Iowa Old Press
The Democratic Union
Keosauqua, Van Buren, Iowa
May 7, 1853
SOAP- It seems very desirable that every housekeeper should have a proper receipt for making soap. Home made soap is doubly economical, and much more efficient than the manufacturers'. Let the cook save all the bits of fat and grease and once a week put it in an iron pot or frying pan, try it out and strain it through the colander into a pail. It lessens trouble to weigh the pail before you put any fat in it, and chalk its weight on its side.- When the pail is full weigh it and for every pound of grease allow one pound of good potash, and eight pounds of each to one barrel. Be sure your barrel will not leak; it is best to try it with water the day before.- Crack your potash into small pieces, put it in an iron pot full of water, let it simmer till it is all melted; then put the grease in another pot, and let it get boiling hot. Put a teakettle full of boiling water into the barrel and with a large dipper put in the grease and lye, first a dipper of one and then of the other, and so on, till it is all in; fill the barrel up with cold water, stir it all well together, and your soap is made; whole business will take half an hour. You can use it as soon as it is cold; but it is best after standing some months. It will usually become a thick jelly while you are putting it together; if it does not, set it in some out kitchen, stir it occasionally, and in a week or ten days it will become right.-- Mrs. Whittlesey's Magazine.
MARRIED- On the 5th inst., by
Rev. M.H. Hare, Mr. JOSEPH GOODRICH to Miss LYDIA L. EDGERTON, all of
Accompanying the above was as nice a specimen of cake as it has been our good fortune to encounter for many a day. The newly married couple have our best wishes.
On the 5th inst. by Lorenzo D. Morris, Esq., Mr. JEFFERSON BEER to DEBORAH GRIFFITH all of this vicinity.
On the evening of the 3d inst., by Judge Mayne, Mr. SMITH BAYLES to Miss SARAH MENDENHALL>
DIED- On the 3d inst., of
Scarlet fever, SAMUEL, youngest son of Wm. and Sarah Ann Steele, aged 2 years 6
months and 21 days.
Rev. J.M. WESTFALL, Universalist, will preach at the School House in Bloomfield on Monday the 16th May, at an early candle lighting.
May 7th, 1852.
The State Medical Society
Will hold its annual meeting at the city of Davenport on the second Wednesday (8th) of June next, at 10 o'clock, A.M. to continue in session two days. It is hoped that the several committees will be prepared to report upon the subject assigned to them. The members of the profession in the state are invited to be present, join the organization and participate in the proceedings.
S.L. Craig, M.D.
May 7, 1853
P.S. An arrangement is about to be made with a steamer which will take all the physicians from Keokuk and thence all along the river at the different towns below Davenport.
Look here ye brave men of the Iowa State
And learn what is to your interest I have to relate,
For I wish to inform you that I build mills at the call,
That will run by steam and by water with very little fall.
I am now stopping at Keosauqua-a very good place-
For you that are building mills to consult your noble case,
So give me a call and I will convince you outright,
I can build you a mill where your experiences will be right.
For your interests, dear sires, I give you this call,
So whether you heed it or care nothing at all,
There is on thing of a truth which I am bold to relate,
I have built two of the best steam saw-mills that's running in the State.
I will furnish and engine which shall be very good,
For a saw-mill it will use saw dust and not any wood;
So I trust on reading this you will not long stay away,
While opportunity presents itself and you easily may.
I am now tending the steam grist mill which is in this place,
Where we make the best flour that's made in the State;
We also buy wheat and well the flour goods
We'll grind up your grist for you in the right kind of mood.
Feb. 12, 1853
The Wonderful cures performed by J.L. Curtis' Mamaluke Liniment has established it as the most reliable medicine of the day. It has gained so much confidence in every store and place where it has been sold, that the merchants who have been in the habit of keeping it might just as well be without coffee as Mamaluke Liniment, so generally is it used.
The proprietor is daily in receipt of letters and certificates from all parts of the country, extolling the merits for the great benefit they have received from its use.- No medicine has ever been offered to the public that will perform so great cures in so short a time as this. It is confidently recommended as being a certain cure for the following diseases, as a single trial will convince the most skeptical:
Burns, cramps, pains in the joints, sore throat, frosted feet, rheumatism, erysipelas, spinal complaints, lumbago, old sores, cuts, bruises, swellings, strains, pain in the back or side, headache, cutaneous affections, ague cake, bites of insects or reptiles, mange, salt rheum, cholera morbus and cholera.
None genuine unless J.L. Curtis' name is blown in the bottles and the rappers signed J.L. Curtis, sole manufacturer, Keokuk, Iowa. Price. 25.
J.L. Curtis, Main street, Keokuk, Iowa, sole manufacturer.
TO ALL CONCERNED.
Persons knowing themselves to be indebted to H. & S.M. Mills for advertising, jobwork, or subscription for the "Democratic Union," will confer a favor by calling on the undersigned at Mr. Shepherds Tavern in Keosauqua, and settle, as my health continued so poor as to be unable to call on each respectively. Hope this call may be immediately responded to.
Apr 23, 1853
A Physician graduated in Germany and France, has located himself permanently in Keosauqua, and offers his professional services to the public in all the branches of practical medicine, more especially in chronic and inveterate diseases.
He has devoted special attention to the diseases of the eye and ears.
He hopes that his scientific acquirements in the best Universities of Europe in connexion with his experience of many years, will enable him to give entire satisfaction to those who may see proper to call on him.
Residence at the Purdom House.
Dr. J.D. ELBERT,
Dr. C.H. OBER.
Keosauqua, May 7th, 1863
Dr. T.K. WOOSTER,
Having permanently located in Winchester, in Van Buren county, Iowa, offers his services to the surrounding community as a Physician and Surgeon. Calls from a distance will receive prompt attention.
JOSEPH C. KNAPP CHARLES C. NOURSE.
NAPP & NOURSE
Attorneys at Law,
Practice in the counties of Van Buren, Davis, Wapello, Mahaska, Keokuk and Jefferson.
ATORNEY AT LAW
AND NOTARY PUBLIC.
Keosauqua, Van Buren County, Iowa.
Collections and all business entrusted to him will be promptly tended to.
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