Star Lake Breezes
Minocqua Times, April 30, 1896
Original Date

Notes that 36 news houses are under construction.

  • Bookwood Historical Collection, Star Lake
  • Minocqua Public Library
  • UW Madison/Wis Hist Soc

The lakes are open.

Fish will not bite rubber angle worms.

A carload of fishworms wanted at once.

Frog orchestra every evening from early eve 'till dawn.

Dr. M. M. Harvison made a husiness trip to Minocqua Monday.

Mr. Williams, inspector of manufactures, visited the city last week.

Several carloads of new machinery is being added to the planing mill.

M. E. Monsell, of Minocqua, was up from that hustling city last Tuesday.

Fence building and root extracting occupies the time and talent of our city folks.

Every body cordially invited to attend the May part at the hall nextd Friday evening.

Art Edwards has given up his position in the mill, and will work at his trade, weilding [sic] the trowel.

Thirty six new residences are to be up up this spring, four of wihc are already in the hands of the masons.

Rev. Joyce was with us last Sunday. He preached both morning and evening to a large and attentive audience.

A waltz part at the Hall Saturday evening was something new on the calendar, but enjoyable, so those who attended say.

Alfred Kennison, who was timekeeper for the Company here, has resigned to accept a position with a Minneapolis firm, and left last week for the Flour City.

A double jointed triple expansion phonograph was on exhibition at the hall Tuesday night. Quite a goodly number parted with their shekels to hear the marvelous melody producing qualities of the wonderful metallic impersonator.

Hop Scotch, a game for the simple minded, (none barred) is one of the latest muscle producing games introduced. A sort of parallelogram circular at one end is marked off in the sand, with criss-cross marks zig zagging from side to side in the craziest kind of fashion, dividing the space into unknown geometrical quantities. Two or mor idiots, each armed with a small block of wood about as large as a paper-weight, face the diagram. One of he party tosses his or her block into the ring and, perched on one foot, bounds into the center or thereabouts and frantically pegs around half kangaroo fashion, striking the ground hard enough to jar the bustle off of a brass Goddess of Liberty. When the first is completely exhausted another takes up the one-legged dance and the fun goes on, apparently until each one has tested the endurance of their pedal extremities. To the unitiated this fantastic excercise never fails to create profound pity for the fashionable imbeciles at play. IDLER.