ld of Josephine by her first marriage, and a great favorite of the Emperor Napoleon, who, in 1806, adopted him as his son. He was subsequently appointed Viceroy of Italy, and married the Princess of Bavaria.
In 1817 he had a son called Maximilian, who entered the service of Russia, and in 1839 married the Grand Duchess Marie Nicolaiwena, daughter of the Emperor Nicholas.
By this lady he has had several children, two of whom are sons--one, Prince Nicholas Maximilian, born in 1841, and Eugene Maximilian, born in 1847.
Is the Emperor of Mexico the elder of the two?
There is none of the Bonaparte blood in their veins; but they are so aided to that family as to be considered a part of it. The choice of such a person would be evidently a stroke of policy.
It associates with the French dynasty the grandson of one of the most distinguished monarchs that have occupied the Russian throne; and it would serve to add distinction and power to it. The present French Emperor has adopted the wisd