Star Lake Breezes
Minocqua Times, May 21, 1896
Original Date

Notes the company's 20 acre garden, and new rowboats for the lodge.

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  • Minocqua Public Library
  • UW Madison/Wis Hist Soc

Mrs. D. Brown and children are visiting friends at Tomahawk.

Mrs. A. E. Williams owns the handsomest row-boat on the lakes.

Mr. and Mrs. Harris left last Friday for their future home at Ashland.

Miss Mattie Burns is visiting with her sister, who is teaching our school.

A large force of men are clearing and plowing the company's twenty acre garden.

Jupiter Pluvius gave us a correct imitation of a modern deluge the past ten days.

The Pickett Comedy Company gave a performance at the hall lasts Saturday evening to a fair sized audience.

A handsome baby girl of standard weight arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Will Ross last Friday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Yerka left on last Thursday's passenger for a visit with friends at Eagle River and Milwaukee.

Only ten more days and the wiley muskallonge [sic] and the toothsome bass will be dangling from a hundred hooks--perhaps.

Mr. and Mrs. Ely, of Pewaukee, are at the Woldheim [sic]. Mr. Ely's health is poor and he hopes to be benefited by a few months stay in this invigorating climate.

In spite of wind and weather thirty five couples attended the ball at the hall last Saturday evening. The Ladies Aid Society gave a supper at 10:30, and merit the praise extended for the quantity and excellence of the spread.

The boys are talking pretty strongly of organizing a base ball club here. New balls and mitts arrived Saturday and quite a number of the most expert are under training. If suitable grounds can be secured there is no cause why we can't have a pennant winning nine.

Bisbee Bro's new steam yacht "Fern B." was launched Sunday, May 10th. Though lacking the finishing touches, which have been added since, the trial trip proved satisfactory. Eighteen persons can be comfortably seated, and the miniature ship glides gracefully and rapidly along to the delight of its human freight.

Five new row boats for the Company arrived last Friday. The excellent fishing in the lakes, entice large numbers of pleasure seekers, and the company spare no pains to entertin their guests. Competent gides, new boats and the finest hotel service in Northern Wisconsin, ought to meet the requirement of those who visit the already noted pleasure resort, the coming season.

The infant baby boy of Mr. and Mrs. Anmusson died Saturday, May 9th. The funeral services were held at the house, after which four little girls bore the tiny casket, containing the inanimate form so dearly beloved by the sorrowing parents, to the cemetery where it was tearfully and tenderly laid to rest.

 Sleep peaceful sleep,
     The cares and strife
 That mark a lengthened life,
     Can ne'er disturb thy peaceful sleep.