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Behind him he has left his wife and
three children and a most of the vil
lagers, the majority of whom have
appeared in the Passion Play torn
by conflicting emotions.
They are intensely Satriptic and to
them the Fatherland means every
thing and yet they are shocked.
It is almost inconceivable to them
that Anton Lang, the man who played
the role of Christus, with such feel
ing and spiritualness, as perhaps no
other person had, should now take
up a gun and seek to slay his fellow
men even in defense of the Father
land. For Lang as a boy was more quiet
than the other lads he played with in
the streets of the narrow village and
as he grew older was noted for the
sensitive, almost saintly cast 'Of his
His father, who played the role of
Herod, had prepared for 53 years in
hopes of playing the role of the Chris
tus. But when the ballots were cast
choosing the actors for the 1900 play
the son and not the father was chos
en for the coveted role. Anton was
then only 25 years old.
This performance of the Passion
Play attracted a greater number of
visitors than ever had visited the vil
alge previously and Lang for his re
markable performance of the difficult
role was herakLed the werld over. In
1910 he was re-elected to play the
Nevertheless he continued on in his
quiet, unassuming tway, working as
a potter, tie trade he had learned
from his father.
Visitors who flocked to his shop to
stare and speak with him always em
An incident which occurred one
afternoen serves to show his objec
tion to the "limelight"
A party of two or three was In
his shop buying pottery. As he stood
at his coustter showing his wares a
group of four or five spectators gath
ered at the window and began to
Lang seemed to be more or less
troubled for a few moments and then
he quietly asked one of his customers
if he would object to his drawing the
shade, saying, "I do not like for peo
ple to stare at me."
RHUBARB RECIPES FOR EARLY ftv
SPRING DAYS m
Rhubarb Fritters Cut the rhubarb
into 2-inch pieces. Make syrup of 1
cup of water and y2 cup of sugar,
drop rhubarb into syrup and eook 8
minutes. Drain from syrup and cooL
Make a fritter batter of 3 eggs beaten
very light, a pinch of salt, 23 cup of
milk and 1 cup of flour measured
after sifting. Beat the batter for 3
minutes and add 1 cupful! of the
Drop by smafl spoonfuls ip.to deep
hot crisco, and fry to lighjt "brown.
The syrup from the rhubarb; may be
thickened with corn starch and
served over the fritters.
Rhubarb Pie. Cut rhubarb in
very small pieces. Two cups of the
fruit; 1 of sugar; 1 tablespoonful of
corn starch; a pinch of salt; mix all v
together and turn Into pie crust; dot
top with bits of butter and put on
top crust and bake in hot over 25
"How are you going to vote, Jean
nette?" Inquired her friend Marie.
And the other miss, nonplussed at
Replied: "Now let me see."
"I think ni vote a sealskin coat,"
Jeanette went on to say,
"And a gown of red." Then the other
"Well, that's a lovely way."
Kansas City Jqurnal
What will be the highest concrete
structure of the kind in the world -is
a railroad viaduct being built in
Pennsylvania, 242 feet above a
Lstream and. 266 feet loog, a