It is remarkable that so many enterprises started for the public good, result in a limited amount of usefulness. But the Women's Silk Culture Association is a notable exception. This body of ladies have made silk culture one of the regular industries of our country, and they are still enlarging the area of their good work. It was a good thought of Congress to appropriate them $5,000 last year. The same has been done for them this year, though it was nearly lost. The credit of saving it for them, is due mostly to the thoughtfulness of Mr. Lorin Blodgett, aided by Representative O'Neill.