Among the new members elected at the recent meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science we notice the name of Charles F. Loosey, Esq., the Austrian Consul General, who is highly esteemed in New York as a citizen and man of science, and has been largely instrumental in introducing American inventions into Austria, We are indebted to Hon. John Cochrane, M. C, for a copy of Vol. 6, "Explorations for a Railroad Route from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean." The Emperor of Austria has presented the great Gold Medal of Arts and Sciences to Lieut. Maury, of Washington, for his contributions to science. A great number of the silk worms of the south of France are diseased this season.