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THE TENSAS GAZETTE
ST. JOSEPH, LA.
FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 30, 1921
DEATH OF MR. WARREN G.
The Gazette regrets very much to
chronicle the death of Mr. Warren
G. Mobley, which occurred at his
home at Alexandria, La., on Friday
last, September 23rd, aged about 79
While Mr. Mobley had lived very
little of his life in Tensas parish he
was known to many of our people and
had in its earlier history been identi
fied with much that made for its
welfare. A charter member of the
Tensas Cavalry, which was organized
at St. Joseph in 1861, to answer the
call of the Confederacy, and with
which command he remained until
the end of the war, he ever felt an
interest in Tensas parish and much
pride in her people, especially in
those (lays that were days following
the civil war, those days that tried
mens' souls, unhappily so little ap
preciated by the present generation.
Some two years ago the Gazette
published a most interesting series
of articles from the pen of Mr.
Mobley, a veteran newspaper man and
able, graceful and fearless writer, en
titled "Reminiscenses of the Tenses
Cavalry," in which he told of the
work that command had done in the
cause which they believed to be
right. Even later it was our pleasure
to give to our readers a story from
his pen that told to the young and
revived in the minds of the old a
casus belli existing between two
prominent and aristocratic families
in Catahoula parish, which resulted
in the almost total annihilation of
Deceased was first cousin to Mr.
Geo. N. Clarke, Sr., of St. Joseph,
and had other relatives in Concordia
parish and Adams county, Miss.
A good Christian soldier, a devoted
husband and father, a stalwart and
life-long Democrat has gone to his
reward. May his soul have that peace
which passeth understanding, for he
died as he had ever lived-without
fear and without reproach.
The Alexandria Town Talk naid
the following tribute to deceased:
MOBLEY-At the family residence,
corner Sixteenth and Elliott streets,
Alexandria, La., on Friday, September
23, 1921, at 2:12 p. m., Warren
Guice Mobley, aged 78 years, 11
months and 2 days.
The funeral took place this morn
ing at 10 o'clock, the service being
esaducted at the family residence by
the Rev. Dr. B. L. Price, minister
of the First Presbyterian Church, as
sisted by Rev. Ralph S. Prosser of
the Episcopal Church, who is State
Chaplain of the United Confederate
Veterans. Interment was made in
Rapides cemetery, Pineville, by the
Hixson Undertaking Company. In
terment was made by the side of his
wife, who preceded him on February
Mr. Mobley leaves two children,
seven grandchildren and two great
grand-children. His son and daughter
are Mr. Hoover H. Mobley and Mrs.
A. M. Ringgold. The grand children
are W. M. Ringgold, Miss Mary Ring.
gold, Mrs. E. A. Tomb, Elwyn, Clif.
ton, Leslie and Catherine Alice
Mobley; and the great-grandchildren
are Doris Lane and Warren Mobley
Ringgold. His wife was Mary Hoover,
of Catahoula parish, to whom he was
married on November 16, 1865.
Mr. Mobley also leaves a half-broth
er and sister, Mr. Geo. W. Blockson,
of Clayton, La., and Mrs. Anna Guice,
of Natchez, Miss.
Mr. Mobley was born on Fairvie
plantation, Concordia parish, October
21, 1842, but moved when quite
young to Wateree plantation in Cat
aboula parish. His early education
was secured at Cornish's school in
Natchez, Miss. From there he went
to Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio,
where he studied for three years,
This was just before the outbreak
of the war, and as war talk was so
strong at that'time he concluded to
leave Kenyon and came South again
and attended the Louisiana State
Seminary near this city, and from
this school he joined the Tensas Cav.
airy, composed of men from Tensas
and Catahoula parishes, which organ
isation was attached to the First
Mississippi Regiment, commanded by
Colonel Wirt Adams. His organiza.
tion engaged in all Tennessee, Mis.
sissippi and Kentucky campaigns.
He was taken prisoner at the Battle
of Shiloh, when his horse was shot
from under him, and was held by
the Federals in Camp Douglas, near
Chicago for six months, finally being
exchanged, when he rejoined his com.
mand and remained throughout the
balance of the Civil War period.
After the war Mr. Mobley took an
active part in the reconstruction era
was active in politics, always being a
staunch Democrat. He organized the
Alexandria City Municipal Demo
cratic Party twenty years ago, and
was honored with being chosen the
chairman of the City Democratic
Executive Committee at that time and
held the position until his death. He
was sheriff of Cataboula parish for
many years, was deputy clerk of
court and president of the poltce
jury and the school board of the
Deceased was commander of Jefi
Davis Camp, No. 8, U. C. V., and
sarved on the staf of sveral major
•*nwals, and was premt Jd*~la .
sMM with the u g d mAutrst
V) TiE UNIVERSAL CAR
(F. O. B. DETROIT)
Chassis - - - - $295
Runabout - - - 325
Touring Car - - 355
Truck Chassis - - 445
Coupe - - - 595
Sedan - - - 660
Tractor - - - 625
These are the lowest prices of Ford cars and Trac
tors in the history of the Ford Motor Company.
Orders are coming in fast, so place yours promptly
to insure early delivery.
CONNER MOTOR C00., IN.
ST. JOSEPH, LOUISIANA
Delivered Price-St. Joseph
Touring Car (without starter) ...$436.00 WITI STAITER AUN IEMIINTAILE IIMS.
Touring Car (with starter)............ 510.00 Touring Car ............................................... $536.00
R unabout ..................................._................... 505.004
Runabout (without starter)........ 406.00 Coupe ........... ............... ................. .. 688'00
Runabout (w ith starter)............. 480.00 Chassis.............................................. 467.00
Chassis (without starter) 368.00 Trucks with demountable rims
(less starter) ..............................- 525.00
Chassis (with starter) 440.00 Tractor .................................... .... 690.00
colonel on the staff of General O. D.
Brooks, commander of the Louisiana
Division of United Confederate Vet
He was engaged in planting in Cat
ahoula parish for many years and
later on established the Catahoula
Times, which he conducted until 1892,
when he came to Alexandria with
his family and bought and conducted
the Lousiana Democrat with the as
sistance of his son, Mr. H. H. Mob
ley. He retired from this work when
his health became impaired.
Mr. Mobley was a member of the
Presbyterian church. He was highly
educated, a good conversationalist,
and possessed the art of making and
retaining his friends. He was a good
man and lived an exemplary Christ
ian life. His bereaved children and
other relatives have the sympathy
of their large circle of friends.
The active pallbearers at the fu
neral were M. F. Holloman, Sr., G.
W. Pearce, W. M. Ringgold, Dr. L. W.,
Peart, Elwyn Mobley and Clifton
The honorary pallbearers were C.
E. Roberts, Jonas Rosenthal, Judge
James Andrews, Ben T. Lewis, J. A.
Whiteley, Gen. D. T. Stafford, Judge
L. L. Hooe, A. W. McMichael, J. E.
McAdams, J. D. Weast, J. H. Smith,
L. M. Firnberg, R. S. Thornton,
Major E. J. Barrett H. M. Huie, R.
C. Jarreau, L. J. Hakenyos, J. W.
Beasley, Guy M. Toomb, Rev. R. H.
EASTERN STAR NOTICE.
To All Members Eastern Star Chap
At the next reglaur meeting of the
Eastern Star Chapter, on Thursday
night, October 6th, there will be
initiation. The Newellton Chaptet
will visit this Chapter that night. All
members are requested to be present,
First class man to sell life and
accident insurance on commission
basis. This should net a live wire a
very attractive income. Write.
L. E. rILLER,
826 Union St., New Orleans.
Do lweO Chibtams kah II a .
Five Cent Supper!
Given by the Members of the Wo
men's Bible Class of the Water
proof Sunday School for benefit of
The Louisiana Orphanage
TIME--6s30 p. m. Tuesday, October 4th
PLACE--Pythian Hall, Waterproof
PRICE-.Five cents for every portiotn served
Come one! Come all!
With a pocket of coin and an appetite tall.
Help us this offering to swell
8o the orphans in plenty may dwell.
We promise lots of good things to eat,
The like of which 'twill be hard to beat.
PROCEEDINGS BOARD OF COM
MISSIONERS LAKE ST. PETER
September 30th, 1921.
A meeting of the Board of Com
missioners of the Lake St. Peter
Drainage District held this day with
the following members present:
Mr. F. H. Curry, President. Messrs.
A. J. Gibson and W. M. Davidson.
J. C. Macpherson, Sec.-Treas.
Absent: Mr. Freemont Goodwine
and Mr. H. T. Goldman.
On motion of Mr. A. J. Gibson
seconded by Mr. W. M. Davidson,
the President of this Board was au
thorized to insert an advertisement
in the "TENSAS GAZETTE" for
bids on latteral ditch at Lower Kemp.
Said advertisement to run two issues,
and setting date that Board of Com
missioners would receive bids at 9
A. M. Tuesday, October 11th, 1921.
There being no further business
the meeting adjourned on motion of
Mr. Davidson seconded by Mr. Gib
F. H. CURRY, President,.
J. C. MACPHERSON, Sec.-Treas.
See "Lost, Strayed or Stolen"
A ddighm p0l spel followed the
LOST, STRAYED OR STOLEN.
Three head of horses, disappeared
from Chetwynde plantation, above
St. Joseph, on or obout Friday, Sep
tember 23rd. Said horses are de
scribed as follows:
One dark bay mare, small blaze i~
forehead, foretop cut out last spring
collar mark on shoulder with gray
hair, about 16 hands high, very smal
tit hanging to side of jaw.
One sorrell mare, young and un
broken, but gentle, heavy set, wet
built, coming 3 years old; very smail
white spot in forehead, about 14
hands, mane roached last spring, long
One hose colt, altered last spring,
unbroken, dark bay, long bushy tail
with smooth crop, fore-top cut out
white spot in face and on one front
feet about 14% hands, coming 3
A reward will be paid for return
of these animals or for information
that will lead to their recovery.
WANTED TO RENT-A PIANO
Any one having a piano to rent,
to good musician, where it will be
well eared for, addre. aestte ef
BOARD OF ALDERMEN.
At a called meeting of the Board of
ldermen ofthe town of St. Joseph,
feld on Monday, the following ordi
iances were adopted:
Be It Resolved, that the mayor be
fnd he is hereby authorized and di
-ected to employ a competent person
o kill within forty-eight hours all'
;he animals bitten by the mad dog
which ran at large in the town of St.
loseph on Sunday morning the 25th
lay of September, 1921. Provided,
however, if the owners of said ani
mals take such steps for the treat
ment of the same in order to prevent
the development of rabies as may be
satisfactory to the Health officers
of this town, such animals so treated
need not be destroyed, but super
vision of the same as may be satis
factory to the said health officer
must be had.
W. M. DAVIDSON, Mayor.
Josiah P. Scott, Clerk.
Be It Resolved by the town Coun
cil of the town of St. Joseph, that,
from and after Monday, the 3rd day1
of October, 1921, no dog shall be
bermitted to run at large on the
streets of the town of St. Joseph un
less the said dog is muzzled in such
a way and with such appliance as
will make it impossible for the said)
dog to bite.
And it is further resolved that the
mayor be directed and authorized to
cause to be circulated dodgers giving
notice of this ordnance in addition
to the ordinary promulgation of the
W. M. DAVIDSON, Mayor.
Josiah P. Scott, Clerk.
Mr. H. C. Elder, the well-known
Life Insurance agent, was a visitor
to St. Joseph on Friday. Mr. Elder
has been writing insurance in Tensas
parish, for the Equitable Life As
surance Society of New York, since
1900--21 years, and has thereby
proven incalculable benefit and
blessing to many families, who have
been bereft of their bred-winner.
The Gazette holds no brief for
any life insurance company, nor is
this a paid advertisement for Mr.
Elder, or any one else, but we do
advise all young men, with or without
responsibility, to carry life insurance,
and especially do we urge every.man
who has a family to throw over his
loved ones the mantel of protection
that life insurance carries. When
proper effort is made the premiums
can be met - without great incon
venience, and should death happen
the policy will prove the benefit and
wisdom of the investment. But life
nsurance is not valuable and bene
icial only to those made beneficiaries
v death. It is just as valuable to the
ving. We know of no better way
-r a young man to save money than
)y taking a 20-year endowment poli
!y. The thirty or thirty-five dollars
a year it will cost him per thousand,
as stated above, could be paid with
out much effort and inconvenience
if anticipated far enough ahead, and
after it is paid is soon forgotten,
but after twenty of these annual
payments are made, despite the self
denial practiced to attain the de
sired end, the worry and work and
doing without is all forgotten when
a check is received from the company
for every dollar paid in, and a little
ore besides. Thus showing that life
insurance is a good savings hank, and
better than the ordinary savings
bank because the policy holder knows
that he must make his annual de
posit if he would keep the good
work going. And should it so happen
that be is not permitted by his Maker
to live out the 20 year limit speci
fled in his policy, it is the company
that loses the game and pays the
bill, for upon death of the insured,
with premiums paid to date, the
policy, is worth face value, regard
less of how little has been paid, and
the estate or benefactor of the in
sured will, in very few days, after
proof of death has been filed with
the company, receive check in full
sum of policy.
As already said the Gazette is not
advertising any insurance company
or any insurance agent, but with the
welfare of our people at heart, es
pecially the youth of our land, whose
lives are yet before them, we urge
every young man to carry some life
insurance in some good, reputable
As will be seen by totice else
where, the "Paradise" plantation, in
this parish, is posted against hunting
and general trespassing. Messrs.
Stanley Brothers, owners, will prose
Ten quarts makes one gallon, if
Heart Cypress Shingles - $6.50
(F. O.. St. Joseph)
Sap - - - - 4.00
(F.O.B. st. Joseph)
F. A. BLANCHE
St. Joseph. LouisIsas
From 1 Lb. to Car Load
I have perfected most advantageous arrange
ments with one of the largest lpeean dealers in the
United States, enabling me to handle pecans in any
quantities, from the least to the greatest shipments,
at a figure that will allow me to pay the best price,
immediately upon delivery.
Call me for quotations before selling.
Newellton, - - Louisiana
LAttention, Colored Farmersi
We have a number of rich well improved farms, of from
20 to 40 acres, to rent to good colored farmers with own teams
and farm machinery; located on Bruen Iland, Teases pariah.
Will rent for either cash or part crop. Write or see J. P. Allen,
owner, at his office St. Joeeph, La., or Snanyside Plantatie4.'
New Suits for
Fall and Winter
In all the New Weaves and eolors;
and lust the style that you want.
We would suggest an Irish Tweed, some.
thlng. Prices range from $25.00 to $50,00.
In all Shapes
New Stetsons and :',olors
BOY Is here awaiting his selection
In fact everything for the MAN or
Drop as p cerd tMilM ao what yor wast
and It will coae forward by return asall.
B :-Mall Orders Filled Same Day Receivedl
"Good Clothes Since 1878"
M.d...l *t . . Natchez, Miss.
Many new things are being dis
covered about stars, especially movies
Men who make a big noise make
Bids will be received by The Lake
Saint Peter Drainage District, at St.
Joseph, La., up to 9 A. M. Tuesday,
October 11, 1921, for constructing a
lateral canal. Approximate yardage
12,000. Further information in re
gard to plans, proposals, and speci
fications may be secured at office
of Parish Engineer, St. Joseph, La.
A certified check of one hundred
dollars must accompany each bid.
Right is reserved to reject any and all
F. B. CURRY,
President Lake St. Peter Drainage
Our friends and clients are ad
vised that from and after Saturday,
the 10th, we will close our offices at
12 o'clock M., resuming business
again the following Monday at 8
o'clock A. M.
B. F. YOUNG,
THOS. M. WADE, Jr.
St. Joseph, La., September 8, 1921.1
Our school suits are built to do
double duty-to stand up for com*
parlson in style with what other
boys are wearing and to stand
the rough sand tumble after school
s You can judge of the style before
buying and if durability fails we
stand behind the suit to make
For boys from 8 to 16 years, our
special school suits at $25.00 are
a safe buy-four different models,
12 dlfterent patterns.
For boys from 4 to 8 years $15.00
to $25.00 buys s good suit.
Warner & Seales Co.
Off of Montgomery pasture,
iabout middle Augurt, 1921, one
heifer about four years old, branded
"B. W." on right hip, no ear marks;
half Jersey. with dark brown sides,
small white star in forehead, also
has small, almost indistinct "O" on
hip. Reward for return of same to
Montgomery or Watkins Traet, St,
aoee, Leldaam ....