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At eleven o'clock the imperial Thus terminated one of the family and court proceeded to the most imposing funereal pageants Kasan church, where a solemn ser ever witnessed, as remarkable for vice having been performed, the the unfeigned expression of sorrow funeral procession set out for the and attachment on the part of the church of St. Peter and St. Paul, people, as for the magnificence in the same order as on the 18th, with which it was celebrated. the only alteration being that the The funeral convoy set out from same individuals did not in every Taganrog on the 9th of January, instance take a share in the cere- accompanied for a considerable monial. Between one and two distance by a countless multitude o'clock, they reached the cathe- of all ranks, and not only all the dral—when the coffin having been principal towns and cities through borne into the choir, and placed which it passed in its way to the on a catafalco, the funeral service capital, but even the smallest vilaccording to the rites of the Greco- lages endeavoured to show every Russian church, commenced; and indication of respect to the memory solemn dirges were chaunted. The of the deceased Emperor. The metropolitans of St. Petersburg, procession reached Moscow on the Novogorod and Kiev; the arch- 15th February, when the body was bishop of Yaroslav and Tversk, and placed in a magnificent funeral car several other distinguished ecclesi- provided for that purpose, and conastics, officiated on this mournful veyed in solemn procession to the occasion.
cathedral, where it was laid in state The affecting solemnity of these on à catafalco, amid the demonstraobsequies was rendered more im- tions of the niost sincere and lively pressive by the deep grief depicted grief on the part of the inhain the countenances of all the bitants. members of the imperial family, 20. John Diggles was executed and every
individual admitted to at Lancaster, for the murder of witness the ceremony. At length Benjamin and Alice Case. On a discharge of the artillery and Sunday afternoon he acknowledged musketry announced to the in- that the murder was perpetrated habitants of the capital, that the by himself only; that his sole obmortal remains of their late sove- ject was plunder, and, being well reign were deposited in their final known to both the old people, he abode, on the right side of the murdered them, in order that no altar, in a line with the tomb of testimony might rise against him his father, the Emperor Paul. , On froin them; that he searched as the same day the vault was closed much as he could for up, and a marble sarcophagus the appearance of the old people placed upon it, similar to those after their murder so terrified him, over the graves of other individuals that he seized the first article that of the imperial family.
came to hand, and then fled ; that The ceremony being ended, the he was determined to deny his Emperor, the Émpress, the grand guilt, till legally convicted, and duke, the princes of Orange and that now, having disburdened his Prussia, the duke of Wellington, mind from the load, he felt more and a numerous suite immediately tranquil. retired to the Winter Palace,
morning a fire was discovered in decke, in his character of military the warehouse of Mr. Price, ship- governor, and of commissioner of the chandler and roper, Duke's-place, king of the Netherlands, accepted opposite to the Duke's Dock. The the repeated invitations of the fire commenced in the cellar, and military government, which daily burnt so rapidly, that by two give all sorts of entertainments. o'clock the warehouse, which is His excellency the civil governor, six stories high, was on fire in M. Willmar, gave, on the 11th, a every part. The wind blowing grand entertainment, at which strong from the north-westward, none but Netherland functionaries fanned the element into destruc were present. The commissioners tive fury. Soon after two o'clock, of the German confederation the front of the warehouse was several times waited on general one complete sheet of flame. Van Goedecke, who firmly abided Great ala was excited in the by his instructions. On the 13th neighbourhood on the falling of his highness the prince of Hesse the roof, by the burning brands Homburg, governor of the fortress, and fragments blown by the wind, acquainted general Van Goedecke, which literally covered the adjoin- that the solemnity of giving up the ing yards and houses. The West fortress would take place at eleven of England Fire-office engine was o'clock. Every thing was prefirst on the spot, followed, in about pared for this
the three ten minutes, by that of the Nor- regiments of the line, viz. the wich Union-office, and they began 30th, 39th, and 40th, composing to play with great effect upon the the Prussian garrison, made thembuilding. The flames, however, selves ready for the parade, when after destroying the warehouse, an aide-de-camp of the general caught the shop of Mr. Steele, op- presented to the prince governor, a tician, the interior of which was protest on the part of the king of entirely destroyed, as well as the the Netherlands, to which the valuable stock of that gentleman. prince replied, " It is now too The two engines continued to late.” The ceremony now began; play upon the burning pile and the keys of the fortress were prethe adjoining premises. From sented by the major de place to the want of a supply of water, the commandant; the latter gave four or five other engines, which them to the prince governor, who were upon the spot, were totally delivered them into the hands of useless.
the commissioners of the German CESSION OF LUXEMBURG. confederation; and an oath in the Hague.-The federal fortress of name of the confederation having Luxemburg was given up on the been administered to the command'13th to the German confederation, ant, the keys were returned to
The following are the particu- him. All this took place on the lars which preceded and accom- parade, whence his highness, acpanied the ceremony :
companied by the generals and Since the 10th the Netherland
inferior officers, proceeded to Authorities kept more together, in his hotel, before which the three spite of the endeavours of the other regiments above mentioned twice party. Neither the civil governor, defiled in grand parade. nor the major-general Van Goe NEW COMET. -M, Gambart
discovered a comet on the 9th of it was too late for him to be in March, from the observatory at the house, as he wanted to go to Marseilles. He has calculated its bed. The deceased at the same orbit from observations which time desired the prisoner Johanna comprise a heliocentric arc of to
for bed. She answered seventeen degrees, and has found that there was time enough. The the following results : passage deceased went to bed, leaving the in the perihelium, 1.627, March prisoners together. Before the 18th, 3 hrs, 2 min. 47 sec. after- deceased went to bed, Thomas noon ; longitude of the perihelium, Lovett said, in answer to the de102 deg. 41 min. 30 sec.; longitude cea
ceased, who wanted him to go of the node, 247 deg. 31 min. 20 home, that he would not that he sec. inclusive of the orbit, 15 deg. would remain there as long as he 1 min. 20 sec.; perihelium dis-liked. The deceased, after he went tance; 0,976 (that from the earth to bed, finding that the prisoner to the sun being taken for unity); Johanna was not disposed to come motion direct.
to bed, and that the other prisoner M. Gambart marked a striking was still in the house, came from resemblance between this comet, the bed-room into the kitchen, where and two comets which appeared, they were, and threatened to go one in 1772, and the other in 1805. the brother of his wife, and inform If the identity were proved, we him of her conduct. He went should have another period of a out accordingly, but he soon recomet ascertained, which would turned back. The deceased was seem to be about 6 years.
and he attempt 21. CASE OF MURDER.--Thomas ed to go out a second time, but Lovett, and Johanna Lovett, his was prevented by the prisoner, wife, were indicted for the wilful Thomas Lovett. The deceased murder of Thomas Creane, the again asked Lovett, whether he late husband of the prisoner would leave his house. Lovett Johanna, at Gallerus, in the county refused, saying, that he would reof Kerry.
main there as long as he thought John Creane examined Be. proper.
The deceased then left lieves he is about ten or twelve the house. Before the deceased years old. Is son to Thomas went out, he came to witness in Creane, who was murdered. Re the bed, and desired him to go collects to have seen the prisoner, into his bed until the deceased reThomas Lovett, frequently at his turned. When the deceased left father's house during his life time, the house the prisoners sat down when his father, who was a car- together at the kitchen fire. Witpenter, used to be in the country ness could see them from the bed. at work. Witness saw the prisoner, The candle remained lighted in Thomas, in bed with his mother the kitchen for some time. They two or three times before his conversed with each other in so father was killed. Witness re low a tone, that witness could not collects the night on which his hear. In some time after, the father was murdered.
In the deceased
came into a bed-room evening of that day the prisoner where the witness lay, through a came to their house. His father window from the outside, and desired Lovett to go home, saying, stood concealed at the room door,
where he remained for some time the body and raised the head, listening to what the prisoners and discovered some marks on his were saying. At this time the neck. He asked what scraped the candle was extinguished. He neck of the deceased; to which desired witness not to speak, that he one of the prisoners answered, that might hear them. He remained a the deceased had fallen during the considerable time there, and desired night, and received the scratches. prisoner to go home instantly. James Lovett made no further obLovett refused. After this, while servation. The prisoner, Thomas the deceased was standing in the Lovett, shaved the deceased prekitchen near to where the prisoners paratory to their laying him out as were sitting, Lovett got up and laid a corpse. At this time day was hold of the deceased and tripped approaching. The witness would him, by which the deceased fell have told T. Lovett's brother of with Lovett over him. The de- what had occurred, but he was in ceased repeatedly called out to the dread to do so, Johanna having prisoner to let him go, and not to cautioned him not to tell any one kill him. At this time witness what he had seen. Witness is the came from the bed to the door of second eldest child of the deceased. the bed-room, and cried out. He There were four children: the called to the prisoner to let go his eldest is rather an idiot. The father. Lovett said that his father child next in point of age to had got a cholic, and that he was witness was about four years; anotaking him off the ground. The ther was still younger. In about other prisoner desired witness to a week after the deceased was ingo to bed, and not to remain in the terred, the prisoner Lovett, and kitchen. As the deceased lay on the prisoner Johanna, told witness, the ground, with Lovett over. him, and Michael, the idiot, that they in the act of choking him, she went could not remain with them; that to the other side of the body, and they should go and live with their squeezed his throat under the ear. uncle, Thomas Moriarty, but that Lovett was lying upon the body, the two youngest might remain with his knees pressed upon the with them. Witness accordingly stomach. The outward door was did go to Moriarty. Moriarty, in fastened. Witness became fright- a few days afterwards, asked witened, and did not endeavour to ness if he knew whether his fago out to give the alarm. After ther died a natural death, or they had so killed his father, otherwise? Witness then detailed Lovett raised the body and placed to Moriarty the circumstances of it in a
corner of the kitchen, “the murder --- who said that his having desired Johanna to go and mother was a bad woman, but call in the brother of Lovett, who cautioned witness not to tell the lived the next door to them. The matter to any person but his head of the deceased, when Lovett uncle, as she might be hanged if raised him, was down on his chest. he did so! The woman accordingly went out Catherine Fitzgerald. When
the house, and in a few minutes witness went to the wake, she was returned with James Lovett, the asked by a woman, who was a near prisoner's brother. They lighted relative, whether she had observed à candle. James Lovett came to marks which were on the neck of
the deceased : witness, at the re- and was in pursuance of that vote quest of that woman, went over made a liveryman of the company the body, and removed the cravat of grocers, and sworn in a freefrom the neck : witness discovered man. Sir Francis Drake took the upon the throat of the deceased a several oaths which are required to red circle, and there was a mark be taken by all persons who are upon the chin, as if the deceased honoured with the freedom of the had been slightly cut; at that time' city-he was not free by birth, nor the witness
made no observation, servitude, nor purchase, nor othernot having had any suspicion of wise than as aforesaid. He married the cause of the death.
Pooley Onslow sometime afterMichael Creane.---Witness was wards, and settled upon her the brother to the deceased. He died sum of 15,0001. in the 3 per cent four weeks before last Christmas consolidated bank annuities, in lieu was a twelvemonth. The deceased of dower. In the year 1789, he was married about fourteen years died intestate, and without issue, before. He was married to Jo- and the rev. George Walcot Onslow hanna Moriarty, the prisoner, now was constituted executor to the the wife of the prisoner Thomas estate. His relict some time after Lovett. Witness recollects having married Mr. Sergeant Onslow. been sent for to go to his brother's She had received under the statute wake; it was the first intimation of distribution the share of the witness had of his death. Witness, property to which she was entitled when he was at the wake, saw as the widow, and for some years some woman looking at the body, it was supposed that there was no on the neck. Witness looked at further claim upon the part of the the neck also, and he observed a
It however occ black stroke under the neck. curred to him, that the privileges Witness slept with his brother of a citizen of London, which he three nights before his death. The believed extended to his wife as the deceased was not in bad health. widow of a freeman, might be He did not complain of being ill, made available in obtaining an inwhen the witness and he slept to- creased share in the property, and gether. They slept in the house he accordingly claimed, in opposiof witness.
tion to Mrs. Fuller, who was a near The Jury retired for a short relative of sir Francis Drake. time, and returned a verdict of The case came before the viceGuilty.
chancellor, who, after having heard 21. PRIVILEGES OF FREEMEN counsel, ordered that the lord mayor OF THE CITY.--A curious ques- and aldermen should be applied to, tion came on before the court of to certify the custom of the city of aldermen.
London on these points :In the year 1782, sir Francis First, whether sir Francis Drake, Drake, admiral of the Red, was, having been presented with thefreein
consequence of a victory gained dom of the city under the aboveover the enemy
in the West Indies, mentioned circumstances, was a with other officers under lord Rod- freeman of the city of London in ney, presented with the freedom the sense, meaning, and operation of the City of London, by a vote of the custom of the said city of of the court of common council, London, relating to the distribu