Rapid Bicycle Travelling

Yesterday week a young man named Sydney Cornwall, of Coventry, started

at six o'clock in the morning for Salisbury (a distance of 128 miles) on

a bicycle. On the morning following his friends received a letter from

him, posted at Taunton, stating that he had reached that place and had

yet fourteen miles to go that evening; and a subsequent letter on

Wednesday morning informed them that he had arrived at his destination

at six o'clock on Tuesday evening, having stopped the previous night at

a hostelry some miles beyond Taunton. This young man is deaf and dumb,

and his enquiries for the right road must have cost him some

considerable time. The driving wheel of his machine is only forty inches

in diameter.--Bicycle News.