Progress and Make-up of the Team.- Other News.
The annual Fall Handicap Games were held on Franklin Field, October 31, and were characterized by good performances, the best work being that of Grant 1900, who won both the mile and one thousand yards runs.
The Inter-Class Fall Regatta took place on the Schuylkill River on Tuesday, Nov. 3 and Friday, Nov. 5. Six crews competed. Great interest was manifested in this regatta, the credit for which is in a large part due to the energetic work of Mr. Ward, the rowing coach. The race was won by '99 college, who on November 3 defeated the college crews and on November 5 won the final heat from the Medical and Dental crews.
The musical clubs are now exhibiting unusual activity. The membership is larger than last year, and it is probable that, during the Christmas holidays, an extensive western or southern trip will be undertaken.
Professor Herman V. Hilprecht, Curator of the Babylonian Department of the Museum, recently returned to Philadelphia after conducting one of the most successful expeditions ever sent out by the University. His work consisted in carrying out archaeological investigations in Asia Minor and in cataloguing antiquities in the Imperial Ottoman Museum at Constantinople. Professor Hiprecht, though his official capacity as cataloguer of these specimens, has succeeded in obtaining for the university many rare archaeological objects. Another occurrence of interest in this connection has been the series of lectures recently delivered by Dr. Doerpfeld, the eminent German archaeological scholar.