Twain Jokes at Expense of Carnegie Recalled
By The Associated Press.
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 25. - Centennial celebrations of the births of Andrew Carnegie and Mark Twain recalled today that both were warm friends for many years.
From time to time Carnegie sent the humorist gifts of Scotch whisky and once received the following reply:
"I got the whiskey, dear Saint Andrew - and something happened to it. Always does."
Cyril Clemens, cousin of the humorist, also related another Twain-Carnegie anecdote:
"One Mark Twain was talking to a friend who had a hard time making both ends meet. When Carnegie's name came up for discussion, the friend remarked, 'Old Carnegie's money is all tainted!'
" 'Yes, it is,' replied Twain, taking his pipe from his mouth.
" ' 'Taint yours and 'taint mine.' "
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