The Blair Weekly Progress (Blair, Okla.), Vol. 9, No. 34, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 23, 1913 Page: 1 of 4
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BLAIR. JACKSON COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 23. 19ia
TITANIC CLAIMS BY 279
PERSONS TOTAL $5,500,000
Largest Demand Is Made by Mrs." Irene W. Harris, Who
Asks 71,000,000 for Husbands Death. Smallest damage 25c
Consolidated No. 2
NEW YORK, Jan. 16.—Stor-
ies of death, suffering and perman-
eat physical injuries; accounts of
ult ;r financial destitution and recit-
als of loss of costly gems and laces
and gowns are to be found, set for-
th in the formal phrasing of the law
in the 279 claims thus far filed
with U. S. Commissioner, Gilchriit
fo: damages due to the Titanic
The total amount asked is
Death claims constitute the lar-
ger part of this sum. Then follow
claims for loss of baggage and per-
sonal effects. Many European
countries and moSt Aates of the
Union are represented.
The largest claim is that of Mrs
Irene Wallach Harris, widow of
of Henry B. Harris, New York
theatrical manager. She asks $ I,
000,000 for his death. She also
demands $27,700 for loss of her
effects and $4,625 for his. , On a
pearl string $10,000 is claimed by
Mrs. Harris, on a set of diamond
vest buttons $350 and on a gold
cigarette case $ 100.
The smalleft claim is for $16.50
for registered mail lost by Mayer
and Muller of Germany. The
moSt coftly single article listed is a
pink diamond, on which Charlotte
Cardeza of.Germantown, Pa„ cla-
ims $20,000. The leait expen-
sive singlejtem is an eye cup, for
which Fred O. Spedden of New
York wants 25 cents. He asks $1,
646 for ether belongings.
The second lergeSt damage
dain is that of Mrs. May Futrella
cf Flyrao.h, Mrs#., who asks not
only $300,000 for the loss of her
husband, Jacques Fu'rell?, novelist
but $4,791.50 forh'.s baggage and
The third largest claim was filed
by Mrs. Elizabeth C. Case of
Rochester, asking $300,000 for
the death of her husband.
Bjr Shap Shot
We had severel days and nights
of warm weather, needed no fire
and now this' Monday morning,
it is cold enough to freeze the
horns off a brass monkey.
Tho wedding bells are ringing
and Mr. J. J. Brown of Headrick
and Miss Mollie Holder of Mt.
Park hied themselves to Esq.
Hunters Sunday and the nuptial
kftbt was tied hard aud fast by
Our batchlor friend W. A.
Heath expected to leave town for
a t»ur of the world and Texas
but it is to cold for him to leave.
Mr. Young, living on A. M.
Whorton's place is very low with
Pheumonia and also Tebe Par-
ke/s baby is very low with the
Paul Timmons hapj eno J to
Mt. Zion to Esq. Hunters to 6C3
Mrs. W. H. Portwood has been
quite sid: and little Archie P/jtts
has been out of school on account
More cold real hog killing wea-
A large crowd attended the
dedication services at Harmony
Sunday morning. Rev. A. Nunn-
ery preaching the dedication ser
Rev. Merritt ami wife cf
Mangum also Rev. Stidham waa
with us. The church has been
newly papered and looks real
nice, if the ladies of the commu*
nity did put it up.
C. D. Dillingham has returned
from Texas and we understand
he traded his farm for one in
Baylor county Texas.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tucker
and Bulah Woodall dined with J
W. Ilanmon, Sunday.
Mr a nd M-s Arvifi Dillingham
with Larkin Lar.drum, Re*/. Nun
nery, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Smith
Mrs. J. W. Hammon* and dau-
ghter, Iva, and Carrie Lee York
attended church at Zinn Chapel
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Copeland oi
Martha visited Jess Begird Sua*
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. York were
in Mangum Thursday.
Hester Items .
Miss Ohera Overall of Mangum visit-
ed Misa Ethel Flood Sunday.
Mr. Loudell Haste and Misa Allie
Hindi were married Sunday at the home
of tho brides parents, Mr. A Mrs. Hinds
Host of friends were* present. After-
wards Oranges and cake was served
then they attended church at Mt Zion
and that night after 12 o'clock a crowd
gathered and Chivalreed them, which
they will remember through life. We
wish them a long and happy life.
The Hester school has employed an-
other teacher, this making the fourth
teacher,being Miss Annie Kirk.
lira. Alice Ilownrd and Miss Mattia
Foraker visited Mr. and Mrs. Earnest
Warren neal1 Mangum, Saturday.
Miss Gertrude Helms will leave this
week for Brinkman.
Mrs. Fred Foraker and Miss Laura
Wallace were shopping in Altus, friday.
Boys this is to let you know
that you must keep out of my
rooms in my Brick. If you don't
i wil! see what the law can do
fcr you. B. B. Zinn.
Two cars due today. Get it at the
car for its the best.-E. H. Clark, tf
MAN DIES AT G0RIN, MO.
Miss Ella Ewing of Gorin, Mo., the Tallest Woman in the
World Died a Few Days Ago. She was 8 ft. 4 in. high
J. A. Biddy came in and pwd
up his back subscription to the
Mr. Hudman is making arran.
gements to move to his new home
r.ear Cache, Okla.
R. C. Shield left lact night for Crow-
ell Texas where he will be for two or
three weeks to help his brother.
Miss Ella Ewing, of Gorin,
Mo., died a few" day/ago. She
the tallest woman in the world,
measuring 8 feet 4 inches in
height. Her father, who survives
in 6 feet tall, and her Jmother
was 6 feet 9 inches in height.
When her father stood beside
her he looked like a child in size.
Up to 1892 Miss Ewing display
ed no^'unusual characteristics,
but was just like other little
Missouri girls, After she had
reached her ninlh^birthday she
began to grow very rapidly, and
at 10 years'of age she was 6 ft
9 inches tall. At this period she
suffered a great deal of discom-
fort, as nothing was large en-
ough for her, beds, chairs, table
and other articles of domestic
use being ridiciousls small for
the young giantess.
None of the garments worn by
ordinary women could be worn
wIIr;J^t^CHerT?hea<So^eM br her, aud she soon outgrew
office Wednesday eve.
To the White People
Reader do you owe me any-
thing? If you do are you not
ashamed of yourself. You have
not even been in to see me about
it. Now if you will just come and
tell me you are not going to pay
me and I will mark your name
out of my book and remember it
against you no more forever.
Come in and see me and don't
fail to speak to me on the streets
as you have done.
Adv. A. K. Gardner.
Debs ti at Wilmoth
All pretty girls and ugly boys
are requested to be at' Wilmoth
Saturday night and all girls to
quite a sad accident Sunday. His j bring a box with something good
horse run away, tore np his buj-
gy and kicked him on the jaw
iDK Murphy attended him.
Mrs. S. V. Womack is quite sick
with Neuralgia of the Stomach.
C. 0. Whortin moved to A. F.
;Hendricks, Duke farm and the
only Bob Powers and wife and
all the little Powers are moving
back to Warren from Centerville.
Merrell Biddy went to visit the
Boardman tribe Saturday. Get-
ting there in time for the Brown
Milton Biddy carm* home from
school. Bob VanBdrkles and a
otof young folks ran a race frorti
to eat in it. The debate will be
worth your time and attention.
Subject: Resolved thct the country
people are benefited more by the
rural schools than the parcejs post.
For Sale and Lost
Two pair mules weight about
900 lbs. Have lost a BirKshire
male hog which will aboyt 200
lbs. W'ill pay to get him located.
W. H. Portwood,
Verge White went to Clinton
';W. H. Portwood of Warren
Was in town Tuesday.
HUSBANDS ENTERTAIN WIVES
AT THE EM3R0DEY CLUB
Husbands Entertain their Wives and a General Good Time
was Reported by all Present. Met at Hotel Ledden
On Thursday evenin Jan. 9th.
the ladies of the Embrcdery
Club were delightfully entertain
ed by their hungry husbands at
the hotel Ledden with a refresh
ing and appetizing supper after
which a few of the latest games
were played by lhe ladies while
the men very dutifully chewed
All met at the home of E. N.
Lewis where we draw for their
respective partner for the even-
ing. After marching to the hotel
the ladies were sworn to secrecy
and obedience. Then we began
to enjoy the refreshments. The
first course (and at that'time
only course) consisted of cracker
water, tooth picks and this said
fiist course not imparing our
digestion a second one was
brought out that cosisted of oys-
ter stew and more cracers. Then
came the turkey, cranberries
and all thetgood things that it
take? to make a meal complete
and all the men swear it was the
only square meal they have had
on Thursday since the orginazat-
ion of the Embrodery Club. Ap-
propriate talks were made all
the ladies present. Mrs. E. N.
Lewis being the orator of the
day won a prize, a cook book
filled to overflow with Thursday
receipts, and now even the gro-
cerymen 1 ook forward with joy
to the great Quantities of grocer
ies they send to the club mem-
bers home on each Thursday.
Now followed the imported
games same being snap, winkam
button button, etc and last but
not least we were favored with
a song by the male members of
We are all out tonight and we
feel out of sight, for our wives
all belong to the club. We rose
before day to help in the play
for wifey must go teethe club.
Fcr its only on this day you
know, that to the Club our wives
must go and we are glad to shout
and sing, that a gentlemen club
is a very good thing.
You have made us some fun
while we chewed our gum, so we
are all in love with the club.
We are glad that tonight our
supper is served right for we
have took charge of the club.
All expressed their regrets for
the abscense of Dr. & Mrs. W.
H. Clarkson. After which we de
parted for our respective homes
with our rightful husbands.
those made expressly for herself
A desk and seat constructed
for her use at school were quick-
ly outgrown. Then, too, it was
impossible for her to find suitable
companions and occupations.
When she was 7 feet tall she
had the tastes and ideas of a lit-
tle girl. She never could get a
bed large enough to sleep in com
forthbly and could not look out
of an ordinary window or into
an ordinary mirror without stoop
She was in great danger of
knocking her head against chan-
deliers or the tops of doorways,
and found it extremely inconven
ient to sit at an ordinary table.
Her parents, too, then were
poor, and their gigantic offspring
was somewhat of a burden.
She was an extremely difficult
child to raise. When she ran in
playing with other children eve-
rybody paused to watch her. At
the table she was cramped and
the rooms in the house suitable
to har fother and mother, were
as a cage to her.
Her life was growing to be a
serious problem' to the poor fath-
er, for Ella, already of enormus
size, was steadily growing.
TLis problem was "solved one
fall at the fair in Scotland Coun
ty, where they had taken her, as
usual, to see the eighth, but she
was the greatest "sign" "on! the
grounds. The people followed
her about and stared snd.'pointed
her ou^until the pep* girl became
At this county, and enterpris-
ing man with an eye to business
realized her."value, and finally
persuaded her parents to let her
travel from one county fair to
another, to be displayed as a
giantess; the man acting as a-
gent and her mother accompan-
Her next step in her carer
came when Barnum, that enter-
prising showman heard of her
and engaged her at a good price
to travel with his show.
In later years of her life she
settled down to er joy peace and
comfort in the old home of he^
childhood, where all her neigh-
bors "looked up to her."
Zinn Chapel Notes
A large crowd was out to hear
Bro. Joiners Surmon Sunday and
Sunday night which was splendid
A large crowd of young foUs
took dinner at Mr. J. M. Zinn's
Sunday all had a most enjoyable
The party at Mr. W. A. Powers
last Saturda nignt was enjoyed
by a large crowd.
Mrs. Bertha Ragland of War
ren was visited her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. J. M. Zinn, Saturday
Mr. and Mrs. McCurdy, Misses
Bertha Turner and Bro. Joiner
took dinner with Bert Williams
and wife Sunday.
A nice crowd attended the
dedication at Harmony Sunday;
Messrs Tobe Castell and Fore-
st Ragland were visiting at War-
.Wiley Hinton and wife visited
his brother, Bud Hinton of War-
ren, Saturday and Sunday.
Chock Hinton and wife visited
Miss Bertha Vaughn, Sunday.
Mr. Wylie Snow of this city
moved to Mangum to begin his
usual practice, Tuesday. We a!]
regret to see this move.
A car due hre Mor.day.
Mervill Clark is much better
at this writing than he has been
in three weeks.
W. P. Coomer is able to up at
time of going to press. He has
a new girl at his house.
Send your abstract work to Jno. R.
Daniel, Altus, Okla.
Trade Trade Sell or Buy
If you want to sell a cow. hog or
bunch of hogs it will gay you to call
me.Phone f>7. I keep milk cows and
horses to sell. Will take a good not*.
Ready to trade at all times.
Adv. , \ PeteSeogin.
Albert Ketchum living west of
town passed town today ofi his
way to the sand hills.
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Beaver, Dennis. The Blair Weekly Progress (Blair, Okla.), Vol. 9, No. 34, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 23, 1913, newspaper, January 23, 1913; Blair, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc287411/m1/1/: accessed January 22, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.