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15
Mar

Of Interest to Women

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The Fort Dodge Messenger: March 15, 1907

Of Interest to Women

Th (sic) old time lisle and cotton gloves will be worn this summer. they will be made up into four, twelve or sixteen button lengths, though the long ones will undoubtedly be the best sellers.

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Buttons will be used more than ever as trimming for the spring gowns, especially the big velvet covered ones. For outside coats, bone ones will be used entirely.

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All the mustard shades will be seen this spring, onion tones will again have a run of popularity and the soft yellows will be decidedly the newest of the lighter pastel shades.

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Shepherd plaids an inch or three-quarters in size in shades of brown and tan, or several of the new hydranega (sic) blues blended into each other will be worn for the most fashionable shirt waist suits.

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Some of the new parasols are finished  wtih (sic) wide edge of fringe either the knotted silk strands or the single threads. Of course must (sic) of these fringes are of the same color as the parasol itself.

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Quaint leghorn hats of coarse weave with drooping brims, flower crowns and ribbons bows falling over the hair are very good this season. They take one back to old time gardens, sun dials and soft summer afternoons of which we love to read.

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All shades of pink are to be very popular this year, but the soft delicate shades will be the favorites. Most of them are made up with quantities of handsome white lace.

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15
Mar

Cars by the Carload

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The Fort Dodge Messenger: March 15, 1907

Cars by the Carload

Local Garages are Making Extensive Preparations for the Automobile Season.

With a continuance of the present springy weather the automobile season in the city will open up within a very few weeks. Already preparations on an extensive scale have been made by local garages. Three carloads of touring cars were received Wednesday by the Fort Dodge Automobile company, and two more are now on the road from the factories, and are expected in the city in a day or tow. They are Pope-Hartfords, Buicks and Cadallacs (sic). Two of these cars were already sold, one of them going to W.L. Meagher at Moose Jaw, Sask., Canada, the other to Benjamin Feltz of Wesley, Iowa.

In one of the carloads received on Wednesday was  a 40 horse power Pop-hartford touring car for Mr. Chas. Heath. It was a 1907 modela nd was selected by Mr. heath while in Chicago during the automobile show a few weeks ago. It weighs twenty-three hundred pounds, is painted a French gray wtih black trimmings, and is equipped with the newest improvements over last year’s cars.

Among other things it is fitted with a spedometer (sic) by which the season, up to ten thousand miles, as well as the trip mileage, is recorded. The spedometer also records the speed of the machine when on a run.

On the rear of the car is a steel platform, fitted up with adjustable straps, that hold a water proof leather trunk to be used for personal effects on tours.

The car is by far the finest owned in the city, and, perhaps, in northern Iowa.