When this DESIRE or impulse of thought first flaps had in to Barnes mind he was in no position to act upon it. Two difficulties stood is his way. He did noon t know Mr. .Edison and he did not have enough money to pay his railroad fare to orange New Jersey where Mr. Edison laboratories were located. These difficulties were sufficient to have discouraged the majority of people from making any attempt to carry out the desire. But his was no ordinary desire! He was determined to find a way to carryout his desire that he finally decided to travel by blind baggage rather than be defeated. In other words he went to East Orange on a freight train. He presented him at Mr. Edison laboratory and announced he had come to go into business with the inventor. Years later in speaking of the first meeting between Barnes and Edison Mr. Edison said He stood there before me looking like an ordinary tramp but there was something in the expression of his face which conveyed the impression that he was determined to get what he had come after.