Clipped From Alton Telegraph
SPNK.—The steamer Keithsburg sunk a Monday, at Chain-of-Rocks, about fifteen niles below this city. She left St. Louis Sunday evening, to relieve the St. Johns, .ground there; took off her cargo and pas- engers, and had just started for St. Louis Then her knjickle struck a rock—she wung and went down. She had four undred and fifty hogs on board, large number of which are lost, and a lot f wheat. Her stern was in the deepest lace, and there were three or four feet of vater on her main deck there. It was sup- osed she would speedily break in two. !a:*t. Gray remained with the sunken boat, nd succeeded in getting the passengers ishore safely. The New Boston was dis- atched last evening to the relief of the leithsburg and cargo. The steamer was wned by the Keokuk Packet Company, he cost, originally, 535,000. No insur- ice.