LIGHTNING FLASHES. Hard frost prevails in France. A secret post service beween Stras-burg Stras-burg and Tours, by way of Basle, has been discovered. The Prus-ians have burned the town of Chartreville, because the Franc-t Franc-t Vus fired upon them. The Czar warmly congratulates President Pres-ident Grant on his offer of asis ance of an American fleet. The German federal council has ratified rat-ified the convention providing Jor the union of Bavaria with the confederation. confedera-tion. The "Erie" is in another railroad war, over an attempt to prevent its trains being run through East Bergen tunnel. The Prussian- Croat Gazette attributes attri-butes the frequent breaches of parole by the French officers to the machinations machina-tions of the Tours government. Wall street, New York, has been flooded with cancelled revenue stamps, so well cleaned and renovated that none but experienced hands can detect them from new ones. The London Telegraph says the French have won a great advantage in the departments of Seine and Marne, and now possess a military prepond-pi-nnrv. noTur pnjnjrprl mnm the miming of the campaign. The London Standard warns England Eng-land that the Gladstone ministry is preparing for an infamous capitulation to Russia, in spite of Granville's resistance. resist-ance. A conference has been accepted without the withdrawal of the Russian Rus-sian note.