LIGHTNING FLASHES. The Pope declines to quit Kome. '"' Maryland has 37,000 colored voters. Yellow fever is increasing in Galveston. Gal-veston. It is again denied that Russia is arming. 1 Small-pox is spreading in East Brooklyn. , Another sortie of the besieged at Metz is reported. Yellow fever Li reported in Brooklyn and Xew York. There are said to be 375,01,") of the national guards in Paris. King William has sent 5,000 thalers j to the relief of Strasburg. The French Constituent Assembly is to be elected October 16th. ! The Prussians at Paris are said to 1 have received their siege train. More fighting near Paris. Bepor's . of the results as usual conflicting. ' King William's headquarters are to ! be removed to a point nearer Paris. The recently formed French armies I are said to have commenced moving. The ravages of vomito are increasing I in the Spanish Mediterranean towns. The siege of Soissons continues ; several sorties of the garrison have been repulsed. The French provisional government has issued orders for the arrest of Par-rett Par-rett and Connean. Seottsville, Albermarle Co., Ya., has been inundated and eighteen persons have been drowned. . The New York board of health has placed Governor's Island in quarantine, yellow fever being there. A projected revolution in Spain by Montpensier is said to have been just discovered and prevented. Cannonading had been heard at Toul for the three days ending Saturday, ia the direction of Pont a Mousson. General Ulrich has arrived at Tours and is made a public guest. He was to receive a grand ovation on Sunday. Tt is said the heights of Sceaux form the weak point of the defenses of Paris, which the Germans expect to carry. Prussian organs say the French report re-port of the retaking of Yersailles is pure invention, but admit partial defeats. de-feats. A young lady, washed away by the flood at Richmond, Va., clung to a tree forty-eight hours and was then drowned. Paris is to have five hundred beeves and four thousand sheep for use daily, the price to be fixed by government. gov-ernment. The Yille de 1'arU was to sail yesterday, yester-day, taking two hundred recruits, including in-cluding a French yeneral, for the French army. It is said the national guards in Metz will defend the place, if Bazaine can succeed in cutting his way through the Prussian lines. The bridges over the north and south Shenandoah rivers have been carried away by the floods, and many lives have been lost. Sixty -five yellow - fever patients, mostly enlisted men, were removed from Governor's Island to the quarantine quaran-tine hospital on Saturday. The Duke of Saxony and his secretary secre-tary arc reported to have been shot while parsing through the country in a carriage, by the Krances-tircurs. A million of government gold is to I be sold in New York each Wednesday arm two millions of bonds are to bu purchased e.r-h Thursday of the present pres-ent month. The French Constituent . Assembly is to consist of "00 members, to "' elected by France alone, no provision being nia.lc for .Algeria or tho other colenico. , - " Several Ogallalub chiefs, including Ucd Cloud and Man-afraid-of his-horses his-horses nie to have a pow-wow with the Indian ee-mmissionr-rq at Laramie to-morrow. ScYeral hundred stores in KiOiniond, Ya., were flooded with several feet of water on Saturday. Great damage has been done along the banks of the rivsr an well n. in the city. A fire in Providence canglit, the repair re-pair shops of the liosion . H,, wricre there were seven locomotives and a number of cars, and destroyed $100,-000 $100,-000 worth of property. The destruction of property in and near Lynchburg, Ya., to the town, the railroads and the canal, is estimated at $1,350,000. A number of persons have been drowned. A lead coffin, covered with rich trappings, and escorted by a large number num-ber of Mecklenburg troops, passed through Toul on the 29th. Next day-two day-two similar coffins were escorted through the town. The British cabinet still holds back from attempted mediation, and the ' nublic are becoming furious. Sir I Henry Bulwer has written another letter to the Times depreealing. strongly the ministerial policy. A royal decree from Berlin orders that the districts of France occupied by German armies, and not included within the government of Alsace and Lorraine, shall be under the jurisdiction jurisdic-tion of the Grand Duke of Mecklenburg Mecklen-burg Schwerein. The river continued rising all Saturday Satur-day at Richmond, Va., and at midnight mid-night only one gas lamp in the lower part of the city was to be seen, while 1 it was within a few inches of being covered. 1'he destruction of property has been immense, and the greatest fears were entertained of serious loss of life. The families of Mr. Jennings and Mr. Miller, who resided near the river, were washed away and five persons per-sons perished.