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SAYAMAH DiILY HERALD. VOL. I—NO. 7(5. The Savannah Daily Herald (MORNING AND EVENING} IS PriiLISHEn BY w. MASON & CO., At 111 Bat Stbeet, Savannah, Georgia. TERMS: Per Copy.... Five Cents. Per Hundred $8 50. Per Year sio oo', ABTSSTIBINQ: Two Dollars per Square of Ten Lines for first In sertion ; One Dollar for each subsequent one. Ad vertisements inserted in the morning, will, if desired, appear in the evening without extra charge. JOB PRINTING every style, neatly and promptly done. THE NIAGARA FALLS PEACE NEGO TIATIONS. CURIOUS LETTER FROM MR. HORACE GREELET. [Correspondence of the Manchester Examiner and Times.] Washington, Feb. 22, 1865. I have just come into possession of a very curious document, and one too, which lam confident will he peculiarly interesting to your readers, because it sheds so much light upon the connection vvhich Mr. Horace Greeley, editor of the New York Tribune, had with the famous Niagara Falls Peace Negotiations of last July, in which he figured so prominently, together w ith Cornell Jew ett, and Messrs. Sanders, Clay and Holcombe. Apparently this letter, which I need not say has never been published here, was the initial movement in the negotiations referred to.— Here it is: New York, July 7, 1864. My Dear Sir : I venture to inclose you a letter and telegraphic despatch that I re ceived yesterday from our irrepressible friend Colorado Jewett, at Niagara Falls. I think they deserve attention. Os course I do not indorse Jewett’s positive averment Ibat his friend at the Falls have ‘-full pow ers” from J. D., though I do not doubt that he thinks they have. I let that statement stand a3 simply evidencing the anxiety of the Confederates everywhere for peace. So much is beyond doubt. And therelore I venture to remind you that our bleeding, bankrupt, almost dying coun try also longs for peace—shudders at the prospect, of tresh conscriptions, of further wholesale devastations, and of new rivers of human blood ; and a wide-spread conviction that the Government and its prominent supr porters are not anxious for peace, and do not improve proffered opportunities to achieve it, is doing great harm now, and is morally cer tain, unless removed, to do far greater.in the approaching elections. It is not enough that we anxiously desire a true and lasting peace ; we ought to demon strate and establish the truth beyond cavil.— The fact that A. H. Stephens was not per mitted a year ago to visit and confer with the authorities a't Washimrton has done harm, which the tone at the late National Convention at Baltimore is not calculated to counteract.. I entreat you, in your own time and man ner, to submit overtures for pacification to the Southern insurgents, which the impartial must pronounce frank and generous. If only with a view to the momentous election soon to occur in North Carolina, and of the draft to be enforced in the Free States, this should be done at once. I would give the safe con duct required by the rebel envoys at Niagara upon their parole to avoid observation and to refrain from all communication with their sympathizers in the loyal States: but you may see reasons for declining it. But whe ther through them or otherwise, do not, I entreat you, fail to make the Southern peo ple comprehend that you, and all of us, are anxious for peace, and,prepared to grant liberal terms. I venture to suggest the fol lowing PLAN OF ADJUSTMENT. 1. The Urion is restored and declared per petual. 2. Slavery is utterly and forever abolished throughout the same 3. A complete amnesty for all political of fences, with a restoration of all the inhabi tants ol each State to all the privileges of citizens of the United States. 4. The Union to pay four hundred millioju dollars ($400,000,000) in five per cent. Uni ted States stock to the late slave States, loyal and secession alike, to be apportioned pro vatu, according to their slave population res pectively, by the census of 1800, in compen sation for the losses of their loyal citizens by the abolition of slavery. Each State to be entitled to its quota upon the ratification by its Legislature of this adjustment. The bonds to be at the absolute disposal of the Legisla ture aforesaid. 5. The said slave States to be entitled henceforth to representation in the House on the basis of their total, instead of their Fed eral population, the whole now being free. C. A National Convention to be assembled so soon as may be, to ratify this adjustment, and make such changes in the Constitution as may be deemed ads isable. Mr. President, I fear you do not realize how intently the people desire any peace consistent with the national integrity and honor, ami how joyously they would hail its achievement, and bless its authors. With United States stocks worth but 40 cents in gold per dollar, and drafting about to com mence on the third million of Union soldiers, can this be wondered at ? I do not say that justice is now attainable, though I believe it to be so. But I do say that a frank offer by you to the insurgents of terms which the impartial say ought to be accepted will, at the worst, prove an im mense and sorely needed advantage to the national cause. It may save us from a Northern insurrection. Yours, truly, Hon acc Greeley. (Signed) Hon. A. Lincoln. President, Washington, D. C. S'—Even though it should be deemed unadvisable to make an offer of terms to the rebels, I insist that, in any possible case, it is desirable that any offers they may be dispos ed to make should be received, and either accepted or rejected. I beg you to invite those now at Niagara to exhibit their cre dentials aud submit their ultimatum, h. g. The Rochester Democrat comments as fol lows upon this extraordinary letter: “Those follies (of Mr- Greeley’s.) which had seemed to us only aberrations of judg ment, or eccentricities prompted by conceit and vanity, like the diplomatic attempts of Colorado Jewett, assume a different aspect on the perusal of the letter to the President written by Mr. Greeley last fall at the time of the Niagara negotiations. That letter has just reached this country from England, where it has found its way into the newspa pers. It puts Mr. Greeley in the same posi tion with the worst of the Copperhead op ponents of the administration, using the same fallacious arguments and making the same false predictions that were used against the L uion party in the recent presidential can vass. It compels us to look upon him as one who has misused the confidence reposed in him by the Republican party by exerting hi 9 influence privately and publicly to persuade or compel the President to a course of policy ruinous to the country, and utterly at vari ance with the declared views of the great mass of loyal men of all parties.” ENGLISH PROPSRTV CAPTURE D AND DESTROYED IN THE CONFEDEK- Mr. Layard, Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, was questioned in the House of Commons on the 20th ult. in relation to the property of British subjects purchased in the United States before and since the com mencement of the war, where proof had been wanting as to the bona Jide nature of the transactions. Mr. Layard said: “I presume the question applies more particularly to cotton. This cotton comes nnder two categories—that which has been destroyed by the authorities of the so-called Confederate States, and that which has been taken possession of by the Federal authorities. As regards the former, the government have been advised that foreigners owning property in a coun try which is subject to such a war as that now existing in the Southern States of America are liable to all the accidents which may befall the property of persons belonging to that country, and if that property has been destroyed for the bona jide purpose of preventing it from falling into the hands of the enemy, British subjects who may be among the owners have no right to complain. At the same time they have been requested to preserye authentic evidence re specting property so destroyed. As regards the cotton seized at Savannah, full particu lars have not yet been received by the gov* ernment. It appears, however,-that a large quantity of the cotton has been removed to North, and it is stated that it has been so re moved under the apprehension that it might fall into the hands of the enemy. Upon these grounds there is no doubt that the govern ment of the United States have a full right to so remove the cotton ; but her Majesty’s Charge de Affaires at Washington has been instructed to express a confident hope that no obstacle will be interposed to the elaiyyn* of British subjects in respect of that cotitosgiM that is to say, that every facility will begfegg to British, subjects to prove their clanhlul British property thus removed by the federal authorities to the North. THE POLICY OF JEFF. DAVIS. The following article, attributed to Jeff. Davis, appeared in the Richmond Sentinel of last Saturday, the last number of that paper: We are very hopeful of the campaign which is opening, and trust that we are to reap large advantage from operations evi dently near at hand, but our people should clearly comprehend that whatever the tem porary result, and though misfortune, beyond what it seems in the bounds of possibility, should befal us, our independence will still be in our option, and our final success will still be beyond the power of our enemies o prevent it. The views which we copy from the London Times to-day, express sound judgement as to our ability to force our ene mies to propose terms. Even at the very time when they might suppose that they had conquered us, we have only to resolve thit we will never surrender, and it will be im possible that we shall be ever taken. Our country is too large to be held ; our enemies could never afford to maintain armies necessary for hostile occupation; nothing could exceed the longings they would feel for a settlement which"would en able them to return to a peace establishment; nothing could exceed the necessity which would thereto impel them. The proof*and the illustrations are seen in their anxiety to bring the war to a speedy close ; they know that their debt is already intolerable and far beyond the power of confiscation to discharge it. The difficulty of raising troops has be come so great, that only the most ruinous bounties will avail to secure the most iudif ferent of recruits, and but for the hope that they will soon succeed, they would this day break down. - As for ourselves, nothing could equal in its horror the dreadful calamity of Yankee do mination in our land, awful as has been the four years of conflict through which we have passed. They have been four years of joy compared with what they would have been with the heel of Lincoln on our necks. They have been years for which, amid all our sor rows, we should devoutly thank God. Better for us a state of war forever, than union with Yankees on any terms, a thousand times bet ter than their domination over U 9. We have therefore but to refuse to surrender, to refuse to yield the struggle, and we should soon weary our enemies into terms. When they supposed their undertaking was at its end. they would find, to their dismay, that* their troubles had but begun. If we can effect our safety in no other way, we can effect it by ruining them, and it will be in our power to ruin them by refusing to surrender our cause. A town may be cap tured, a county may be overrun, and so long as it is occupied the inhabitants must yield such obedience to the captors as the laws of war require ; not by taking an unlawful oath of allegiance, but by the military neutrality which may be exacted of citizens in their situation. But if such towns and counties are held, others will be free, and to capture a second, a first must be liberated, aud be discharged of its temporary and constrained neutrality. An army twice as large as Lin coln has would not suffice to hold a country as extensive as ours, with a population im placably hostile as ours would be, and de ermined to be lree. SAVANNAH, GA„ SATURDAY, APRIL 15, 1865. THE ABBOT O’ ST. GALL. AN OI.D LEGEND flit THE FRENCH. I’ll tell you a very diWktorv. There was | once upon a time an enror ; this emperor was jealous. There vuHso an abbot, qnite a grand gentleman—a pity that his shepherd was wiftier tan he. The emperor cared neither for cold >or for warm,; often would he sleep armed hp-a-pie under a tent; scarcely had he enouglvye bread, water, and sausage ; often wouldle suffer sadly from hunger and thirst. 116 little abbot took mere care of himself, a il kept a better table. His plump face was rfeplcndent like the full moon—three men touding their heads could not encompass his paid*—and for this the emperor often sought Squabble with the lit tle abbot. One day, odiug along under a broiling hot sun, witUgrand escort ot cav alry, he met the abbot, taking an airing be fore his abbey. “Oh, Aere’s a go," thought he to himself, and sfeeringlv saluting the abbot, “Servant of th church, how goes it with it ? quite well itopears to us? prayer and fasting, I trow, <sn’t agree with you. Strikes us though, thai time hang 9 on your hands, and you 11 surey thank us for giving you a job. It is said jou are the most cun ning of men, that youilmost hear the grass grow ;*so now, just t> amuse your plump cheeks, we’ll give you three pretty nuts to crack. We give, reckoning from this day, three months, at th< expiration of which, we’ll hear you ansvtr these questions lstly. When we’re in the midst of our council assembled, seated on our throne, and robed in tbs imperial phiple you will tell us, like i true connoisseur in money, how much w? are worth to the farth ing. 2ndly, YouT| calculate and tell us in how long we can rile on horseback round the world—not one ninute more or less—we know aIL that’s but aitrifle to you. 3rdly. O pearl of prelates ! yqi shall guess to an acre, our thoughts [whichwe’ll loyally confess af terwards,] but in ofir thoughts there must not be one particle »f truth ! Au’ you do uot answer ' these three questions, you’ll have beeu abiotr too long; we’ll have you ridden about tin country on a donkey, the tail in your handin lieu of the bridle !’ So having said, ihe emperor, laughing, trots away. The poor abbot cudgels his head to split it. No rogue endured more agony before the fatal noose. He acids to one, two, three, four universities, hterrogating one, two, three, four faculties; pays tees and costs plus and more, and, nevertheless, no doctor could solve these problems. Amidst the quakings and aebings of the heart, the hours grew quickly into days, the days into weeks, the weeks into months—fast was the term ap proaching. The poor abbot from yellow grew green. Despairing, pale, and with hol low cheeks, he mused in the fields, woods, and most retired spots, and in a footpath scarcely trodden, he met, seated on a rock, his shepherd Jeannot Bmdick. ~_“Oh ! my lord abbot,” said jeannot “‘what Mjou ?, By my troth, yoa’ll be soon meagre jfr shadow i You scarcely crawl along ' atfiy Something evi’ has happened to yon? " ; “Alack! good Jeannot Biudiok, thou art Dut too right, something has happened to me. The emperor has given me a rough colt to comb; he’s put ’twixt my teeth nuts that Beelzebub himself would find uneasy to crack. Firstly: When in the midst of his council assembled, he’s seated on his throne, robed in imperial purple, I must-tell him, like a true connoisseur in moneys, how much he’s worth to the farthing. Secondly: I must calculate and tell him in how long he could on horseback ride round the world, not one minute more or less, and he fancies all this is but a trifle to me. And thirdly: O, most unfortunate of prelates! I must guess to an ace his thoughts! (which he’ll confess loyally after.) An’ I do not answer the three questions,l’ll have been abbot too long. He’ll have me ridden round the country on a donkey, the tail in my hand in lieu of a bridle 1” “And nought more ?” laughed Jeannot Bindick. “My lord abbot, resume your peace, I’ll settle all this—lend me your hood, your little cross, and your habit. Clothed in these, I promise to render* for you the right responses. True as it is that I know no word of Latin—what gentlemen doctor’s can’t learn with the money, I inherited from my mother.” The jbbot, delighted, skipped like a lamb. With the hood and .the cross, the cloak aud the girdle, Jeannot looked a veritable abbot, and quickly proceeded to the court of the emperor. The emperor was on his throne, in the midst of his princes—magnificent sceptre in hand, a crown on his head, and robed in imperial purple—and first clearing hia voice, “Now, my lord abbot, approach, and like a true connoisseur in moneys, tell ns how much we are worth to a farthing.” “Majesty, one worthier than you was sold for thirty pieces of silver; so I’d give for yon (high as your majesty may esteem itself) only twenty-nine florins, for surely you are worthy one florin less than He.” “Ahem!” said the Emperor, “the reason ing is evident and suffices to correct a serene ness’s pride 'pon my imperial honor, I never esteemed myself so cheap. Now cal culate and tell how long it would take us to ride round the world on horseback, not one minute more or less.” “Majesty, if you were to slart i’ the morn ing at the same instant as the sun, and ac company him riding so fast as he, I’ll wager my cloak and my cross that your Majesty would go it in twice twelve hours.” “Oh!” quoth the emperor. “Oh, excel lent oats I——you feed your horses upon ifs and auds. The man that invented ifs and ands certainly made gold of chopped straw. But now gather all your wits for our third question, else we’ll condemn thee to the donkey. What do we think that is fa he? say it directly, but no ifs and ands. “Majesty, you think 1 am the abbot of St. Gall?” “Without a dbubt, and there’s nothing false in this." “Your pardon majesty, your idea deceives you—l’m only his shepherd Jeannot Bini dick!” “ Wlia*, demon! thou’rt not the Abbot of 9t. Gall ?” exclaimed the Emperor, with all his might, as if fallen from the skies, but withal in'jovial surprise, “Well, tbou’lt be so for the future. Til invest thee with the Signet and the Crozier. Your predecessor shall mount the ass and trot, which 11 make hifn comprehend what meanetli qni juris, for who would reap must sow.” t “By your leave, Majesty,” answered Jean not, “ I'll remain as I am. I can neither read, nor count, nor write ; I don’t under stand the wee’st word of Latin—what Jean not never learnt, Jean never can.” “ Good Jean Bindick, more’s the pity; but ask us another boon ; your joyous face hath greatly diverted us, and we'd joyfully rejoice thee in our turn.” “Majesty, I need not much in this world, but since it pleaseth you to heap favorS on me, I’ll ask for all recompense—the pardon of my most Reverend Lord.” “ Bravo, my friend! We see you carry your heart like your head—in the upright in am a. - . 80, then, we paidon j-our Reverend Lord, but on the following condition: We command the Abbot of St. Gall that Jean Bendick no longer watch his Hoiks, and or der that he provide gratuitously for all his wants until he is overtaken by the ease and happy death which heaven will send him.” Military Execution. —A terrible tragedy wa9 enacted yesterday at Camp Douglas— the execution of a prisoner named R. Murin, who had made repeated attempts to escape. The execution wa9 not made public in ad vance, for reasons be9t known to the author ities, and our reporter was not present. It was only at a late hour last eve ning that wo heard of the tragic event, and are not therefore able to give a detailed account. The circumstances so far as we have beeu able to gather them, are as follows: Murin came to Camp Douglas with the last detachment of rebels from Nashville. He was very retiring in„his habits, avoiding contact with his fellow-prisoners as much ss possible, always taking his rations and retir ing to his tent to eat. He was noticed by the guard, and gradually became a favorite with them, they often giving him of their own food, and at length allowed him the lib erty of the kitchen, where he busied himself in apparent content for sometime. Hearing a noise some weeks since near the fence, one of the guards stopped and listen ed. He heard a noise as of earth being ex cavated, and beckoning to one or two of bis comrades, so as not to create alarm, they broke through the ground and pulled out the culprit by the leg—it was Murin. Five min utes more and he would have tyeen outside. He was confined, being bound with cords, in the absence of shackles, but managed to loosen them with his teeth, and was again almost at liberty when the attempt was dis covered, and his escape again prevented.— Several times subsequently he tried to escape but in each case failed; so much trouble did he give, however, that it was fonnd neces sary to watch him constantly, and his re peated defiance of orders was at last made the subject of .a court-martial, on whose find ing he was condemned to be shot—the sen tence was executed yesterday. At four o'clock yesterday afternoon a file of soldiers were drawn up in a hollow square, and the prisoner brought in. He manifested no compunction for his crimes and viewed the dread preparations with ut ter indifference. He submitted to all the preliminary ceremonies without a murmur. The fatal order was given, he received the fire of the platoon, fully half a dozen balls entered bis body, qne of them passing into the brain; he died without a struggle. The affair created the wildest excitement among the prisoners, many of whom vowed dire vengeance on the perpetrators, of w hat they called a “wanton butchery.” The jus tice of the act may well be questioned, and we heard, indeed, last evening, that a judic ial investigation of ail the circumstances would be asked' for. We hope so, for the sake of humanity. One cannot but admire the daring and persistence of the unhappy prisoner. Life is sweet, and liberty more so; if he did not attempt the life of the guard, the shooting is unjustifiable. iMer.—' The excitement is increasing, the matter i9 being discussed with great vehe mence, and those who justify the execution have been threatened by an attack from its denouncers, among whom we notice several violent Copperheads. The streets are all alive. iMtest. —Our reporter is on the point of going down to camp, to ask for a military guard. Very latest. — A special reporter informs us that Murin i9—a Jjatin name for rat.—Chi cago Tribune , April 1. Money.—When Dr. Barth, the great Afri can traveler, went from the center of Europe to the center of Africa—to Karro and Tim bucloo—his experience furuUhed a better lesson on the use and meaning of money than has been furnished by all the political econo mists of the world. The good man was very far from thinking that was any part of his mission ; but he has given us the facts, and they are invaluable, lie left Europe; cross ed the Mediterranean* to Tripoli; proceeded to Mourzuk; then down to Karre; and finally on to the Niger, at Timbuctoo. Now, how did he get along in the way of money ? How did he accomplish his exchanges? Well, he begins with bill of exchange on some central banker; then he got bank notes,'etc.: he proceeds to Tripoli and finds bank notes won’t go twenty miles into Africa, but they are par with the merchants of Trip oli trading with France; so he ex changes all his money for hard silver dollars. That is the money from Tripoli to Mourzuk. Arrived at Mourzuk silver dollars will avail no longer for exchange; people think silver rftod gold very good things no doubt, but peo ple who have traded in Karro would rather have something else or their goods. What is it ? Why they must have strings of little shells! These w r ere very small, beautiful shells, a thousand strung together; that is the currency for thousands of miles, so Dr. Barth had "to exchange his silver dollars for strings of shells, and when he had remit tances front Europe it had to be put into something which could be exchanged for shells. With what infinite disgust the hard mc ney people must look upon the civilization on one hand and the barbarism on the other! On one side they wanted no silver, because they had paper, on the other they wanted no silver, because they had shells! Nobody wanted hard money but that enlightened, commercial people who lived along the coast of Barbary! PRICE. 5 CENTS THE INTERNAL REVENUE. The internal revenue taxes for 1865 w ill be made out upon au amended form. The blank which every citizen is obliged to fill up cov ers oil the ground, and unless a man peijures himself there can be no escape, thougn an inspection of this new form induces us to be lieve that the assessors will find it very slow work in assisting honest men to make out their returns. Tjie assessors are required t<» ask the following questions: Had your wife any income last year ? Did any minor child of yours receive any salary last year ? Have you included iu this return the iu come of your wife and salary received by minor children ? Have you auy stoc ks, and what are they ? Is your report made on the basis of gold? Have you bought or sold stocks or other property ? Have you any United States securities ? Do you return the premium on gold paid you as interest on United States se curities ? Have you kept any book account ? Is your income estimated, or taken from your book. Have you not the expenses, &c., estimated as deductions, already been taken out of tha amount, reported as profits ? Did you estimate auy portion of your profits in making your returns for 1863 ? YVas any portion treated as worthless, and, if since paid, have you included it iu this re - turn? The individual who drew up this se ries must have beeu au adept iu cross-ques tioniug. The Surrender of Richmond. —Major A. H. Stevens es the 4th Massachusetts cavalry, and Major'E. E. Graves, of Gen. Weitzel’s staff, with forty men, were ordered to pro ceed on Monday momiDg last and investi - gate the state of the roads leading to Rich mond, and had hardly got within the rebel lines -when they espied a shabby carriage approaching, the driver waving a white flag. Approaching this vehicle, it was found to contain Mayor Mayo, the head of the Rieh mond city government, Judge Lyon and several other worthies of the rebel persua sion, who announced that they baa come out to snrrender the city to the competeut authority. This took place within a distance of two miles fiom the city, after the Union Mayors had found their way through several . lines of torpedoes, and was marked by the following conversation: Major Stevens —“Who is in command of this flag of truce ?’’ Judge Meredith—“lt is Mr. Mayo, Mayor df the city of Richmond.” The Judge at the same time introducing the Mayor and all of his associates to (Mu’or Stevens and Major Graves. Mayor Mayo then handed Major Ste vens a small slip of paper; upon which was written the following : “It is proposed to formaly surrender to the Federal authorities the city of Richmond, hitherto capital of the Confederate States of America, and the defences protecting it up to this time.” The surrender was acepted and sent back to Gen. Weitzel. The gallant Majors then took charge of the rebel flag of truce party, and advanced upon the city—two capable, efficient and popular officers of the stout old Army of the James thus being the first, with their escort, to enter the fallen and capitula ting capital of rebeldom. They proceeded straight to the capitol, where rebellion has held high carnival for nearly four years, and planted the stars and stripes on its summit. The national symbols thus hoisted consisted of two bright and tasteful guidons from Companies E and II of the Fourth Massa chusetts cavalry, of which Major Stevens is one of the ablest field officers. The colois of the Union were greeted by prolonged cheers and other popular demonstration of applaus* on thq part of rebel civilians and Contrabands.— Boston Journal. Eightieth Birthday of John Pierpoint.— John Pierpont, the veteran poet and pioneer emancipationist, was complimented to-night on having reached his eightieth birthday. The pari ore of Mr. Cherles H. Morse, form erly of Cainbridgeport, with whom Mr. Piar pont now resides, were handsomely orna mented with national flags, appropriate mot toes and rare flowers. In the evening Mr. Pierpont was told that a few friends hacf call ed, and on entering the parlor to greet them he was entirely surprised. One presented him with a gold watch, another with a valu able cane and another with a large photo graphic album containing the portraits of old Boston friends and parishioners. But the most valuable gift was a large portfolio filled with autograph letters of congratulation in poetry and prose from Sumner, Wilson, Mrs. Sigourney, Whittier, Wood, Dana, Holmes, Whipple and other prominent authors, -with other letters signed Moses Williams, Gard ner Brewer, William W. Clapp, and other “solid men of Boston.” An old differences of opinion were forgotten and due honor was paid to the poet, the griest, the emancipa tionist and the temperance reformer of “Auld Lang Syne.” It seems to us that sending Kennedy, the spy, into the other world with his fierce pas sions unsubdued, was simply the contribu tion of another devil to the multitude of such who inhabit the dark shades on the other side. That may be all very true, but, as a mem ber of a civilized community, we venture to say that we prefer to have the devils sent back to the hell where they belorig, to hav ing them roaming about here in the service of the Confederate States. Rarities. —The sale of engraved stonea belonging to the Pourtales collection has ter minated. Among the most remarkable w’ere an intaglio, by v inccntino, in rock crystal, mounted on a gold box, which was sold for 1,31 If; and an oriental sardonyx, of two layers, a cameo mounted as a bracelet, lep resenting a woman in long robes, standing in a chariot drawn by two horses, a beautiful specimen of Greek workmanship, which was knocked down for 27001’. The total stun produced was a little oyer 4C.000.