-A very striking lufítnition oí thu miluunco whicu trees havo upon rain i s priven by a geni! ■who hiiKJust visited tho island of Santa Cruz, West Indie8. Twenty years ago he Tvas there, imd tlio Ulaud was a lovely Karden throughout its length aml brcadtli. Trees naüvo to it :i?.il tlowcis evorywhero üourisbed, md t : tile. Vhon 'ijs last íisit waa made In; found a third island a desert vaste ; tho soil vu and barren on tlie soa-shore. ïlio d)struction of vegetatiori 13 stcadily going on, and U10 planters, one r.i'tur miotb(!r, abandon thoir farms, as they yiold notbing. The onlj' way lo aucount fór tho great chango is that neurly all of the tr.--:s hiivi! been out down, .-.int the amount oi' rain whioh has fallen sinco has iiot bcon eaougU to keep the iand rufreshed.