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Title: Edison : his life and inventions
Year: 1910 (1910s)
Authors: Dyer, Frank Lewis, 1870-1941 Martin, Thomas Commerford, 1856-1924
Subjects: Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931
Publisher: New York : Harper
Contributing Library: Harold B. Lee Library
Digitizing Sponsor: Brigham Young University

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rs. In the jail also was ahalf-breed horse-thief. We interviewed the bad manthrough bars as big as railroad rails. He looked likea bad man. The rim of his ear all around cameto a sharp edge and was serrated. His eyes were near-ly white, and appeared as if made of glass and set inwrong, like the life-size figures of Indians in theSmithsonian Institution. His face was also extreme-ly irregular. He wouldnt answer a single question.I learned afterward that he got seven years in prison,while the horse-thief was hanged. As horses ranwild, and there was no protection, it meant deathto steal one. This was one interlude among others. The firstthing the astronomers did was to determine withprecision their exact locality upon the earth. A num-ber of observations were made, and Watson, of Michi-gan University, with two others, worked all nightcomputing, until they agreed. They said they werenot in error more than one hundred feet, and thatthe station was twelve miles out of the position given 228
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THE PHONOGRAPH on the maps. It seemed to take an immense amountof mathematics. I preserved one of the sheets, whichlooked like the time-table of a Chinese railroad. Theinstruments of the various parties were then set upin different parts of the little town, and got readyfor the eclipse which was to occur in three or four days.Two days before the event we all got together, andobtaining an engine and car, went twelve milesfarther west to visit the United States Governmentastronomers at a place called Separation, the apexof the Great Divide, where the waters run east to theMississippi and west to the Pacific. Fox and I tookour Winchester rifles with an idea of doing a littleshooting. After calling on the Government peoplewe started to interview the telegraph operator at thismost lonely and desolate spot. After talking over oldacquaintances I asked him if there was any gamearound. He said, Plenty of jack-rabbits. Thesejack-rabbits are a very peculiar species. They haveears about six inche

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