29 DECEMBER 1866, Page 1

The Emperor of the French is ntly receding from his

plan of military reorganization. Th *tutionnel is allowed to

say that it admits of profound modi ons, and M. Sens, official candidate for the sixth district of the Pas de Calais, has been compelled to make the same promise in the same words. His own supporters—peasants—insisted on this, while his opponents demanded the withdrawal of the plan altogether. The point now is whether the " profound modification" will reduce the total number required each year, or whether it will only enable the Legislative Body to fix the totals—a privilege it possesses now, but is afraid to use.