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This is taken from Hamelitz 1881 March 29th, Issue 11, page 215.
10) Visoky d'Lita (District Horodno). From there reports Mr. M---Varsh—sky [probably Varshavsky] on the 9th of March that when the sad news arrived (date not mentioned) crowds streamed to the big synagogue to pray for the spirit of the deceased Kaiser and the next morning they blessed the new Kaiser and swore allegiance to him and the scholar, our teacher, Rabbi Liv"a Rabinovitsh from Oshmina delivered his sermon in Russian in memory of the deceased Kaiser and expressed his hope that the new Kaiser would follow in his father's footsteps and will do good to his people.