Only think of but eight-hundredths of an inch of rain over 75,000 square miles in ten weeks, and a torrid sun at that! That is the record up to this 8th of August. Horticulture and forestry everywhere will sympathize with the unfortunate. Millions of dollars' worth of timber has been destroyed by the forest fires. Though in such a time it would be too much to hope that fires would be wholly under control, there is no doubt that much of the loss is attributable to the utter indifference to the dead wood and brushy material that is lying everywhere to invite the first spark that comes along. It is hardly creditable to American foresight and energy that such things be.