Science: Spectacular

Six went forth—three one way, three the other. Three left New Jersey in the evening. They were at San Fran- cisco at sunset; in Honolulu in the afternoon; in Malabar (Java) in the morning; in London mist in the wee, small hours; back on Long Island in the evening. The other three left Massachusetts at the same time their fellows set out. They were in Paris in the wee, small hours; in Saigon (French Indo-China) in the morning;" in San Francisco at sunset; and also at Long Island in the evening. The evening of departure...

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