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EXECUTION OF TWENTY-ONE SERGEANTS.…

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EXECUTION OF TWENTY-ONE SER- GEANTS. AT MADRID. Shocking Scene. A Madrid letter in the Temps gives the subjoined that city* I eould have wished to write this letter in a cheer- fnl strain, but find it impossible. I remember that at a certain time military exeoutions were very frequent in Spain, and the Charivari used to sum up its news from that country by conjugating the verb fusilier. The tradition seems to be still respected, and the logic of revolution appears destined to remain eternally the same. At noon, two days back, twenty-one young fellows of the army engaged in the late insurrection, almost all of handsome appearance, were taken eut of the prisons, and after being tied together two by two, were placed in carriages with the windows wide open, and escorted by a nu- merous body of troops to the place of execution, a spot selected in the vacant ground between the Sala- manca. Palace and the Champs-Blyeeis. One of my friend* iq havine five houses buds not a hundred paces S the spot ;8 the masonry and scaffolding are in course of erection, and afforded excellent positions for viewing the scene. There was a preliminary ceremony of military degradation; a promenade under the flag then a discourse, which I could not hear, but which lasted two hours, during which time these unfortunate men must have already suffered a thousand deaths. An enormous crowd which had followed the procession was kept at a distance by the troops. At last the 21 victims were ranged in file, at about a yard's distance from a low clay wall, with their backs to the soldiers, and then the discharge took place. Nearly all of them fell. At that moment the Hermanos de la Caridad, or Brothers of Charity, rushed forward to save at least a few, but were repulsed by the troops, and the firing recommenced, and continued. The firing went on, and more than 200 shots were fired â what a sight! I saw one man raise himself three times, and fall again on his knees with his arms extended in a direction from which a piercing voice was heard to shriek, in the midst of the massacre, 'Federico! Federioo The soldiers then approached the corpses, turned some of them over with their feet, and, still perceiving some signs of life here and there, discharged a last shot point blank. All was then over. The bodies were thrown upon tumbrils, and the regi- ments filed off, some to an air of the Norma; some of o one of the Semiramide. Thirty more are to be shot in a day or twoâsoldiers also; the rest will come after. Let us hope the Queen will show some compassion."

THE NEW MINISTRY.

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