercises will be held. 1 The exercises of Church Hill and ; South Richmond will be held on the 1 fifth Sunday in May. The children of SouAi Richmond, with their guard ians will meet at the Southside In dependent Beneficial Hall at 2:20 P. Mj. and march to the Union Baptist Church. The children and guard ians of Church Hill will meet at the 21st Street Baptist Church at 2 P. M. and march to the Fountain Bap tist Church. A rare treat is in store for all who attend. The public is invited to all of these exercises. -- —Mr. A. D. Ragland, our agent alt South Boston. Va. is arranging to extend the circulation of The Planet 1 there. % I | THE ART CRITICS ' By A. B. CHAPIN ! I ■ ■ ■ - ■■ - . ~~— ^ah"—— ISM'T THAT A Lovely, ■, \ Picture-r/ Irn. J. Ii. BROWN WILL DISCUSS CHURCH RECREATION PROB LEMS AT THE B. Y. P. U. SPRING MEETING. The public is invited to attend the Spring Meeting of the B. Y. P. U. Council to1 be held at the Fifth Bap tJst Church, Harvie and Cary, Sunday May 24, at 4 <P. M. A special ad dress will be delivered by Rev. J. B. Brown, of Petersburg, Va., on “The Church and Recreation’’. Music will be rendered by a special chorus. , Rev. Brown is pastor of a congre gation. in which he has successfully met the problems which he will dis cuss. He may boast of the hearty support and allegiance Of both young and o'd in the achievement of his program. vitf “GRUMPY” (»OES OVER STRONG. Times have been few when the in terest in drama in this community has been awakened to the extent I that was evident in True Reformer Hall on Fri'day, May 15, at the pro duction of Samuel French’s mystery play. “Grumpy”. The play was given under the aus p'ces of the Howard Dramatic Club and was under the personal super vision of the accomplished Mrs. Kate G. Colson. The scenery was such ae would so inspire a cast in its interpretations that the characters would cease to be imaginary. This play marked a dis rfinci' advancement, in dramatlfcs in Richmond, showing what can be done with local talent. , Mr. Hannibal Holmes’ character! ! zaf'on of the title role was superb. Tt was one of the best interpretations ever seen hereabouts. He accom plished w^at few amateurs attain— a complete loss of self in the char rcter presented. Mr. Raymond Clarke’s interpretation of Mr. Jarvis and Miss <E}. Rosalie Clarke as Grum py’s grand-duughter were very force ful and made a deep impression up on the audifence, whic^ paid enthus iastic tribute. Mp. Joseph Richardson in his im personation of Earnest Heron showed great ability as an actor. Richard son is a young map of inherited grace and feelings. The effect of the evening was heightened by the warmth and emotional singing of Mr. James Cheatham. We are greatly indebted to the entire cast for their remarkable con tribution to our dramatic knowledge and pleasure. —W. T. S. A $250,000 DRIVE Launched by the Va. Baptist State Convention A _ -_ (By Charles Stewart) NEWPORT NEWS, VA., May IS j —The fifty-eighth annual session of the Virginia Baptist State Conven ■ tion held here last week with the : First Baptist Ch’irch, Rev. A. A. Galvin", D. D., pastor has passed into i history as one of the greatest ses i sions in th^ history of the organiza ! tion. and a'drive for a quarter of a : miH’OTi dollars to be raised in five : years was launched, and every dele gate declared that it would be raised i and dedicated to Christian education. ' May it be said to the credit of the i convention that during the entire I session there was not one point of order raised, but all worked together for one end, the betterment of the cause. PRESIDENT KING PRESIDES. i Dr. T. J. King called the conven ] tion to order Wednesday morning, : May 13, at 9 o'clock, and made a brief statement, congratulating the convention on having so many pres • ent at the opening session and brief ly outlined the work for the week. 1 He referred to the past 12 months • and said that death had invaded the j ranks and several of the strong war i riors had answered the summon. The Rev. S. N. Daughtery, lined the opening hymn, “Amazing Grace How Sweet the Sound”, and the • Rev. L. J. Alexander read the 9th ; Psalms as Scripture lesson and the I opening prayer was made by Rev. | E. D. Sands. Many prayers' and songs 1 followed, marking the opening of the convention. Following the opening, the gavel was turned over to Dr. A. A. Galvin, pastor of the First Baptist Church, who presided during the delivery of the addresses of welcome. He form ally turnd over the keys of the church ; to the convention, declaring that thay ! stood ready to serve. The key not only opened the church, but opened | the homes of all the members of the I church as well as> their pocket hooka, j “We are proud to have you mee, j with us this week”, said Dr. Galvin, j “because you bring to our youth in } spiration, and your meeting will be a port of the educa ion of our young people. They will have an opportun | ity*• of seeing and hearing some of j the best thinkers in the whole race. I I am not to deliver the address of 1 we'come for we have others for that purpose, and as pastor 1 open the doors of the church”. PROF. LEE SPEAKS. Prof. J. S. Lee, president o? the State Sunday School Convention was »he Arst speaker. He spoke for the voung people of the state and city, the. future church, the yout<h who rre ■ o take the places of the men and women of today. In extending we! j come Prof. Lee made an appeal for are young men entering the minis try. asking the older ministers to encourage them. He hoped that a convers'on would be had during the session of the convention. Rev. J. A. Brown, pastor of the Queen Street Baptist Church. Hamp ton, represented the Ministers Con forepco in his welcome to the con h’ention. He was eloquent and said i "ome practical things to ahe brother ' ministers those who were in the but tle againsfl ignorance and illiteracy. The other denominations were re T"-esented fh a welcome address by Rev. G. C Taylor pastor of the A. AT. E. Church, Newport News. His r>dd»-es« was freighted with Methodist enthusiasm and fire and punctuated with outbursts of app'auses. DR. W, H. R. POWELL RESPONDS. | fhe Rev. W. H. R. Powell, of j Philadelphia, who is a graduate from the Virginia Theological Seminary end College responded to the address es. He fs ope, of fvhe aggressive young ministers. He in choice lan guage accepted the addresses. Dr. ! S. A. Thompson sang a solo which 1 added much to the spirit of the meer’ng. Rev. Henry A. Stevens, preached the convention sermon at 12 o’clock noon, uving as lrs text "And hereby we do kno1” that we know Him if we keep His commandments”, I John ; ii: 3. The sermon was well prepared [ and likewise delivered. In the afternoon sesm’on the main feature was carried out. which was i the delivery of the annual address . bv President T. J. Ktag and the j election of officers. The opening of , the session was conducted by Rev. J. H. Burnham. Rev. I. A. J. Ken. f nedy and A Gaffney. 1 Attorney T. C. Walker was intro . duced and made a short address tell i tag of the educational work being ' done throughout Virginia. Dr. W. F. Graham read a telegram announc tar the death of 'tae wife of Dr. J. W. Boykin, Camden, S. C. It was ordered that a telegram of sympathy I ho sent from the convention. GREAT ANNUAL ADDRESS. ‘‘The Way Will Grow Brighter”, was the subject of a solo sung by Rev. I. C. Reddle, and then Dr. J. H. Burks, of Columbus, Ohio or of the ptaneer ministers of the con vention in an eloquent address pre sented Dr. T. J. King, who delivered the annual address. The address was styled as a lit orarv gem, the masterpiece, it being the seventh address delivered by Dr.. K'ng. who had improved each year, furnishing more and more inspiration to the work. He had carefully stud ied the work of the Baptists of the .State in all of.Its phases, hence was > prepared to make some practical re. commendations. Among 'them was the budget calling for $250,000 to I he raised in five years and dedicated »o Chnst’an Education. This brough. forth applauses and the approval of the brethren. , Fo’lowing the address the corres ponding secretary reported, as did the tresaurer, Dr. W. T. Hall, and the auditor. Dr. R. H. Bowling. I AtfciMOKIAL DAY SERVICES AT SHARON SUNDAY. I - --- I The Memorial Services in honor of our soldiers who fell In war. will be held at Sharon Baptist Church, Sunday morning. 11 o’clock. Rev. R. H. Johnson. *B. D.. will deliver <he message. Rev. Johnson will also be orator of the day at the National Cemetery on May 30th. The big memorial dav parade will leave Adam and Clay stress at 2 P. M. next Saturday and march to the National Cemetery, where the pro °ram will be rendered. Mr. George U. Branch will be master of cere monies and Miss Brown will read thp Emancipation Proclamation. These activities are under auspices of the Grand .frmvr of 'the Republic and Spanish American War Veterans w'th William P. Logan, chairman of the committee. —We have received an invitation from the Luke A. M. E. Zion Church, at Wilmington. N. C. to at tend the twerity-fifth marriage anni verssirv of their pastor, May 21st, 1925. 8 P. M. It fs promoted by the Stewardess .Boards 1 and 2 and the Trustee Board of that church. —Mr. J. A. Crocketl. of Ivanhoe, Va. continues indisposed. % “THE CONVERSION OF PAUL": “The Conversion of Paul" which was recently postponed will be ren dered Sunday night. May 31st, at Van de Vyver College, under the management of Mr. William 3. Smith. It fs for the benefit of fhe organ fund of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Rev. Joseph B. Glenn, rec tor. The public is invited. Bring a silver offering. Admission free. A fine elocutionary and musical recital has been prepared and a rich treat is in store for all who attdbd.