wash herald 18 april 1908

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c BAPTIZED IN RI Mi MiTwo VERFTwo I Two Sisters Are Immersed Irnniersedby IrnniersedbyNegrbEvangelist by byNegro I Negro N NegrbEvangelist NegrbEvangelistMARCH eglO Evangelist EvangelistMARCH I I MARCH THROUGH THE STREETS STREETSWearing STREETSVenrlng STREETSVenring Wearing Strange Garb the Follow Followers Followers Followflera ¬ ers of the Church of God and the theSainin theSnnh theSnlnI Sainin oi Christ Make i n1e rllKrliiiage rllKrliiiageio PUgrimngto io ihe Potomac PotolUQcTrne True Prophet ProphetElijah ProphetEIJJnhFOJllllelKCIII ProphetElijah EIJJnhFOJllllelKCIII Elijah Possesses Great Gr nt Power PowerWearing PUnCr PUnCra PUnCrlIearlng PowerWroarlng a Wearing lIearlng black robes rob as and chilly looks looksttfo look looktO lookstwo two slatars stat rs yesterday o t rd 1 went down to totlia tothe tothe the Potomac and andplUngtng plunging into nto the thewators th thwntOr5 theWiltora wators wra w ro cleansed o of their Pins in inthe Inthe Inthe the presence of oldors evangelists and andothrs ondother andothrs othrs othrsThft otherlha othrsThe The sIsters were baptized after they theyand theyefd theynfltl and marched through the UI streets of ofWashington otVashington ofWashington Washington The baptismal baptismal rites took tookplace tookplac6 tookpla place pla e under the auspices llusplcEtsAt M if the Church Churchof of God and nd the Saints of Christ a sect sectof stor sectof of negro tt gl10 men and women 01ln They are 8000 8000strong 8000strong 8001strong strong and are scattered throughout the thecountry thei thecountry country countr This is i their Feast at the Pass Passover psI Pansover over The Prophet Elijah ElijahWilliam EliJahI ElijabWilliam William S Crowdy fe the uePropllot Prophet Elijah Elijahof Elijahor Elijahof of the church He is an aged and infirm infirmnegro Inftrmegro Infirmnegro negro egro hardly able to walk or talk He Helives Helives HeliveS lives in U street street near n flr the headquarters headquartersof udquartersot of the society Hlf assistants aAl8u > ilts are scat scattered SCllttend scatterod ¬ tend throughout the cotntry Grand Grandfather GranjlliUltr Grarni1ather father Abraham Abrb m who is William Plum Plummar PlummOr Plummar mar lives in Boston Chl Chief f Evangelist EvangelistMallnda EvangeUetMalinda EvangelistMalinda Malinda Morris is a resident of Newark NewarkN NewarkN N J JFully Jtrully JFully Fully 409 of the brethren met at True TrueReformer TrueReo Trueflelorenoli Reformer Reo Im ora Ball Twelfth and U streets streetsnorthwest streetsnorthwest streetsnorthwest northwest yesterday afternoon The Thebrothers Thebrethers Thebrothers brothers were dressed in brown each eachwearing eachwMrillg eachwearing wearing a black Sass about the waist waistThe waistrho IsL IsLrho rho sisters wore brown Skirts blue bluewaists bluewaists bluewaists waists and brown sashes saafeetiSinging SlUlheastn sashesSlpgtng Singing stn ng loudly the band marched mar hed down downU downU downU U street to Twelfth and thence to Penn Pennsylvania PennZ5lvanlo Pennsylvania ¬ sylvania avenue Turning Tlrnlngt at t the White WhiteHouse White11ouse WhiteHouse House the band led by Grand Father FatherAbraham FatherAbraham FatherAbraham Abraham marched to the river basin basinHera bulnHere basinHere Here the band p paused ed A favored spot epotfor spotCor spotfor for baptism wan seleeted and prepara preparations prePflrlltlons preparations ¬ tions for the event made While the men menkept menkept menkept kept their face facea a devotedly toward the theground theund theground ground und the two sisters who were to be bespiritually besplrllnlLUy bespiritually spiritually clan cleanest 4 l put on black robes robesThey rODeaTIley robesThey They stood in their bare bar feet On the thebank tblahk thebank bank Mrs William S S Cowdy wife of ofthe otUII ofthe the prophet and Mrs Ire Mary Jayrws were wereIho werethet werethu Iho converts convertsWhile convertLWhne convertsWhile While the brothers and sisters sang sangTake sangrake sangTake Take a a Hold Chief Evangelist Joseph JosephCrqwdf JO Josephcruwdy tph tphcroWd Crqwdf croWd stepped SUt ped lute the stream He Hewas Hew Hewas was w comfortably clothed but he could couldnot oouldht couldnet not repress a shiver shiverThr shlvorTlMre shiverThor Thor TlMre was a chattering of teeth when whenthe wbenthe whenthe the two converts were ordered to the theriver therlnr theriver river Mrs Crowdy Crowd was the first to be beimmersed benmersed beImmersed immersed The thief evangelist held her herby Jerb Jeerby by b the neck and waist and dipped her hertare berthree herthree three tare times Back time she came up upstrangling upiU8ngUng upstrangling strangling iU8ngUngltrs stranglingMts stranglingMrs Mrs Jayneswas Jtynes was Immersed In the same sameway samewtQ sameway way Then the two converts were driven drivento drivento drivento to True Reformers Hall Jnd and the line of ofmarch ofmarch ofmarch march was resumed rasttmetiHold resumedlIuld resumedHold Hold Jubilee Service ServiceLast SerdceLot ServiceLast Last night there was a Jubilee service serviceIn 1nlceIn serviceIn In the church at Fourth street and New NewYork NewYork NewYork York avenue After the senIce one of ofthe ofthe ofthe the brothers said saidAh saldAh saidAh Ah is a hod carrlah by b persuashun persuashunbut permuhunltut persuashunbut but Ah is also a o elder in de true church churchProphet churckProphet churchProphet Prophet Kttjah am Ifl d true light lIht and we weto w weIs to on fie right road De ehllltm dat am amIn amIn amIn In din church will arise wh when beR n de Lord Lordwhispers LordwhIspers Lordwhispers whispers and Gabriel Mows his trumpet trumpetob trumpetob trumpetob ob gold Does you read yer Scripture ScriptureWhen ScriptureWhen r rthe When the rapcrter confessed his knowl knowledge kl1owldre knowledge ¬ edge of o Sacred Writ was limited the thebrother thebroUMr thebrother brother continue continueWeil tGDUnuedWell contInuedWelt Weil Well sak it am wrote in de fnat fnatThesMtonluits tttetTbe feetTheseoloeluhe ThesMtonluits Tbe luatB dat de voice ob de ark arkatigtil arkaagul arkngul atigtil and de el tramp of o de Lord will rise rl8eus riseus riseus us trims de ground Den Den sh A If you youam youem OU OUm am m in de true rellgua you OU win 111 be eared earedOur savedOur yed yedOur Our church am de correct on onto Before BeforeMoses Bet BetMoses fleioroMoses Moses died he antnted Joshua as prophet prophetin in his stead De same ssne am took placefeaah place p aeeHak placeb feaah b alt So ash sail when our Elijah ijah am about aboutto outto aboutto to depart this turrobeius life he willDint willanlat will willanlnt Dint a saeceaaah saeceaaahThis SIKcehThis suceeseshThis This morning from 1 Iell J9 oetock until untilsundown unUlsundown untilsundown sundown the sect celebrates Sabbath SabbathGrant SbMthQrnntlJ SabbathGrants

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  1. The Washington Herald,
  2. 18 Apr 1908, Sat,
  3. Page 2

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