Lyle column: opera house rented, deaths

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Wednesday, December 19, 1888
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F. B. Wood, of Austin, was in Lyle Saturday on business.

Mrs. John Schuyler has been quite ill but is now convalescent.

Dr. Johnson, of Austin, was in Lyle Monday to attend Miss Olson.

P. Hanson's little boy, who has been ill with asthma and a bad cold, is now better.

Chas. Robert, from Sioux City, Iowa, is visiting his sister, Mrs. Peter Hanson, in this place.

M. O. Wilson's is the place to go for Christmas presents. Especially if you want a nice hanging

C. A. Madison our hardy blacksmith, was a little under the weather this week, something unusual
for C. A.

M. O. Wilson has a fine display of Christmas toys, Santa Claus will surely have to call on him for
a supply this fall.

Dr. Frazier's family, who have been visiting relatives in Arkansas the past two months, are expected
to return about January 10.

Miss Dora Olson, aged about 17 years, was buried Saturday morning, of Diphtheria. A brother and
sister were also attacked but are improving.

If you want to make your wife a nice Christmas present, and a real novelty, get one of those china
teapots at M. O. Wilson's. They make a neat present, and are filled with good tea.

It has been claimed that Mr. Hanson's children had the diphtheria. Mr. Hanson informs us they have not
had diphtheria at all, but a touch of the asthma and a cold, and are now nearly well.

The scare which Lyle had about diphtheria has about subsided. It has been a dampener on our business.
The danger is now over and people need not fear to come to town.

Alma Lodge, N. 131, A. F. & A. M., of Lyle, have elected the following officers E. L. Stanley, W. M.; W. F. Cobb,
S. W.; F. Wheeler, J. W.; O. G. Myhre, Sec.; H. D. Lade, Treas.; C. F. Wenham, S. D.; G Blumberg, J. D.; A. Johnson,

O. G. Myhre and John Schuyler have leased the Lyle Opera Hall, and are now the Opera Hall managers. The hall is well
fitted up and they are now ready to let it for dances or theaters. Terms reasonable. Will either rent to theaters or play
on percentage.

No new cases of Diphtheria and all the sick are convalescent. People from the country need not fear to come to town, as
they will not be exposed. There have been but five deaths from the disease and all others who were afflicted are well or
nearly so.

Your informant in regard to the concert seemed to get things mixed. it would be well perhaps to make some corrections.
The audience was large and proceeds accordingly so. All were disappointed from the fact that it was better by far than
anyone had reason to expect. Your informant spoke of Prof. Shortfall. It is not likely that Bert, aspires to the title of
Professor. He sang two or three duets with his sister which were very much appreciated. The Professor was a Mr. Miller,
who we are informed is an editor of one of the Marshalltown papers. He sang two or three solos, which were applauded.
The duet of Frink and Shorthill was good and amusing. They very suddenly stopped and appeared to have serious wrangle
in regard to the number of beats in a measure. Frink claimed there were six and Shorthill only four, which settled by
Shorthill producing a peak measure with four real beats in it. Your informant used a little irony in regard to the organs setting
above the key. We suppose that was his way of saying that the choir [illegible:?] on that particular anthem.