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The New York Times, November 11, 1908

Author on Witness Stand Identifies Silverware They Stole from Him.

DANBURY, Conn., Nov. 10. - Charles Hoffman and Henry Williams were put on trial h ere to-day on the charge of robbing the home of Samuel L. Clemens (Mark Twain) in Redding several weeks ago. Against Williams, who resisted arrest and shot at the officer attempting to arrest him, the additional charge of assault, with intent to kill, was placed. The prisoners were guarded by three Deputy Sheriffs while they were in t court, as they are believed to be desperate men.

Mr. Clemens came down from his place, Innocents at Home, in an automobile, accompanied by his secretary, Miss Lyon, and several neighbors. He was bundled up in furs, but in a room on the first floor he left his outer garments and appeared in the courtroom attired in a light gray suit.

When called to the witness stand he was addressed as Dr. Clemens by Prosecuting Attorney Stiles Judson throughout his examination. Mr. Clemens identified a large part of the silverware which was recovered at the time the burglars were arrested on a train.

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