Their Ear-Drums Burst
Steele Scrapbook - January 10, 1886
THEIR EAR-DRUMS BURST.
NEW YORK, Jan. 19.During the progress of the trial of the ten guns of the new United States monitor Miantonomah at Gardener's Bay on Friday three of the officers of the vessel had their ear-drums burst by the concussion which followed the discharge of one of the pieces. Surgeon Kane, of the Miantonomah, when questioned on the subject, would say nothing for publication further than that the accident could have been easily averted had the men stood upon the tip of their toes and opened their mouths. He said that the officers were apparently well drilled, and should have known this.
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