THE local honorary secretaries for the Aberdeen meeting of the British Association, which will be held on September 512, refer in our correspondence columns this week (p. 144) to a rumour that lodging accommodation is difficult to obtain in Aberdeen during the week of the meeting. The explanation of that rumour probably is that in the preliminary programme of the meeting it was intimated (as usual) that members wishing for hotel accommodation might find it more convenient to apply direct to hotels (of which a list was given) than to ask the help of the local committee in finding accommodation. Some members, having unsuccessfully attempted the first course, may have not availed themselves of the second; if so, they need not hesitate to do this. Of all the duties which the Association imposes upon its voluntary helpers at the place of meeting, that of securing accommodation for visiting members is probably the most onerous, but it is always cheerfully undertaken, to the honour of the locality and to the lasting gratitude of the Association. There is not the slightest reason to fear that Aberdeen will fail to sustain the one, or to merit tho other.