Prominent Men and Women of Mower County - William Stanley


Capt. Wm Stanley.

Captain Wim. Stanley was born in New York city, June 5, 1831. While he was an infant his parents moved to Albany, but returned to New York when he was 14 years old. He received a common school education, and in 1849 embarked as a sailor before the mast, on the Greenland whaler "McClelland," of New London, Conn. This voyage occupied from February until October, and he continued to follow the sea until 1855, visiting the East Indies, Africa, Australia, China, South America and California in its early day.

Prominent Men and Women of Mower County - Miles Trowbridge


Miles M. Trowbridge.

Miles M. Trowbridge was born in Dover, Racine county, Wisconsin, May 22d, 1843. He was the oldest child of S. H. and Diana Trowbridge. His father, S. H. Trowbridge was descended from Thomas Trowbridge, who emigrated from Taunton. England, about 1634 to Dorchester, Mass., and when the New Haven colony was formed removed in 1638 or 9 and became one of the earliest settlers of that colony.

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


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.

Lovell and Sullivan brick manufactuers in Lyle

--Arthur Lovell and Con Sullivan, of this city, have formed a partnership for the manufacture of brick at Lyle village. They will also contract for buildings. They have one of the latest and best presses, made by J. W. Penfield & Sons of Willowby, Ohio, with a capacity of 30,000 a day. They have contracts for buildings in Lyle that will take 400,000 brick. They are putting together their machinery this week and expect to go to work tomorrow. Mr. Lovell will live in Lyle during the summer with his family.

Lyle column: rebuilding after fire, new bank


The C., St. P. & K. C. Co. have commenced building a new depot.

J. K. Clark has completed his new residence and taken possession.

A. O. Myhre and wife have gone to Emmett county, Iowa, for two weeks visit.

P. K. Everson went to Chicago last Thursday, where he will buy a new stock of wagons.

Lund & Lindland occupy a part of Peter Hanson's harness shop with what remains of their

A new bank is among the many improvements being added to Lyle. A. H. Anderson is to be
our banker.

Knights of Pythias to rebuild after fire

Among the sufferers by the Lyle fire was the lodge of Knights of Pythias who lost all their furnishings recently
purchased and amounting to about $400. The lodge has just received notice from Grand Chancellor L. P. Hunt
that he will see that these furnishings are replaced without expense to the lodge. This is indeed a noble act of
the brotherhood. The Lyle lodge is negotiating with the Austin Building and Loan Association to enable them to
put up a fine hall and lodge room. This will be a permanent benefit.

Lyle column: Peterson millinery, otranto mills destryoyed


Charles Peachey is building an addition to his house.

Farmers are making general preparations for the sowing time.

R. M. Boyd traded horses the other day. Consideration, a black calf.

Mrs. Evan Watkins, who has been quite sick, is improving.

J. H. Goslee's sister and her daughter, of Connecticut, arrived here last
Saturday. They will spend the summer with Mr. G.

Rev. Joseph S. Rounce closing up active pastoral work

Rev. Jospeh S. Rounce, one of the veteran, clerygmen of Minnesota, contemplates closing up his active pastoral
work next Sunday. He is now in charge of the Congregational church at Rose Creek, where he has been settled
since 1885, and of the new church in Lyle.

Rev. Rounce was born in London, England, in 1815. He was the second pastor of the Congregational church in
Northfield in the early days of Carleton college; was pastor for several years at Brownsdale. He will build and
reside at Rose Creek.

Near fire, fear someday you will read "Lyle in Ashes."

We came near having a fire Saturday morning. In some manner a fire started on the south side of Mrs. Nie's building under the siding but was subdued before doing any series damage. We fear that before long you will be furnished with an item headed "Lyle in Ashes." At the time of the high wind last week several chimneys burned out.

Here let me give a hint of something that most of the people know, but some do not. When you know that the chimney is on fire throw a quantity of salt on the fire in the stove and it will extinguish the fire in the chimney. Don't you forget it.

Lyle column: diptheria, new business


The last case of diphtheria has recovered, and we are again free from the dreadful disease.

Peter Hansen is nursing a boil on his right hand. Not a very big thing, but requires a lot of

A good bank is an institution that would receive a hearty welcome and a liberal support in

We hear Lyle is to have a new meat market, with P. C. West, of Otranto, and Chet Wilder

Miss Agnes Burke, our popular post-mistress visited Austin lately and attended the Nevada

Lyle column: opera house rented, deaths


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

Lyle column: jail caught fire, new street gutters in


Miss Jennie White went to Austin Saturday.

Hon. A. F. Norden will speak at Lyle tonight.

Our streets are a vast improvement with the new gutters in.

H. O. Durkee, the life insurance man, was in town several days this week.

J. O. Myhre returned from Chicago last week. Made quite an extended trip.

Mrs. Schuyler and Mrs. Van Camp went to Osage, Ia., Saturday for a visit with friends.

E.H. Donaldson has been busy this week fixing up his house and preparing for winter.

Lyle column: A. O. Myhre returning to Lyle


The teachers of Lyle wise to thank the patrons of the school and the many out-siders who have so generously contributed funds for a school library.

P. K. Everson returned home from Dakota Saturday noon.

J. A. Mills and Geo. Webber, of Austin, were in Lyle Saturday.

Espen P. Groth is the happy father of a bouncing boy, now over a week old.

Mrs. Tenary, who has been quite ill for some weeks, is improving in health.

Remember that Hon. A. F. Norden will speak at Lyle next Wednesday, Oct. 31.

Lyle column: Hildebrand purchase, fire scare


Holner Knuston, who has been under the doctor's care for about one year, is apparently improving.

Mr. and Mrs. Cause buried their little daughter Grace last week. Her sickness was protracted and
painful. Many friends and neighbors sympathize with them.

The lock-up has been moved to the park, near the council building and a new building erected for
storing the patent four-horse road scraper. We would give our opinion of the utility of that scraper,
but as it might offend some one we withhold it.

Lyle moral aspects

A few words in regard to the moral aspect of our town. Our sensitive natures are frequently aroused by the insinuations and slurs about Lyle, from those who know nothing of us excepting what they have heard from others. You might think form their insinuations that as a class we were not far advanced from the cow boy; that we carried side arms and were ready for any lawless act at any time. For the information of your readers allow me to say that we have quite a number of good people here, and they are not all of one nationality either.

Lyle column: Myhre store completed, creamery coming, Humel leaving


Cold, damp and muddy.

Dr. T. S. Rounce is again with us, and it makes more than one soul happy.

Miss Verhus, of Albia, is the new night operator at the M. & N. W. depot.

Swen Carlson, of Brookings, Dakota, was the guest of Stanley's last week.

J. S. Sohuyler has returned from his trip east. He reports a splendid time.

Glen Jones left for LeRoy, where he is in the employ of the C., M. & St. Paul R. R.

Miss Annie Chandler, of Cedar City, was the guest of Miss Carrie Carter last week.

Lyle column: organizing fire company, 2 new millinery stores


Miss Sarah Keenan, our popular postmistress, spent the Sabbath with friends and relatives at Mason City, Iowa.

Miss Frances Kirby returned to her home at Rose Creek, Monday.

Two new millinery stores are about to be started on Grove street.

A splendid time was had at the St. Patrick's ball here.

Lyle is about to organize a fire company. It is something we are in great need of and we hope our citizens will
appreciate this move.

Lyle column


Miss Clara Edwards departed from Austin, Thursday to the great sorrow of her Lyle friends.

Mr. Alex Sweningsen of Austin, formerly with J. T. Humel & Co., of this city, showed his genial
face amongst us for a short while, Saturday.

Miss Ella Kirby left Saturday, for her home at Rose Creek, after a pleasant visit with friends here.

Our popular blacksmith is evidently considering whether he would do well to apply for the position
of Assistant Post Master No. [illegible:?] at Lyle, Minn.