New York, April 22 -- The funeral of Samuel L. Clemens
(Mark Twain), who died at his home outside of Redding,
Conn., last evening, will be held at 3 o'clock tomorrow
afternoon at the Brick Presbyterian Church, at Fifth avenue
and Thirty-seventh street. The Reverend Dr. Henry Van Dyke,
of Princeton, who was a close friend of the humorist for
many years, will conduct a very simple service, after which
the body will be taken to Elmira for interment.
The second service, at the home of Gen. Langdon of Elmira on Sunday afternoon, will be as simple as the first. The Rev. Joseph Twitchell, of Hartford, to whom Mark Twain used to refer as the only pastor he ever had, will conduct the service, at which only Mrs. Ossip Gabrilovitsch, the sole surviving member of Mark Twain's family; her husband, members of the Langdon family, and the closest friends of the dead writer will be present. The interment will be in the Clemens lot, where Mrs. Clemens and the children of Mark Twain are buried.
Beside the simple service at the Brick church, there will be, some time within the next ten days, a memorial service held by the many prominent men in all walks of life who desire to show their respect for the dead writer. Arrangements for this memorial service had not taken form today, but those in charge said that the design was to have the meeting public and in some auditorium that would accommodate the large number of people who would desire to attend. The meeting's program will be one of music and short addresses by admirers of the work of the philospher and humorist.