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ORIGINS OF IMPERIAL BRITAIN.…

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THE KING AND THE BOTANIST.

REMARKABLE WATCH.

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SINCE the larger number of Union Jacks of the thousands displayed in our towns and villages during the last few weeks have been either hoisted the wrong way up or, more often, incorrectly manu- factured, a contribution which Professor Skeat sends to Notes and Queries on the subject, though too long for reproduction here, may be commended to those of our readers who do not already know the true flag and its proper position when they see it. Probably a great number of the wrongly-made flags came from Germany, the source of quantities of the national" emblems now flying around us. We may perhaps add that Mr. Skeat himself technically errs, in common with almost the whole mass of his country- men, in calling our honoured flag the Union Jack." The Union is only a Jack when it is flown from a jack-staff. What a jack-staff is we will leave our readers to ascertain, if they do not already know, and are at all curious on the subject. By the death of Mr. Thomas Jones, F.R.C.S. (England), chief of the Welsh military hospital in South Africa, Manchester has lost a brilliant mem- ber of his profession, a professor of Owens College, a > leading honorary member of the local infirmary and hospital staffs, and a renowned operator. Shortly after leaving Guy's Hospital he settled in Manchester in 1873, followed by the regrets of his medical friends in London, who augured from his academical career there and at the Northern Hospital, Liverpool, that he would make a distinguished name for him- self whether in metropolitan or provincial practice. When approached by the authorities responsible for the equipment of the Welsh hospital at the seat of war with a view of taking charge of that organ'sa^?n> Mr. Jones felt it his duty to accept the position offered to him, and in March last he left intending to be away for six months. Mr. Jones was not much over fifty. He was son of Mr. David Jones, of Derlwyn, near Carmarthen, and matriculated at London University in 1865. v l'ht. JAMES LOEB, in the American Journal of PIty- siology shows that common salt (chloride of sodium) when pure, that is, when freed from other marine salts which accompany it, is a poison tor sea animals, and perhaps it would be the same for man if he did not take with it salts of POtash, lime, &c. Small sea fish of the genus Fundulus and medusas were found to die in a day or two in a solution of pure salt in distilled water.

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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.