Nashville, April 25.
The Steam Boat General Robertson,
Captain SMITH, arrived at this place on Saturday evening, in 22 days from New Orleans with
About eight oclock on the evening of the sixteenth instant,
eight miles below Eddyville, one of her boilers bursted & by which unfortunate
accident Mrs. STEVENS of this town was killed. Mrs.
DAVIS, Miss Sally MCONNEI, Mr. A. B. MQUIZ, of Kentucky, and a negro girl
belonging to Mrs. DAVIS were so severely scalded that they lived but a few hours. Mr. Henry BAILEYs
life is despaired of; Mr. DAWSON of this county, Mr. CRENSHAW, of Sumner and Mr. WHITESIDE
of North Carolina were blown overboard, and were not found, two or three others were
badly, though not dangerously scalded.
The remains of those died on the boat, were interred at
The injury done to the boat is inconsiderablethe cargo not
at all damaged.
We are authorized to say
that no blame is to be attached to the Captain or crew of the boat in consequence of this
disaster, but to a flaw in one of the flues, which has the appearance of never having been
sound. If the blame is attributable to
anyone, it is to the Engine Company of Cincinnatti, for putting a defective piece of iron
in a part of the boiler which was not visible.
The General Robertson will leave here this morning at 11
oclock for New Orleans.