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Lamentable Condition Of Madrid

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A correspotideut of the LondoB Tima says : "From vaiious sourcs lamentable accounts reach me of ibe present state of tilinga in Madrid- great miscry and muoh vice, itarvation among the poorer classes, waut of work, tiade at a standstill, the necessaries of' üfe exorbitautly dear, a gambling fever rife -.mong tho.-e olaesea of the population that have anytbiog left to Btake. Meanwhilé, Gen. Prira has taken the Regeut and som of the Ministers on a shootiüg excursión to his fa-tness io tho monntains of Toledo. He possesses a sort of feudal fortren tbero, with eiieneive hunting grounds, vrhert) be entertains bis frieods in princoly style. We hear marvcls of tbo good checr prepared aiid of tho incrodiblo BQtDï, par diem, tot tvhieh Lliardy, tb e French cook of Madrid, eelebrnted for the exorbitant iongtli of bis bilis, has undcrtakcii to sapply cronture comtorts to the gucsts and their retirme. Soroe fifty persons are said to havo been invitéd, including tho French Ambassador. The difficulties of looomotion are considerable, for the Clmteau Piim issituated in a very uphill' country, several leagues from Toledo, wlioh itself is a plnce poor in everything except anti quities and tho piuturesque, po that vehicles have to bo tent by rail from Madrid to convey the guests on tbeir uphill journey. Dnabtleae the hero of Castillejos will do the honors well, and the eiglli day's sportiug and banouetinft will add to his already wcll established reputation for pplendor ind hogpitality ; but it may be questioned whother :ill this luxury aud hvish expenditnre V.-L1L produce a frood effect antoug the hungry multitude in Madi d.


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