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VOLXLIII I THE TOWN THAT NESTLES HOSE TO THE FIELDS. f Some writer who has evidently lived both city and country life jives voice to the following. > “Burlesqued, belittled, snubbed as it may be, there is a charm, a ’ fascination about a small commu nity which only those who have lived there cau appreciate, Theie is that atmosphere about the town which nestles dost' to the fielda which city people will never un derstand —a wholesome, family spirit which * ill always cling about the soul born fortunately in such an environment. True it is that the small town develops, characters not greatly overdrawn on the stage—the un scrupulous banker who lives in the big house, the old maid gossip; the half-wit with an egotism over his menial task; the flowery and pompos politician, and a long ga mut. We see these types repro duced, and we recognize them. True it is that the small circum spect has emphasized individual traits, but we who have known them— how we laugh and wipe the corners of our eyes as they are brought back to us. The small town is the salt of the earth. Life is real here. The tones of existence are each given their proper shading. A wedding is a wedding; a birth, a birth; a death, a death. These who live in the small town laugh an weep with each other. The social in the church may be ouer-empbasized; the barn-storm ing troupe may be paid more hom age than it is due, and the leaders in the place may be hero worship ped beyond what they deserve, but the edge has not been taken off of things in the small town. Hearts are able to appreciate the little things. The weather is worthy of extensive comment, and being God made, why-should this not be so? There are those who seek the big city, where “no one will know their business.” Hardly a motive to boast of. If one’s business is wbat it should be, the world’s knowledge of it should not hurt, And, too, in the places where one’s business is not known, neither is there anyone to care when sorrow comes into the household, If one is freed from prying friends, so also is one robbed of friends who sooth and comfort and lend those things which make life worth the living. O, the little town! It has its faults, but.we love it—those of us who have known it well. And the big, heartless city will never take its place in our affections.” HON. C. H. ALEXANDER. / We see it announced in the pa pers that Hon. C H. Alexander, of Jackson, is a candidate for the United States Senate to suc ceed Hon. A. J. McLaurin, de ceased. Mr Alexander is a man In the prime of life, is a Mis sissippian by birth, a graduate of the University of Mississippi, a lawyer of distinction and abil ity, an a man whose character is above reproach in every respect, and we would be delighted to see him elected to this high position in the United States Senate where we need such men of Mr. Alexander s type. COL. JAMES CORDON APPOINTED. Goy. Noel has appointed Col. James Gordon, of Okolona, U, S. Senator to AH the vacancy until the legislature makes choice of a mantoflUlthe nnexpired term of Senator McLaurin. Col. Gordon a Confederate soldier pf note. STARKVILLE, MISSISSIPPI, DEC. 31,1909 % ANNOUNCEMENT & ¥>9f\E have added new material to the already well equip ped job depratment of the East Hississippi Times, besides hav ing put in an up-to-date line of stationary, etc., and by January ist eqio, we expect to be in shape to turn out work second to none done in the State. 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She must find a good man for the succession, and find him at once. The Legislature meets in January. The state has sent some notable men to the Senate. Foote and Davis were conspicuous there in the ante-bellum period, but not more so than Lamar and George and Walthall were later. Mr. La mar. iiidced, was a most influen tial national figure at a time when the south needed men of his stamp to speak tor her. He had much learning, high character, and great courage, and what ho believed in he voted for. His refusal to sup the rag money Jdoctrine when it was sweeping over the country and finding large support in flic south attracted wide attention and brought him distinguished praise. Mr. George and Gen. Walthall did not reach his stature, hut were able men, and reflected good credit on their constituents. Mr. George, who had served on the bench at home, ranked with the foremost lawyers in the Senate, while lien. Walthall, because of a charm of manner which his associates on both r sules of the chamber recog nized, exerted an influence none the less valuable because quiet and unadvertised. Mr. Money, by his own choice, is retiring from public life. His term expires in March IDll, H u will be succeeded by John Sharp Williuins, who won his spurs in the House and should have a colleague of his own quality In the Senate. Two such men there would restore the state to her former prestige. Should former Gov. Vardanian be chosen this would not be ac complished. It is predicted that he will offer for the place and bo formidable in the race. He run Mr. Williams almost a dead heat for the Money seat two yours ago, and accepted his defeat with good grace, was understood then that he would try again at (he first opportunity, and here it is. In his contest with Mr, Williams Gov. Vardanian declared for the repeal of the fourteenth and fif teenth amendments to the Consti tution, and announced that if elect ed he would bring the question up and keep if before the Senate until he secured a vole at all costs. Jf that is still his platform, Mississip pi could be much better served in the Senate by another man. Those amendments are not at the mercy of agitators of the Vardanian type, and discussion of them in the Sen ate after the manner proposed by him would result only in bad feel ing. While practically nullified, thej represent u sentiment which a movement for their formal repeal would fan into a llame easily spread to other things, The President would throw the weight of his of fice against it, and while defeat for the proposition would bo sure, the unnecessary turmoil would have generally, a very bad Washington Star.