FOR El G. A correspondent of the Tribune before be-fore Metz, on Saturday evening, Oct. 1st, telegraphs: Last night large masses of cavalry of the 7th corps were thrown northward from Courcelles to reinforce the 1st corps at St. Barbe and Aulilly. The artillery of the 1st corps advanced from St. Barbe to Moisseville to meet the enemy's offensive offen-sive north-eastward movement. As Bazaine withdrew to-day, the cavalry will partly be used on the north-east and west of Guionville, to sweep the villages hitherto unscathed and clear them of provisions, in reprisal for the recent seizures of German supply trains A levy e;t masse will take place in the rear of the German armies. The maj-or of Hagenges has liberated the German prisoners brought in by the peasants. ' The inhabitants of Pont-a-Musson were fined 200.000 francs for the attempted at-tempted assassination of a lieutenant and corporal. The greatest need prevails in Metz for salt. - Cholera is raging among the German Ger-man troops at Chalons. - Bitche, Oct. 2. A heavy sortie was made yesterday afternoon, and another this morning, but both were repulsed, The World' z special, at London, on the 2nd, writes : 1 our speoial at Ostend telegraphs that the report of the victory at Versailles, on the 27th, purporting to be signed by Gambetta, is entirely discredited. The Duke of Nassau 'as killed on the 24ih, while riding with the King of Prussia apd staff, from Rheims (o Cha)ops for the purpose of conferring with Prince iredertek Charles. In the thickest part of the woods there suddenly rang out a double volley of musketry, from an ambush of Frances-tireurs, The third carriage, containing the Duke and staff, wai riddled with bullets. One of the aides-de-camp was instantly killed, another mortally wounded, and the Duke also. The fifth carriage, containing the King, was struck by several bullets, but no one was hurt. The woods were scouted by cavalry without result. The Duke died on Sunday. World's special, London, Oct. 2. Y e have news that the national guard of the army of Rouen had their first brush with the enemy yesterday, near Bonners, about forty miles from Paris, iu the forest of ilosny. The national guard behaved gallantly, and for two hour had the advantage, driving the Prussians back through Xantes, where many were killed in a desperate conflict con-flict on the bridge over the Seine, and near to Mezey, where reinforcements of artillery and cavalry came up to the Germans' from Menheiin; and these in their turn gaming the offensive, drove the French back in considerable disorder dis-order and with heavy loss. At the latest advices the Germans occupy Nantes, the bridge over the Seine, the Maguey road and the Faubourg of I Limaky. Communication is re-openel, i howmrer, by Amiens with Rouen. New York, 3. The Timet London correspondent telegraphed last Dight as follows: The proclamation of the government gov-ernment delegation at Tours, ordering the election to uke place on the 16th of October, gives great satisfaction here, and promises to give a new di-i di-i rection w the arn-rjntiy hopeless cur-i cur-i rent of .trench affairs. It w:ll have I the efieci of depriving Bismarck of the ! pretest that th-.-re is no government to j treat with. capable of civing guarantees. and this failing to listen to reason, wui i insure a vigorous support to the measures of the administration from 1 ail parts of the country, and revive the grief of th demoralized but gallant 1 t rench people. The reports of gritting and pillaging houses. ia Pans, ly the mob, coine ; again to us to-day, but don't seem based upon any other foundation than I the nomination by Troohu nf the mili tary courts to try offences. Thu Prussians Prus-sians are anxious to believe there is. disunion in the capital. The balloon post from Paris promises . to be a regular success, and we hope to receive periodical1- again correspond- once from that city. I beard yesterday, from Orleanist sources, that the Comte d'Eu is either coming or is to cume to Europe, to offer his military services to the Republic. Re-public. He is a competent military leader, what is most wanted just now for France. Rome, O.t. o. The voting yesterday yester-day was orderly throughout until the pel! closed at six o'clock. The result, as was generally supposed, was nearly unanimous in favor of Italian unity. The returns, as far as received, show i that about 47,0oO votes were cast throughout the patronomy, of which only 66 were for the Pope. The result re-sult was heralded every where with enthusiasm. en-thusiasm. London. Oct. -j. Later advices from the Prussian headquarters, around Paris, show that the army is quieJy closing in around the city. They have j made no eff rt thus far to bombard. j General Von Leusterbeen is ap-; pointed Governor of Strasburg. The garrison consists ot ion .thousand, men. Captain Johnston, the Queen s messenger, mes-senger, has at last been permitted to depart from Paris with dispatches for the English Government. He left Paris on the 25th of September, but was stopped by the Prussians, aud after a long detention the Prussian Commander suffered him to proceed with a warning that similar messengers would be detained. The canal de Laurigue has been drained by the Prussians, in order to deprive the Parisians of water. Arrangements Ar-rangements are being made for the Prussian batteries at Ville Juif, Geuen-villeiers Geuen-villeiers and Sr. Cloud, to bombard the city. General Werden, who commanded com-manded the besiegers at Strasburg, has divided his army; part goes to Lyons and part to Paris. A messenger from Eutreuie had a long conference with Napoleon at Wilhelmshohe yesterday. .The messenger mes-senger left for London again in the evening. Tours, Oct. 3. A dispatch from General Troohu reports a reconnois-sance reconnois-sance in force on Saturday, occupying Meville and Choissy le Roi, which had been occupied in force by the Prussians. After a short engagement the French retired in good order to the protection of the guns of Fort Bicetre and Fort Ivry. Ferrieres, Oct. 3. Bismarck has made public the following statement : The report of the conversation between be-tween the King and Napoleon, as given by Russell, correspondent of the London Times and siuce extensively published, is founded throughout on mere invention. Berlin, Oct. 3. The North German Gazette denounces priests as a source of anti-Prussian feeline, in the South German states, and instigators of revolt, re-volt, murder and hostile alliances. London, Oct. 3. The Prussians took 500 prisoners in front of Paris, in the action of Saturday. General Burnside is in conference with Jules Favre and Minister Washburne. Later reports from Paris, announce the city orderly. Strasburg has been required to quarter quar-ter S0,000 troops, but is released from a requisition for money. Rome, Oct. 3. Later returns show over 50,000 votes enst in favor of Italian unity, and less than 100 against. Several monks and priests voted "yes. " London, Oct. 3. The Prussians have resolved to demand a hundred thousand francs indemnity in each of the departments they now occupy, in which Germans have been killed by the French. Lacour, prefect of Lyons, lias been invested with plenary powers to preserve pre-serve order. The popular support tendered ten-dered hi m is enthusiastic. A dispatch from CoL Mar, on Sunday, Sun-day, says another body of Germans has crossed the Rhine and is moving on Mulhouse. Another body is near Schleetadt and Neufchateau. A corps of a hundred thousand Germans is now forming at Tout, This foroe is designed to operate against Lyons. Tours. 3. News from Metz again confirms the report of the excellent condition of Marshal Bazaine's army. The prefect of the department Nord, telegraphs to the Government here the following French account of the reoent battle south of Paris. His dispatch is dated Lille, Oot. 2nd: I have dispatches dis-patches from Paris, received by carrier pigeon, and dated Sept. 30th, giving the following details: Our troops today to-day operated on the offensive. A re-connoisance re-connoisance in force was made. Wc occupied successively ' Meyillt ' and L'Hay, and advanoee, to 'Thions and Choissy le lloy. All these positions were solidly occupied by the Prussians, who were entrenched and protected by cannon. After a short engagement, in which artillery and musketb were used, our troops retired in good order under the protection of the guns of forts Bicetre and Ivy. The mobiles behaved be-haved admirably. Our losses were considerable, con-siderable, as were also those of the enemy. These dispatches are signed by Gen. Trochu.