Sport: Putney to Mortlake

A sight fair to an old Rowing Blue is the thronged four-mile S of the Thames between Putney Bridge and Mortlake Brewery on the day of an Oxford-Cambridge boat race. Last week's race, the 91st since 1829, was more exciting than ever, due to the possibility that Irish dynamiters might also attend. Guards were quadrupled on all the bridges; spectators were barred from the popular halfway vantage point, Hammersmith Bridge, which the Irish recently bombed. River police patrolled all morning.

The odds were 2-1 on Oxford to repeat its successes of the last two years. Tickled were most Britishers at...

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