Sad Experience With a Velocipede
A man in Hornellsville, Steuben County, N Y., has had a sad experience with a velocipede. He bought a machine, for which he paid $100; broke a plate-glass window, for which he paid 40 dols.; cut his face and neck, for which he paid the doctor 5 dols.; ruined a pair of pantaloons, for which he paid 11 dols.; frightened a horse so that the animal ran away and broke a buggy, for which he paid damages amounting to 60 dols., and finally smashed his velocipede by running into a brick wall. – Chicago Tribune, April 25.
The Leeds Mercury, May 14, 1869