PROF. OTTO JAAG, of the Federal Technical High-school, Zurich,and Dr. Daavid Fairchild, senior agricultural explorer to the U.S. Department of Agriculture have been elected foreign members of the Linnean Society. Prof. Jaag is distinguished for his reaserches in limnology, and is editor of the Schiyzizerische Zeitschrift für Hydrologie. Dr. Fair-child, now eighty years of age, is distinguished for his labours in botany in its relation to horticulture. He has introduced many thousands of useful and ornamental plants into the United States. As an author, in addition to his scientific papers, he has published five books dealing with his travels in search of plants.