Princeton Alumni Dinner

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Princeton Alumni Dinner - PRINCETON ALUMNI DINNER. Speeches hj Dr....
PRINCETON ALUMNI DINNER. Speeches hj Dr. McConh, Jamei C. Carter, Dr. Cnjrler and II. W, Brewster. Atom liOgsnu?in?n sat down to the annual din* ntr o! the Princeton Alumni Association of New Vork, at DeimontoVs (Fourteenth street and Fifth jt\cuutti. iaat night. with the walnuts, the wine and the cigars, the ladles were introduced ana graced with their presence the lounge* on (tie side of the handsome diuing hail. Mr. Wilnatn 0. Alexander, President of the association, presided. Among those pre*eut were Mr. Benjamin Harris Brewster, Attorney oeneral of Pennsylvania; Presldent Mccosh, James o. carter, President of New York Harvard Alumni; President Webb, New Vork College; Dr. WBlard Parker, Chancellor Ilalstead, New Jersey; Profes^r Du?eid (mathematics). Professor Scbencn ictiemistry), cyrua MoOormtok, Theodore L. Cuyler and K. Bonner (New York Ledgfr.) Over the centre table and over the bea>i of the original was ft clear and beautifully untitled photo, graph of Dr. McCosli, the President of the college, the artist of which was Mr. W. K. Howell, photographer, 8d7 and 86'J Broadway. The portrait wan the admiration of every spectator, and wu extremely lliellke. Tho President cpuko in eulogistic terms af the Princeton alumni, and referred to the unity of spirit that pervaded uli the students la their oollego days, and how, in alter life, they bad separated la different ways upon life's pathway of ambition, as It seemed best In the eyes of eacbf and yet the alumni had been si -aofast and united in one purpose?that 01 attachment to their Alum Mater. After the toast of the President of the United Mtaie* had been given with applause and musical honors tho President proposed uie toast of tho evening, "The Alma Mater " which was responded to bfr f?r. McCosu in a somewhat humorous spleen, wbt? spoke of the progress ol the college and the reputation gained by the sous of the Aiuia Mater, of which the mother was very proud. Tho American government had shown its good sense In choosing moo from the aluiunl to occupy influential and important positions tu the government ot tne United States. Sumo have been at;ached to the medical profession, un i ui:my of tucrn ha t become mlu sters of lue t??wpel. fiiithlul servants of Christ, w no had worthily and acceptably preached the glorious Uospei. Sol a few had bccomo missionaries and had gone forth to preach iue (lospel in lie.itnen land*. He gave a general invitation to the alumni to go to Princeton in June and sec tne college. They would then l>o able to seethe additions made to the observatory, the gymnasium, showing that they cared lor the body aa well as the imud. and a moot important addition to the recitation room, l'tiey were about to a> id several new department* ol study, among wlitch was pnyschology and higher departments of scieuc* and classics, lie believed, ai.->o, tlut in no college in America was'.here abetter set of teachers tnau at Princeton and more conscientious in the discharge at their dunes and having more completely the confidence of the students. There win reason to believe tlut in future Princeton College would bo more useful even than it lino been in'tlie pas'. Mr. Hokack wedii, ol New vork college, and Mr. Jambs <\ c'ahtkk, President of tne New York amociailou Of the lisnaid Alnmnl, responded to tho toast of "Our Sister CoUegea." The latter mud in the course of his speech tiiat he felt humiliated when he remembered that the greatest, orightest man of this country had been almost spurned t?y Harvard, received with open arms '>/ Princeton. Jle referred to Jonathan Kd aards. lie thought that llaivard had started on a new career and had taken in her old age a new lcaso of life. 1 he doctrine of clec'ioa there had come to mean that any siudeut could elect anything he chose; and by May oi compensation (or tho negauvir'tn of their roligiou they Had become very positive In ineir philosophy, aud among the students were devoted- disciples of Comte. Tho Kev. Dr. Adaus, of "lale College, lu response to the call ot the president, amo reloaded to tuis u as*. l)r. Coy lb spoke to the sentiment of the ?iergy, and said, as a Wetotaller, that he hoped tuat tne indents ol Princeton woull have a greater re Watt lor Scotch nietaphjSK s thou Scotch whiskey. He referred to tho two Presidents of tins oullege, the predecessor of the present one, who wiote tun spleudid trentiae ou Hi1) "Ooveriiiueui of the Will," and the respected President uow at tn ; li<'nd ot Princeton, who wroto tho niaiitiiflceut treatise on the "(iovernrnent of nod." He then sketched In glowing language the characteristics ot the most eminent or the students who had become distinguished clergymen in America. Princeton bad produced a Wide-awake ministry. Mr. B. H. Brewster spoke eloquently to lhc toast of "'I'he Bar," and Mr. Wiliard Parker to that of "I'tie Medical Proiesmon," L>r. Prune to "Tue 1're-o," and Mr. Jukea to I'ae concluding toast of "Ihe Ladies.'*

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  1. New York Daily Herald,
  2. 25 Mar 1870, Fri,
  3. Page 3

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