The London World says, alluding we suppose to effects of the severe winter of 1880-81, which would now only the past summer show its full effects : " The destruction of trees on Lord Haddington's estate, in Haddingtonshire, was so wholesale that the beauty of his place is entirely destroyed, and it will be half a century before the loss can be replaced. Lord Haddington feels this so acutely that he has shut up his place and gone abroad for the winter, preferring this to watching the clearing away of the ruins, which will occupy many months".