Lyle is a village of no mean pretensions

A recent visit to Lyle convinces us that it is a village of no mean pretensions. Aside from the fact that it has a municipal organization and a local government of its own, there is much in the character of its business and in the intelligence of its people to convey the ida that it has a substantial foundation for business property. Nearly every department of ordinary-unless it be that of saloon-keeping-seems to be overdone.

Bassett, Huntting & Co. to build elevator in Lyle

Major Van Valkenburg, formerly an esteemed citizen but now of La Crosse, made us a call this morning. From him we learned that the firm of Bassett, Huntting & Col, and Van Valkenburg, are already building an elevator at Van Station, four miles south of this city, --that they have the material for another on the ground at Lyle, and that a third one will be built here as soon as suitable grounds for the location can be obtained.

Over 1,000 people gather in Lyle


LYLE, June 21st, 1871.
Editor Mower County Register:

Herewith I send you the first edition of Lyle items for that splendid Potter Power Press:

Have had just enough rain in this vicinity, and crops look splendidly. Business in town is lively. Our gentlemanly station agent manages railroad matters correctly and with "large order," compels even his mountains of freight to assume forms of beauty.

Illinois Central Railway Time-Table

Illinois Central Railway.

Dubuque, daily, at 7:30 P. M. and 7:15 A. M.
Waterloo, 1:05 A. M. 12:45 P. M.
ex. Mondays, ex. Sundays.
Charles City, 4:25 A. M. 4:30 P. M.
Osage, 5:40 A. M. 6.:00 P. M.
West Mitchell, 5:54 A. M. 6:20 P. M.
St. Ansgar, 6:17 A. M. 6:45 P. M.
Arrive at Mona, 6:45 A. M. 7:15 P. M.
" " Lyle, 12:00 M.
" " AUSTIN, 12:45 P. M.


Milwaukee & St. Paul R. R. Time Table.

Mil. & St. Paul R. R. Time Table.



[illegible: ?]55 p.m., 4:55 a.m. Lansing, 12:51 p.m., 11:25 p.m.
2:45 p.m., 4:40 a.m. Ramsey, 1:01 p.m., 11:49 p.m.
2:30 p.m., 4:25 a.m. Austin, 1:10 p.m., 11:55 p.m.
2:10 p.m. R Creek. 1:37 p.m.
1:55 p.m. Adams, 1:55 p.m.
1:41 p.m. Belleview. 2:09 p.m.
1:25 p.m. LeRoy. 2:25 p.m.


Preacher at Lyle Station

FROM MINNEREKA.-- By private letter from Minnereka, we learn that Rev. A. G. Ruliffson, of Minneapolis, will preach in the Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad depot at Lyle station, next Sunday, the 24th inst., at 10 o'clock, a.m., also that showers are nightly descending, man and beast rejoicing, potato bus flying, corn strutting, wheat filling, farmers hoping, railroads extending, and real estate advancing.

Our new city of Lyle is still excited and lively as ever

A short note from wide-awake Potter, dated Minnereka, June 6th, gives us the following items:

"Our new city of Lyle is still excited, and lively as ever, and Mona, one mile south, is not much behind.

"Wheat pours in in a continuous stream, cutting up our nice smooth roads terribly.

"Rev. H. I. Parker has consented to preach to us two weeks from yesterday, at 3 o'clock p.m., in the Ill. Central R. R. Depot, one mile south of 'Lyle City.'"

Trio of Norwegians laden with rye

Last Wednesday afternoon there was a trio of Norwegians who were heavily laden with old rye, their condition showing a personal fullness that was amusing as well as disgusting, to say nothing of their "jugs." demijohns and traveling satchels that were stowed away in their wagon. They had evidently painted the town of Lyle red, having no desire to com in contact with the Mitchells they veered to the east and took a circuitous route through the woods for the old Britts mill-site.

Lyle has become a railroad center

Christmas is at hand and Mona is coming to the front, and a good old fashioned Christmas entertainment is already being worked up. Everybody is invited. The question whether Mona shall have a church built in the spring or not is being agitated. The outlook is favorable. We also have the promise of a woolen mill in the spring. We sincerely hope the promise will be kept. Come on somebody with a foundry and machine shops.

Mona advantages over Lyle

When it was ascertained for a certainty that the division of the M. & N. W. railroad would be located at Lyle, our courage for Mona fell a degree or two, but looking over the subject candidly, and watching the movement of business in both places, we have come to the conclusion that there is no cause for a panic. Our courage has not only got back up to the sticking point, but has gone up about five degrees. The great drawback to Lyle is their numerous saloons and their free whiskey.

Dubuque & Northwestern railroad through Lyle nearly complete

-- Work upon the Dubuque & Northwestern to extend from Dubuque to a connection with the Minnesota & Northwestern at Lyle is progressing satisfactorily. So far about eight miles northwest from Dubuque have been graded. This will be ironed before the winter sets in, and work will very probably then be stopped until spring. In the meantime righto f way will be secured, and all necessary surveys made. Work will be resumed in the spring so soon as the frost is out of the ground and the road pushed forward as rapidly as possible.