Mr. Curtis, '75, who represented the Advocate, responded to a toast to that paper, calling to mind the very friendly feeling which has always existed between the two periodicals, and assuring the Board of the best wishes of his colleagues and himself for their future prosperity. To a toast to the Boston Press, Mr. J. C. Goodwin, '73, responded in an interesting speech. After a humorous account of a little misunderstanding at a dinner of the Press, at which he replied to a toast intended for "some other fellow," he gave some sound advice to those young journalists of the company who looked forward with pleasure to the Editor's Easy Chair, remarking that the profession is one which offers splendid rewards, but at the same time the best opportunities for work, and that one must begin, as the old saying is, "at the bottom of the ladder," and prove his right to a high position before he can claim it.
"Our Contributors" was responded to by a short speech from Mr. Elwood, and was followed by a toast to the "'Varsity," which was represented by a letter from the Captain, Mr. Goodwin, who gave as excuse for absence the daily row that alone can win us success next summer.
Mr. Tyler responded for the University Ball Nine, and Mr. S. B. Clarke replied for the old Magenta Board. He gave a brief review of some of the reasons which induced its founders to start the paper, and related several instances of the troubles which it encountered.
After Mr. Stetson, '77, had responded for that class, Mr. Higginson replied, in behalf of the Ladies, in a highly satisfactory manner.
Last of all, the glasses were filled to "The Magenta," to which Mr. Van Duzer did ample justice, speaking of its general success, and the unexpected favor with which it had been received during the single year of its existence.
At an early hour the company broke up, well satisfied with the first Annual Magenta Supper.