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VOL. XXXV MONTEREY, HIGHLAND COUNTY VA., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21 1913 NO. 8 f GUARANTEED TO SATISFY CUSTOMERS ^ ^ FROM THE ORIGINAL CABBAGE PLANT GROWERS. ^ SHORT STEMMED * FL AT DUTCH. Ltrg??t ar.J Lat??* C?bblSf. AURSTaTRUCKEP.. A liuta Iftttt than Succession. SUCCESSION. The fcsrheat Fit i Head Variety . EARLY JERSKY WaKLFIELD. CB*SLESTCX LAROET'iW. 1 T*ic E?rl> ?>: WAiaFItLU. V 0?b-?r> Utown. M EltliMt TRAOcI MARK CO^YS'GHTED Established 1 868. Paid in Capital Stock $30,000.00 We grew the first FROST PROOF PLANTS in 1S6S. Now have over twenty thousand satisfied Cnstomers. We have grown and sold more cabbuje plants than ai! other persons in the Soui^orn ?tat as comblnod. WHY? Because our plants must please or we send your money buck. Order hot.*; It is time to set these piants In your section to pet extra early cabbage, and they are the ones thn: gell for tho most money. We sow three tons of Cabbage -Seed per season Strawberry plants, Frnit trt'os and ornamentals. Write for free catalog of (fust-proof plants of the best varieties, containing valuable Information about fruit and vegetable proving. Prices on Oabbare Plants:? In lot* of ftftOatdi.OC; 1000 to 5000 $1 SO per thousand: 5,300 to 9.000 $1.25 per thousand: 10.000 aad over 51.00 per thousand, to. b. Tonnes Island. Our special express rat o on plants Is very low. ir thousand, to. o. ? , ? ^ Wm. C. Geraty Co., Bex 344 Yonges gs.ana, S. I. Give steady, bright light. Easy to Light. Easy to clean gjid re wick. Don't Smoke. Don't blow out in the wind. Don't Leak. "erywSL standard oil company EVERY WHERE (.Incorporated in New Jersey ) Newark, N. J. Baltimore, Mcl. Let us fill your drug wants. Our Stock is complete. Our prices are right. We pay the parcels post charges. 8SgH^8 Wilson Bros, druggists, Staunton Va. YOU can save inont^ and get better materia! better workmansh i and a more artistic de sign, by buying a men ument o r headstoi ? trom me If you need an iror, fence, I urnish the best for l.e money. W. E. SNYDER, Highl-wii Va., For The Hintoii Jinrble Works .Established 1851 Telephone 1474 Worth <3. HER GERM ANN'S SON Commission Merchant. iter a im?, ?4e< ROBERT J. HARRIS Special Representative and Receiver in Control of the Department of Poultry, Eggs, Calves, etc. A consignment wins the conviction that prompt sales at the highest quotations with quick retuivs are certain and can alwavs be relied upon. 314 Washington Street, NEW YORK Refer by Permission to Chemical National Bank c BALTIMORE, MD. 'ISSUED MORNING, EVENING AKD SUNDAY THE NEWS OF TE 3 WORLD * *r.there& by the "Well -trained special correspondents of TII5s t.1 ? M 2 v* ueforo r.aa reader 3 in a concise and interesting manner each morninc -vne, ;d uy * ?.Ldi-nocn. ?? A3 a chronicle of vrorla events I "- -'u *3 INDISPENSABLE, 'while its bureaus in Y/achirsrt&n p.t.~ ;;?v/ i-vs r?ake it3 news from the iosri&latlv6 and financial csniirs iao c :?<. f \ thv best that can be obtained. A3 A WOMAN'S JPA2PJOL TlTi S'jy n:? superior, beting1 morally end intellectually a pa.T?er c? vypo. It, ".rili^hos the very best feature# that can bo v/ritten cn ?.vb &i:d Tin-'cu Janoous matters. TIIB SUN'S market now 5 mRLe -? \ij\ '.I'J . -j. " IViArs'S KECiZSSITY for thfe farmer, the mr.-;han' ?md fin br?.'V:vr rar. Icpcnci upon complete \nd ratable information upon their various lines o? tradt., Ey Hail THE iUH (?cn!ns or ?*2r&x> is a Month or $3 a Year THE SDKDAT ST.1, t; C:3. cr $1.50 a Year And TE2 SUIT, ?cs?s/ . . $7.50 a Year Addr<X3 /.II Orders to r> Ti-iE A. 5, AE2UL COMPANY *ALTIMOBE, MARYLAND 3IHD KGW ALMOST EXTINCT | Wild Pigeon, Once Counted In Mil* j lions, So Rare 33 to 3s Account ed a Curiosity. The great reduction of bird life in America Is illustrated by a stoiy from Montreal of the capture of a bird now rare which formerly was Been by the million. This unusual ornithological specimen was sent, carefully packed in a pasteboard box, J by parcel post from Odell Town, Quebec, to the Montreal Witness. The bird was taken to J. B. Innes, j secretary of the Society for the Pre- : vention of Cruelty to Animals, and also secretary of the Quebec Fish and Game club. He definitely identified the bird as a wild pigeon or dove, a species now almost extinct. Ouicers connected with the society entered the office while Mr. Innes was inspect ing the bird, and they each at once recognized it as a wild dove. The sender of the little feathered creature was John Hough, of Odell Town, Quebec. He explained his rea son for mailing it was to have It identified, as he had heard queries had been made -regarding wild pigeons. The wild, or passenger, pigeon, so named from its habit of passing from one part of the country to another, was once a resident of southern Can ada and the northern United States. One naturalist computed that there were more than a billion of these birds in a continuous stream which he saw on one occasion. Incessant slaughter and the clearing away of the forests destroyed the pigeons, the disappearance of which was hastened by a series of very cold winters be- . tween I860 and 1S70. i SNAPSHOTS AT RIGHT ANGLES German Scientist Apparently Look3 Away From Subject While Taking a Picture. Herr Dr. Weissenberger of Berlin, who is visiting with the German doc tors, is somewhat of an amateur de tective along scientific lines. Part of his equipment consists of a camera, which is calculated to deceive even the most wary subject. Dr. Welssen berger has photographed every mem ber of the German physicians' party he wanted to, and none of them knew a thing about It. He lifts what looks like a small telescope to his eye and looks away, from the very man he wants to snapshot. His Interest seems to be centered at right angles from the subject, but if the man who Is unwit tingly photographed chanced to be swift enough he might catch the in stant gleam of a powerful little lem set in the side of the rounded barrel of the fake telescope. As the oper ator of the camera looks apparently out to sea, for instance, the image of thngs beside him are focused clear be fore him. His finger is on a hair spring and j a pressure records what was on tlia finder. Detectives in Berlin are being equipped with the camera, which C03ta about $100, so finely constructed are they. The success met with in taking suspects for comparison with existing police photographs has proved the valua of the crafty little Instrument. So deceiving is the apparatus that the reporter who snapjted Dr. Weis senberger using tho camera did not think until afterward when he waa told by the doctor that he would ex change pictures with him that he him self had been snapshotted in re turn. He Wished for Her. They were dining in a rostaurant, and ha had ordered a whole roast chicken. "You see," he explained to her as ha showed her the wishbone, "you take hold here. Then we must both make a wish and pull, and when it breaks the one who has the biggest part of it will have his or hor wish grati fied." "But I don't know what to wish for," she protested. "Oh, you can think of something," he said. "No, I can't," she replied. "I can't ; think of anything I want very much." I "Well, I'll wish for you," he ex- j claimed. "Will you really?" she asked. "Yes." "Y*Tell, then, there's no use fooling with the old wishbone," she interrupt ed with a glad smile, "you can have me!" Farm Wagon Funeral. The Essex squire who has been car ried to his burial in a farm wagon drawn by a farm wagon team perpet uates a custom whii:h Btill exists in other families and in other countries and is of very ancient origin. It typifies the intimate connection ihat used to exist between the land lord of the soil and its tenants. The wagon is not usually made funereal nor Is the team put into mourning. The wagoner walks with a bit of crepe on his whip and a black armlet to his smock; that is all. ? Pall MaU Gazette. Rewritten History. How these Turkish place names re veal history! The city of Seres, just occupied by the Bulgars, is, next to Saloniki, the most Important town In southern Macedonia. It was the ear liest European home of the culture of silk worms and the manufacture of silk. "Cloth of Sere3," indeed, was the earliest Greek and Latin name for this fabric, and the name still remains em balmed in the modern world, sericul ture. History is being written on the fields of Macedonia, but much of it is merely a rewriting. Piedmont Business College} ; Lynchburg, is offering great incii.ee ! ment to the first young man or lady enrolling from Highland Co. FJIGHT HAWK'S REAL TROUBLE !! Teamster Who Has Horse Fall While1 Streets Are Deserted Surely De serving of Sympathy. "Any teamster who thinks be ha3 a hard time getting a horse on his feet that has fallen in the daytime has no fight to complain," said the man who boards. "The fellow who has a right to do that is the driver whose horse [alls in the dead of night. At 2 o'clock on a recent rainy morning I was pwakened by the fall of a horse in front of our house. I got up and Jooked out. A dozen other people in the neighborhood did the same thing. The cabman saw us. " 'You folks don't do any good up there!' he shouted. 'Come down and help!' ? : "He needed help. The horse could; not get a foothold on the slippery asphalt, and there was no one to helpi bolster him up. Ours is a quiet block,; where nocturnal revelers are rare,, and there was no one abroad to lend' p, hand. The hor?e pawed and slipped,' the cabman tugged and pulled, but they made no headway. Finally an- j c!her man and myself dressed and went to their assistance. It was all the three of us could do to get the. horse up. And that gave me some- i thing new to think about. Of course, horses do fall at night, but I never , thought about it before, nor what a difficult matter it is to get them up." ?Boston Globe. SHOWS GEOGRAPHY OF W0RLD: Record of the Rocks Pointed to byi Scientists to Prove Positions They Have Taken. At a recent meeting of the Birming ham and Midland Institute Scientific society, A. W. Knapp gave a lecture on "The Earth's Record in the Rocks." The lecturer took each geological aga in turn, and gave some idea of the life that existed at those times as shown in fossllizsd remains. He also showed how the geography of the world from age to age could be defined from the composition of the rocks. The lime stone. he said, proved that the greater part of England was at one time under the sea, and by collecting evidence of this kind one was able to draw a man representing all the various periods of the world's development. The lecturer west on to show how the land rose and luxuriant vegeta tion grew, to be covered in turn by other deposits, leading to the forma tion of the coalfields. The earliest remains of man were toward the end of the Ice age. Would, he asked, the people of today leave any remains? There would be the churchyards and the great cities like London, while tha deposits in the Black country, which looked so much like volcanic dust, might mislead the scientists of some future age. Occupations of College Men. Occupations of college graduates in this country, as indicated by returns from 37 collages and universities, cov ering the period from 1642 to 1900, have been studied by the federal bu reau of education, and the data ob tained has been analysed by William B. Bailey of the economics faculty at Yale for the next issue of the Inde pendent. Teaching, it appears, now at tracts one-fourth of the graduates, a proportion much larger than that of any other profession, though it was engagod in by comparatively few down to 1825. Formerly most of the gradu ates became clergymen; at the close of the seventeenth century the minis try was chosen by about two-thir<fe of all the graduates. One hundred years later only about one-fifth adopted this profession, and by 1900 the ministry was receiving less than six per cent. Law drew to its service more gradu ates than any other profession at about 1800, but since then it has lost in relative importance, although the actual number of graduates entering this field has Increased. Business claims an increasing proportion of graduates; at present nearly one-fifth enter commercial careers. ? Columbia (S. C.) State. Womanly Touch. Adam was showing Eve through the cave. "This is the living room," he said. "It is furnished as luxuriously as pos sible in these prehistoric days; I have spared no expense on it, and yet it lacks something or other, some final touch that I cannot name." Eve took a swift look around. Then she pulled the magazine table out a little from the wall, gave the Morris chair a twist, laid a book on the win dow Bill, and kicked the tiger-skin rug back a foot from the door. "Wonderful?" cried Adam, and gazed open-mouthed at the magical transformation. The cave was more than a cav* now. It was a home. Tbera's no place like home. ? New* ark News. Eook Disinfoction. It hr.s been charged against books that while they disseminate informa tion and entertainment, they may at the same time be carriers of disease, and that public library books may scatter scarlet fever. The Journal of the American Medical Association gives as a practical method for gen eral book disinfection a mlxturo ? of course, this should be compounded by a capable chemist or pharmacist ? of gas machine gasoline and two per cent, of phenol crystals. The books nre to be immersed in this mixture for 20 minutes, removed and placed before an electrician for two minutes find then set on end to dry for from 24 to 48 hours. Notice- I will be at McDowell I Feb. 17, and will remain one week. At Doe Hill 25th to remain a week., 0. J. Campbell, Dentist : CHIVALRY NOT IN QUESTION,! Harold Hemminqwelfjht Had H!s Cwn J Reason for Wishing to Resign 8eat In Street Car. Out on the street not a soul was to bo seen, not a heel was to be heard, but tha car was crowded. ) Mabel Hinterslida, who had an idea that women are as good aa men, if not better, and just aa much entitled ten rote and to hang onto trolley straps* frowned as the handsome young man! started to rise. "Keep your seat," she Btid. '1 am; capable of standing." And, reaching forth a hand that could coax a classic put of a pianoforte end hurl a suffrage etone through a window with equal facility, she pushed Harcld IIemmingj weight back into his seat again. But Ilarold Hemraingweight, appari ently, waa a stickler for etiquette. "I beg of you ? ** he ?aid and rose apaln, and once more Mabel Hinter plide pushed liim forcibly but not un gracefully back into his Beat. "I have a right to stand, and I insist on it!" she cried. Four times did Harold Hemming: weight endeavor to rise, and four times did Mabel Hinterslide push him back again into his seat. It was not until the young man was on the verge of tears that he could' make her understand he was five blocks beyond his destination. ? Phil adelphia Telegraph. AUTO'S VALUE IN WARFARE Recent Maneuvers Have Shown That; It Is a Power That Must Be Reckoned With. In the Interesting presidential ad-, dress before the Institution of Auto-, mobile Engineers, at London, T. B, Prowne stated that in the recent army maneuvers held on a large scale tn j this country the automobile proved ? Itself of the greatest advantage. The Invaders and defenders, each consist ing ^of one cavalry division and two infantry divisions, were furnished with approximately 110 petrol vehicles nod 36 steam vehicles, which, working in conjunction with the railways, un dertook the> whole of the supplies to the armies. Where roads are avail able the gain by the use of automo hjlea over horses for this purpose is enormous, as it can easily be seen that where the latter cover 40 miles in two days the same distance would be covered in four hours by the for mer. It takes four motor lorries to carry one day's supplies for a brigade of about 4,000 men, and each lorry takes a three-ton load, which is equiv alent to three horse wagons. More over, the motor vehicles take up only two-thirds of the road space required for the horse vehicles. Quito's Water Portera. Around a fountain In one of the principal squares of Quito assemble every morning the city's aquadores. These water porters differ from tho less energetic ones of some South American cities In carrying their jars upon their back instead of on the backs of mules. Their earthen jars are deep, have a wide mouth, and hold about forty liters. The porter carries it on his shoul der fastened with leather straps. He n^er detaches himself from his jar either to fill It or to transfer its con tents to that of his customer. He turns his back to the fountain so that the Jar comes under one of the jets of water, listens to the aounl of the water In the jar, and his ear Is so well trained that he always walks away at the exact moment when it Is filled to the brim. Arriving at the house of a cus tomer, he goes to the household jar, makes a deep bow, and disappears behind a torrent of water. Foreign ers ean never receive without laugh* lng the visit of their aguador, the respectful little man who bows to one behind a cataract of water. ? Ex change. Rubber Trees In Hawaii. It has been known that the rubber tree grows in Hawaii, but it has not been cultivated commercially. A new and valuable industry is likely to de velop from the reported discovery that 6,000 acros of native rubber forest ly ing: on the Kona Kohala side of Mavna Kea's slopes yield rubber of good qual ity. The forest, which lies at a height of from 2,000 to 3,000 feet, and which is somewhat inaccessible, being above the lava flow of 1301, is on government land, and the quest'.on has already arisen whether the lessee for grazing purposes has the right of tapping tho trees. If the opinion of experts as to' the quality of the rubber is confirmed this will prove a valuable find, but a somewhat extended test is needed, for Mr. Rock, t territorial botanist of the College of Hawaii, says that thi3 spe cies is found nowhere else in the world. When He Ctoppsd. In a suit lately tried the plaintiff 1 had testified that his financial posi tion had always been a good one. The opposing counsel took him in hand for cross-examination, and undertook to , break down his testimony upon this point. ? "Have you ever been bankrupt?" usked the counsel. "I have not" "Now, be careful," admonished the ! lawyer, with raised finger. "Did you i ever stop payment?" "Yes." "Ah! I thought we should get at i the truth," observed the counsel, with an unpleasant smile. "When did thisJ BUsppnHion of payment occur?" "When I paid all I owed." ? Phila- I ,'olpMa P'ib'ic Ledger. Let the Recorder Job office print i your stationary. Will do the work vas cheap as any other concern. FARM ON SCIENTIFIC BASIS ^normou3 Strides Have Been Taken by Agricultural Industry In the Last Century. Despite tho asertlons that farming has not advanced and kept pace with the Improvements In other lines of pictlvlty, the fact remains that In no Industry have there been such revolu tionary changes as in agriculture. From a hit-or-mlss, makeshift occu pation in which at bost the farmer paade a bare subsistence and hung on1 nntll he could secure something bet ter or else remained stolidly and In-; differently plodding along the road his father traveled, farming has become a highly organized and commercial ized business, based on the applica tion of scientific principles. It Is to the great farm sections of! the northwest that we must look for the best example of commercialized farming. Farming In the Dakotas, Montana and Idaho Is being conduct ed on a large commercial scale and it Is not uncommon to see a farm of a thousand acres being plowed and planted In one season by modern, scientific methods. Great traction engines capable of plowing 40 acres a day are employed to make commercial farming easy and lucrative. Machinery does the seed ing and the planting and machinery reaps the harvest. Modern scientific methods have smoothed the way of the pioneer without taking away from him any of tho rewards that go with the breaking and exploitation of a new country. The development of raw land into orchards or grain fields or truck gar dens Is simply a matter of mathemati cal calculation and wise business in vestment. This has not been accom plished without a great deal of work on the part of the men who have ? for profit, it is true ? been laboring for nearly a century to bring about this highly scientific change in farm methods. TORTOISE SETS CHURCH AFIRE Pet of Denver (Colo.) Pastor Upsets Lamp and Threatening Slaze . Follows. The average fire in church edifices is either the result of a defective furnace that was "all right last spring" or the work of an insane or revenge ful incendiary. It is rare that a church fire originates In any other manner. But now from the west, which ever seems to be like the ancient people of Athens, seeking "either to hear or tell some new thing," comes the start ling and well authenticated report that a harmless and unassuming tortoise has set fire to St. Mark's church, Den ver, Colo., and that a disastrous con flagration was all but averted. Y/heth er the recent missionary convention and the influx of ecclesiastical digni taries Into Denver excited his tortoise ship and made him temporarily non compos mentis, or whether the wor shipers in the church disturbed his slumbers by uniting too heartily In the singing of the hymns and the read ing of the responses or the Psalter, we are not informed, but whatever the cause, the tortoise upset a lamp and the fire resulted. Why Your Nose Is Small. Your nose may not be 60 email as to attract undue attention, but at least It Is not so large and noble as it would have been had you been living In the days of Caesar, London An swers asserts. Tho insignificance of the present day nose is due to the introduction and general use of the handkerchief. Handkerchiefs ? which are very mod ern indeed, as things go ? were never used by the Romans, and they wero less liable to colds and the still more troublesome complaint, influenza, than we are now. As a result, they were possessed of the largest and very best shaped noses possible. When civilization, which started in Rome, spread to the northern coun tries of Europe the Inhabitants c? these changeable climates found they had continually to rub their ncses, and thus they fell below the Roman standard. This explanation, of course, sounds somewhat fur fetched, but it i3 a well known psychological fact that any part of the body which is continually ill used will eventually deteriorate. Traffic in Rara Books. Rare books to the value of nearly $1,000,000 changed hand3 during the last year. Those in great demand seem to be works printed by old craftsmen. A new feature of an Eng lish periodical, however, call ad "The Bargain Column," is visible evidence of interest in a very different sort of article. It records the li^ck of a visi tor to a Suffolk inn, who found that a glass on the washstand was a Jacobite drinking glas3, with a por trait of the pretender engraved on it. Such a glass has brought as much as $500. And who will say that the mo tive of its collector was in any degree lower than that of many a seeker of rare editions? ? New York Evening Post. Powerful Salve. A man in Nebraska has invented a new powerful double-acting salve which shows powers never before ex hibited by splves of any kind. The inventor accidentally cut off the tail of a tame wolf, and, immedi ately applying some of the salve to the stump, a new tail grew out. Then picking up the old tail, he ap plied some of the pr.ha to the raw end of that, and a wolf grew out; but he was a wild wolf, and had to be Fiiot. ? Cuicafto Tribune. Your :r.5!s juivrrfising h the reason your sales are l;gb' . 'Try an adv. Ratos reasonable. WILL RELIEVE -JOMMOiJ ILLS Simple Home Remedies That May Bo Means of Preventing Serious Attack of Sickness. There is a happy medium between; Buffering In silence and haunting a, doctor's office. The drug habit is not admirable, but equally foolish is it to let ills become illnfcs3. Here are a few simple home reme dies, harmless, generally effective and inexpensive. A bad cold can often be broken if a teaspoonful of powdered ginger in a cup of hot milk is taken at the first symptom. Another quick cure is a half tea spoonful each of bicarbonate of soda and aromatic spirits of ammonia ta ken in a half cupful of hot water as soon as you feel the cold. A bad headache can often bo cured by drinking a half glass of cc'.J water in which has been squeezed the Ji'ico of half a lemon and a half teaspoon! :.l of soda. Bruises and cuts can have no better treatment than to apply turpentine im mediately. It will sting, but it will cure. Cloths wrung from turpentine and hot water can be frequently ap plied. For a cold in the chest rubbing with turpentine and lard is excellent. For a burn there Is nothing better than carrom oil, which is nothing more than equal parts of linseed oil and lime water. To prevent infection in a cut perox-, ide should be applied at once. Equal ly good is pure alcohol. ? Boston GloLe. NEW VERSION OF HAPPEN iK 3 Rumor That "Higher Critic" Hn v-rt earthed a Revised Account of Solomon's Famous Deed. History is becoming more unreliab1^ all the time. The other day a "high er critic," excavating in the Pelopon nesus, unearthed the following revised account of one of King Solomon's fa* mous verdicts. It seems that there was a child which was claimed by two women, and the case was brought before Judge Solomon for decision. Accord ing to the old version of the story Judge Solomon, after careful consid eration, proposed that the child be cut in two and half given to each wom an, whereupon the real mother pro* tested. It now appears that this is not what he did at all. He was still shrewder. Instead of cutting the child in two on the spot, he ordered that it ba capitalized. Thereupon a company was formed and the stock equally di vided between the two claimants. He then pit the child to work in a sweat shop. Both, women, satisfied, went away and lived in ease and affluence ever after on the proceeds. ? Life. "St. Sophia" a Misnomer. Some may have wondered who was the St. Sophia who gave her name to the great church at Constantinople. It Is not named after a saint at all, its correct designation, Agia Sophia, meaning "House of Divine Wisdom." According to tradition an angel in spired this name. Shortly after the foundation of tho church had been laid by Justinian, a boy set to watch the workmen's tools was visited by a celestial figure with wings reaching to heaven. "Go and tell the emperor," commanded the angel, "that this church is to be named 'The House of Divine Wisdom,' " and on hearing the boy's story Justinian obeyed the an gelic command. Novel Reasons. Some men write novels because they have got into a meca with a woman and want to see how it looks on paper, or to explain their real mo tives, or to find a way out. Other novels are really intimate letters in tended for one reader only. Others ? and these are largely those written by women ? create the kind of life which the writer would have lived had she ever had the chance; exer cises in what may be called the Con solation School of Fiction. But tho greater number are written because some one else wrote better, and tho Imitative faculty is so strong in us.? "London Lavender," by E. V. Lucas Progress. All our institutions, thoughts, senti ments and methods are slowly chang ing with the advancement of civiliza tion. As time passes, the progressive individuals and nations lay aside one error and superstition after another. Feudalism, chattel slavery, uivine right cf kings, titles of nobility and militar ism have already become antiquated relics of the past. Our science is daily growing more complete, religion more liberal, inventions more perfect, trade and industry more expansive and unified, comforts and conveni ences more general, education more popular and governments mere demo* cratic. ? Colorado Springs Gazette. Lister Methods. A recent number of the London Lan cet gives an interesting account of the life of Lister, the great surgeon, who discovered the aseptic precautions to be taken after surgical operations. Lister, much like Harvey, who proved the theory of the circulation of the blood, was a careful and conscien tious man who avoided print until ho had thoroughly proved the value of his discovery. The great objection in j his mind was that he felt that until every surgeon was convinced of the necessity for asepsis and of the value of the methods he advocated and waa efficiently skilled in them, it would be a serious matter to publish successful results of operations which it would L? practically criminal to perform un 1 less complete asepsis was secured. Lister was evidently that rare product, even rare in the medical profession, a modest man.