A serious accident occurred at Glen Cove, L. 1., last week, by which one man was killed, and about thirty more severely wounded. A Magistrate's Court was 1U. session in a small room, and a large number of persons were present as spectators, when the floor gave way, and precipitated one hundred and and fifty persons into the cellar below. A stove full of hot coal fell among the unfortunates, burning some of them severely. The present naval force of Great Britain consists of five hundred and forty-five ships of war. Of this number one hundred and eighty are armed steamers.
This article was originally published with the title "Serious Accident" in Scientific American 8, 23, 179 (February 1853)