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I AERONAUTS' EXCITING TIME.

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I AERONAUTS' EXCITING TIME. All Paris is talking of an adventurous ballooning expedition from which Count Henry de la Vaulx has just returned. He started from Vincennes in the altitude con- test," lately held, with M. Joseph Vallot, the Director of the Mont Blanc Observatory, The tw. aeronauts' intention was to remain, if possible, stationary in mid-air, at a low level, until dawn, and to take advantage of the expanding action of the sun's rays to reach, during the morning, a higher altitude than could be attained at night. At the outset the plan worked well, and soon after daybreak the aeronauts found themselves ascending rapidly, with some 5001b. of available ballast on board. As luck would have it, however, the balloon, while crossing over the fens of Holland, came into a thick mass of cloud, which condensed into snow at a certain height and into rain lower down. The snow, collecting on the balloon weighed it down, and the aeronauts were by degrees forced to throw out all their ballast. Barely an hour later the aun came out, and the baiioon rose with extreme rapidity. The position of the aeronauts, soaring above 12,000ft., with no ballast on board, was becoming precarious. A first pull at the valve, 6y dislodging a quantity of snow collected under the balloon, and relievirg it of this weight, increased instead of re- ducing the speed of the ascent. All went well eventually, however, and the two aeronauts' exciting expedition ended, safoly and soundly, at Emden, in Hanover.

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