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Washington, April 24, 1863. Intelligence was received here to-day of an important arrest at Falmouth, the headquarters of the army of the Potomac. No doubt has existed for a long time that the rebels have had some secret means of knowing every thing that transpired within our lines, and that such information was instantaneously conveyed. The orders for recent movements had not reached the circumference of the military circle formed by our army before the pickets on the opposite bank were and in situations favorable for signals, have been constantly enjoined to use the utmost care and watchfulness to discover and expose the iniquitous system. Yesterday their efforts were crowned with success. One of the guards in the town of Falmouth, stationed outside a dwelling adjoining the brick church on the river-bank, heard a clicking like that of a telegraph instrument. He advised his superior officers, and was directed to enter the house and investigate. This was done, and on op
r four miles from the river, and is discernible only from the balloon. But four or five small rebel camps are visible below and above Fredericks-burgh from our side of the river. The secretiveness of the rebels is quite remarkable. Not a single rebellious ensign can be seen up or down the river; buy why, is a matter of conjecture. Possible, the price of bunting in Dixie is incompatible with the rebels' idea of economy. Yesterday morning a party of rebels approached the river opposite Falmouth with a seine, and immediately commenced preparations for a little piscatorial recreation. The officer of our picket, acting in compliance with orders, called out his guard, and ordering the men to prime their pieces, hailed the would-be fishermen after the following manner: Hello, over there! What are you going to do? Fish, was the brief response from one of the party. Don't you know that General Hooker has forbidden fishing in the river? inquired the officer. Yes, but we