Diaries Dexter Cleveland, an American author, born at Salem, Mass., Dec. 3, 1802, died in Philadelphia, Aug. 18, 18G9. He graduated at Dartmouth college in 1827, and was professor of Latin and Greek at Dickinson college, and afterward of Latin in the university of New York, till 1834. He then taught a school for young ladies in Philadelphia till 1861, when he was appointed United States consul at Cardiff, Wales. He published "The Moral Char-acters of Theophrastus" (1827), "Compendium of Grecian Antiquities" (1828), "Compendium of English Literature" (1850), "Hymns for Schools" (1850), "English Literature of the Nineteenth Century" (1851), a critical edition of "Milton's Poetical Works" (1853), "Compendium of American Literature" (1858), "Compendium of Classical Literature" (1801), and "Lyra Americana" (18G8).
Dibovka, a town of southern Russia, in the government and 180 m. S. S. W. of the city of Saratov, on the Volga; pop. in 1867, 13,676. It carries on a brisk river trade in wood, grain, iron, oil, and some manufactures; much of the produce of northern Russia intended for the southern provinces is shipped here.
Dibranchiates, a division of cephalopod mollusks, having two gills or branchiae, an ink gland, and, with few exceptions, a rudimentary internal shell. The division includes the argonaut, cuttle fish, octopus, squid, and spirula, of living forms, and the extinct belemnites. All are naked-skinned except the argonaut or paper nautilus, the female of which has a single-chambered shell for the protection of her eggs, not connected with the body.
LA N. W. county of Iowa, bordering on Minnesota; area, 430 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 1,389. It contains a number of small lakes, the principal of which is Spirit lake. The largest river is the Okoboji, an affluent of the Little Sioux. The chief productions in 1870 were 21,871 bushels of wheat, 20,541 of oats, 5,267 of Indian corn, and 3,267 tons of hay. The total value of live stock was $81,470. Capital, Spirit Lake. II. A N. W. central county of Kansas, intersected by the Kansas river, and watered by its affluents; area, 846 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 3,043. The surface is mostly prairie, but somewhat diversified. The soil is fertile. The Kansas Pacific railroad traverses it. The chief productions in 1870 were 55,312 bushels of wheat, 97,615 of Indian corn, 21,628 of oats, 10,349 of potatoes, 11,115 tons of hay, and 41,161 lbs. of butter. There were 1,153 horses, 1,494 milch cows, and 5,157 other cattle. Capital, Abilene.
Dickson, a N. county of Tennessee, bounded N. E. by Cumberland river, and drained by several of its affluents; area, about 650 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 9,340, of whom 1,677 were colored. It has a rolling surface and a tolerably fertile soil. The Cumberland river, along its border, is navigable by steamboats, and it is intersected by the Nashville and Northwestern railroad. The chief productions in 1870 were 36,130 bushels of wheat, 319,085 of Indian corn, 58,810 of oats, 98,798 lbs. of butter, and 462,130 of tobacco. There were 1,622 horses, 1,917 milch cows, 3,698 other cattle, 6,925 sheep, and 11,557 swine; 4 flour mills, 4 saw mills, and 2 manufactories of pig iron. Capital, Charlotte.