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Frank P. Webb, Popular Con
ductor, Dies Suddenly in
Body Will Be Brought to
This City Today For
A message received in this city yes
terday afternoon announced the death
of Capt. Frank P. Webb, which oc
curred yesterday morning in his
room at a boarding house in Knox
ville, Tenn., and was the result of an
attack of the heart, from which he
has been a long sufferer.
The announcement of his death
caused expressions of regret from all
sides, so universal was the friendly
feeling existing between he and so
many citizens of this city, where he
was born and raised and where he
has spent the whole of his life.
Capt. Webb passed through Paris
Wednesday night on his run between
Cincinnati and Knoxville and was in
apparently good health, although he
has been a sufferer for a great while
with heart trouble and has been in
the care of a physician for some time.
His wife was with him Wednesday
arid spent the day with him in Cin
cinnati, returning to Paris Wednesday
night, Mr. Webb continuing on his trip
to Knoxville, where he arrived yester
day morning about ten o'clock. His
relative -here received only slight de
tails of his death last night.
It is said that Mr. Webb, upon ar
riving at Knoxville went to his room,
previously leaving a call for the
hour he was accustomed to arise, be
fore going out on his run. It is sup
posed that he suffered a heart attack
some time during the morning from
the effects of which he died and his
condition was not discovered until
yesterday afternoon at about two
o'clock. His relatives here were im
mediately notified.
Mr. Webb was one of the best
'known and most popular conductors
on the Kentucky Central Division of
the Louisville & Nashville railroad.
Not only was he popular with the
officials of the company and other em
ployes, but was highly regarded by
the traveling public. He was held in
the highest esteem and regarded, as
one of the most valued employes on
the road.
Mrj Webb, who was about fifty-two
years of age, was a son of the late
William Webb and Mary C. Webb.
He was born and raised in Paris,
where he has always made his home.
For a number of years he was the
local agent of the Adams Express
Company, and later took a position
with "the railroad company. His
promotions came rapidly and when
the through runs on this division of
the road were established he was
promoted to the position he held at
the time of his death.
About five years ago he was mar
ed to Miss Cora Burns, of Nepton,
Ky., who with one brother, Mr. Wm.
H. Webb, survives.
The remains will be brought -to
Paris this morning on the early Lou
isville & Nashville train. The funeral
arrangements will not be completed
until the body arrives, but it is prob
able the services will be held Wed
nesday afternoon.
Mr. Webb was a member of ttfe
Cynthiana Commandery, Knights
Templar, being a .Past Commander
and was also a member of Fans
Judge Stout Charges Grand
Jury to Investigate Viola
tions of Law
Record for Crime in Bourbon
Established in Three
With Judge Robert L. Stout pre
siding, the March term of the Bour
bon Circuit Court convened yesterday
morning. Indications are that the
term will be a very busy one, owing
to the number of cases on both
the appearance and Commonwealth
Commonwealth's Attorney Victor
Bradley arrived yesterday morning to
represent the Commonwealth. After
hearing motions Judge Stout had
Sheriff W. F. Talbott and his depu
ties, W. G. McClintock and O. L. Mar
shall, sworn, when the grand jun was
impanelled as follows: Will Wilson,
Sims Wilson, Jack Cunningham, W.
S. Isgrigg, John Johnson, David Feld,
Aylette Buckner, Walter Kenney,
foreman, Maurice Willis, C. T. Wil
son, Jeff Kiser, Homer Hutchison.
Judge Stout delivered a lengthy
charge to the grand jury in which he
touched upon all infractions of the
law. He told of thirty felony cases,
the record of the examining trials be
ing turned over to the court officials,
saying that this number of crimes
had been committed in this commu
nity in the past two and one-half
months and which was an unusually
large number for this county. He
said that the crimes were of almost
every conceivable nature and that
they were due in most instances to
the practice of carrying concealed
weapons. This he said was responsi
ble for most of the crimes that had
been committed in this community
since the last term of court.
He urged the grand jury to investi
gate all cases of carrying concealed
weapons that were brought to their
notice, expressing the opinion that
should this element of lawbreakers
be punished for such- infractions
there would be less crime.
He called attention to the liquor
laws and the practice of gaming, and
urged the jury to investigate any
alleged infractions that might be
brought to their notice. The grand
jury entered upon its deliberations,
after being instructed by the court to
take up the felony cases when the
defendants were confined in the
county jail.
Shortly before court was adjourned
yesterday afternoon the news of the
sudden death of Mr. Frank P. Webb,
a brother of Circuit Clerk W. H.
Webb, which occurred at Knoxville,
was received, and this will necessi
tate his absence and former Clerk C.
E. Butler will fill his position on the
opening of court this morning.
Ures Plan In Senate to Fnr- M
nish Protection to For
eigners in Mexico
Reported Invasion By Ran
gers Is Denied By Gov.
WASHINGTON, March 9. Urging
the use of the army and navy of the
United States for the protection of
zAmericans and othed foreigners in
Mexico, which he said would prevent
war, Senator Fall, Republican, of New
Mexico, addressed the Senate to-day
and gave a list of sixty-three outrages
upon Americans, including murder
and rape, concerning which, the Sen
ator said he had personal knowledge.
"With the solemn declaration that
we do not want war upon the Mexican
people nor the" Mexican nation," said
Senator Fall, "thajis not our purpose
to acquire territory, upset their laws,
nor overturn their constitution, and
an invitation to the masses of the
Mexican people to co-operate with us, j
we should immediately direct the use
of the land and naval forces of this
Government for the protection of our
citizens and other foreigners in Mex
ico and lend their assistance to the
restoration of order and maintenance
of peace in that unhappy land.
"I might sight authority after au
thority as justification under interna
tional law for such action, but I will
only read from the mesage of the
martyred McKinley, with only the
suggestion that we insert the name
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leges Are to Be Merged
This Fall
"Every One Is In Slumberland" is a
song that will be sung by Miss Eliza
beth Hinton during the action of the
play "Slumberland," a big musical
extravaganza that will be presented
at the Paris Grand this week, Thurs
day and Friday night, March 12 and
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Chapter No. 15. The serveces will be been attempted in Paris. The
in charge of the Cynthiana and Pans! hag alread ceeaed
"Upon a bench warrant issued from
the Bourbon Cirduit Court, Robert
Morris, an insurance agent formerly
in the employ of the Metropolitan
Life Insurance Co., in this city was
arrested and is being held in Terre
Haute, Ind., pending extradition. He
is under indictment for embezzlement.
The warrant was executed by Mr.
James Gibson, of Paris, who was ap
pointed a special officer to secure
requisition papers and return Morris
to this city. The necessary papers
were procured by Gibson Friday from
Governor McCreary Friday and he
left immediately for Terre Haute.
The prisoner is being held in that
city pending a full identification and it
is probable he will be returned here
Morris was indicted at the last
term of 'the? Bourbon Circuit Court on
a charge of embezzlement, it being al
leged that he appropriated to his own
use the funds of the Metropolitan Life
Insurance Co., and is said to have
been about one hundred dollars short
in his account.
He moved with Jiis family from this
city to Terre Haute" about six months
anything so far this season, and the
nrospects are that the house will be
crowded for both performances.
All over the city billboards and
show windows are displaying the com
ing of "Slumberland," a big banner is
stretched across Main street with let
ters a yard in height proclaiming
"Slumberland," and frames of photo
graphs of the principal groups and
principals of the play are being dis
played on the principal streets, giving
one an idea of the immensity of this
wonderful extravaganza.
It is understood that the same pro
duction that has been playing in the
largest cities, where as high as $2.50
has been charged for the best seats
will be given in its entirety here for
the 'price of ?1.00 for the highest
priced seats. Everyone should take
advantage of this opportunity of wit
nessing a real big city extravaganza
and in so doing assist a worthy cause,
as the opera is given for the benefit
of the public school funds.
The curtain for the Slumberland at
traction will ascend promptly at eight
o'clock, and all are requested to be in
their seats by that time. As he play
will run three hours it is desired to
begin as early as possible. Those
who exchanged their patrons' tickets
are requested to send the money for
same to Prof. Hendricks at the school
building without delay.
The consolidation of the Bourbon
Female College, of this city, and the
Hamilton College of Lexington, was
announced Saturday by President R.
H. Crossfield, acting for the executive
sity. The consolidation will become
effective September 1, 1914, when
Mrs. M. G. Thompson, precident of
Bourbon College, will become the lady
principal of Hamilton College, and
Miss Alice T. Katt, head of the De
partment of Mathematics in the Pre
paratory Department of Hamilton
College, will take a position as in
structor in Mathematics, succeeding
Miss Caroline Berry, a sister of Mrs.
F. P. Lowry, of this city, who has re
signed from the position of lady prin
cipal and instructor in mathematics.
The announcement of the consoli
dation of the two colleges was receiv
ed with much surprise here, and the
fact that Mrs. Thmpson will leave the
city has been the source of deep re
gret since it became known that the
two schools would combine at the
coming of the session this fall,
Mrs. M. G. Thompson was reared in
Mercer county, and graduated from
Daughters College in 1882, when that
institution was in the prime of its use
fulness. President John Augustus
Williams commenede her as the best
student in English he had ever sent
out from that institution. Later she
received he degree of Bachelor of Lit
erature from Bourbon College. Mrs.
Thompson taught for six years in the
Christian College, HustonvHIp, Ky.,
and four years in the North Middle
town College, occupying the position
of instructor in English and history
and lady principal in both institut
ions. For the past fourteen years she
has been the lady principal and presi
dent of Bourbon College, in this city.
Since the deaht if her husband, Prof.
M. G. Thompson, in July, 1913, she
has had entire charge of Bourbon Col
lege. Under her management the in
stitution has grown to be one of
grea influence, and is widely know as
I one of the foremost colleges for wom
en in the State. The people of Pans
and vicinity will with reluctance yeld
to the merging of that institution with
Hamilton College.
The local insitution will close with
the end of the session this year, when
.Mrs. Thompson will go to Lexington
to assume the duties o'f her new po
sition next fall. A large number of
the students now enrolled in the Bour
bon College will enter Hamilton Col-
' leg next fall.
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