Hall ,.I. A X. E. county of Georgia, intersected by the Chattahoochee river, and drained by the sources of the Oconee; area, 540 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 0,607, of whom 1,290 were colored. It is hilly, and not remarkably fertile, although there is good soil in the river bottoms. Gold, silver, lead, diamonds, rubies, emeralds, and amethysts have been found. It is traversed by the Atlanta and Richmond Air Lino railroad. The chief productions in 1870 were 39,665 bushels of wheat, 212,656 of Indian corn, 20,081 of oats, 3,315 of Irish and 15,315 of sweet potatoes, 14,144 lbs. of tobacco, 62,101 of butter, 110 tons of hay, and 288 bales of cotton. There were 700 horses, 545 mules and asses, 1,386 milch cows, 2,511 other cattle, 5,935 sheep, and 7,523 swine; 6 carriage factories, and 9 flour mills. Capital, Gainesville. II. A S. E. central county of Nebraska, intersected by Platte river and Prairie creek; area, 576 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 1,057. The soil is fertile. The valley of the Platte is well wooded, and is said to contain coal. The Union Pacific railroad passes through it. The chief productions in 1870 were 17,781 bushels of wheat, 49,443 of Indian corn, 44,350 of oats, 12,669 of barley, 8,355 of potatoes, and 3,753 tons of hay. The value of live stock was $105,051. There were 4 flour mills.
Capital, Grand Island City.
Hall , a town of Austria, in Tyrol, on the Inn, 10 m. N. E. of Innspruck; pop. in 1870, 5,022. It has celebrated salt works, which annually produce about 300,000 cwt. The salt, dissolved in water, is conducted through wooden pipes to the works from Mount Salzstock, 5,400 ft. high, 5 m. N. of Hall. There are manufactories of sal ammoniac and chemicals.
Hall ,.I. James, an American judge and author, born in Philadelphia, Aug. 19, 1793, died near Cincinnati, July 5, 1868. He began the study of law, but joined the army in 1812, and served on the northern frontier. At the close of the war he went with Decatur in his expedition to Algiers. In 1818 he resigned his commission, and resumed the study of the law at Pittsburgh, Pa., and in 1820 removed to Shawneetown, 111., where he practised at the bar and edited a weekly newspaper. He was soon after appointed public prosecutor for a circuit which included ten counties and was infested by organized bands of counterfeiters, horse thieves, and desperadoes. He held this office four years, when he was elected judge of the circuit court, an office which was abolished three years later. He then became state treasurer, at the same time practising law and editing a newspaper at Vandalia. In 1833 he removed to Cincinnati, where he engaged in financial business and literary labors. Besides his numerous contributions to periodicals, he published " Letters from the West " (originally published in the "Port Folio," then edited by his brother, collected and published in London, 1829); "Legends of the West" (1832); "The Soldier's Bride, and other Tales" (1832); "The Harpe's Head, a Legend of Kentucky " (1833); "Tales of the Border" (1835); " Statistics of the West" (1836; reissued, with additions, as "Notes on the Western States," 1839); "Life of William Henry Harrison" (1836); "History of the Indian Tribes" (3 vols, fol., 1838-'44, written in conjunction with Thomas L. Mc-Kenney, and illustrated with 120 portraits of Indian chiefs, the price being $120); " The Wilderness and the War Path" (1845); "Life of Thomas Posey, Governor of Indiana" (in Sparks's "American Biography," 1846); and " Romance of Western History" (1857). A uniform edition of his works has been published (4 vols., 1853-'6). II. John E., an American author, brother of the preceding, born in December, 1783, died June 11, 1829. He graduated at Princeton college, studied law, and in 1805 commenced practice in Baltimore, but soon after became professor of rhetoric and belles-lettres in the university of Maryland. He was severely wounded in the Baltimore riots of 1811, and was one of the nine thrown into a heap as dead.
He edited "The Practice and Jurisprudence of the Court of Admiralty " (1809), and "The American Law Journal" (1808-'17). Having removed to Philadelphia, he was editor of the "Port Folio" from 1817 to 1827, edited "The Philadelphia Souvenir" (1827), and published "Memoirs of Eminent Persons" (1827).
Hall ,.I. Samnel Carter, an English author and editor, born at Topsham, Devonshire, in 1800. He studied law, and was called to the bar, but devoted himself to literature, was some time a parliamentary reporter, succeeded Campbell as editor of the "New Monthly Magazine," and, partly in conjunction with his wife, wrote and edited many annuals and other illustrated books. In 1839 he became editor of the "Art Journal." Apart from editorial labor, he has published accounts of the industrial exhibitions of London, 1851, and of Paris, 1867; "A Book of Memories of Great Men and Great Women of the Age" (London, 1870); and "The Trial of Sir Jasper" (1873), a poem on the evils of intemperance, which had a great success, and of which a drawing-room edition, beautifully illustrated, was issued in 1874. II. Anna Maria Fielding, wife of the preceding, born in Dublin in 1805. "When about 15 years of age she went to London, and was soon after married to Mr. Hall, with whom she entered upon a long career of literary labor. The illustrated work on "Ireland" (3 vols., London, 1841-'3) is the best of their joint works, the larger share being hers.
She has also published many volumes of novels, tales, and sketches, among which are: "Sketches of Irish Character" (1829); "The Buccaneer" (1832); "Lights and Shadows of Irish Life" (1838); "Tales of the Irish Peasantry" (1840); "Marian" (1840); "Midsummer Eve" (1847); "Pilgrimages to English Shrines" (1850); and "Popular Tales and Sketches" (1850). Two of her dramas, "The French Refugee" and "The Groves of Blarney," have been successful on the stage.