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ful men never permit anything to pass without letting them understand that "we are about." At first the "small fry" passed without much trouble, but the practice of our gunners is giving them much more proficiency. And on Sunday morning several shots passed between the fore and mizzen mast of a schooner which was passing upwards. On Saturday morning last two schooners, towed by a tug, came along, but were no sooner in night than the batteries opened fire upon them. At the same time Col. Wigfall, of Texas, aided by Captain Martin and Lieut. Carrington, of Arkansas, and some others, went out in a small boat with a view of effecting captures. The tug, not shing the last shot, cut loose from the vessels and literally flew up the stream. The crews aboard the schooners, perceiving the purposes of the party, he took themselves to their boats and made for the Maryland shore. The vessels, of course, were readily taken, and were found to be the Fairfax, of New York city, laden with h