Will Not Observe Labor Day

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The Fort Dodge Messenger: Sept. 1, 1906

Will Not Observe Labor Day

Monday will be a Quiet Day in the City – No Celebration is Planned.

Stores Will Remain Open

The Banks and Post-offices Will Keep the Customary Holiday Hours, but the Other Business Houses Will Remain Open all Day.

Labor Day will be a quiet one in the city. Outside of a few picnics, all family affairs, and a large number who are planning to take advantage of the excursion to Waterloo, the day will not be unlike the others of the week. All of the business houses will remain open until the customary hour of closing and there will be absolutely no demonstrations of a public nature inside of the city limits.

The post-office will remain open from 7:00 until 10:00 o’clock in the morning and from 5:00 until 6:00 o’clock in the evening. There will be one residence and one business mail delivery, while the carrier’s windows will be open from 5:00 until 6:00 o’clock p.m. for those caring to take advantage of the opportunity to get their mail before Tuesday morning.

The banks of the city will remain closed all day, while the barber shops will close for the dat at 11 o’clock a.m. A large number of the local barbers are going to respond to the invitation of the Waterloo barbars’ union and take part in te (sic) demonstrations there Monday.

If the weather will permit there will be a number of picnics and fishing parties on the banks of the Des Moines river in the vicinity of Fort Dodge. A number of the golf club are preparing to spend the day on the links, southeast of the city. No regular tournaments have been planned, but a number will play for records.


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