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FEARFUL TRAGfeDY NEAR SEVILLE.

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FEARFUL TRAGfeDY NEAR SEVILLE. Ii pf.ris r.rd London have recently been supping on horror_, each morl-J terrible than its predecessor, 1 th1IJk (writes a correspondent) when ycur readers have listened to the fol- lowing story they wiP allow that Anduliuia is not far be- hind the t-vo groat capitals in affording a tale of blood, which in ferocity a) d dramatic details ont-lle^oda the Tautin aud Uxhridge massacres. The following are the details: — On the outskirts of Casti'le de las Guardias, a village some eight leagues from Seville, s',hndlil a small unpre- tending farmhouse, tenanted by a hitherto thriving aud industrious labouring man and his wife. Trey had not been married very long, nn l a baby had j'lst ar- rived to complete their domestic happiness. Amongst the acquaintances of this young couple ware a gipsy and his wife, with whom they were on very friendly terms, the intimacy b<- ing cemented by business trans- actions of an important nature, the gipsy man being ) employed as 3n agent ia the disposal uÍ the farm pro- duce, and in the purchase and sale of animals, &>. It was, therefore, in Iln way surpiiaicg that on the advent of the little Strang,-r, the gipsy couple solicited the llOnúar of being it" godparents, a request which was readily granted. The baptismal day Laving arrived, tLe whole household, wit,)-¡ tie exception of ihe mother, who was, of course, unable to L-ave her bed, and the gipsy woman, who remained in attendance, proceeded to the church, a d-'stance ot Wo miles. After everbody lad left, and sufficient time hod lwen given fur the party to get villI Ollt. d hearing, the gipsy woman, armed with a pistol, approached the hedt5ide of the invalid, and threatening her with death in case of refusal, demanded of ber all thl" money that was in the house. TÜe poor woman, with rare presence of mimi, and wit,!out a momelit's hesitation, indicated that all their small fortune was in a drawer in the lower part of a chest in an adjoining room. No sooner bad the gipsy entered this room to obtain the ca.sb, than the invalid jumped out of bed, ran to the door, secured the woman inside, and seizing her husband's trabuco. or blunderbuss, rushed outside the house, to the window by which the gipsy might escape, and covering her with the tun threatened her with in- stant death if she moved, at the same time raising loud cries for help, which, unhappily uo one appears to have heard. In the meanwhile the christening party were now on their return. Meethtgtwo guarda civile mutual compliments passed, aLd the soldiers were asked to come to the farm house and partake of the modest fiesta prepared for the occasion. This proposal and its ready acceptance must have somewhat disconcerted the gipsy man, for he now proposed to run on before to Ste that everything was ready, ar,d begged to he allowed to carry the child, so as to return it the sooner to the bosom of its mother. On reaching the house he immediately pirctived that his deeply- laid des;gn had in someway miscarried. Approaching the woman at the window, he desired her to let his wife go free, or otherwise be would kid her child. Never dreaming the man would be so utterly dia^o'icil, she declined. Without another word the man whipped out his knife, and with one blew ntar ly severerl the little innocent's bead from its body, and tossed the quivering corpse upon it3 mother. Maddened by this horrible act, the woman turned her gun upon the man, andlaidhiaidead ather fe-t. Theexpiosion aud screams brought the guarda civile almost ins tan tarn ously to the house, one ot whom rushincr in and unlocking the door where the gipsy wac; contintd, was at once shot throiv h the beart by that woman. The second guarda civile hearing this second explosion hurriedly entered the house, and seeing his comrade; elea 1 OH the fl <or and the woman with b the still smoking pistol in her hand, raised his carbine and arooveo b r liielpos where she stood. As our informant rather curiously observes, this affair has aroused some null¡c at'erition, on account of the peculiar circumstances attending it and giving it an interest which murders and crimes of this nature, unfortunately too common in Andalusia., co not usually command. n_

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