England, Tourist, SF Chron, 3 Sept 1896, p. 13

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England, Tourist, SF Chron, 3 Sept 1896, p. 13 - 1 TOURIST ENGLAND ARRIVES ACROSS THE C05TIXETT...
1 TOURIST ENGLAND ARRIVES ACROSS THE C05TIXETT IS FORTY DAYS Will Make tne Return Attempt Xext Week With Paeesnakers From This City to Sew Toxic William Albert England a Brooklyn athlete the latest aspirant for trans continental cycling honors arrived In thrs city Tuesday night For thre weeks local wheelmen have been on the watch for this rider England made no attempt whatever to make fast time j b t h t ke ir V T T T hl reurn riJf Ia Ptec J111 r better routes he retraced fcia steps at I ore time going aa far 815 miles out of his way He started from New York - jun 7th and during th trip encoun - tered nineteen days of nttn Thirty j miles east of Battle Mountain be broke - i the chain of his wheel and was contestant - j pelted to walk that distance jTom Hal - - 1 UAt to Echo he walked railroad ties for twenty - three miles owing to breaking - 1 the forks of hie machine through run - nlng over an embankment From Raw - - Uns to Rock Springs he had twentv - four miles of walking England Is a member of the Olympic Wheelmen of Brooklyn and has a riding riding experience of severah years standing standing Tire present undertaking Is the result of a wager of 1000 between the Olympic Wheelmen and Battery A of Fort Hamilton N T that England cnnot make the Journey from ocean to ocean In forty days If he lowers the existing record of thlrty - sevtnr days he will receive a bonus Herman Frits representing Battery A left New York last Tuesday and Is expected in this city Saturday He is to formally start - England on the Journey and then fol jgng roote wnb exceptloa 0f portion jn jjj state B D Blakeslee who at - one Hrrre hld the San Francisco - New - Tork record will meet England 300 milee out from Chicago and pace him to tBt dty From Chicago to New York k will be paced by LetteT - Carrter smuh the Chicago - New Tork record - holder England think tt would be better pol icy to wait until Spring to make the at tempt as the roads are now rough and cut up with washout He will start upon the return trip at a moments no tice from Fritz

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  1. San Francisco Chronicle,
  2. 03 Sep 1896, Thu,
  3. Page 13

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