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ght be said the words I have used exaggerate the condition of affairs at the period in question. [Here Mr. Russell quotes General McClellan's General Orders No, 2, prohibiting officers and men frequenting the Washington hotels, etc.] Col. Porter. Col. Porter, an active officer of the regular army, and a man of great determination and vigor, at once organized his patrols, and, though the guard-houses may be full, the streets are empty. He sets to work with such speed that WashingtoCol. Porter, an active officer of the regular army, and a man of great determination and vigor, at once organized his patrols, and, though the guard-houses may be full, the streets are empty. He sets to work with such speed that Washington, which went to bed in very poor spirits one night, found that the evil had vanished in twenty-four hours, and that next night she could sleep in peace. The citizen soldiery were-astonished and were indignant, but they were nevertheless arrested and "blockaded," and I confess it gave me infinite satisfaction to observe the very salutary results of the process. Views of a Spanish officer. Gen. Lana, who commands the Spanish troops in Cuba, has been over here on a tour, and he expr