From the Vicksburg (Mississippi) Evening Post
22 April 1910

The millions who have laughed over the writings of the gentle-hearted Mark Twain will grieve over his death. His life was used in bringing sunshine and happiness into the lives of others. He was a great and vivid writer and he will be remembered for ages. His tenderness and true manhood was perceptible beneath his humor. It is gratifying that this great writer was appreciated, honored and rewarded, as was his due, by the American people, and that his closing years, aside from his bereavements caused by the ruthless hand of death, have been years of ease and happiness.