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BOAT-RACE FOB THE CHAMPIONSHIPt

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BOAT-RACE FOB THE CHAMPIONSHIPt The long-looked-for soullers' race between Robert Chambers, champion of the Thames and Tyne, and Henry Kelly, the ex-champion, for a stake of X200 a side and a bet of t300 to X200 (the odds being laid by Chambers), was. decided on Tuesday afternoon over the championship course -Kelly rowing in one of Jewitt's outriggers, while Chambers rowed in one built by Harry Clasper. Since the making of the match both men have been taking every care of them- selves, and certainly no two men in the world looked fitter for a race of this description. The betting was six or seven to four on Chambers. The usual large number of steamboats accompanied the race, the Citizen and Iron Boat Kew traffic being stopped for the occasion. On arriving at Putney, the scene presented was a very lively one, the towing-path being crowded with equestrians and pedestrians, while the High-street was almost blocked up with vehicles. The start took place at about twenty minutes to three. As soon as the word "off" was heard all eyes were turned in the direction of the bridge, and Kelly was seen coming away with the lead. The beautiful style and length of the strokes Tewed by each created immense bursts of applause, as Kelly, steadily, and without any noticeable effort, increased his advantage, reaching the London Rowing Club boat-house a clear length in front of his opponent, who seemed unable to understand his position, the pace being something terrific. Passing the Willows, Kelly preserved the same lead, and, rounding the point, nearly two clear lengths separated the men, neither of them showing any apparent signs of dis- tress, or any falling off in pace. At the Dung^Wharf, Chambers cast an uneasy glance at his opponent over his right shoulder, and redoubled bis exertions, the magnificent fall of the back and shoulders, which is always so conspicuous in his rowing, never being dis- played to greater advantage, although he could not succeed in very materially reducing the lead -6f his Opponent, who appeared, beyond the shadow of a doubt, to hold the winning oard alrewdy. Crossing the water, and past the Soap Works, the same order was maintained With trifling variations, Hammer- smith-bridge being reached by Kelly with a lead of three lengthip, the time occupied by the leader in com- pleting this portion of the distance being'9 minutes 31 seconds, a clear proof of the tremendoua pace at which they had been rowing, despite the hampering of several of the steamboats. The scene at this part of the race was indescribable hundreds of persons having clambered up the chains of the Suspension-bridge, wbile the bridge itself was crowded with a weight which it seemed almost impos-' sible to bear. The river was thronged with skiffs whose occupants loudly cheered the Londoner as he passed them, while several of those assembled on the, towing-path received a good ducking from the evvell.' of the steamboats, which rolled up the; banks like waves on vh" sea shore. From Hammersmith-bridge to Chis wick Eyot Salter kept his man'very wide, Kelly; bugging:the Surrey shore with a lead of about four: lengths, Chambers striving in vain to overhaul his1 opponent. At the bathing place the Londoner was six lengths in front, but passed under the Middlesex arch of Barnes-birdge with a lead of about four' lengths in 19 mintlttes52 seconds. The crowd assem- bled at Barnes waa quite as numerous as that at Hammersmith, and several slight accidents happonea here on. the shore, owing to the rush of the crowd tol get away from the swell of the steamers. Barnes-bridge to the finish, Kelly maintained his posi-! tiOn, and finally passed the winning-post in 23 minutes' 27. seconds, abo&fc four clear lengths in front of the north country representative, who was much cut up' at his defeat »

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