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BANDON LODGE No. 130
A. F. & A. M.
Wear a 1919 Red Cross Button 2 CHRISTMAS DAYS
Island of Madagascar the Only
Country Thus Favored.
Stated communication Friday after
the full muon of eacn month. Sojourn
Master MUsuna coruially invited.
E. W. SCHETTER, Secretary.
Queen Ranavalona II on Ascending
Throne Became First Christian
Ruler and Adopted “Glory to
God in Highest" Motto.
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS
l>elpUl Lodge Xu. 04, Kiughi* ol
l’ytlua*. ..Meet* eiery .Monday even
ing at Kuiglit* hall. \ uluug Knlglp*
invited to attend.
CHAS. F. PAPE, C. C.
VIC. BREUER, K. of R. & S.
BANDON LODGE No. 133
I. O. O. F.
Meets every Wednesday night at
the 1. O. O. F. hall. Visiting Odd
hollows always welcome.
W. A. PANTER, N. G.
PHIL PEARSON, Sec’y
OCEAN REBEKAH LODGE
Meets on the second and fou: v
Tuesdays of each month at the Odu
Fellows hall. Visiting Rebekahs al
LENORE HUNT, N. G.
LELIA FISH, Secretary.
DR. R. V. LEEP
Physician and Surgeon
Office in Ellingson Bldg.
DR. H. L. HOUSTON
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Office at Bandon Hospital in
Hospital 4 92
Otlice phone 491
1. 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
& 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
a 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 —Phone»— Kes.
Office in Ellingson Bhlg.
F. J. CHATBURN
Practice in all
in Racket Store building on Second
Street, Bandon, Oregon.
GEO. P. TOPPING
Attorney at Law
practices in all Courts. Offict
Over Bank of Bandon.
C. R. BARROW
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR
Office No. 4SI
Residence Phone 143
Office over Skeel’s Store,
Notary Public, Insurance, Real
Estate and Book-keeping
DR. ARTHUR GALE
Physician and Surgeon
Phone»: Office 851; ree. 852.
Office In Elllngaon Bl<lg.
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 and “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.
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
The Christmas Spirit
Duty Brings Vision
Tolstoi tells a lovely little
■ i story of
two pilgrims who set
stopped to help u starving fum-
He bought food, fetched
■ I water, split wood, started the
■ I 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,
Hls money was all gone, and he
could not hope to overtake hls
companion on the road. «o he
• I returned home and devoted hltu-
•I self again to daily duty. Yefim
8 would not pause to help anyone.
He reached Jerusalem, visited
•» •i 8 the sacred places, obtained earth
« from Calvary, water from the
Jordan, and blessed amulets of
every kind, but because of the
8•5 throng he could not reach the
Holy Sepulchre. Yet, uuder the
5 i lamps themselves where the
8 blessed fire burns before all, he
saw a vision of Yelesel, wearing
a halo of shining glory about
hls head. For
brought hls body to the Holy
but Christ himself had
8 •Ö I.an-l,
come to the soul of Yelesel. And
he learned that In tills world
God blds everyone do hls duty
• I till death—in love and good
■ I deeds.
There is only one »pot in the whole
world where Christmas Is celebrated
twice each year and that is the Island
of Madagascar, off the eastern coast
of the southern end of Africa, and
which dominates that part of the In
Marco Polo, the great traveler, first
made this island 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 llovas, 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 1810 a Hova
chief. Rada ma I, a young man. allowed
the Christian missionaries to teach
their Bible doctrines in the island, and 8
by 1820 Protestant Christianity was
effectively introduced among the
HOLY CITY’S CHRISTMASTIME
First Christian Ruler.
Radatna died in 1828, and one of his
wives became Queen Ranavalona I. Distressing Scene* Witnessed In
Church of the t.'atlvity—Guard*
She was bitter against the Christians
on Duty Day and Night.
and persecuted them in many cruel
ways, and she had her warriors from
Although much has been written np-
the Interior mountains of the Island
massacre the native Christians, who on the subject of Christmas In Beth
would not renounce the Christian God lehem, writes Harold J. Shepstone tn
and go back to the worship of idols. the Wide World, und we have had
The cruel queen reigned until her glowing accounts of Its gorgeous pro
death in 1861—a wicked record of 33 cessions and ceremonies, none appears
years. Then her son, ltadaina II, be to have been bold enough to tell the
came king, and although he was a world of the distressing scene which
great drunkard and led a wild life mny be witnessed in the one spot on
himself, l.e allowed the Christian mis eurth where man would expect peace
sionaries to come into the island again. to reign at thnt glad season of the
He was assassinated In the palace in year. Christmas 1» a long business at
1863. and his widow, Rasoherlna, was Bethlehem. First come the Lutin cere
proclaimed queen. Upon her death in monies, which take place on December
1868. a niece of Ranavalona I ascended 25, followed 13 days later by the Greek
the throne as Ranavalona II. When a services, while 13 days later comes the
girl, her gentle charities and sympa Armenian Christmas feast. The serv
thies with the Christians during their ices are held in the Church of the Na
persecutions had won respect and love, tivity, one of the most remarkable edi
and when she became queen it was un fices in the world. The holy of holies
derstood that Madagascar had the first of the church Is the grotto or manger.
really Christian ruler on its throne. It is a small underground chamber,
Between 1880 and 1835 the entire Bi said to be the actual site of the stable
ble hiul been printed in the Malagasy where the Savior was born. Just in
language, also an English-Malagasy front of the altar Is a silver star, let
dictionary. So, on the day of her coro Into the marble floor, said to mark the
nation the Idol which had been promi exact »pot of the nativity.
nent on similar occasions was banished
Tn the various ceremonies tlie bit
by Ranavalona II, and a copy of the terest rivalry exists between the vari
Malagasy Bible placed near the throne; ous sects, and even during the ordinary
while on the canopy above. In golden services Turkish soldiers have to be
letters, were the words: “Glory to God on gMard day and night In the church
In the Highest, Peace on Earth. Good to prevent strife. On special occasions,
Will to Men.” With one hand on the sur-h as Christmas time, an extra force
Bible, the queen addressed the people, of soldiers is necessary If order 1 b to
expressing the hope that they would be maintained. It is during Christmas
adopt the Christian faith, but added: festivities that the church is cleaned.
"In this matter you shall not be com- i To prevent quarrels among the rival
priests the authorities many years ago
Ordered Idol* Destroyed.
set down definite rules as to wliut por
She ordered her own household Idols | tions of the walls, pillars, floors, etc.,
nnd the chief national Idol to be burn- I this or that body may clean or sweep.
ed and gradually her example was fol Despite these elaborate precautions,
lowed by the general destruction of however, trouble often arises. During
household Idols among the Hovaw. She the Christmas festivities of 1913 a
married the prime minister the fol deplorable scene was witnessed In the
lowing year and made a public profes sacred building. Two sects disputed
sion of her faith, and from that time the rights to clean a certain portion
on the Christian religion has been of the church. They went to the gov
growing fast In the Island.
ernor of Bethlehem and he decided a
The words over the canopy at her certain sect possessed the right to do
coronation the queen knew to be spok the work. When they started to sweep,
en by the angels In the sky when the however, the rival priests flew at them
shepherds heard the 'noise of wings and soldiers bad to hold one sect back
at the time the Christ was born in while the other did the »weeping.
Bethlehem. Christmas Is celebrated
all over the Island now. But the Hovas
have a different way of computing time CHRISTMAS IN OTHER LANDS
and by their system Christmas falls
some time In November, and they cele Children of Rutala, Spain and Italy
brate It then. The Christian date of
Devote Day to Worchlp In
December 25 Is also celebrated by the
natives along with the missionaries.
But it Is not a Christmas of snow
The children of Russia, Italy and
Had sleighbells. It Is a tropical country Spain Bpend Christmas day In wor
and Christmas day Is under a torrid ship at their churches and receive
sun, but the sky Is brilliant and the their presents on January 6.
magnificent flowering trees of many
On this same day French children
vivid colors are filled with many pe have a great celebration and cut the
culiar birds of brilliant plumage, while “king'* cake,” which Is a round cake,
the ground beneath Is bespangled with usually, with a china Image baked In
wild blossoms of varied hues.
It. Whoever cuts the slice that con
tains the Image Is king or queen for
the day, and the rest of the children
Tt was Christmas eve. Staring at must do everything the king or queen
the dying embers of the Are was a does.
beautiful woman. Her face was wor
Tn Norway and Sweden they have
ried. and she clasped and unclasped tffiristmas service* In their churches
her hands In nervous excitement.
st four o'clock In the morning and
"Christmas eve,” she murmured, the kind-hearted children «ratter
“and no money to buy baby a Christ wheat for the hungry birds.
mas gift 1”
Germany was the first country to use
Mechanically her eyes wandered Christmas trees, and from England we
around the room until, with a guilty get our Idea of hanging the stockings
start, they rested on something stand by the chimneys, burning the yule log
ing on the mantelpiece. It was baby's • nd hanging up the branches of mistle
"If I only dared!” she toe.
thought; “but what would John say?"
In Holland on Christmas eva the
For a few moments «he stood debat children fill their stocking* with hny
ing the awful question In her mind, • nd oat* for the white horse that they
and then reached for the box. “John j believe Santa Claus rides. In the
need never know,” she said.
With morning they find the hay and oata
trembling hands «he broke open the gone and Instead are presents for good
I hix and emptied on the table a col children and a r<»d or chunk of coal
lection of buttons, nails, and so on. fcr the bad ones. The young men of
John bad been there first!
the town arise at two o’clock In th«
morning and sing Christmas hymns,
THE CHRISTMA8 GARLAND.
carrying a star on a high pole that
la lighted by a candle Inside of ths
Cora A. Matson Dolton.
star. The singing of Christmas <ar-
Make one wreath mor*;
ola Is the way we follow the story IB
Tea. one wreath mor*.
the Bible, when the shepbq rda heart
To hang outside, above thy door,
Thai all who pas« thl* war may see
the angels sing when Christ was bom :
Th* Christ-Ude spirit 1« with the«.
Tanos uu «axib; good «U I to B*"
CTiristmas peace 1* God's; and i >
he must give It himself, with his
own hand, or we shall never get
Go then to God himself.
Thou art hls child, a* Christmas
day declares; be not afraid to i •
go unto thy father. Bray to « •
him; tell him what thou want-
eat; say. “Father, I am not mod
erate, reasonable, forbearing. I
tear 1 cannot keep Christmas
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 passe* all
that, and lie* far beyond it. does
peace, in the very essence of
thine undivided, unmoved, abso
lute, eternal Godhead, which uo
change nor decay of this created
world, nor sin or folly of meu or
devils, can ever alter, but
which abideth forever what It 1»
Is, tn perfect rest, and perfect
power and perfect love.—Klngs-
DAY OF DAYS FOR KIDDIES
Christmas Outrank* All Other Holi
day* for th* Happiness and Mer
rymaking of th* Youngster*.
Above *11 other holidays, Christmas
is children’s day. If possible, they
should be made happy on that dHy.
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, their
Imaginations are developed, > d th“?
become more capable of doing thing*
for themselves and tuktng care of
This Christmas 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 S hih a
Claus. The chlldreu of such mother*
are going to have wide, wistful, tear-
stained eye». They are going to crave
the joys of a Christmas day that may
not be theirs.
While our fathers, brothers and sone
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 In aeeklng 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 1» to give
freely, to do aervlce 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 hav*
done a service in hl* name.
CHRISTMAS AND THE SPIRIT
Necessary to Manifest Unselfishness
•nd th* Lova Christ Brought
to th« World.
Two artists were asked to make ■
copy of a famous painting. The on*
made mathematical calculations, and
produced a technically correct copy.
The other studied the painting, entered
into the spirit of the artlat. and pro
duced not merely an Imitation, but a
picture which glowed with warmth
and life. We are not, as Christians,
simply to copy Chri*t, but rather to
become possessed of hl* spirit and so
reproduce hls life In our lives. At
this Christmas season let us alm to
become possessed of the spirit of
Christ, and so reproduce hls llf*.
In “Little Women” there Is a story
told by Louisa Alcott out of the ex
perience of her own early days. Th*
four children who are her heroines,
knowing of • neighbor In need, go iu
a little procession and carry her tb“!r
breakfast. Another incident may b*
recalled. It may not have been pre
cisely Christmastlde, but It was win
ter, and the weather was bitterly cold.
The stock of wood wus low. and 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 wa* sick «nd th«
father gone on a spree. She begged
for a little wood. "Divide our stock
with her,” said Mr. Alcott, “and we
will trust tn Providence. Th« weather
will moderate, or wood will come.” No
wonder that the children trained In
the- Alcott household grew up heed
less of privation and generous to those
who*“ need was great. Thl* Is th«
true C1iri*tma* spirit. If our Christ
mastlde 1* pervaded by real unselfish
ness. we shall manifest to every on«
the lov* that Christ brought to ths
Truthful, But Unpopular.
A truthful man la one who says on
Christmas morning ns he views bi*
gif’s: “Just what I didu't want.” but
Ins’ll never be popular.
It Is the blessed optlinl- < of Christ
mas time that buys a sl-.i .n a cli-i—a
Where snow is a rar l>.
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