22 SEPTEMBER 1860, Page 9



We have a piece of very unpleasant news from India. It is not im- probable that the first fruit of the amalgamation of the two armies will be the loss of the Local Artillery. As soon as the Act reaches India, these men will, we are told, claim their discharge or a bounty on reenlistment. Probably, the European Infantry will follow this example, and then we shall have a repetition of those scenes which led to the loss of 10,000 troops at a cost of upwards of 200,0001. There are other questions in the background, and we may look for disagreeable news by the first mail after the receipt of the Amalgamation Act.