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.Jftkdferous (Skttmtl ftos. A ROYAL FUNERAL.—A Vienna letter of the 12th says:— The funeral of the Archduchess Matilda took place yesterday afternoon. The body of the deceased was de- posited in the crypt of the Imperial family at the monastery of Capucins this is the hundred and first coffin which the monks, who are the guardians of the mortal remains of the princes and princesses of Austria, have been charged to pre- serve; it has been placed near that of the Archduehesi Hildegarde, who died on the 2nd April, 1864. Within three years the daughter has joined the mother. As usual in the imperial house, the heart of the illustrious deceased has beea, deposited at the church of the Augustins An immense crowd attended the procession, and the mourning is general and sincere. The Archdukes and the Count de Grunne, who represented the Emperor on this occasion, had arrived from Pesth to be present at the ceremony. EXCURSIONS TO P ARIs.-The South Western Railway Company have made arrangements for the conveyance of two hundred excursionists to and from Paris, five days a week. Mr. Gaze, who has been appointed manager of these excursions, has offices at Southampton and at Paris. Every excursionist receives a pass which enables him to travel on the South Western and Paris and Havre lines, and by the Southampton and Havre packets, and to choose any of several first-class hotels in Paris, where he will board and lodge for a week. His baggage is taken charge of between Southampton and Paris. The Paris hotel keepers are advised daily, by telegraph, cf the accom- modation that will be required long before the excur- sionists can arrive. Many hotel-keepers are chiefly supported by these excursionists every summer, and they have been compelled to continue the accommo- dation this year for the sake of future patronage. Busy Bs.-Of all nations the Belgians may fairly claim to be the most hardworking, for even in the midst of their pleasures their industry is unremit- ting, judging by the amount of Brussels application it that there was at the Ball at the Hotel de Ville.— i Punch. BIRTH AND DEATH RATE OF THE WORLD.— Statisticians have calculated that if the population of the world amounts to between 1,200 and 1,300 million, persons, the number of deaths in a year would be about 32 millions. Assuming the correctness of this calculation, the deaths each day would be nearly 88,000 3,600 per hour, 60 per minute, and thus every second would carry into eternity one human life from one part of the world or another. But reproduction asserts its superior power for, on calculating the pro- bable annual births on the globe, the result shows that whereas 60 persons die per minute, 70 children are born, and thus the increase of the population is' kept UP. RE-UNITED FRIENDS !-The Prince de Crouy- Chanel, whom the Court of Assizes of the Seine, in Paris, lately condemned to three years' imprisonment, has just addressed a request to the Minister of the In. terior to be allowed to pass the time in one of the prisons of the department of the Seine. It is supposed that this demand, considering the age of the con- demned party, will be acceded to, and that the Prince will be transferred from the depot of La Roquette, where he now is, to Samte-Pelagie, so that the three authors of the embezzlements committed in the Sous- Comptoir d'Escompte, Berthome, Dupray de lar Maherie, and the Prince de Crouy-Chanel, condemned to different penalties, will find themselves, a year after their separation, confined within the same walls. TRAGEDY AT ANTWERP.—The Precurseur of Antwerp relates a fearful crime just committed in that city. M. Langlet, station-master on the Belgian Eastern Railway, was occupied about noon a few days back in his office, when a man entered, and fired at him two shots from a revolver. The first bullet struck M. Langlet in the temple and passed through his head, while the second entered his throat. The assailant then discharged the pistol in his own mouth, killing himself on the spot. M. Langlet was removed to his home in a dreadful state, and there are little hopes of saving his life. The man was formerly an engine- driver on the railway, who had been dismissed about five years back because his weak sight rendered him unfit for the service. At that period he had uttered menaces against M. Langlet. He had since been en- gaged in the corps of firemen, but, having been re- cently discharged, was without employment. The crime has created great excitement in the city, as M. Langlet was much esteemed. A FRIGHTFUL TRAGEDY.-The Madrid journals contain accounts of a tragedy just accomplished in that city. A soldIer. named Lorres was on very inti- mate terms with a tailor, a young married man, aged twenty-seven, named Hieto, and frequently went to the house of the latter to rest during the heat of the day. The husband and wife, however, had some words a few days back respecting the visits of Lorres, and that moment Hieto began to suspect the fidelity of his wife. On his next return home he again found the soldier asleep in his bedroom then, sending his wife on an errand in the neighbourhood, he out the throat of his friend, killing him on the spot. The woman shortly after came back, when the tailor took her to the bedside where the body lay; and then seizing the sabre of the soldier, inflicted on her several serious wounds, and ended by stabbing himself in the breast and abdomen. The husband is not ex- pected to recover, and the wife is also in a dangerous state. Loss OF THE MISSIONARY SHIP « JOHN WILLIAMS.—The Advertiser says The John Wittjaims has, it is feared, been totally wrecked off Sayage Island. Captain Horton, of the Nimrod, bound for Valparaiso, when near Savage Island, in February last, reports that he saw in the distance the wreck of a ves- sel, and shortly afterwards a boat put off from the island, bringing a letter from the Rev. Mr. Laws, announcing the total wreck of the John W illiams, but adding the consola- tory sentence that all on board were saved. A communication received through another channel strengthens this report which is further confirmed by the fact that according to the plan of the voyage the John Williams should at the time indicated be off savage Island. The directors had insured the ship ior 8,00(H. A WONDERFUL EXHIBITION.—The pedestrians ■passing the Edinburgh Blind Asylum, recently, had their attention arrested by a blird female working white seam with a sewing machine. Her manipula- °i c^°th to be sewed was quite astonishing, and closeness to the selvage indicated a delicate sense of touch quite unaccountable to any person accus- tomed to the ordinary use of their visual organs. Such a use of the sewing machine will open up a field cf in- I dustry hitherto unknown for an otherwise very help- less class, and objects of charitable sympathy.