The Freshman crew took a short row up-stream yesterday afternoon, coached by R. F. Blake '99 and H. Bancroft '97, and showed some improvement over the work of last week. Although some of the men still have a tendency to wash out at the finish, the leg drive is stronger and the whole crew seems to have more life. The stroke rowed, however, is very slow, and when it is quickened the work becomes ragged, and the boat rolls. The crew will probably take a harder row today in the new shell built by Davy for use in the race. The order of the four-oar will not be decided upon before Tuesday, when the crew leaves for New London.