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Volume IV, Number 164
11 1 IbJ LLtf &1L?
premier Uumoi'ist Died of a
Broken Tleart After Many
Recent Sorrows
Born in Florida, Trained as
Printer and Climbed Lad
der to Fame
HKDDING, Conn., April 21. Samuel
Langhorn Clemens (Mark Twain) died
painlessly at -0:30 tonight of angina
pectoris. Ho lapsed into coma at 3
o'clock this afternoon, nnd never re
covered. It was tlio end of a man outworn by
giief and ncnto agony of body.
Yesterday was u bad day for the lit
tle knot of anxious watchers. For long
lioms the gray, anuiiino features lay
woulded in the inertia of death, while
the pulse sank steadily, but at night
ho passed from tlio stupor into his
flnst natural sleep since he leturned
from Bermuda, and awoke refreshed
oven faintly cheerful and in full pos
session of his faculties.
Ho rocognizeu his daughter Clara
(Mis. Ossip Gahnlowitsch) spoke n ra
tional word or two and, feeling himself
unequal to conversation, wrote out in
pencil: .
"Give me iny glasses."
These were his last words. Laying
them aside, he sank iirst into a ruverie
nnd later Into final unconsciousness.
There was no thought at the tiulo,
however, that tho end was so near. At
o o'clocK Dr. llobert Halsey said:
"Mr. Clemens is not so strong at this
hour as at tho corresponding hour yes
terday, but he has wonderful vitality
and ho may rally again."
Alnert Higelow Paine, Mark Twain's
biographer and literary executor, said
to a caller who desired to inquiro of
viemens: x
"I think you will not have to call
often again."
At tho deathbed wero Mrs. Gabrilo
witsch, her husband, Dr. llobert Hnlsey,
Dr. Qulntnrd, Albert Higelow 1'aino and
two trained nurses.
Restoratives digitalis, - strychnino
and camphor wero administered, but
the patient failed to respond.
Angina pectoris, is a paroxysmal a'f
fectiou"of tho chest, baffling and oh
curo of origin, characterized by se
vere pain, faintnpss and a deep de
pression of spirits.
Died Painlessly
Mark Twain did not die in anguish.
Sedatives soothed his pain, but in
moments of consciousness mental de
pression persisted.
On his way up from Hermuda, ho
said to Albert Higelow Paine:
"This is a bad job; wo '11 never pull
through with it."
On shore once more, looking with
serenity at tho Now England hills, he
took heart ami said:
"Givo mo n breath of Redding air
once moro and this will pass."
- Hut it did not.
Mark Twain for moro than fifty
years was an invvternto sniokcn
Hr. Halsey said tonight ho could not
piedicnto that angina pectoris from
which Mark Twain died was in any way
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Spectacular Fire Destroys
Thousands of Barrels of Oil
OAKLAND, Cal., April 21. Burning
furiously, the contents of tho lingo oil
tank of tho Standard Oil company at
Point Richmond, which ignited this
morning, burst from tho reservoir late
this afternoon and began to spread. A
great dyko. is being constructed, a thou
sand feet from tho fire, by flvo hundred
men who are engaged in fighting the
blaze. This will effectually check it.
Volunteors have been at work since
the fire was discovered and tho forces
are divided into shifts that remain at
tho task as long as the intense heat will
permit them.
It is estimated by officials of tho com
pany that the damago will amount to
This is the most disastrous firo of
its kind ever in California, Fully 350,.
000 barrels of crudo oil was in the res
en oir when the fire bioke ou't. The
Californiain Gave'
Clemens First Job
as Public Writer
21. Joseph H. Goodman of Ala-
meda, one of tho pioneer editors
4- of tho west, is tho man who gave
4- Mark Twain Ins first job as a
fr writer, over fifty years ago, in tho
days of the old Comstock Lode
in Novndn.
Whita at work in tho country !
$ just beyond v irgiuia City, lie sent
various contributions to tho Terri- 4
4 torv Enterprise, tho leading pa- 4
per of that section, of which 4
Goodman was editor. Tlio manu-
4" script was -n a highly humorous 4
4 vein. Goodman accepted his stories 4
4 and in this way he got into cor- 4
4 resptmdenco with Clemens and in 4"
4 a short time offered him a posi 4"
4- tion,
4" Twain at first declined, but 4
Goodman provailed upon him to 4
4" forsako his quest ior gold and v
41 become a newspaper man. That 4
4 was in 1802, ami, springing sud- 4"
4- dcnly into local fame, the brilliant 4
4" wit climbed steadily into public
4 favor. fr
In 1803 Clemens was sent by 4
4- Goodman to leport a session of 4
f the i'ovnda legislature. While 4
4" upon tins assignment (,iomens 41
4 wroto tho first story to which tlio 4
4- nom do plume "MarK Twain" was 4
4 signed. 4
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WASHINGTON', I). (.'., April 21.
President Taft, when informed of tho
death of Clemens, wroto this state
ment: "Mark Twain gavo plcasuic and jeal
intellectual enjoyment o millions and
his woiks will continue to yive much
pleasure to millions yef to come. Ho
never wrote a lino a father could not
read to a diMiglit!-. His humor was
American, but ho amis nearly n much
appreciated by Englishmen and people
of other countries as by his own coun
trymen. Ho has made au enduring part
of American litoiatnVe. "
Threatened with Extension
of Suspension by Na
tional League
CLEVELAND, Ohio, April- 21.
August Hermann of tho National com
mission today wired John Kling at
Kansas City that unless ho reported by
Monday his, reinstatement would bo
postponed a year.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 21.
Kling said this afternoon: "I will
leave for Chicago Saturday and repoit
for duty as soon as I arrive."
Will Begin Training Soon
for Big Battle
CHICAGO, April 21 Standing be
neath a circle of light on the observa
tion platform of tho Northwestern
Overland Limited tonight, Jack John
son waved a farewell to a crowd of ad
mirers as ho departed ior California to
begin training for his fight with Jef
fries. On his way to San Prancisco,
Johnson will stop at Salt Lake anil Los
tank was sunk in the ground, project
ing only about five feet above tho sur
face, but tho progress of tho flames was
so groat that the fire fighters could not
gain headway.
It will bo fully thrco days before tho
firo exhausts tho supply in tho tank.
At a late hour the firo had consumed
almost tho entiro contents of tlio huge
tanks spread boyond the embankment
reared by tho volunteer fire fighters in
the hopo of checking it. The flames
leaped several hu'ndred foot into the air
and tho great shaft of firo illuminated
tho skies for miles in overy direction.
As the firo left tho Standard's in
closuro it travelled in a rapidly do
scribed semi-circle path about half f
milo wide.
The fire crossed the Santa Fe tracks,
crippling traffic. The Southern Pacific
tracks are still opfu, though the blazo
is in close proximity.
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Some half dozen states in the union
are in the, midst of graft investigations.
.scandals, briberies or political differ
ences that have even led to 'lynching
talk threats. New York state", urged
on by Governor Hughes, is in tho midst
of an investigation that jn onuses to
inershndow all previous efforts of brib
ery exposure. Governor Port has de
manded that tho Now Jersey legislators
purgo themselves of tho cliargo that
they closed their session with a wild,
drunken jubilee. Down in Mississippi
Governor Noel is hurrying along tho
grand jury investigation of the charges
that Senator Percy was elected through
buying up members of the legislatuie.
Governor Jlaimon of Ohio led a hot
chase after the printing bill scandals
and, according to almost daily reports,
has three other bombs that he is about
to oxplode. Governor Stuart of Penn
sylvania has been warned that the
Pittsburg graft eases will lead to liar
risburg, but Governor Stuart has trou
bles enou'gh at present with the trials
being carried on against tho graft ex
pose of the Keystone state's $13,000,
000 capitol. Tho pardon of Colonel
Cooper by Governor Patterson of Tennessee-
has led to wild p61itical talk,
and bodily threats have been made
agaiust him, which his friends say will
settlo down to the hottest political con
test of recent years. There aie other
states having their tioubles, but enough
is a plenty today.
San Francisco Boat Will Be
Complete Loss
SAN PRANCISCO, Cal., April 21.
The Merchants' Kxchango has received
a message from Altata, Mexico, stating
that tho sehooncr Eva, which sailed
fiom San Francisco on April 2, carry
ng a general cargo, was ashoio on Al
tata bar.
It is reported that the vessel and
cargo will be a lotal loss. The crew
was saved.
Tho Kva was owned by the Charles
Nelson company "of San Prancisco, in
command of Captain Gulliksen. She
was built in Seabock, Wash., in 13S0,
and of 2G3 tons burden.
Foul Play Suspected in Colo
rado Mining Camp
CENTRAL CITY, Colo., April 21.
Tho body of William Chittenden of
Denver, president and general manager
of a mining company, was lound burn
cd to a crisp today in tho ruins of a
frame cabin in missel much, halt a
mile from tho Hampton mine. 'Wheth
er Chittenden was the victim of foul
play canont be told, as the body was
consumed. Chittenden was to have tes
tified today in tho trial of a miner
charged with stealing a drill
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LOS ANGELES, April 21.
v George Zappa, a meat dresser at
tho packing house, was almost
sliced in two by a power-driven
cleaver while butchering a steer
today, lie died in a few minutes.
Zappa slipped on the blood covered
floor and fell agaiiibt the huge
Fay and Harris Admit Guilt
in Robbery of Postof-
fice at Richmond
RICHMOND, Vn., April 21. "Guil
tv," announced Fred Cunningham, alias
''Eddie- Fay," and Frank Chester, alias
"Little Dick" Harris, charged with
complicity in the robbery of tho Rich
mond postoffico of $8o,U00 in stamps,
whon they appeared today for trial in &
the federal cou'rt. Each man was at,.
n,. M.ntPneo.1 to ten vears in the fed -
oral prison at Atlanta and fined $(i,000.
A third man was with them at the
time, but tho robber escaped and was
not captured.
Calif ornians File Protest
Against Killings
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 21.
Representatives of tho wine interests
of California, which are protesting vig
orously against the pure food rulings re
lating to wine labels, were given a hear
ing before the house committee today.
The rulings to which objection is mado
require that tho words "port" and
"sherry" shall not be used by Califor
nia wine makers without qualifying
phrases, on the ground that they aro
place names and belong to the Portu
gese and Spanish originals. Tho Cali
fornians protest that as the wines are
well known under the old names they
could not make the required changes
witli incurring a great loss of business.
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One Is Captured and Blood
hounds Placed on Track
of Two Others
MITCHELL, S. D., April 21. About
2 o'clock this morning ait unsuccessful
attempt was made to rob the state bank
at Kaylor, a small town between Scot
land and Tripp, by a trio of yeggtneu.
They were fired on uy Cashier George
Cartwright. His aim was good, as was
shown by blood stains on the outside
of the building. The men stole a team
and started for Scotland. At the same
time a sheriff's posse started for Scot
land. The posse came upon the men
and immci-atcly opened fire. The fire
was returned and the robbers started
to run. One fell. He proved to be the
. whnm tho cashier had hit.
escaped and bloodhounds have
1 &een put on ino iraii,
WACO, Texas, April 21. R. V. Dav
idson of Galveston, former attorney
general, formally opened his campaign
for the democratic nomination for gov
ernor of Texas at a well attended rally
hero today. Mr. Davidson is ono of
five entries that promises to be onc
of the most oxciting gubernatorial races
in the history of tho Lone Star state.
Ho is known as an anti-Bailey man and
an opponent of statewide prohibition.
PITTSBURu, Pa., April 21. After
deliberating in the caso of Councilman
A. V. Simon for twenty-four hours, tho
jury had failed to reach a verdict whon
court adjourned for the day and was
locked up for tho night.
Simon is tho second of tho indicted
councilmcn on trial for bribery.
IlA'de Prosecution Believes
They Vere Not Lost
Defense Attorneys Fail in
Attempt to Secure Cor
respondence KANSAS CITY, April 21. A ligor
ous investigation of the disappearance
of tho state's documentary evidence in
tho Hyde murder ease, which fell into
tlio hands of the defense's counsel, was
ordered by Prosecutor Virgil Conkling,
Of the new developments in tho case,
the mostr important was the statement
of Rubin 15. Garrett, tho man who lost
tho papers, that he did not drop them
at the point where they wero said to
have been found. This moved tho
nrosecutor to renewed action.
"I am far from satisfied that these
papers weio lost," said Colliding to
night. Miss Peail Keller, the nurse, was the
only witness in the trial today. She
completed her direct testimony iii the
morning session. Attorney Walsh, for
Dr. Hyde, cross examined her this af
ternoon, but was unable to shake her
testimony except in minor details. Miss
Keller was alloweu to tell of the ty
phoid epidemic in the Swopo residence.
The court premised to order this
stricken out if later it proves ir
relevant. Tho most important feature of her
testimony was that -Miss Margaret
Swope's symptoms on the morning Dr.
Hyde is said to have poisoned her wero
similar to those of Colonel Swope just
before he died.
On cross examination, Walsh pioved
that shortly before the typhoid epidem
ic in the Swope residence tho plumbing
had been torn out because it did not
Dr. Hyde 's attorneys made another
unsuccessful attempt to secure the let
ters and documents that passed between
John G. Paxton and tho chemists who
mado the Swope analysis. Walsh said
that these papers would prove his con
tention that no poison was found in the
ejecta ot -Margaret swope, or in me
capsules whic. Dr. Hyde threw away
when he left the Swope residence on
December 31.
Forty-two Others Still Con
lined in Workings
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 21. A
bu'iletin issued at midnight from the
scene of the accident at Mulga places
the known dead at five, with forty-two
still in tho workings, all of whom aic
practically certain to be dead.
Threo of the bodies were negroes
and two whites.
The air current being pumped into
the mine has been reversed and the lire
j jnini) js clearing away. It is expected
. tho bodies will all be recoveied and
brought to the surface before dawn.
OKLAHOMA CITV, Okla, April 21.
The April Fiesta, for which prepar
ations have been making for several
months, is now under way and there
is a large attendance of visitors from
many sections of Oklahoma and adjoin
ing states. Automobile races, an elec
tncal pageant and a grand ball arc the
features of tho opening day and night.
A larger attendance of visitors is ex
pected tomorrow when a great reprodue
tion is to be given of the famous Ok
lahoma "run" of 1S80.
Convicts Brandish Wooden
Revolvers and Make Escape
LEAVENWORTH, Kan., April 21.
Two of the six convicts who escaped
from the federal prison at Fort Leaven
worth today by sicziug a switch engine
nnd threatening tho prison guards with
dummy revolvers made of wood, are be
ing sought tonight by a posse of forty
guards and scores of citizens. Four of
the convicts were recaptured.
French Press Declares His
Tour of Europe Unparal-
elled in History
Finds Time for Private Vis
its Among Public Dem
onstrations PARIS, April 21. No reigning sov
ereign ever received a more enthusias
tic welcome to Paris than did Roose
velt. Ho reached hero at 7:30 this
morning and was greeted by represcnta
thes of the president and cabinet, Am
bassador Macon, M. Jusserand, French
ambassador at Washington, and a great
concourse of people.
After luncheon at the American em
bassy, Roosevelt called upon President
Fnllieres and Foreign Minister Pinchon,
who immediately paid return visits to
tho embassy.
Part of the afternoon was devoted
to private engagements. This evening
lie was given an ovation at the Come
dio Francaise, where ho occupied the
presidential box. The bill was Sopho
cles' Greek tragedy, "Ccdipus Rex."
At the end of each act, when Mounet
Sully, who played the title role, and
other performers responded to applause
they advanced, as is customary when
royalty is present, bowing profoundly
in the direction of tho former presi
dent, beforo turning to the audience.
This seemed an additional pleasure to
the audience, which each time gave a
fresh rou'nd of applause for Roosevelt.
The Temps tonight fairly reflects the
tone of tho entire French press, declar
ing Roosevelt's tour of Europe unparal
leled in history.
Roosevelt slipped away two hours to
night to pay visits to former President
Loubet and a sister of the lato Edward
Simmons, tho American artist.
Saturday will be devoted to a recep
tion by tho French Dnmortales and Un
iversity, Roosevelt delivering his lec
ture at the Sorbonne on the duties of
Tho American ambassador has ar
ranged a reception for Tuesday night,
to which only Frenchmen distinguished
in art and letters have been invited.
NEW YORK, April 21. The trial of
Albert Walter, with its morbid pictures
of the slaying jf littlo Ruth Wheeler
by choking her and burning her stU It
living body in the fireplace of Wol
tcr's room, moved expeditiously today
towards the close.
The prosecutor rested this afternoon,
"Soon after Wolter's companion, Katie
Mueller, a fragile girl, almost sick with
fright, had told of seeing Wolter at
night stealthily at work on tho telltale
Wolter's attorney briefly outlined Ins
defense. Wolter will take tho stand
m his own defense.
Had Been Owned by Captain
Hart for Thirty Years
EL PASO, April 21. Tho El Paso
Morning Times, ono of the oldest and
most influential papers of the south
west, was sold today for $!50,000 to a
stock company headed by Thomas
O'Kceke. Tho Tunes was founded
thirty years ago by Captain Juan .
Hart", who continued his ownership un
til today.
Tho men who got -away, Theodore
Murdock and Frank Gngware, are sup
posed to bo in a wooded section known
as Hunn's Valley, six miles west of tho
fort. Their capture is looked for hour
In solitary confinement tonight are
the four who failed to elude the search
which started when the prison siren
announced the jail delivery.

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