Delta. I. A N. E. County Of Texas

Delta. I. A N. E. County Of Texas, formed since the census of 1870 from portions of Fannin, Hopkins, and Hunt counties, lying between the N. and S. forks of Sulphur river; area, about 250 sq. m. The surface is partly prairie and partly timber land. The soil is good, and produces cotton, corn, and other grain. Capital, Cooper. II. A S. W. county of the upper peninsula of Michigan, washed by Lake Michigan and by Green bay; area, about 1,500 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 2,542. Big bay and Little bay des Noquets indent it, and it is intersected by several streams which fall into those bays. It has a hilly, well wooded surface, and contains abundance of limestone and sandstone. The Peninsula division of the Chicago and Northwestern railroad crosses it. The total value of farm productions in 1870 was $11,163, of live stock $7,540. There were 1 saw mill and 1 manufactory of pig iron. Capital, Escanaba.

Demerara

Demerara, a river of British Guiana, which rises in about lat. 5° 12' N., lon. 58° 38' W., and flows almost due N. to Georgetown, where it falls into the Atlantic, after a course of 175 m., nearly parallel to that of the Essequibo. It is 2 m. wide at its mouth, where it forms a spacious harbor, the entrance to which is rendered difficult by a bar. It is navigable by large vessels about 100 m., but beyond that point is impeded by cataracts. Its affluents are small but numerous.

Demerara #1

Demerara, a division of British Guiana. See Guiana.

Demeter

See Ceres.

Demetrius Kalergis

Demetrius Kalergis, a Greek soldier, born in Candia about 1803, died in Athens, April 24, 1867. He was educated in Russia, distinguished himself in the war of Grecian independence, was one of the promoters of the revolutionary movement of 1843, into which he entered as a partisan of Russia, and subsequently became general and adjutant of King Otho, but resigned in 1845. In London he became acquainted with Louis Napoleon, which led to his being appointed Greek ambassador at Paris in 1861, after having in the interval acted for some time as minister of war.

Demiurge

See Gnostics.

Demmin

Demmin, a town of Prussia, in the province of Pomerania, situated in a valley on the frontier of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, 70 m. N. W. of Stettin, on the bank of the river Peene; pop. in 1871, 9,050. It consists of the town proper and three suburbs, and has manufactories of woollens, linens, hats, and hosiery, and an active trade in tobacco, corn, and timber. The town proper is surrounded by a wall with three gates, and was a place of great importance in the time of Charlemagne. It has sustained numerous sieges, suffered severely during the thirty years' war, and was in 1807 the scene of several engagements between the French and Prussians.

Demmit

Demmit, a S. W. county of Texas, intersected by the river Nueces; area, 1,050 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 109, of whom 6 were colored. Water and timber are scarce. The grass is fine, and stock raising may be successfully pursued, but only a small portion of the land along the river can be profitably cultivated. The total value of farm products in 1870 was $79,-050. The number of cattle was 15,591.