4 MARCH 1871, Page 2

Next to finance, the greatest French problem will be the

re- organization of the Army, and it is reported from Bordeaux that M. Thiers advises very radical measures,—the disbandment of the entire Army, promotion by examination alone, and some plan of universal military service. The imprisoned officers, however, will have something to say in this matter, as their commissions are by law property, and they cannot be dismissed for having fought unsuccessfully. The Guard, for instance, fought heroically at Gravelotte. It is probable that compensation will be given to the majority,—who would else be driven to Bonapartism ; and it is a good sign that the whole matter is in the hands of an able and. decided man, Count Darn, who cannot be suspected of hostility to the Army for its own sake.