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The New York Times, November 14, 1910


Distinguished Men to Pay Tribute to Him at Carnegie Hall.

Distinguished men will speak at the memorial ceremony in honor of Mark Twain at Carnegie Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 30. The speakers will pay their tributes to him as a real friend of mankind. They will be intimate associates of the late humorist and philosopher. There will be no invocation.

William Dean Howells, who was perhaps Mark Twain's closest friend, will say a few words of introduction and introduce each speaker. Joseph H. Choate will recall experiences he shared with Mark Twain. The Rev. Joseph Hopkins Twichell, long pastor of the church at Hartford, Conn., which the Clemens family attended, will present a side of the humorist not well known to the public.

Champ Clark will speak as a Representative of Missouri, Mark Twain's native State, and as one of his intimate friends. Speaker Cannon, also a close friend of the author for many years, will tell of the things the humorist did and said during their long struggle for an equitable copyright law. Col. Henry Watterson will recount anecdotes illustrating the life and character of the great humorist, and the Rev. Dr. Henry Van Dyke will read a poem in his honor.

The Executive Committee in charge of the arrangements for the ceremony are Mr. Howells, William Milligan Sloane, and Robert Underwood Johnson. The other men who constitute the Mark Twain Memorial Committee are:

Edwin Austin Abbey, Henry Mills Alden, John White Alexander, John Bigelow, Arthur Twining Hadley, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Thomas Hastings, Henry James, Henry Cabot Lodge, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Alfred Thayer Mahan, Brander Matthews, Bliss Perry, James Ford Rhodes, Henry Van Dyke, and Woodrow Wilson.

Applications for seats or boxes should be sent to Robert Underwood Johnson, 33 East Seventeenth Street, Secretary of the Executive Committee.

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