25 MAY 1867, Page 3

France has been on the verge of a "crisis." The

Committee on the Army Reorganization Bill, after long negotiations with the Government, finally resolved to reject it entirely. They would not give up the right of fixing the number of men, because, as they said, that would be to give up all control of the budget. The Emperor, finding that the Legislative Body would support itc, committee, at last gave way-, and it was agreed that while the normal strength of the Army should. be 800,000 men, instead. of

60%000, the Legislature should annually fix the number to be called out.