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���The park and bandstand where the men were reviewed every day and where concerts were given on Sundays. The German village had a population of one thousand

���Erecting one of the new houses for the vil- lage at the Philadel- phia navy yard. The sailors brought their materials from Norfolk

��Putting the finishing touches on the church — a substantial edifice transported almost en- tirely from the first vil- lage erected at Norfolk

��favorite fish, were placed in the water. The men never were without plen- ty of eggs, salads and fresh vegetables.

Like all municipalities, the German vil- lage had its streets and parks. Straight from the ships ran the Eitelweg and Kron- prinzweg terminating in the Doeheritzer Heerstrasse. The Kurfiierstendamm, which overlooked Kap Horn, the Macksnsen, Hindenburg, Bismarck and Moltkeweg sur- rounded the Kaiser Wilhelm Platz. Nearby were the officers' garden, the bowling alleys, and the cafes where different refreshments were served, exclusive of alcoholic liquors, in accordance with the state law.

Prominent dwellings were the Villas

��The ships in their new berths at Philadelphia and two new houses under construction. The sailors are not allowed to spend their nights on land

��Huegel, Emden, Karls- ruhe, Tiger and Luchs, the last being given its name in memor\' of the cruiser Luchs, commanded by Captain Thierichens at Tsingtau, Japan, and sunk by him to blockade the harbor before he took charge of the Prinz Eitel Friedrich.

The buildings in the quaint village were not limited to dwellings, however. There was a civil marriage bureau with the stork on the roof, a village church, and a police station to keep order among the population of one thousand. A magistrate, Schuettel- post by name, ruled with dignit>' while the village lasted. His daily orders were posted on a board crowned by a wind-dial made from small ships.

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