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FRIGHTFUL STEAMBOAT DISASTER. Fouitry-N HUNDRED LIVES LOST. ST. Louis, APRIL 28.—A telegram received by the military authorities from New Madrid, says that the Steamer Sultana, with 1,400 paroled prisoners on board, exploded her boilers, and that 1400 lives were lost. CAIRO, ILUN-OIS, APRIL 28.-The steamer Sultana, from New Orleans evening of the 21st, arrived at Vicks- burg with her boilers leaking badly. She remained 30 hours repairing, taking on board 1996 Federal soldiers and 35 officers, lately released from the Cahawba and Andersonville prisons. She arrived at Memphis last evening, and after coaling proceeded. A bout two a.m., when seven miles up, she blew up and immediately took fire and burned to the water's edge. Of 21C6 souls on board, not more than 700 will be recovered 500 were rescued, and are now in the hos- pital 200 or 300 uniujured are at the Soldier's Home. Captain Mason of the Sultana is supposed to be lost. At four o'clock this morning the river in front of Memphis was covered with soldiers struggling for life, many of them badly scalded. Boats immediately went to the rescue, and are still engaged in picking them up. General W ashburne immediately organised a board 01 officers to investigate the affair. The Times telegram says—"Whilst the Mississippi transport steamer sultana, with o er 300 paroled Federal soldiers on board, was near Memphis, at two o'clock yes- terday morning (April 28), her boilers exploded, killing or blowing overboard a great number of her passengers. Only 500 of all who were on board are known to have escaped.

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