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were ns- tho hall, ami graduating platform, and front of New York of Kev. College, Proven- President JHcGlynn, Kev. IF. Richard F. Lyngs, Dr. Kilam a grand Philip A_ oration, education, a rivet the education quoting mind." much applauded. well science to be the His his delivery A. Chan- nature, growin" antipathy J. on complicated of the O'Shea presented The viz.:-- Island; Jnles A. Le Ludden, A. B., F. Kid"e- J. F. -William Stapleton F. P. William H. N. Y.; J. C. Albany, Alexander Tracy, Y.; OLD PRINCETON COLLEGE. Eoston, M _ Frost, The were won Marrin, well to of future personal of their the application must the very success. experienced the aud private Has of and ner- them of flrmly through O'Shea, the Most congratulatory ·'prizes, Master's awarded to'tne Belles J. Curran. second middle division, division, P. graduating first P. J. Smith. A. Preston, E, E. George gladdened Slost make a nsnal delight a most ittras witness. woich had of graduates, the minds of of Thsy were men of be an principle Had stored 3 yonnt: ana Msh as Slch In a cause a dishonorable Cloning Jtoy o f the ISStU Annlvcrnnry the Fourth Oldest College In Tl»o Jtfa-ldcn Ojra-tors--Dcgrceg, Fellow- RlUpg ana Honor* Conferred--The Alumni Dinner--Speeches by Distinguished Visitors. Yesterday was the last epoch of the ment at Princeton College. It was very of Nature to make it the most disagreeable those upon wlilch the celebration has fallen. drizzling mist of the early morning soaked Ingly through waterproof overcoats and cloaks it did through umbrellas, and the procession formed at the main academical hall presented rather ghostly appearance as it wended its the fog through the grounds of the old to the Presbyterian church, which stands but short distance from their classic shade. A of musicians marched foremost, next the undergraduates; His Excellency, Mr. Parker, the Governor of New Jersey; President McCosh and President Maclean, the trustees, the faculty, gentlemen having platform tickets, the Senior Class, candidates for the master's degree, the alumni of the College of New Jersey, the other institutions, citizens and strangers. The inhabitants of the little village of were, of course, as usual at this annual the gwi vlve, and the whole place was "in A WHIBLWINI) OP EXCITEMENT on this the last day of the yearly celebration anniversary of the birth of its big pet, now adopted and claimed by half the world, was rightly too proud to acknowledge any patronage. Among the educational institutions the United States it is the fourth In age, it now just 125 years since that old provincial, Governor Belcher, was instrumental in obtaining a. charter from His August Majesty King George n. foundation. Under this it still lives and like the green elms around it, with only some alterations in. its government, which have made from time to time by the State A good deal of historical interest attaches to institution, which came into being but a few before the Revolutionary war, and near which of the mostremarkable battles was fought. THE OI.D HALLS, built of freestone rough hewn, seem to bespeak characters of the stout patriots of iron hearts were their earliest contemporaries. The library contains many very flne paintings of the have been connected with the college and attained a name. There is a large picture of "Death of General Mercer," with General Washington represented at full length in the foreground, which was painted by the celebrated^ artist Peel, the first who distinguished hnuself In America. The money which paid for it was given to the college by General Washington, repair some damage done to the canvas of a portrait of George the Second by a cannon ball from the field of Princeton on the day which memorable in history. The battle was fought a mile distant from the village. The gilt, frame which encircled the original work--the smiling of the King of England--still surrounds the of Washington, the Liberator. Old Princeton many of her sons forth to play leading parts drama of creating the new nation of the JTew World. Some of them were SIGNERS OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. among others president Witherspoon and Richard Stockton, one of whose descendants is a pupil the college to-day; and more were members Continental Congress which formed the national constitution. With such memories clinging round it it is no wonder that this should be one the most powerful institutions of the country, almost grand in its age and wisdom. The present President, Dr. McCosh, is a native of Scotland, with a pleasant tincture of the la Carryi youl width TOOT by upon togettiEr- oon- Jesni It beltMest extensive gymnasia 3s accent in his voice. He is flne looking, with slight stoop or the shoulders, and a pleasant ever ready to break in sunshine on Ms face Beside him on the platform were the trustees and the faculty. Among the distinguished visitors were Professor Henry, of the Smithsonian Institution; Senator Kelly, of Oregon; Senator Stockton, Judge Elmer, ex-Governor Alden, Professor Guyot, ex-Governor Bradford, of Maryland, Professor Milligan, of the University of Aberdeen, and the Rev. 3Ir. Cyon, who are delegates from Established Church of Scotland to the Presbvt'erian Church here. The esercises began at half-past nine o'clock. The interior of the church presented as pretty scene as ever was composed of yonag and faces, gray heads and a medley of brilliant and Alma Mater badges. President McCosh delivered an impressive prayer, and a long series YIEGIN ORATIONS followed, many of which, however, were excep- ttonably brilliant The well-attuned band in the gallery discoursed pleasing music at intervals The finest addresses by the students'were tuose Masters Kewell W. Wells, of Ifew York, and Wilson, of Pennsylvania, the former a very appreciative criticism of the poet Shelly, eoncned in a good style, and the latter a rapid and speech, advocating the theories of protection. After an intermission of fifteen minutes the exercises were resumed bv the delivery of the tr's Oration," by Mr. Edward" Quinton Eeasbv, I«ew Jersey, which was a dull and tedious .The degree of -Bachelor of Arts was then conferred on the ninety-two graduates. ADDRESS OF THE PRESIDENT. The venerable President then addressed his pupils with tender words of advice which were impressive. He announced that the facoltvhad determined to make a change in the courses study by introducing French in the second the first year. He then referred Jo tae which had been bestowedupon the c^leg? the last twenty-five years. Professor .afor3e,~at Kis death, although never connected with the institution, had left to it the gift of two scholarships. increase the salaries of the professors a rand had been beam by a donation from Mrs. Kirkpatrick, of Sew Brunswick, of the sum ot 526,535; Mr. Robert Bonner added to it $5,000, Mr. H. G. Marquard, who was already their benefactor. had intimated to kirn yesterday his of setting aside $100,000 fo swell the endowments. This announcement was received with enthusiastic cheers. The audience interrupted the speaker by rising en masse, tne students and alumni giving vent to an immense cheer, followed by the cry' called the "Princeton tiger." in honor of Alma Mater, aided bv the rest of the assemblage the ladies waving their handkerchiefs and going wild with the excitement of gratitude and sympathy. President McCosh, when this sentimental enthusiasm had subsided, announced that the following HONORARY DEGKEES were conferred: -On p. Gooseqnilt Esq., of the 3ew Tor3c Dose, the degree of Doctor of Laws; on the Thomas Murphv, of Pennsylvania, of the class 1«S. the decree of Doctor of Divinity: on 3Ir. Edward C.- Bates, Jr_ of Wyoming Territory. Mr. Charles W. West and Mr. Andrew KirkpatricS degree of Master of Arts: on Mr. Edward D. the degree of Bachelor of Arts. The resalts of the competition for TEK rr.izts AXI» FELLOWSHIPS were as follows: -Of the Junior Orator Prizes^thc Srst was Mr. Josiah R. Adams, of Pennsylvania; the by Mr. George Howard DtUHeld. of Sew Jersey third by Mr. Henry J. Tan Dyke. Jr., of Xew and the fourth by Mr. J. P. Kcnncdv Bryan, South Carolina. The McClean Prize was won Simon John McPherson, of Xew York: she Potts EiWc Prize by Frederick Beall Du YaL Maryland; the Dickinson Prize by Arthnr Muel Erian. of Kew Jersey: the Class of 1S59 Prize by Geonre Stockton Baironghs, of Pennsylvania; the Class of 1S61 Prize by George Henry Ferris, Michigan. The Marqoand Classical Fellowship was ·won bv Winfred Robert Marsto, of PeMn. China: WieJayCooSe JSathcnsaacal Fellowship by James AdalrLTon, Jr« ofMississippl: the Mental'ScJ'-no" FellowsWp bj Lelch Richmond Smiti, of the Experimental Fellowship by Albert Williams, Jr., of California: the Bondinot Historical Fellow- Ship by James ForsyJi Kiges, of Constananople, Tortey; the Eouoinol Kodcrn Lans^jage Fellowship by Jotea Hitcncock Scnbner, ot Sew Jersey. and Mie John A. Thonirson First Honor Prize the Junior Class tor 1ST1 by Leigh Richmond of Alabams- TiM. After SSesxj aimonnoKoenss the , Carolina. 31 was a TCTT Sn B jiTOfltictS-on to its seclnj; that to tlrnt -sray there is no ·cartMy Itj of any oriziaalitT. Ajray«r and a benediction ·were saw by the Rev. Dr. Hoe^r, of Baltimore, so ended the 3S5th ·commencement of Princeton College. _ THE Ala JHJNJ A*»KL. Toe AJamni dinner loot place at half-just the afterjora. Dr. McCosh sfiteg at the bead table. Jr. Henry, of the Smithsonian InsHtntion, responded to the scienttOc toast; Governor Bradford, for the legal profession, denvcrlwt » very troent »nd feeling speech; Mr. Gofftrtn, editor of TTze ifafm. for the press, and varions others to rcjrnlaT order, unKl tuose sea-te'd In the tlgn ol honor were all cmptSofl of a few or an of thoughts. The dmntr br*e ·ap tn Kmo tor vho four o'dock train 3or Sew Yori. jnst -when It to TMan most BnmercifnSy, and rncn the vtertors ana the students dispersed to the Sorth, Strath, East aad West-- parang in the mist no

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  2. 27 Jun 1872, Thu,
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