Mona is waking up from its long sleep

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Thursday, July 9, 1885
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Mona is waking up from its long sleep. She begins to feel the inspiring influence of the new railroad connection. Mr. J. P. Farley, Esq., is an extensive landholder in this vicinity. He says the M. & N. W. will locate their principal buildings there, and he has offered to build them, at his own expense. This offer he thinks they will accept.

Mr. Hubbard of this city has opened business there, and his hopes of success are flattering. He is already crowded with business.

Andrew Jackson Turner and Son have pitched their tent in Mona. They have a fine stock of furniture and prospects are very satisfactory. We hope success may attend their efforts. The two hotels begin to feel the inflowing of new life blood into their palsied hotel life. Our old friend, John Penney presided with quiet dignity over the one on the west side of the track, and Mrs. E. M. Wheeler on the east side. They will soon both be crowded and to their full capacity. Mrs. Wheeler contemplates enlarging her house very soon. She is an old resident of Mona and highly respected for her fine social qualities. She is energetic and a good manager. May success attend her.

Crops are looking well, wheat never looked better, corn is a little backward, caused by too cool nights.

The Fourth is to be celebrated in Lyle. The M & N W R. R. is to form a junction with the I C R. R. on that day. It was expected six hundred employees of the road would spend the day in Lyle and help celebrate the event. The business men of that highly favored city were fearful they would have too much of a celebration, and the mayor ordered all saloons closed on that day.