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ENGLISH MILITARY ESTABLISHMENTS.

The changes in our military establishblishments that are likely to be made with the view of effecting a reduction in the Army Estimates of next year have been, to a great extent, settled by the authorities. Six depot battalions, comprising the depots of regiments serving in the United Kingdom, are to be abolished, while Portsmouth is to be made a Lfeutenant-Gene-ral's, and Manchester a Major- General's command. The office of Inspector-Gene-ral of Infantry will be done away with, and the Inspector- General (together with his aide-de-camp) and Assistant AdjutantGeneral will disappear from the Estimates of 1865-66. This staff was not charged, as might be inferred from the title of the office, with the duty of inspecting the infantry generally ; it was only entrusted with the supervision of ihe depot battalions, and one-fourth of these are to be abolished. The remainder — the depots of regiments abroad — will now be under the charge of general officers in whose districts they are stationed. Six of these battalions are under the direct supervision of officers of rank— the three at Chatham are under a major-general, and the three at Colchester under a colonel on the staff. The post of Assistant Adjutant-General of Cavalry is also to be abolished, and a brigade-major will probably undertake the duties hitherto discharged by the assistant adjujantgeneral. The Cavalry depot at Maidstone IS to be abolished, and one depot at Canterbury will include all the depots of regiments on the English establishment. The depot of the 17th Lancers will proceed to join the headquarters of the regiment on its arrival home in the spring, at Colchester, probably ; and those of the 6th Dragoons, 7th Hussars, and 21st Hussars will go to Canterbury. The depot of the Horse Artillery will be moved from Canterbury to Woolwich, and the artillery barracks at the former place will be sufficient (or the accommodation of the depots from Maidstone. The riding establishment at Maidstone will not, we believe, be interfered with, and that place will be made a Horse Artillery station. No reductions to half-pay will take place in consequence of the extinction of the two depot companies of battalions serving at home. The officers thus becoming supernumerary will be retain ed on full-pay until they are absorbed by death vacancies or voluntary retirements to full or half pay.— Army and Navy Gazette. There has just been discovered in the Government of Tomsk, in Siberia, a sulpher lake, the waters of which are an infallible specific against even inveterate scrofula. The Russian journals make the ctniment that, when thepropo-ed railways are made, people will go to the baths in Siberia as they do in Germany. A fisherman recently hauled up a silver fork, marked " Atlantic," near the spot w <ere the steamer Atlantic was wrecked in November 27, 1846 It is described as a very heavy, old-fashioned silver, bearing marks of long immersion in water. One man in Chicopee, Massachusetts, manufactures three barrels of hair pins in a day. The last surviving son of the famous Ali Pacha of Janina has just died at Scutari. Since the tragic end of his father he had been receiving a pension from the Porte, which, with a small estate he possessed, would have enabled him to live at his ease ; but, from avarice, he deprived himself of common necessaries, was clothed in rags, and walked barefooted. He died miserably, in a houso falling to ruins. Raiher a novelty in church architecture — a galvanised corrugated iron church — has been opened at Howden, Northumberland, by toe Yen. Arohdeacon Prest.

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ENGLISH MILITARY ESTABLISHMENTS., Evening Post, Issue 44, 30 March 1865

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ENGLISH MILITARY ESTABLISHMENTS. Evening Post, Issue 44, 30 March 1865

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