DELFT I I hitch, ditelted; connected with S.
ditch, from elelfan, Dutch deleen. to dig, bets Man, to bury. Engl. A (plaint old town of the Netherlands. situated on the Sella., about six miles southeast of The Hague and about eight miles northwest of Rotterdam I \lap: Netherlands, (' 2). It is i»te•sected by numerous canals lined with trees and contains a number of interesting The Prinsen ha, now converted into a inti-eum. is noted as the place where ‘Villiain I. of Orange \vas assassinated on duly It). 158 t. The Dude I:•rk. a Gothic structure. dating from the fifteenth century. contains monuments of famous Dutch 11101, including Icily of -1dmiral Tromp. The Gothic Nieuwe lerk, dating from the fourteenth century, is surmounted by it tower 375 feet high, containing 50tt bells. The church contains the family vault of the Douse of Nassau, the mauso leum of \Villiant L. and the remains of llugo
Grotitis, a native of Delft. who has also been commemorated by a bronze statue. The town ball dates from NIS. and contains inter esting The educational institutions of Delft inelmle a polyteelinical school, with over 7110 students, and a training school for colonial officials. In former times Delft was especially famous for its earthenware, known as: Delft ware, and made in imitation of Chinese danane,c porcelain-. This industry. after period of complete decline, has been revived of tate. 1)elft contains arias and ammunition fac tories and carpet-mills. The town was founded in the eleventh century, and was almost de stroyed in 1536 by a fire. and in 16.14 by the ex plosion of a powder-magazine. Population. in Palo, 3 I .:;s4,),