Lyle column: Stanley portraits, new bank, Willie Wheeler death

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Wednesday, July 22, 1891
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Curtiss Bisbee, of Nevada, has been very sick with inflammation of the bowels.

Capt. Stanley is building an addition to his house, digging a new well and putting
in a new cistern. The addition will be larger than the original and will make him a
fine residence when completed. Milt Bowers, of Austin, is doing the carpenter work.

Ed. Stanley is doing a rushing insurance business these days. Everybody wants insurance
since the fire.

Mrs. Belle Carlson, who has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Captain Stanley, returned
to her home last Monday, after a six weeks visit. She has ere this been agreeably surprised by
receiving a set of those elegant crayon portraits of her parents.

W. R., Breitengros, lately an assistant in Austin, has been appointed agent of the Kansas City
road in this place, vice F. K. Baird.

Capt. William Stanley has just received nine fine crayon portraits. They come in sets of three, one
of Mrs. Stanley and one representing Mr. Stanley as a military man and the other as a private citizen.
He has presented a set to each of his three children. They are fine portraits and were secured through
Evans & Conray, our photographers.

The Everson & Anderson block, a part of which is to be used as a bank building, will be a fine structure.
Lyle will have as fine a banking establishment as there is in the county. A. H. Anderson will be the president
and his son Oliver will be cashier. The young man has gone to Wahoo, Neb., not to learn the short route to
Canada, but to take practical lessons and fit himself for the banking business.

A. O. Myhre and brother, of Lyle, Minn., are in town. A. O. is the gentleman who was recently here and purchased
the Ballard building, in which he will put a general stock next month. Being in attendance at the Knight Templar
Conclave at Spirit Lake, ran down to visit his old stamping grounds before returning home.- Stewartville Vindicator.

Henry Peterson has bought the Gunder Halverson lot, known as the old post office stand. Consideration, $300.

Independent school district No. 90 is fitting up the school building for the fall term of school. It is being replastered
and painted all through. Miss Kate VanCamp will teach the higher grade and Miss Annie Vail has been employed for
the primary department.

New buildings are going up fast as men and material can be had to put them up.

The Kansas City depot is now completed and is a great improvement over the old one.

The new Milwaukee depot is being crowded as fast as possible. It is being built under the supervision of W. K. Hunkins,
and will be as fine as a depot a there is on the division. The building is 24x80 with 16 foot posts. There will be two waiting
rooms, 23x14 feet each, and an office 23x12. The platforms are large and roomy. It will be ready to occupy in about two weeks,
and then Agent Wenham will be prouder than an peacock.

Miss Ida Lund has returned from Sioux Falls, where she has been attending school for the past year.

Hello! papa!! Born, to Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Schuyler, on Wednesday, July 15, a baby girl. John sets up the cigars with the
greatest of satisfaction.

John J. Lindland has returned from his western trip, and says that Lyle is the best place after all in the way of crops and

Stanley has just received the largest and best stock of wall paper ever brought to Lyle. Call and examine the new styles.

J. H. Sherman has improved his property by painting and papering. A new cistern is also a late improvement.

Oliver Myhre has returned home.

James Curran has purchased a horse and buggy.

Mrs. C. F. Wenham is visiting relatives at Columbus and Fort Atkinson, Wis.

Rev. Giberson, in a recent sermon, spoke in flattering terms of Free Masonry.

The death and burial of William Wheeler at Lyle, on Tuesday of last week, was mentioned in your last issue. He was
buried with Masonic honors. The day was fine and the ceremonies perfect and impressive. There was the largest
attendance ever gathered on such an occasion at Lyle. At a regular communication of Alma Lodge, held July 14,
1891, the following resolutions of condolence were adopted and ordered to be spread on the records of the lodge;
also published in county papers, and a copy presented to relatives:

Whereas, Our Supreme Grand Master has seen fit in His wisdom to remove from our midst our esteemed and worthy
brother, William Wheeler, be it

Resolved, That we lament his untimely death, and extend to his sorrowing relatives and friends our heartfelt sympathy
in this their sudden bereavement.

Bros. C. F. WENDHAM,