LIGHTNING FLASHES. There aro 250 Americans in Paris, forty being women. " The "Beds" at. Lyons seem determined deter-mined to organize. i The Pope has drawn his month's salary of oU.UOO crowns. There was heavy cannonading near Maintenon on Wednesday. One of the Atlantic cables is again injured near Newfoundland. "Everything quiet at Fort Garrey," is the latest Bed lliver news. Tho French are taking msajures to secure Normandy from Prussian devastation. de-vastation. ; The German guns and mortars for bombardinir and shellintr Paris are all in position. Two German reirinieuts were reported re-ported defeated at Soissonn by the garrison on Tuesday. , i Mrs. YYashburne has had a letter from Minister Washburne by balloon. She is in Berlin. ' The cold language of the Germau pres on the annexation of Alace and Lorraine displeases Bismarck. Five hundred houses were destroyed by the bombardment of Strasburg and 10,0(10 persons rendered. homeles-j. An American frigate entering Havre and firing a salute created a scare; the townspeople thought her an enemy. , The garrison in Paris are prepared to second any attack made by French forces on the outside of the Prussian lines. . . Au armorer of Lyons is said to have invented the most terribly destructive weapou yet known in the shape of a s:eam lnctraillouse. Some French troops under Goncral Uigau have gaind au advantago over the Germans, and captured some guns and prisoners, with a drove of cattle. The Bonapartists are hard at work for the restoration of Napoleon, with hoes of success. They have a ne-t in Jersey Island. A New Yorker in Paris fends an open li tter to his father, by balloon, in which he totally denies ihc stories of disturbances in that city. He says there are plentv of provisions. . The 1'iU Malt G'lUrrYe of lal Monday Mon-day has a special ty balloon from Paris, which says the Mobiles behaved well in the late fights and meat is scarce. A heavy encacoinent is looked for daily between the Mobiles and Germans, Ger-mans, i-tnecu Kuuen and Clarmont. Both sides are massing troops. Wilson, the murderer of Warden Willard of the C' tinecticut State prison, is to be hunted L't. Pi, 171. lie has had time allowed him to "repent."