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The Villisca Review, Villisca, Iowa, February 19, 1926


North Page
  Mrs. Trace Pershing met with an accident last week which might have caused her the loss of her eyesight, when she accidentally splattered a solution of concentrated lye in her eyes. As it is, she is suffering great pain.

Carl Bergvall shipped three car loads of fat steers to the St. Joseph market Thursday.

We are informed that Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Schantz have been the parents of a baby girl since last week.

The Friendship club of which Mrs. Joe English is a prominent member surprised the English family Thursday night when they stormed the home and took possession, having a farewell party for them. The usual program was carried out and the club presented the Mrs. with a set of silver with which to eat food. Mrs. English responded to the presentation speech in a few well chosen words of thanks, while Joe stood by and wept copiously. It was an enjoyable affair, although the club was sad in contemplation of the separation soon to take place.

Mrs. Eddie Johnson went from here as a delegate to the short course in Ames and is now visiting relatives in Chicago.

Guss Dunn has leased the English farm and will be among our new neighbors March 1.

The North Page Butcher club meets Thursday evening of this week.

Win Railsback is quarantined for small pox. He has been suffering from the ravages of the disease for over a week. It was a serious case but he is on the mend and it is thought he will soon recover.

The home of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Moore was honored last Friday evening by the presence of the North Page Ladies' Birthday club and their families to the extent of about 50. The meeting was a surprise to the ladies. After refreshments were served the crowd intermingled in a session of social enjoyment.


   The funeral of Mrs. Isaac Figgins, mention of whose death Wednesday of last week at her home near Sciola was made in last week's Review, was held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the Christian church in Morton Mills, with Rev. Geo. A Lawton of Villisca in charge of the services, assisted by Rev. Nolan of Morton Mills. The pallbearers were T. T. Thompson, F. M. Bates, J. D. Rhamy, R. T. Williams, C. C. Anderson and Oliver Brennon, and the singing was by Mrs. Arthur Talbot, Mrs. Scott Wilson, C. C. Anderson and Oscar Focht. Interment was in the cemetery near Morton Mills.
   Elizabeth Eldora McCleary was born Dec. 31, 1850, in Wapello county, Iowa and was 75 years old at her death. At the age of 6 years she came with her parents to Montgomery county, and her home has been here since that time. During the last forty years she resided on the farm where she died.
   She was married to Isaac Figgins on Dec. 19, 1867, and to this union three children were born. They are Mrs. Emma Maybon, Sciola; William E. Figgins, Shepherd, Mont; and Albert Figgins who has been making his home with his mother since the death of the father and husband. Feb. 2, 1918. Besides her children, Mrs. Mary Ackerman of Griswold, a half brother, Ben McCleary of Oklahoma, five grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

A social event of no small moment took place Friday evening when the residents of North Page were invited to the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Moore. The affair was in the nature of a surprise to the members of the Birthday club who gave expressions of wonderment on being asked to accompany their husbands to a beef club meeting an explanation employed by some of the men to induce their wives to join with them...

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For Sale -- About 1500 feet of seasoned oak, hickory and ash wagon doubletrees., 2x4 and 2x6 up to 8 feet axels and bolsters, delivered in Villisca at one-half what your dealer charges. Scott Findley
For Sale-- Five room residence with one and a half lot , 90x120 feet corner location, southeast part, Villisca. Electric lights good well and barn. Oscar Sandler, phone 1 on 23.
For Sale--Charter Oak wagon, Rock Island riding cultivator, John Deere walking cultivator, 25 gallons crud oil, one pair of geese and three ducks, Elmer Jack.
For Sale--Artificial flowers, waxed or unwaxed, various varieties. Also fill orders for Decoration day. Mrs. D. J. Shepherd, phone 4 on 137.
For Sale--Several bushels of 1925 corn, good for seed, $2 a bushel s???ed from crib. J. P. Larson, southeast of Villisca.
For Sale--No. 1 milk cow, two dozen pure bred Light Brahma hens and a few choice cockerels. W. C. Darnel.
For Sale--Limited quantity of barley, suitable for seed, free from oat another grain. Frank Pierson.
For Sale--Nearly new 5x12 Axmilster rug, also Mandt wagon. Charles Reynolds, Mutual phone 16 on 26.
For Sale--Three dozen R. I. Red pullets and four cockerels, also three Touluse geese. Mrs. T. M. Scott.

~ submitted by Bill Smith