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GREAT BOAT-RACE AT NEWCASTLE-ON-TYNE…

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GREAT BOAT-RACE AT NEWCASTLE- ON-TYNE BETWEEN KELLEY AND HAMILL. a The event which has so long engrossed the attention of aquatic men came off on Wednesday morning, and left no doubt as to which was the best man. The race was between Henry Kelley, champion of the Thames, and James Hamill, champion of America, for £ 500; and there were thousands assembled on the coaly Tyne and its banks to witness it, ineluding a great number of leading book-makers and other sporting-men from London. A strong dispute had arisen respecting the time at which the race should be started, and it was on Tuesday finally determined that it should come off at half-past seven the next morning, shortly after which the men were away. Betting was 6 and 7 to 4: on Kelley, and a great deal of money had been laid out at that price. The course was from the High Creek Bridge to Leamington Point, five miles right out. They both came away at a great pace, Kelley being somewhat quicker than his opponent and being nearly half a length in advance; after the first few strokes Hamill immediately began to mend his position and with a liberty of action and peculiarity of style rarely seen, decreased Kelley's lead, and became level with him at Davidson's mill. They were almost scull and scull for a minute, then the long fine stroke of the London waterman began to tell, and Kelley went right away from him, winning by 500 yards, and being com- paratively fresh. Never was waterman greeted with such an ovation as that bestowed upon Kelley, who won the race of Thursday morning at Newcastle with the same ease and marked superiority as distinguished Wednesday's victory. The course in the second race was not straight out, but half out from the High Level Bridge and then return. The odds offered on Kelley before the start were 8 and 10 to 1. The men started at 8'45 very rapidly. Kelley, as in Wed. nesday's race, leading by half a length immediately they began, and slightly increasing it. The velocity of Hamill's rowing, in short, sharp strokes, was sur- Erising, and he came nearly level at Skinner's Barn, but Kelley held him in hand, and just as many sup- posed the American might have a lead, the Londoner again left him. It would be a waste of space to dwell any longer upon the event. Although Hamill rowed with the most determined courage, Kelley quite left him behind, and after the turn, when they had rowed about three miles, Kelley was so far away in front that Hamill gave up the race.

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