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About La Grande evening observer. (La Grande, Or.) 1904-1959 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 9, 1911)
LA GRANDE. UNION COUNTY. OREGON.
r THURSDAY,- NOVEMBER 9, 1911.
WE ARE MAKING
A Sale That is a Sale
Every woman's suit in the house at ONE
HALF PRICE. Yo u pick your own suit.
We don't pick it for you. Our entire stock
is one big lot and you pay ONE HALF
PRICE. Suits $12.50 to $35.00 cost you
$6.25 to $17.50.
Come in and pick out your hat and pay us just One Half Price. This
includes any hat in the stock. Not
just ONE-HALF Price.
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' Notice. will pay all bills up to Nov. 9th, after
: Notice 18 hereby given that I have wfcich the business is entirely in the
old my saloon on Jefferson avenue new owners' hands,
to F. Drown and S. S. Greenhalgh. . I ll-9-3t . J. F. O'CONXELL.
Cjil CO s wat it cost .us to equip a
U department for CLEANING
AND BLOCKING HATS. The only
one between Portland & Boise. Let us
Make Your Old Hat New.
1113 Adams Ave
Alteration and Repairing, on
Ladies' and Gents' Garments
and Pressing of
Dainty White Aprons, Silk Hand
kerchiefs, Pillow Tops, Brown Linen
Table Runners, Crochet Mats for
E m; Olcllman 6 Co.
NORFOLK TlflAL SMACKS OF HER
Charles Merkle and Minnie Murdoch
riaced on Trial for Crimes.
Norfolk. Va., Nov. 8. In the trial or
Mrs. Minnie L. Murdock and Charles
.Merkle, whofe case came up In court
here today, developments may come
to light to show ' the case a parallel
of the celebrated case of Mrs. Dalle
Gunness, the Indiana woman found
guilty several years ago of conducting
a mudrer farm. Like thu Gunness
woman, Mrs. Murdock Is suspected of
luring men to her little farm on the
outskirts of thU city and then hturder
Ing them for their montey.
The specific charge upon which Mrs.
Murdock and her employe, Merkle, are
to be trted la. the alleged murder of
Harry Harding, sailor, whose body
was found in a shallow grave on the J
Murdock farm early last summer. The
discovery resulted from a statement
madfe by an old negro who called at
the sheriff's office and reported that
he had been asked bv Mrs. Murrtnrlt tn
Jig a grave at the farm. Deputies hur-'
ried out. and, digging In an onion bed,'
where the earth' showed .signs or re- j
cent disturbance, round at a depth of'
a foot the corpse of Harding, with Its j
head crushed In with an axe. 1
Following ner arrest Mrs. Merklo
Is said to have confessed to knowledge
of the crime. According to her state
ment, Merkle, jealous of Harding, had
murdered him. single handed. She
said she went to sleep 'while the men
were quarreling. Presently she awoke
put out her hand in the dark and on
the pillow beside her felt the wet facte
of Hsrding smashed to a pulp. At
Merkle's bidding sha said she htelped
conceal the body under the bed, and
the next night the two burled the re
mains in a shallow grave in the gar
den. m , i.
Search of the Merdock house Is Bald
to have brought to light seweral score
of letters from men with whom the
woman . had corresponded through
matrimonial agents. Two men seen
with thie woman are said to have' dis
appeared mysteriously. One, a civil
war veteran, vanished bo completely
that the thorough search made for
him by his Grand Army post failed
to find a trace eg him. - '
i Physicians of Four Slates Meet.
, Evansvllle, Ind., Nov. 8. The Ohio
Valley Medical association, whose
j membmership embraces many leading
physicians and suraeons of Ohin Tn.
diana, Illinois and Kentucky, began
its annual convention in this city to
day with a large attendance. At the
Initial session this morning "Mayor
Heilman welcomed the visitors and
Dr. W. D. Haines of. Cincinnati, pres
ident of the association, responded.
The proceedings will continue over
TO TIIR VOTPP.J
I hereby announce to the voters
2 1 rnae mat i am a candl-
date for chief of police. My work
as an official in the past Is my
j cvvuiiueuaauon and I will ap
preciate any and all support given
- 1' - i ? McLACHLEN.
hv UMMER j
i I uggestions V !
qp ArSoS18 0F A GLASS 0F COLD
nS,LI5?TSMI 0' ADD ONE-THIRD OP ANY
OF THE FOLLOWING FRUIT JUICES- LEMON
ORANGE, PINEAPPLE OR GRAPE N'
"Measure it right and mix it together
It s Good for what ails you in this kind of weather."
Shoes in the
Tans in the