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SCIENCE AND INVENTION.
Work of the World's Busy Brains in Discovering, Inventing anc Creating. TO PREVENT SEASICKNESS. A RumIud lavrnt* nn Elwtrlc Rocklna Ckalr. There are almost as many recipes and methods for avoiding seasickness as there are for curing colds, and the latest is a invention by a Russian in a chair actuated by electricity and in tended to lessen or counteract the movements of the ship when pitching. CHAIR DESIGNED TO PREVENT SEA SICKNESS. rolling, heaving and setting. The seat of the chair is movably arranged with respect to the legs, arms and back, and the sharp up-and-down movements are given by a small electric motor which connects by means of a belt with an eccentric moving the seat. The speed and intensity can be regulated at will, and on the preliminary trial of the ma chine, which took place upon the Eu ropean liner Patricia, it seemed to work well; but. then, all remedies for sea sickness and colds work well for some people and at some times. To us it seems likely that the machine would only aggravate the malady. COMPARATIVE VALUE OF IRON AND STEEL. Dr. C. B. Dudley, the chemist of the Pennsylvania Railroad, has concen trated and put in a presentable way facts that have been more or less known to a number of scientists. The first of these is that steel is far from being superior to iron for all purposes. It is not so good for car axles, and a much greater weight and size are required if steel is used for the axle. Generally where compression or tension is in volved steel is the best, but for bending strains iron is superior. The wire nail will not last nearly so long as the cut nail. The steel fence wire is far from being so good as iron wire, as many farmers have found to their loss. This is so big a country and every thing is so big in it that things which our forefathers considered aa trivial readily swell into millions of dollars in the aggregate. For example, the un usually warm weather last month cost the egg-dealers of Chicago alone about $1,000,000. They very shrewdly and providently put immense quanti ties of eggs into cold storage last Sum mer when the prices were down to 17 cents and thereabouts. The warm weather encouraged the hens to keep on laying, and in consequence fresh eggs have been in abundant supply, with the prices of the stored eggs be ing forced down to 11 cents. The only thing that will save many egg-dealers from bankruptcy is an immediate and continued spell of bitterly cold weather. WIRE-MAKING. Aa Inflalte Variety of PurpMra to Whleh Wire la Applied. To the ordinary person wire means a round string of metal of various diam- ! eters. To the machinist and ntanufat 7 pinion wire. IRREOIT.AR WIRE I s CHANNEL I RON WIRE. GI N RIB WIRE. I GUN RIB WIRE. PIVOT WIRE. TYPE WIRE. IRREGULAR WIRE. turer thi# meaning is very circumscrib ed. The process of wire-drawing is one of the easiest and most economical methods of working up Iron and steel for a multitude of other purposes. Therefore, Instead of wire being, ac cording to popular conception, always cylindrical, it is flat, square, star shaped. oval, trough-like, etc., etc. For example, the most economical Way of making the little cog-wheels for watches, clocks and other aelicate ma chinery is to draw the metal first Into a star-shaped wire of the proper diam eter and then saw the wheels ofT. It ? Is the same way with knife-blades, iyfcycle hubs, moulding strips, etc., etc. The Illustration giv%s some of the shapes of the plates through which the . wire la drawn. . Work of the Potest OSes. j For the week ended Jan. 16, 1906, the Patent Office issued 457 patents, four designs, 236 trade-marks, one print, two reissues, making a total of 700, of which 421 patents and 226 trade-marks went ' to citizens of the United States and 40 patents and 11 trade-marks to those of i foreign countries. Step-Ladder and Ironing-Table. The idea of combining a step-ladder and an ironing-table still swings many inventors, and Alpheus J. Alspaeh, Chi cago, O., has received a patent for one which he thinks has superior advan tages to any other so far patented. Bathing Hat. Florence E. Herndon, Dallas, Tex., has received a patent for a bathing hat, which has means for securing the hat to the head and carefully covering the hair from the action of salt water. Andiron. John T. McLain, Stonypoint, N. C., has patented a combination pair of anuirons with a cross-bar connecting them at the top and fenders hanging from the cross-bar, which can be swung to the rear to renew the fuel or stir the fire. Dust lea* Attachment for Broom*. Frank Sheridan, Anamosa, Iowa, has patented a dust-preventing attachment for brooms, which has a tubular spray ing member embedded ainid the libers of the broom and connected with a res ervoir on the handle. Variable Speed Gear. Peter W. Kane, Mason City, Iowa, has patented a new method of varying the speed of machinery with a cone of g?-ars that connect in a peculiar way with the .shafting to readily give any different speed desired. INFORMATION BURBAU. Editor National Tribune: Can you give me a good black stain for oak.? Jos. S. IJurnham, Marietta, O. A good black oak stain consists of one oz. migroeene to half gallon of wa ter. Put (in one coat and till with a black liiier. Add one coat of shellac and three coats of varnish. Hub with | pumice stone and water, then oil and wipe off clean. SCIENTIFIC NOTES. Artificial light Is to find a powerful rival in sunlight for coming sanatoria. Preparing for an operation for cancer on the external ear. Dr. Hirschberg, a Frankfort surgeon, visited Caux les Ter rltet, on Lak.e Geneva, where he was exposed to the sun's rays for many hours a day, and the effect was so un expected and surprising that he extend ed hi* stay to several weeks, when his ear became completely healed without the operation. Other cases?including throat treatment by passing sunlight through the open mouth?have given similar remarkable results. It is ex plained that cells of cancer and other diseased tissue, being unablo to protect themselves by absorbing coloring mat ter-from the blood and becoming pig mented, are killed by the sunlight, and that mountain resorts are especially favorable because the Intensity of the light is greater, there Is less vapor and 7 * *tr is free from germ*. THE NORTHWEST PASSAM. Tke Great Feat of Oapt Amnndwi, tk? KormgUui Explorer. Capt. Roald Amundsen, the Nor wegian sailor, has accomplished an achievement which numberless other enterprising and daring sailors have been attempting, at various times, ever since ths discovery of America. The whole European world has been eager to secure a shorter passage to the Indies than those by the way of the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Horn and this has stimulated, in every age, the most dar ing navigators. For a century the Eng lish Parliament had a standing offer of $50,000 to any man who should make the passage, and this was finally won by McClure in 1853 going from Bering tnd whaling ships to bs dropped ovs* oard In Bering Strait, whioh was dons in 1899. 1900 and 1901. "Each o&sk was numbered and con tained a message In four languages, re questing ths finder to notify ths Geo graphical Society of Philadelphia If ths cask turned up? In rsportlng ths recov ery of the casks to ths Soeiety, Mr. Bryany said: "An examination of the first record shows that'-it was cast adrift by Capt. F. Tuttle, of the U. S. R. C. Bear, on Aug. 21, 1901, &borit 85 miles northwest of Wrangel Island and recovered by Capt. A. G. Chrietianson on Aug. 17, 1902, near the mouth of Kolyuching Bay, on the Siberian coast. It is evident that this particular cask did not get a good start, and ih thie one year loss four days of its drift the course it followed of OUTLINE MAP TO SHOW AMUNDSEN'S ROUTE. Sea eastward to Europe. Capt. Amund sen is the first one who has gone from the east to the west. Henry Hudson was searching for it when his crew mutinied and set him adrift in an open boat on Hudson Bay, where he perished. Sir John Franklin, whose fate was an eager theme for our grandfathers, per ished with 220 men in his search for the Northwest Passage. Each returning expedition discovered something that aided their successors, and Lieut. Gore found the opening which Amundsen entered. The National Geographic Magazine, from which many of these facts and the map are taken, says that "The route which Amundsen has defi nitely located will be of considerable use to whalers, who are venturing fur ther and further north each year, but it is unlikely that anything else will come of it." Capt. Amundsen had other objects in addition to discovering the North west Passage. He was trying also to discover the North magnetic pole, and on his voyage he kept a continual rec ord of the declinations of the magnetic needle, which is of great scientific value. He has located the North magnetic pole in King William Land not far from the position fixed for it by Sir John Ross in 1831. This is of the utmost import ance in navigation, as it will assist in determining the variation of the mag netic needle. The Carnegie Institution recently established a special depart ment to help the magnetic survey of the world and bought a ship for work in .the Pacific Ocean. The National Geo graphic Magazine says: "Amundsen left Christiania in June, 1903, taking only seven men with him in his sloop the Gjoa. His route lay up Baffin Bay, and then through Lancaster Sound. Barrow. Straight, Teel Sound, James Ross Strait, Rae Strait, Simp son Strait, Dease Strait, Coronation Gulf, and Dolphin and Union Straits to King Point, on the western side of the Mac kenzie River delta. At the Mackenzie River, where he arrived in September, 1905, he found some whalers who were caught in the ice. They told him that the political situation between Norway and Sweden was strained, and, being anxious to learn 1 what had happened as well as to hear from his family, he determined to march 1 south to the Yukon telegraph line. It was a 700-mile trip on snow-shoes; it had been made only once or twice before by trappers, but he calculated he could get there, spend a few weeks at the station, and return to his ship before Spring. So with Capt. Mogg. of the whaler Bon anza which had been stranded on the beach, he set out. "Four weeks later, on Dec. 5, the people of Eagle City were startled to be told by one or two white men who came in on snow-shoes that he had come from Europe via the Arctic Ocean. To cross in the dead of Winter the immense ex panse of ice stretching from Eagle City to the mouth of the Mackenzie alone seemed impossible, and not until the outside world identified him by telegraph would they believe that it was A mundsen. "Amundsen has announced that about the middle of January he will re turn to his ship at the Mackenzie River. He proposes to bring her through Ber ing Strait to San Francisco, and then return to Christian'^ by the way of Cape Horn, thus completely circum I navigating the American continent. In arctic history Amundsen will rank with Greely, Nansen and Peary." Drifting CaMkN. Additional information has been ob tained by the capture of two of the 50 spindle-shaped casks which were con structed from designs by Admiral Mel ville ami sent North by revenue cutters Heart Trouble The heart Itself tuts no power?no self-control. It Is made to bs-ut by u tender nerve ko tiny that It is scarcely visible to tin* naked eye. Vet ten thousand times a ilay this tlellcaU' nerve must asMst the heart to expand and contract. Tills nerve is only one of the brunches of the great sympathetic, or Inmiok, nerve system. Ilaeli brunch of this system Is so closely allied with the others (hut weakness or Irregularity at any point is apt to spread. Heart trouble frequently arises from stomach trouble through sympathy, and Kidney trouble may also lol low. For each of these organs Is ojiernted by a branch of these same sympathetic nerves -the in si ok X KB VIC*. In Heart, Kidney or Ktoma'-h troubles. It Is of but little use to attem|?tto doctor the organ itself?the most permanent relief lies In restoring the Insihk Nkiivgh. Dr. hhoop regard* these nerves to be the real cause of such troubh-s. The remedy?known by physicians and druggists every where as Dr. JShoop's Restorative?is the result of years of endeavor along this very line. It does not done the organ to deaden the pain?but It aims to go at once to the nerve?the Inside nerve?the power nerve?and builds It up, and strengthens It and makes It well. Kvery heart suflVrer may have Dr. 8hoop's book on the Heart. It will be sent free, and with it you will receive the " Health Token," aa intended passport to good health. For the flree book and the "Health Token" you must address Dr. bhoop. Box 5&31, Kaclne. Wis. State which book you want Book 1 on Dyspepsia Book 2 on the Heart Book 3 on the Kldueys Book 4 for Women Book 5 for Men Book 6 ou llheu mat lam. Dr. Bboop's Restorative Tablets?give Aill three weeks treatment. Kacn form?liquid or tablet?bsve equal merit. Druggists every where. Dr. Shoop's Restorative .? * V\ Vv; ' - kfV 3u? mi,es to the southeast was prob ably influenced by local currents which exist near Bering Strait. ? i.' T*htL other representative of this x lent fleet which has been traversing the desolate wastes of the Arctic seas nad a longer voyage and doubtless a more eventful history. Placed on the flow ice northwest of Point Barrow. Alaska, in latitude 71 degrees 53 min utes north and longitude 164 degrees .>0 minutes west by Capt. B. T. Tiiton, or the steam whaler Alexander, on . ept. 13, 1899, it was recovered one mile east of Cape Rauda, Nupr, on the n coast ?' Iceland, on June 7, 1 ""5. th''?ZTh K?f? ?aSkS haVe COme through, but have not been found, while others, no doubt, have been found, but not reported. There is no telling how long the cask found on Ice land drifted about in open water be fore it was cast ashore." WAR OF THE REBELLION. (Cohtlnnftd from pag* 1.) Tmin in"!J?tel55 COme from the,r homes and in the primest condition for ser vice. Green made his attack at 2 a. m ilQ^Une \ fn<}the first storming party fiXt!lrOTnilr]y V.eaten bapk after severe ?5i Ji 5 renewed the assault sev eral times during the day, but everv l!IJieJith 016 ?ame disastrous results. The history of the 16th N. H. gives the following description of the battle: The Dewand for Mnrrender. a S rend"^? <he"fort"11 immediate aur" thereupon called to gether the garrison, and while thev nfrl^H(Ung about the flag-staff ask ed whether the flag should be pulled ?hlVTl ?r hanging, 'it was one of Hen?h?y*wh ??th' saya Cor"rade Heath, who, speaking for the rest, said .\e\er pull it down; let it hang!" The Major then replied: "It shall hang there to defend8It"" a man uf *ou - "Fortunately at that juncture a trans port steamer from NeW Orleans having on board a few officers and men who jvere returning to their regiments a' Port Hudson, called at Donaldsonvllle. J?^yTLfWfro ,"formed of the situation, and Maj. Bullen asked if there were any commissioned officers on board who could be spared to assist in the defense ? ? ?arrIson against the expected at tack. Two Lieutenants volunteered, and the steamer departed. "A few moments later den. Green was informed of the decision of the garrison. He sent hack word to re move the non-combatants Immediately and added 'No prisoners will be taken.' Five hundred of his men meanwhile had volunteered to take the fort bv storming it. They made the attack a rule past 1 o'clock on the morning of the JSth of June. "The first assault was on the stock ade at our left, and though we were ex posed to the raking fire from the en emy's sharpshooters who were posted on the opposite side of the bayou still the stockades at that point were gal lantly and courageously defended by our men, the larger number of whom were from the 16th N. H. "The second attack, 30 minutes later was on our right. That assault was de termined and fierce, but tin* position was heroically defended, the larger number of the defenders at that point being from the State of Maine. "It was in that attack that one of the IJeutenants who on the way up the riypr the day before had volunteered to stop over was killed by a bullet through his neck, and the other one ;i little later was mortally wounded by a large shot that passed through his face, nearly severing his tongue; he wsis removed to New Orleans that afternoon. "In the fight Serg't Cotton was hit by a bullet just over his heart, but his roll book deadened the force. The Sergeant carried for some time the mark of the shot where the bullet struck; the bullet together with his roll book, as evidence of his narrow escape, were frequently shown to his comrades and friends. "While the second attack was in progress, some of our 16th men who were almost too -slek to keep their feet, showed, n ever Hp el ess, their fighting qualities, for without orders they crawl ed along the,embankment to tiie posi tion held hp.llie* men from Maine, and helped to defernd that point from the ?nemy, who- doing their utmost to carry it. Th*> flu-frig continued until day light. when it sbieked for the most part, and the main body of the enemy ap parently withdrew. "During Hue fighting that night, as afterwards, tt> was ascertained some or the 16th men; *tad used from 70 to 80 rounds of arftituinition. Report, "The ill-f^edi /Maj. Bullen before his death made tfie .following report of that first day's flghUng: " 'At halfrWLst, 1 a. m., June 28, our pickets wer*,Ar|d on by those, of the enemy. and'i^Ufing their retreat the guns of the fort an# those of the gun beat Princess Royal, "under command of Capt. Woolsey, opened on the ap proaching enemy. But their forces moved steadily forward, and In a short time Capt. E. B? NIel, to whom I had entrusted the defense of the left en trance to the fort, received a terrible fire from the enemy, who came up on the opposite bank of the Bayou 1a Fourche to a point where they could fire on his flank, which was wholly un protected; but the gallant Captain and hla command endured the Are without wavering, and replied with vigor which, with the assistanoe of one of the guns of ihe fort, drove them back In disorder. 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Thompson's com pany, was in command of one of the re serves, and v. as ordered to support Capt. Thompson, which he did with the greatest energy, and after an hour's struggle was kiled. Here also Lieut. Perry was severely wounded. " My force was so small that the re serves had now to support Capt. Niel and now Capt. Thompson, as the case demanded. After an engagement of three hours and a half some 25 of the enemy at the left surrendered and more than 100 on the right. A majority of those who succeeded in getting within our outer works made their escape, leaving a little more than 100. " 'I cannot speak in terms of too high commendation of my gallant officers and ;ny brave men who fought against so great a superiority of numbers with unaccountable energy and endurance. " 'Of the enemy we have buried more than 5" that were gathered up just without and within our outer works. Twenty-five of their wounded we found where we gathered up their dead. The remainder were borne away by the re treating forces. The number must have been large. Two deserters came in yes terday and statej that the enemy ac knowledged a loss of 500 killed and wounded.' "Gen. Green finding that his 500 vol unteers were not sufficient to capture the fort, and enraged at his losse?. massed his entire force, numbering at that time nearly 1.400 men, and fol lowed cautiously down the banks of the ; river in confidence of making the cap I ture. "But fortunately for us the very night on which that attack was'planned, one of the Federal gunboats, watching for a movement of that kind, discovered the whereabouts of the Confederates, and under cover of the f<>? got in posi tion and gave them a broadside that caused a general stampede. A Mumm ef I'rinonern. ' "Those of the enemy who were still in position to fight us, together with others who from time to time had joined them, finding that the main body of their comrades had retired during the night, waved a white flag at dav light. They were asked 'What is : wanted?' and replied 'We wish to sur render.' They were required to lay down their arms where they were. They then filed into the fort and gave their names. Though they did not know the fact, and it is well for us that they did not, yet they numbered more effective men than those to whom they had sur rendered themselves prisoners. "After looking about for a few mo ments and seeing scarcely any troops, they asked 'Where are your men?' 'Oh, they are at breakfast; some of them have gone for water and others are secreted where they can fix Green if he makes another attack.' Those were falsehoods, but were told on the falla cious ground that in war all things are fair. "There can be no doubt that if the weakness of the garrison really had been known, those men would not have surrendered. They had been completely fooh'd during the day and night by fictitious commands like these: *Coi. Smith, move your regiment to the left and hold your fire till the enemy are in easy range.* Col. Littlejohn, keep a sharp outlook and be ready with your command to make an assault.' Many such orders were given to regimental J and company commanders who had no existence except in the imagination of the Yankees who held the fort and gave the commands. "Fortunately soon after the Confed erates had surrendered, a small gun boat. No. 2. which formerly was the blockade runner 'Princess Itoyal,' came down the liver and relieved us of our prisoners. Then our boys breathed easier, for up to that time they had been in mortal dread that those Texans, discovering the weakness of the garri son, would spring upon and disarm the guards and have the fort and its de fenders in their own hands. "Gen. Green's plans meantime were unknown. The fear was that he would return at any hour with perhaps an ad ditional force, and if so our men, though slightly reinforced, June 29, by a few men from the 28th Me. and the Louisiana 1st, who compensated for the loss to our forces during the fighting of the previous day and night, could not seemingly have held out if there had been another assault. And what made matters still worse for us was that the enemy had planted batteries on the river both above and below Donald sonville. which quite effectually cut off all transport navigation unleas attend ed by gunboats. "In that critical condition of affairs our men from June 28 to July 9 were kept on duty almost constantly, day and night. They slept behind the intrench ments with muskets In their hands, and even cooked and ate their rations "With their equipments on. "And yet, strange and odd as it may seem, those more than half-exhausted and almost-imprisoned troops on the morning of July 4 resolved to fire the National salute. Accordingly they ar jr<nge<i a protec tion for the gunners and began the firing. "With almost every discharge the foil federates, who were lying right un der the guns on the other side of the embankment, would utter their oaths at the patriotism of the 'Damned Yankees' who were suffocating them with smoke and deafening them with the din of the cannon. The entire sa lute, however, was fired, which doubt ! less gave the impression to the enemy that we had an ample supply of am munition left and plenty of strength to use it. "It may well be questioned if the Confederate troops ever met such a de termined resistance, coupled with so much out-and-out bluff as that which confronted them at Donaldsonvllle. A Brave Boy. "It was some time during that 4th of July that the officer who succeeded AlaJ. Bui Jen as commandant of the fort expressed in the presence of some of our 16th boys a desire for certain in formation that in vain he had sought to obtain. "One of the youngest of the number offered to make the attempt to secure it. The commander in reply chaffed the volunteer a bit. owing, perhaps, to his extreme youthful appearance. VV hat can you do?' was the question of the commander. 'Anything you say ' was the quick reply. 'I wish, then!* said the officer, 'you would find where Gen. Green is and what he is going to do/ 'I will/ replied the boy. "The commander scarcely expected that such a foolhardy attempt would be made, and dismissed the matter from his mind. The next morning very early the youthful soldier visited the officer's tent with the information that Green was in a certain farm house, giving the location, and that he was intending to attack the fort at 1 o'clock that day. I The officer laughed. The young soldier remarked: 'Would it not be well for vou ! to get ready?' "The officer studied for a moment the face of the boy, and became thoughtful. Shortly after the foregoing conversa tion matters were put in readiness for an attack and at 1 o'clock every avail able man was in position. Hardly had that been done when Green, who doubt less had reasoned that at that hour the garrison would be easily surprised, sud denly appeared and began the attack. To his astonishment and dismay he found that our men were fully prepared, as if expecting the attack, and so success fully met it that he fell back to consider what next to do. "The facts were these: That 16th boy of whom we have spoken soon after his conversation with the commanding offi cer. and after dark, passed through our picket lines and by a 'piece of good luck,' as he says, though evidently by sheer daring, discovered the farm house where were stopping Gen. Green and his staff. "He hung about and by creeping un der fences, climbing trees and by other devices and adventures that seem al most too incredulous for any one to believe, obtained the desired informa tion and actually overheard the words of Gen. Green while he was planning the attack for the next day. and among other things heard him say. 'I will en ter that fort if I have to cut my way with an ax/ Green probably when using those words had in mind the cut ling of the upright timbers that formed the stockade that greatly had bothered his men in the previous assault. After petting this information our young vol unteer returned, passing through the enemy's and our own picket lines, reaching the fort some time before day light. "We would be glad to give the name of that youthful hero, now of course well on in years, but he has emphat ically requested the historian to with hold for ihe present its publication." Death of MaJ. Mullen. Among the reinforcements hastily sent to Doualdsonville was a detach ment from the 1st La., a regiment made up of the longshoremen of the levees. II is said that the regiment was in the Confederate service when the city was taken. The majority of the members were of the roughest class and some of them were under the influence of liquor at the time that they arrived at Fort Butler. Maj. Bullen angered one of them, named Francis Scott, who watch ed his chance and presently fired a shot on him from behind, which proved fatal. Scott was arrested and sent in irons to New Orleans, where he was tried and executed. A Confederate Aeeonat. Brig.-Gen. Thos. Green made a full report to Gen. Dick Taylor of his assault upon the fort, and it is high testimony to the gallantry of the defenders and the desperation of the assault. He also con fesses to the shabby trick by which he rescued his men by a misuse of a flag of truce. His report is as follows: " 'During the 27th I rested our jaded troops and horses, getting all the in formation which could be procured re lating to the situation of the fort, its force, defenses, etc., etc. M 'I sent Stone's regiment to the east of the bayou (La Fourche) and ordered him to advance towards Donaldsonvllle on the bank and attract the attention of the enemy, and, if possible, attack! him on that side. With the balance of j the command I advanced during the night of the 27th to within a mile and j a half of the fort, where I dismounted my command. V I " 'Having determined on the plan of I attack, 1 called the officers command ing the regiments together, and ex plained to them specifically the position each one was to occupy in the assault. " 'Maj Shannon, with the 5th Texas Mounted Volunteers, was to * circuit around the fort, reach th* Mis sissippi above and advance down to the stockade of upright timbers set in the ground between the levee and the wa ter's edge and then make an entrance. " 'Col. Hardeman, with the 4tn Texas Mounted Volunteers, was to move up the Bayou road and as soon as he heard the firing of Shannon or of the enemy, he was to as.-ault the fort at the water's edge along the stockade a d simultaneously witb Shannon to make an entrance through the stockade and 1 with Shannon assault the garrison, hand to hand. , ? . . " 'Phillips. Une and Herbert, with their regiments, were to envelop thf works, moving up around them to th4 brink of the ditch, shooting down the cannoneers and their supporters from the ramparts at a distance of only 16 or ^"^Maj. Shannon encountered the Pickets of the enemy and a fire was opened upon him by the artillery o 'He advanced to the stockade, driv ing the enemy from it and them through their own portholes :He pushed a part of his men over their works, the men helping each other over the balance of his men moved around the stockade through the shallow wa ter into the fort. " Hearing the small-arms of Maj. Shannon amid the roar of artlllen. 1I ordered an advance of the ^ole The tight was desperately contended on every part of the ground. To Head Off the Guiboati. " 'Col. Hardeman, with the 4th Texas, being unable to control his guide, was delayed in his attack on the La Fourche side until nearly daylight, but his casualties show with what determined courage that veteran regiment stood its ground after it came into action. "'The attack on the fort was ma?lo before light, at 2 o'clock in the morn ing. for the purpose of preventing the gunboats from being in advance. \\? were not repulsed until we found after getting into the stockade that there was yet a ditch to cross, running in front of and parallel with the river. At this ditch a most desperate Aght ensued be tween the commands of shannon aiM phillips and the enemy. " 'Our men here psed brick-bats upon the heads of the enemy, who re turned the same. Capt. Killough and Lieut. Land and other officers and men were wounded on their heads with bricks thrown by the enemy, which had first been thrown by our men. There never was more desperate courage dis played than was shown by our men en gaged In this assault. The ?ne^n2VTte been shown an example of desperate courage which will not be without its " *\Ve fought from 2 o'clock a. m. un til davlight without intermission, and our dead and wounded show tho desperation of the assault. The garrison contained between 500 and 600 Fed " 'At daylight I sent a flag of truce, asking permission to pick up our wounded and bury our dead which was refused, as I expected. My ?^Je^t in sending a flag so early was to get . a great number of our men who had f< und a little shelter near the enerayi w orks and who would undoubtedly be taken prisoners. As it was 1 must ha\e saved a hundred men by instructing mv llie of truce officer as he approached the fort to order our troops still there, aW"'We mourn the fall of many of our bravest and best officers and men, am one them Maj. Shannon. Capt. Rags dale Lieuts. Darby and Cole, of the 5th; Maj.' Ridley, of Phillips's regiment, and Lieut. Cartw right, of the 4th, and 0t "^Had the fort fallen into our hands, T am satisfied, with a little work on it. we could have held it against all the gunboats below Port Huds0JV "'Its capture and occupation would doubtless have caused great uneasiness and inconvenience to the Federal army besieging Port Hudson. In this view much risk was justified in its attempted capture.' " _ t (To be continued.! Why Not 5o Moot ravings Inatltullone pay dividends at the rate of 3 to 4 per cent, calculated from and to certain fixed dates. We p*y ?"? per cent on sums retired and withdraw n at mny time. calcu'aUng earnings for ererj 4ay the money Is In our care. This proposition apneate strongly to Army or Navy men. who are especially tramerous among our mail account i>atrons. 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