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That Balloon Expedition

That Balloon Expedition image
Parent Issue
Day
6
Month
February
Year
1891
Copyright
Public Domain
OCR Text

A correspondent asks, "What time ia the balloon expedition fco start for tha north pole?" There is some doubt now feit as to whether it will start at all. The men who intended to go are Frenchmen, but the French Aeronantic society, which bas been considering the matter, think that no good could possibly be accomplished, even if the voyagers were able to pass over the pole and get back alive. The present programme is that they wil] send up p√ľot balloons next summer frotn Spitzbergen, and if these show the direo tion and force of winds to be favorable to the scheme the expedition will start in