A French fire-king.
--A curious exhibition takes place every evening at the corner of the RueVille Just
and the Avenue de St. Cloud
In a small field there is situated a wooden house, covered with pitch and other combustible matters, which is erected dally, and set fire to at about eight o' clock each evening.
The flames in the course of a few minutes reach a gigantic height; and when they are meet ardent, a man jumps into the midst of them, rolls about, and pulls down the blazing rafters, which he carries away.
This salamander can stay in the fire from five to seven minutes. When he comes out the clothes which enabled him to do so smoke like a steam engine; they are said to be made of asbestos, covered with sponges freshly imbued in some chemical preparation.--Paris Letter.