Malden, a town of Middlesex co., Massachusetts, on a stream of the same name, navigable vessels of 300 tons to within half a mile of the main village, and on the Boston and Maine railroad and the Saugus branch of the Eastern railroad. 5 in. N. of Boston; pop. in 1870, . It is connected with Charlestown by a bridge 2.420 ft. long. The manufacturing in-dnstry of the town is extensive, the chief arti-- produced being India-rubber boots and shoe-, lasts, hoot trees enamelled leather, coach lace and tassels, and iron pipes. There are establishments for dyeing silks, cottons, etc, and staining glass. The town contains a national hank, a savings bank, good public schools, two weekly newspapers, and eight churches.
Malmesbury, a parliamentary borough of Wiltshire, England, on the Avon, which is here crossed by six bridges, 82 m. W. of London; pop. in 1871, 6,880. Formerly the manufacture of woollen cloth was the chief branch of industry, but it has given way to wool-stapling. The parish church is a portion of a famous old Saxon nunnery, and contains a tomb reputed to be that of King Athelstane. The town is the birthplace of the philosopher Hobbes.
See Greece, Wines of.
Man in Bielski, a Polish historian, born at the family estate of Biala, near Sieradz, died there in 1576. He served in the army, and participated in 1530 in the battle of Obertyn. His Kronika striata (Cracow, 1550 and 1564), a itniversal history, and his Kronika polska, a history of Poland, brought down by his son Joachim to the year 1597 (Cracow, 1597; Warsaw, 1764), were the first historical works published in the Polish language. They were interdicted in 1617 by the bishop of Cracow on account of alleged heterodox statements.
See Frigate Bird.
Manatee, a S. W. county of Florida, bor-dering on the gulf of Mexico, touching Lake Okeechobee at the S. E. corner, bounded S. by the Caloosahatchee river, and watered by the Manatee river. Tease creek, and other streams: area, 4.o7o sq m.; pop, in 1870, 1,931, of whom 88 were colored. Along the coast are numerous low sandy islands, within which lie Sarasota hay and Charlotte harbor. The surface of the mainland is low and level, and not very fertile. The chief productions in 1870 were 12,727 bushels of Indian corn, 21,652 of sweet potatoes, 29 bales of cotton, 41 hogsheads of sugar, and 71,452 lbs. of rice. There were 330 horses, 44,970 cattle, and 5,197 swine. Capital. Manatee, or Pine Level.
Manes, in Roman mythology, the souls of the departed, who were generally recognized as gods and propitiated by sacrifices at certain seasons called;; rim denieales, and more particularly at an annual festival kept on Feb. 19 under the name of feralia or parentalia, when each person made offerings to the souls of his deceased parents and benefactors. The manes were believed to have power only by night.