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THE SEDALIA WEEKLT BAZOO. TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 182.
5 A WILY GRASS WIDOW. The Sensation that Has Caused Not a Little Commotion at Nevada. Mrs. Frank Ross, Without Being Divorced, Marries a Second Time. A Separation Ensues, and She is Now the Mistress of Two Merchants. They are Father and Son, and the Former is Tkree Score and Ten Years Old. One of the Interested Parties Agrreee.in Consideration of $25, Not to Molest the "Widow." Tkis tiate it it the thriving city ef Nevada. iu Vernon county, where the tongae of scandal is wagging vigoronsly, and mot without cause, either. The town has been almost free from sensations of tkis charac ter in the past, and for tkis reasoa the nreseat one has proven a choice morsel. It came to tke knowledge of the Bazoo that a woman kad followed ia tke footsteps of tke lata Brigham Young, and a reporter was deputized to WORK UP THE CASE, and kerewitk presemts tke result of kis labors: Some eight yaars ago there resided ia Nevada a handsome yoang worn aa, probably tweaty-two years of age, named Mrs. Frank Ross, who represented kerself as a widow, her husbaad having died shortly after their marriage. Of her previous history, but little is known, beyond the fact that she was married to Boss in tke northern part of tkis state some three years before, or when she was but nineteen years of age, and that she was the mother of a child two years old when she is first keard of in Nevada. There she met John Fluke, a bricklayer by trade, who stood well ia the community. They ware mutually smitten, aad a few months there after If Rl. ROCS BECAME MRS. FLUKE. For a ttme tkey thrived, but, at last, dis sipation laid bold apon Fluke with a heavy hand, and the mischief was to pay generally. Thea Flake objected to pro viding for tke daughter of her whom ke supposed to be his lawful wife, and the child was sent to live with relatives in Kentucky, and for a time the matrimonial sea f arniskod fair sailing. The days grew into months and months into years, and a babe was born to Mrs Fluke. Thus it was that time rolled on until nearly a year ago, whea Prosecuting Attorney Hoss received a letter from Par sons, Kas., signed by Frank Ross, saying that he was the legal husband of her who was known a Mrs. Fluke, and that she was LIABLE TO PROSECUTION FOR BIGAMY. He gave none of the particulars of his marriage, bnt said he would visit Nevada, or, if necessary, would "follow the woman to hell" but that she should be made to suffer for her sin. Of course this denoue ment created great surprise, and when Mrs. Fluke wu confronted with the letter, she was perfectly dumfounded. She said she had supposed that Ross was dead, as she had neither seen nor keard from him from a few months after their mar riagt ; and, even if he were alive, tke fact that he had left ker for so long a period was tke same as a divorce. Fluke, on being made acquainted witk the facts in tke case, was at a loss what to do, for ke knew not wkat moment THE WOMAN'S LEGAL HUSBAND would poance down upea them. He be came still more dissipated, aad tke once happy home was merely a hell on earth. About three months ago, after haying a mutual anderslandmg, a separation en sued, Mrs. Flnke aad ker child taking np their residence in a different portion of tke city from that in which Flake dwelt. Tkis, however, did not prevent Fluke from call ing on Mrs. Fluke occasionally, and es pecially were the visits certain whea ke was under tke influence of liquor. At this time Mrs. Fluke's name was 4eiag kawked about the streets ia connec tion with another matter. It was known that she had not a dollar in the world, yet she toiled aot. Whea she appeared in any public place, her costame was such as to CAUSE PEOPLE TO WONDER how she coald afford it, and at last some of tke knowing ones obtained what they considered a valaable pointer, which they followed up, and with remarkable success. Doing business in Nevada are a fatker and son, botk cf whom have families, and the latter, too, has children nearly growa. The former is a pleasant old gentleman of nearly three score and ten years, with an abundant supply of ready cash and val uable real estate. He, in company with his family, occupies one of the prettiest residences in the town, and has always been considered a substantial citizen. The son bore a character equally as good. He is about forty years of age, and is said to be quite a favorite with the gentle sex. After the separation of Fluke from his wife, father and son extended to the "poor lone woman" a helping hand, and so eager were they to assist her that it CAUSED CONSIDERABLE GOSSIP, and on many occasions it was remarked, "No wonder Mrs. Fluke can get along witkout working!" In this manner things went on until a few days ago, when Fluke, in one of hisfdrnakon spoils, commenced making it interesting for Mrs. F. and her ad mirers. He wet on the war path, as it were, and proposed showing up the whole affair in its nideousness. He even went so far as to say that father and son were keeping her, but not without what they considered an equivalent, and that the proof could be produced if necessary. This turn in affairs caused the amorous business men to ponder. An open rupture with Fluke would ruin them. HIS MOUTH MUST BE CLOSED in some manner, and money would do it if nothing else would. Fluke had claimed that the aged father would enjoy the embraces of the bigamous woman on one evening, and the son the next. This, it was claimed, could easily be done without attracting outside at tention, as Mrs. Fluke lived not a great distance from wkere the gentlemen did business. These were ugly rumors to have passing from mouth to mouth, no matter if they were without foundation, so a con sultation was held with Flake. He was of fered $25 to cease paying further attention to Mrs. F., and after counting up the num ber of "straights" that sum would pur chase, concluded to accept, it being under stood, also, that his lips were to be sealed for all time to come. THEY WANT A CONTRACT. After talking for some time and settling everything satisfactorily, Fluke asked tkat the money be given him then and there, but he was informed that he must sign a contract before the eash was paid over. He agreed to do so, and the paper was drawn, to which he placed his signature, after which the money was given him and he at once commenced getting the benefit of it by going on one of his protracted sprees. When the Bazoo man was in Nevada, Sunday last, Fluke was inquired after for the purpose of obtaining an interview, but he had goue to Eldorado Springs, and no one knew when he intended returning. The affair is pretty generally known throughout the town but none of the papers have touched it up, owing to the PROMINENCE OF THE FATHER AND SON, who are probably good advertisers Mrs. Fluke seems perfectly happy with the friendship'now being so lavishly bestowed upon her, and evidently has no fears of tha future. Nothing has been heard of Ross, her husband, and it is probable he has abandoned the idea of following her to hell to see that she is punished for big amy. The eldest of the woman's "lovers," who should be preparing for death's call, has been mixed ap in scrapes of this character before, but has never obtained as much publicity as in this case. It is a lament able state of affairs, to say the least, and it is no wonder the rumors spread like wild fire, and that the licentious parties have been bitterly denounced. High Authority. Dr. W. E. Stott, President of the College of Physicians, Montreal, writes : "I have recommended Colden's Liebiff's Li quid Extract of Beef and Tonic Invifforator as the best preparation used for debility, indigestion, dptpepsia, Jever, aut and loss of appeti'e" (TaJx no other.) OFF AT THE KNEES. The New Style of Gents' Pants Which Will be Worn by the Tony Young Men of Sedalia. Who Will Appear m Them, and How They Will Look. The advent of Oscar Wilde in this country has marvelousy affected the upper tendom of society. This young man, at whom paragraphists have have shot their wit ; who has been made the butt and tar get for ridicule in every paper in the land, from the great and mighty metropolitan journals down to the poorly printed aud worse edited four by six country weekly, has calmly pursued the even tenor of his way, and also the coveted dollar, teaching his ideas upon art and stamping his in fluence upon those who would shine, even in borrowed plumage, as dilletanti or art connoisseurs. THERE IS A PERFECT MANIA for sunflowers and lilies, and our belles and staid matrons fall down in sweet de votion before emblems of the aesthete with the long hair and cockney drawl. Churches have caught the infection, and ''Ofccar Wilde" sociables are cunningly de vised to rope in the unawary posesser of a few spare dimes. To these cute schemes the apostle of the beautiful has proven a veritable fall of manna or a smitten rock in tke dry desert. And now it has come to the ears of a Bazoo reporter that the young gentlemen of Sedalia have "caught on" and do not propose to get "left" in their devoirs to the too utterly too beyond. IT IS A BOLD MOVE, but with Spartan courage and Roman valor these disciples have determined to adopt the abbreviated pants which are so effectively worn by the master as he soars away with his audiences up to the heights and glorified cerulean pinnacle of Olympus. When the intimation of this novel style was first heard by the too too young man of the Bazoo, he gave little credence to it It was impossible, he mused, and cast the hint away as only rubbish. But with the average society gent all things are possible and the hint grew to a fixed fact. Here, then, was opeued up a wide field for anatatomical study, and plav of the imagination. There is also presented an opportunity for rendering a decided kind ness to the patrons of this newest fashion by a pen picture of each of them, upon which their lady friends may look and, looking, prepare against any sudden shock or unpleasant drawing-room scene, when they are called on the first time by a wear er of the plucked-too-soon breeches. To gain these portraits has cost no little time or trouble. Some of the "views" were obtained under peculiar circumstances, while the attempt to catch others was at tended with no little danger to the artist. But there was more than idle curiosity urging the reporter on to the work. A base slander had been uttered, to the effect that the young men of to-day were far from possessing the attractiveness of physique, which was the boast of the young man of the days of Washington and Louis Phil lipe. To refute this libel WAS HIS INTENSE LONGING and inspiring ambition. That it is abase less slander, the reporter is now well satis fied, and he cheerfully lays the result of his secret search before the people now on earth. It may be well to state that this st3le will not be adopted at once, not before the weather becomes more genial and coin rue il faut, or something of that kind. It is also probable that when "The melancholy days have come, The saddiist of the year," and the sear and yellow leaf is snapped from the bough and sent whirling to the ground by "chill airs and wintery winds," these summery togs will be laid aside and the plebeian pants of full length drawn over the calves which erstwhile were the admiration of the soulful souls of languish' ing, sunflower maidens. THE WEARERS OK TH E SHORTS. Mr. T. H. Kehoe is an acknowledged jesthete and a leader of fashion. He will wear blonde silk hose and a pair of knee pants that have a dreamy, far-away look. His lower limbs are as though chiselled from Parisan marble by .some Angelo. Mr. Ed. Houx is built from the ground up. (This is not an aesthetic figure of speech). He is delighted with the innova tion and will don moire antique coverings, trimmed with passamenterie. Mr. Arthur Maltby is rather too tall and slim to hope for a conquest at once, but he will diet on oil cake bv advice of his friends. Mayor Messerly reduced himself in his recent race, but inee coining in ahead un der the wire, he has been gradually pick ing up. His hose will be adorned with the words: "For mayor, 1SK3, C. E. Messerly." Mr. Em me i King has n angularities ia his frame. The calves of his legs pro trude like the hump on a camel's back. In No. 11 hoe he will shine like a newly painted wagon at a country fair. Mr. Gus La my, the tall blonde, is not committed as yet. He has not yet con tracted with Latour tor photographs, should he appear. Mr. Charles laylor will not have to spend a cent for padding. He will make a true Knight of the Garter. Mr. Frank Hardcastle is accounted a so ciety favorite. He will make up in lovely style with silk stockings and low-cut shoes. "Mr. Charles Ballon, of the Garrison house, is plump euough to satisfy the taste of a Feejee cannibal. There is dan ger that his hose will split up the back. Mr. Price King is a real sunfloweryoung man. He has been developing muscle be tween the knee and ankle by constant practice on roller skates. Mr. Harry Black is rather on the match order of build, but he is vigorously kick ing rolls of carpet in order to get there. He hopes to be a credit to the crowd. Mr. Harry French left, but when he heard of the new move he returned at once. While he has never keen asked to pose as a statue, he will, nevertheless, try to keep his hose from wrinkling in the back. One of the nattiest dressers in the city is Mr. Henry Meuschke. What he lacks i i brawn he will make up in bran. Mr. Ed. Ilgenfntz will appear in "harlv Breakfast" hose, which are said by his ladv friends to be just too lovely for anything. Mr. Joe 151 acK lias lam in a supply oi cardinals. He has an artistic eve for sym phony in colors and will keep both ends all samee. Mr. R. T. Gentrv boasts a more artistic limb than the one on which Oscar stands. He will be greatlv admired. Though small, MrCord Hall is certain that he will need no ballast. His hose will not be bought at the 00 cent store. When it comes to shape, Mr. Babe Mills shies his castor before anv of 'em. It is hinted that there is a slight detoar in one of his limbs. The rumor, it is hoped, is false. Thev sav that Mr. Ed. Hancock is not , . . . 1 TT 1 t a bit irignteneu. ne crags aoout nis calves and rolls up his pantaloons with evident delight. His limbs are quite classical. Prof. David Webb blows so much that it is thought he has had no time to attend to any part of bis anatomy except his wind machine. But as he is a gay gallant he will join the procession. Shoveling black diamonds is a great pro moter of leg muscles, and lor this reason Mr. Warren Galbreath will shine along with the rest of the stars. His hose will be black silk, adorned with pictures of Boreas and a base burner. When it comes to the too too touches, Mr. George Galbreath must not be left out. He will wear sky blue stockings, cut bias, with a profusion of delicate frills. Well Indorsed by Our Own Citi zens. No matter how useful anything may be in itself, good indorsements seem to in crease its usefulness greatly by insuring a wider held for the display of its special rneriUs. We were thus impressed in view of the following statements received by one of our representatives from leading indi viduals connected with some of the largest enterprises in our midst. Among others whose testimony was freely given was W . H. Stearns, esq., master mechanic of the Connecticut River railroad, residing at No. 28 Boylston . street, who observed: St. Jacobs Oil has had remarkable effect among the men employed here. One of them jammed his arm very badlr and bv the use of St. Jacobs Oil was greatly bene fitted, and the arm healed. Another used it for severe rheumatic pains in the knee, and pronounced the Oil a complete success as he was cured bv its use. Mr. A. B. Tavlor, of the "Kay fe Taj lor manufacturing company" was pleased to say: "My aunt, Mrs. Pillsbury, of Mount Clair, N. J., while visiting at our house tried St. Jacobs Oil lor rheumatism and neuralgia, and found 'immediate re lief everv time. She pronounced it the best thing she had ever tried for the trouble. Mr. J . B. Weston, 4o Greenwood street, Supt. Car Works, Boston & Albany railroad, thus addressed our reporter: "1 am one more of the fortunates who have had the good luck to hear of that wonder ful remedy, St. Jacobs Oil. I had rheu matism in the shoulder severely and could find no relief until I used the Oil. I ap plied it and must confess I was surprised at the result. I am almost well and ex pect to be entirely so in a few days." Springfield (Mass J Union. A Popular Paper. Barry (111.) Adage. The Sedalia Bazoo has become quite ppoular with our people. A NASAL INJECTOR free with each bottle of Shiloh's Catarrh Remedy. Price 50 cents. For sale by all druggists. Session Acts for Sale. For 1S3S and 1S41, State of Missouri. 3-3dlf J. West Goodwin. BLASTED BROWNSVILLE. Further Particulars in Regard to the Destruction by Tuesday's Cyclone. Scenes and Incidents Noted by Bazoo Man on the Ground. Special Correspondence Sunday Morning Bazoo. Brownsville, Mo., April 22. Before the opening of the Chicago & Alton railway through Marshall and Hig ginsville, there was hardly a more import ant trading point between Sedalia and Kansas City than the now devastated little city of Brownsville. The county of Sa line is one of the very best in the whole state of Missouri ; and the rick farm pro ducts were brought to Brownsville in vast masses, there to be sold and exchanged. For manv vears the busv commerce of the bow ruined town was phenomenal. Her merchants throve, and the town grew, un til the Chicago & Alton road made Hig ginsville and Marshall competing towns. The oen:ng of this Hue operated as a se rious check on Brownsville, but she held her own. after a manner, although her former business was divided aud diverted. Competition between the three towns was sharp. It was a free-for-all, in which there was many a dead heat. The winner was often victor bv oulv a nose, or an ear. or at most a length, and the triumph was lessened in contemplation of the magnifi cent second who pounded and pushed so close! v iu the rear. Brownsville to-day is like a chard whose growth must be before ha will, if ever, bloom Her citizens, recovering now ruined or very slow as before, from the shock of the ISth, are taking on manly energy, ana say tnat the town will soon be rebuilt. In this ambition they, of course, have the full sympathy of everybody, and the hope is natural that they may be able to do so. But it takes money to rebuild Not one property loss will be indemnified by the insurance companies, on whom the losers can have no kind of claim. Many of the most stirring men of the town have lost their all. Those upon whom the task of rehabilitation would naturally fall have no money. Outside help must be depended on to enable Brownsville to rise again. It is said that certain Chicago capitalists are to send on fifty thousand dollars for this purpose. It is fervently to be hoped that they will do so; but in this connection it might be well to recollect tke advice of the lark to her young. The ; town is full of public spirited men, as fine a class of citizens as any place ever had, but so many of them are now without money, aud without property to raise money on, that it becomes difficult to see how Brownsville is ever to be again just what she was on the 17th of April. Mmy were the scenes and incidents of vivid and dramatic interest which occurred on the latal last Tuesday. Some of them, as recouuted by the still excited portion of the inhabitants to the Bazoo correspondent seem hardly credible. For instance, a flock of healthy turkeys, belonging to a family in the eastern part of town, were taken up by the tornado and blown several miles into the open country and all traces of them lost. Strange tame ducks iu the sameway joined country cominnnities of their fel lows miles away. A boy was taken up bodily and blown over Sim Brothers & Spurgin's carriage and wagon manufacturing establishment and landed in a tree across the street, and still was not seriously injured. Tke piles f lumber in Smith's lumber yard were whisked up by the wiud and shot through the town like so many arrows, piercing several frame buildings through and through. The dead body of a well devel oped shoat is lying nearly a mile outside the corporation to the south, and is said to have been transported thither by the force of the blast. The number of hair-breadth escapes from annihilation can never be told. "I saw a piece of jice about as long as a hitchin' post a-niakiu' for me' said a long, lean, and not over-truthful looking jeans-clad inhabitant, "and I knowed that it was a-goin' to be mighty tight paper for me to dodge it. I made "for the stairway of the Herald office. Says I to myself, 'I am a-goin' to bust a intes-tyne, or git thar, Eli.' I got thar, and here I am, witkout a scratch." Chris. Brunckhorst, partner witk Meyer & Duensing in the lumber business, was with Mr. Meyer only a few minutes before the storm came on, and the latter gentle man met his death. He parted with his ill-fated partner to go into a beer saloon and play a game of ball pool. He heard the terrific crash, and, soon afterwards, the heart-reuding cries and groans of the wonnded and dying, was one of the first to gather presence of mind enough to fly to their assistance. Theescapeof Captain Harry C. Deniuth, one of tke best known young business men of Sedalia. where he was, until the new appointee assumed the duties of the office, the most efficient deputy postmaster that city ever had, was alfogether phenomenal. Happening to recollect, when he saw the funnel-shaped cloud swooping down on the town and fragments ot wooden structures begin to fly through the air, that he had read somewhere ot persons escaping death under similar circumstances by throwing themselves on the ground, he acted on this mental suggestion without loss of time. He threw himself into a kind of shallow gutter and keld fast to the end of a wooden spout which projected from the ground. He saved himself, suffering but a few slight cuts and bruises. Two men, Meyer and Miller, were killed instantly almost, by his side. As might have been expected, many false reports have been circulated through the perverted credulity of excitement. It now transpires that neither Mrs. Halpin, wife of the section foreman, nor A. M. Starkey, have died. This error went all over the country from correspondents and reporters and associate press agents. Mr. Starker, it is now learned A. , j - - will make a rapid and thorough recovery and Mrs. HMpin is doingnicely, with every chance lor getting well in her favor. Jesse Jackson's injuries are still of a very serious nature, and will probably result in his death. The committee spoken of in the telegram Thursday, passed through Sedalia, en route for Jefferson City, last night. It consists of D. W. Marmaduke, brother of the general, Captain Sam. Shanks, of Black water, C. B. Buckner and M. L. Langhlin. They go to ask the legislature to aid them in rebuilding their public school building, which came so near being the abattoir of the 18th, and whose principal, Prof. W. H. Williams, is to be credited with the saving of very many precious young lives. The ladies of the Brownsville Presby terian church met yesterday and organized a relief committee for the assistance of the destitute and distressed. Something near a thousand dollars have been raised at Mar shall, a subscription Ht is being circulated at Lexington and the lirtle Queen City has not been behind hand, but has poured four or five hundred dollars into the lap of her crippled sister of Saline. The fresh gale which started up yester day afternoon gave the citizens of Browns ville quite a scare. They want no more tornado business. C. M. Kelly, the gam est man in Browns ville, is going along smoothly towards a quick recovery, George T. Rice, an old man, loses every dollar he possessed in the world. His house was destroyed, and him self and aged wife and three of their children were very seriously injured. This morning new interest was indicated oa the part of tired digger in the search for the body of an unknown young man, supposed to be buried uiuur the ruins of Wilson's store, lie is s:i.' to have been a respectable looking stranger in search of work, and to have been m Used immediately after the disaster. l"p I- the time of mail ing this report, the body had not been found. Persons iu the immediate vicinity of the sun nosed locality of this body claim to have detected its presence by the stench. A clock in. John Tisdells house was blown out of one room around an "L" into another room, and never for an instant stopped running. It must have been a veritable Seth Thomas of other days, when they didn't have sense enough to make them any other way than mighty good. A span of horses belonging to the same man were hitched to the iront fence when the storm came up, and when it was over they were hitched to the back fence. This apparent whopper is explained in the following manner : The board to which they were hitched to at the front broke oti and thev ran around tne nouse anu ttie ooara was caught in the back fence and the animals were thus held fast. W. A. Treebury had a valuable watch in his pocket, and the time piece was struck by a short piece of scantling and mashed to pieces. It stopped at exactly twenty-two minutes after four. Mr. Tree bury was badly bruised in the side, and the watch stopping the blow doubtless saved him from internal injury, which might have resulted in death. When Rice's house was blown down and shattered to match timber, the whole family7 father mother and seven children, all girls, were seen to rise out of the ruins invol untarily holding up their hands as if in thanktulness for their narrow escape from instant death. A part of the roof only protected them from annihilation. One end of this fragment of roof was on the floor, and the other end rested upon a fallen door, and was about three feet from the ground. Captain Miller's family were precipitated to the ground as if they had been standing on a trap door. The house was then blown away from them in toto, and they were left standing m a group looking at one another. Captain Miller lost fifty dollars in gold, thirty of whiai have siace been found distributed among the ruins through out the town Carpets which had been tacked to the floors of Rice's house were found in the tops of trees in Captain Mil ler's yard, having been blown a block and a half. No two pieces of the same furniture or store fixtures still together have been found ia all Brownsville. Everything is a fragment and totally detached from every thing else. Pieces of looking glass brown from Mr. Freeburg's house have beea found two miles and a half out in the country. B. W. Bobinson has commenced to re build his dry goods building, and the Brownsville Savings bank building is un dergoing reconstruction likewise. Tem porary repairs are being made in the City hotel building. And tkis is all that is being done towards rebuilding Brownsville at present. The confident citizens say that the town will be again thoroughly and rapidly rebuilt, as well as it ever was. One tin roof was rolled up like a snow ball and was blown northeast for about a block and a half, and then struck the rail road and scudded due west for several hun dred feet. It is now lying in the vicinity of the depot, and is rounded and put to gether in an artistic manner. The inside of Olympic hall, the town theater, was blown out and went through the roof of a mill about tro blocks away, across the railroad. There were about fifteen horses in Per singer's livery stable. The structure was all blown away but one corner on the ground. Not a horse was hurt. They all ran wild out over the township, but most of them have been retaken and are now champing their feed as if nothing had hap pened. A number of clocks which were in houses that were uninjured stopped from electric friction at from a quarter to half after four. A clock which was buried in the ruins of Kelly's drug store wa heard to strike faintly at midnight on tke fatal 18th of April. When the body of City Marshal E. C. White was recovered, twenty hours after the accident, his watch was found still running in his pocket. WHY WILL YOU cough when Shi lOb'3 's Cure will give immediate relief. Price 10 cts. 50 cte. and $1. For sale by all druggists. Notice to Contractors for Stone Work. By order of the county court, two stone abutments are to be built at what is known as the "Elk Fork" near Mr. Babbitt's place sometimes called the Big Hill ford about six miles north of Green Eidge, and about fourteen miles west of Sadalia, in Pettis county. The work is to be good. second class masonry, laid in cement, and paid for bv the cubic yard. It will be let at the county court house door on tke first Monday in Mav next to the most reliable and lowest bidder. The court demands se curity for the fulfillment of the contract, and also reserves the right to reiect any and all bids Specifications can be seen at the road commissioners omce. For the county court, 4-21dtd J. C. Johnson, THE TORNADO'S TRACK. Additional Particulars Regard ing the Terrible Work Done Tuesday. A Corrected List of the Lose, Collected lay a Bazoo Reporter. A Bazoo reporter was among the num ber who visited Brownsville yesterday af ternoon on the excursion train, which car ried about 350 sight-seers, including fully 100 ladies. TWO MORE DEATHS. While there it was learned that Mrs.. Halpin, wife of the branch section man, had died of her injuries yesterday mora ing, after suffering untold agony. A. H. Sturkey, one of the farmers who was injured and taken to his home ioeme diately after the storm, died Wednesday night, making a total of eleven deaths ap to the present time. FOUR FUNERALS. There were four funerals yesterday, wizz E. C. White, W. G. Parsons, Richard Ferguson and Claus Meyer. The entire populace (at least those who were able and not nursing the injured) attended. The bodies of Payne, Williams and Scruggs were buried Wednesday from their houses. SEARCHING FOR BODIES. A force of men were engaged yesterday in digging in the debris for the bodies of a woman and child from the country. They are missing, and were seen in the vicinity of Meyer & Duensing's store just before iu was demolished. The work of clearing away and prepar ing to rebuild was commenced yesterday. LIST OF LOSSES. The following is a corrected list of the losses : Meyer & Duensing, general store, $3,000. The building occupied by them was owned by the Herron estate; damage, $3,000. " Elsea's grocery establishment, $800. A. S. Reinbert, hardware and imple ments, total wreck, $2,500. Thomas Andrews, dry goods and gent' furnishing goods, $500. Building owned bv Brown & Herron, damaged $1,000. "Geo. W. Smith, lumberyard, $1,000. Russel & Beaty, livery stable, buggies mashed and stable blown away, $1,000. B. W. Robertson, dry goods, stock $500. Building owned by Gordon Hardy, of Knobnoster, $1,000. J. J. Thome, druggist, partial loss, $300. Building owned b Hawkins estate, damage $1,000. Brownsville Savings bank, damage $50. Kiss Jennie Achemeyer, milliner, $300 Building owned by Gen. Smith estate, Sedalia, damage $500. City hotel, Win. Walton proprietor. Building owned by Gen. Smith estate damage $2,500. Walton's loss $500. Hartmans saloon, under City hotel, $100. Forbes & Gode, grocery, under City hotel, $300. J. T. Wood, clothing and notions, stock, damaged $500. W. D. Kembert, hardware and agricul ural implemtnts, $6,000. C. M. Kelly, drugs, total loss $8,000. J. T. Wilson, general merchandise, lose on building and stock $8,000,. Sim Brothers x Spurgeon, blacksmiths, plow and agricultural implement maau- acturers, $3,000. Steers & Nelson, saddlerv, $1,500. Only partial loss. Gus Persinger, livery stable, $1,500. B. T. Bellamy, boots and shoes, $5,000. Harris sisters, New York millinery store, S5,000. Building owned by T. B. Price. Damage $1,000. Olympic hall, owntd by nice s Hel amy, damaged $1,000. Weeklv & Smith, furniture and under takers, building owned by Capt. Saai. Shanks ; $500 damage on building. K. J. Smith, grocers and hardware, ?3M on stock and $200 on building. McGmnis' restaurant, $500. J. C. Lamkin, grocery, $500. A. Hass. clothing, 500. House dam aged $500 ; owned by John Furguseo. Jim White, barber, $100. W. A. Freeburg, barber, $500. Banks & Sweeney, Gem mills, $1,000. Parsons A Houston block, damage to store of E. Hibler, grocer, $400. Central hotel, $200. Public school building, $7,000. Dr. Ed. S. West, residence, $1,000. J. C. Lamkin, residence, $1,500. Three warehouses owned by W. B; Kem bert and Ed. S. West, $1,000. Dr. Pelours house and omce, $500. Mrs. Harris, residence, $2,000. Jesse Jackson, residence, $2,000. Samuel Houston, two brick buildiagt- $7,000. Mathew Buchard, blacksmith, $200. Christian church, $1,000. Dr. James, residence, $500. Moses Wallet, residence, $500. Mrs. Hughes, residence, $200. Mathew Buchard, residence, $150. Dr. Mitchell, residence, $200. Mrs. Hoard's residence, $200. M. Monheim, tailor, residence and shop,. $150. Collins & Johntz, livery stable, $200. D. T. Root, stable, $150. Miss Sallie Browning, millinery store. $200. Wavbright's photograph gallery, $100. T.B. Wright, law office, $200. Unoccupied house belonging to a Mr... McGinnis. $200. Frank CrandalPs house, $300. Mr. Kurd's residence. $500. Wm. Spurgeon, residence,- $500. Postoflice building, owned by W. H.. Reaves, $100. W. A. Waybright, residence, $300. J. T. Price, Brownsville hotel, $2,090. S. K. Rays, house, $1,500. Brick house occupied by James Eckles belonging to St. Louis party, $1,500. Capt. C. J. Miller's residence, $1,500. Merrill's saw mill and residence, $3,009. Old Terrel house, $500. Mrs. ParsonTs house, $500. Rev. Mr. Wells7 house $1,500. John Tisdell, residence, $1,000. Chas. Sherrick, residence, $1,000. Tol. Hickling, residence, $500. "HACKMETACK," a lasting aad fra grant perfume. Price 2o and 5 For sale by all druggists.