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the marine. There are besides 4 recruiting districts in Bosnia and Herze- govina.

The yearly contingent of recruits for the common array amounts to 103,100 ; from Austria 59,211 ; from Hungary 43,899; besides these is a yearly con- tingent, 22,500, for the Landwehr or Honvedseg, the Austrian Landwehr contingent being 10,000, the Honvedseg 12,500 (yeal'ly) (Wehtgesetz, Vedfe- rotorveuy) Bill of Army of 1889).

The following table shows the actual strength (officers, men, and horses) of the Austro-Hungarian army on peace footing in 1898 : —

Officers

Men

Total

Horses

j Common Army —

1 Staff ....

3,738

3,843

7,581

14

j Establishments

1,536

7,680

9,216

494

] Infantry

9,454

177,109

186,563

704

Cavalry

1,874

45,506

47,380

38,144 1

Artillery —

Field

1,636

28,152

29,788

1,248

Fortress .

412

7,760

8,172

134

Pioneers, &c.

575

9,918

10,483

19

Sanitary troops .

79

2,854

2,933

Train ....

393

3,253

3,646

1,849

Austrian Landwehr —

Infantry

2,168

20,657

22,825

118

Cavalry

196

1,899

1,095

1,401

Hungarian Honvedseg —

Infantry

2,132

20,797

22,929

122 !

Cavalry

Total

390

4,200

4,590

3,510 1

24,583

333,628

358,211

47,757

On war footing the nuniVters are put at 45,238 officers, 1,826,940 men, and 281,886 horses, Avhile the number of men who would be obliged to serve in the Levy-in-ilass is over 4,000,000. In peace the number of guns, exclusive of fortress artillery, is 1,048, in war 1,864. The infantry is armed with the Mannlicher rifle.

III. Navy.

The Austro-Hungarian navy is mainly a coast defensive force, maintained in a state of high efficiency, and including a flotilla of monitors for the Danube. It is administered by the Naval Department of the Ministry of War. The new ships are to replace others growing obsolete, and the pro- gramme provides for a fleet of 15 armourclads between 6,000 and 9,000 tons, 7 second-class ciliisers (4,000 to 7,000 tons), 7 third-class cniisers (1,500 to 2,500 tons), 15 torpedo gunboats, and 90 various torpedo boats, exclusive of the Danube flotillas. The headquarters of the fleet are at Pola, an<l there are other establishments upon the Dalmatian coast. Rating the old ships among