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LEBANON, OREGON, SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 1887.
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Let us sit down, my soul, in the twilight,
And take up the past in review; .
Let us balance accounts with the Old Year
Before we begin with the Mew.
There are moments we've squandered or wasted,
Hugh ted bourn which we can not recall.
And the book-keeper Time, in hi day-book,
Has carefully noted them alL
Hns he charped n with cruel words spoken,
With nets and Intents to deceiver
Are there hearts that our conduct has broken
And who o'er our faithlessness grieve f
Hove we turned from the cry of the needy.
Nor listed the sullnrer's cull? i
Have we walked tn the path of the tempter,
And hissed when the weaker would full?
If the book keeper Time, to our credit.
Some kindness has marked bw the way,
Some burdens we've striven to lighten.
Some griefs we're tried to allay ;
If by labor and kindness we're lifted
Some outcast from darkness and sin.
And sorntht to the sweet path o; virtue
Their faltering footsteps to wit.;
If we're given of food to the hungry.
The cold and the destitute clad.
Have comforted mourners in sorrow.
And the hearts of the sick have made glad
Then mrthlnks the kind Father in Heaven
These Items will take in review.
And square our accounts with the Old Year
Uefore we begin with the New.
A MATTER OF TASTE.
Strange Dishes That Are
by Different People.
Reptiles, Dos; Meat. Bears Paws. El.
phants' Feet, Mooses Noses and Odd
Part, of Oilier Animals for Gour-
mimls to Revel I'pon. "
Kothinj is more rariable than na-
tiSn&l diet, except it be national ap
petite. An Italian is content with a
ban-lful of brea 1 auJ prap-9, wh le an
Englishman can devour twenty pounds
i.f flesh a day, and a Tartar is men
tioned by Capta"n Cochrane in h:s
travels who consumed in four-an I-
twenty hours the hind quarter of a
large ot, three of the samo tribe think
ing nothing of pol sh'.ng oflT a reindeer
at a meal.
lint even morj varied t'xan amount
is bind. The New ISrunsw ekern find a
sj ecial charm in the loose nose of the
moose tleer. Sharks' fins and fish
maw, nnhatclied thicks and chickens.
sea slnrs and birds' nests ard all prized
1T me omniverous i.tnnee. I He
Paris ans eat horse-tlesh; and in the
Exhlb.t on of ls."l M. Hrohohieri
showtnl and fold delii-to'is cakes, pat-
t es nrnt bonbons of bullock a blood,
rivaling the famous matrons erlaces
of the t-oulisuries of the boule
vards. This eens almost a tri
umph of art In Havana the shark U
openly sold in the market, and the
Chinese ascribe spec at invigorating
virtiii-s to its nus and tail. lhe
l.ad CViast negroes are all fond
of sharks, as they are of hippo
potami nni alligators, ana the 1'oly.
nesmns are also very lomi oi shark s
tlsh cpiite raw. Other people beside
t:ie (iold Coast negroes feed on and
enj y reptiles. We ourselves eat one
of the tribe when we consume calipash
and calipee. But though we revel in
turtle, we will have nothing to do with
the tortoise; vet half the soup etiteu in
iiaiy anu aieiiv is maue oiu oi ine lanti
tortoise, boileA down to its essence. In
some of the West Ind'a Islands land
tortoises are in much repute. The cg.js
of the close tortoise (tcsturo claua)
are held a great delicacy in North
America, and Sir Walter Kaleigh fed
h'rs fainting men on tortuggas eggs'
while jiailins up the Orinoco.
In both North and South America
the salt water terrapin is a fat and lus
cious luuirv, and its eggs are much
prized. The hideous, scaly iguana
comes out better in the trial than its
outside promises; skillfully cooked it
resembles chicken in flesh and turtle
in flavor. It is really excellent eating;
like chicken or rabb.t when stewed or
curried; like turtle when dressed as
turtle should be. and like hare when
turned into soup, its s-nall soft-shelled
eggs being eipial to itself in purity and
daintiness of flavor. Iadeed, the eggs
of most reptiles are wonderfully appe
tizing, but none more so than those of
the harmless, hid-'ous, yet delicious
guana, unless it be the cgS of the de
spised land tortoise. Cavmans and
crocodiles, liards and frogs are all
eaten and enjoyed by certain pooplo.
The typical crocodile is like veal, but
some species nave a strong tiayor oi
musk, and some are like voting.
uioy pork, while others resemble
lobster. Otncrs, again, have a
powerful fishy taste, very disagreea
ble. On the whole, therefore.
crocodile Is uncertain eating, and
not to be ventured on with ra-dtnoas.
Alligator is supposed to bo invigorating
and restorative, anu at Manila is sold
at high prices, the Chineseclutching at
the dried skin, which they use in their
awful mosses of gelatinous soup. Alli
gator is likened to su'-king pig, but its
eggs have a musty flavor,
The French are notoriously addicted
in fivxra which fonim init a hifh nricfl
in .New ork also, wnt-ra they sen tne
large bullfrog, sometimes weighing half
a pound, as well as tue tenner nine
green animal (rana escnlenta). whose
hind legs tasto so like delicate chicken
when served with white sauce in res
taurants ami hotels of Paris andVienna.
Of course frogs do not escape the
Chinese, who devour every thing with
blood and fiber; and the nogroes of
Mirinam eat the loathsoms Surinam
toad. Monkeys are also considered
good eating in some countr'es, African
epicures are never more charmed than
when they can dine off a highly
seasoned, "tender young monkey, bake I
gypsy fashion in the earth. The great
red monkey, the black spider monkey
and the howling monkey are all eaten
bv the various peoples among whom
they are found. The flesh of the monkey
is sa d to be both nutritious and pleas
ant. One species of bat is considered
rood eating by the natives of the
islands of the Indian Archipelago, Mala
bar. etc. : it is called by naturalists the
edible bat, ami is said to be white, ten
der and delicate; but, for all that, it is
a hideous beast, like a weasel, with a
ten-inch body, covered with close and
sh:ning black hair, and with four feet
winars. when stretched to their full s-
In some countries even the fox is con
sidered a delicacy; In the AxetiO regions,
where fresh meat Is scarce, when Judi
ciously made into a pie, it is considered
equal to any rabbit, under the same
cond tions. ever bred on the Sussex
downs. Hut, strange to sav, the Es iui-
mau dogs, which will devour almost
every th:ng else, will not touch fox.
Cats and dligs readily find purchasers
and consumers in China, where they
aie hung up In the butchers' shops, to
gether with badgers tasting like wild
boar and other oddities of food.
In the South Seas, too, a dog is a
favorite dish, and a puppy stew is a
roval feast in Zanzibar; but it Is only
fair to say that where a dog is eaten it
is especially fattened for the table and
fed only on milk and such like cleanly
diet. The Australian native dog, or
dingo, is eaten by the blacks, but by no
one else; and a South African will give
a cow for a good sized mastiff. The
American panther and the wildcat of
I.ouis'ana are said to bo excellent eat
ing; so is the puma, which Is so like
veal in flavor that one hardly know 4
the difference. Lion's flesh, too, is
almost identical with veal in color,
Isste and texture. Bears' paws were
long a tierman delicacy, and the flesh
Is held equal or superior to pork, the
fat being as wnito as snow. J be
longue and hams are cured, but the
head is accounted "- worthless and
thrown away. The badger tast-js
like wild boar. The Anstralian
:angaroo Is not much inferior to
venison, ami kangaroo-tail soup is nat
ter than half the messes which piss in
London nn !er the name of ox tail
soup. Hashed wallaby is a diuh ;o
on need dis la;n. and there Is a small
species of kangaroo as good as any
hare ever cooked. An .Austral an na
tive banonet is an odd mixture. Kan
garoo and wallaby, opo-sunis and fly
ing squirrels, kangaroo rats, wombats
and bandicoots represent the pieces da
resistance, while rats. nvee. snakes.
sna:ls, large white maggots, wo-ms
and grubs form the little dishes and
mot favored entrees. A nice, fat
marmot is a treat why not? They
are tjuite pure feeders.
I he muskrat of .Martinsons is eaten.
thoigh indescribably loathsome to a
European ; but the slick rats of the su
gar cane plantations make one of the
mo-t delicate- fricassees imaginable. By
teud--r, plump, cleanly and luscious
are thev. The Chinese are in a rat
paradise in California, where the rats
are enormously large, highly flavored
and very abundant, rat-soup being
considered by all right-minded Celes
tials to beat ox-tail or gravy soup hol
low. The Indians eat the b -aver,
which is said to be like pork, an I p r-
ctipine is a tine favorite with ttie luten
and Hottentots oi the tape, and wit a
the Hudson Hay trapjters and, indeed,
with all the inhabitants of the cvu itries
where the creature is f.u'id. the fb-sli
b'!:nr good and del'eafe. and, more
over, accounted exee lin-lv nutritious.
Elephant s feet. p:ckl-d in strong
toddv vinegar and cayenne "?pper, are
considered in Cey'on an Apician lux
ury. The trunk Is said to resemhls
bui'alo's hump, and the fat is so highly
priced by the Bushmen that they will
goalui-'St any distance for it. Hipp
p tauius fat is also considered a treat.
v hen salted it is thought suitenor to
our breakfa-d bacon, and the flesh is
both palatable and nutr tious, the fat
being used for all the ordinary uses of
butter. Birds are of large importance
in the supplies of human food, ami not
only bir-ls. but birds ne-ts as well, at
least with the Chinese, whose dainties
are alwavs peculiar. I nese nests are
brought from Java and Sumatra, and
are like lib ous, ill-concocted isinglass,
inclining t rd. about the size of a
goose's egg and as thick as a silver
spoon. hon dry they are brittle an I
wrinkled and worth twice their weight
in silver. This nest, which is of the
sea swallow (Hirundo escnlenta). ist'ae
inly edible one known. Many are Uie
lelicious morsels nflorded bv birds.
I'he heccatico in the fig season; the
bronze-winged pigeon of Australia,
when the acacia seeds are ripe; the
voung, fat. hidaous diablotin or goat
sucker, if taken when a tender nesU.ng.
and the same bird, when older, if taken
when the palm ara in fm t: the riee
bird, of South Carolina, when tho rice
is ripen'ng: and the ortolan, mere lump
of idealized fat that it is these are
tniong the most celebrated of the
smaller tid bits, not forgetting the
snipe, the quail and the woodcock of
our own land.
Some people eat insects, the grub of
tho palm weevil bein h -Id in much
favor in the East and West Indies, and
the grubs of most beetles in some other
4ua t-?rs of the glole. Tho Moors think
t tine, f.it locust superior even to
pigeon, and the Hottentots make soup
of their eggs. The thrifty Chinese iirst
wiud off the cocoon, and then send thi
hrysnlis of the silk-worm to the table.
Spiders aro delicac es of the desert
kind to tho Bushman, snails also hav-
ng many partisans. The Chinese
gloat over sea slug or beche de mer.
and adish of a certain s-a worm is one
of the events of lift) t tho dwellers in
(he islands of tho South Seas, lhe poo
plo of Chili eat barnacles as wo cat
whelks, and the Hottentots devour
handfuls of roasted caterpillars, which
taste like sugared cream or almond
paste, aud stand to them in the place
uf sugar plums. and coralits. What a
blessing it would bo if we could persuade
our rising population toexenaugo sweet;
meats and lozenges for nico young
eaterpillars roasted in tho ashos! Think
how tho farmers would gain ty-iue ex
rhangol Household Word.
A Hint to Gir s.
Some one has sa il that there are
thousands of ruined Englishmen roam
ing about the Continent bocause they
rmil.t never riersuade themselves to
lead trumps at whist. SimiliaSthere
aro thousands oi women living oniy
half lives be.?auso thoy have never
taken fie tronblo to examine the'r
cards, find out which is their strong
suit and study how to play it with the
highest skill. LI girls wereoniy taugni
to concentrate their energies upon
what they are really clever at ant
would learn to do that something
well as it Dossiblv could bo done, thus
are very few of them who would no
be able to earn a living u necessary.
Women in Japan no longer blacken
their te ith. and thev now smile In all
their native comeliness.
C IARMINQ CO MO.
Characteristic and Surrounding
Italy's Most Beautiful Lake.
More than two-thirds of the beautiful
villas on Lake Como aro owned by En
glish people, who come down through
Switzerland and France between the
1st and loth of August, and remain
until the end of Octolier, usually. The
most niagiiiGeent, though by no means
the most charming villa on the lake is
the property of the Viscountess Mudro
da, and was formerly the summer home
of the Countess R.iimonili. the daugh
ter of Garibaldi. It is a large wh"e
marble building, with three great doors
in front, over which hang heavy can
vas curtains at present, and before
which the family congregate alxmt five
o'clock ia the afternion to take some
light refreshments and chat until din
ner time. The grounds are extremely
beautiful, being wild and woody in
parts, with quaint grottos and curious
fountains here and there, and the lawns
dotted with immense magnolia and
lemon trees. A great gilt crown sur
mounts the center pinaele, and on the
iron gate is written the word " l'Or
man," the name of the place. The
linlgs, one at each end of the grounds,
are also of white marble. The Vis
countess entertains a great deal, giving
many dinners, lawn parties, fancy balls,
etc Just above, on the mountain side,
is the lovely country palace of Monsieur
and Mine. Capada, who were both
famous singers here in Italy, some ten
Further np on the lake are the old
lias of Taglioni and Vasta, where
these celebrities once lived. A little
urther on is a beautiful island, former
ly fortified, which plaved an important
art in the military annals of the Mid
dle Ages. Charming ruins and a few
modern houses cover a 'portion of it
now. but the old guide still shows you
shadowy looking caves that the spirits
of the thousand witches burned in Co
mo in lo2t are sail to haunt contin-
allv, and on the highest promontory.
the little Isle stands a rickety bell
tower among the azalia and camelia
bushes, and there, every May day, goes
voung peasant lad of the vicinity to
ring the bell and call all the young men
nd maidens wif:5n hearing together.
that from ani ni tuem he may choose
the maid he loves best to be his bride.
The custom is very old and very regu
larly observed in the lake districts, and
no spot could lie more fitting assuredly
than that on the beautiful Island of
Comaiino. At the upper end of the
lake are the two beautiful resorts of
Bellagio and Cadenabbie. Charming
balconies from hotels, restaurants and
villas hang over the water's edge, and
the view in every direction is encbant-
ng. At Ridlagia the tourist may pur
chase the silk blankets and scarfs
f rich Roman colors. or the
lace that the little girls make.
sitting in front of the houses on the
narrow streets; also the tiny wooden
shr -s of the Italian peasant girls. At
Cauenabbie is the famous Villa Cotta.
the property of the Duchess of Saxe-
meiningen. The terraced gardens are
beautiful beyond description, and the
tinv landing place (steps and break- i
water all of white marble) is one of the
prettiest on the lake. In the great hall
of the house is Thorwaldsen's frieze.
representing Alexander's triumph.
Several works of Canova are there also.
First, and always first for beauty and
grace among the great works of the
sculptor Is his "Cupid and Psyche,"
The combined power and airy lightness
of design seem almost to endow the
marble with life, and one half expects
to see the two exquisite figures move
and fly away, or step from their cold.
black pedestal into the light and sun-
hiiie to rest with the butterflies among
the flowers. There are but two or three
places of any historic interest on Lake
Como. and of these the town of Como
itself is the chief.
On the top of a hill, which forms the
background of the town, stands a most.
picturesque ivy-covered old tower. Not
a window, crack or crevice breaks the
stretch of stone from top to bottom, and
its curious construction almost tells its
Sometime in the fifteenth century a
Puke of Como loved a beautiful Vero
nese lady, who, however, preferred a
young lord of her native city. Tiu
Duke, infuriated at the rejection of hi;
suit, vowed vengeance upon the luckless
lover, and added the tower mentioned
above to his splendid castle. Then he
waited, like all evil spirits in legends.
until just before the maixiago of the
happy pair, when he took the young
man prisoner one night, and bearing
him to his own domain, lowered him
with ropes into the dark round tower.
There he left him, and the third night
after, so the story goes, the peasants
in the neighborhood saw. a white dove
flv from the tower and bear straight to
Heaven a human heart; and to this day
the old Castle Baradelia (such it is
called) is the favorite haunt of doves.
and no good peasant ever kills one with
out breathing an Ave Maria or de
voutly crossing himself. At the north
ern end of the lake is a ruined castle of
the thirteenth century, a few yards from
which there is a rocky pass bearing the
peculiar appellation, "Orange Juice.
In 1799, when the Russians were invad
ing the territory, several hundred
pushedsup to this castle of Rczzonico
and were surprised and overpowered
bv the Italians, who flung them to the
last one down the dreadful gorge. Not
a Russian escaped alive. Cor. Omaha
Ex-Governor Cm-tin, of Pennsyl
vania, has recently had an operation
performed on his right eye, which had
been sightless for twenty years. The
sight was instantly restored. Philadel
Persons Bitten by Doar Entitled to Recover
UsmsfM From Their Owners.
In the State vs. M'Dermott the New
Jersey Supreme Court holds that a per
son bitten by a dog may recover dam
ages from the owner, upon evidence
that the dog, with the knowledge of
the owner, had a mischievous tendency
to bite, whether in anger or- not. In
either case the persons bitten would
suffer injury. A mischievous propen
sity, from which injury is the natural
result. In the case of Hudson vs. Rob
erts, 6 Exch. C99, it appears that the
plaintiff was walking in th'e street
wearing a red handkerchief. The bull
of defendant, ordinarily gentle and
quiet, and not known to have gored
any person previously, wasbeingdriven
along the street when he attacked and
gored the plaintiff. The defendant said
that the red handkerchief did it, and
that he knew the bull would
run at any thing red. The plaintiff re
covered. The bull had no hostile feel
ing against the man he injured, and no
disposition to gore mankind, but be
cause of his mischievous projcns!ty to
rush at a red object, of which his own
er knew, it was held that when be
caused injury to plaintiff, through that
propensity, his owner should pay ctani
nges." A domesticated bear may hug
a man until his ribs be broken.
This may be the mode adopted by the
animal to manifest his affection; yet if
he had on other occasions previously
shown his affection in that way, causing
injury, and his owner knew of such
propensity the owner would have to
pay damages caused by breaking the
man's ribs. It is true that the bear is
classed with animals ferar nalurw, and
that fie presumption, in such case,
would be that although domesticated,
the animal had relapsed info his wild
habits, yet although the presumption
on the question of scienter ' would
be against the owner, he might
lie able to prove that the
habit of embracing persons did
not proceed froni the savage nature
of the bear. but. under the influence of
civilization, from a cultivated affection.
But this proof would be held to be iuis
chievons, because hurtful to those who
were the objects of the bear's affection.
In the case of Oaks r. Spaulding, 40
Vt 347, it appeared that Mrs. Oaks was
driving cows home from pasture, when
the ram of Sjmulding attacked and in
jured her. It was shown that the ram
had a propensity to butt mankind, and
that the defendant knew it, but it did
not appear whether the previous bnt
tings by the ram proceeded from an
ngly disposition, or from the exuber
ance of a playful spirit; yet it was beid
that the defendant was liable. It d'd
not cure the hurt nor assuage the pain
of the woman to be told that the ram.
when he butted her. was only in one of
his accustomed sportive nioods. It
might have been fun for the ram, but it
was hurtful to Mrs. Oaks. It was a
mischievous propensity, whether pro
ceeding from ugliness of temper orfrum
good nature, which, if known to the
owner of the ram, made him liable for
damages resulting from such propen
sity. There is no doubt that in cases of
animals not naturally inclined to do
mischief a previous mischievous propen
sity must be shown, and the scienter
clearlv established. The gist of the
action is not the keeping of the animal,
but the keeping with knowledge of mis-
hievous propensity, whether proceed-
ng from a savage disposition or not.
The conclusion is that the plaintiff be
low having shown by his proof that on
several previous occasions the dog in
piestion had bitten various persons on
the hand, with knowledge of the ide
fendant, he -was entitled to recover,
even if the habit did not proceed from a
ferocious nature, but was the result of a
mischievous propensity. X. T. Chtis-
SMART YOUNG WOMAN.
How She SuMiml n HaintT Tenth With .
A yonng lady of Rome was on a train
returning from Ltica the other dav.
Across the aisle from her sat a voung
man one of the "I'm-a-dandy-but-I'm-iio-dude"
kind whose home is in
tica. He undertook to get up a flirt
ation with the young lady. After og
ling her awhile, he succeeded in catch
ing her eye. She smiled one of those
"Oh-you-jKHir-fool " kind of smiles that
are not reassuring to the person npon
whom they are bestowed. While he
was debating in his mind as to whether
he had better undertake to carry his
mashing scheme any further, the news
agent dropjiod a lwxik into his scat. He
picked it up, hid his face behind it a
moment, and then tossed it across into
the young lady's seat. She opened it
and appeared to be deeply interested
at- once. The news agent returned to
gather np his books and stonped in
front of the Utiean with an inquiring
look. The young lady paid no atten
tion to any thing outside the pages of
the book. The would-be masher hesi
tated, hoping the young lady. would
look up and take in the sitnation. But
she seemed to be oblivions to surround
ings. The only thing that interested
her w:vs the book. The Utiean did not
have the nerve to ask the young lady
for the volume nor to call the atten
tion of the news-agent to the fact that
she had it, for the agent evidently
thought that the young man had given
it to her. It finally dawned on the
young man that the most graceful way
out of the. trouble was to pay for the
hook, so he went down in his pocket
and p;-n:iieod the required price. Dur
ing the remainder of the ride to Rome
he remained in gloomy meUtation,
v.-hoc the young lady continued her
i-cart mg with evident satisfaction. When
the young lady left the car the cute
young man never looked up. Pough