3 NOVEMBER 1866, Page 1

The Emperor of the French has ordered a Commission to

report on the reorganization of the French Army. The Commission includes six Ministers, the Marshals of France, and several Generals, of whom Fleury and Trocim are the best known. The reason assigned is the "grave events which have just been accomplished in Germany," and the object, to "place the Army in a situation to assure the defence of the territory and the maintenance of French political influence." As it is evident that Napoleon contemplates an increase to his force, as such increase must in some way or other widen the area of conscription, and as the peasantry will not like that, the inference is irresistible that Napoleon intends war. Able sovereigns do not run the risk of quarrelling with their subjects, except for defined and visible ends.