HERE THEY COME!
WHILE the Federal Union in America was responding mightily to the urge of nationality, things were happening in Europe. Crowns and thrones which had been tossed about by the revolutionary upheaval in France were settling back in some sort of shape. Do what you will with the kaleidoscope, the crystals within after assuming various figures, will finally fall into some design. It is not otherwise with political aggregations.
For a generation the people in kingdoms and empires across the water were jounced hither and thither, with little opportunity to consider vital problems. Then came Waterloo and the conferences of Vienna and Laybach. Now that Napoleon was deposited on a lonely rock in the Southern Pacific there was a chance for royalty to reassert itself, and for its subjects to do some thinking along economic lines. These latter had for some time been suspicious that they were being ruined by a long succession of wars which