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This mav be our Iasi battle. We believe tlia141, is the beginning of our final triumph.
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VOLUME XU!, NO. 28 ' RICHMOND VIRGINIA, SATURDAY, MAY 23,1925 PRICE. FIVE CENTS.
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Nineteen Wounds in the Woman's Body.
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,
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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
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. %
| THE ART CRITICS ' By A. B. CHAPIN
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ISM'T THAT A
Irn. J. Ii. BROWN WILL DISCUSS
CHURCH RECREATION PROB
LEMS AT THE B. Y. P. U.
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
“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
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
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
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.
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(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
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
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
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
, Fo’lowing the address the corres
ponding secretary reported, as did
the tresaurer, Dr. W. T. Hall, and
the auditor. Dr. R. H. Bowling.
AtfciMOKIAL DAY SERVICES AT
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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
—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.
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