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o an article headed, "A new and formidable Instrument of Warfare — A Hint for the South." In which was stated, that upon the late false report of a conspiracy to seize the Brooklyn Navy Yard, in addition to the usual military preparations, Chief Engineer King caused to be in readiness hot water conveyed by hose, and to be forced by steam pumps upon the assailing parties. This species of warfare was mentioned as being hitherto unknown, which I most respectfully assert to be a mistake. I waharge, under the direction of Chief Engineer Harman Newell, of the steam pumps and appurtenances necessary to force the water on deck in case it was needed. Although nothing new, this system of warfare could be better applied. I agree with Mr. King, that it should be adopted by all ships-of-war and fortifications, being, as it is well known, a most terrible means for defence. My proposition in regard to fortifications, is the extending of a line of cast-iron pipes along the outside of