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, some time since, it was stated that a steam engine and hose were so arranged as to throw streams of boiling water over any assailants. We also hear of asphyxiated gases inclosed in bombs; and a paragraph met our eye recently which stated that the famous unquenchable Greek fire had been re-discovered. In the siege of Jerusalem by Titus, the defenders poured from the walls boiling tar, quick-lime, vitriol, and similar burning agents, upon the heads and shoulders of the assaulting Romans. Poisoned knives and spears are not now used in civilized warfare, but a war like this laughs at the squeamishness of ordinary wars, and scorns all mercy and compassion. The Republicans have threatened to hang their prisoners, as was threatened by the British Generals in the Revolution, when all Americans were declared traitors and rebels, but Washington proposed to hang man for man, and it was promptly abandoned. Of course, if Lincoln shoots or hangs his prisoners, Davis will shoot or hang his.
volunteers — rich and poor, old and young, are alike engaged in the praiseworthy work. A few nights since the ladies of the town presented a fine flag to Capt. Wm. White's company of "Mountain Boys." It was presented by Miss Alice Culler, of Georgia, one of the teachers of Martha Washington College. It was received by Capt. White. Col. John A. Campbell, being called upon, made an appropriate address. Gov. Floyd and Walter Preston, Esq., were loudly called for, but neither were present, consequently we missed a treat from each of those gentlemen. Gov. Floyd has been appointed Brigadier General by President Davis, and has received orders to raise a brigade as soon as possible. This is an excellent appointment, and delights the numerous friends of that great and excellent man, Gov. Floyd. He is evidently a man for the times. Capt. Jones is now engaged in mustering our volunteers into service. This county will roll up a tremendous vote for secession. Washington.