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THK DEATH OF THE CZ ARE WITCH.

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THK DEATH OF THE CZ ARE WITCH. A sad blow bas fallen upon Alexander II., Emperor of all the Rumim-he has lost his eldest son, the Grand Duke Nicholas, the heir to his throne. This .prince 1aad the most magnificent prospects before him. He bad lived a pleasant life; for when the Crimean war raged he was scarcely old enough to know anything of politics or public affairs, having been born on the 20th of September, 1843; and he was little more than 12 years of age when peace was proclaimed. As he at- tained towards years of manhood he evinced a noble, generous disposition. He entered warmly into the views of his father with respect to the emancipation of the serfs; and he was very desirous of improving the education and condition of the Russian people. Had he lived, he gave promise of being the best sovereign that ever reigned over the vast empire of the Romanoffs, and there were many Russians who anticipated great good for their oountry when a second Nicholas should mount the throne. In October last, his imperial high- now was betrothed to the Princess Dagmar, sister to the Princess of Wales—a lady, we believe, from all we hear of her, to be as amiable and as attractive as our Princess Alexandra. The alliance appeared to be one of affection. The Czarewitch, as we stated last week, wished her royal highness to go to him at Nice, and she complied, being with him at his death; the request would have neither been made nor granted if the intended marriage had merely sprung from political and national considera- tions, and not from affection. The Princess reached Nice shortly before the arrival of the Emperor, who also had been sent for; and in the presence of his father, mother, and his betrothed, the Grand Duke breathed his last early on Monday morning, the 23rd Instant. The grief of Alexander and the Czarina at the deatn of their eldest son must be intense; and it is to be feared that on the latter it may have an unfavourable effect. Her imperial majesty had been long in delicate health. This is why she took up her residence at Nice. She was sufficiently renovated to return to St. Peters- burg and about this time the Emperor was to have proceeded to the south to escort her home, if he had not been sent for on this melancholy occasion. It will be well if the loss of her son does not occasion a relapse. There are six children still surviving, the issue of the marriage of Alexander II. with Maria, the daughter of the late Ludwig II., Grand Duke of Hesse Darmstadt. The eldest, the Grand Duke Alexander, now the heir" apparent to the throne, was born on the 10th of March, 1845. Then there are the Grand Duke Vladimir, born April 22, 1847; the Grand Duke Alexis, born January 14, 1850 the Grand Duchess Maria, born October 17, 1853; the Gnnd Duke Sergius, born May 11, 1857; and the Grand Duke Paul, born October 3, 186J. The Grand Duke Alexander is represented as resembling his deceased brother in pursuits, disposition, and taste; no political effects are, therefore, likely to result from the death of Nicholas; but as taking off a prince who pro- mised so fairly in the bloom of youth, it is an event deeply to be regretted; and all must heartily sympa- thise with the imperial family in their loss.

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