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THE NEW MINISTER T3 WASHINGTON. President Thiers' Message to the Assembly, What Does Franco V?rant?Monarchy or a licpublic? ADJOURNMENT OF TIIE ASSEMBLY TELEGRAM TO THE HEW YORK HERALD. Paris, Sept. 13,1871. singular message to tiie deputies. Ia the Assembly to-day a long message from I President Thiers was received, the reading of which lasted halt an hour. M. Thiers says the members have well earned a suspension of their arduous labors. i He promises In the meantime to work Incessantly lor the reorganization or the country, and frankly asks the Deputies to ascertain from their coustituat home whether the couutry wishes for reconstruction based on the GLORIOUS TRADITIONS OF A THOUSAND TEAKS, or for the abandonment of the ship or btate to a torrent leading to an unknown future?In brief, whether tne people want a monarchy or a republic. I The Fre-ldent says he submits to the decisions of the Budcci Committee; his only rea3ou ror asking for additional taxes was to provide lor the redemption of tho debt. He concludes with an exhortation to'thc members to work like a crew in danger of shipwreck with tho port lu sight. The message was coldly received, eome passages provoking laughter. CONTROLLING TIIE GOVERNMENT. The Assembly then proceeded to discuss, and j finally adopted, a bill provlUln for the prorocatlon i of the session from tho l'th day of September until : the 4th of December, 1671. The mlan feature of the bill is the appointment of a committee or twenty-five to control the eovernment during the recess. TIIB NEW MINISTER TO WASHINGTON. M. de Tooqueville, a nephew of the late distinguished statesman and politician, will probably receive the appointment of French Minister to Washington. TIIE ROMAN SURVEYORS' SQUABBLE. The France reports that the affair of the Convent or the Trinity, at Home, has boon settled, the French Jjivnivwiuni uutmg UCt'U UUMltMYIlMlftlU. DISARMING THK NATION'A!. OI'AHD. Orders to put in force the law lor tue disarmament of the National Guard nave been sent to Departments of the Rhone, Gard and Loire. DUKE D'AUMALR AND PUtNOU DB J0W7ILLE. The Palric intimates that after the rcc333 the Duked'Aumale ana Prince do Jolnvlllo will take their seals in the Assembly. GERMANY. Prince3 I3;s:*-\rck and Eeust Dctsrminoi to Suppress the International Scciety??nu>aerating the Ir.habitan^i of the City of E&^iuT ? TILLCPAiWS TO THE_H?W V3B H-1V.D. SAi.znuRO, Sept. 18,1371. It has teen decided by l'rinco Bismarck, Count Deust ana the other diplomatists who remained here after tho departure of iho Rrnpcrors William nnd Francis Joseph, to suppress the International Society, and to settle finally the Schleswig question. TUB POPULATION OK BERLIN. CB..LUN, SCpi. 13, lot I. It i* thouaht that the census of Berlin, now* being taken, will snow a population ol yoo,ooo. ITALY. Franco Testing the Youuj K'a^tlom?She Only Ecekj tho Pope's Spiritual I-depenuence. TELEGRAM 70 THE NEW YORK HEfl'lO. Florence, sept. 13, 1871. Tlie Opinione slates that the Couni dc Hemusat, the French Minister, declares that France accepts accomplished facts In Italy. She only wishes to seo tbe spiritual Independence of tlio Tope secured. Tlie renewal of cordial relations between Franco *nd Italy la therefore possible. MONT CENIS TUNNEL. fiuccessfal Cpening of tho Great 1't.nnel?An Engineering Triumph. TELECRAM TO THE_NEW YOHX HERALD. t London, Sent. 13, 1ST1. A despatch from Suza, Italy, announces that the Mont Cents tunnel has been snccessi'ully opened and that trams arc now passing through it without ! flelay. SPAIN. J I Unnnvafiffimi r\f ftamWinrr T-TAiirtnc in ?.T> rl ? "ST'-ir? ' Amadetu licoovortd and Continuing His Journey. " I ftlEGPAM TO THEJjW YC3< HERALU. Madrid, Sept. 13, 1871. j The Minister of the Interior has issued an oriler for the dismissal of ail police Inspectors who li.ivo failed to exccute tho orders issued by the goverumeut In relaiion to gambling houses. tiie kino ok spain convalescent. 1 King Amadous lias entirely recovered his health, And is at Tarragona, where, as has been the case everywhere else during his progress through the ! provinces, he was enthusiastically welcomed by the people. BELGIUM. The King of the Belgians Thanking Americans for Saving a Boat's Crew. TELEGRAM TO THE NEW YOBX HERALD. Brussels, sept. 13,1871. The King of the Belgians has sent a letter of thanks to the crcw of the United States war steanicr Juniata for saving the lives of the crew of a boat jUiat capsized in the Scheldt. JAVA. Imitating American Street Cars. TILEGPAM TO THE MEW YORX HERALD. London, ScDt. 13, 18*1. The American institution of street railways has extended Itself to the island of Java. A line has lust been opened to public u.?c In the city of Batavla. EUROPEAN MARKETS. liOKT>on momiy m4kkbt.?loniton. Sept. 13?b p. m.? Consult closed nt iKl>j tor tonlti munov ami the nc Bunt. United Klutes lire-twenty Ijonds, ltoJ's, 18ti.Vs ; ClJ, 9:1)4; 1867'n, itj^: ten-Forties. POV.. i LiTitEi'noi, v;ottom Market.?lavmrooi., Sept. 13? B 1'. M. -Cotton?Tho markat closet film Huddling uplands, ' PXd. i middling Orleans, Hjtfd. Ih" sales oi the diiy Imve Ven IS,twin bales, of which 4,WHJ wore taken for speculation and export IjtvKRfoiii. PKomrri- Matikht. brvvnrooL, Bci t 13? Evenitii;. Racon, :Ws. per < \vl. for Fhort rib middle*. clover eeed, 4"?. a fitK per cwt. fui Atnarlean ro.l. Common roiin, 8s. ltd. per CWt. kha n K1 out MONFV MaKKKI-. l'lMNKFCUtT, Sept, ISFvenln ;. ?I nlted States llru twniuy Hon !s, ?.W tor the lime , of 1|-H2. ' I'AtttS BorniiF.--rAUin, Sept, 13 -r. M. The nourso I Clulvu Hut. Keulcs, j7u. 45c. i NEW 10KB ENGLAUS. / The Queen's Health Restored?Parliamentary Newe?Death of Profe?3or Eobert Beutley, of King's College?Indignant Welshmen on the Introduction "tof Cholera?FaraI T Af a g Utt^iUi Aiv/nu wi a ililUlUU Pounds Sterling. TELEGRAM TO THE HEW YOHX HERALD. London, Sept. 13.1871. Aa abscesa with which Queen Victoria had been for some time afflicted wes opened on the 4th Inst., and is now healing satisfactorily. PARLIAMENTARY NEWS. An election for member of Parliament la proceeding at Truro, and the indications are that Mr. Hogg, the conservative candidate, will beat Jenkins, the nominee of the liberals. 1ho report that Mr. Vernon Ilarconrt Intends to resign his scat In Parliament is false. THE TRAINING SHIP RACER. The training ship Racer, which has Deen ashore at ltyde, Isle of Wight, was noated yesterday. PROPOSER COTTON EXHIBITION. I A cotton exhibition id proposed to be held at Manj Chester in 1872. | PROFESSOR BKNTT.EV, OP KIN03 COLLEGE, DEAD. 1 Professor Robert Bentloy, publisher of Temiiie Bar, I died to-day. LAUNCHING A PARAGUAYAN LOAN. TJie introduction lu the London market of a Para[ guayan loan of ?3,000,000 Is imminent. cholera carried to cardiff. The people of Cardiff are intensely Indignant that 1 ino ivuicncuu amp &oreuei nas puc into mat port I with tlic cholera on board. ' more coal and iron strikes threatened. It is announced that thirty-live colliers and lron, workers In Monmouthshire, \ValC3, will strike unless a rise of ten per cent in wages la accorded them. the newcastle strike. 1 The Strikers' League lu favor of nluo hours for a day's work have Issued a maniresto expressing the hope that the flgriit will be continued until a complete victory Is obtained over ihe employors. The manifesto promises that as long as the strike continues the mon shall be provided for. Eight shillings per week will be paid to each man and one shilling foi- each child engaged in the stride. CUBA. Rans^afle Chinaman Sent Eack to Havana?More Voluntary Submission to the Gpanish Authorities TELCCM T3 THE HEW T37.X HEMD. Havana, Sept. 13, 1871. The local authorities In several pails of the Island have sent to Havana over two thousand Chinese. Of some their term of apprenticeship had expired, wlnle others are runaways. The first named, according to previous laws, must rehire tUemselvcs or leave Cuba. The last named wlil be delivered to their masters. riuo notorious insurgent, Lava, ami flvo others, have delivered themselves up. WEATJH SE BSPO&T. y?\n depatvtmhvt, ) Office of the Chief Signal Oivickii, | Washington, D. 0., Sept. 14?1 A. M. ) Synopsis for the Past Twenty-four Hours. The barometer has risen since Tuesday night from Wisconsin to Lake Ontario and northward, it has fallen, but Is now again rising In the Middle and Eastern States. The area cf lowest pressure extends from Louisiana to Missouri, the temperature has risen slightly on the Gulf and laden somewhat on Lakes Ontario and Superior. Increasing northeasterly winds prevail on the lakes and scyitliwestward to tne Missouri niver, and liaht winds elsewhere. Den30 smoko is reported from Lakes Ontario and Erie; cloud and rain from low* to Kentucky aud Tennessee; partialy cloudy and cleariug weather on tne Gulf and South Atlantic coast. lTobabllittes. The barometer will proabafoly rise elijihtly on Thursday on the Gulf coast, but lall very severally ou tie Atlantic and the Lakes after rising somewhat more to-night. The area of clond and rain will probably oxtend northward to Lakes Erie and Superior. with strong northeasterly winds and Increasing easterly winds with threatening weather, extend to the middle Atlantic coast by Thursday noon. ILLINOIS EPISCOPAL CUniCH TROUBLE?. Bishcp WlillPhonsc' Address to t'jc I?iorrsnn Convention?The Cheney Cose?The Contumacious l'rencker Sustained by the Frew. Chicago, Sept. 13,1871. The morning session of the Episcopal Diocesan Convention was devoted to listening to the annual address of Bishop Whltehouse. lie hoped that tn the future the harmony or the Church would typify Its history. In the Church free tlom of consclcnce wa9 admitted within the bounds of reason and religion. Tlie duty of tho Episcopal Church was to stand firmly by tho dogmas and teachings of the Anglican Church, and not to give way to Individual whim or overweening presumption. Ttic training of youth was a most Important element in sustaining religion. Fathers and mothers should sue to It that the wiles of other sects should not wean titeir children from tho true faith. Parents should bo religious in practice as well as in theory, so that t.lielr children should not be tempted to worship (lod at oilier and stranger shrines than those of tho A ghcan Church. He alloaed particularly to tno danger of allowing young persons to come under dangerous and seductive Influences or Roman Catholics in semnarles, more especially. The Anglican lalth, which was tho laithoi" Old England, was a counteracting Influence to the alluring wiles of Home. There were those, said the Bishop, who illicit call nlin a ritualist. Ho believed in tho Book of Common Prayer, and thought that the liturgy ol Hie Church should not bo lightly uttered, s.mie changes in the I'rayer Book were to bo advocated at the approaching general Episcopal Convention; i>ih as it stood now it was ecclesiastical law, and should be maintained?the weiiare of tho lalth demanded It. The Bishop then relcrred to the case rf Cheney, dwelling at length ou tho points which have been before the public for a lomr time, t'liene.v, lie said, nad been sunended from all his (mictions in the Church of God, but the trustees of Christ's church had sustained him as pastor of that cuurch. The congregation also sustained him, and tho wardens would only recognize Bishop Whitettousc so lar as he recogulzcd Mr. Cheney as minister ol tho Anglican Church. The Bishop dwelt at some length on his late visitation to Christ's Church, and mainlalned his original position on all points ol the confrnvAi'uv. lio stronirlv censure I iht? warden* for continuing to employ a degraded clergyman, and disposed of them by placing them lit the an me categorp with the minister thcv nail sustained. The Uishop closed i>y assailing the irreligious tendencies ol the day and tho reprehensible conduct of Ihc press in sustaining them. PRESIDENT GRANT. riULADKLrniA, Sept. 13, 1871. President Grant and party passed through Harrisburg at half-past four this afternoon, bound for the oil regions, via the Pennsylvania and Erie read. Ho wa<i the guesl of Mr. Dawaon C'olcman, at Lebanon, yesteruay. CHIEF JUSTICE CHASE. CHICAGO, Sept. 13, 1871. Chief Justice Chase will arrive in this city tomorrow from Waukesha Springs, Wisconsin, whero he has been staying for some weeks, it is said he has entirely recovered his health and strength. SHOCKING OCCURRENCE IN NEWARK. How n Foollili .linn 3lel n FriRhlful Denth. Despite lite hundreds of warnings given by the IIkiulp, In printing the details of frightful railroad J slaughters iu which the victims merit their fate by j a foolish desire to show their bravado or snve , a few minutes' time, people are yet found who will persist in duplicating tho horrid occurrences, death and all. in Newark on Tuesday ulgnt an instance In point occurred. One Sylvester Cornell, a hatter, residing corner of Lawrence and Market Htrceu, attempted to im.<s under or net on hoard a train moving out or the depot. Fie ."lipport ami was run over. One ot His lega was terribly mangled and lii?* tiody otherwise tmdl.y cut up. llo was removed to ono or the lio-niitals, where ho died yesterday morning aiioul ilvo o'clock. from the flr.-st he was loo low to permit amputation to le performed. An iii'iue-<t ha t N'pu commenced. The Jury was swom in viOffed 1110 bo<lv and adjournal Uil to-day* : 11KKAL1), THURSDAY', ? THE GItEAT ST. LEGES T'lP I?!lEr.iSTFB Birrs VPSTFBIilY <1M WVAlVAWftUM iiav.ju i&lUIAIllil/i&Il IMMENSE GATHERING OF TURFITE?. Baron Rothschild's Hannah the Winner of the St. Lcgcr Cnp. The Town, the Field, the Horses aud the People. TELEGRAM TO THE NEW YORK HERA12. Doncastsr, Sept. 13,1871. When legislators, lawyers aud litigants nave left London and sportsmen have gone lor grouse to tlio moors then Is Doncaster in season. And then betting men and fast men?to say nothing of fast horses?betake themselves to Yorkshire. A bright green oasis In the "Ulack County," with noisy Sheflleld. Oarnsby, Bradford, Leeds aud busy Hull In the horizon?a horizon otherwise darkened by the smoke of many mighty chimneys and ENLIVENED BY THE IIATTI.K OP ENGINES at collerics, pumping engines at mine openings and viiv Vi vuviivoj ilutiiJ i/uuva<9tv* w bllu ilirtu stage of the out-or-iown heglra. At quiet times antiquarians of the Monkbarns pattern Bcnrcn the neighborhood for Caesar's Camp or "Caatrum on the Don;" or, Dugdaie in hand, explore the ruins of crumbled monasteries, wnich once frowned on the Saxon serfs of that happy val ley. IVY-COVERED TRADITIONS have, however, no room to-day; they are hopelessly routed by the matter-of-fact turilte, whose prule is his betting book, and whose wallet, unlike that or ordinary saints, bulges with crisp bank notes to bo Btaked on the events of the day?money that would puzzle aliko Ct> sar and saluts, could they look down or up on the modern scene. THE TOWN ITSKLK Is surrendered to strangers, who are in turn abandoned to the extortions of the citizens, always ready for such capital occasions. Few of the sort adorn Southern race grounds. T1IE URN arc stalwart, coarse-featured, largo-bonert, of rough manner and voice an<f of uncouth dlalcct. Their talk Is as dinicult or apprehension to average Englishmen as tho Basque Ianguago to the Norman; tueir topic or the turr turfy, and their proverbial shrewdness a warning as or a fog-trumpet to deal cautiously with men on whose faces "I'a Y0EK6UIRE" IS STARTINULY BLAZONED. Ilcre are womeu, big and bony as their lords? daughters of Anak?attired in millinery at sight of which Tarislan worth would sicken and go mad, all debating the odds on tue favorite in tones befitting Gluuidelclitcli. TUE DONCASTKR GATHERING. Fur to this Doucaster gathering troop North, West and East Ridings, to say nothing or Durham and ; Lancashire?troop Die Vernon and Osbaldistoue3 ! and many other offspring or the Titans; also the children of Egypt?a medley, on tho whole, asex1 traordlnary as ever Kept Witches' Sabbath. THE FIELD AND THE COURSE. There is the fleid. Wo are upon the Grand Stand, v whence it may be seen that the principal course is a trlile under two miles about, while tne shorter courses are judicious abridgments, that known as the St. Leger being one milo, six rurlongs, 132 yards. The field is almost fiat, the horses at every leap or their progress being full In sight. OF TUB HORSES THEMSELVES It need only be said that to the last minute Baron Rothschild's Ally Uaunali, who cleverly won tne OaKs at Epsom in the spring, wa3 tlio favorite, with Albert Victor next In the betting. TUE RACK was an extraordinarily weii contested one, and was finally won by tUc favorite by a mere neck. Ten horses ran. The following is a summary:? THE SUMMARY AND PEDIGREES. The St. Leger Stakes of twenty-live sovereigns each, for three-year-olds; colts, 1 tl lbs.; fillies, 117 lbs.; the owner oi the second horse to receive 2uo sovereigns and the third 103 sovereigns out of the stakes. There were 111 subsetl!>cr3. BARON ROTHSCHILD'S HANNAH THE WINNER. Baron Rothschild's b. f. Llannan, by King Tom, out or Mentinorc Lass 1 W. S. (Jartwilghi's ch. c. Albert Victor, by Marsyas. out of Princess of Wales 2 W. Sadler's ch. c. Ringwood, by Lord Ulfden, out of Vimelra 3 Mr. Orookson's br. r. Ilose of Attiol, by Blair Athol, out of Violet, by Voltlgeur 4 J. Johnstone's br. c. BotUweil, by Stocktooll, out ? or Katlieriue Logic D Count F. de Lagrange's b. c. General, by MonI arnue, ont of Tolla 0 S. Webster's b. c. Lord llawke, by Lord Cllfdeui out or Flutter, by Alarm 0 F. A. Williamson s b. c. Orator, by Lord Cllfden, out of ornament 0 A. Young's bl. c. Digby Grand, by fcaunterer, out or Miss niguy o Bordeaux 0 The riders of the first three horses were Maidment, French ana ciuiloner. tub betting. The betting just before the start was 5 to 2 against Hannah, 6 to t against Albert Victor, anil 12 to l against Kingwood. The weattier was flue and the course was In a splendid conditio!!. There was great enthusiasm over the event and the betting was enormous. LEXINGTON (KY.) RACES. Lexington, Sept. 13,1S71. The races to-day were well attended. Tlio time was slow on account ol a very heavy track. Tlie following Is the summary of the first race:? Hilly Williamson 1 l Metallu 2 2 Mclntyre's b. c 3 3 Richards' cli. i 4 4 T;m , 1:4a '4?1:00. '1 lie second ra^e was for sweepstakes for threcyenr-olds, mile heats. The following is the (summary:? Nellie (ira.v 1 l McCauley's b. 2 2 May Viler 4 3 Humphrey Evans 3 dis. Time, 1:50',? Itttjtf. RAILROAD MATTERS. MiiNanchiiictta Knilrond Commls-loncrs,? Camtm ol' the Rrvere Slnueliinr. Boston, Sepl. 13, 1871. The Massachusetts Board of Railroad Commissioners have issued a circular requesting the several railroad companies of the State, through their proper officers, to meet them for a conference on tlie 19th Inst, at Boston. The Commissioners say that In the course of tne Investigation of the causes oi the late accident at Revere station facts nearly alluding the whole railroad system ol the Statu wore clearly established, to three of which they wish to call the particular attention of the railroad managers, with a v ew to preventing, in so far as possible, the recurrence of any such calamity in future. The Commissioners maintain that the cause of the disaster at Revere was wholly unnecessary, inasmuch as the attempt of tlio company to operate a single track branch road wllhoui the aid of the telegraph led Immediately to the collision, which miKht have been avoided by the application of this, one of the oldest, most ordinary and least expensive ol appliances in operating railroads. The second fact established in the evidence was that the colliding train discovered the train ahead of H in ample tlnio to have prevented trie disaster una me irmn necn cf.wppeu wmi | brakes operated Instantaneously from the locomotive, instead ot the old-tasliioned luind brake. Third, it further appenred in evidence, and was in no wav controverted by the company, that the stations npon this part ot their road were Out sliort distances opart, and that every facility, ho far as employes, Ac., were concerned, ex.sted'for a very periect system of sign-us indicating the proximity I of trains. No such apiiiances were, however, in use, nor indeed hud their adoption ever been considered. Mt. I.onis mid Mt. Joseph Hnilrond. ST. Lot is, Me., Sept. 13, 1871. t Tito St. Louis and s\ Joseph Kallroad, running from a point on the Missouri Kiver, opposite Lexington, to St. Joseph, seventy-two miles, sold at public auction here this afternton lor |l;i8,ooo. Tiie saio was nude under the order of the I'ultcd states Di trict Court. Tho llabllltl s of the road are $i,oho,ooo oi lirst mortgage bonds; one year's unI paid Interest, a out <.vo, ?.)(; a floating debt of some iauo.ooo. and i io owing to tne Nortn Missouri Kaliroal. Daniel 11. Arimtrouj, of St. Louis, was I the purchaser, SEPTEMBER 14, 1871.-T1U A FEDERAL DEFALCATION. Mr. Norton's P!ti:n In tlio Post Oaicc?$115,000 Gone. Something About the Defaulter, Ilis Life and Works. Th? Chappaqua Philosopher Puts Hi? Foot In It as Usual?Uncle Sam Loses Nothing, His Bondsmen Nothing, bat the Defaulter Much. Crimes, like misfortunes, come not singly. One week our pagos are occupied with accounts of murders and assaults; the next explosions, with loss of life, and after atrocities scarcely lit lo l>e mentioned. Yet wtio can account for It? Crime, like the plague, is epidemic. While the town is occupied with tno rascalities of the ring, and greatly moved with the revelauons Id the public press of ofllolal corruption In this city, the pr?3S of the country overflows with statements damaging to the reputations of conspicuous oQlco-holdera and disgraceful to the nation. We have to-day the unpleasant task npon us of describing the ovll doings of a federal oitlclal o prominence?one who was much trusted, and whoso gray head must now be bowed In sorrow. Ills peculations were known for some time, but It was not thougnt desirable or necessary to publish them while the Investigation ordered by the government was in progress. Now, nowever, that there is nothing more to learn, and the property of the guilty party Is in the hands of those lie has betrayed, there Is lir? flirtllpr npepssitv if Imlnoil tlioi? otop oroa why UIS L) VUi; I>RED3 should be hidden Irom the light of public view. In the early part of August it was whispered In the Post Office that a heavy deialcallon had occurred lu the Money Order Department. The genial Postmaster, General rat Jones, was totally uupropared for such a revelation; but on tlio first rumor of it he set to work with Ills usual energy to ascertain the extent and character of the crime against the de. partmeut under ills charge. llo telegrapned to Washington for a special agent, who soon arrived, and commenced operations. Then was disclosed the disturbing and alarming fact that John W, Nortou, the Superintendent oi the Money Order Department, was a defaulter lu the sum of $115,003. This was proven by the books of the olllcc. Hut it is said Nortou la as skilful at figures as Comptroller Connolly and has a smile equally as childlike and bland. Norton Is fllty-flvo years of age, a uompous, fleshy person, possessing tliai indispensable qualification for a gentleman in his light and easy businessillimitable cheek. He lias been engaged in the l'ost Oillce m this city for thirteen years, actlug UNDER POSTU.VSTKR KELLY ns assistant postmaster. While holding tlio latter position it Is understood he didn't steal anything. There was nothing for him to steal, except vouchers, and vouchors in those days were of little consequence. When the money order system went Into operation, in 1SC4, Norton was made superintendent ol tlie new bureau. He took the tide at the llood, and it led on to fortune. Fortunate for him If it does not lead to tno btato Prison. No one now knows or pretcud3 to Know where Mr. Norton commenced or how ho ended ills operations in the Post O.llce; It is pretty ccrtaln, however, thut he "worked Ills route"' for lour years. When Goaerai Jones, as already mentioned, heard or the terrible struggle Mr. Norton had to distinguish between m um and tuum, nnil got the Treasury agent to assist liltn soma Interesting Tacts came to light. First it wa.i discovered that Norton's accounts did nut tally with the accounts of moneys paint into the Sub-Treasury, though his check book agreed with his own memoranda. A comparison of nls books with those in the Sub-Treasury showed the dei!clt stated. Then tnere was a row. General Jones, up that that (line, utterly ignorant of the transaction, giew wrotny and called the delinquent to account. The bold deiuulter admitted ms guilt made a lull conlesslon and said that he Intended to replace all tlio money ho had appropriated; but, being tempted, lie was drawn deeper aud uccper do ah into the abyss and was unable to extneato himself beforo discovery. General Junes, being personally responsible to the government tor the moneys made away with, called a meeting or Norton's bondsmen, who had qualified in the sum of $500,009, ami asked them to ponv up. They said tuoy would. The great and good authority on beets, squashes ami deep ploughing was one or the number?the venerable agricultural aud irrepressible candidate for office, Horace Greeley, lie lipped out an appalling oath, and swore by all the h.ur on all me heads of the Trombone rmlovers that he would have satisfaction. "Let us pay up," said Abram Wakeman, another of the bondsmen. "I'm damned ir I do," cried Greeloy. And feeling conscious of the tact thai he had put his foot in it, us usual, he rushed away, spreading terror through the ranks of the astonished clerks of the l'yst OtUce by his frightful yells ok kade and despair. Ilnf finally the meeting determined to seize the Illgotten property or Norton, and at length did it. The property was principally situated in and near Plalnticld, New Jersey, and was valued at $147,ouo, quite enough to protect, the government from loss, and the public from the squash philosopher's prolauity. statement of the postmaster. General .tones, Postmaster, was visited yesterday by a representative of the hekald in reference to the recent defalcation In tne money department of the Post Ollice. The matter had not been luiLv veu mated, and as only exaggerated rumors were in active circulation in connection with tue cane it was deemed expedient to place the public in full possession of tlie facts. For more than a week past the greatest excttcment has prevailed among the employes of the Post oitlce, out ie>v were aware of the extent of the defalcation, it was generally known, however, that some one of the highest oniclals in the department had misappropriated the funds of the government, lint tne mystery lias at length been solved, as will appear i>> the statement oi the Postmaster himself. in reply to a few Interrogatories General Jonos said that the defaulter was John \V. Norton, who occupied the position of Assistant Postmaster under the late Mr. Kelly, but that lor some time past lie held i he oiiice or Superintendent or the Money Order Department under the present Postmaster. Hbportbr?What is the exact amount of tue defalcation t General Jones?Iffh $110,000 and some odd; the entire sum is $i;.Vill. Reporter?Ann has this defalcation been going on for some time, or was the amouut misappropriated at once? General Jokes?oil, no; the amounis have been misappropriated at various periods lor some years past. Reporter?How ami when was the defalcation discovered' General Jones?In the Treasury Department, In Au?$u-l. He drew on the United States Assis ant Treasurer on my draft, the money being ostensibly for carrying on business in the Post oillce Department. it was Anally ascertained that his balance was not equal to what lie carried on in my books. Kepoktkr?Do you know how the money was applied by Mr. Norton' General Jones?1 do not. He liasaiwaysfcorne a good character, and since the discovery ol^lie dedication has been exceedingly frank aud straightforward about, tne matter. 1 must confess that I was completely taken bv surprise when the matter caaie to light, for ho was the last mail 1 would have suspected of such a thing. Reporter?will the government lose anything by the transaction ? General Jones?Certainly not, since I am respon- j Bible tor the amouut of any defalcation tnat oecuia I in ! lie Post Office. My bondsmen have made ar rangements to reimburse the government. One of tlicni lias boon appointed trustee 01 Norton's propel ty, winch lias been seized lu consequence of tne defalcation. Kki-ohtkr?What does Norton's property consist of and whero Is It situated t General Jonus?Principally of real estate, farming nten-uis, a house and lot and houses in New JerseyHeportkh?What Is the property worth? (.eneral JoNKs?About ono hundred anil fifty thousand dollars, out of which the bondsmen, uli.:r seining with the govcrumeut, will reimburse themselves. RHi'OMnn? So tliat neither the Kovernment, nor your bondsmen will suffer pecuniarily by the defalcation 1 General Jones?No. Norton's pronerty will cover ever.! thing, and 1 believe lie himself is ierfoctljr wlllina that It should, lie has shown a moat deal of readiness to pay the amount he iias misappropriated. Reporter?Is i!io defalcation not regarded as very Heavy for a man lu Norton's position ? General Jones?Yes. It is tho only ono that has occurred since Fowler's tune, who, >ou may remember, was a delimiter to Hie extent of sixty thousand dollars. Ke porter?Well, General, what is your owu opinion hi mt Afflur I General Jones?It is lianl to aive an opinion on the subject. Judtfinu, however, from the character or (he man, 1 am inclined to think that while NORTON WAS SI SAIM'KOPRtA'IN THIS MONEY It was Ins intention final I v to make the amount | good before tue mjcovory, no ?&y <. ui (cwt. uud PLE SHEET. th^ro ts no reason to dotiin him, although tnat, of four o, raihor a UunKerou* experiment. liKl'Oltrmt?Oo you kuo-.v :inviiini.r nr ins hoMta is it truo tiiat lie tutfbeen cn^auudTu speculations iu Wall street'' General Jonr-'?l really do not know. I havo never ueard of his being so enxaucd. < ItRi-oBTKit?lie will not, of course, resume his position In tlio Post Oillce, even althouuh lie had compounded wltli the government t General Jonbs?Oil, certainly not. UKroiti KK?Where lit Norton at, present ? General JonkJ? lie is in charge or one of tlie governiueni airents and will continue in such eharjo I until tlic value of his property Is realized ami Uo amount handed over to the trustee. Here the interview ended. The circumstances or this defalcation bc-lns so Interesting the Hkkam> reporter left the oillce <?r (lewral Jones an I hurried to I'laiulleld, iu New Jersey, to see sir. Norton. Plainlleld is not a plain village; it Is picturesque and beautllul and it contains more Inquisitive people than auy town of its sue In tlie United states, scarcely had the reporter stepped from the cars than he detected A RUSTIC WINKING AT HIM furiously as ho leaued against a lamppost. chuckled hlmseir into a state or Incipient apoplexy. "l'es," said the reporter, "here I uui," ami lie winked himself nearly blind. "I'll snow you the way," exclaimed this mysterious man, and walked forward for some distance. There it IV he said; "out you won't ilml him at home I think." Then he winked worse than before, and said, "I know you wanted him. .Sharp fellows you detectives?'' The reporter dropped A DREAUKt'LLY MYStTHRIOr.S WINK and walked on. In a few seconds he met a gentleman who seemed to have made winking Ills profession. He was quite prepared witu a "Yes, sir," when the reporter inquired if that was Norton's house. "Come round and I'll show you the stables," he said. And so wo looked at the house, a splendid frame mansion of two stories, richly ornamented and surrounded with an exquisite garden and the staoles at the back. The promises extended from Filth street to the rear of the lot. Mrs. Norton wai la tin house. Inn Norton hini?elf was awa.v in charge of a detective. liavlnn ascertained these lacts the reporter did not consider it his duty to intrude himself upon the afflicted lady. Hut n* look a glance at tlie statues, which rival those or the "Boss" In niagnlhconco. There were SIX BLOODKD ItOHSEfl installs, attended l?j three men. The animals (tho horses) were, it was said, worth $25,ooo. A rapid calculation, based on the claims or the l ulled States government and the bondsmen or Norton, which the reporter made on the snot, disclosed the aStOtWflIni? fact that the Trombone philosopher had a losal mlit to the iail and an Inch ot rump steak or "black Croon," the principal unlmal in the stable. Tins being ascertained lio was ready tor the statement ot ins inrormaut. Briefly it was as follows:?"Norton was pious and musical: that Is, he ran things much as lie liked lu tho Second Presbyterian church, of winch, how, ever, he was not a member, and was an oracle at concerts. The way he spread uimaelf In sucii places 1 was perfectly awful. He was A ItUltAI, .JIM FISK, and twice as cheeky, lie was a tenor singer In the cnurch and an Irronressihlfi niiMnm-p 1,1 owr-u nui?>- I place. Hut he was higlily respectable. Respectability was Ills strong card, Hut tlien no run the racecourse near here, ami his borne Black Crook In well known on the turf. Ho owns "the barracks," tifteen Houses below here, built for cheap lodgings, t,wo farms ami the devil knows what besides. His whole property here is worth at lca-t one hundred and fllty thousand dollars. He speculated a little, I believe; certainly he made $2,suo in two bets lately on a Connecticut race. Tins 1 know. He has a handsome turnout am! cuts a shine, 1 tell you. Coin' to attest him v The reporter's anxious companion winked himself away and disappeared around a corner. And then there being nothing more to discover in connection with the cuse the representativo of the Hkuald started lor the dci>ot una reached New Voik in Rood tune. it is proper lo say In conclusion that General jones 18 in no wav kksponsiulk ior this defalcation ana uiat, on the contrary, lie showed admirable energv in ferreting out the particulars of the swindle when be was informed of its nature and extent. No successor to Norton ba-J yet oeen appointed and no one Is likely to bo uppolnted for the present. General Jones signs all tne chccks and exercises peison.il supervision over tho inoiiey order department. In the meantime there need bo no hesitation m trusting money in the hands of iho I'ost oillce authorities for transmission, tor under no circumstances can Individuals suiicr. Uncle sain Is a sale banker. AQUATIC. Trvublv Among ibe Pngiisli Onrmueu nt Dion* tieai?'Tito lte^aita I'os |i<tiied. Montreal, Sept. 13,1S71. There Is such a so'.lt among tho English crews a3 will prevent their ever rowing again. Chambers and Percy were with difficulty prevented rrora pnmlnrr fn flat inn f?<i In.dnv on<1 vvhofntfAK I VWU*>UM *v wv.WMUM , UUU " ll.llV?Vl iUitJ 1UIVU place to-morrow nobody knows. People are disgusted; they <Io not know wiiat to make oftlie matter. netting, ho far, is on the Tayior-Wlnshlp crew, but the llarton men nave a good show. At noon to-morrow we will know nJI ubout It. The regatta had beon postponed on account of rough weather. Tlir \Vur?l C'rew'i Return to Cornwall?ItutUutiastii! Reception. Cornwall, Sept. 13,1871. Tins little village has been in a llutter of excitement to-day over the return home of the quartet of Ward brothers, the victors in the recent Saratoga races and the champion four-oared crew of the world. The Wards, # accompanied by their faithful backer, "Dick" Risdon, of New York, who, unaided, has "seen them clear through" this thing, arrived here this afternoon by steamer Chauncey Vlbbard, from Albany, in which city they had a splendid reception last cveniug, given them by the Mutual Boat Club. On the way down the river the boat was greeted at various points by the ringing ol bells and the blowing of steam whistle'. At Newburg the eutlre boating fraternity or the place gathered on the "Long Dock' and cheered the oarsmen as they passed. V.'hen the Vlbbard arrived at Cornwall an immense crowd of the well wishers of the Wards was found assembled on tho wharf, and round alter round of the heartiest cheers was sent up. A still louder salute was tendered by means of a six-pound cannon on the harf, which was llred off as fast as the gunners could do tne worii. The display of flags about the village was very line; almost every house showed the national colors, the Ward House was very beautifully decorated with llags, and over the front door was the inscription in letters of evergreen, "Welcome Home." Old "Uncle Ike," as the father of the numerous Ward faintly is familiarly styled, was on hand to recelvo his Victorious sons, and his couutenuuco beamed pleasure from every feature. It was expected that tho two fire companies of tho vlhage would turn out m procession to receive the victorious oarsmen, but the rain lutcrfered with their arrangements, and tuere was no such display. The Ward brothers are enjoying excellent healtn. They sav this ts tneir last race as a lour-oared crew; that they have beaten the best crews til the world, and they can now afford to stop. In tho recent race they lost ai>out two lengths by Josh's "catching a crab," and say they dl<l some ot the tallest Li,.,i ..i tkiiliimr inaf n.fpr flipv rem vi. roil ; themselves. They say that the fooling la Knsrland, referred to in the IIekald's raide despatches this morning, that the Englishmen lost the race In consequenceof itie stalceboat arrangements, is not rightly entertained. The otner crews would have been satisfied with a Hiugie stakeboat, but deferred to the wishes of the Englishmen, wno insisted on the arrangement that was carried out. Kelly was the only one who admitted t^ey had been fairly and squarely beaten, the others wanted a pretext or excuse tor their deieat. j YACHTINQ NGTE3. < The following yachts passed WtUtestonc yesterday:? Yacht Halcyon, N.Y.Y.C., Mr. J. R. smith, from Xew London lor New lork. Vachi Sappho, N.Y.Y.C., Vice Commodore Doug- j las, from New York, on a cruise eastward. 1 >acht Daphne, U.Y.C., Mr. Wood, re:liming from a cruise eastward, en rou'e for New York. YELLOW JACK IN CHARLESTON, CUAItLRSTOV, s. C., Sept. 13, 1871. There have been three deaths from yellow fever ' In this city within the past twenty-four hours. , NO YELLOW FEVER IN SAVANNAH. Savannah, Ga., Sept. 13, 1S71. In consequence of the many rumors circulated in the lace ol tne denial by the Mayor and physicians of tins city, It is deemed necessary to reiterate the I statement that there is no yellow fever here, nor has I there been a single case during the season. The ' hea th of the citv is unprecedented^ good and tnc , i mortuary report of the city for the week ending > September 11 gives a tofa! of twenty two deaths, ol 1 which tlitceu wero negroes. AMERICAN PHARMA0EU1ICAL ASSOCIATION. I Sr. houis, Sept. 13, 1H71. Tnc American rharmaceutlcal Association eon* ( ttnued Its session to-day. The proceedings were not of mnch public intorost. The loiiowlng oUlcers were elected:? President?Knno Zanders, of St. LouU. First j Vice President? Louis Ineiil, ol LoulsWlle. Second i \ ice I'resideiu?OeorrfO ! '. Marks, ol Hostou. rtnrd Vice President?M. l\ Ash, of -Tat kson. Mis*. Treasurer? Charles A. 1'uiKs, or Dover, N, li. Secre- , tarv?Jolm M. Mal.-aii, ol l'li.itUU'ii'lliiU 7 DEFALCAfl03 3Y A3 L2J1 OFFiCZiL Half a Million Dollars Embezzled by Paymaster Ilodgc. A Long Career of Rascality Exposed. Results of Stock Gambling in Wall -Street. Washington, Sept. 13, 1871. Ttie public wore startled this aftprnoon by the report that Major .lotin Led yard Hodge, appotmed In January. 1867, a deputy paymaster In the United States Army, and stationed in this city, had been found to be a defaulter to the government to a very largo amount. The few who knew of the serious charges against Mm wore loth to believe them, but subsequent events satlsllca lua Mends that they arc well touuded and that ho is a defaulter to at least the extent of t4*x),0'to or $510,0001. It Id ealil that a yenr ngo detectives mad# the discovery that hH llnancial affairs were in a loose condition, Ills accounts being behind, Arc., an t that an investigation was ordered, but for Homo reason not known It never took place. The ac cused served an an omcer during trio lare war m tno Pennsylvania volunteers, or which State ho Is a native, ami was breveted lieutenant colonel. lie lived In un extravagant stylo on a salary of about $3,000 a year. Detectives, both hero ami In New York, were to-day severally endeavoring on inquiry at bants and elsewnero to discover further Information. It Is suspected that other parties aro Involved In tho defalcations. Major Rochester has been detailed to discharge tho 1 duties of the office vacated by the arreat of Major Hodge. The twenty minute* to six train yesterday afternoon for Baltimore carried away Major lloljjo. Ho was in charge of United States oillcers, who were directed by tho General or the Army to turn him over to tho Commandant of Fort tMrllenry, with directions to placo him in solitary confinement, with a sentinel to guard his coil. The accused has heretofore enjoyed an exceliout roputatiou, aud at tho Paymaster General's office was regarded not only as a thoroughly honest gentleman, but an accomplished scholar anil accountant. on account of his extraordinary qualification!! the Paymaster General in i860 detailed him for duty at his oillee, employing him In adjusting tho irregular accounts of other paymasters and oil special service, until about two years since, when lie assigned him as paymaster of tho bounty certificates of tho Sccond Auditor's office. This was a highly responsible position, the payments sometime* amounting to 1500,000 per month, but tho Paymaster Geuorai assorts ho placed tho most implicit confidence in Ills deputy's integrity, and fully belloved ho woulu ho would not betray Ills trust. Tho Evening Star of tills evening says:? On Thursday last tlie Paymaster General discovered, a* ha thought, an erroneous cfmr^e In tho returns of Major llolge, an<l by his letter requested him to explain it. Ho still could not believe that his deputy was dishonest, tint expected that l.e would be able ito make a satisfactory explanation. This he failed to do, and General Brtce them Intimated bin suspicions and perempt rily oritbred him to close Ills accounts by Monday last. On the next day General Price received a letter from Major Hodge containing n full confession of his guilt, and statlti^ that be had been making fraudulent returns and statement* since IStiti, and that the money thus obtained had been ipe.it in sold and Ktocic gambling in New Yoeit. He mentioned in ltis letter the nann* of one tirm who knew that the money he bad s>-nt them for investment belonged to the government. end concluded by ntatin,'that he was ready to turn over all of his property! both personal ami real, amounting in value to something like jfOO.'OO, to nny agent of the government authorized to receive such an as-lgnment. Ho expressed contrition for his crime, and said he Intended to return the money he had ta ;en, and imploreu tuat he be an leniently dealt with as possible. Of course tlure w is but one course for Qoner.il nrlce to purstf, and on Monday last he plaeed the defaulting paymaster under close arrest. \ estsrdsy he procured by telegraph from General Sherman an onlerior bis conUnomcnt In Port llenry. The accused, who l? about thirty six years oi a"e, is a native ol PUtludel phia, u nt since lils residence in this cuy iivt ?i at I i-.i i- rank in avenue, on K street, between Fourteenth and Fifteenth Btreetg. lie Is posses-ted of considerable real estate an I personal properly, main y Inh riteil from his uncle ami Ins father, f' rmerly Ass;s ant Secretary of the Treasury, whi? died about three years ago. HH mother n still living. and one of liis sisters U tlie w.ie of Admiral HixUera, at present commanding the American China squadron. Ilu has a wife and four children, who are plunged Into the deepest grief at his misconduct. The Invest gallon ct his accounts, now Kolnj* on In the Paymaster General's Otlice, :has proceeded far enough lo make safe the assertion that his defalcation will amount to between fp4(JU,t)Uil urn! Jtjj'JU.tK.'U. llo will be tried by court-mar.lal, which will douhuesi llllima as a penalty a certain term of Imprisonment au>l dismissal from the military cervice of tlm United State". It can hardly he expected that any oortlon of the amount of his defalcation will be recovered, except, perhaps, a few thousands of dollars from the sale of bis private property. UNION LEAGUERF AMERICA. PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 13, 1S71. The National Executive Commltioc of the inlort League of America met to-day at the Continental Hotel, ex-Governor William A. Noweii, ol New Jor? sey, in the chair, and Tnoraas G. Laker, of New York, acting as secretary. A large amount of business of a private character waa transacted, which Is intended to lmDrove ttio efficiency of the republican party In the elections soon to be held. The commissions ot u)l the national deputies of New Jersey were vacated and the aub.ccs remitted to the State Council. Much discussion was had over certain difficulties In Arkansas. Tlio subject was referred to a committee, consisting or Colonel T. U. inch, ot Maryland; C. W. Goddaid, of New York, and the Sec rotary. New deputies were named for noveral states, among wuoiu were A. If. Buttles, of Ohio, and Ciiauncoy Carpenter, or Nevada. The couimuiee adjourned to meet again In thU city on the first Tuesi^ty in October. VIEWS IF TE2 PA3P. Si-IPTEMDKK 14. 1870?Arrival of the advance of the Prussian army before Paris. ISO.'?HuiUe of South Mountain, Md.; the rebel*, under General P. H. Iliii, defeated by the t'uion forces commanded by General G. B. McClellan. 1S52?Arthur, Duke of Wellington, the Illustrious British commander tiled. 1847?General Scott, at tbe head of his army, entered the city of Mexico In triumph. A.? For n StyH.-di nrd Klfttrant flrtl ko direct to tUo manufacturer, KSHiNSCUEID, lid Nassau at. HI,?hurry's ITnir Oye Color* Ilnir anil whiskers any shade fr m auburn bro.vn to |et black. A.?Herrluj'a I'oiont CHAMPION SAFES, Jol ilr.jadway, corner Murray I'.fM A.?l'iialon'i iVctv Perl'iuno*, -I Lnvr. VOU'' and "WHITE ROSE." All l>r*nri* Dfsirina te Compete nt tb? [Jrnrd Ml'ltnry Kcstlr.il m l Frte Uhamoetre at Faalnon [D'ir*f mint make entry tafora thu 'i'lth ol S?iilisiul)>-r to liK.NJ. W. ItlTCHCOCk, <ipner.il Manager, No. 29 beOuiaan ? itrcet, Now York. Saved on Full Style Gentlciucn'* Dri?? UaU. l<arn''*l stock ov?r oiTereil at retail. C. O. U. HAT COMPANY, 18 Cortl?odt utreei. A Luxuriant Horn; of Ilnir nnil a Cool, Cl<*n? ica'n are very deilraV.e. CRISTADoRU'd U.VIK PRESERVATIVE will accomplish hoth. Try It. 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