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Cruikshank - ! FArtEWCLLTO HANNICAL. Tho Noted Humorist...
! FArtEWCLLTO HANNICAL. Tho Noted Humorist Leaves His Old ' Home. .. . HANNIBAL, Mo... June 8. A farewell farewell reception tar Mark Tain, who has been In the city since last Thursday Thursday afternoon, was glvca by the people people of Hannibal tonight at the elegant home of J. J. Cruikshank, which Is located on a picturesque hill on Bird street, overlooking the entire city. This residence, built at a cost of $125, - 000 and furnished for $50,000, Is one of the finest in Missouri., From it a commanding view of Hannibal and the environments for several miles around can be obtained. .The number of guests at the reception' wa limited to 300. The elite society of Haunlbal , was there. Co was the boyhood friends, of the humorlrt. The occasion was one long to be remembered by Mark Twain. After the guetts had gathered the humorist humorist was presented by Colonel John L. Robards. a former schoolmate. Mark Twain needed no introduction. however, for all Hannibal who were not acqutalnted with him previous to his coming now know him. '" A The leave - taking was a most Impressive Impressive one. The humorist, after making a few remarks. In which he spoke of the hospitality shown to 'him while In the city aad thanked them for the part In which they bad lent a hand looking to entertainment, referred to several of the books which have made him famous, mauy of the scenes of several ot them being laid la Hannibal The remalader of the evening be spent In mlngHng among the .guests, talking uvar and tolling .the many experiences it Its Ixiyhead" day's tere and the many changes whlch'the time of forty years bos wrought. He recalled to mind many Instances which the old residents had lung. ago forgotten. In this way he dU played the remarkable memory which be possesses. 1 . - - . This morning Msrk Twain wu out driving with Vlss Kathryn Lakenan. daughter of Mrs. Mary Lakenan. who went to school with him la the old school bouse then loesUd In the woods on the tract which Is now the city park. This afternoon wot the first afternoon - he was not astir since he has been In Hannibal He was In need of rest and sought seclusion In his room at Hotel Wlolsor. ':' 1 A "Mlsourl supper." as It was char acterised, was given for him by Georgt Clayton this evening. The follow lng, several of whom have been life long friends " of '" the humorist, were present: A. R. Levering, J. J. Crnlk - hank. John L Robards, George W. Du - lnnr. L. P. Mungcr, P. D. Fisher, Dr. J. N. Baskett. R. H. BtlllwelL R. L. Hlxson. T. O. Dulsny and John T Holme. This supper aa particularly enjoyed by the humorist. - : Mark Twain will bid Hannibal tart - well and leave at 10:W o'clock tomor row morning for Columbia' to attend the commencement exercise of the State university. He goee there to re? celve the hoaorarjr degree ot LI V., to be conferred on him Wednesday morn Inc. Leaving Columbia either Wednee day night or, Thursday morning, he will go to SL Louis, to spend a few day with an old friend. After a ao - lourn there ho will return to his home In New York. Mark Twain says mat be has not enqyed a trip more than he has hla visit back to Hannibal Even bis Journeys around the world were no more agreeable to him, so he said this afternoon. 1 '.. - .' It Is current report here that Mark Twain Is , obtaining data for other stories In the city which he will write ou his return home. According to tho rumors. 4he trip back here was mad tbe cuggcHtlon of his publishers. While some think that the humrotst will not write another book, that Is for the present at least, but that he will condense his stories In novelette.

Clipped from The Springfield News-Leader04 Jun 1902, WedPage 6

The Springfield News-Leader (Springfield, Missouri)04 Jun 1902, WedPage 6
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