Fatal boiler Explosion.
--The Greenville (Ala.
Messenger states that the boiler of a steam saw-mill, near that place, exploded on the 6th inst., killing Eben Odum
and Daniel Pruitt
, and fatally scalding Abraham Odum
The head of the boiler shot upwards and fell about sixty feet; the boiler went straight forward, cutting through a large pile of lumber, two trees eight inches in diameter, knocking up a pine stump, glancing two other stumps and striking another tree which it nearly felled, but which broke its force and gave it a rebound of several feet.
The distance of the boiler in its passage was about one hundred yards, and the weight of the boiler about six thousand pounds.