I. A S. Lan Or Government Of Finland, Russia

Russia; I. A S. Lan Or Government Of Finland, area, about 17,000 sq. m.; pop. in 1871, 222,321, mostly Lutherans. A large part of the surface is occupied by lakes, and the rest consists generally of large sandy plains, diversified by hills and forests. The Vuoxen traverses the lan, flowing southward into Lake Saima and thence eastward into Lake Ladoga, The principal occupations are rearing of cattle and horses, agriculture, and fishing.

II. A Town

II. A Town, capital of the lan, pleasantly situated on a W. promontory of Lake Kalla, 225 m. N. W. of St. Petersburg; pop. about 5,000. It contains a church and a gymnasium, and exports resin and timber. The periodical fairs are numerously attended.

Kurt Christoph Von Schwerin

Kurt Christoph Von Schwerin, count, a German field marshal, born in Swedish Pome-rania, Oct. 16, 1684, killed at the battle of Prague, May 6, 1757. He was an ensign in the Dutch army at the age of 16, fought under Marlborough and Eugene, and entered the service of Prussia in 1720, with the rank of major general. On the accession of Frederick the Great (1740) he was made field marshal with the title of count, and in 1741 gained the decisive battle of Mollwitz, by which the Prussians secured possession of Silesia. In 1744 he took Prague, and in the seven years' war fell in the great battle before that city.

Kurt Sprengel

Kurt Sprengel, a German physician, born at Boldekow, Prussia, Aug. 3, 1766, died in Halle, March 15, 1833. He took his degree at Halle in 1787, and became professor there of medicine, and in 1797 also of botany. His works include Versuch einer pragmatischien Geschichte der Arzneikunde (5 vols., Halle, 1792 -1803; 3d ed., 1821-'8; 4th ed. by Rosen-baum, 1846 et seq.); Handbuch der Patlwlogie (3 vols., Leipsic, 1795-'7; 4th ed., 1815); Insti-tutiones Medicoe (6 vols., 1809-16; new ed. of the last 5 vols., 1819); Historia Rei Herbaria (2 vols., Amsterdam, 1807-'8); Geschichte der Botanik (2 vols., Altona and Leipsic, 1817-'18); and Neue Entdecltungen im ganzen Umfange der Pflanzenkunde (3 vols., 1819-'22).

Kuskoquim River

See Alaska.


Kussnacht, a village of the canton of Schwyz, Switzerland, at the foot of the Rigi, on a N. arm of the lake and 8 m. N. E. of the city of Lucerne, at the bottom of the bay of Kussnacht; pop. in 1870, 2,853. It is celebrated for its association with William Tell. Near it is the ruined wall called Gessler's castle, although it has been discovered that it never belonged to him; also the hollow way, referred to in Schiller's drama of "Tell," through which the Swiss patriot shot Gessler with his unerring arrow. The hollow way has almost disappeared through the building of a new road. At the end of the lane stands Tell's chapel, which was originally dedicated to the "Fourteen Helpers in Need" (the Saviour, the Virgin, and the apostles). - There is another village of the same name on the lake and 4 m. S. S. E. of the city of Zurich; pop. about 2,500.