LIGHTNING FLASHES. A levy en masse in France is expected. ex-pected. The prince imperial has returned from the front. Three French army corps have not yet been under fire. No light has yet been obtained on the Nathans murder. Donay's troops are anxious to avenge the death of their general. Sheridan aud Forsythe left London for the continent on Monday. The French officers captured were allowed to retain their swords." Lady Franklin will visit Mrs. Stowe and sail for England on the 18th. The English government will not prohibit the exportation of arms. Granville says the neutrality of Belgium Bel-gium is assuied by the powers at war. The West India cable from Havana to Santiago will be complete next Sunday. Sun-day. A hundred and fifty thousand men are ready to fill up the gaps in the French army. - - The departments of Vosges and Moselle Mo-selle in France are inundated by order of government. The French army was concentrating at Metz, and a battle was hourly expected ex-pected on Monday. Amelia Armstrong, a New York abortionist, charged with that crime, has been bailed out. Napoleon is said to be suffering frou an attack of his old disease, brought on by equestrianism. The Germans of New York will hold a mass jollification meeting over the late Prussian victory. Under measurement allowance in the late yacht race, the Dauntless was fifth and the Cambria tenth. The first bale of Texas cotton of th e season was sold in New York on Monday Mon-day tor 361 cents a pound. Paris is fearfully excited over the news from the front. The universal cry is "To arms I To arms !" Intelligence received ' from forty-eight forty-eight wheat growing points in Ontario, Canada, report the crop below average. The nail makers at Weimouth, Mass., are on stnkef and those at Taunton have given notice of going on strike. News from London, on Monday, said the Prussian armies had concentrated concen-trated and a battle was then raging near Metz. King William personally ordered the advance which resulted in the Prussian victory. An attempt was made on Sunday night to throw a train of the Brooklyn, Bath and Coney Inland K. 11. off the track, but 'ailed. The Germans consider the French losses irretrievable. The Pall Mall Gazette says it means the final triumph of the Prussians. The Germans threw packages of tobacco to-bacco and cigars to the French prisoners, prison-ers, who bore their capture with true French carelessness. Bismarck denies having encouraged the plans of General Turr against Austria, Aus-tria, lie says Turr is net to be trusted trust-ed with political confide'jee. The Alaska commercial company has received permission to take vessels ves-sels with supplies from San Francisco to the seal islands of St. Paul and St. George. The roads which lead to Ilagtman, n the French side, arc crowded with peasants carrying their goods with them, driving their cattle, and cry ing over the sad fate of their humble cottages.