Death closes sunny life story of Mark Twain; whole world mourns
4-22-10

End Came Quietly After Condition Gave Reason for Hope--Hastened by Grief for Favorite Daughter--Tributes Pour in From Every Quarter of Globe--To Be Buried at Elmira, N.Y. Tomorrow.



(By Associated Press.)
New York, N.Y., April 22.--Simple funeral services over the body of Samuel L. Clemens will be held in this city tomorrow afternoon. The body will then be taken to Elmira, N.Y., and buried beside the wife and children. It is the wish of the family that the services be as brief as possible. Dr. Henry VanDyke of Princeton, will preach the funeral service tomorrow at the Brick Presbyterian church. The funeral is to be semi-public in nature and attended only by the relatives and close friends of the dead author. There will be no pallbearers. The body is to be brought here on a special car, and after the services will be taken to Elmira, where another simple service will be held.


BURIAL TO BE AT ELMIRA, N.Y.

(By Associated Press.)
Elmira, N.Y., April 22.--The body of Mark Twain will find a last resting place in the family lot here where have already been buried his wife, two daughters, Susan and Jean and an infant son. His father and mother and two brothers, Orion and Henry, are buried at Hannibal, Mo., but it is understood he expressed a desire to be buried here.


GREAT MEMORIAL SERVICE

PLANNED IN NEW YORK

(By Associated Press.)
New York, April 22.--Friends of Mark Twain announced today that arrangements were being made for a great public memorial service here. Tributes will be paid by men prominent in public life and the world of letters.



MANY TRIBUTES

ATTEST HIGH ESTEEM

(By Associated Press.)
Chicago, Ill., April 22.--Several pastors have announced that a part of their Sunday services would be devoted to a eulogy of the dead humorist. Expressions of regret from men of letters, statements of lawyers, clergymen, scholars and business men from the Atlantic to the Pacific, were published here today. The tributes were more humerous and varied than have been offered upon the death of any other public man of prominence in years.



EARLY DAYS RECALLED

ON THE COAST

(By Associated Press)
San Francisco, Cal., April 22.--Oldtimes are today conjuring up reminiscences galore of days fifty years ago when Twain was plain Sam Clemens and the "Mark Twain" had little significance to anybody except steamboat men on the Mississippi.



ROOSEVELT PAYS

NOTABLE TRIBUTE

(By Associated Press.)
Paris, France, April 22.--Theodore Rossevelt was greatly pained to hear of the death of Mark Twain.

"His position was unique in the literature of the world," said he, "and his writings form one of the assets of the American contributions to the world's achievements, of which we have the right as a nation to be genuinely proud."

Roosevelt carried through Africa copies of "Huckleberry Finn" and "Tom Sawyer," and read both several times.



GERMANY GRIEVES.

(By Associated Press.)
Berlin, Germany, April 22.--Extended appreciation of Twain appears in all of today's journals. The Anzieger says: "Not only the English speaking people, but the whole world of culture grieves that he is gone."



COMPARABLE TO CHAUCER,

SAYS LONDON

(By Associated Press.)
London, England, April 22--"The American Chaucer" is the Evening Standard's estimate of Twain's position in the literary world.



SORROW AMONG ITALIANS.

(By Associated Press.)
Rome, Italy, April 22--The whole press of Rome gives much space today to the death of Twain.


Reddig, Conn., April 22.--Samuel L. Clemens (Mark Twain) died at his home near Redding at 6:30 o'clock last night of angina pectoris. He became unconscious at about 3 o'clock and sank gradually until his death. He did not again recover consciousness.

All hope of a recovery was abandoned last night, when it was evident to the physicians that the patient was gradually losing ground. He had been conscious through practically all of his illness and had considerable knowledge of his condition and of the fight that was in progress.

His spirits kept up to the last and until last night he tried to joke a little with those about him. The physicians scarcely expected that he would live through the night, but early in the morning he dropped off to sleep. The early morning hours gave him the best sleep he had in some days, and he woke much refreshed.

Because of the benefit he had derived from the few hours' rest, hope had revived that, after all, he might rally sufficiently to prolong his life by a few days at any rate, even though ultimate recovery seemed impossible. His condition remained improved until early in the afternoon. Throughout the afternoon he was partly conscious, now and then realising his surroundings and occasionally speaking a few words to express some wish, or to ask a question as to his own condition, or matters about the place. He recognized those at his bedside during these periods. Then he again would lapse into unconsciousness.

Early in the afternoon it was plain that he again was sinking. The final unconsciousness came gradually, and those about him thought it might be merely one of the periods which he had experienced before in this illness. He did not rally, however. At no time during his last hours, did he appear to be in great pain and the end came easily.








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