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Wear a 1919 Red Cross Button 2 CHRISTMAS DAYS
BANDON LODGE No. 130
A. F. & A. M.
Island of Madagascar the Only
Country Thus Favored.
Stated communication Friday after
the full muon of eacn month. Sojourn
Sweater Mhauna coruially invited.
E. W. SCHEHER, Secretary.
Queen Ranavalona II on Ascending
Throne Became Fl rat Christian
Ruler and Adopted “Glory to
God in Highest” Motto.
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS
Itelphl Lodge No. <14, KiugUx» ol
I'ytlxias. ..Meet* eiery .Monday even
ing at Kuighta hall. \ kiting kulgh'a
invited to attend.
/ti vì i <*■'' t*
CHAS. F. PAPE, C C.
VIC. BREUER, K. of R. & S.
BANDON LODGE No. 133
1. O. O. F.
Meet* every Wednesday night at
the 1. O. O. F. hall. Visiting Odd
Fellow? always welcome.
W. A. PANTER, N. G.
PHIL PEARSON, Sec’y
OCEAN REBEKAH LODGE
Meets on the second and fou:<.
Tuesdays of each month at the Oda
Fellows hall. Visiting Rebekahs al
LENORE HUNT, N. G.
LELIA FISH, Secretary.
DR. R. V. LEEP
Physician and Surgeon
Ultice lu Ellingson Blilg.
DR. H. L. HOUSTON
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Office at Bandon Hospital in
Hospital 4 92
Office phone 491
I. N. MILLER
Attorney and Counselor at Law
Rooms 1 and 2, First Nat’l Bank Bldg
DR. FRED COVELL
Office Hours: 9 to 12 a. m.; 2 to
5 p. m.
Opp. Hotel Gallier
Office in Bandon Sanitarium,
The Fanner Receives More Than Five
Thousand Dollars a Minute From
Swift & Company
This amount is paid to the farmer for live
stock, by Swift & Company alone, during the
trading hours of every business day.
All this money is paid to the farmer through
the open market in competition with large and
small packers, shippers, speculators and dealers.
The farmer, feeder, or shipper receives
every cent of this money ($300,000 an hour,
nearly $2,000.000 a day, $11,500,000 a week) in
cash, on the spot, as soon as the stock he has
just sold is weighed up.
Some of the money paid to the farmer dur
ing a single day comes back to the company in
a month from sale of products; much does not
come back for sixty or ninety days or more.
But the next day Swift & Company, to meet the
demands made by its customers, must pay out
another $2,000.000 or so. and at the present high
price levels keeps over $250,000.000 continuously
tied up in goods on the way to market and in
bills owed to the company.
This gives an idea of the volume of the
Swift & Company business and the requirements
of financing it. Only by doing a large business
can this company turn live stock into meat and
by-products at the lowest possible cost, prevent
waste, operate refrigerator cars, distribute to
retailers in all parts of the country — and be
recompensed with a profit of only a fraction of
h cent a pound—a profit too small to have any
noticeable effect on the price of meat or live stock.
DR. F. A. VOGE
Swift & Company, U. S. A.
DR. S. C. ENDICOTT
Office 1241 —Phones— Res.
Office in Ellingson Bldg.
F. J. CHATBURN
Practice In all
in Racket Store building on Second
Street, Bandon, Oregon.
GEO. P. TOPPING
Attorney at Law
Practices in ail Courts. Ottict
Over Bank of Bandon.
C. R BARROW
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR
Office No. 481
Residence Phone 143
Office over Skeel’sStore,
Notary Public, Insurance, Real
Estate and Book-keeping
DR. ARTHUR GALE
Physician and Surgeon
Phones: Office 851; rea. 852.
Office in Ellingson Bldg.
House Sparrow In England.
Tn the course of a campaign in Eng
land against the swarming and mis
chievous house sparrow the services
of children end "sparrow clubs" were
solicited. Bad results were the conse
quence. since little discrimination was
used. and every sort of small bird
was mistaken for the proscribed spar
row, and thousands of useful Insect
eating birds were destroyed, so that
exactly the opposite of what was in
tended was accomplished.
Duty Brings Vision
THE UNIVERSAL CAR
Ford cars and trucks will
be available for delivery
in about six weeks.
Put your order in early
to be sure to get one; the
supply may be limited.
BANDON GARAGE COMPANY
There is only one spot in the whole
world where Christmas is celebrated
twice each year and that is the Islaud
of Madagascar, off the eastern coast
' of the southern end of Africa, and
which dominates that part of the In
Marco l'olo, the great traveler, first
made tills Islaud known to medieval
Europe In 1298. It was nearly two
hundred years later when a Portu
guese traveler obtained the first au
thentic Information about the Island,
in 1497. From that time on there were
attempts by the Portuguese, French and
English to settle the Island, and they
met with defeat at the hands of the
wild and savage Hovas, who controlled
the Island, and many died from Mala
gasy fever in the lowlands of the coast.
On Christmas eve In 1672 all the
Frenchmen at Fort Dauphin were mur
dered by the natives. In 1816 a Hova
chief. Rmlama I, a young man, allowed
the Christian missionaries to teach
their Bible doctrines In the Island, and
by IMO l'rot<-.tant Christianity was
effectively Introduced among the
First Christian Ruler.
Radaina died in 1828, and one of his
wives became Queen Ranavalona I.
She was bitter against the Christians
and persecuted them In many cruel
ways, and she had her warriors from
the Interior mountains of the Island
massacre the native Christians, who
would not renounce the Christian God
and go back to the worship of idols.
The cruel queen reigned until her
death In 1861—a wicked record of 33
years. Then her son. Radaina II, be-
came klng, and although he was a
great drunkard and led a wild life
himself, l.e allowed the Christian mis
sionaries to come Into the island again.
He was assassinated In the palace in
1863, and his widow, Rasoherlna, was
proclaimed queen. Upon her death In
1868. a niece of Ranavalona I ascended
the throne as Ranavalona II. When a
girl, her gentle churlties and sympa
thies with the Christians during their
persecutions had won respect and love,
und when she became queen It was un
derstood I hut Madagascar had the first
really Christian ruler on Its throne.
Between 1830 and 1835 the entire Bi
ble hud been printed In the Malagasy
language, also an English-Malagasy
dictionary. So, on the day of her coro
nation the Idol which had been promi
nent on similar occasions was banished
by Ranavalona II, and a copy of the
Malagasy Bible placed near the throne;
while on the canopy above, In golden
letters, were the words: “Glory to God
In the Highest, Peace on Earth, Good
Will to Men.” With one hand on the
Bible, the queen addressed the people,
expressing the hope that they would
adopt the Christian faith, but added:
“In this matter you shall not be com
Ordered Idols Destroyed.
She ordered her own household Idols
and the chief national Idol to be burn
ed and gradually her example was fol
lowed by the general destruction of
household idols among the Hovirs. She
married the prime minister the fol
lowing year and made a public profes
sion of her faith, tvnd from that time
on the Christian religion has been
growing fast in the Island.
The words over the canopy at her
coronation the queen kne w to be spok
en by the angels In the sky when the
shepherds heard the "noise of wings
at the time the Christ was born in
Bethlehem. Christmas Is celebrated
all over the Island now. But the Hovas
have a different way of computing time
and by their system Christmas falls
some time in November, and they cele
brate It then. The Christian date of
December 25 is also celebrated by the
natives along with the missionaries.
But It Is not a Christmas of snow
and slelghbeils. It Is a tropical country
and Christmas day Is under a torrid
sun, but the sky Is brilliant and the
magnificent flowering trees of many
vivid colors are filled with many pe
culiar birds of brilliant plumage, while
the ground beneath Is bespangled with
wild blossoms of varied hues.
It was Christmas eve. Staring at
the dying embers of the fire was a
beautiful woman. Her face was wor
ried, and she clasped and unclasped
her hands In nervous excitement
“Christmas eve,” she murmured,
"and no money to buy baby a Christ
mas gift I”
Mechanically her eyes wandered
around the room until, with a guilty
start, they rested on something stand
ing on the mantelpiece. It was baby's
"If I only dared!” she
thought; “but what would John say?"
For a few moments she stood debat-
Ing the awful question In her mind,
and then reached for the box. “John
need never know,” she said,
trembling hands she broke open the
box and emptied on the table a col
lection of buttons, nails, and so on.
John had been there first I
THE CHRISTMA8 GARLAND.
Cora A. Matson Dolton.
Make one wreath more;
Tea, one wreath more.
To hang outside, above thy door,
That all who pass thia way may see
Th« Christ-Ude spirit la with thee.
Tolstoi tells a lovely little
story of two pilgrims who set
out for Jerusalem.
stopped to help u starving fam
He bought food, fetched
water, split wood, started the
great oven fire, nursed and fed
the sick, redeemed the mortgage
on the home, and bought buck
the cow. horse, and scythe with
which the living was earned,
His money was all gone, and he
could not hope to overtake his
companion on the road, so he
returned home and devoted hlm-
self again to dally duty. Yefim
would not pause to help anyone.
He reached Jerusalem, visited
the sacred places, obtained earth
from Calvary, water from the
Jordan, and blessed amulets of
every kind, but because of the
throug he could not reach the
Holy Sepulchre. Yet, uuder the
lamps themselves where the
blessed Are burns before all, he
saw a vision of Yelesel, wearing
a halo of shining glory about
his head. For Y’efltu had
brought his body to the Holy
Land, but Christ himself had
come to the soul of Yelesel. And
he learned that in this world
God blds everyone do his duty
till death—In love aud good
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HOLY CITY'S CHRISTMASTIME
Distressing Scenes Witnessed In
Church of the L'atlvity—Guards
on Duty Day and Night.
Although much has been written np-
on the subject of Christmas In Beth
lehem, writes Harold J. Shepstone In
the Wide World, and we have had
glowing accounts of Its gorgeous pro
cessions and ceremonies, none appears
to have been bold enough to tell the
world of the distressing scene which
may be witnessed In the one spot on
earth where mnn would expect peace
to reign at that glad season of the
year. Christmas Is a long business at
Bethlehem. First come the Latin cere
monies, which take place on December
25, followed 13 days later t»y the Greek
services, while 13 days later comes the
Armenian Christmas feast. The serv
ices are held In the Church of the Nu-
tlvlty. one of the most remarkable edi
fices In tho world. The holy of holies
of the church is the grotto or manger.
It is a small underground chamber,
said to be the actual site of the stable
where the Savior was born. Just In
front of the altar Is a silver stnr, let
Into the marble floor, said to murk the
exact spot of the nativity.
Tn the various ceremonies the bit
terest rivalry exists between the vari
ous sects, and even during the ordinary
services Turkish soldiers have to be
on gMard day and night In the church
to prevent strife. On special occasions,
sur h as Christmas time, an extra force
of soldiers is necessary If order is to
be maintained. It is during Christmas
festivities that the church is cleaned.
To prevent quarrels among the rival
priests the authorities many years ago
set down definite rules as to whut por
tions of the walls, pillars, floors, etc.,
this or that body may clean or sweep.
Despite these elaborate precautions,
however, trouble often arises. During
the Christmas festivities of 1913 a
deplorable scene was witnessed In tlie
sacred building. Two sects disputed
the rights to clean a certain portion
of the church. They went to the gov
ernor of Bethlehem and he decided a
Certain sect possessed the right to do
the work. When they started to sweep,
however, the rival priests flew at them
and soldiers had to hold one sect back
while the other did the sweeping.
CHRISTMAS IN OTHER LANDS
Children of Russia, Spain and Italy
Devote Day to Worship In
The children of Russia, Italy and
Spain spend Christmas day In wor
ship at their churches and receive
their presents on January 6.
On this same day French children
have u great celebration and cut the
“king's cake,' which is a round cake,
usually, with a china image baked In
It. Whoever cuts the slice that con
tains the Image Is king or queen for
the day, and the rest of the children
must do everything the king or queen
In Norway and Sweden they have
Christmas services In their churches
nt four o'clock in the morning and
the kind-hearted children scatter
wheat for the hungry birds.
Germany was the first country to use
Christmas trees, and from England we
get our Idea of hanging the stocking*
by the chimneys, burning the yule log
and hanging up the branches of mistle
In Holland on Christmas eve the
children fill their stockings with hay
• nd oats for the white horse that they
believe Santa Claus rides, In the
morning they find the hay and oats
gone and Instead are presents for good
children and n rod or chunk of coal
fcr the bad ones. The young mwi of
the town arise at two o'clock In the
morning and sing Christmas hymns,
carrying a star on a high pole that
Is lighted by a candle Inside of th*
star. The singing of CliristTuas
ols Is the way we follow th« story In
the Bible, when the shephq rds heart
the angels sing when Christ was born:
Tsaos «a earth; good wU | tu luetx."
The Christmas Spirit
CTiristmas peace Is God's; and
he must give it himself, with his
I own hand, or we shall never get
Go then to God himself.
Thou art his child, as Christinas
day declares; be not afraid to
go unto thy father. Pray to
him; tell him what thou want-
est; say, "Father, I am not mod
erate, reaaouuble, forbearing. I
r fear I cannot keep Christinas
aright, for I have not a peaceful
Christmas spirit in me; and 1
I know that 1 shall never get It
by thinking, and readl’ and un
derstanding; for it passes all
that, and lies far beyond It. does
peace, tn the very esseuce of
thlus undivided, unmoved, abso
lute, eternal Godhead, which no
I change nor decay of this created
world, nor sin or folly of men or
devils, can ever alter, but
which abldeth forever what it
is, tn perfect rest, and perfect
power and perfect love.—Klngs-
DAY OF DAYS FOR KIDDIES
Christmas Outranks All Other Holl-
days for ths Happiness and Mer
rymaking of the Youngstere.
Above all other holidays, Christmas
Is children's day. If possible, they
should be made happy on that day.
But they should not be permitted to be
In times past there has been a tend
ency on the part of many of us to give
too many gifts, and too expensive ones,
to our children. We have been waste
ful. We should not love our children
less—Indeed we would show greater
love—by being careful what we give
them. Too many toys Incline children
to be both wasteful and destructive.
When the youngsters are left to In
vent some of their playthings. th»lr
Imaginations are developed, > d tb«'
become more capable of dolug things
for themselves and taking care of
This Christinas would be a good time
to begin teaching children unselfish
ness aud the Joy of giving. Many a
poor mother Is struggling to provide
food and shelter for her children and
has nothing to give them from Sama
Claus. The children of such mothers
are going to have wide, wistful, tear-
stained eyes. They are going to crave
the Joys of a Christmas day that may
not be theirs.
While our fathers, brothers and sons
are at the front, risking health and
life for us. for our country, for good
In the world, let us not forget those
children who lack a father's care and
protection. The good fellows are do
ing much. But they need our help
both In giving and tn seeking out the
needy. They ueed our aid In distribut
ing as well as providing.
Let us not forget the spirit for
which Christmas stands. It Is to give
freely, to do service to mankind. Let
us give love. Let us give sympathetic
understanding. Let us give ourselves.
He lives most who lives for others.
And he who shall have made a child
happy on Christmas morning will have
done a service In his name.
CHRISTMAS AND THE SPIRIT
Necessary to Manifest Unselfishness
and tho Love Christ Brought
to the World.
Two artists were asked to make 8
copy of a famous painting. The one
made mathematical calculations, and
produced a technically correct copy.
The other studied the painting, entered
Into the spirit of the artist, and pro
duced not merely an lmltatlou, but a
picture which glowed with warmth
and life. We are not, as Christians,
simply to copy Christ, but rather to
become possessed of bls spirit snd su
reproduce his life In our lives. At
this Christmas season let us alm to
become possessed of the spirit of
Christ, and so reproduce his life.
In "Little Women" there Is a story
told by Louisa Alcott out of the ex
perience of her own early days. The
four children who are her heroines,
knowing of a neighbor in need, go in
a little procession aud carry her tb<’!r
breakfast. Another incident may be
recalled. It may not have been pre
cisely Christmastlde, but It was win
ter, and the weather was bitterly cold.
The stock of wood wux low, snd night
had fallen, when there came a knock
at the door. A shivering child stood
there, saying that her mother had no
wood, that the baby was sick and the
father gone on a spree. She begged
for a little wood. "Divide our stock
with her,” said Mr. Alcott. “and we
will trust In Providence. The weather
will moderate, or wood wtll come.” No
wonder that the children trained In
ths» Alcott household grew up beed
ies* of privation and generous to those
whose need was great. This Is the
true Cliristmas spirit. If our Christ*
mastlde Is pervaded by real unselfish
ness, we shall manifest to every one
the love that Christ brought to ths
Truthful, But Unpopular.
A truthful 'nan is one who says on
Christmas morning tis he views hl.s
gifts: “Just what I didn't want,” but
fas'll never be popular.
It Is the blessed optlml* i of Christ
mas time that buy» »
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