This is the image of the full or partial text of an article entitled "Anniversary of the Seminary", printed in the Inter-Ocean of 1875-06-05. This article is in the public domain, because it was published in the United States before 1923.
Anniversary of the Seminary.
Special Correspondence of the Inter-Ocean.]
Twenty-five years ago last month two young ladies, graduates from the Normal school at Albany, N. Y., came into this town and opened a private school. The village then contained about 800 inhabitants. Two or three failures of a similar enterprise had been made, and self-constituted prophets predicted another failure. But it never came. The town grew, and the school grew. In a short time these ladies selected a site, the most beautiful in the town or in Carroll County, and put up a seminary building. Two or three times it has been enlarged, and still it is crowded. The seminary was never more full, never more flourishing, than it has been the past year. This has been anniversary week, preceded by examination of classes on the 28th and 29th ult., and the annual sermon before the Students’ Missionary Society, by the Rev. George Wesselius, of this place, on Sunday evening. Yesterday the graduating class read their essays and performed their musical parts, followed by an address —“A Plea for the Blue Stockings”—by J. Clement, of the Inter-Ocean. The graduating class was the largest that has ever gone out from this school. Seven of them belonged to the literary department and four to the musical. The essays were full of beautiful thoughts well expressed, and, without an exception, were read in a full, clear voice, with proper cadences. The reading was a striking feature of the exercises. The graduates in the musical course received their full share of applause. A concert was given last evening; the students held a delightful reunion this afternoon, and while I am writing a public reception is progressing at the seminary. Conversation flows easily, and music, “ heavenly maid,” never seemed younger than to-night. Miss Gregory, one of the young ladies who started this school in May, 1855, sold out her interest, three or four years ago, to her original associate, for $10,000. Mrs. Shimer, Miss Woods that was, has the whole thing on her hands, with ample capacity to manage it.
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