At Ripe Old Age.
Redding, Conn., April 21 -- Samuel Clemens, known to the
people generally as Mark Twain, died this evening after an
illness of some weeks.
Mark Twain began his literary career on the Enterprise, where he was employed in the early sixties as a reporter and some of the improbable stories he then wrote afterwards made him famous. Before coming to the Comstock he resided for many years at the old mining camp of Aurora. He took first rank as a humorist and there is hardly a person in the civilized world who has not read some of his stories. Twain came to Nevada as private secretary to his brother, who had been appointed Secretary of Nevada Territory, and experienced the ups and downs of the early settlers. His story, "Roughing It," attracted great attention and the sales were great, which put Twain on Easy street and life with him had since been easy.