Clearing House

Clearing House. See Bank, vol. ii., p. 282.


Cleaveland, a S. W. county of North Caro-lina, bordering on' South Carolina, intersected by the First Broad river; area, about 660 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 12,696, of whom 2,063 were colored. The soil is generally good; the surface is uneven, and marked by several considerable elevations, the principal of which is King's mountain, near the S. E. border. Gold is found. The western division of the Wilmington, Charlotte, and Rutherford railroad is completed to the county seat. The chief productions in 1870 were 42,666 bushels of wheat, 236,252 of Indian corn, 67,794 of oats, 37,882 of sweet potatoes, 106,269 lbs. of butter, and 520 bales of cotton. There were 1,301 horses, 1,002 mules and asses, 2,577 milch cows, 4,119 other cattle, 8,026 sheep, and 10,602 swine. Capital, Shelby.


Cleburne, a N. E. county of Alabama, bordering on Georgia, watered by the Tallapoosa river; area, about TOO sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 8,017, of whom 576 were colored. It has been recently formed from portions of Calhoun, Randolph, and Talladega counties. The surface is uneven. Various minerals, including gold, lead, and iron, are found. The Selma, Koine, and Dalton railroad passes through the N. W. corner. The chief productions in 1870 were 30,739 bushels of wheat, 186,703 of Indian corn, 19,853 of oats, 15,079 of sweet potatoes, 873 bales of cotton, 83,905 lbs. of butter, and 10,997 of tobacco. There were 960 horses, 524 mules and asses, 1,970 milch cows, 3,005 other cattle, 3,871 sheep, and 10,659 swine. Capital, Edwardsville.

Cleef, Or Cleve, Joost Van

Cleef, Or Cleve, Joost Van, a Flemish painter, born in Antwerp about 1485, died about 153d. His conceit and eccentricities bordered on insanity, and he went by the name of "The Fool." In fact he became insane before he died. He was nevertheless an artist of merit, and left some line pictures in Flanders and Holland, among which one at Amsterdam, representing Bacchus with gray hair and a youthful face, is worthy of note.

Clemenee Isaure

Clemenee Isaure, a French patroness of poetry, born in Toulouse about 1450, died there about 1500. She belonged to a distinguished family, according to some authorities to that of the counts of Toulouse. She was never married, and devoted her wealth to the promotion of poetry by restoring the floral games at the academy of Toulouse. She annually devoted large amounts to the endowment of prizes for the best poetical contributions, and the academy continues to derive from her legacy an annual income of over 10,000 francs for the still existing floral games.

Clemens Von Zdimermann

Clemens Von Zdimermann, a German painter, born in Dusseldorf, Nov. 8, 1789, died in Munich, Jan. 24, 1869. He was educated at Düsseldorf and Munich, and first attracted attention by a picture of the " Sacrifice of Noah." In 1815 he became director of the gallery at Augsburg, and in 1825 professor of painting at the academy in Munich; and he was director of the central gallery there from 1846 to 1865. He was one of the artists employed to decorate the Glyptothek and the Pinakothek, where he executed the fresco designs of Cornelius. He also executed for the dining hall of the royal palace a series of subjects from Anacreon. One of his most important single works, a colossal "Assumption of the Virgin," is in a church at Claire Village, Australia. His subsequent oil paintings comprise "The Conversion of Saul" and "The Conquest of Jerusalem by the Crusaders".