Straubing

Straubing, a town of Bavaria, in the district of Lower Bavaria, on the right bank of the Danube, 25 m. S. E. of Ratisbon; pop. in 1871, 11,150. It is one of the oldest towns of the kingdom. It has an ancient town hall, a Gothic church with fine pictures, and one with a celebrated monument of Duke Albert II., and a palace where Duke Albert III. resided with his wife Agnes Bernauer. (See Bernauer.) Straubing has many breweries and tanneries.

Strays

See Estrays.

Strelitz

See Mecklenburg.

Strisores

Strisores, a suborder of insessorial or perching birds, without song, comprising such as have the hind toe capable of being turned more or less laterally forward, having apparently all four of the toes in front. It includes the families of the humming birds, swifts, and goatsuckers. (See Ornithology).

Strymon

See Macedonia.

Stuhl-Weissenburg

I. Properly Weissen-Burg (Hung. Fejer)

Properly Weissen-Burg (Hung. Fejer), a county of S. W. Hungary, bounded E. by the Danube; area, 1,605 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 196,234, chiefly Magyars. The N. part of the county is mountainous, while the S. is level. Among the products are tobacco, wine, and marble, and there are several mineral springs.

II. A City

A City, capital of the county (Hung. Szekes-Fejervar; Lat. Alba Regia), on the left bank of the Csorgo, near the border of an extensive morass, 38 m. S. W. of Buda; pop. in 1870, 22,683. The principal buildings are the cathedral and the episcopal palace. There are manufactures of woollen and linen goods, hardware, and several other articles. The kings of Hungary were crowned here down to Ferdinand I., and the cathedra] contains many of their tombs. Four tombs dating from the 13th century, and other relics, were excavated in 1874, including those of a remarkable chapel.

Sturleson

See Snorri Stuelason.

Stutsman

Stutsman, an E. central county of Dakota, recently formed and not included in the census of 1870; area, about 2,100 sq. m. It is drained by the head waters of the Dakota or James river. The W. part is occupied by the Plateau du Coteau du Missouri. The Northern Pacific railroad traverses it from E. to W. The surface is rolling.

Stuttering

See' Stammering.

Sty

Sty (Lat. hordeolum, from hordeum, barley), a small inflammatory tumor on the edge of the eyelid, about the size of a grain of barley. Sty has its seat in the cellular tissue at the margin of the lid, involving generally the roots of one or more of the eyelashes. The tumor is furun-cular, and almost invariably goes on to suppuration; its progress is sometimes tedious and the suppuration imperfect. Sty is most common in persons of a strumous habit, and often has for an exciting cause derangement of the digestive organs. When the little tumor has made its appearance, it is best to promote its maturation by warm and emollient fomentations. It is commonly advisable to leave it to burst of itself; but when maturation has occurred, if it occasion much uneasiness, it may be punctured.