D. D Cutler Timothy, president of Yale college, born at Charlestown, Mass., in 1684, died in Boston, Mass., Aug. 17, 1765. He graduated at Harvard college in 1701, and after a ministry of ten years at Stratford, Conn., was chosen president of Yale college in 1719. In 1722 he renounced his connection with the Congregational churches, whereupon the trustees passed a vote " excusing him from further services as rector of Yale college," and requiring in future from their rectors evidence of the "soundness of their faith in opposition to Ar-minian and prelatical corruptions." He then went to England and took orders; and in July, 1723, he became rector of Christ church, Boston, where he remained till his death. A series of his letters in Nichols's "Illustrations of Literary History "have considerable historical value.
D. D., LL. D Cummings Joseph, an American clergyman, born at Falmouth, Me., March 3, 1817. After a preparatory training at the Maine conference seminary, he entered the Wesleyan university, where he graduated in 1840. He was immediately elected teacher of natural science and mathematics in Amenia seminary, of which institution he became principal in 1843. After three years he joined the New England conference, and was stationed successively in Maiden, Chelsea, and Boston, until 1853, when he was elected professor of systematic theology in the Methodist general Biblical institute at Concord, N. H. In 1854 he was elected president of Genesee college, Lima, N. Y., where he remained till 1857, when he became president of the Wesleyan university at Middletown, Conn. In 1872-3 he made a tour of Europe for the study of improved educational methods.
Dabney Carr, a member of the house of burgesses of Virginia, born in 1744, died at Charlottesville, May 16, 1773. He moved and eloquently supported a resolution to appoint a committee of grievances and correspondence, in consequence of British encroachments, which was adopted, March 3, 1773. He married a sister of Jefferson, by whom he is described as a man of eloquence, judgment, and inflexible purpose, mingled with amiability.
See Deaf and Dumb.
Dagon (Heb. dag, fish), a national divinity of the Philistines, believed to have personified the reproductive power of nature. Dagon was represented with the upper part of a man and the hind part of a fish. The Philistines offered a great sacrifice to him in his temple at Gaza, when Samson was delivered into their hands. Another principal temple was in Ashdod; this was destroyed by Jonathan the Asmonean.
Dahlonega (Indian Tau-Lau-Ne-Ca Yellow Money), a town and the capital of Lumpkin co., Georgia, 60 m. N. N. E. of Atlanta; pop. in 1870, 471, of whom 104 were colored. It is built on a hill in the midst of one of the richest gold-mining regions of the state. A branch of the United States mint was established here under authority of the act of congress of March 3, 1835. From 1838, when the first coinage was executed, to Feb. 28, 1661, when its operations were interrupted by the war, 1,381,784 pieces were struck, valued at $6,121,919. The gold of domestic production deposited during the same period amounted to $5,995,495 95, of which $4,310,459 61 was from Georgia. Coinage was not resumed after the war, and in July, 1871, the property was transferred to the North Georgia agricultural college, which held its first commencement in July, 1873. A weekly newspaper is published in the town.