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Xew York, March 21. George Augustus Interestiiii: Description Funeral. of the Czar's .Sala telegraphs from St. Petersburg regard ing the in lierai ol the Czar as follows: I have just been a spectator ol one ol the most mag mficient, most impressive, most pathetic pageants, which in the course of a length ened career and accustomed to the pomps and vanities of regality, from royal bridals and leasts lo royal funerals, I have ever been privileged to set eyes on. Three cannons fired from the fortress directed the various mourners to get ready and take their places. A similar salute about midday gave the signal to start, when a sable standard bearing in white the initials of the murdered mon arch was unfurled over the fortress, the ar tillery begun five-minute guns, and all the | bells in the city began to toll. The whole j route was lined by troops of the garrison,, immediately behind whom the public were permitted to stand. No galleries or plat- j forms were erected, as householders were only allowed at their personal risk and peril to let windows or balconies to strangers. The police had taken exceptional measures to preserve order, in the maintenance of which the public, by handbills, were invited to co operate. All the houses and public buildings showed the same amount of sable flags aud drapery as when the Empress a year ago was similarly conveyed from the palace to the fortress. The route taken was from the great : a Plain in front of the winter palace, by the j Admiralty Quay and the English Quay to P 10 ' and the Xieholasriki bridge, crossing which the cession took the street on the line of the island of Vassileostroky, across Toolschkoff; bridge, and by Alexander Park to the fort ress, entering the gate called Iraneskiea. At : the funeral ceremonies of the Empress last | a summer, the route taken was by Trinity the The procession consisted in all ol j and s, comprising 172 groups, to de scribe which would occupy many columns. less bridge, a wooden structure of barges, which is removed at the approach of the ice. As the roadway accross is frozen they never arc much used. The fortress is almost immedi ately opposite the place. There is a supersti tion among the Russians against transporting the dead over frozen ice, and the route by which the cortege passed was some four miles in length. R» sections, Among the noticeable features was a figure which attracted much atteutiou, the Knight Armour, mounted upon a j },y harnessed steed, carrying a drawn! of the Golden gorgeously narnesseasteed, carrying h drawn ! sword, and supposed to symbolize the bright and spotless character of the departed sov- act picturesque features in j ereign. The most the ceremonial we part by the late Emperor, the Feemstais, the Justices of the I deputations which fig- j ured for the first time in Russian history, represeutiug institutions created by the late | thc Peace, and a motley group of peasants, with one at last of venerable and patriarchal ap pearance, all attired in winter garb, some with a colored scarf, used to girdle tliesheep skins and rough cloth overcoats. Following the Paists came the gorgeous catafalque, on which rested the coffin under a rich canopy of cloth of gold, surmounted by white ostrich Pinnies. We were asking, what next and next, when the hearse came suddenly in view, and the prodigious mass of humanity, rapidly, so to speak, as quick as a flash of lightning, uncovered. It was a most won drous sight to behold that black sea ol' hats and caps transformed into an immense ex panse ol' pale, upturned faces. The funeral car was a bier of ebony and silver, on wheels with heavily carved silver Spokes, and a superstructure of black and silver. The whole was canopied by superb material, encircling the columns of the bier. The coffin of the illustrious deceased was almost hidden by a golden pall, lined with satin, and the car itself was drawn by eight black horses, com pletely shrouded in sable draperies. Four General aides-de-camp stood, one at each cor .. . _ , , L°." "? ? me ' al the Avheelsof which glistened in the sunlight. Sixteen General officers held the silken cords of the ® eh 1 i " d ,h ? b j" of h !° mnr - ! dered Sire walked Alexander III. in his Im penal solitude, bearing alone his filial sor- ! row and his state cares, and symbolizing in I this last respect nis unique position. The Emperor Avas dressed in a General's uniform Avearing the riblxm of the Order of St. An dreAvs. Following the Emperor, at a re spectful distance, Were the Minister of the household, the Minister of War, aud three officers on duty. Next in order followed the | Grand Dukes and Princes, according to preee deuce, with foreign Princes. These included the Grand Dukes Vladimir, Alexis, Sergius, Paul and Constantine, Michaeh ovitch, Dim ilri, the three Nicholas', Peter, the two Michaels, George and Alexander, all on foot, like his Majesty, with innumerable Princes Eomanogfski, Leuchtenberg, Nicholas and George, Maximilianoviteh, Peter, Alexander and Constantine of Oldenburg, and the Dukes George and Michael of Meeklenberg Strelitz. In the procession, alter the Grande Duke and Princes, Avalked the Generals and aides de-camp of the Emperor Avith aides-de-camp and suites ol their Imperial Highnesses and foreign Princes. Then, preceded by a com pany of grenadiers of the palace, approached the stately mourning coach Avith the Empress and her children, accompanied by Princess Marie Paulovna, Avife of the Grand Duke Vladimir. The windows of the carriage were Hanked by tAvo Esquires-at-arms, and the rear Avas guarded by a couple of Cossacks. Almost similarly escorted, drove in oue mourning carriage, the Grand Duchess Alex andria Josephe vna, daughter of the late Duke i I | j Saxe Attenham, and the wife of Grand Duke ! Constantine, Olga Fredeovna, Princess of Baden, and wife of the Grand Duke Michael, with the Duchess of Edinburg. In another carriage Avas the Princess Marie Maximil lanvrana, Princess Romansky, Duchess Luch tenburg, Therese Petrovna, Princess Marie Maxiraillianovna of Oldenburg, and Duchess Helene Georgievna of Mecklentrerg Strelitz. i Following these canto the Ladies of Honor j attending the Princess, then the great court ! ( -' officials, with chamberlains, gentlemen in | waiting, his late Majesty's physicians, body j servants, etc., five companies from as many ®f regiments of the guards, one battery of artil-1 lery, and finally a squadron frem the school ol' cavalry. Meanwhile the black Hag bear ing the cipher of the deceased Czar, embroid-1 ered in white, had been hoisted to the tall gilded spire on the cathedral within the fortress. The center of the nave of the cathe ; ( ] ra j was filled by a huge catafalque with its cloth of gold, lined with ermine, rising to the very top of the edifice. Beneath this was | j j : a dais with three grades, covered with crim son velvet, while the surrounding pillars of the catafalque were shrouded alternately with draperies of cloth of gold and cloth of silver bearing the monogram of the lamented Czar. In accordance with the Russian eus- ! tom black draperies are but scantily em-1 ployed in the interior of coaches. At length the head of the cortege, consist- j ing ol the personal escort of his late Majesty, j a brilliant band of currasiers, with with tunics ' and silvered helmets, mounted on superb black chargers, appeared at Ivanovskinagate. j The foreign Ambassadors and Ambassadoress, ! Ministers Plenipotentiary and consorts, with j members of the respective Legations, Ladies j in Waiting, Maids of Honor of the late Em- i 1)res .s, Senators, and such high Russian ofti- 1 cials whose rank entitled them to places in the church, ranged themselves around the steps of the catafalque, anxiously watching for the bringing in of the illustrious dead. Bishops, priests and deacons in sable velvet, : a g rea t body of officers of superior rank, j bearing on cushions the decorations, crosses,' badges, crowns aud diadems, all intermingled into such flittering, glistening confusion, that the scene could only be likened to some P swollen river full of gold and silver fresh blown into a ^ of lapis lazuli and diamonds Thesc stood around the head of the coffin in a semi-circle. The regalia was arranged on still' with silver embroidery, choristers, aco- ! lytes in eossacks of black seerge, stood in ! readiness, expectant and immovable, in dead silence. Then minutely filed into the church either side of the imperial standard. To the j left lay the shield and sword, and on the i right were the orband sceptre, crusted with j brilliants and surmounted one by a match- j to less sapphire, and the other by the celebrated i Arloff diamond. Adjoining these were the i crowns of all the kingdoms and principalities, ! s P which together make up the empire of all (b the Russias, in delicate oriental metal woi'k b ^ and uncu t precious stones. Greater than all 1 sbor these was tbe i mper i a ] crown itself match less in beauty, shining resplendent in jeweled ! Do] lustre. Then followed the body of the de- 1 ence ceased Czar in a sumptuous gilt coffin, borne I },y ,i K . Grand Dukes Constantine, Nicholas ! Vladimir, Paul, Sergius and tiie Duke of! Vladimir, Paul, Sergius and the Duke ot ! Edinburgh. It was reverently placed ex- have act ] y beneath the center of the dome of the j the catalfanne Tim Fm™™ an .i o;, catalfaque. The Emperor and his brother r, and the upper part ot the body of the dead Czar, attired in the j Metropolitan on from the bier | thc uniforra thc PHol.rajinski guard regi in of a a ment, was exposed to view. Emperor Alex ander III. placed himself with the Empress aud imperial children at the head of the coffin. Priests and choristers entoned dirges of the Russian funeral services, while the handed each person present a lighted taper, and the deacons asperged the church with holy water. The scene was one of great splendor. At the lectorne stood black l-obed priests reading words of the Gospel in sonorous, Slavonian Russian lit urgy. At the four corners of the catalfaque stood as many aides-de-camp Generals, motionless. On the steps of the dais Avere a guard of military cadets. Iu the midst of all this splendor lay the murdered sovereign, with ghastly upturned face and folded hands. The lower part of the body was completely hidden under a heap of fresh flowers, deposi ted by loving hands. When the service Avas concluded, Alexander III., kneeling on one knee, kissed the hand of his dead father, the Empress folloAving his example, and then boAving slightly to persons in the vicinity, the imperial couple left the cathedral. The Duchess of Edinburg and the Grand Duchess' , present Avere successively conducted to the coffin to pay the last tribute of love juid rev erence to the murdered sovereign. Then fol lowed all the imperial royal mourners, foreign ! Princes, and members of the diplomatic corps, • , ... . „ * F ! y gaized aAvbi e at the features, Avliich, I altbou £ h alterered, \vere easily recognizable; tben stooping they kissed Avith reverence the | Avhite marble. hand that signed the liberation of 4,000,000 serfs. The corpse will lie in state until Satur day, in the shadow of the clustered columns that stand about the plain topped tombs of Beside the tomb of the late Empress is a vacant space Avhere, according to his expressed wish, will repose the re mains ot Alexander II. forever. Sala sends a ghastly description of the late Czar's appearance after embalming, as shoAA n by the photographs offered for sale in St. Petersburg. He says : The features are seen in profile, the left side of the face being ex i posed. Sparse hair, carefully brushed from I the temples ; grizzled mustache and whisk | ere carefully trimmed and kempt, but the j eyes are mere sunken wrecks, and there seems to ha\'e been a dire Avound ou the cheek, the marks of Avhich have been pare tially concealed by art. The head reposes on a pillow of Avhite satin. The body is clothed in a green uniform tunic of the Pri obraj inski Guards, with massive epauletts of gold bullion; the right hand, partly bent, rests peacefully on the breast close to a me dallion of some image, sacred to the Russo Greek communion, but with this head and torso ends, they say, all that remains of the ** of AI i cxander IL > there being 0 ln2mo "'^ the shattered form for the T**™™ ° f the ^P tiai1 mystery to work to plosion being thorough. ex their gloomy skill upon; from the trunk ; downward the destruction caused by the The Socialists. Chicago, March 20.—The Socialists at their ^gnlar meeting Sunday night passed a elution .approving of the killing of the -' zar > w *m> they said Avas a boulder in the Pathway of human progress and had to be bImv «out of the Avay. They also critizised vere, y Secretory Blaines action in sending of sympath y to the R«»«an govern The New Emperor's Policy, ; St. Petersburg, March 19.—The leading idea urged at present is said to be to do every | thing for the agricultural interests represen j ted by the peasants. The follow ing propo sals are said to be under consideration, an imperial ukase to be issued on the Emperor's initiative, thus giving evidence of a firm pur pose of his own will : First. To promote inter-colonization, by immigration of the peasants, to reach unoc eupied lands, and funds l>eing provided therefor. Second. To give more land to the peas ! ants generally. Third. To liberate the peasants from the expensive regime of passports and landed j proprietors. All other sections, such as capi j talists, manufacturers, scientists and litera ' teurs, being regarded in certain quarters as more or less disaffected. j ~~ --- -—- — ! Russian Allan's. j • Petersburg, March 20. 1 he pay j meuts due from the peasants for lands alloted to tliem ou tlie abolition of serfdom are about to be red uced in twenty-five governments by P oli< ' emau > an(1 lastly a Heflemaun > charged wi forty to seventy per cent., the total reduction aggregating 9,000,000 roubles yearly. The preliminary judicial inquiry into the murder of the Czar was concluded yesterday and the minutes handed to the Procurator ^ aia * rab b wbo one °* the state prosecu be f° re the special tribunal appointed to ^ * be accuse< h Plie persons to be tried are Boussokofi, who confessed that he threw one of the bombs, Andni Telejofi', who confesses that he participated in the prepara tions for the mm der, Timofi Miehaeloff, who, on his arrest at the Ritzkotf domicile, shot a woman named Heis ith being an accom plice ol Mavolisky, who committed suicide wheu the police entered his house. The man and woman who occupied the sbo P wbere tbe miue ' vas discovered near tbe resi(leilce of the new Emperor have been arres ted near Cronstadt. It has been decided to erect a cburcb wbere the assassination oc currefb Roussakoff is being tortured. New York, March 20.—The Herald's Paris P ecial sa >' s : TIie 8t - Petersburg eorrespon ' ut of tbe Gaulois says that he has reason to b ^ lb ' ® that the now Emperor ol Russia will 1 sbor ^-V issue a formal proclamation of his deceased father's marriage with the Princess ! Do] J,'orrouki, wishing to pay a mark of defer 1 ence to that Iad y* The Princess is said to I havc had a ha ndsome fortune lodged lor her ! *' le '' al| k 01 England. '^ T * PETERSBURG, March 21, ! «T. Petersburg, Murch 21.—Many arrests have 1>een made in the last few days. At j the house of one P ersou captured the police found 700,000 roubles. A man upon whom mitc revolutionär}" sheet Avas found arms on his person and 20,000 roubles ay as arrested last night. Two dyna stores have been discovered. A neAv has been circulated ad dressed to Russian Avorkmen. Cypress trees have been planted around the spot Avhere the Czar fell, and sacred pictures Avith lamps burning before them have been placed there. . St. Petersburg, March 22.— The indict ments against Nicoli, Roussakoff, Andrie, Telijkoff, Timofi r, Miehaeloff and the Avoman, Hesse Helfmann, Avili be communicated to them. They Avili be allowed seA'en days for the preparation of their defense by counsel. The Agence Russe says : It is evident that the assassination of the Czar avhs planned abroad, chiefly^in Paris and Switzerland. London, Mardi 22.-A dispatch from Geneva states that a correspondent of the Intransigent , supposed to be Diagounoff, the reputed chief of the Nihilists, declares that Roussakoff AA*as electrified Avith a poAverlhl battery and forced by the intolerable agony lie suffered to an SAver the questions put to him. Exploding Petards in the Streets of Madrid. Madrid, March 20.—Several petards Avere exploded on Saturday night in the streets. It is supposed that they Avere directed against the Prefect of Police, Avho recently dosed up the gambling houses. Heavy Sentence. Dublin, March 19. —Laughlin, convicted ol committing an outrage on Saunders at Cookner, near Castle Island, has been sen tenced to ten years imprisonment. MAIL LETTINGS. NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS. Post Office Department, Washington D. C. March 10 1881. 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