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The Champion Skater.

--H. C. Carr, of Union Springs, New York, who has challenged the world for a trial of speed on skates, was at Auburn last week, and in company with a party of young gentlemen, gave a specimen of his quality on the lake. The Advertiser speaks of him as follows:

‘ After seeing the gentleman on the ice, and witnessing some of his tremendous bursts of speed, we are ready to believe that, under favorable circumstances, with good ice and strong steady wind, he can do his mile in two minutes. His strides, when under full motion, are about twenty-two feet, and he passes our best skaters as easily as Flora Temple would pass our friend Martin Calvin's mail wagon.

One fair and square jump, clear from the ice, measured eighteen feet and nine inches, and he offered to bet twenty-five dollars that he could add three feet to that length, with no takers. Mr. Carr came out yesterday for the purpose of accommodating the man who offered to bet one hundred dollars, through the Union, several days ago, that he could run eight rods on the ice, without skates, faster than any person could skate the same distance. Carr's challenge has been accepted by a gentleman of Rochester.

The Advertiser"

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