Religion: Holy Oil

Regardless of what your trouble may be, you can look the world in the face; solve all your problems; get what you want and fear no man or circumstance. Your happiness and success demand that you print your name clearly and send it to Rev. Charles P. Colbert, Detroit, Mich., 545 Owen Ave.

Such an advertisement has quacked in many a U. S. newspaper. People replying to it received pamphlets and a catalogue of charms, soaps, talismans, oils, perfumes, astrological forecasts, other arcane devices and potions, all marketed by the "Great Britain Spiritualist Church (Negro)." Typical items: "GRENDELINE HOLY OIL. It is...

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