February 25, 1903
A press dispatch from Vicksburg, Miss., dated Feb. 21, says: Two members of a party of four have met death from cold in the Tensas river swamps, and it is feared that the remaining members have met a similar fate.
W. H. Noble, a planter of Ouachita Parish, La., accompanied by two negro men and a woman as servants, left Monroe, La., Sunday for a hunting trip in the swamps.
Yesterday a dog belonging to the planter returned home and searching parties were at once dispatched. The frozen bodies of one of the negroes and the woman were found huddled beneath a clump of bushes.
Noble and the second negro man have not been found, although diligent search has been made.
Concerning the above the Monroe News of Monday says: The news has reached this town that the searching party found the lifeless body of Mr. W. S. Noble Saturday evening in a cane brake about one mile from where the bodies of the two negroes were found. No marks of violence were discovered on the body and the general belief is that Nobles and the two negroes were frozen to death.