On the Itchen

Distinguished folk are often seen at Southampton, England, but seldom for longer than they are obliged to wrangle with British customs and baggage officials. Yet a fortnight ago some 2,000 distinguished folk entered that ancient town beside the River Itchen, and stayed there for the better part of two weeks, at the annual congress of the British Association for the Advancement of Science.

It was a gathering of all ages that filled the lecture halls of the Hartley Institution. There were venerable gentlemen with fluffy white halos...

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