Deer Lodge, a N. W. county of Montana territory, bounded N. by British America; area, 15,300 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 4,367, of whom 776 were Chinese. It is watered by tributaries of the Missouri and Columbia rivers. There are grazing and agricultural lands on both sides of the Rocky mountains, which intersect it from S. E. to N W. It contains the richest mining territory of Montana, and produces more gold than any other county. The Northern Pacific railroad is to cross it. The chief productions in 1870 were 11,510 bushels of oats, 4,960 of barley, 7,200 of potatoes, 3,575 tons of hay, and 36,685 lbs. of butter. There were 952 horses, 2,252 milch cows, and 3,749 other cattle; 6 quartz-crushing mills, and 6 saw mills. Capital, Deer Lodge.
Defiance, a N. W. county of Ohio, bordering on Indjana; area, 414 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 15,719. The St. Joseph's and Maumee are the principal rivers. The surface is level, the soil good, and timber is abundant. The Miami canal and the Toledo, Wabash, and Western railroad traverse it. The chief productions in 1870 were 246,393 bushels of wheat, 146,810 of Indian corn, 128,111 of oats, 70,825 of potatoes, 17,971 tons of hay, 366,211 lbs. of butter, 72,215 of wool, and 20,600 of tobacco. There were 5,025 horses, 4,933 milch cows, 6,052 other cattle, 24,271 sheep, and 10,676 swine; 5 grist mills, 10 saw mills, 3 manufactories of furniture, 2 of wagon material, 2 of iron and castings, 1 of machinery, 1 of oars, 1 of woollen goods, 6 tanneries, and 6 currying establishments. Capital, Defiance.
Deicalion, king of Phthia, in Thessaly, son of Prometheus and Clymene. According to tradition, being forewarned by his father of an approaching deluge, he built a ship in which he and his wife Pyrrha were saved from an inundation which destroyed all the rest of mankind. When the waters subsided, their vessel rested upon Mount Parnassus, and their first care was to consult the oracle of Themis as to how the world should be repeopled. Being advised to throw behind their backs the bones of their mother, and interpreting mother to mean the earth, they cast stones behind them, from which sprang men and women.
Del Norte, the N. W. county of California, bordering on Oregon and the Pacific ocean; area, 1,440 sq. m.; pop. in 1870,2,022, of whom 217 were Chinese. The Klamath river forms a part of the S. border, and also intersects the E. part. A great part of the surface is mountainous. Forests are abundant, but the chief wealth is mineral. Gold is found on the Klamath and branches, and in the sands of the seashore, and copper in the mountains. The chief productions in 1870 were 7,423 bushels of wheat, 14,955 of oats, 2,550 of barley, 20,495 of potatoes, 869 tons of hay, and 35,-853 lbs. of butter. The total value of live stock was $65,888. Capital, Crescent City.
Delagoa Bay, the largest bay on the S. E. coast of Africa, in lat. 26° S., and lon. 33° E. It is formed by the Indian ocean, and stretches N. and S. about 50 m., with a breadth of from 16 to 20 m. It is accessible and affords a good anchorage to vessels of the largest class. The land is low and marshy near the shore, but rises after a short distance inland. It is the southernmost possession of the Portuguese on the E. coast of Africa, and they have a fort near the mouth of one of the rivers flowing into it. The island of Inyack, at its southern entrance, is held by Great Britain.