Manual of Instruction. By C. V. Riley. Published by the Department of Agriculture.

A very, valuable paper, especially because it is so timely. It seems to be beyond a doubt that the silk worm feeds as well on the Osage Orange as on the Mulberry, and that the silk is just as good. Establishments in the South are springing up. One by Rev. Mr. Lowery, at Hunts-ville, a colored man, working among colored people, was the first, we believe, to make this modern silk industry a success in the South, and it would have been pleasant if there had been any opportunity to mention his name among some others given here.