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I THE RAISING OF THE CI.V.…

ORIGINS OF IMPERIAL BRITAIN.…

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THE KING AND THE BOTANIST.

REMARKABLE WATCH.

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PROFESSOR G o I T J AN o v IC Tv IT A MP, L', it G K R director ot the National Museum of Geology and Palaeontology at Agraiu, Croatia, has found on the bank of the Krapir.a— a small stream in Northern Croatia (Aus- t,ria-RLingarv-tlie remains of a paleolithic man,with flint weapons, traces of fire, and bones of the rhino- ceros, bear, beaver, and wild ox. &c. BKBCIIWOOD is under trial in Germany for railway sleepers, but they rot internally unless they are creo- soted, when their average life on Alsatian lines is 19 years. When preserved with chloride of zinc their lifeis 21 years. THE California Agricultural Experiment Station has made experiments favouring the acclimatisation of the Australian salt bush (atriplexsemibaccata), on the alkali plains of the,South-Western States, as fodder and pasture. IT is announced from Madrid that Senores La Inglesio and Comyn, Deputies, who are the Commis- sioners charged by Royal decree to confer with the holders of the Exterior Debt regarding the income and property taxes, will leave shortly for London. Mn. HARRY POLLITT, son of Sir William Pollitt, having resigned the post of locomotive superinten- dent of the Great Central Railway, will be succeeded by Mr. J. G. Robinson, locomotive superintendent of the Waterford, Limerick, and Western Railway. DURING the recent eruptions of Mauna Loa, the great volcano of Honolulu, a flood of lava 40ft. wide rushed down the mountain-side at the rate of 30 miles an hour. THE amount of powder required to propel acannon projectile generally equals about half the weight of the missile. A projectile measuring 4in. in diameter would require 16Mb, of powder 5in., 251b.; 6in., 501b.; Sin., 1251k lOin., 2501b.; and 12in.. 4251b. THE; appeal of the Irish Invincibles," Fitzharris and Mullet, has been rejected, and they will be de- ported from the United States. Mn. MCLEAN-, the Premier of Victoria, has cabled to Sir Andrew Clarke that Victoria approves of the new amendment to the Federation Bill. UNDER new regulations, to be issued shortly, paupers will not be tied down to any particular die- tary as now, a nutritive standard being substituted MATT, advices from Xlondvke received at Tacoma report that the spring clean up shows a result of twenty to thirty million dollars worth of gold. THE Rio Tinto miners at Huelva have returned to work in large nnmbers. In the mining department of Nerva the strike continues. Ans exhibition of the book industries will beheld at Gothenberg, in Sweden, "from July 15 to Septem- ber 1 of this year. SOME £ 40,000 annually has been allotted for the promotion of technical instruction by the new Irish Board of Technical Education.

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ITHE WAR. 1

ADMIRAL MAXSE DEAD.I

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THE CRISIS IN CHINA. I

-____-_. LIBELLING A PRINCE.

MARRIAGE OF MISS CLARA BUTT.

I COMPENSATION APPEAL CASE.