Storey, a W. county of Nevada, bounded N. by Truckee river and S. by the Carson; area, 420 sq. m.; pop. in 1875, 19,528, of whom 1,341 were Chinese. The valleys of the rivers contain small tracts of arable land, but the county derives its importance from the Comstock lode, on Mt. Davidson (7,000 ft. high), the richest silver-bearing lode in the world. According to the census of 1870, there were 19 quartz mines in operation, producing gold and silver to the value of $7,751,331; but the production has since very greatly increased. There were 3 manufactories of boots and shoes, 3 of carriages and wagons, 5 of furniture, 3 of iron castings, 3 of jewelry, 4 of machinery, 3 of saddlery and harness, 4 of tin ware, 8 breweries, and 2G quartz mills. Capital, Virginia.


Stormont, an E. county of Ontario, Canada, bounded S. E. by the St. Lawrence river; area, 409 sq. m.; pop. in 1871, 18,987, of whom 6,229 were of Scotch, 4,191 of Irish, .3,125 of German, 2,233 of French, 1,021 of English, and 1,322 ot* Dutch origin or descent. It is watered by several small streams, and is traversed by the Grand Trunk railway. Capital, Cornwall.


Story, a central county of Iowa, intersected by Skunk river; area, 550 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 11,651. The surface is undulating and the soil fertile. The chief productions in 1870 were 131,022 bushels of wheat, 390,395 of Indian corn, 97,938 of oats, 25,066 of potatoes, 13,730 tons of hay, 8,918 lbs. of wool, 132,249 of butter, and 5,751 gallons of sorghum molasses. There were 1,580 horses, 2,253 milch cows, 4,021 other cattle, 3,185 sheep, and 5,388 swine. The Chicago and Northwestern railroad passes through the capital, Nevada.


See Warming and Ventilation.


See Squinting.


Strafford, a S. E. county of New Hampshire, bordering on Maine; area, about 675 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 30,243. It has an uneven surface, watered by numerous streams. The soil of the valleys is fertile. Several railroads traverse it. The chief productions in 1870 were 5,122 bushels of wheat, 59,761 of Indian corn, 13,938 of oats, 13,531 of barley, 248,681 of potatoes, 15,752 lbs. of wool, 302,149 of butter, 42,667 of cheese, and 28,903 tons of hay. There were 1,983 horses, 4,227 milch cows, 2,602 working oxen, 3,666 other cattle, 4,627 sheep, and 1,775 swine; 21 manufactories of boots and shoes, 4 of cotton goods, 2 of iron ware, 5 of cotton and woollen machinery, 1 of floor oil cloths, 1 of paper, 1 of sand and emery paper and cloth, 7 of woollen goods, 2 cloth-printing establishments, 2 planing mills, 15 saw mills, 1 flour mill, 3 tanneries, and 1 currying establishment. Capital, Dover.

Strait Of Belle Isle

Strait Of Belle Isle, an outlet of the gulf of St. Lawrence, between Labrador and the N. W. peninsula of Newfoundland; length, about 80 m.; breadth, 12 m. Its navigation is considered to be hazardous. The Labrador side is indented with bays - Temple bay, Wreck cove, Green bay, Red bay, and Black bay. The opposite coast is devoid of indentations.