CANADA SURPRISES MARK TWAIN.
OTTAWA, Ontario, Dec. 16. - The application of Samuel L. Clemens (Mark Twain) for a Canadian copyright of his new book has been refused by the Department of Agriculture and Arts. The claim was based on Clemens's visit and domicile for two weeks in Montreal. The authorities decided that such residence is not a domicile.
HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 16. - In relation to the refusal of the Canadian authorities
to grant "Mark Twain" a copyright on his new book, the author says
his interests are covered by the publication of the book in London a day before
its publication here. The English copyright covers Canada, and he has retained
counsel there to prosecute any attempts at piracy.