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Subject: Missing Boys Cause Scare-Star Lake-1923
Date: 12 Nov 2004 18:03:13 -0700
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Watertown Daily Times newspaper, dated 6 Aug. 1923
Star Lake- The village of Star Lake was in an uproar late Saturday afternoon and during the early evening. The entire community was out on the lake in skiffs, motor boats and all kinds of crafts, and well might they be, for two of the boys of the community were missing.
James Foley, 7, the son of Charles Foley, of the Foley hotel and Tony Concharlie, 5, the son of Tony, the village barber had disappeared about 4 in the afternoon and were last seen out on the lake in a skiff which they had borrowed.
At first nothing was thought of the absence of the boys, but a 5, when they had not returned the parents began to worry and started in search of them. Being unable to locate the boys after a casual search, the parents, who were becoming extremely anxious, returned to the village and organized a search party. Everyone who was able, turned out and the lake was thoroughly searched from one end to the other without a trace of the missing lads. The search was becoming frantic and the thought that the boys had been drowned was growing upon the parents, as darkness settled over the lake.
It was about 9 in the evening, when one of the searchers gave a shout, and the crowd quickly assembled near the hotel, where the boys had been discovered, hiding in a secluded spot, just a few yards from the hotel. The boys had gone out for a short boat ride and had then returned and, for a joke on their parents, had decided to hide.
It was difficult for the parents to decide, after the first joy was over at finding the children, whether to kill the fatted calf for the prodigal sons or apply the rod.