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THE EARTHQUAKE IN SPAIN. | FRESH SHOCKS IN GRANADA. WRETCHED OTTTTION OF THE INHABITANTS THE KING'S JOURNEY. lFROM OUR CORRESPOND LIST.] (Delayed aiiiuiission.) GRANADA, MONDAY NIGHT. Further earthquake shocks occurred here in the neighbourhood to-day. No very serious con-I sequences followed, but many buildings already damaged were brought to tiie ground. King Alfonso .0:1 'IJ,U, at ei~M o'clock this morning on a hurried tour through the desolated districts- His Majesty was on horseback, but. the rest of the Royal party were mounted on mules and donkeys. They proceeded first to Arenas del Rey, formerly a village of about 1,300 inhabitants, situated at the foot of a moun- tain. A more melancholy scene oi ruin and suffering could scarcely be imagined. The King was much affected. Of the 407 houses which the village contained 390 were completely destroyed in the first convulsion, and the subsequent shocks have completed the havoc. Christmas night was very cold here, and fires were alight in most of the houses. The scattered embers set fire to the debris and the ruined village was in flames for several hours. I had the pleasure of meeting here the priest of whose heroism I advised you last week. He told me that up till a day or so ago his only clothing consisted of a shirt and a woman's skirt. Many of the people encamped in the neighbourhood are even yet more scantily clothed. Some tents have at length arrived, and others are on their way. His Majesty, after leaving money for the relief of the poor people, resumed his journey, and witnessed distressing scenes at Agron, Toures, Ventas, and Huelma, &c. As the royal party was leaving Agron a heavy snowfall commenced, which continued for several hours. On the road to Ventas the wretchsd people threw them- selves on the ground in front of his Majesty, weep- ing and imploring assistance, and not in vain. These scenes so hampered our progress that from Ventas his Majesty travelled in a carriage through Huelma to Granada, arriving here at half-past five o'clock this afternoon. l" CENTRAL NEWS TELEGRAM.] MADRID, TUESDAY MORNING. Slight shocks continue, and damage is reported from several quarters, but not to any very consi- derable extent. The King left Alhama yesterday morning at eight o'clock, riding on horseback, while his attendants followed on mules and donkeys. His Majesty visited several small towns.and witnessed many distressing scenes* but not greater than at Agroit, where a heavy fall 0: snow added to the misery of the people encamped in the open. Here the people knelt in the way as the King proceeded, weeping bitterly and beseeching aid. Alfonso was overcome by the pitiful condition of the poor victims, and stayed some time among them dispensing money freely. The King drove from Huelma and reached Granada at 5.30 o'clock yesterday afternoon. «

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