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BALLOON ASCENT IN A THUNDERSTORM.

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BALLOON ASCENT IN A THUNDER- STORM. One of the most remarkable balloon ascents recorded in Mr. Coxwell's eventful aeronautical career was made last week at York. The balloon used on the occasion was to start at a quarter to six o'clock. At that time the atmos- phere was very heavy, and a few fiishes of lightning were seen. At a few minutes before six, however, Mr. Coxwell and five other.? took their seats in the cai. Pre- vious to starting, Mr. Coxwell told those who had inti- mated their desire to ascend that they must be pre- pared to remain a considerable time in the air, as the gas would, on account of the particular condition of the balloon, have to exhaust itself by being forced through the neck of it by the pressure of the atmos- phere. On risine the balloon slowly ascended to a height of 400 or 500 feet, when the thunder was heard rumtiiing above, and the rain came down in such tor- rents that the weight of it forced the balloon into the field whence it had started on its aerial voyage. The ar struck the tops of some trees, but fortunately no other accident happened. When it was apprehended that the car would violently strike the ground or come in contact, with tbe asjkim near which the balloon was sailing, Mr. Coxwell Slled out for help, and a crowd of persons immediately pan up and seized the car, when the occupants descended amidst the loudest acclama- tions. After a delay of half an hour the rain ceased, the atmosphere cleared to some degree, and Mr. Cox- well resolved on making another ascent. All his com- panions in the previous brief sail, except one, con- sented to accompany him, and their confidence was re- warded for, after a successful trip in asoutb-westerly direction, the balloon descended Rafely near Marstou, "even miles from Leeds, and a mile and a half from the Garforih Station of the North-Eastern Railway.

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