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of the 19th, and on the 20th. There was snow in Scotland on the 21st, a most note-worthy occurrence. On the 23rd, the “ Weekly Review,” of the Montreal Gazette, stated that the agricultural regions and pasture lands had been greatly benefited by the showers ; and that bush-fires seemed to have all been extinguished. The weather between the 19th and 23rd was quite autumn-like, and nights almost frosty. The Equinoctial period in this region appeared to pass over quietly and without its characteristic storms, but there were heavy and cold rains with strong wind on the 27th, 28th and 29th days, as well as the 30th and closing day of the month. On the 26th, snow was reported at Father Point, and on the 30th there were sleet and snow and sharp frost at night at a number of points in the Laurentian range of mountains, to the northward of the Ottawa River.


October.—The wet, cold and windy weather of the last few days of September, continued up to the 5th of October without intermission, and a cold thunder-storm broke over my camp on Lac St. Joseph in Argenteuil County, early on the morning of the 3rd. After the 5th the weather became more settled, and on the 9th, ioth and with typical "Indian Summer” occurred with hazy atmosphere and unusual warmth for the time of year. There was very sharp frost on the early morning of the 1st October, and also between the 7th and 8th. On the 15th and 16th of the month heavy fogs prevailed, interfering with the navigation of the St. Lawrence. The dreary, foggy weather which marked also the beginning of the next week, merged into a period of unusually cold weather, during which many sudden deaths occurred. With the week beginning on the 17th, heavy storms prevailed, with disasters to vessels on the upper lakes. On the 18th snow-storms were reported from Toronto and other western points, and snow fell in the west on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th insts, in some places to a considerable depth, and on the 24th snow fell in small quantities in Montreal and the vicinity. This was accompanied by cold weather, and on the 23rd and 24th insts. overcoats were pretty. generally worn in Montreal. During the great storm of the 20th, predicted by Mr. Vennor, near by a foot of snow fell in the northwestern sections of Canada. For twenty-four hours the snow in Minnesota was so deep that for that length of timu St. Paul was isolated, and for three days had communication with Milwaukee only, and over the whole country telegraph lines were blown down, and much damage donc.


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