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* GRAY COURT NEWS *
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We are glad to report thVt the sick
are slowly improving.
Mr. and 'Mrs. Grady Holland moved
to their home In North Carfolina last
.ir. Wells, of Greenwood, spent the
week-end with his son, J. W. Wells.
Mr. Jeff Willis, of Greenville, spent
Friday and Sattirday with Mr. and
Mrs. J. W. wells.
, liss Cora Holland, of Spartanburg,
and Mr. Joel Babb and family, of
Dials, visited 'Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hol
Mrs. Smith Martin and children, and
Mrs. Dick Owings spent Wednesday
with Mrs. Florence 'League.
Mr. Gus Owings and family spent
Punday with Mr. John Owings qd
M"r. Dennis Owens, Mr. T. 'F. -Babb
and 'Miss Alice iBabb spent Sunday
)vith "Mr, 1191uaton1 13 ably and! fgniii
Mr. Archie Owings and daughtersJ
visited in Laurens Friday.
Rev. Gypsy Smith, the(' evangelist,
and Mr. Allen, his choir leader, dined
with Mlr. and irs. Bob Gray Sunday
after conducting service here.
Mr. an Mrs. Fcrti's Curry visited
Mr. an(d Mrs. Collier Curry Sunday.
Mrs. Dick OwingA hd Mlss Iiima
Dial visited Mi:. Dbck Henderson of
Miss Sue Gray, of Eden section
spent S'unday with Nirs. Helton Owens.
Mr. Towns Willis and wife attended
commencement at Spartanburg last
Mr. and Mrs. James Stoddard, of
Owings, spent Saturday night avith Mr.
and Mrs. .)ick Owings.
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* RIDDLE'S 0LD1) FIELD NI-8 *
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-Riddles Old Field, June 14.-Wed
nesday morning dit 5 o'clock the sweet
spirit of 'M.\rs. W. L. Garrett was car
ried home to rest. She had been hi
declining health for several months,
but endured her illness without a
murmur. i'1er body was laid to rest
in the Warrior Creek cemetery on the
following day. We thank her pastor,
Mr. Sexton, for those gentle, kind
words he gave for comfort at her
Mrs. W. C. llolcombe, of Easley, and
'Mrs. J. 1). Williams, of Gray 'Court,
were at the bedside of their mother,
ii's. Garrett, last week.
Mrs. Matt Howard, of Fountain Inn,
visited Mrs. lidle IHoward and child
Mis. T. Mack Wilson and sister, of
'Lake Clity, spent the week end at the
home of Mr. .1. IR. Rhodes.
Several from this community went
to Gray Court Sunday morning to hear
The Service 10lag was lifted Sunday
morning at Wurrior Creek. All the
soldiiers were present and answeredl
to the roll call exceplt two.
M\rs. Fl'dgar .\Martin, of Lau rens, has
been at the bedside of her aunt, .\rs.
10. 11. (;arrett and family visitedl
Miss IEunie .\hay i)onnan Snunday. WVe
are sorry to hear of Miss D~onnan's ill
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A mnmber or tpeople of thiis comm un
4 ty attended seivices at Gray Cou rt
Mr*. .1. C. Cleek and faiiy3 visited
Mr. a'ud Mrs. S. W. Cook Saturday
'WV. Tr. Putnam andl family. Mr . and
M~lrs. Ralph)1 Copehand, of Cl inton;, aind
\M r. J1. W. Rliddle of Woodru ff visited
MXr. and Mrs. S. 10. Riddle Sunday.
Miss Pearly .Johnson and sister, of
Cross Anchor, are visiting Mrs. W. T.X
Mr. and Mrs. awvrence C'ookc visited
Mirs. Cook's mnot her Sunday.,
Mrs. G. .L~ Woollen of Charlotte,
N. C., vislied relatives in this com
munity Iast week.
Little Mildred Grunmbles spent Sat
urday with aKthleen Riddle.
Miss Leona (Grumubles, wvho was a
studlent at WInthrop ollege 'this year.
returned hiomne several (lays ago.
H-enry Riddle, who has been sick, is
* much improvedl at this wvriting.
C'ard of Taniks
We wish to expreFss our thanks to
our relatives, friends, and neighbors,
for their kindness and sympathy at
*the death of our (lear' wife and mother,
'Mrs. Susie Nabors, and for the manly
beautiful ilowers. May the 'Lord bless
each and every one.
eGorge M. Nabors and Children.
Clinton, S. C., June 14, 1920.
Special sale snB yard wide Sea Is
land (worth 25c.) -Sale price, 19c.
. C 'Bnrns Co., at both stores.
IN NENi YORK CITY
Did Joseplh Bowno Elwell Commit ult
cide or Was le Murdered? Baff.
Now York, June 11.-Mystery deep
ened tonight in the death of Joseph
.Bowno Eiwoll, internationally known
as an authority on .whist, and owner
of a racing stable, 'ifbO was foudid un
conscious in his'West, Seventieth street
home early today with a bullet wounid
in his head., Hedied four hours later
in a hospital
The policd dmitted tonight it was
one of the Inbst baffling nysteries with
iwhich they have had to deaf' In, a
long time. 4n an effort to determitie
whether 'Mr. Dlwell twas muidered or
committed suicide his associates in
the social and club life of the city were.
closely questlonej.y the police,- wiho
declined to reveal t'he reult. of their
investigation. The mystery was in
tensifled by failure of the police to
jid !.e we-gn with whilei Mi jiWl j
had been het, % : -J'
It became ti)R)wu Ltnightt..4hat Mr.
Elwvell dined on the Ritz Cdrlton roof
Thursday night with a party of
friends %vho included Nil. and M1rs.
Kraus, irs. 'Lewlsohn's sister. There
were four others in this party. Leav
ing the hotel the party went to a
midnight theatrical performance and
about 2, o'clock this morning MNr. REl
well bade good-bye to the Lewisohns
at Broadway and Forty-second street.
They drove to their Fifth avenue
home and EIlwell strolled in the direc
tion of Eighth avenue. Nothing more
is known of his movements until his
housekeeper, Mirs. Alarie Larson,
found him in the living room of his
home at 8:30 tils morning, seated In
an arm chair facing the street win
(low. A postman delivered mail at
7:30 a. in., which the police say >was
taken by Mr. Elwell. The circum
stances indicate the shooting took
l)lace in the period that elal)sed be
tween the mail delivery and the arr
val of his houskeeper.
The police are convinced robbery
was not the motive for the crime, as
Mir. .lciwell's money and Jewelry were
found undisturbed. There were no
signs of a struggle. The housekeep
er said the doors were locked and the
windows bore no signs of having been
Mir. Eilwell Iwas alone in the four
teen-room house. llis bed had not
been touched and his evening dress
clothes had been folded and placed
on the back of a chair after he had
taken them off. Ai empty cartridge
was found on the floor. The hullet,
after passing thriough his head, im
bedded itself In the wall.
There were no )owder marks on his
. E'ward Rhodes, who had been AIr.
Elwell's chaffeur for years, told ilie
Police lmany womeni had keys to hi Is
employer's home. lie said Air. ElI
well returned from Palin Deach two
GiIrs. Lewisohn amnd Alliss Krauis w'ett
to the 10iwell home aboiut noon1, whien
inlformed of the tragedy. 'Mir. Lewis
Ohn itrr'ivedc sooni afteirward.
With the housekeeper and1( William
flaines, thie dead man's valet and ste'w
ard of the studio clubi. all were que(s..
tionedl by thle pol1ice foi' iin-eee hoi 's
The L~ewlisohn tSwere' accomptI aied by.
thielir a ttorneCy, Lyttlet1on Fox, w ho
made knowna their identities. Al r. Fox
said they knew nothing Of' Air. Ilwel's
moS vemenctIs arteri t hey partteedl ini front
or the I heater. 'lThe valet salid1 h aul
never kniown i'. IElwell to have a r'-.
vol veir itn his possessioni.
T'( IIEP[lLI(0A NS
lleeluaring A rrignment' Futis liairmn
IW'ash ingtonl, Junime 13.---P ost mast er
General fliurleson Issued a sta temtlt'
today, declaring that "'In the l Ight or
the t'rutIh" the '"ar'raignmenit of the
postal autiihorities'' by3 thle Repubilicant
ptarty platform adopted at Chictago
"falls harmtsless at t hei r feet.''
lieplying to the declaratiomn in the
pliatformtl that the presetnt admIn istran
tion (lest royed "the etieleney of the
telephone anid telegr'aph seric''le w~hecn
'ontrtoiled b~y tihe gover'nment,"' Alt'.
ihuriileson quiotesq fromi statements of
the late Thieodlore N. V'all, p'resient
of the Americatn Telephone anid Te'le
graph 'em pany, P'residient Carlton,. or
Itle Western Vinlon Telegraph Com
pany andl ether's to show that the wire
priolperi'les were suiccessfullhy adminls
teredl by the government. and~ r'etur'ned~
in good conditIon.
i. LBurleson says the Rep~ubli('an
oI'ganlzation In a tentative draft of its
(Platformn mnade a "sInister insinuta
tlon" that dluring government control
the wires were used for' purposes of
"political patr'onagc" and "po1lItieal
espilonage." ie declared that of the
four new -places cr'eated for' the wvi'e
administratlon three were filled with
Repubncans,. an d challenges the Re
i)ublican organization to prove there
'was "even an attempt at political es
This charge is not made without
a purpose, he declared, adding:
"Watch the amount of a certain
contribution to the Republican cam
paign fund and it will be disclosed
that a certain Interest, which having
failed to control or even influence a
Republican congress by slimy false
hoods, because both sides could be
heard, temporarily got in its work on
where the truth could not be heard
and appaheutly was not desired."
'~alqng up the platform's declara
tL,,ooninmending the Republican con
8i9ss ior tcreasig the pay of -postal
omployes, Mr. 'urileson says that in
stead of ad'Pttng his plan "which
Would hao 'orenitedo in an increase of
balaires of postoflice clerks and city
lettdt Corr opyriVto a maximum basis of
$2,062 yearly, And like Iigene to
those in the otI'r i(nes ot' postal ae
tivty' congreis granted "a horizontal
ierbase, which gives some an in
crease not deserved and denies tq
thousands of faithful anld tldent
employes inct'dases eOtmensurate
with their work and to which they
are faIthfully entitled."
Referring' to the statement In the
proposed first platform plank made
public at Chicago that the Republi
can congress reduced postage costs
Mr. OIurleson says the congress not
only did not make any such redue
tions, but failed to take favorable ac
tion on his recommendation that the
l)ostage on drop, or city letters be
made 010 cent instead of tuwo "after
an acknowledgement that it should r(
Execut ive Cominnt tee Ieetiig
A meeting of the County Executivo
committee of the Democratic party of
,Laurens County has been called by
C. A. Power, County Chairman, to
meet at the Court House, on Friday
evening at 3 oclock. At this meeting
the itinerary for the.County Campaign,
the assessment of candidates as well
as other business will be considered.
It is important that a full attendance
be had at this meeting as practically
all arrangements will be made for
carrying out the 'rules as prescribed
for the election to be held in August.
3ir. 1. I. Ilanna, local manager of
the Davis Realty Company, was elect
ed a (irector of the comnpany at the
annual meeting held at tie home of
flee in Greenwood last week. The re
port of the officers showed a healthy
state of affairs with prospects for the
future very bright. A. J. Davis, of
Greenwood, is presidlent of the com
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