June 25, 1893, Wednesday The New York Times Archives
WORSHIPPERS OF THE VOODOO; HOW SOUTHERN NEGROES PROPITIATE THE SPIRIT OF EVIL. Sacrifices Annually Made on the Night of the 24th of June -- Great Mystery Surrounding the Bites and Ceremonies -- The Voodoo Queen and Her Wonderful Powers -- Snakes "Conjured" by a Plantation Hand -- Some Wonderful Cures Described -- What Black Ben Did.
NEW-ORLEANS, La., June 24 -- Saint John's Day, the day held sacred by the Masonic fraternity all over the world, is also the great yearly period to another class of people very different from the brethren of the mystic tie. It is the one day held moan sacred by the believers in the mysteries of the voodoo, in the United States, in Cuba, Haiti, San Domingo, and wherever the voodoo rites exist.
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