A Dangerous Plaything
--Explosion of a Fort Walker Bombshell.
--A gentleman residing on Madison avenue, New York city, received a trophy from Fort Walker
--a shell, which he carefully cleaned out, as he supposed, and filled with water, leaving the shell in the yard.
In the evening a junior member of the family found the water run out, the shell dry, and about half a pound of powder still remaining inside.
He called to a female domestic to bring a basin of water, but Biddy mistook the order, and brought a lighted taper instead.
The result was an instant explosion, utterly destroying the fence and breaking several hundred dollars' worth of glass in houses on Madison avenue and Thirty-ninth street. Fragments of the shell perforated the walls of the house of the trophy-possessor and those of the adtoining building.
No one was injured.