Hooping Cough ,.See Whooping Cough.
Hoorn , a town of the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland, on a bay of the Zuyder Zee, 21 m. N. N. E. of Amsterdam; pop. in 1868, 9,503. It has 10 churches, a Latin school, a school of design, a house of correction, considerable navigation, and manufactories of gold and silver ware. A brisk trade is carried on in corn, cattle, cheese, and butter. The former fortifications have been converted into promenades.
Hoosac Tunnel ,.See Tunnel.
Hopkinsville , a city and the county seat of Christian co., Kentucky, on Little river, and on the St. Louis and Southeastern railroad, 71 m. N. W. of Nashville, and 170 m. S. W. of Frankfort; pop. in 1870, 3,136, of whom 1,460 were colored. It is well built and regularly laid out, many of the streets being paved and bordered with shade trees. It contains a botanic garden, manufactories of tobacco, ploughs, carriages, etc, two banks, a handsome court house, two weekly newspapers, a monthly periodical, and eight churches, and has an extensive trade in tobacco. It is the seat of one of the state lunatic asylums, a handsome building 368 ft. long, with rooms for 300 patients. Hopkinsville was laid out in 1799, and incorporated in 1806. It was partly burned by the confederates during the civil war.
Hor , in Biblical geography, a mountain near the southern boundary of eastern Palestine, upon which Aaron, the brother of Moses, died. It is now generally identified with the Jebel Nebi Harun (mountain of the Prophet Aaron), the highest and most conspicuous of the range of the sandstone mountains of Edom, on the E. side of the great valley of the Arabah. Its height is 4,800 ft. above the Mediterranean.
Hor-Tense Eugenie Queen. See Beauharnais Hortense.
Horace Burner Wallace, an American author, born in Philadelphia, Feb. 26, 1817, died in Paris, Dec. 16, 1852. He graduated at Princeton college in 1835, and studied law, but never practised. In connection with Judge Hare he edited and annotated "American Leading Cases," "Smith's Leading Cases," and "White and Tudor's Leading Cases in Equity," which have passed through numerous editions. He published anonymously " Stanley, or the Recollections of a Man of the World," a novel (Philadelphia, 1838); and after his death were published "Art and Scenery in Europe, with other Papers" (1855), and " Literary Criticisms, and other Papers" (1856).
Horatins Cocles, a hero of the old Roman lays, who defended the Sublician bridge, in conjunction with Spurius Lartius and Titus Herminius, against the whole Etruscan army under Porsena, while the retreating Romans broke down the bridge behind them. When the work of destruction was nearly accomplished, Horatius sent back his two comrades, and as soon as the bridge was altogether destroyed, he himself plunged into the Tiber and swam across to the city in safety, amid showers of arrows from the enemy. Rome raised a statue to his honor in the comitium, and granted him as much land as he could plough around in one day.