¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 1 the complexion of their state affairs- They have been drawn into a war against a friendly power without a sufficient Causus-belli- where they are spending immense sums and countless lives. Now the shrewd Prussian Bismark presses their union while he has their 200.000 soldiers in his power, and they see no other exit from the dilemma, because a refusal to unite will render them liable to receive very small compensation for their extraordinary contributions of men, and supplies, and for maintaining the 90.000 French prisoners in their hands, still they dont like the idea of throwing their military resources entirely into the hands of the Prussian monarch, as the Saxons have done, who may use them at anytime in wars of his own making.
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 1 The comic papers here say they “hear that the King has agreed to sign the bond of Union provided the Prussians will build a new Opera House for Wagners music” (they already have a magnificent one).
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 This large Hotel is now quite full, and every day at Dinner we are treated to a cosmopolitan review where the characteristics of many nations may be studied. Nearly opposite to us sits a young French couple, evidently recently married, who