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CORONATION OF THE CZAR. The Corcination of the Czar oil Wednesday i bi-illiaiif, The gorgeously- robed priests of the Greek Church and the icprf- sentatives of foreign Powers, in rich uniforms and jewelled orders, made up a scone of great splendour. The preliminary service began early, and at. its close the Dowager Empress entered, and took her placs on her throne to the right of that reserved for the Czar. The pathway of the Czar and Czarina was sprinkled with holy water, and then they left the inner rooms and took their places in the Throne Room, while the procession was mar- shalled. it, idvaTiced to the church, at the entrance to which the Czar and Czarina were met by all the elcrgy. The special re- ligious service was followed by the adminis- tration of the Communion to the two chief personages, and at the close of the Liturgy the Emperor put. oil his Crown and took the sceptre and orb. lie resumed his seat, and called the Empress to him, as she kneeled he placed a small Crown upon her head. More prayers, and the ceremony of anointing formed the next portion of the service which concluded with an exhortation from the Metropolitan of St. Petersburg, and the congratula- tions of the Imperial family and the Czar's subjects. Subsequently the newly-crowned Monarch and his wife visited two other Cathedrals within the Kremlin Fortress, where further religions services were held. The day closed with a grand banquet in the Granovitaja Palace. The people partici- pated in the celebrations by gathering in the Kremlin Square and in the street to see what they could of pated in the celebrations by gathering in the Kremlin Square and in the street to see what they could of the the decorations and the illumina- tions. The several stages of the ceremony iu the Cathedral wero signalised by salutes of guns and by the ringing of joyous peals from all tie steeples. During the afternoon tho Emperor and Empress, in thdr coronafi in robes, showed themseh'cs to the people from a terrace of the palace, and were enthusiastically greeted. The Manifesto of the Czar to his people, pro- mulgated at Tuesday, decrees fifteen classes of. amnesty and remissions of punishment; all arrears of taxation in European Russia and Poland are remitted; the Land Tax is reduced by orie-half during ten years and numerous remissions or re- ductions of legal dries are announced, together with a considerable amelioration of the condition of prisoners in Siheris. The Czar has also issued a Ukase establishing a special distinction fox the clergy, and many promotions and decorations have been conferred in the Diplomatic service. •■Back numbers of the COUNTY TIMES can be

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