MRS. ASHCROFT NOT SEEN.
Former Secretary, Whom Mark Twain is Suing, Did Not Call on Novelist.
Special to The New York Times.
REDDING, Conn., July 15. - Mrs. Ralph W. Ashcroft, a former secretary of Mark Twain, who is being sued by the author for $4,000, and who has just got back from England, where she was on her honeymoon, did not see Mark Twain today, nor has she yet come back to her home here.
Miss Clemens and Mr. Clemens's secretary saw a TIMES reporter at Stormfield, the novelist's home, and said that Mr. Clemens would have nothing further to say about the matter, which was in the hands of his lawyer.
the full story of the affair, see Karen Lystra's DANGEROUS INTIMACY
(University of California Press, 2004).
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