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Southern Greek fire;--The Mobile Register and Advertiser asserts that Colonel John Travis (of pistol-shot notoriety) has discovered, if not the ancient, at least its counterpart and equal, the modern Greek fire. Its components are kept secret, but Colonel Travis tenders the use of his invention to the confederate States. The Register gives the following account of a test of this fire: On Thursday evening last, near the bay road, in the suburbs of this city, in the presence of severanscript bureau, other officers of the army and navy, a score of ladies, and at least one representative of the press, Captain Travis made two distinct experiments of his fire or composition; using on each occasion less than half a pint of the preparand the wood cracked and hummed, and the flames arose again defiantly unquenchable. On the occasion of these experiments, Travis's Greek Fire burned for something over a quarter of an hour in full vigor and force. Its heat is intense, and flies at o