Prince Napoleon iu 1870 -was somehing of a prophet. Wbeu he heard of he emperor's declaratiou of war, he lurried to St. Clond and had a stormy nterview with the emparor. He didn't íesitate to say, "It is the emperor who las brought this upon us, " and the em)eror, while offended at his frankness, admitted that "your presentimeuts perhaps correspond with mine. " Then the prince fired his last shot and ehowed hat though he might go astray in many things, he kuew of the weakness of trance and the strength of Germany. He ttirued on his heel and, with that bitteraess which he didn't hesitate to exhibit when occasion required, said : "So be it, so be it ! Let us, however, make baste to pack onr possessious, for we are airead v beaten. " And so the uit proved.