Here, according to Pindar, Rhadamanthys sits by the side of his father Cronus and administers judgment (01.
They have some peculiar deathbed rites: a deacon with some attendants waits upon the dying, and as death approaches administers a bath first of warm and afterwards of cold water; a holy dress, consisting of seven pieces (rasta), is then put on; the feet are directed towards the north and the head turned to the south, so that the body faces the pole star.
A native governor (tong-doc or tuan-phu), assisted by a native staff, administers each of the provinces into which the country is divided, and native officials of lower rank govern the areas into which these provinces are subdivided.
In the province of Tourane, a French tribunal alone exercises jurisdiction, but it administers native law where natives are concerned.
It is the headquarters of the Companhai de Mocambique, which administers the Beira district under charter from the Portuguese crown.