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Territorial Enterprise, April 24, 1868

[written by Enterprise Staff]


This celebrated humorist, after having visited the Holy Land and all the principal cities of the old world, will again once more press his foot upon his native sagebrush this morning. We received the following telegram from him last night dated at Coburn's: "I am doing well, having crossed one divide without getting robbed anyway. Mark Twain."

Owing to the dissatisfaction of many in regard to the smallness of the hall [Athletic Hall], in which it was at first proposed that Mark should lecture, arrangements have been made by which the Opera House is secured for this Monday and Tuesday nights: the Webb sisters having very kindly given their consent to release the house to him for those two nights. This arrangement having been made, he will not lecture on Saturday night as was advertised - he will have enough to do for three or four days to shake hands and swap yarns with his old friends. The box office will open on Monday from 10 o'clock A.M. till 4 o'clock P.M. when seats may be secured for both nights.

[reprinted in Mark Twain in Nevada, Effie Mona Mack, (Charles Scribner's Sons, 1947), pp. 350-51.]

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