Filling up the Ranks.
A late order, issued from the office of the Adjutant and Inspector-General
, orders the chiefs of the Bureau of Ordnance
and of the Nitre Bureau
to turn over, without delay, one-fifth
of all the force employed in their respective bureaux, including contractors and other employees.
This order will put into the field almost as many men, if not more, than were procured by the revocation of de- tails of producers — the whole number of men who have been detailed as farmers on this side of the Mississippi river
being four thousand four hundred and eighty five.
The only objection to this order is that portion of it which says: ‘"Three days are allowed for the execution of this order after its reception at any post or station of the different departments."’ This time will be too short to prevent inconvenience to the public service from the sudden cessation of labor and the inability of contractors to wind up their affairs.