Prospect of Their Going on the River in Two Weeks.

The 'varsity crew rowed in the following order yesterday: Stroke, Hollister; 7, R. H. Stevenson; 6, Shepard; 5, Perkins; 4, Watriss; 3, Manning; 2, Fennessy; bow, Jennings. Captain Bullard assisted Mr. Legate in coaching.

It is impossible at this time to report more than an estimate of what the stroke is, for Mr. Watson's ultimate aims are not yet known and there is no basis of comparison with any crew except the 'varsity crew which rowed on the river last fall.

The men are now rowing with about 16 inches of slide and have shortened the very long body reach which was used on the water last fall. The stroke is quick and there is not a suspicion of any hang at the full reach. On the whole the time of the crew is remarkable, the only break at all perceptible being between No. 5 and No. 6. This together with a raggedness in the length of slide taken by different men, owing probably to a change in the order without a corresponding change in the rigging, causes the crew at times to go to pieces in places.

Among the individual candidates there is a great diversity of ability. Bullard and Fennessy at bow and No. 2, respectively, are conspicuous for excellent body work and a strong drive with the legs. In comparison with these men the rest are inferior, the inferiority culminating in No. 7 and No. 8, who seem to have neither the power nor the smoothness of the two men in the bow.

It is expected that the crew will be on the river in about two weeks. On the fifteenth of March the men will go to the training table at Mrs. Bean's, No. 2 Prescott street.