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PARTICULARS OF THE EXECUTION OF MAXIMILIAN. The New Orleans Times of the 6th inst., publishes a extra, containing a letter from San Luis t'otosi, Ejving the following particulars of the execution of the Emperor Maximilian and his officers :— A.t six o'clock on the morning of the 19th of June the troops "I Escolwdo formed a short distance from the city for the Execution of Maximilian and his Generals, the people of Queretaro flocking by thousands to see the closing ssenes in yielife of the men they loved. As the clock strikes seven, bells toll and announce that the prisoners have left their Prisons for the last time, and are on their way to their execu- tion. After a few moments they appear, drawn in carriages and a large gtwrd around them the Emperor first, Minimon next, and ilejia last. As they near the place of execution, convulsive sobs break from the crowd. The carriages stop, and the prisoners get out. Among the conclave you can hardly see a dry eye. Tokens of dissatisfaction are Manifested. Maximilian, on alighting, is saluted by tliepeople. III an easy and graceful manner, and with an elastic step, e marched to the fatal spot. The prisoners were dressed a plain maimer. They were not hound nor blindfolded. I'1 taking his position the Emperor spoke in a clear and nrni manner, and with nothing of bravado. He seemed to feel his situation, and said when lie was first waited upon at home by the deputation from Mexico, who came with credentials offering him the Government of the country, he refused. At a subsequent meeting the proposition was again Presented, and he replied that if convinced that the majority thought that it was to their interest to place him at the head of the Government he might consent. Another deputa- wonwaited onhim and brought additional testimonials. Upon advice from the. Powers of Europe, who ad vise, I him that wiere was no other course to pursue, he accepted the call. e denied that the court that tried him had a right to do So. His was a case of good faith. The nations of the world f^d pledged their faith to him. B e never would have done i ,ac'; had it not been for the good of Mexico. In con- clusion, he hoped his blood would stop the effusion of blood ln the country. Miramon spoke from a paper. The only regret he felt in dYlDg was that, should the Liberal party retain the govern- ment, his children would be pointed out as the children of a w'aitor. He told them that he was no traitor, but had al- ways opposed Liberal principles, and always been against the ^jsorder 0f the country. He should die as he lived, a Con- servative, satisfied to die for his country. The fame of his acts would live, and posterity would* judge whether he was ^'Stit or wrong. He closed with the words, Viva l'Empe- a<\ Viva la Alejieo." Mejia made no address he went to Escobedo and said he °uld die poor that he had never made an effort to make utoney. His only wealth consisted in forty cattle in the fountains, II e asked that the merchants of Matamoras, to he owed considerable sums, would not press his wife ■ ° Pay his debts when they came into possession of the money e*t them by the kindness of the Emperor. After Miramon ceased speaking, the guard was drawn up. The prisoners were standing facing them. The Emperor called the sergeant, and, drawing from his pocket a handful i 20 dol. pieces, he gave them to him and requested that aftr his death he would divide them with his company, siting as a favour that he would aim his bullet at his oeart. The officers gave the signal, the volley was fired, SJttl the prisoners lay stretched on the ground. The ~>hperor was not quite dead. There was considerable Htuvering of the muscles. Five balls had entered his P^saat. Two soldiers were then called out who shot him in j £ e side. Miramon and Mejia were killed by the first volley, ij^ch of the four balls entered in the, breast A sheet was nrown over the Emperor by the doctor who was to embalm hi 'sbody. The bodies were then taken by their respective riends, and the troops moved back to their quarters, while "ousauds remained, kept by a supernatural agency. k A Madrid paper, the Gorrespondencia, which occa- sionally receives reliable news from America, pro- tases to have received the following account of the last foments of the Emperor Maximilian Immediately before the final a<t of the tragedy Maximilian »ked the officer in command of the firing party to allow him speak to the men. This favour was granted him. The vj1 fliers having formed round him. the Emperor pulled out lls Purse, and divided its contents among them. He then redressed them collectively, saying, I beg you to accept js trifle, as the reward for a favour I expect at your hands, fo you to take a steady aim don't let your hands shake; orget all about my having been your Emperor. I freely for- iiu»e yo11' 1lut ,n'n^ t'lat von f'° 1!0t; make me suffer a linger- S death He then puiled out his cigar case, and divided c?e cigars among :lie men. The case itself—in silver, richly "ased—he gave to one of them who seemed more deeply im- to ?Se<* ^au t'16 res' with 1 he enormity of the crime about 0 be perpetrated "Take this and keep it," he said, "in j-.ejnory of this day. It once belonged to a viceroy more out nat'e than mvself." Immediately afterwards he was led oil sh°k Ilis death is said to have been instantaneous, bullet having crashed through the brain. THE LAST HOURS OF MAXIMILIAN. A correspondent of the Brownsville Rctnchero, writing r°in Fresnillo, Mexico, says :— I have seen a friend who has just arrived from Queretaro, who had an interview with the Emperor. He was iosely confined in a convent with his general officers. Al- fl'ier"1 's 110 Imperialist, he described the calmness »h which the Emperor spoke of his probable execution, foi-t Quiet, dignified bearing under the weight of his mis- rtunes, as having been deeply affecting. cotnfWould seem his conquerors cared little-for the personal atifl royal prisoner. He had no change of linen, teilagentleman from San Luis supplied him with the coir- eflts of his portmanteau, which was gratefully received. ?he Ranchcro of the 28th adds the following as the Prime cause of his death :— T| -A, gentleman just in from the interior, who is well posted in Mexican matters, states to us some rather startling acts in relation to the execution of Maximilian. ■fcromhis intercourse with leading Mexicans, this gentle- states most positively that it was Seward's letter re- jWesting the sparing of Maximilian's life that directly caused j?8 death. Prominent Mexican officials freely admit that irrt re ,vas 110 thought of executing the Emperor on his falling jJ'othe hands of the Liberals, previous to the reception by g?arez of this request of the Government of the Vnited Hat' tlie recePti°n of that, however, a determi- nation to put the Emperor to death was almost unaui- j 0llsi both in the army and out of it, and it was worth uarez's life to have denied acceding to the clamours f«r his execution." MAXIMILIAN'S EFFORTS TO ESCAPE. tin^ Observador of Matamoras tells how, after his condemna- tion- death, the Emperor offered a General Kivadensi a jjutlion dollars if he would enable him to escape. The latter t° to it, got the promise in writing, and then carried it 10 Escobedo. MAXIMILIAN'S BODY. The following letter has been addressed by the v^toinander of the United States steamer Tacory to ^resident Juarez:— Sir,—i am earnestly solicited by Captain Crueller, of the Austrian, navy, commanding the imperial man-of-war of A^e £ /i,.t° beg, on his behalf and that of the Government Austria, that you will be pleased to allow him the privilege of receiving the remains of the late Prince axiinilian on board the Elizabeth, for the purpose of con- n e¥Jng them to Austria. The relics of the dead can be hlther of service nor injury to Mexico, and, as I conceive prayer to he one of tender humanity and of affection for a « Unhappy and bereaved family, I have the honour to beg in K request may be granted. Any expenses incurred l;r f'nging the remains to Vera Cruz wili be most cheerfully siii"K ted by Captain Crueller.—I have the honour to be, tn: respectfully, your obedient servant, E. A. HOWE, Com- ^ander, U.S.N. MAXIMILIANS DEFENCE. v,^>esPatcliPS from New Orleans, printed in the I\rew York papers, contain further intelligence regarding the trial of *aXiniilian. Maximilian was confined to his bed when the ase was called, his being the last. He was ably defended by "eiior Eulalio Ortega, who refuted thechaigesof Maximilian's Ji^rpations and cruelty. He said that the law of the 3rd of 1 ctober was made when Maximilian was cheated into the ^"ef that Juarez had abandoned the territory, and that J™e of the articles of that law was dictated by the French J-0mmander-in-chief. He said, moreover, that that law was intended as a terror, and as there never had been a Wtition for pardon presented but was conceded, he earnestly the members of the court, in the name of civilization history, which would judge of the terrible deeds done ."at day, an(i as the defenders of the second independence Mexico, to save the good name o the country in the eyes coining generations, who would for ever applaud, as the .owning of the greatest victories, the greatest forgiveness. tJ?0Dg the accusations'against Maximilian was one of at- eppPWr'Sto prolong ilie war by the decree of March 7, and r a'ing a regency in case of his death in the coming battles. ar^18 Marht Vasquez, one of M.-tx niiliaii's counsel, closed the <jpf?,Blent as follows[f j on condemn the archduke to th-p :!rn not uneasy about a coalition in Europe, or the »0?fatening attitude that the United States may assume vards the republic, I have confidence in the Liherals who Ye rooted out the French from this soil; tut I fear the aT,'T?rsal reproach that v. ill f«n upon our country as an of « ma—worse than even a sentence of death—because 4 the nullity of the proceeding* of this court." MAKING 8HOJU WORK OF IT jjA letter from Mexico says: "A reign of terror exists in ('0, and bloodshed is the order of the day. The 'Oeralists made short work of their enemies. On June 29, jw.lsal, they shot Santa Anna, a Mexican whose 50 years of V? ^ave heen typical of the t.iuLulent condition of his tortH ry who, like every other Mexican, has been a friend 'tor t° every Mexican jiarfy an.d_ who, when out of S3o^ftr' Was niost blatant for popular rights, yet when m Anr Was alwa>'s <;i'uel, merc'l<-88. and tyrannical. Santa 8 long caitier is certainly typiral of Mexico and the lie skirted in liie a. Liberalist. yet he lias been lje'c,e »n Imperiafist, and mmy times the champion and IFJ a centralize!i despotism; lie WHS a dozen rimes the tin1 Of. eIther the populace or (he army, and 3.Z many ?s to utter di>-grac^- He was three times banished 'Weed, to ]»:nc Mextw, .aiwl was twice reealJed to be welcomed back with open arms. In 1823 he raised the standard of nsurrection against Iturbide; against Pedrazza and in favour of Guerrero in 1828; against Guerrero and in favour of Bustamente in 1830; against Bustamente and in favour of his old enemy Pedrazaa in 1832; and, finally, in 1833, he made himself President, when the standard of insurrection was in turn raised against him, and he had a stormy time until 1837, when he was captured by the Texans at San Jacinto, and afterwards went into voluntary exile in the United States. Santa Anna was an inveterate insurgent, but he always managed to escape the insurgent's fate. He was cruel and remorseless to his prisoners; when striving to gain powerhewas a fawning demagogue; but when in power he was a despotic and tyrannical ruler. For ever issuing proclamations' in favour of Mexican liberty, he never lost an opportunity to make himself a Dictator awl to strike down the liberties and the constitution of his country. In short, Santa Anna was a true Mexican, and his life and death are illustrative'" Mexican history for the past half century."

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