James W. Paige, inventor of "one of the most remarkable pieces of mechanism ever put together," is in the poorhouse at Oak Forest. Twenty - five years ago he was owner of the Paige Compositor plant here, for the making of typesetting machines. Upward of $2,000,000 was Invested in the plant. Paige was reputed to be worth $1,500,000 himself. Mark Twain was one of the investors. In the panic of 1893 Paige lost his money. His great invention, although a mechanical marvel, proved impractical, and needed further development, which never came. Mark Twain, who lost a large sum by the smash, went on a lecture tour around the world In order to pay his debts. Mr. Paige "disappeared."
American Valor Rewarded
Petrograd, Feb. 9. via London, 10.45 p.m. - Captain Philiy Lyding, of New York, and William Hamilton were received in audience by the empress today in connection with the work of the American ambulance in Russia. They presented to the empress a gift book containing the names of the American subscribers to the ambulance found.