Star Lake Sprays
Minocqua Times, December 4, 1895.
Original Date

Contains two dispatches datelined November 25, '95 and December 2, 1895.

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Star Lake, Wis., Nov. 25, '95

A number of the residences are to be supplied, with electric lights.

Several marriages are booked for the holidays, so the wise ones say.

Miss Burnes of Merrill is ably instructing our school of fifty pupils.

A. E. Williams made a flying trip to Murrey last Wednesday after repairs for the logging engine.

The new engine for the logging train is expected Dec. 10, after it arrives the mill will run night and day.

Mr. and Mrs. Vinger rejoice over the arrival of a bouncing baby girl that arrived one evening last week.

The glassy ice and brilliant moonlight attracts large numbers of people, who live to glide and perform graceful gyrations on the tiny steel runners.

Mr. P.Caldwell, our genial blacksmith, has donned his leather apron again after a six weeks rest and visit with friends down the line.

Rev. Joyce, of Minocqua, holds devine services here semi-monthly. That his labors are appreciated none can doubt, by the crowded houses at afternoon and evening services.

A few slight errors in last week's write up. Chas. Tupper is assistant foreman and Frank Bisby of Los Angeleas [sic], Cal., is assistant filer. Mr. Powell of the "Woldheim" [sic] is still enjoying single blessedness. 'This condition of affairs in nowise [sic] retracts merited praise for his able management of the Forest Home.

M. E. Monsell, of Minocqua, is surveying for the company, ten miles north of this place. The magnitude of establishing correct lines where the view is unobstructed and progress unimpared [sic] is reduced to the minimun. To perform the work with mathematical precision through a jungle of tangled pines and underbrush is quite another matter, and furnishes proof why so many lines of government surveys are incorrect. M. E. is so persistently exact that his work stands the test as has been proven in a number of cases.

Venison and eggs are two articles of diet that seem to be on the retired list at our market. If other localities are blessed with as poor a lot of hunters as this, the game law might as well be repealed. The woods are full of fat bucks, and fireside hunters thick as fleas on a tramp's dog, still the venison famine continueth. The egg question can be easily answered. A cute Yankee down east has invented a substitute for the industrious egg producer that fills the bill to perfection. A mixture compound of egg material is placed inside a rubber hen, all you have to do is to pull the trigger, and there you have 'em hard or soft shelled, in quanity and quality to suit the most exacting. If the present scarcity of this delectable epicurean tid bit is to continue, we advise our genial storekeeper to secure a half dozen of these useful, though base inventions of the animated variety, and give us eggs.

Star Lake, Wis., Dec. 2, 1895.

The mill started the night run last Monday.

The sick Breezes are all improving. No new cases on the string.

S. A. Walker, deputy head council organized a camp of Modern Woodmen at this place last week.

Frank Bisby visited with relatives and friends at Hazelhurst, Saturday and Sunday, returning to his post of duty Monday.

The ball at the hotel last Saturday evening was a grand success. Twenty-five couples taking part in the pleasure of the merry dance.

“The Beautiful” has spoiled the fun on ice for the young people and coasting has taken its place. When the tobbogan slide that is talked of so strongly is built the fun fast and furious will begin in earnest.

The Thanksgiving social at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Tupper was a very pleasant affair. The friends of this esteemable couple to the number of thirty attending on invitation and enjoyed themselves in a satisfactory manner long to be remembered. SPRAYER.