Chattahoochee, a river of Georgia, which rises near the N. E. corner of the state, flows S. W. to West Point, thence nearly S., forming the boundary between the lower half of that state and Alabama, and unites with the Flint to form the Appalachicola; length about 550 m. It is navigable for steamboats to Columbus, 300 m. from the gulf of Mexico.
Chattahoochee, a S. W. county of Georgia, bounded N. by Upotoy creek, and separated from Alabama on the W. by the Chattahoochee river; area, 250 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 6,059, of whom 3,405 were colored. The surface is somewhat diversified. The chief productions in 1870 were 2,331 bushels of wheat, 107,453 of Indian corn, 16,136 of sweet potatoes, and 4,374 bales of cotton. There were 235 horses, 781 mules and asses, 806 milch cows, 2,042 other cattle, and 4,737 swine. Capital, Cusseta.
Chaus. See Lynx.
Chauci, one of the most powerful tribes of ancient Germany. They dwelt between the rivers Ems and. Elbe, being divided by the Weser into Majores on the west and Mlnores on the east. According to Tacitus, their country was extensive and thickly peopled. They were distinguished for their love of justico and of peace, being powerful but unambitious, never provoking war, but always ready to repel aggression. They were allies of the Romans in the war of Germanicus against the Chernsci, but subsequently their enemies in the reigns of Claudius and Nero. They are last mentioned in the 3d century as devastating Gaul. They were finally merged in the gene-Tal name of Saxons.
Chaudes-Aigues (Lat. Aquae Calentes), a watering place of Auvergne, France, in the department of Cantal, 26 m. E. by S. of Au-rillac; pop. in 1866, 1,948. It is situated in a narrow and picturesque gorge, and derives its name from some hot springs in its vicinity, which are extensively used for baths, for washing fleeces, and for warming the houses during the winter. The so-called mineral springs, four in number, consist almost entirely of pure water of a high temperature. The annual attendance of visitors is about 500. The spring called Source du Par, one of the hottest springs in Europe, has a temperature of 177°; the others vary from 135° to 162°. Woollen goods and hosiery are manufactured in the town.
Chaudiere, a river of the province of Quebec, Canada, rises near the boundary line between Canada and the United States, and flows into the St. Lawrence about 7 m. above Quebee. Its length is about 120 m., and its usual width is from 400 to 600 yards; but it is often contracted by rocks jutting from either side, which occasion violent rapids, and render the stream unnavigable. About 21 m. from its mouth are the falls of the Chaudiere, where the water, first contracted by salient points of rock, is then thrown over a precipice from a height of 100 ft. An iron bridge for the Grand Trunk railway is thrown across it near its mouth, where the banks are high. The scenery on the banks of this river is very picturesque. - In the Ottawa river, at the city of that name, is another cataract called Chaudiere falls. (See Ottawa.)