--Capt. W. Stanley, in company with his son, is running a drug store at Lyle-- the store formerly owned by Frank Jerabek. We understand Capt. has a fine store, a large stock of goods, and is doing a good business-- at all of which we rejoice. like a judicious business man, he advertises in the Transcript. Read his card.
--Capt. Stanley, of Lyle, was in town Monday. The Captain entered the regular army as a private and left it with his present rank and title. He gave an arm for our sake in the late rebellion.
Lyle joins with Mona in her first attempt to enthuse, and it is thought this combination will make a successful Fourth of July celebration.
The Masons of Lyle are building a hall and will lay the cornerstone on St. John's day, 24th inst.
Lyle, Minn., May 1, 1877.
EDITOR TRANSCRIPT:- The following is the result of the Charter election, held this day, in this Village: Mayor, D. W. Sherman, Councilman, F. Jerabek; Recorder, W. Stanley; Treasurer, Th. Irgens; Marshal, P. Knutson; Assessor, Th. Irgens.
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.
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.
List of Lands & Town Lots
Situaated in the County of Mower and State of Minnesota
Upon which the Taxes remain due and unpaid for the year 1872, except such as have been previously forfeited to the State and remain unredeemed and [illegible].
VILLAGE OF LYLE STATION.
Dr. H. T. Turner, Homeopathic Physician and Surgeon.
Will attend to calls at all hours.
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.
TRAINS GOING NORTH LEAVE
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.
TRAINS GOING SOUTH LEAVE
Mil. & St. Paul R. R. Time Table.
GOING WEST. STATIONS. GOING EAST
[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.
AUSTIN & MASON CITY DIVISION.
Teams To Work on the Grade of the Mason City & Minnesota Railway, Near Lyle.
Wages $4.00 a Day,
R. B. Langdon, Contractor
Lyle, Aug. 23d, 1870, 74
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.
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.'"
Lyle will celebrate the Fourth of July. Whether the saloon accommodations will be adequate will be the question. They now have but seven saloons, and fears are entertained that the thirsty can not be provided for. They can support another saloon better than a printing office.
-- Mrs. Wheeler of Mona, Iowa, has purchased two lots on Main street, and will move her building on same soon as possible. --(Lyle item.
-- Mr. Hubbard of Mona, Iowa, has rented the building firt door north of the St. Joseph hotel, and will run a harness shop in same. Mr. Hubbard is just the kind of a citizen we want, and we hope he will succeed here. -- (Lyle item.
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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.
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.
The new road will be completed to Manley (sic) Junction this week and we expect to see trains over the road next week. The new depot and engine house at Lyle are nearly completed.
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.
-- 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.
The [St. Ansgar] Enterprise says that republicans up this way have soured on prohibition. We think the Enterprise is mistaken. St. Ansgar republicans are not of the Lyle going sort of men.