Название: Bulletin of military notes
Издательство: Government printing office
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The Austrian Parliament has already passed the amended recruiting law, but in the Hungarian Parliament not only is strenuous opposition raised against it by the independence party, but this opposition is accompanied by street demonstrations and meetings of protest, so that the purpose of obstructing the passage of the bill until the expiration of this years enlistment term is already accomplished. Nevertheless, it is expected that the bill will eventually be passed, after some concessions have been secured, such as the provision that all Hungarian officers shall serve only in the Hungarian army, the modification of the army emblems, and others. Even Emperor Francis Joseph has recently declared himself categorically in favor of its passage. The recruiting for Austria has, in the meantime, been deferred till A pril instead of March, under the supposition that the bill would become a law by May 1. The new recruiting bill differs, it is true, in its present form from its previous form, but its most important provision viz, the increase of the recruit contingent for army and navy for 1903 to 126,000 men has remained unchanged. . .