Hughs, a S. county of Dakota, bounded S. W. by the Missouri, recently formed and not included in the census of 1870; area, about 800 sq. m. It is intersected by East Medicine Knoll river, and watered by several small affluents of the Missouri.
Hugh Blair, a Scottish divine and author, born in Edinburgh, April 7, 1718, died there, Dec. 27, 1800. In 1759 he delivered a course of lectures on rhetoric and belles-lettres, which were so well received that the king was induced to establish a professorship of rhetoric and polite literature at the university of Edinburgh, and to appoint Dr. Blair its first professor. In 1763 he published a dissertation on the authenticity of Macpherson's "Ossian," and in 1777 the first volume of his sermons, subsequently followed by four others. In 1783 his lectures were published in 3 vols. 8vo.
Hugh Bourne, an English clergyman, the founder of the Primitive Methodists, born at Stoke-upon-Trent, April 3, 1772, died at Bem-ersley, Oct. 11, 1852. In 1807 some of the Wesleyan Methodists were desirous of reviving camp meetings, which the British conference declared " highly improper for England." Mr. Bourne and 20 of his friends, dissenting from this judgment, were expelled from the body, and the new sect, which was called into existence under his leadership, eventually included over 100,000 members, the first society having been founded by him in 1810. In 1844 Mr. Bourne visited the United States, where his preaching excited much attention.
Hugh Cuming, an English naturalist, born in Devonshire in 1791, died in London in 1865. His collection of shells, over 60,000 in number, was for several years one of the finest in Europe. In 1848 it represented more than 19,000 species and varieties, and was afterward much increased from the principal cabinets on the continent, which he visited annually, carrying the duplicates of his rarities and exchanging them. His specimens were wonderfully perfect in form, texture, and color, and were amassed not only by diligently frequenting the shops of commercial naturalists in seaports, but also by passing 30 years of his life in travel and personal researches, collecting every variety of mollusks from their native seas and rivers, in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans, and in the islands of the Malay archipelago.
Hugh Stowell Brown, an English clergyman, born at Douglas, Isle of Man, in 1823. At the age of 15 he went to England to learn land surveying, and two years afterward went to Wolverton to learn engineering, and became an engine driver on a railroad. It was his habit, after his day's work was done, to spend several hours in study, and he wrote his first classical exercises with chalk upon the fire box of the engine. Becoming of age, he entered King's college in his native town, where he remained three years. Entertaining doubts as to some of the doctrines of the established church, he joined the Baptist denomination, and in 1848 was appointed minister of a chapel in Liverpool, and soon became the leader of the denomination in that city. He is a popular lecturer to the working classes, large numbers of whom attend his Sunday afternoon services. His published lectures have had a large sale.