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Suicide of a Solicitor at Manchester.—On Saturday morning a painful sensation was caused in Manchester by the announcement that Mr. Harrison Blair, a well-known solicitor, had committed suicide at his house in the Polygon, Ardwick, by shooting himself through the head. The deceased gentleman had become connected with some iron works, and it is rumoured that losses connected with these had given him much uneasiness of mind.. Leap from a Balloon.—M. Auguste Buislay, a gymnast, went up in a balloon from Elm.park. New York, recently, and performed some very difficult feats upon a trapeze pendant therefrom. When six or seven thousand feet in the air he was overtaken by a ram storm; the balloon became wet and heavy, and began to descend. When over the Hudson river, and sixty feet in the air, tha balloonist sprang from his air sn.ip into the river, fearing to get entangled if botn case down together. He swam for tne New lork snore, and was finally picked up, when nearly exhanateo, by a small boat which had put out for his relief*

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