LIGHTNING FLASHES. W. II. Aslor has given $ I On, I '00 lo the Ar-tor library. - Disiaeli has returned to London from his .stumping tour. The president signed the Chicago relief bill yesterday. Wm. Cullen Rryant has arrived in New Orleans I'rom Havana. Prince Arthur is lo be made a major and go to India for two yeara. The New York bank statement shows a decrease of &l,buD1uU0. The house yesterday went in lo committee commit-tee of l he whole for general spouting. Col. ). G. Jones formerly a leading Indiana lawyer, died at Evansviilo, l-'ri-day night. The )Vorfl of yesterday in an editorial edito-rial again tacks toward t he Cincinnati convention. The king of Greece opened his assembly as-sembly yesterday with the hereditary royal speech. The mob thai allaekid a republican procession in Columbia, S, 0. was suppressed sup-pressed by troops. Joseph Raker a well-known Cincinnati Cincin-nati merchant suicided yesterday morning morn-ing by cutting his throat. A. Do la Vignca prominent cotton merchant of New ( Irleans was drowned in the river at that cily ou Friday. It is said that within a few days senator Sumner will publicly commit himself to the Cincinnati movement. A council of war at Versailles has sentenced the vicar of St. Floise to two months imprisonment for causing illegal arrests to be made. Several vessels have left the port of New York lor the African coast within six mouths, that from their outfit arc suspected of being slavers. Judge MoCunn's judicial conduct is being inijucsted. Among the charges against him is the corrupt disposition of .?2ii,noo of Fenian funds. A mass meeting of liberal republicans republi-cans is to be held at Cooper institute, 'New York, on Friday night nest, at ! which Schurg and Trumbull will speak. A bill in the New York legislature to permit the Pacific Mail steamship company com-pany to reduce its capital stock, by buying iu and cancelling tho same, elicited eli-cited some sharp criticism, but was ordered or-dered lo a third reading. A German named Frederic Sicgc-. Sicgc-. frund, in New York city, is suspected of having been poisoned by a countryman country-man of his named lleggis, two years ago by administering to him arsenic, j The coroner is holding an inquest. I Red Cloud is reported by Indian agent Daniels of the Red Cloud reservation reserv-ation in Dakota, as talking grandly but professing peace. The same agent re- ports tho generally peaceable disposition disposi-tion of the native American Los. The Republican State central committee com-mittee of Arkansas met yesterday. The Clayton members, four in number, disagreeing with the others were summarily sum-marily excommunicated and their places pla-ces filled by others, when the reconstructed recon-structed committee called - a Stale convention for the 22nd of May. The trial of Stokes is blockaded by 70U pages of exceptions taken by his counsel. Mauslield will be a witness when the case comes on, and Stokes promises startling developments about Eric affairs, fie relics upon these for acquittal, but how they are to justify his assassiuatiou of Fisk, is not clear.