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ARRIVAL OF WESTON IN LONDON.

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ARRIVAL OF WESTON IN LONDON. With a view of reaching London before dusk on Saturday. Weston started from Brighton on his 94th stagp at three o'clock a.m. Although he had had only about a couple of hours' sleep he appeared won- derfully fresh and well, and at once got into a regular gait, and over Clayton-hill and by Hassock's-gate he arrived at St. Johns-common just as day was break- ing. Soon after seven o'clock he reached Cuckfleld (14 miles), and there partook of some refreshment, which had been prepared for him by the Rev. F. J. Mount. Having announced his intention of covering the whole journey without a break Weston pushed on through Crawley, where there was a large number of spec- tators. Along the rest of the route crowds were in waiting in every village, and at noon Reigate was skirted, the American and his following bearing off to the right along the Merstham-road. About four miles from Croydon some mounted policemen rode up, and on reaching the town a body of constables formed on either side, and escorted the pedestrian through an immense concourse. There, too, a long string of vehicles and a number of equestrians joined the cavalcade, which increased in length as the metropolis was neared. A heavy shower of rain thinned the crowd somewhat between Croyden and Streatham.andrain also descended heavily while passing Brixton-hill. At Kennington the throng received fresh additions, but the police managed admirably, and the pedestrian, by way of Kennington-road and Oakley-street, arrived at the Victoria Coffee Palace a few minutes before six o'clock. He had thus covered a distance of 53 miles on the road without a rest, a marvellous effort considering the exertions lie has undergone. As he entered the building he was enthu- siastically cheered. Inside the theatre, after a very brief interval, Weston delivered his address, under the pre- sidency of Dr. Alfred Carpenter, supported by Dr. Norman Kerr, Dr. B. W. Richardson, and other gentle- men.

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