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.

Railway Resume

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...The most important piece of work completed was the building of the Minnesota & Northwestern road from St. Paul to a connection with the Illinois Central at Lyle and the building of a line from Lyle to Manly Junction, to a connection with the Central Iowa, making direct lines to Chicago, St. Louis and Kansas City, and giving the *Illinois Central and Central Iowa lines direct connection with St. Paul from all southern points....

P. O. Will Close



On account of Change in Routes the
Hustad Post Office Will be
Closed September 30

Notice has been received from the postal department that the Hustad post office will be discontinued after September 30th and that everything pertaining to the office will be turned over the Lyle office.

Schumacher & Dahl latest addition to hardware firms


Schumacher & Dahl is the latest addition to the hardware firms in town. Mr. Schumacher being unable to dispose of the bankrupt stock in a lump decided to buy some new goods and continue permanently in the business. He has taken in H. G. Dahl as a partner. They have rented the P. K. Everson building just moved up from Mona, and start out with fair prospects of getting a share of the business.

Dr. Lee Completes Over 50 Years As Dentist In Lyle

Dr. Lee Completes
Over 50 Years As
Dentist In Lyle

Recently, we had the privilege of interviewing Dr. Andrew A. Lee, veteran dentist of Lyle. When we arrived for the interview, Dr. Lee was busy enjoying one of his favorite pastimes, reading. We proceeded to visit him before some patient might arrive to ask relief from toothaches. This is what we learned: