MARK TWAIN ILL OF GOUT.
Humorist Now Is Recovering Rapidly at Norfolk, Conn.
Special to The New York Times.
WINSTED, Conn., Aug. 19. - Samuel Clemens, known throughout the world as Mark Twain, humorist and novelist, is recovering from a severe attack of gout at Edgewood, a cottage in Norfolk, rented for the season by Miss Clara Clemens, daughter of Mr. Clemens.
Mr. Clemens was attacked one week ago today. He is still confined to his bed, but his speedy recovery is anticipated. Dr. Ward Quintard of New York, a Summer resident of Norfolk, is attending Mr. Clemens, who hoped to be able to leave Norfolk next week. Mr. Clemens was obliged to send his regrets on Tuesday to Mr. and Mrs. Bridgeman, who had arranged a dinner at their home, Foxhill, in his honor. Mr. Clemens is past seventy years of age.
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