"PREACHER CAUGHT IN HOMES AT NIGHT, QUOTES SCRIPTURES WHEN SURPRISED"

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"PREACHER CAUGHT IN HOMES AT NIGHT, QUOTES SCRIPTURES WHEN SURPRISED"

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Special to the Times-Democrat.
Lake Charles, La., Feb. 1 - Abraham Nelson, a negro preacher, was brought to Lake Charles this morning by Deputy Sheriff Louis Deputy of Jennings and lodged in jail charged with "trespassing in the nighttime." He is held in connection with the recent wholesale murders committed in this section. Nelson was arrested last night in Jennings.
He is a preacher of the "Sanctified" church at Jennings, and for the past three or four nights he has been making visits to the homes of several negro families, entering the houses after midnight. When discovered in the rooms he would tell the occupants that he desired a cup of coffee, and would begin quoting passages from the scriptures.
Nelson is regarded as a religious fanatic, and is one of the organizers of the negro "Sanctified" church at Jennings. He is thirty-five years old, and gives all of his time to the duties of his faith. About three years ago he finished serving a sentence in the Penitentiary for a serious crime. A couple of days ago three other negro preachers of the same "Sanctified" church left Jennings suddenly, departing for points unknown.

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The Times-Democrat

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James D. Wilson Personal Collection

Publisher

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Date

2-2-1912

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microfilm

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english

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newspaper

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New Orleans, Louisiana

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The Times-Democrat, “"PREACHER CAUGHT IN HOMES AT NIGHT, QUOTES SCRIPTURES WHEN SURPRISED",” Who Did It?: Clementine Barnabet and the Louisiana-Texas Ritual Ax Murders, accessed May 26, 2024, https://whodidit.omeka.net/items/show/40.