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THE LATE LORD ARTHUR CLINTON.

A SALE OF VOTiVE OFFERINGS.

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A SALE OF VOTiVE OFFERINGS. An occasional correspondent of The Times, who has recently written Feveral interesting letters from Spain, thus describes the public sale of votive offerings given to the Cathedral Church of our Lady of the Pillar in Siragos-a to relieve the exhausted treasury of be archbishop, who was rebuilding a good portion of it :â Tne articles to be sold consisted of every possible ornament into which j^we-lery can be made and a lady could wesr, from diamond crosses worth 3 000 guineas to hum hie rosaries worth a shilling. There were diamonds given by queens and poor little rings off^rei y the poorest of tiie place. There was amosibeaiitifulenHmelled watch offered by Philippe IV., which was sold for £ 130; diamond pins, off-red by Marie Christina de Bourbon beautiful ornaments given by the wife of the Financial Min'st-er of Charles IV and innume- rable such others. The number of lots was £ >"23, the things being 011 view three days in tbe archbishop's palacp, where the sale was held in a lar e banqueting room. This was the first time that a public sale had ever been helct iu tint part of Spain, and, instead of a rostrum, according to our style, three grave priests sat. at a table The rriest rang a bell for silence, and it notary then read the conditions of the sale then another ringing of the bell, and the first lot was put up. The expert who had arranged the sale took one of the various lot., held it up in his hands, both he and the auctioneer walking backwards and forwards iu front of the table where sat the priests, and the notary assisting them, both using-great activity and freedom in the matter, smcking a cigar often for a change. The expert had put a value on every article, and this price was named, and you were asked what price you would advance on this sum. With all their talking onlj five lot3 were sold in the firsr hour, and in the whole day, up to nearly six o'clock, only thirty-three lots were offered, and only thirty sold, the three not sold being withdrawn because there was no advance on the reserve, and no one would take them at that price either.

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