The '99 crew went out in their shell yesterday afternoon for the first time since last Wednesday. Donald took Hodges' place at 4. B. H. Dibblee, who has rowed bow for the past two years, will join the crew today, and may be given a trial at bow. This will necessitate one or two changes in the crew.
Talbot, Peyton and Williams were all tried at 6 in the Freshman crew, which otherwise rowed as usual.
The new launch which is building at Cramp's yard, Philadelphia, is expected to reach Cambridge, April 10. The new boat is longer and wider than the John Harvard, and draws less water, thus being better adapted to the navigation of the Charles. She is also faster than the old launch, having a guaranteed speed of 16 knots.