-Th o respondent of the PhiladtIphia American, at Charlpstói), says of the famous floátiWg battery : '!Aboit a eërl'aiii ' öóiiting biltery ' - the machine ivo built tb tak Sumptcr. It leaked. it was placed on a mud har ncar Si:l!ivan's Islárrc] ; Biflor Andersön firod n few shots at it. Aftöi tho 'flori lúa victory,' it was fonnd to be noarly küocki'd to pWeeS. The giliiS were has.tily refnoved, áná the thifrg jowecl round (bv mcans of the'niivy') to the Ashley Rivor. Tho tido has lilloil it. wi!h mud hntl siükI.' r.üd (fhat ia tWi öncl ol thé ptiBr tilft Üiiv.tinj battery. I havo endeayoro to find out how much it cost, brt that ia one oí ilhe items éwrefuiiy L'Oncealèd f'rom tbe inquiíitivu public."