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* The Passion Play. *
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By Rev. J. Henry Harms, D. D., in
Lutheran Church Visitor.
I have seen the story that has trans
formed the world. I have oft, -- heard
it, read it. preached it. a:auwri it,
but last Sunday at Obe-i;:n-r_-.iu T
saw jT. and I think I ci i each it
and hear it, and read it. all tne bet
ter, now that my eyes have seen the
simple tragedy of the Passion of our
Lord. One sees scores of interesting:
things in Europe. From Amsterdam
to Venice is one long succession of
marvels by the hand of man and mar
vels by the hand of God. But one of
the most marvelous things to me has
been the reproduction of the Passion
story of our Lord by those simple
peasants in the Bavarian Alps. Per
haps not a one of those who had a
part, and there were several hundred
who engaged in the performance-:
perhaps not a one of them-ever had
more' than the training offered in the:
village school. They never istudied
under any masters. One is their Mas
ter, and their art and grace and pow
er of portrayal are the fruit of their
love for Him.
Oberammergau is located in a pock
-et of the Alps. One could scarcely
imagine a more unpretentious little
'village. It is only as you glance out
,of the train widow, as you approach,
toward the large auditorium building
that you realize that however unpre
tentious and obscure it may have
*been, it is now one of the centres of
European tourist travel. There were
four thousand at the Passion Play on
Sunday, and four thousand again on
Monday, and to accommodate the
crowds who could not find room, the
performance was repeated to four
thousand on Tuesday. The little vil
lage is the place of the mingling oi
the nations. The normal population
of the town is only fifteen hundred.
They are industrious, God-fearing and
-duty-loving people. It is said that
there is not a grown -man in the place
vho is not a property owner. .The
Passion Play has brought the town
both pront-and prominence. But be
yond that they are industrious far
mters, and their droves of cattle range;
the mountain sides for miles. I per
sonally ,met "Judas" and his daugh
ter "MIary, the Mother of Christ," and*
"Mary Magdalene." I confess I was
afraid to meet these people. I was'
afraid I would find them-well, too.
human, too much like the run of us,.
gold-grubbing, coarse, self-seeking. 1
was charmed with them, with their
simple graciousness, and their honest:
eye. When we asked "Judas" (Joseph~
Schwink) if it was not hard to play
the part of a traitor, tears came into
the poor fellow's eyes. Yes, it is hard
to even seem a traitor and but for an
-hour, if a man is true. I was niot sur
-prised to find this man's portrayal of
despair the next day one of the most:
tragic things I have ever seen. They;
say that he went so far one time as
actually to hang himself on the stage,
and had to be cut down. Anton Lang
is a potte~r. And he is one of perhaps;
:a half dozen men I have known who1
seem good enough to act the part of"
'Christus in such a play. All tne Am-;
-mergauans, and I met many of them,.
are more or less simple and sw'eet
-mannered. One shudders with fear,
for them, however. This tremendous
tide of foreigners to their streets and.
bearthistones brings a danger. It does:
not augur well for Oberammergau to
see, for instance, a woman going to
attend the Passion Play with a cigar
ette in her mouth. For that matter it
does not augur well for any place or;
For hundreds of years these people
have been giving this play, every
tenth year, in obedience to a vow of
gratitude for the stay of plague. Dun
ing the ten years previous to each
performance they prepare for it with
hgreat care. The principal players are
selected by a committee appointed by
'the community for that purpose. A
clean character is one of 'the indispen
Ssable qualifications. The Play has
put a premium on morals, without a
doubt. The high ambition of Ober
ammergauan boys is to be the Chris
People who have not seen the Play
are afraidi of it. They are prejudiced
against it. as we were. We were not'
decided that we would attend until,
two weeks after landing in Europe.
Something of our feeling is express
ed in the retort of the Munich church
authorities in 1810. The Play having
been forbidden, the priest of Oberam
mergau went to Munich to intercede
for his people, for permission to give
the performance. They told him to
"go home and preach the gospel from
the pulpit and not try to drag Al
mighty God around on a stage." But
that is not the impression you get.,
Everything is so simple, so reverent,.
so clean of purpose. People sit for
These are stupendous f
amount that the South spen
these figures may attract yo
curious thing about them is
money is regularly sent ai
South is that much poorer fo
You trade at a Southei
dealer your money. You
northern made shoe. When
money, less a small per cer
west and the South is that m
Keep your money at h
times, better wages, morE
Ask your dealer for Ti
the South, by white labor, f(
best shoe value offered by
$3.50 and $4.00. Money spe
in the South, and pays Sout
bakers and butchers.
It builds Southern factor
We can support more
each do his part.
'urning in their seats. The choir of
1 voices appears 20 times, always
ressed in flowing robes of rich col
rs, except in the prelude before the
rucifixion, at which time all appear
n black. The leave-taking at Beth
any is one of the most affecting
scenes, but the grief of the Mother at
the sight of her Son falling beneath
[is heavy cross, while soldiers and
simpletons scoff, makes very real
sensationally real-the passion of
Christ for all. The trials, the mock
Ings, the scourgings, as well as the
crucifixion, resurrection, and ascend
ion, are all there, in a portrayal, ac
fording to gospel history, and all of
; has the saving feature of reverent
implicty. The tableaux illustrating
ld Testament incidents are magni
fcent. At the last the great choir
oiced the praises of four thousand
earts in the glad hallelujah chorus,
nd we walked out, in awed silence,
~ur eyes on the cross that crowns the
igh Kofel crag-the cross which is
1e sign of the story that has Trans
yrmed the world.
[c)urray Contracts Cover Property
Worth $50,000,000-Big Fees
Elphur, Okla., Aug. 12.-Lawyers'
~xpense accounts, running as high as
300,000, a esingle fee already paid
mounting Ig $750,000, and contin
~ent fees stiIi> pending that would ag
~regate about '$5,000,000 figured in the
ivestigation in the Indan land af
vestigation in the Indian land af
ointed by the house of representa
It was pointed out that the Indians
ever had secured large amounts of
oney due them without having to
come across" in the shape of fees
~nd, although they employed lawyers
n yearly salaries, extras were con
~tantly paid. The special fee of $750,
00 was paid several years ago to 3.
. McMurray and his law partners,
after they had prosecuted what are
~nown as the "citizenship causes,"
-hich it was sated kept to the reser
ation 32,000 persons who wanted to
articipate in the claims.
Stiln Fightinzt Case.
In this suit it was explained that
e value of the property to the In
~ians who remained on the rolls was
nhanced S16,000,000. The sale of the
roperty and the division of proceeds
;s still being fought for by the In
This testimony developed in the ex
mnation of George F. Scott, a Choc
aw. Scott was active in securing
signatures for the McMuirray con
Lracts to promote the approval of
hich by congress Senator Gore
barges that on May 6. last, he was
offered a bribe of $25.000 or $50,000.
Would Cover $50,000,000.
McMurray 's contracts, Scott testi
ned, if carried out in their entirety,
ould dispose of about $50,000,000
orth of property, which on a 10 per
~ent. "attorney's fee" basis would re
sult in a net profit to McMurray and
his associates of almost $5,000,000.
his fee, according to Senator Gore
nd members of the committee who
nerroatedl the witness. would be
;aid for services that the government
had already promised to give the In
jians without cost.
Previous to being connected with
rcMnrar Srott har1 been treasurer
igures, yet this is the yearly
ds for shoes. As a cuilosity
u for a minute, but the most
that three quarters of this
vay from the South and the
n shoe store. You give the
probably buy a western or
the dealer pays his bill, this
t to the dealer, goes north or
>me. Let it work for better
factories, more work for
.e Craddock Shoe. Made in
)r Southern gentlemen. The
any maker in the land for
nt for Craddock Shoes stays
hern labor, Southern grocers,
ies, homes and schools.
and better industries. Let's
said the department of the interior
had complained concerning his
method of cashing warants for' money
due against the nation. He said
he some times had favored friends in
making payments when his authority
for so doing was in dispute.
Didn't Mind Law.
Scott admitted that sometimes he
made payment after he had received
notice from the department that he
was not to do so until the act author
izing him to make such payments
had been approved by the president.
I He did- this when the act itself was in
dispute, he said. ' *
"Did McMurray ever give you mioney
for the work you were doing for him?"
"He gave me $3,000 once for ex
penses and some money I had col
lected as fees, about $1 a head, I be
lieve, for each of the 1,000 tax case
contracts which I had secured."
"McMurray would reimburse me for
my time and trouble after he had got
his fee, but there was no agreement
as to that."
In the 8,000 taxes cases which form
ed a suit to prevent the government
from collecting taxes on allotted lands
Scott said McMurray was to get $10
for winning each case.
The witness said he refused to turn
over his books to the government
agents upon demand with a view to
protecting the governor himself and
the attorneys for the tribe.
The Chickasaw treatsurer had turn
ed over his books and the officials
TAFT COMES TO CHARLESTON.
Will Sail Erom That Port to Panama
* in November.
Beverly, Mass., August 11.-The
Mexican ambassador, Senor de La-!
Barra, visited President Taft half an
hour this afternoon. The president
was most cordial in his greetings. It
is understood that he sent a message:
of felicitation to President Diaz.
. Representative John W. Weeks. Re-*
publican, of Massachusetts, one of the,
keen political observers, reported to
Mr. Taft today the impressions he had
gained from a recent trip through
California and other Wes:ern States.
Minnesota, Montana, Washingto.n,
He declared that "everything looked
mighty bright for Republican success
at the polls this fall."
"Secretary of the Navy Myer talked
with the president regarding the lat
ter's trtip to Panama in November. It
seems to be settled that the president
will sail from Charleston. It is like
ly the president will sail on one of the~
armored cruisers of the Atlantic fleet,
and that a second cruiser will be
sent along as a convoy and for use
Iin case of emergency."
"Why does a tailor keep those fash
Iion plates on exhibition? Nobody
ever has a suit made to look like one
"Oh, he keeps those plates on dis
play to show us what he might have
done to us."-Louisville Courier-Jour
Won't Need a Crutch.
When Editor J1. P. Sossman. of Cor
nelius, N. C., bruised his leg badly. it
started an ugly sore. Many salves
(and ointments proved worthless.
Then Bucklen 's Arnica Salve healed
it thoroughly. Nothing is so prompt
and sure for Ulcers. Boils, Burns.
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Lutheran Church of the Redeeme
Rev. Edw. Fulenwider, pastor
Preaching every Sunday at 11 a. r
Sunday school at 5 p. m. J. B. Hunte
St. Luke's Episcopal Church, J. I
J. Caldwell, lay r-Bader-Lay readit
every Sunday at 11 a. m. Sunda
school at 10 o'clock. J. F. J. Caldwel
Associate Reformed Presbyteria
Church (without a pastor). Pulpit su]
plied at stated times. Sunday scho<
at 9.45 a. m. E. C. Jones, superinten
Aveleigh Presbyterian Church, Re
J. E. James, pastor-Preaching evex
Sunday at 11 a. m. Sunday school
5 p. m. Rev. J. E. James, cuperinten
Mayer Memorial Lutheran Churej
Rev. .T. D. Shealy, pastor.-Pra.cl
ing every first, second and thrird Sui
day at 11 a. m., and every first, thir
and fourth Sunday at 8 p. m. Sunda
school every Sunday morning at I
o'clock. J. D. Kinard, superintenden
Preaching at Mollohon every secon
Sunday night at 8 o'clock and ever
fourth Sunday morning at 11.
First Baptist Church of Newberr:
Rev. G. A. Wright, pastor-Preachin
every Sunday at 11 a. m. Sunda
school at 5 p. m. W. H. Hunt, supei
West End Baptist church, Rev. J. I
Greene, pastor-Preaching every Su
day night at 8 o'clock and ever
Sunday morning at 11 o'clock. Suz
day school every Sunday at 10 a. r
S. Y. Jones, superintendent.
Central Methodist Church, Rev. 3
L. Banks, pastor-Preaching ever
Sunday at 11 a. m. Sunday school t
5 p. m. Jas. F. Epting, superinten
O'Neall Street Methodist Churel
Rev. W. C. Kelley, pastor-Preachin
every first, second and fourth Sunda
at 11 a. in., and every second, third an
fourth Sunday at 8 p. mn. Sunda
school 9.45. W. C. Bouknight, supe3
Preaching at Mollohon every fir:
Sunday night at 8 o'clock and ever
third Sunday morning at 11. Sunda
school at 9.45. F. H. Jones, superu
Beth Eden Pastorate.
Service at Colony on second at
fourth Sundays at 11 a. m. Sunda
schol at 10 a. m. T. J. Wicker, supe:
intendent. Beth Eden, first Sunda
11 a. in., and third Sunday at 4 p. r
Sunday school on first, second an
and fourth Sundays at 10 a. in., an
on third Sunday 3 p. mn. J. C. Crap:
superintendent. St. James on thir
Sunday at 10.30 a. mn.. and first Sur
day 4 p. m. Sunday school ever
Sunday afternoon. Sidney J. Maye
Jas. D. Kinard, pastor.
"I was very nervous,"
writes Mrs. Mollie Mirse,
of Carrsville, Ky., "had
palpitation of the heart,
and was irregular.
"On the advice of Mrs.
Hattie Cain I took 2 bob
ties of Cardui and it did
me more good than any
medicine I ever took.
"I am 44 years old and
the change has not left
me, but I am lots better
since taking Cardui."
The Woman's Tonic
Cardui is advertised and
sold by its loving friends.
The lady who a1;ised
Mrs. Mirse to take eardui,
had herself been cured of
serious female trouble, by
Cardui, so she knew what
Cardui would do.
If Cardui cured Mrs.
Cain and Mrs. Mirse, it
surely will cure you too.
Won't you try it?
In buying a cough medicine, don
be afraid to get Chainberlian's Coug
Remedy. There is no danger fror
it. and relief is sure to follow. Espe
How many people of means
money on land? Small invest:
y We have a few farms that o
- on their cost and at the same
in the next ten years.
No. i Is 170 acres four
homestead and tenant house, i
cotton, will cut 250,000 feet of
No. 2 219 acres good ei
tenant houses, only one mile fr<
No. 3 900 acres near WI
land is well timbered, and coul
Lt desirable farms.
No. 4 200 acres in Newber
open, plenty of good timber, i
cotton, all for $2,200, on easy
No. 5 300 acres near Reno
$16 50 per acre.
No. 6 -55 acres only three
'Y with an oil mill and a ban]
0 homestead and several tenant I
being worked, all for $8,500.
Id is worthy your consideracion il
good neighbors, has telephone
present owner rich enough to :
A five room house and two 2
worth $2,500 for only $2,000.
Four nice building lots on R
attractive price. Two lots at
two story house and three acre
L We have numerous other pri
son and Greenville.
New South Re
SHerald and New Building, Newberry
e IS NOW IN
and we have a
* essaries required
+ the hot weather,
k Ie Shavers
t"How can you tell she made an
impression with him?"
-"I saw him developing some snap
C sho he took of her!"-Savannah
do you know who haven't made
ments wisely made lead to large
uight to pay you a large interest
time more than double in value.
miles from railroad village,
-ents for 2800 pounds of lint
timber, all for $2,100.
ght room residence and five
)m Silver Street for $45 per acre.
iitmire for $5 an acre. This
d readily be cut into several
ry county with a two-horse farm
ents for 1700 pounds of lint
a good farming proposition at
miles from a prosperous village
c and numerous stores, large
ouses, 12-horse farm open and
Very easy terms. This farm
you want a nice home. Has
in the house, and has made its
Lcres of land right in Newberry,
eed street in Newberry at an
High Point for $550. Large
s of land for $4,750.
>perties in Greenwood, Ander
al Estate Trust
few of the nec-+
to fortify against+
sush as 4
p any __ __ _ e
IA "Floury" Form.
"There goes a girl with a Pillsbury
"What kind of form?"
She ~looks like a sack of flour."