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THE SCULLING CHAMPIONSHIP.

AN EASY VICTORY FOR SEARLE. [By Electric Telegraph—Copyright.] [Per Press Association. | LONDON, September 9. One hundred thousand people witnessed the boat race between H. E. Searle, of Clarence River, New South Wales, and O’Connor, of Canada, Beautiful weather prevailed. The betting was 5t04 on Searle, O’Connor got the lead at first, but Searle was half a length ahead at the soap works, and, drawing away, won by ten lengths easily. Time, 22min 43sec. O’Connor was momentarily a favorite at the start, but the confidence of his supporters soon collapsed. The news of his defeat was like a thunderclap at Toronto, The Canadians are said to have lost LBO.OOO.

Searle purposely allowed his opponent to get half a length start. The Press are unanimous in conceding the superiority of Searle to his opponent. The champion will probably make a matoh with any American sculler. The Australian contingent assert that they won L 30,000 by their countryman’s victory, O’Connor stated to an interviewer that he was overtrained, but admits Searle’s superiority.

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THE SCULLING CHAMPIONSHIP., Evening Star, Issue 8009, 11 September 1889

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THE SCULLING CHAMPIONSHIP. Evening Star, Issue 8009, 11 September 1889

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