Beaice, a S. E. county of the province of Quebec, Canada, bordering on Maine; area, 1,150 sq. m.; pop. in 1871, 27,253. Its greatest length is about 45 m., and its greatest width about 30 m. It is traversed by the river Chau-diere, and watered by several of its branches. Chief town, St. Joseph.


Beaimoivt, a town of France, in the department of Ardennes, on the left bank of the river Meuse, 10 m. S. E. of Sedan; pop. 1,306. It is celebrated for the battle fought in its neighborhood Aug. 30, 1870, between the French forces under Marshal MacMahon and the German army under the crown prince of Saxony; the object of the German commander being to prevent the junction of the marshal's troops with those of Marshal Bazaine, then shut up in Metz. The battle opened with the surprise and rout of the French fifth corps, in front of Beaumont. Two other corps were soon engaged. After a severe struggle the Prussians took the town, and drove their opponents across the Meuse, entirely defeating them. By this victory the great end was gained of enabling the Prussian crown prince to reenforce with his command the corps under the prince of Saxony; a combination so strong as to compel the immediate surrender of the French at Sedan.

Beak Lake River

Beak Lake River, the outlet at the S. W. extremity of Bear lake, runs S. W. 70 m. and joins Mackenzie river in lat. 04° 59' N., about 500 m. from the mouth of that river in the Arctic ocean. The breadth of Bear Lake river is not less than 450 ft. except at a point 86 m. from the lake, where "the Rapid" descends 3 m. through high rock walls. The depth of the stream is from one to three fathoms, and the current is 6 m. an hour. It receives in its course several small branches.

Bean Goose

Bean Goose. Bee Goose.

Bear Mountain

Bear Mountain, in the N. E. corner of Dauphin CO., Penn., 750 ft. high, is near a valley of the same name, having rich deposits of anthracite coal, and belongs to the first or southern coal district of Pennsylvania.

Bear River

Bear River. I. A stream in Utah territory, 400 m. long, which rises in a spur of the Rocky mountains about 75 m. E. of Salt Lake City, flows first N. W. into Idaho territory, where it makes a sharp bend and returns by a S. S. W. course into Utah, and falls into Great Salt lake. At the bend of the river in Idaho, about 45 m. from Lewis river, are the Beer and Steamboat springs, highly impregnated with magnesia and other mineral substances. The valley, which is 6,000 ft. above the sea, through most of its extent is narrow, but portions of it are described by Fremont as extremely picturesque. II. A river in California, which rises on the W. slope of the Sierra Nevada, runs W. and S., forming the boundary for some distance between Yuba and Placer counties, and unites with Feather river, 31 m. below Marysville.

Beas, Or Beypasha (Anc

Beas, Or Beypasha (Anc. the upper Jlyphasis), a river of the Punjaub, in western India. It rises in the Himalaya mountains, 13,200 ft. above the level of the sea, and flows into the Sutlej at Endreesa, lat. 31° 10' and lon. 75° 4'. Its length is about 250 m. In the winter it is fordable in most places, but in summer has been known to be 740 yards wide and have a swift current at a distance of 20 m. from its confluence with the Sutlej.