STARTING OF THE ATLANTIC BALLOON".|1873-10-10|The Merthyr Telegraph and General Advertiser for the Iron Districts of South Wales - Welsh Newspapers Online
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STARTING OF THE ATLANTIC BALLOON".

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STARTING OF THE ATLANTIC BALLOON". Yesterday evening the London agent of the New York Graphic received the following Cable dispatch:— Jsew York, Oct. 6. "Our balloon started at 9.19 this morning, with Donaldson, Ford, and Lunt, going east. r D. G. CROLT." To this intelligence he adds that, as h* under- stands, the balloon mentioned is not a new one, but the one constructed by the Daily Graphic Company for Professor Wise, which has been repaired after its explosion on September 16. Mr. Donald- son mentioned in the above dispatch is the balloonist "who was to accompany Professor Wise according to the original arrangements. Mr. Ford is a correspondent and artist in the em- ployment of the Daily Graphic; and Mr. Lunt is an English sailor, whose services are to be called into reo quisition in the event of the voyagers being compelled to abandon the balloon and take to their lifeboat. The chance of tIre balloon reaching Europe is very small, no doubt; but if the wind with which they started contipues for two days they may acoomplisn their purpose. The balloon is marked with the words "Daily Graphic" in verv large letters, and the life-boat bears the name of "The Chicago." These facts, "if widely made known, may, in the event of disaster to the balloon, aid in ascertaining the probable fate Qf its occupants. The balloon descended 100 milgs from New York, so the voyage was a short one. The voyagers had » narrow escape for their lives.

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