LK LINGS. The Waihington conservatories grow bananas. Boston sends 2,i'XK0u0 worth ol' tiowers to ew York every year. A Bavarian is making a baloon with the design of taking therein a voyage to Africa. Tn a raid on "keno" in Memphis, tifly leading citizens were captured in one den. Washington Territory proposes a , huge land lottery to pay off the Territorial Terri-torial debt. Vito di Mare, an Italian brigand, is said to havo committed one hundred and eighty murders. An English rope walker was sent to ; jail lor falling down l'tom his rope and j injuring a spectator. ! A new brick and stone theatre will be opened in Chicago, Christmas eve. ; It will hold 1,200 persons. It is noted that the name of every man sent to the Pennsylvania penitentiary peniten-tiary for bigamy begins with a B. The record announces the death of the authoress of the hymns "Just as I am," "My (Jod, My Father, while I stray." The much talkcd-of union between the Baptists and Congregationalista of England seems likely to be consummated. consum-mated. The Lutherans have been overtaken by the woman movement, and intend to havo deaconesses and feminine preachers. New York women are now supplying ihomselvcs with handkerchiefs which cost their lathers and husbands from $200 to $600 a piece. A shawl manufacturer of Philadelphia Philadel-phia lately spun from a single pound of American wool a thread of 47,000 yards, or nearly 27 miles. Tho high-toned pickpockets in Sing Sing recently assaulted and robbed the abortionist Hosonzweig, for presuming to intrude on their company. A Louisiana engineer was acquitted of neglect in running over a man, because be-cause "the grass on the track grew so high as to obscure the person." A Swedish chemist has recently been engaged in analysing sea ffater, and reports re-ports that the average quantity of salt in the great ocean is 344 per cent. A trail has been laid to the summit of Pike's Peak, aud Miss Amanda Hannah, of Greeley, is the first and only woman who ever mado tho ascent. The Car of Russia has five sons living liv-ing Alexander the heir, Vladimir, . Alesis, Sergie and Paul, and an only daughter, Marie, seventeen years ol age. . "Pon't beat your carpets," says a humanitarian; 1 'try kindness and firmness, firm-ness, and if that don't keep them down, send for a policcnian and have them taken up,'' The latest London announcement Id a nose machine, by which homely noses are pressed into the most fashionable fash-ionable .shapes, according to tho taste of the owner. For innocently throwing 9. handful of red pepper into a burning stove in a dance-hall in Dalton, N. II., an unsophisticated unso-phisticated young man has been fined $21 and coste. j In the works of a mowiog machine company, at Iloosick Falls, is a mammoth mam-moth belt, in which is eontainod the best part of the hides of one hundred and fifty cattle. It weighs nearly a ton. The new style of collar for gontlc-men gontlc-men is something wonderful to behold. It grows out of the neck liko the leaf from a cornstalk, and then spreads all over a man like the harness of a Good Templar.