Stanstead

Stanstead, a S. county of Quebec, Canada, bordering on Vermont; area, 407 sq. m.; pop. in 1871, 13,138, of whom 5,763 were of English, 3,212 of French, 2,599 of Irish, 1,016 of Scotch, and 408 of German origin or descent. It contains Lake Massawippi and a part of Lake Memphremagog, and is traversed by the Stanstead, Shefford, and Chambly, the Massawippi Valley, and the Grand Trunk railways. Capital, Stanstead.

Stanton

I. A X. E. County Of Nebraska

A X. E. County Of Nebraska, intersected by Elkhorn river; area, 432 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 636; in 1875, 1,157. The surface consists chiefly of rolling prairies. The chief productions in 1870 were 15,640 bushels of wheat, 9,255 of Indian corn, 6,548 of oats, 3,630 of potatoes, 8,645 lbs. of butter, and 943 tons of hay; value of live stock, $27,521. Capital, Stanton.

II. An Unorganized S. W. County Of Kansas

An Unorganized S. W. County Of Kansas, bordering on Colorado; area, 720 sq. m. It is drained by tributaries of the Arkansas river. The surface is rolling.

Stargard

I. A Town Of Prussia

A Town Of Prussia, in the province of Pomerania, on the Ihna, navigable by ships, 21 m. E. by S. of Stettin; pop. in 1871, 17,280. It has a Protestant Gothic church, built in the 14th century. It was formerly the capital of Further Pomerania.

II. Prens-Sisch Stargard

Prens-Sisch Stargard, a town in the province of Prussia, on the Ferse, 25 m. S. by W. of Dantzic; pop. in 1871, 5,822. It is surrounded by wails and towers, and was frequently taken by the Poles in the 15th and 16th centuries, and in 1655 by the Swedes.

Starke

Starke, a N. W. county of Indiana, drained by the Yellow and Kankakee rivers, and traversed by several railroads; area, 432 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 3,888. The surface is level and in many places marshy, with several small lakes, and the soil is fertile. The chief productions in 1870 were 12,449 bushels of wheat, 4,516 of rye, 26,104 of Indian corn, and 4,436 lbs. of wool. There were 1,017 milch cows, 2,403 other cattle, 1,482 sheep, and 2,187 Swine. Capital, Knox.

Starr

Starr, a S. county of Texas, bounded S. W. by the Rio Grande, which separates it from Mexico; area, 2,100 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 4,154, including 18 colored persons and many Mexicans. There is considerable rich land in the valley of the Rio Grande, producing corn, sugar cane, etc. The rest of the county suffers from lack of water, and is suitable only for stock raising, which is the principal occupation. There are large herds of horses, mules, sheep, and cattle. Capital, Rio Grande City.

Starvation

See Abstinence.

Stassfurt

Stassfurt, a town of Prussia, in the province of Saxony, on the Bode, 20 m. S. S. W. of Magdeburg; pop. in 1871, 10,327. It has one of the largest salt mines in the world, discovered about 1837, and worked with steam engines since 1856, and extensive manufactories of chemicals. The salt works have been described by Bischof (Halle, 1864), and by Rheinwarth (Dresden, 1871).