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that old liou«# for n:t." Mat Mr.
flherw-ood Pia*-* «aa fa* «i«%l*ct*vbl#
•MM of that old Yioufa, anti «here It
Mood. Mark Twain reared Oir v *iite
«*S&i of the Italian villa he first named
"Ir.noceac* at Home." But a first ex
perience of what a New I^njrlaiid winter
•torm c*n b*» in it* <*rhit«at fury quickly
caused him to christen It anew "Storm-
The bouse has been thus described >>*
AJbcrt Birr'.ow Paine: "Set on a fair
hillside, with pucli a trrven «loj>e below,
»uch a view outspread across the valley.
an mad« on* catch I.is breath a little
when he first turned to look at it. A
'rout atreatn flows through one of the
meadow*. There are apple trees and
ITtftlftlH The »ntranc«» to it
El a. vending, leafy lane." Throuß^i
■'..-*<} \?.\:cr the Innocent at Home loved
• • BUtter in Mb v.-hite flannel? for
fcomcly pcjrs •with the neighbor*. They
• '..'cr Jiini be: i as one wl:o above
*'.! thlr.gy lo\-ed a grooJ listener, for he
I EBQgbty lalltcr. stored with fairy
'<' fo»- the little \ sldt» he adored and
-neier. ruder speech for more stalwart
masiruitfi* ears. It is a lepend that he
•was v»i;a> proud of 1:1s famous mop of
white hair ari<l used to spend the pain*
kt a court lady in pettinff It 'o Ju^t tlie
proper rtxge of artistic disarray.
Last summer the Dalies began to fal
ter; last fall they ceased for tr»v~.d. The
death of H. H. nocrr-*. a r)arc friend.
was a severe blow. The death <>f hi*
dtupTtter Jean, who was ucized with an
attack of epilepsy last fall while in her
bathtub, was an added blow from which
he n«n*er recovered. It xvojs then that the
• tabbing: pains In the heart l^-jsn. Mark
Twain died as truly a* 1' can be raid
of any "man. of a broken heari
The last bit of literary work he did
•was a chapter or his unfinished auto-
Morraphr describing hi* daughter Jenn*<>
death, lie aooarht diversion In Bermuda,
•*1»er« he waa the aruefn of the Amecieaa
Vloe-Consul. William H. Allen, whose
roTin? d«tis;ht»'r Hei«n acted ac aman
uenrii* for such f » w letters a? h« cant!
to dictate. Hi? winter was jr a y, but not
When lie heard of the deaths of his two
friends William M. Laffan and Richard
Watson Gilder he said sadly: In
Certamate they are. no pood fortune of
that kind ever 'omen to me."
Mr. Paine said to-r.ljrlit that the book
Jir. Clemen* took up from the coverlet
ipar>d» him when he asked for his aiasses
•was Carlvle's "History of the Fren< h
Revolution," his Inseparable companion
and prim* favorite. The burial will ha in
tho family plot at Elmira, N. V.. «her?
lie aJraadr his wife. Ms two daughter*
luaan and J«an and his Infant K>n.
LAncrhornA. No date has yet been «eC
aa th» family Is still undecided whether
rot ttsra shall first be « public funeral
la Newr York City.
It is probable that Storm yin lx»
kept as ft m rr.-r place br Mrs. Q*jkHa>>
••ritach. who is very fond both «-f ■*•
house- end the country, although her
husband's musical ennrflp' r<,r>.\j> ■ajM It
f»*ce«i«ry that eh* spend a part of *sch
Mr. Paine said t^-nipht that Mr. CfMm>
ens had put hit affairs in perfect order
rr. : that he died well off. though by no
means a rich man. He leave* a consid
erable t, umber of unfinished manuscripts
In nil fteß*** of comjil«'tion and of all
r-haracttrs. many of them begun yearn
a*ja asii put aside tin unsatisfactory.
Mrs i;nbrnovi lt«sCh will aid Mr. Pa!ne In
'h- final o>.'i*lor .->.« to -»h(rt disposition
ri:all }'■ nu.'!<- "f BsbMl
•HUCKLEBERRY FINN* TALKS
'Even the Majestic River Seems
to Have Dwindled." He Says.
r-rv- t» <-r^!i.b tr> TT' Trlb-jriC" l
f»an*. Mo.. Ami ri •'The <.M <\*y •>•■
raarrtua' The nien «ho made them are
•ron*. aai r\ru tlie Joru; i>*i>'p cf the rna
1»-*t>c fajßaa rjvei a*H*M to ha.« d^i in
«l>d mud lessened "
So «aid B. «". M f'Rtrr.fy'i Farthin*.
*^«nfl STifl schoolmate of Mark Twain and
Tr* r»ri|^iial of "H ILkMhUry Finn." when
h» letLrnefl ti-msht «'T th*> (Htt of Ml
boyhood frtrnrt aai naaj :i:iion.
■ I can't talk m you a)>out !t." h« asJii
•tot »ill thst ] n.iiri «ay would Vk« e;tl>er
rr>n«trjed as boastlac intimacy ■w-'tii the
aiaaten literary figure the nation ha*
<■■ »r pTO4u -<~: <>r e« h:i effort to gain a
rhaaa notoriety. I dealt ■> Tir!t!ier. I'vrn
ihw r;df» of tbe manuscript 1 have, flea'.iria
"^ith t^e eld dßye at Hannl!ml arid the
ro^tr?- af tlif cr«at rtv«r r aaasaa a aacri
"BECKY THATCHER" WEEPS
Humorist's First Sweetheart Re.
calls School Days.
"rVrrarh I* The Mtt, "
H«nnHm*>. Mo., April a. -Tlie new- or the
•oath af Samuel L dem«as wa:- lf»r-;o*1
• - this. Me boyhood home, with the decp
«at «nr- As a mark of respect and ap-
Tireelatior M«?'oi I>reyer announced to
nig-ht that «M city oflicr^ would be < iosod
on the d* v If t!' 1 ' fi ir ;era:.
T\*lien tlie new was MM t« Mr« I^aura
Waaei <"Reeky Thatcher*'), the hum«»risfß
first *paja)saajgatt, t-ho wi« over<-om# Wi!h
grief and wept
"I* It poMiblc?" ha raid. "It «■ too
haft. too. I can *••<• h|av» la my minds «ye
!,n», a. - «• started t«» our tir v t rchool to-
CjCtfcor. more than Firty years e.e<\ ha—
barefooted mid tinr rs stained ■«■•'.*: haul-
Verries - *^ 5e tMON them Htft rne— •
ittrJe pir! in call -o dre^s. •otnnot ena
"I \isited I ::n at his ) orne in Hedding,
I '-an. at Mi ■rjpfJffl W« rnnainrd ur i;l
i'«*utifu! ifiii.r tv<. d*.. s. on th« ralasj
o.' my o r T'.m '. jr. I f • • 'i <I ft laMi in BQT
room •> hj.l' nflid r:>'\ aasaawtaa; a? hlm
• .: ••Ti'-i i ibM ;t rhc. 1^ rorof :
To l^aaa Fr.,M-r wlili love from he;
'*i'ieM sm«f>tlieart '
Jlr . d asj-ha, • I
1 aanaot eapr*-- 1 . I. and sor I
GEORGf ADE'S TPSBL-Tt.
Km .;' , 8. ]: I | B. -Ol ' .
ii ■• . RMdl ••:.;>" tf«
: - • • <>l .>la--v T*-..'i> d<^*th.
I T" z'.-i vro'e. '. : \j vir
. ; ' vi i.lerarr god to me." eaid Mr.
*.de. "flu bfiaaen already ims woike»i
I : ::.'• ' > 'ure «* our dcy. We
, • . , • • . ■ ..,■. I -,;-.- x_ ; .
' • ■ . . • >i >-\ af a... Twain frr*w
..i.y. KhoT(!n; his eirr.rl*-, <;,l!d-
CtStb ier r.llirrva'.e — 'Tlf thro"Jt»:oat
....>• .... ,c«iti« '
"A T<wc~M::C Walk inEvtrj BoiU."
j'reta'wJ "'" fi * * O1 tB »
* MBmmmm^*m*^m^m^^*- :e«u l:i.« l:n, a i s
f;:;n, . .far* o: wv«r :t/.u:;tj.»t truu may
■ -mmmmmo^mm^^^^^ 1% a itlrr.uUat id
! QCTA f iAr' Jii*lrorauat tlaii tt
RETAW - * .- - fjgj
' Ti.m v^.. Wilftoat
' JJPTA \»' i " 18-«'aabi« "r
'««aaaMBaaBHBHS> B» P*t> -c.r.'nr
.. if |uK * %-:». .r^f :r«Ji:e«l »«t«r. *'«o
.a ■. > 4 .U0 r> • :.»■ .€.»•- i» f -i'-U * liv ».p
»., s t ti. <i* urn data. ho»t.« *re ttcmr
it';'.* ti >'«w \ctk.
ti" t ■ J.ektr '.'.»- t * TceS.t «nfl all ta«
r-,-^ifi r.run'K! M'«t» -• • c r *ttm *
MARK TWAIN'S ACTIVE LIFE
Closing ears Crowded by Sorrows ■ Which He Pound
1 obacco His Chief Consolation.
Hark Twain *na* known to old and young
thn.*ug-!iot:t the world by hi? writing- The
children of practically every nation hay«
ravelled In Hie adventures of Tom Sawyer
and Huck Finn, and their elder*, too. have
round keen enjoyment In reading the many
productions r*t the humorist's pen. Those
who met him personally were attracted by
his lordly manner and the spirit of good
f. lie* »hlp be wai» wont to throw about him.
The honor* that were bestowed on Mm
everywhere were received by him with
•such equanimity that they never disturbed
his equilibrium. Whatever his surround
ings, he wa» always the name. The spirit
of play seemed to pervade both his life
and writing-* It was this fact that drew
the public to him. While talking to those.
who raroe to congratulate him on the at
tainment of his seventieth birthday, he
Miillingty averted that everything he had
n< eoroplished had been merely play for
him. He M>em«d to forget the struggle he
liad itrne through some years before to re
move the burden of debt which the failure
of his publishing firm had brought.
Not Taken Seriously Enough.
On another occasion he sounded a note
of regret becau?e he was not taken s?rl
ouely enough. "It's a difficult thing." saM
he, "for a man who ha* acquired a reputa
tion cs c funny man to have a serious
thought and rut it Into words and be lis
tened to respectfully, nut I thoroughly be
lieve that Mir man who has got anything
to say worth while will lie heard If he
only says it . ft»>n enough. Of course-. what
1 have to say may not be worth anything.
I can't toll about that, but If I honestly
believe I have an Idea worth the attention
of thinking people it's mv business to say
It with all the sincerity I can muster. If
It Isn't worth while it doesn't matter
whether I'm heard or not.**
The humorist here seems to Imply that
his humor was at times Intended only for
a rt-vcrlng for serious thoughts. "Suppore
a man makes a name as a humorist," said
Mr. Clemms: "that may not be the expre*
: ion of the real genius of the man at tJL
He may liave a genuine message for the
world. I>ct him say It and say it again
and then repeat it and let him *oak It In
sincerity. PHffli w"' listen if he's really
pot a ?055(.n."
Of all the trips he made abroad the one
■Met his afimlrerr will best remember is
that of 190 T. when lie visited England. The
welcome then a^ctrdci Mas, both a* the
masses and the nr.bliitr wss such as no
other private dtlr.en had ever received be
fore. Tlie King gave a garden party In his
honor ami lav dnys and days he was the
frucst at public and private reeeptlens.
Melancholy Outlook at Seventy-two.
It was at this time that Oxford bestowed
upon him the honorary degree of L.H. P.
In a speech he made to the Pilgrims of
I^ondon d'jrl'ic this v|»,;t he delivered a
littlw talk on his own books which wan ln
trrs-pen-ed with many anecdote?. One of
them i.ad to is with Darwin. The kumor
11 said that when Professor Norton, of
Harvard, returned to America after a virit
to the great scientist he told the humorist
"I have been spending rome time with
Mr. Darwin. One night he took ire to his
room and pointer] out certain thing?, in
cluding some pitcher plants that he was
measuring ana "at. ;.lna- from day to day.
He said that the chambermaid as per
mitted to <1o hat Mm would Ii the room
<x<";it to tMMJh the plant?. 'Neither must
r><?_ to-'^h any of those boefcr on the table.
f. ■!- they put n.e to sleep every night.' "
■M l>arwin The prt>fc'Bw>r, according to
the story, then turned to Mr. Clemen* with
the words: ' Those were your books." His
t losing remarks to the Pilgrims were in an
unusually melancholy vein.
■'When a man stand" on the. verge of sev
rnry-tvo yr>y know perfectly well that he
never reached that place without knowing
thst this life Is heartbreak hereave
r.-r.t. .\r,,\ no our reverence is for the
<!• a<i. Wr- «*o nit forget them; but our
(I:tv lr toward tiM :j- • -. and if we can he
ChaoM in sfir'.t. •precti and lope- that is
,if benefit to «*] around "is '■ H* then re
frrrcd to Dm iMI of Ms wlfn and fiaujr'.i
trr. 'a-inp: "I tnurt some time lay the cap
«n<l »w-;i« a«i.j" -«ri'l rer-opn!*e that I am of
tl c human rare l!V<- Mm rest, and must
lva - c my rares and «rriefF."
Hi* Opinion of Americans.
In an Interview with i a"l Bourn In
France Mr. n«nfn« g*v« hi? or'n'nn of
Amrrjran-. ' 'There iMi't a single human
characteristic that can be safely labelled
American. ht tElfl: "there irn't a single
| human ambition or religious trend or drift
of thought or peculiarity of education or
ode of principles or breed of lolly or style
iof coi.versstion or preference for a par
ticular s"3bj»ct for discussion or form of
leg? or trunk or head or fare or evpression
or complexity! or a*Jt or dress or manners
af dl.-j)os::io*: <>- an; other lmmaii detail
inside or frjt.«ide that can rationally be
generalised a?- American ."
In speikhig of the follower of Mrs.
Hd-iy. Mr. ■ lement showed hi? broad mlnd
ednef' "The ordinary f <*\]nv -er* of any
rellrion." he said, "may be accused of the
incapacity to reason clearly about it. The
opinion af IM "Ma'i in the Ptrecf i^ v/orth
leas on a subject of which he as not made
a upeclal study."
Of all the friendships Mr. «"lemen? t>o!«
•eaBaa one of thoae nearest to hi? heart
was that of the late Henry IT Rogers.
When I.ls r.ui»a>:ii: k 'louse sMati Mr. Hog
em «-ame to his rescue, not alone offering
) im motif but aleo taking full charge of
thw buslTi«-5?, and by so doing gaxe th«
humorlrt opportunity to forg't Ms v orries
and left him free to continue to pour out
Ms witticisms in lectures »nd writing*.
Ha<l it Ml bMB tst Mr Hoger«s aid In thi?
lime of nr—4 it I* very doubt ft:l if Mr.
«'l»mr2;s •wojli] lave rver mnile that re
markabl* t-r»f>ech on ••-»■ occasion of his
heventieth birthday. The ugri ivrlter wa--?
on his way to see Ms «jld frl«-nd r. hen news
»»s cfcnle«i to iilm thavl the, f,i;a:*.ci'T ,ha«J
p.-u^wd j*av. Hi* prlrf at M* lopb was
almoM uncontrollable, and It wa« «ome
lime before h<- recovered from the :.i.ock.
Remarkable Birthday Speech.
Tie birtmlav spr,f < M to « > i. *i r»r- ren^e
lit* L"c:i ma .< was a i.; •••t remarkftble (t
,ort for b. mfn «>f '■■■ Clasaaaafi b?». It
\\;i«* brimtul or v it *u<] fun up to the close,
the rpeaJirr i;i b.autiftil language
■ "A 1..- hCKMH it rr.eaM to bo w>v
<i:iy years old. Mr. Ctam rote to rfj'ly
I > tbt toarl r'.ve.r. V.- \V:!liam Ivan Iloweil*.
•^••o y-..id in n r---»m r.T!'t»n U.r tJjn I snaiaaj
Mftfni to the bflBMcM as "The American
taker.** Ybt Mfßy follow*:
"The fc. ver.ti'-th h!rt»itl«y. Tt i» the t!mi»
of l.'te v, h-n yoit nrrive at a r.ew and
.» | -1 <".:?r.ity. You Ctt MO tl;o world Jjow
you got tiirr.'. 1 ha\«? baasi anxious to ex
;ua.:n zr.y own Fystern this lone • me. I
have .'icl.ie-.ej m• k vr-rty In t v , ■> lama] way
- ';• |fTfi*hf"B JfH*yilT M r •■.-heme of l!*e
whli-.h VMM k:M a: ybody g*Jf* i vrlll offer
• a t maxim this— that we. can't
reach old age Ly another nan's roa»l.
"1 .11 now teach, offering my way of life
r., r :ic>n:so* v»r ««-»ir»s to commit suicide
?jy t-ie aehemo which ha» ci.a <;ed me to
beat the doctor ar.'l tli<» lanpinan for ■§•.
eatjr • *■.-. In the matter of diet I l.iva
IMB (.••>•*-••. strict .■ MMtfsj to ' '■•
thing* \*hloh di ir.'t agi»«» with m« until
on« or the other if us got the r.'»t of it
liitil latciy I sot thA b«st ct It ir, -M-lf. But
laat snnng 1 stopped frolicking with mince,
pi* after mldmr i^> to then I had «1
>*«:■• beli»'*d it me*:; t loaded 1 have
::iad; I* a rule r.e^^r to « nok<* more than
on* ciga. at a ÜBM 1 do net bo* i M
'. ' b»f » .10 'laclc? I o.i; 1 kno-^ th«f
it — •: n n-j fathers lifetime anl th«t I
*_* <3:*'-e«' Tfe pas**d frcta this ltfe>
■>■ >t, T •*■-,# -■->.«•••'• •-■•r «in-»
XTA -YORK DAVIT TRIBTXE. FRTOVV. \PTUL 22. 1910.
then I have, smoked publicly. As an ex
ample to others, and not that I care for
moderation myself, it has always been my
rule not to smoke when asleep and never
r»frat» when awake.
"It Is all of (.ixty years since I began to
smoke the limit. I have never bovight
cigar* with life b»>lts around them. I early
found that th^e were too expensive for
me. I have always bought cheap cigars—
reasonably cheap, at any rate. Sixty years
Ago they cost me « a barrel, but my taste.
latterly improved, and I pay ?7 now.
"As for ilrlnklng, I have no rule about
that. WfeM other* drink I like to keep up;
otherwise I remain dry by habit and pref
erence* since I was seven I have seldom
taken a dose of medicine and have Etill
seldomer needed one. But up to seven I
llv?d exclufivcly on Allopathlo medicine*.
Not that I needed them; It was for econ
omy. My father and I took a drug store
for a debt, and It made- cod liver oil
cheaper than the other breakfast foods.
We had nine barrels, and It lasted me
so.yen years. Then J v.-a* weaned. I was the
first Standard Oil Trust. I had it all. By
the tim« the drug store was exhausted my
health was established. I have never taken
any exercise except sleeping and rfrtkic
and I never Intend to take any. T^ser-'lse
Is loathsome, and It cannot bo any benefit
when you are tired. I was always tire •:.
When the Strenuous Life Is Over.
"I have lived a severely moral life. But
it would be a mistake for other people.
to try that. Morals are an acquire
ment—like music— man Is born with
them. I wasn't myself; I started poor. I
hadn't a single moral. There is hardly a
man In this house that Is poorer than I
waa then. Ye*. I started like that— the
world before me, not a moral In the slot.
I can remember the first one I ever got.
It was an old second hand moral, all out
of repair, anl didn't fit. anyway. But If
you are careful with a thing and keep it
In a dry place and disinfect It now and
then, and give It a fresh coat of whitewash
once in a while, you will be surprised to
see how well it will last and Tiow Jon? it
will keep tweet and inoffensive.
"Threescore and ten! It Is the Scriptural
statute of limitations. After that you owe
no active duties; for you the strenuous
life Is over. You are a time-expired man,
to as Kipling* phrase.
"The previous engagement plea which in
forty years he« cost you so many twinges
you can lay aside forever: on this side of
the grave you will never need it again. If
you shrink at thought of night and win
ter and the late homecoming from the ban
quet, you need only reply: 'Your Invitation
honors me and pleases me, because you
still keep me in your remembrance, but I
am seventy, and would nestle in the chim
ney comer and smoke my pipe and read
try books and takr: my rest, wishing you
•well in all affection and that, when you In
your turn shall arrive, at Pier 70, you may
step aboard your wailing ship with a rec
onciled spirit and lay your course toward
t!ie sinking sun with a contented heart.' "
Had to Begin Work at Twelve.
Hamu^l I^angiiorne Clemens, known the
world over as Mark Twain, was born in the
little hamlet "t Florida, Monroe County,
Mo., on November 30, IKS. Hl* lather,
John Marshall Clemens, was a merchant
whose ancestors settled In Virginia. The
mother. Jane. Hampton, was a Kentucky
girl, who was born the same year an Abra
ham Lincoln— lSO?. Both parents. it Is said,
were of a high degree, of intelligence. The
birthplace of Mr. Clemens was In earlier
times inhabited by Mound Builders. The
house he, was born In is described M a
room log building, and many thou
sand* of visitors were attracted to It until
It was finally torn down. in ISST.
Mr. Clemens'* father shortly after
Samuel* Mrth. moved to Hannibal, Mo.,
where he thought lie might find better op
portunities for his business. The town and
vicinity of Hannibal, as well M the boy
hood life of the, humorist, are picturesquely
descritx-d in his "Tom Sawyer." It ap
pears that he "-".as a fun loving boy, and
didn't care anaefi for school Ufa, He pre
ferred instead to ramble about hart and
there, and had en e«peclM fondness for the
river. In fact, it !•• said th.it on no frtrer
than nine occasions IM *as hauled from
its w«ter« 1n a half drowned state. Ma
father's death, which occurred when the
boy was twelve years old. left the family
lr, rather destitute oircunT-tan^e?, aii>l made
it n*cessajT for young Samuel to do s>uch
odd jobs as Is* could in «he neighborhood
In order to swell tlio family exchequer.
Learned the Printing Trade.
Hi- schooling tv«.« almost entirely neg
lected. Klr^llv be entered tho office of
"The Hann'bal Courier," when he learned
the. printing trad". He himself describes
tv^e sort of paper he worked for as one
which had five hundred subscriber*, ho
nal'l thrir •"•ib-rriptions in potatoes, cab
bage and other garden truck. He also
tell" of how he published tie pnpe.r dur
ing the" absence of the editor. It seemt
that for a long tlm^ he had been anxious
to writ© sr,me artldaa, and dot, izinp;
th« opportuiiit y, contributed several to the
Hews columns. t%Kf nil dealt with local
topics, and ;t It *aM ••ft* of such * per
sonal tp.ture that they nroused the ire of
| many i\lw«i> MMM v ere mention*.!. I'.ir
a time fell first literary attempt threaten.fi
I to ruin the paper, but after a little li h.nl
! an opposite effect and gained Mtfartal new
Ho remained for three yean on the paper,
ami Laving saved a ftw dollar* out of
)iir« i^aa, ■^•hk-b aflsMtntofl to M CntP a
week. hi iMMIi to run away. He went to
New York, here he Mesfaji a ple.o* it,
•mull printltiß *M*jlil*iHMM Ili« arcl
o^ntal meeting with a r-Mdent of Hannibal
frighteneij him, however, and he l>-ft for
Philadelphia, whero ha work** for .> short
time on "The ledger. ' Before long M
tlrwl of tl.e East, ami in M l.M.k to Ml!«
tatBrl II had long l.«rti an Ambition v.-'.th
him to run a Meaml»nnt on tha Mlsi-i*Min>j,
:tnd he t-onn obtained a chance to start
toward th* goal 111* boyish mind had sat
I!« ro^e in his clio?«n profetsslon until he
reached the rank of ;illot. which paid the
sum of fc.v> monthly.
Origin of Pen Name "Mark Twain.**
The advent of railroads, however, soon
made the boat business unprofitable, and
with Ust outbreak or the Civil War ho
Joined a Confederate force under General
Harris. Aft^r a f « w weeks' service he pav<^
i:p tho Midler carer to become, secretary
M I:Ir brother, who had been appointed
BMtsjtaty «if the Territory of Nevada. Th«>
trip hi made overland t<» Nevada is aptly
«i<-^rrl»K>l In his "Roughing It." Ills duties
In this M# fl«-Id were not exacting, umi he
eventually drifted into mining. Thi." venture
proved unfortunate for him and he joined
the «talT of "Tho Virginia City Kntfrpriie,"
to which he hid already contributed a few
articles. H«ro h* first user] th»» pen name
"Mark Twain," Urn origin of which is varl
00*47/ explained. It ia said that a reporter
for a N«w Orleans paper whom young
Clemens met during his river life used tie
Majßjßjgjß*raj and also that the humorist took
the i MM from « call rnaile l.y the man on
the river boats who heaves the i^,,,i mn j
rr-< ••*«■• the mark three, mark twain,
ttft leaving "The i:nt«.rprl!«e," ho went to
"The San KraiuU.o Call." and fronj there
to "The Sacramento Lnlon," whl -u paper
sent him on a trip to the HandTvtch
Inlands to study the sugar tnduitrj. When
hi returned from th liUi.ds he gay*
humorous lectures throughout California
and »ra<!a. hie first helnc gl'en In Mrr
caritlle Übr«ry Hall !n San Fr&ncleco
Success with Firet BcrV.
He then turned his ttep* to-r»r: -•
E«sf «n1 In >•"<»«• T«>rk p«MMs»i »■>'» ftr»«
work. "The Jumpin? Frog of Calaverasj
ClataJrtj." which "old so well both In this I
country and abroad that hl3 reputation wan i
made. After this t«OMM lie took I trip In j
the Quaker City to the Orient, and In 1869
published "Innocent? Abroad." whir! Is I
faithful narrative of the scenes, experi
ences and emotions of his Journey. With
his literary career now fairly started, Mr.
Clemens published in succession "Autobl- ■
ography and First Romance- tl'Tli, '
•'Roughly If" <!«c:>. "The OOdid Age.' r in I
c ollaboration with Charles Dudley Warner j
(in), "Ski". New and Old" • '•:•• "Ad- |
ventures of Tom Sawyer" US76>, "Punch j
Brothers. Punch" (ISTS). "A Tramp j
Abrond" (MOb "The Trince and the :
Pauper" afSO), "The Stolen White Kle- '
phant" CIMsX "Ml* on the Mississippi " ;
(ISS3\ "The Adventures of Huckleberry .
Finn" aBSS>, "A Connecticut Yankee at the :
Court of King Arthur" (1559). "The Ameri
can Claimant" a«*r). "Th« £l,O0O.«»» Bank '■
Note" (isr«3>. "PuJd'nhead Wilson" (MO,
"Tom Sawyer Abroad" (MM& "Joan of
Arc" O89«>, "Following the Equator" (l'3?j.
"The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburi;''
(1>»), "A Pouble-BarreJled Detective
Story" risfr>>. and "Clirlstlan Science." with
notes containing corrections to date. 1507.
Many of his works have been translated
Into French. German. Ru^ian. Italian, ,
Swedish, Norwegian and ilagyar. "The I
Glided Age." "Tom Sawyer." "Th* Prince |
and the Pauper" and *Tlliil*atnai W'ilron" ■
have been successfully presented on the :
Met Reverses in Business.
Tn 2STO he married Miss Olivia I* Laa*>
don, whose father and brother had been
with him on his trip to the Orient. Mr.
linsrdon was a man of wealth, and bought
for hi? son-in-law a one-third Interest in
"Th© Buffalo K-Jtpress." for which Mr.
Clemens had already been a contributor.
He remained in Buffalo only a short tinvv
however, and than moved to Hartford,
Conn., where he devoted himself to literary
work and lecturing.
Mrs. Clemens died sudd«nl> In Florenc,
Italy, on June 6. 1904. from heart disease.
Her death occurred «rfejß* dM and Mr.
Clemens were travelling through Kurop*.
In ISM he established in this city the
publishing- firm of c. I* Webster & Co..
which successfully published General
Grant's memoirs. In UN th" house was
forced to make an assignment, and ?.lr.
Crfmen-j 1 * savings, which had ilfatilj been
materially decreased by his Investments in
a typesetting machine, were entirely wiped
out. His unfortunate position arou.«*d:
world-wide sympathy, and a movement waE
started by James Gordon Bennett, tat "The
New York Herald," to gather a public sub
scription. Tlia ?um solicited had reached
thousands, when Mr. ci«niens, who wat
abroad nt th« time, heard or it. and sent
a cable message putting a stop to the
movement. He had already decided to fol
lovr the example of .Sir Walter Scott and
settle the debt through bin own effort"".
This he succeeded In doing after much
In 1909 he acnin Jioram* involved ir> finan
cial troubles tnrousli th* »,irt hi had made
to his social secretary, aflat L*yon, upon
her marriage to his financial secretary.
Ralph W. Ashcroft. Th« gift was a cottage
near the humorist's summer home, at Red
ding. Conn. It appears that his daughter,
then Miss Clara Clemens, raised tome ob
jections to her father's action. On July
22 of that year Mr«. Aabefaft reconveyed
tb« property to Mr. CICIMIIt, Who had
started suit to recover &M& which he al
leged sho owed him. I*Tter the writer
started another suit for y, Ml Tvlilch he
maintained represented a shortage in Mrs.
Ashcroffs accounts. The action of Mr.
Clemens In these. instances aroused con
siderable comment nt the time. The whole
matter vas amicably aeftlci in Pejilemher,
however, when Mr Clcnit-ns vitlidrow hi*
Failed After Daughter 1 * Death.
Mr. .in.l Mm Clemens had four Children.
The eldest Lan««lon. died at the age of
two yean?. and th* second. Susan Olivia,
who was born In 1572. the same year a*? Mr
brother's death, lived only twenty- four
years. TIM <l*ath of Jeaa, Mr. Clpinens'^
youngest daughter, who was found drowned,
in a bathtub In December. IM w ?_« ><
severe shock to the wrfter, and from thai
time hie health, which had been almost in
variably good, began to fall. On* daughter.
Clara, who married o**l^ Qabrflawtta^t 111
l?0!>, hi the only one of the family left
Mr. Clemens, befide.? the *§ajfa* con
ferred by Oxford. raoefwai th* degree of
I. H. 1). from Yale in 1901 and the il'sr-'
of 1..!* D. from the. i:nlv»r'-ity of Missouri
in Hat He ura* a Ineniber of the Lotos
PUCKLFY NOW TN TKn WOODS
Insurance Lobbyist Prefers Canadian
Mountains to Albany Just Now.
Word reached this city yesterday from
Montreal that tTilllam H. Buckley the
losrislative lire Insurance agent, who testl
fieri before Huperintcnclent Hot. hklW nnrl
whose presence In AlMny i-; much desired
by the Hughes legislative Investigating
committee. ha* rented a bungalow in the
L^urenttan Mountains in Northern Canada.
it was MM (hal lie planner! to spend the
summer month- there. With Mr. Buckley
are his wife. Richard EaiTy. hi* brotler
in-law. and James McShanr-. The report
also states that Hucklry ha* iodcei hi*
Montreal friends and appears M f^:ir that
ho I* being shadow
For night calls only.
West 131 st Street - Mornlngslde, 1350
Five specially designed automobiles manned by drilled and
experienced men, comprise this service, each automobile hem*
equipped with apparatus necessary to meet any requirement— from a chandelier broken at night,
when a gasfitter's services cannot be had — to accidents of a more serious character.
The emergency crews responded to 2,400 "calls" last year. These crews frequently
work in conjunction with New York's unrivaled fire department. A crew leaves Its station
15 seconds after a call is received.
Other men, experts In their line, are at your service tree, to solve any eos problem you
may have for lighting and heating or for power.
Consolidated Gas Company of New York
CF". »». <***RTKI,VOU. PrenMept
TRIBUTES FOR HUMORIST
News of Death Causes Deep Sor
row in Literary Circles.
A SENSE OF PERSONAL LOSS
'Distinctly American." Says
Hamlin Garland-Julia Ward
Howe's Note of Praise.
Hilnagi April 21.— Hamlin Garland, the
novelet, who Knew Mr. Clemens for many
: tars, said to-nlßht:
"Mark Twain's death marks the «tl of
a literary man who was as distinctly
American as was Walt Whitman. Th*
work of most WlttW* could bo " hSBSi in
any country', but I think Wt, as well an
everybody In foreign lands, "ill look upon
Twain's work as holnj; as closely related
to this country M the ifllfiWtlUll Rirer
Itseif. W " who knew him personally hardly
MM] to apCKt of Mm as ft mfln, for all the
world knew him. No one ever heard him
sp«-ak without Jteing inspire.^ and no one
ever saw him without beliifr proud of him."
Boston. April B.— V.'hen Mrs. Julia Ward
If owe. Boston's venerable woman af fi
lers. In her ninety-first year, had he*n told
of Mark Twain's death this evening. sh»
"The. new* of Mark Twain's drain will
be sad 10 many people. He was personally
highly .■Ktccrn.xi and much beloved; a man
of letters, with a very genuine gift of
humor and of serious thought as -ell."
Cambridge. Mass.. April 21.-Colone.l
Thomas Wentworth Hf«gln."on, who Is on*
of the last oi Boston's famous coterie of
literary lights of nearly half a century aco,
was deeply affecte<l by the news of Mr.
Cte*a**V* death. II« said: "It Is fc«pas
slblo to exairgerate the lo*s to the coun
try. It Is something unique In itself."
Now Haven. April 21.— -William Lyon
PhaJaa, professor of Kn?!!«h literature! at
Yale T'r.tver«lty. when told of the death
of Mark Twain. SaM: "Th* death of Mark
Twain Is a. very great los.h to American
letters. I regard him as our foremost rep
resentative in literature at thi present
day. Tom Sawyer' and Huckleberry
Firm.' liir two masterpieces, will live for
m."»nr years as illustrative, of a certain
phase of American lire. I knew Mark
Twain personally and had the highest ad
miration for hi.* personal character. "
LAST VISIT TO WASHINGTON
Mr. Clemens There in 1906 to
Urge Copyright Changes.
"Washington. April 21. -It was in favor of
A change, in tli«« copyright law* that Mark
Twain made hi* laM appearance in Waart
lngton. in December. INK Other literary
celebrities were also here. Mr. Clemens ap
peared before the joint Committee, on Copy
rlzht and spoke, in favor of extending the
limit of time of a copyright from forty-two
years to the, life of the author and flf'y
"I think that outfit to satisfy any rea.«Oii
nblo author." he toM th* •'ommittee, "be
cause It will take care of his chiMr»n. Let
Stamped on a
6™Ave.&20 TH St
A New Snappy Spring
Oxford for Men. $6.°<>
In Tan Russia Calf, Wax
Calf and Patent leather.
Some Shor* for Mm have
some good quaXifiet>, fatf only
Cammeyer Sho^s combivc nil th?
I ' t
Lvcrv <*u*tnnt?r rrcritrj the in- j
dividual attention of a competent I
at night, subject to yoar call, Iho emergency crews i>ully
belong lo you, but arc maintained by your Gas Company.
No other city in the world has such a service.
Tho location and telephone calls ofthese oews ut \
Hester Street - - Spring, 1754>
West 66th Street - Columbus. 2212
East 111 th Street - Harlem, 1843
th- nddAflM tak- care tt '*< mt £;''to !
*Ast advke In r-«*rd hi th _"lfT_ rsas '
Mr. Clemens, who had «rrl^ f ,
secretary thsr ~££ ■-""•'■■■
press rr.uzK wherefore he thought h«
should be given a vote of thanks ■*»<*»
TH . twinkle In his 2 *• •*•■»
looked up from the Utter and said: **lh j
Mark. 1 mould .ike to admit you to the,
floor of the. House, but I cannot **M en- j
tertain a motion to that fffert."
But Mr. rsnnon did #• -- betfe- for Mr. !
Clemens. H* s»v* him th' u«e for several ,
day* of his private office, whttber nearly ,
all the members of Conares* flocked a- 1
soon as they learned that Mark Twain w*« ,
holding an informal reception there. A
few days later h* ta!d to Mr. Connor, : "I
wotj'd ilks to become D*iter a.v,u«ilnted
with you and I wish you would rake Hsu I
with ire to-morrow." — • f
"But I don't eat lunch, replied Mr. can- i
•go much the better, for nelthex do I." ,
W-.3 the retort. "We'll let Oeorg« H*n
eat the lunch while *»• ■•»•*■ and talk.
And IhH programme was fol'owert.
GRIEF IN GREAT BRITAIN j
News of Mark Twain Death
Received with Genuine Sorrow. \
London. April 32.— The British public fo:
low-»«i th*» reports of Mark Twain s last'
illness with deepest sympathy, and the. I
news of his death will be felt as a nay- i
tlonal loss. All of th« I/>ndon newspapers |
publish extended sketches of his career. .
with portraits and reminiscence?-, especial- j
ly recalling Ml Mai vl«lt H England, In 1
MM; when Augustine Blrrell. Chief Secre- |
tary for Ireland, presiding at the Pilzrlms
dinner, paid an eloquent tribute to Mark
Twain as a man ringli?'hm"n delighted to
n •• n»w« of Ills death arrived too late
for editorial comment In the, papers. "The
Morning Post" obituary says that he, «-ft- ;
Joyed a popularity in Oreat Britain rarely I
exceeded by any American man of letters. '
"Tho Dally Mall" says t! at it Is no r x- i
aggeratlon to «ay that Mark Twain was the, i
greatest humorist the modern world had j
"With th« exception of Tolstoy" says ;
"The Morning Leader." "probably there Is j
no writer whose death would rouse n*ore '
universal emotions of respect and rearret.
S. & rl. Gre«n Trading Stamps W^K c"«rjr Purchase*
is* Greenlwit <2 sa
**>- Arrow Day •*«
Interest m the Arrov Sale To-day In Heightened by
Imperative Stock- Redncirii: Requirements Because
of Our Now Addition.
Saturday night we will lose 25.000 square teet of scUiag
<■pa.cc. and as it's impossible to condense stocks and it's
poor storekceping to store goods away, we're reducing
stocks by a low-price process that's quick and hit;.
Building operations will affect every department more or
less: consequently every section has a certain amount of
merchandise that must be disposed of, so there's hardly a
«ir>e;le article in our entire store that does not bear a stock
Look for the Green Arrow Sisrn* throughout the store.
Small Oriehtal Rugs
ixazak and liousoul 'Rugs
'i Usually priced 640.00, $45.00 and $30.00
Large Silky pieces among th*m a number of «mi<yi»«.
Average size 4.9x8.0
A Large Lot of Shirvan Rugs
Shirvans arc noted for their smooth, even texture and
beautiful harmony of design. Average 3.6x5.6.
Thlr«l Floor— Gn»£tihtit *n<l Co.
— - Sixth Avenue. 1 8th to 1 9tK St. N. Y. Cirv.
/^\NE of the most. important arms of
ONE Gas business important arm:* is
\)\c Gas busings in N^w Y^rk Cir\ n
\^^ it^ emergency service. Three crew*
are on duty during the day and four
.Marl: Train's death leaves a Nsah-LTT
purely human literature. " k *
CONVICTS S7EAL"i^Gm E
Six Escape from Leave-, O ...
Four Caught-Dummy oails0 ails
L-^vn'vorth. Kan. April ::-.t^ 0 .
convicts w-no escaped from tk* (JJ!?
panitonttary at Fort l*eav«awonk t^T"
hy ssistas; a itch en^rn* aai ibmlj!
th* prison «uar«l with iasjar? rtroh*
are Sought to-nisht hy f.->rt-r ■ ned t»^
and scores of citizen.-. f«a» of th* ra *
victs were r«eaprure«i after a f» w S'JtiC'
Th«o«sr« Murdock. stttl from ''M'»» 9f!^
counterfolting. an»l Frank Crfs^rm' n
the men who held up a Union P*ctflc tratf
near Omaha last fall, ars mjasaaaf, •«
In a woods fix mil#* we»r of th* tnn. _J^
aro s»M to have one §m t.«'n»n trfca
sentry, but no ammunition.
In solitary confinement t->nisht ar* «»
four who failed to afjaii the search «an*t
when the roaring blast of th<? prtnou m
whistle announced *hit th»re had i,^
jail delivery- Thffe ar» Thomas «r^T*
Arthur Hewitt. Robert Qftft a "jjjT*
Gideon, all Western prisoner-!
Murdock's escape wta not nofi»«i (ir.tfl m
eallin« of th" prison mv. mncr'^m^ b»
seoe*. All but Murdock a** ."r-'na a^
T*o of the convict < -v«re .it aval in •»
carpenter shop, ,md the. .. , i»#*
tailor shop. A t'nlon Pacific sw-teii 4Mb.
bad backed Into the prison yar-1 m tj,
sound of th« wMnfl th» men ,lj,;v-i k%
trie yard »-)<t mad- IMnrM O* f«a»j»
L^^elling dummy revolvers, --n, ««
sad pointed In the carpenter fh^, at %
en«ln»*r. tnm m«n elirabed m?»> th- essaa|
compelle-1 him to reverse jits <nv*jS)S.
The »ngl»i . with the convict » aeaapi
rushed through th« west sate, Into the ipm
country and was soon fpMeim ♦onari th
When the «*caaa tfeam* kno-m i r. T
minutes later, th* .ir»n w-ntsfle at ta*
prtson, which can »* heard for mtlss. % M
sounded as a irnlag to farmers to be 0~,
th* lookout. At the *nrr\» taie Unary?
Mrtnetl guards wen» i»U-:M at the aatss to
prevent any further attempt to escape.
Other j?u;trds started In aarsnst
When the enrine •- ' «nr.fl half * mn#
from Mm prison the iW« men jumped <?;•
and made, for the w-wis. • lark and Gideon
separated from the others *n* were «mni
Then every avaflaM* ;»•». X. l*i b> Dep>
uty Lemon, started aft** the. ether wen.
A half mile further KaMjMJ »nd Til* It.
• • .-* ssvvs*MMkM In th* wortd* sai captur»J.