Lyle column


Miss Ella Kirby, an accomplished young lady Rose Creek, is visiting with Mrs. Hickok.

Miss Watt was canvassing our town the other day with good success.

Our city is crowded with lawyers every day, but we do not see that they accomplish much
of anything. F. Lewis will soon open a law office at Lyle, and will probably locate in the
Board of Trade building.

Hans C. Anderson left for an extended trip west. He will visit all principal cities in
Montana, Oregon and Washington Ter.

Lyle column


-Rev. J. D. Shannon preaches next Sunday at the school house.

-T. G. Mandt of the T. G. Mandt Mfg. Co. of Stoughton, Wis., was in town Monday.

-J. I. Taylor of Plymouth, Iowa, has stopped in Lyle with a stock of clothing for a
couple of weeks.

-I. J. Quale formerly of Mona has moved his house to Lyle and has secured
employment in the M. & N-W. R. R.

-J. P. Collins feels happy thinking that he is to become postmaster here, he
has now been in Minnesota nine months and has at last succeeded in getting
the appointment.

Minnesota & Northwestern Railroad and Connections map


Minnesota &

The only line in the Northwest running Pullman's
elegant Buffet Sleepers and Combination
Sleeping and Chair Cars.

Popular Route to Chicago and the East.


To St. Louis, Kansas City, St. Joseph, Atchison,
Leavenworth, Galveston, San Francisco
and all California points.

New Orleans and Florida,

What Lyle needs

-Saturday was a very busy day in Lyle. The streets were crowded, and all the stores were full of customers, considerable grain was marketed, and other produce. Lyle is one of the best business points in this section of the country. The one thing we lack is a flour mill. Farmers that visit Lyle think it too far to go to Austin, or to Otranto, to get their wheat ground. We are also in want of a good hardware store. A newspaper has not been established here as yet. A bank would also do very well here.

The First Train!



A New Line of 110 Miles Built
and Equipped inside of
Eleven Months.

It was about the 20th of last August when grading was first commenced upon the Minnesota & Northwestern Railroad. Last Saturday, June 27th, at 6:30 p. m., the steel rails on this railroad were laid from St. Paul into the city of Austin, as far as Water street.

Lyle is booming


-Lyle is booming.

-John O. Myhre left for Chicago Monday to purchase fall stock.

-J. Wold and L. F. Clausen of Austin, were in our city Saturday.

-Louis Olson's building on Main street, is undergoing exterior repairs.

-C. O. Wenham succeeds P. McCulley as agent at the C. M. & St. P. depot.

-If you don't believe we will have a city here come and be convinced that we will.

-Andrew I. Sondrol left for Esterville, Iowa, last Wednesday, on a business trip.

75 percent of the grading done on Iowa Central from Manly to Lyle

Fully 75 per cent of the grading work is now done, on the Iowa Central extension to Lyle, and the rest will be completed by the 1st prox. Track layers started Monday, laying north from Manly Junction. It will take about thirty days to iron the extension. The entire twenty miles will be in thorough running order by Dec. 1, on which date the Minnesota & Northwestern will be running through cars to St. Louis and Kansas City, over the Central Iowa and Wabash roads.

Lyle terminus of Minn. & N.-W.

Once again the iron has entered the soul of the Austin contingent. After giving a bonus, and assisting in booming the M. & N. road, that corporation has unfeelingly located its shops twelve or fourteen miles below Austin. 'Twas ever so. Albert Lea has in days gone by aspired to have railroad shops; so has Waseca, likewise Owatonna, the city of the "indignant" school. Let us all arise and sing.- Albert Lea Enterprise.

John Halvorson closing sale

Closing Sale, at Cost, of a Large
and Well-selected Stock of
General Merchandise,
at Lyle, Minn.

Having determined to quit business, I offer my entire stock of Dry Goods, Notions, Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoes, Furnishing Goods, Crockery, Glassware, &c., at cost, for cash.

This is no advertising dodge, but a bona-fide closing sale, as 1 can readily convince any one that will take the trouble to examine my goods and prices.