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—The Atlas newspaper contains a hoaxing story of some foreigner having anticipated Mr. HENSON in the manufacture of a flying machine, with which he made an experimental trip near Glasgow, the other day, and after attaining an altitude of thee miles and a half, and scudding through the air, at a rate of fifty two leagues an hour, unfortunately his steam engine burst, and the whole affair fell into some sea or other, but in what quarter of the globe it is not stated!