Thomas Alva Edison died last week. His practical intelligence was a monument in his century. Thousands of obituaries were published. Some facts about Thomas Alva Edison:
> He was born in a brick house at Milan, Ohio, on Feb. 11, 1847.
> At 12, he was a newsboy. At the age when he might have been in college, he was touring most of the U. S., on trains and on foot, restlessly acquiring knowledge.
> He published a unique newspaper on a train, learned telegraphy in two months, got a job...