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The explosion of the H. R. W. Hill.

--The explosion of the steamer H. R. W. Hill, near New Orleans, on the 1st inst., has been mentioned. Fifteen persons were killed and twenty wounded. The explosion was of a remarkable character. The boiler-head was driven out only from the upper part, and doubled over in its centre, having the appearance of a circular book cover half closed.--When the explosion took place this boiler-head was only partly bent over, consequently the steam and water escaped upwards in great force, and broke the floor of the saloon and damaged some of the state-rooms. As the steam and water gained egress, the pressure against the boiler-head caused it to fall over as already described, and then the steam and water took a horizontal course, dashing in the greatest fury aft over the cotton bales, where some forty-five persons, deck passengers and all hands, all Irishmen, were sleeping. Glidden Marks, of New Albany, Ind., was killed, and Henry Foster, of Memphis, badly scalded. The killed were chiefly deck hands. G. W. Scurry, of Nashville, the barber and Charles Hugger, of the same place, leaped overboard and were drowned.

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