Vol 3 Section 0547
Along—Adam, He Says, Was
Special to The New York Times
ALBANY, Feb. 27.—With Mark Twain and Will Carleton advertised as “top liners,” the hearing before the Assembly Committee on Public Health today upon the Seymour bill to license osteopaths drew a big audience to the Assembly Chamber. Mr. Carleton did not speak, but Mark Twain did. For nearly an hour he had his hearers laughing. [See the entire long article in Twainquotes.com]
Clara Marshall of N.Y.C. wrote compliments of Twain’s “Sitting in Darkness” article, and had hoped to see him as President in 1905, but was repulsed when she read what he had to say at the Lincoln Birthday Celebration at Carnegie Hall. Marshall had no love for Lincoln [MTP]. Note: Sam wrote on the env. “Didn’t like Abe Lincoln / Use in Corn-Pone”
William Moss of Mandeville, Jamaica wrote compliments of Twain’s “Sitting in Darkness” article [MTP].
Gilbert A. Tracy of Putnam, Conn, wrote compliments of Twain’s “Sitting in Darkness” article, which she saw as ‘the truth”[MTP].
February 28 Thursday – Sam’s notebook: “Players—dinner—Riggs & Hutton. 7.30” [NB 44 TS 6].
Life Feb. 28, 1901 p. 166 ran this political cartoon (insert) titled, “The American Lion of St. Mark’s.”
Miss Gertrude Bloede of Brooklyn wrote compliments of Twain’s “Sitting in Darkness” article [MTP]. Note: Sam wrote on the env. “Add a line thanks for fine poetry”
George P. Davis of Brookline, Mass. wrote against Sam’s article “Sitting in Darkness” and suggesting Sam “contribute to the American Board of Missions, say a thousand dollars or so, to help Dr Ament, and other faithful missionaries in their work, not as any compensation for the wrong you may have done, but as a token of your deep interest in the work” [MTP].
Emma White, Sam’s cousin, wrote from Kansas City, Mo. to Sam, seeking genealogical information; she’d neglected to write down the name Sam had given her to write for the information [MTP]. Note: any prior letter to or from Sam by Emma White is not extant.
March – At 1410 W. 10th in N.Y.C., Sam wrote a list of things for Frank Bliss, about the Uniform Edition, Harper’s and the R.G. Newbegin Co., which handled distribution of the Uniform Edition for the American Publishing Co. Newbegin advertised themselves as “sole agents in the United States for the complete works of Mark Twain.”
10, 000 sets pay you and me $100,000? Divided how? I get $65,000 & you the rest?
What will New [Newbegin] give to be released? We can’t sell his 2500 per year.
He is in such despair at the competition that he wants to reduce from 55 to 3750.
SLC used mourning border for most letters from Susy’s death on, then from Livy’s death on.