11 MARCH 1865, Page 2

It appears from a short discussion in the House of

Commons on Monday between Mr. Vansittart and Sir C. Wood, that there are now 274,713 native troops, armed police, and irregulars in India, including 2,052 native artillerymen,. and 68,336 European soldiers, whose principal business it is to watch these natives. Neverthe- less the local Government has recommended an increase to the native army, which is overworked. The number of organized natives of all sorts is now greater than it was before the mutiny, while from the number of armed men called police it is much more universally diffused. When the next mutiny occurs therefore it will cover a much larger area, sepoys under thesuise of police- men having now in fact possession of the Data, which was formerly almost free from them.