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NEW SERIES. THE BEDFORD GAZETTE is PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY MORNING BY MEYERS & BEN FORI), At the following terms, to wits $1.50 per annum, CASH, in advance. $2.00 •' " if paid within the year. $2.50 " " if not paid within the year. C7"No subscription taken for less than six months. CCT-No paper discontinued until all arrearages are paid,unless at the option of the publishers. It has tieen decided by the United States Courts, that the stoppage of a newspaper without the payment of ar rearages, is prima Jacir evidence ol lrauJ and is a criminal offence. courts have decided that persons are ac countable for the subscription price of newspapers, if they take them fiom the post office, whetherthe y subscribe lor them, or not. From the Home Journal. THE SERPENT TAMER. A TALE OF THE SOUTH. One day, towards the close of the fashiona ble season at one ol the most celebrated ol the Virginia watering places, a man, carry iiig a lar'e box under tii> arm, made Iris appearance in the front yard of tlie visitorY hotel. He was tall and sinewy in person, with the air and deportment ola foreigner. The steady gray eve, and the rigid mould ol Iratures, indicated vigor of will and energy of character. In other respects, there was nothing noteworthy in his appearance or movements. Having approached to within a short distance of the hotel, he deposited his box upon the ground, uncovered it, and took out a large rattlesnake, which he held in his hand, grasp ing it tightly around the body about six inches from the head, and fixing a steady gaze upon its "littering eyes. The reptile coiled it 3 body around the arm of the man, or writhed in slow wavy motions through the air, darling its arrowy tongue with a sibilant sound through tbe half opened jaws. In a few moments the erect head drooped, the mouth closed, and the subdued serpent lay motionhss in the hand o! tire operator, who, during the whole perfor mance, stood, erect and si lent, in the position he had first taken. A spectacle so novel and exciting, attracted at once the'attention of the visitors at the Springs. The ladies crowded on the front gallery of the hotel, and the men and boys gathered in a dense circle around the mysteri ous stranger, to witness his perilous feat. To convince the spectators that the exhibi tion was not a deception, the performer drew forth another, large rattlesnake from his box, placed a blunt short stick upright in its tr.outb so as to hold the fauces apait, and then, inser ting another stick beneath the fangs, he pressed them outwardly until their lull length was exposed to view. In this condition he carried the reptile round the ciicle of men and boys, and through the croudol ladies, that all might see it was a veritable snake, armed with fang and poison with which his experiments were performed. This done, he returned to his first position, placed the snake upon the ground, and commenced kicking at it with great vio!ence j takin" care, however, not to strike it with his fool. Quickly irritated by the simulated as sault, the snake threw itself into a coil, shook its rattles, and seemed eager to strike its assail ant, who, leaning forward, seized and held it up, writhing and hissing, fin his grasp. He looked steadily for a short time into his eyes, when, as in the first experiment, the head drooped, tire passion subsided, and the serpent remained subdued and still in the hand oi tire tamer. lie next emptied upon the ground the con tents oi his box, consisting ola dozen or more large, venomous looking rattlesnakes. The reptile mass coiled, or glided, hissing and fierce, at I<is feet. He picked them up, one by one, gazed intently, for a short time, into their eyes, and then placed some t of them in his bosom with their heads and necks protruding as irom u den : others he twined around his neck and arms, and the rest he seized and held aloft in his hand. The reptiles writhed and twisted and coiled as if lightening their hold upon the person of the performer. Their eyes glittered, and their tongues shot forth and back, like tiny arrows, from their mouths. But the ominous laities all were still, betokening that curiosity and not anger elicited these reptile demonstra tions. The snake tamer, begirt with the serpen tine girdle, remained not only unharmed, but apparently quite unconcerned. He had iadia- Itd the mysterious spell of the human eye upon them, and man asserted his lordship over the m 0.4 cunning-of all the beasts of the field. the report of these wonderful feats having spread through the neighborhood ; with the of fer ola liberal price, by the performer, for live venomous snakes, of every description, a lad came in one morning to the Springs, bringing a larg. rattlesnake which he had just caught in tlie neighboring mountains. The snake tamer paid the pfotnised reward for it, and proceeded it or.ee to subdue it in the presence ol nearly all the visitors. Having cautiouslv removed the lid of the box in which the sake was confined, and turned it over upon one side, he withdrew a few steps and awaited the result. In a lew moments, a rusty and most venomous looking rattlesnake, ol very large size, crawled leisurely out upon the grass with which the yard was covered.— It is the nature of this species of the serpent race to betray neither fear nor excitement at the presence of man. Deeming themselves secure in the possession of enormous fangs and sup ply of virrus sufficiently copious and deadly to produce almost instant death in man or beast, they neither hasten to escape from sight when discovered, nor betray the least alarm when assailed. It is even the popular laith that they magnanimously give warning before they stiike, by shaking their rattles, which produce a pecu liar, u birring sound, startling to the nerves and alarming to the mind. The presence of the performer and of the large crowd which surrounded him. seemed not to disturb or even to arrest the attention of the scaly monster, which, having crawled lorth out of the box, lay motionless and extended to its full length upon the grass. The snake ta mer appioached and stimulated an attack by repeated and rapid motions towards its head with his foot. The reptile became furiously irjte in a moment. Assuming the coil, which A countryman brought him, one day, a rat ' tie-snake, recently caught, which was said to bo peculiarly vicious and dangerous. He bought it, and announced his intention to tame it upon the greensward in front of the visitor's hotel. A large crowd assembled to witness the feat. A vacant space being left in their midst for the experiment, the snake—a very laige and i most ugly-looking one—was placed upon the ground and provoked to anger by a feigned at tack with the foot of the performer. At the proper moment he seized it, but almost imme diately threw it violently upon the ground, ex claiming that he was bitten in the hand. The crowd quickly drew back, and the stunned rep tile lay motionless where it fell. The man at once applied his lips to the wound, and sucked it with great eagerness for several minutes. Finding no relief from the pain which he endured, he next made several incisions, with the point of his knife, in the flesh of his wounded hand and arm. Then, ta is its natural position both for attack and defense, it darted forth its tongue and shook its i utiles with the rapidity and violence which produce their most alarming sound. As the performer continued, at a safe distance, the motions with Ins foot, the snake soon became almost blind with rage. Its head flattened, its eyes glittered like diamond points, and a fearful, prolonged hiss issued from its mouth. The inaninadeone step towards it, when, unable longer to control its passion to strike,it leaped forward and fell full length upon the grass, close at his feet. B-foieit could throw itself again into a coil, he seized it with a firm grasp, about six inches be low the head, and holding it oil'at arm's length from his person, lifted it up from the ground. The rage and contortions of the now impris oned reptile were terrible to befiold. Through the air, and round and round the arm of the per former, it twisted and writhed the raudal ex tremity of its body, making, all the time, a mono tonous and l'earlul whiz with its rattles, and es say ing every moment, to strike his aim or his person. The spectators shuddered with horror and alarm at the sight; but the intrepid expen rnenter, confident in his art, betrayed neither fear nor doubt as to the certainty of his tii uinph. From the moment he first seized the make, he had looked, with a fixed, almost an unwink ing gaze, into.his eyes, which the serpent ap parently returned with a look equal steady and fierce. By degrees the contortions ot its body became less violent, and its efforts to strike less frequent. The arm of the man was gradually bent, so as to bring the snake, by slow approa ches, nearer to his face. At length, overcome by the magnetic fascination of his l.iok. it lay harmless and unresisting in his grasp, fie placed it in his bosom, twined it around his neck and fondled it with his hands. The sub dued creature, shorn of its native ferocity,yield ed itself to the jHJWer of its victor, and per mitted him to caress and handle it with impu nity. The spectators broke forth into audible ex pressions of admiration at the accomplishment of this remarkable feat. The performer passed his hat around for a collection, and soon had the satisfaction of receiving it back well re plenished with coins—the enthusiasm of the visitors prompting them to make a liberal dona tion as a reward for the peril he had braved j and the entertainment he had afforded. Satisfied with his success, the snake tamer vanished from the Old Sweet Spiings as sud denly as he had come. In a few days, how ever, he made his appearance at nnother and not very distant watering-place in the Old Do minion, where lie repeated, before a wondering crowd of spectators, the same feats with his snake. A new and most perilous addition was destined to be made at this place to tke almost fabulous list of his achievements. BEDFORD, PA., FRIDAY MORNING JANUARY 7, 1859. kii'.g from his pocket a large white bean, he scraped and pounded a portion of it into a impalpable powder, which he rubbed into the punctures upon his hand and arm. He bit off and swallowed another portion of the same bean. This specific he called the Cedron bean. "It grows," said he, "in the East, and is an infallible cure for the bite of venomous rep tiles." In the mean time the virus, having become diffused throughout his system, began to pro duce painful and alarming effect'. The arm and hand, swollen to enormous size, assumed a livid hue. Vertigo, nausea and stupor —the tluve most fatal symptoms in cases of assault up on the powers of life by reptile poison—began to supervene. Death seemed inevitable, and almost at hand. The courageous iran refused either to sit or lie down, but walked backwards and forwards, uttering occasionally a suppressed groan of an guish. The torture of the pain lie endured forced the prespiration in streams from his fore head and face. To the inquiry of one who as ked if he suffered much, he replied, "Yes, more than tongue can express, or you can con ceive." The landlord at the Spring', alarmed at the fatal result of the experiment, and apprehen sive that the snakes might escape to infest his premises, rushed out, cudgel in hand and with loud imprecations, to kili them. The sick man, whose first care, alter being bitten, had been to replace and secure all the snakes, including the untamed one, in their boxes, seemed to forget his own sufferings in the imminence of the peril which threatened his uncouth favorites. Con fronting the landlord with both look and mean ing gesture, and protesting loudly against the meditated assault upon the snaks, lie threaten ed to inflict immediate and summary punish ment for any harm that might he done them.— Awed by the stern visage and fierce words ol the man, the landlord desisted from his under taking and retired within the hotel. Such an outburst of passion and combativeness from one who seemed to be already dying from the bite of one of which he W'fe; sj prr>;H[A' to defend, struck the beholders with mingled astonishment and awe. Was it ttie delirium of approaching diath, or the madness of a wild at tachment to the reptile companions of his wan derings, that fired tiis passions and led lo the spectacle which they had just witnessed ? No one could tell, but all looked on, amazed and perplexed at what they saw and heard. It was with the snake tamer, now apparent ly in the last extremity, as with other mortals in the final hour—the i tiling passion proved strong in death. B ing interrogated as to his feelings and hopes* in prospect, of impending dissolution, he said that he experienced neither hope nor fear in the contemplation of the great hereafter. He was not afraid to die, and desi red to live only that he might he able to prove the supremacy of his art in the subjugation of the snake which had bitten him. That accom plished, he can d neither how nor when the in evitable summons came. When first bitten, he had been induced, by the persuasion of others, to swallow a small draught of whiskey, which is deemed a valuable antidote in cases of poison ing by the bite of a snake. But no entreaty cctild prevail on him either to repeat the remedy or apply other spe cifics known to medical science. lie had un shaken confidence in the efficacy of the Cedion bean ; and should that fail to cure him, he felt persuaded that it was fated for him then and there to die, in despite of all human aid to save bin. By this time the virus had produced its most fearful effects upon the system. The pain which he endured became agonizing in the extreme. His sight grew dim, his pulse sank to fifty fee ble beats per minute, alternate flushes of heat and cold passed over his body, his articulation became thick and indistinct, and both the pallor and the stupor of death seemed to be rapidly spreading over both mind and body. Unable longer to walk or even sit erect, he had fallen prostrate upon the floor, and was lifted bv the bystanders and placed upon a low couch, in one corner of the bar-room ol the hotel, to die. Fortunately his reason remained undisturbed, and he continued to bite off and swallow por tions of the CeJron bean, which, he still belie ved and asserted, had power to save him. As yet it had produced no perceptible effects To all appeaiance the poison was steadily enroach ing upon the citadel of life, which seemed al ready tottering beneath its furious assault, Several gentlemen of the medical profession who where present as spectators, now interpo sed and begged to be permitted to use other re medies as the patient himself could no! fail to see that his own antidote had failed. Roused from his stupor by the discredit thus attempted to be thrown upon his bean, the apparently dy ing man repelled, with vehement gesture and earnest word the insinuation against its effica cy, protested his unshaken faith in it, and con cluded his expostulation with a blunt refusal lo Freedom of Thought and Opinion. ' permit other antidotes to be applied, at the same time biting olfanother portion of the Cedron bean. The spectators could do no more ihan leave him to his fate. Gathering in a dense sem-icir <;le close to his couch, they stood silent and with uncovered heads awaiting the departure of a human spirit to the barot the final Judge. Stranger though he was to them ail, and dying as they believed, by a rash persistence in the use of an inefficacious antidote, the fact that he was undergoing the extreme penalty common to humanity on account of the primal sin, made his fate and his suffering objects of mysterious in terest, for the moment, to every one in the room. Death is not only the leveller and the sanctifier, but its presence makes all beholders feel of kin 10 the victim which it has seized and is bearing to the jaws of the remorseless grave. Apparently exhausted by the efTort which he had just made in speaking, the snake tamer sank back upon his couch ar.d remained for a few moments silent and still. A fresh parox ism of pain having supervened he groaned hea vily, turned his lace to the wall and began to rnutler like one who talks in a disturbed sleep. Imperial reason had, at length tottered upon its throne and the wild delirium, p-oduced by a fevered brain and a toitured body, had come , over the suflerer. He babbled long and incoherently of snakes and Cedron beans,performing his feats with the one over again, and recounting the marvellous cures made in eastern climes with the other.— As the shades of the mental eclipse grew dee per, lie spoke less and less audibly, until his voice sank to a whisper, and then by degrees, his lips ceased to move, and he was, to all ap pearance, dead. After the lapse of half an hour he began to revive. The respiration deepened, the pulse quickend and swelled in volume, the stupor lift ed like a cloud, from mind and body, and, in a short time, he opened his eyes and spoke. The vigor of his constitution, or remedial power of his Cedion bean, but more probably both com bined, had triumphed. lie rapidly convalesced ion in a few davs was able to go about as usual His snakes had been left undisturbed in their boxes, and tie proposed to resume his experi ment of taming the one that had bitten him.— Hut the landlord and the visitors, satisfied with what they had seen, piotested against its being repeated, and gathering up his boxes and carpet bag, vanished from the theatre of his recent suf ferings as he now does from this tale. A ROMANTIC AFFAIR.—Quite a romantic affair occurred in the western part of Philadel phia a Week or two ago. Phe tacts are these : M rs. 13 ,(a handsome and rich widowf and the mother of a pretty daughter of IB sum mers,) by some means became acquainted with a young carpenter, who, although a fine looking man, was in rather poor circumstances. The carpenter visited the lady's residence very frequently, gallanted her to the church, the theatres, Sc., scarcely paying any marked atten tion to the daughter, who sometimes accompanied them. Madame Rumor, with her thousand tongues, soon noised it about that the carpenter and the widow \vere about to be made one, and his friends congratulated him on the prospects lie had of so shortly being able to "hang up his hat." The .widow, too, was complimented by acquaintances, and in fact she began to think that the thing would take place, although thecaipenter had not, as yet, "poped the question," With the craft naturally possessed by "widders,', she threw out a hint to her gallant at his next interview, anil from this hint lie look it for granted that she was anything else than averse to a matrimonial union with him. He thought it was time to act j and undeceive the lady, which lie certainly i did and astonish her too, for the next morning lie eloped with the daughter ! This set all the gossips in the neighboihood going, and they one and all pronounced it "scanalous." The girl's mother, however, being a woman of sense, takes it philosophically, and has forgiven the young people, who are now domiciled at the family residence. She gives her daughter credit for the shrewdness the latter exhibited 1 in her courting, and also the carpenter for ins discretion in picking of the two, the youngest and the prettiest. BEAUTIFUL EXTRACT.—I saw a man at even tide near (he grave of one dearest to him on earth. The memory of joys that were passed, came crowding on his soul. And this, said he, all that remains of one so loved and so lovely ? I call but no voice answers. Oh my loved one will you not hear! O death ! inexorable death ! what hast thou done 1 Let me bow down my sorrows in the slumber of the grave! While thought thus in agony, the gentle lorm ol Chris tianity caine by. She bade him leok upward, and to the eye of faith the heavens were disclo sed. He heard the song of transport of the great multitude which no man can number round the throne. There were the spirits of the just made perfect the spirit ol her lie mour ned ! There happiness was pure, permanent, ; perfect. The mourner then wiped the tears from his eyes, took courage and thanked God.— All the days ol my appointed time, said he, will I wait till my change come ; and he returned to the duties ol life no longer sorrowing as those who have no hope. HF"An enterprising Yankee named Fisher has started a sausage lottery at Leavenworth, Kansas. He puts lip a hundred sausages at a time, five ol which each contain a gold dol lar. Currier* w Add re** TO THE PATRONS OE THE "BEDFORD GAZETTE." JANUARY 1, 1859. Ob ! thou, whatever name thou bearest, Whate'er the cieed by which thou swearest, Or what the lot in lite thou .'.barest, Be't good, or evil, Who but a shilling's value carest For ine, poor "devil !" To thee be health and peace and pleasure, And all the joys that mortals treasure, Sans calculation and sans measure, This New Year's morning ; (And if thou be'st a loafer, leisure For years of yawning!) Whate'er thy nature's predilection, it but an honest man's inspection discovers therein no defection, God gratify it! And may it be thy heart's election To do well by it. If in thy bosom holy wishes Supplant, with.thoughts and hopes delicious, The lust for earthly "loaves and fishes," And banish evil, Be fiends that tempt no more malicious Than Printer's "Devil If toward the world thine inclination, If Gold's attraction, Fame's elation, Or Pride's eternal,_fell vexation, Do onward lure thee, M ayst thou have thy worst condemnation From Sherifi's Jury. If Beauty's forms to thee are charming, If "women's looks" do prove alarming, So that a certain bachelor's amr in, Thy heart is pining To place some crinoline and carmine, (The two combining What constitutes thy beauteous lady ;) It-member Juan and his tlaidee; Remember Cupid,ever ready For tby undoing; Watch "Number One," with eyesight steady, When gone a-wooing. If rural sights and sounds delight thee, Iso that the fields and woods invite thee Where thorns.do prick and "varmints" bite thee, Refrain from swearing, But give thy love for Nature mighty, A wholesome airing. 'Twill do you good God's works to ponder ; Of trees and rocks and hills to wonder ; To listen to the cataract's thunder ; And gaze admiring, On all'that meets you as you wander With t'oot untiring. If politics possess attraction To diaw thee to that sphere iof action, Where envious faction wars with faction, Be thine the party That aims to bind each jarring section In Union hearty. But if by lantborn darkly litten, Or, if by love of negro smitten, Thy name, perchance, thou hast down-written, With that foul party, The Constitution the bottomles- pit in, With curses hearty, Would burl, if it but had the power, I pity thee, unhappy giaour! Oh! soon may come the glorious hour, When thou no longer Shalt 'neuth the lash of leaders cower, Or office-monger. But thou, whate'er thy occupation. Thy feelings, wishes, earthly station, To whom shall come this visitation Of "one-horse" rhyming, .May New Year bells for thee occasion A merry chiming ! A MIDNIGHT ADVEX R UE. Females often possess presence ol mind, ami the'|Kjwerof self-control tinder circumstances of imminent peril which seem almost foreign to their nature, and beyond the endurance ol deli cate physical organization. A striking instance of self command, by a lady whose lears must have been poverlully excited, and whose life of afHuence had probably never before given her nerves any severer test than is incident to the vexations of domestic care, is given in L'/lum ber's Journal of last month. We copy the ad venture, promising byway of explanation that the lady was the daughter ola rector resiuing in a quiet English country village, and was up on the eve of marriage. The wedding day was to be on 'he moriow ofthat on which our adventure happened.— Grand preperations were made for the wedding ; and the rector's fine old ( late, and costly gifts of the bride, were discussed with pride and plea sure at the Maie and Mounds, in the presence of some strangers who had come down to a prize fight which had taken place in the neigh borhood. That night, Adelade, who occupied a sepa rate room from her sister, sat up late—long af ter all the household had retired to rest. She had a long interview with her father ami had been reading a chapter to which he hajJ direct ed her attention, and since, had packed up hei jewels, &c. She was consequently still dressed when the church clock tolled midnight. As it ceased, she fancied she heard a low noise like whom: \l.ti is mi assi. that of a file ; she listened but could distinguish nothing clearly It might have been made by some o< the servants still about, or perhaps it was only the creaking of the old trees. She heard nothing but the sighing of the winter winds for many minutes afterwards. Housebreakers were mere myths in primitive Shyndon, and the bride elect, without a thought of fear, resumed her occupation. She was gazing on a glitter ing set of diamonds, destined to he worn at the wedding, when her bedroom door softly open- J ed. She turned, looked up, and beheld a man with a black mask, holding a pistol in his hand standing before her. She did not scream, for her next thought was for her father, who slept in the next room, and to whom any sudden alarm might be death, f or he was old, feeble, and suffering from heart complaint. She confronted the robber boldlv, and addressed him in a whisper 'You are come,* she said, "to rob us. Spare yuur soul the aw ful guilt of murder. My father sleeps next to rny room, and to be startled from his sleep would kill him. Make no noise 1 be of you." 3 The fellow was astonished and cowed. "We won't make no noise," he replied sullenly, "if you give us everything quietly." Adelaide drew back and let him take her jew els— not without a pang, lor they were precious love gifts, remarking at the same time that two more masked rutlians stood at the halfopen door. As he took the jewel case and watch from the table, and demanded her purse, she asked him if he intended to go to her father's room. She received a surly alfirmative ; "he wasn't to run a risk and leave half the tin behind She proposed instantly that she should go her self. saying : 4 'l will bring you whatever you wish, and you may guard me thither, and kill lie if I play false to you." The fellow.consul ted hu comrades,-aiiu after a short parley, they agreed to the proposal ; and with a pistol poin ted at her bead, the dauntless girl crossed the passage, and entered the old rector's room. Very gently she stole across the chamber and removed his purse, watch, keys and desk, gave them up to the roboers who stood at the door. The old man slept peacefully and calmly, thus guarded by his child, who sotliy shut tile door and demanded if the robbers were yet satisfi ed. The leader replied that they should be when they had got the show of plate spread out below, but that they couldn't let her out of sight, and that she must go with them. In compliance with this mandate, she followed thein down stairs to the dining room, w here a splendid wedding breakfast had been lain to save trouble and hurry on the morrow. To her surprise, the fellows—eight in number when assembled seated themselves and prepared to make a good meal. They ordered her to get them out wine, and to cut her own wedding cake for them; and then seated at the head of the table, she was compelled to preside at this extraordi nary revel. They ate, drank, laughed and joked ; and Adelaide, quick of ear and eye, had thus time to study, in her quiet way, thfe figures and voi ces of the whole set. When the repast was ended, and the plate transferred to a sack, they prepared to dejiart, whispering together, and glancing at the young lady, tor the first time Adelaide's courage gave way, and she trembled; but it was not a consultation against her, as it proved. The leader, approaching her, told that they did not wish to harm her—that she was "a jolly wench, reg'lar game," and tney wouldn't hurt "her, but that she must swear not to give an alarm till : nine or ten the next day, when they should be ofFall safe. To this she was of course obliged to assent, and then they all insisted on shaking hands with her. She noticed in this parting ceremony, that one of the rutiians had only ; three fingers on the left hand. Alone, in the despoiled-ioom, Adelaide, faint i and exhausted, awaited the first gleam of day- I light: then as the robbers did not return, she stole up to her room, undressed, and fell into an undistui bed slumber. Th- consternation of the family next morning rnay be imagined; and Adelaide's story was still more astounding than lb" facts of the robbery itself. Police were sent lor from London, and they, guided by Ade laide's lucid description ofh'-r midnight guests, actually succeeded in capturing every one of the gang, whom the young lady had no diffi culty in identifying and swearing to—the '•three fingered Jack" being the guiding clue to the discovery. The stolen property was nearly all recovered, and the old rector always declared—and with he owed his tile to the self-possession and judgment of his eldest daughter. The only ill effect of the great trial to her nerves, was a disposition, on the part of the young heroine to listen for midnight sounds, and start uneaiily fiom tioubled dreams; but time and change of residence soon effected its cure. KF"Ho;v do my customers like the milk 1 sell them ? 'Oti, they all think it is of the first water.' ffj* If a young lady is not able to sport a riding habit, she should adopt a walking habit. [TF*"A country editor announces in the fol lowing terms that he has suspended specie pay ments : *]l any man wants to see stars and appreciate one of the uses to which brick bats may be per verted, let him approach our vicinity with an account.' I'. S. tVe keep a pile of bricks in our sanc tum and carry one iu our hat. [EJ~Why is a drummer the fastest man in the world? Because Time beats all men, but the drummer beats time. flCF~"Scatter the germs of the beautiful," as the poet said when he kicked his wile and chil ' dred out of doors. VOL 2, NO. 23.