"Distemper" is a term, with which well nigh every owner of a dog, is perfectly intimate, but the exact source, cause or origin of the disease appears to have baffled the most profound researches of the "Dogographer" and the Anatomist, to have puzzled the public at large and completely mystified the knowing ones. Nevertheless, a thousand infallible cures are receipted for it, the majority of which are admirably calculated, either to hurry a suffering canine out of a miserable existence or render him a cripple for life. Distemper may be attributed to a variety of causes. Like fevers, measles and small pox, it may be considered both infectious and contagious, yet, is still of-tener a spontaneous outburst of disease.