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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 expressed to me his profound astonishment at the state of things visible in camps at the other side of the Potomac. He was here, however, at a bad time — just after the flight from Manassas. His criticisms, however, on lazy sentries, on slovenly and Ill equipped troops, on dirty arms and accoutrements, were just. Above all he was amazed that in any army of recruits there was no drill or exercise to be seen. Company drill is not much attended to; the b